Offshore Vessels News


SNC Lavalin on Woodside's Scarborough Project

May 09, 2019

Canadian headquartered engineering group SNC-Lavalin has been awarded two sub-contracts to support Woodside's Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia.Under the two contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide front end engineering…

Ørsted Orders CTV Pair in the US

May 09, 2019

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind has entered into an agreement with the offshore wind support services provider WindServe Marine LLC to construct a two purpose-built offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs).The first CTV will be built by US Workboats in Hubert…

Blue Marlin Freed After Pirate Hijacking

May 07, 2019

A Royal Boskalis Westminster heavy transport vessel has been recovered and the crew freed after being hijacked on Sunday about 80 miles offshore Equatorial Guinea.The 225m-long Blue Marlin semisubmersible heavy transport vessel had recently…

Baker Hughes Wins Second Contract on Greater Tortue

May 06, 2019

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a contract to supply turbomachinery equipment for the first phase of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BHGE will provide the…

OGNC Picks Bumi JV for FPSO Contract

May 06, 2019

India's state-owned oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has given a Notification of Award for for the US$2.1 billion charter and operations of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The FPSO is due to be…

Equinor Lines up Sputnik Well in Barents Sea

May 06, 2019

Norwegian exploration firm Equinor has been given the green light to drill the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea. Well 7324/6-1 will be drilled in about 449 meter water depth using Seadrill's West Hercules semisubmersible drilling rig in production licence 855…

Shell Extends Awilco Rig Contract in North Sea

May 06, 2019

Shell UK is to extend its contract for use of Aberdeen-headquartered driller Awilco Drilling's WillPhoenix semisubmersible drilling rig for decommissioning operations in the UK North Sea. Shell UK, which already has the rig on contract, has…

Teledyne RDI Rolls Out New DVL

May 03, 2019

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has launched its next-generation Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), the Tasman DVL.In 1995, Teledyne RDI designed and manufactured the industry’s first DVL, the Workhorse Navigator, aand has since delivered thousands…

Ampelmann Scores Contract from Harvey Gulf

May 03, 2019

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has secured a contract to supply a walk-to-work (W2W) transfer system for US based marine transportation company Harvey Gulf to be used during maintenance work at an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico…

Canyon Charters Otto Candies Vessel

May 02, 2019

Subsea services company Canyon Offshore said it has entered into an agreement with vessel owner Otto Candies for the charter of the Jones Act-compliant inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel Ross Candies.The charter will commence in…

Swire Blue Ocean Strengthens Presence in Taiwan

May 02, 2019

Denmark-based Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has appointed Matt Bowden as the new Area Manager in Taiwan with the aim to strengthen its local business presence.SBO, which designs and develops vessels used for the installation of offshore wind turbines and foundations…

Northern Drilling Orders New Drillship at DSME

May 02, 2019

John Fredriksen's offshore drilling firm Northern Drilling has ordered another newbuild rig having exercised a previously held option for the Cobalt Explorer drillship to be delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) by the first quarter of 2021…

Compliant & Efficient Solutions for Telford Offshore

May 01, 2019

In July 2015, Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) was awarded the contract as a provider of managed services for Telford Offshore (previously Sea Trucks Group). As a rostered managed services provider tasked with providing all contract manpower…

Overcoming Local Crew Challenges

Apr 30, 2019

Dubai headquartered offshore support vessel (OSV) company Topaz Energy & Marine provides marine solutions to the global energy industry with primary focus on the Caspian, Middle East, West Africa and Subsea operations in the North Sea and Gulf of MexicoIn 2017…

Transport & Installation: Fleet Renewal

Apr 29, 2019

It’s been a tough market for heavy lift vessel operators – but that’s not stopping them renewing and reinventing their fleets.The offshore installation market has been tough, especially for those with installation vessels – resource and cash intensive assets…

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