Offshore Vessels News - page 185

Hydroid, NOAA sponsor 2014 AUV hydrographic bootcamp

Jul 23, 2014

The AUV Hydrographic Bootcamp will take place 3-8 August 2014 at the University of New Hampshire’s Judd Gregg Marine Science Complex in New Castle, NH. The symposium will focus on developing new methods of AUV operations, data collection…

PLSV Sapura Diamante sea trials

Jul 23, 2014

Watch as pipelay support vessel Sapura Diamante undergoes trials in the North Sea. IHC Merwede's fully-integrated pipelay vessel, a first for the Dutch shipbuilder, was contracted by SapuraKencana and Seadrill Brazilian joint venture…

Odebrecht Oil & Gas names Simoes new CEO

Jul 22, 2014

Brazilian drilling contractor Odebrecht Oil & Gas (OOG) announced that Roberto Simões will take over as the company CEO. Simões has been VP at Odebrecht since 2012, replacing Roberto Ramos. Odebrecht SA incorporated Odebrecht Óleo e Gás in 2006…

Tank support for the LNG revolution

Jul 22, 2014

A modern descendant of the first LNG containment system for ships could become one of the key technologies carrying gas transport and trading into tomorrow. Joe Evangeilsta reviews its evolution.  When the new Panama Canal opens in late 2015…

Floating FLNG facilities: are they 'vessels' for purposes of liability limitations?

Jul 21, 2014

Rendering of Shell's Prelude FLNG. Photo from Shell.  Vinson & Elkins’ David Lang and Paul Greening discuss determining whether and FLNG facility can receive limitations of liability for maritime claims…

POSH partners with Grupo Pegaso in Mexico

Jul 18, 2014

Singapore's PACC Offshore Services Holdings Pte. Ltd. (POSH), Asia’s largest operator of offshore supply vessels, announced yesterday that Mexican conglomerate Grupo Pegaso has signed an agreement for vessels with POSH joint ventures in Mexico…

Kongsberg secures Chinese contracts

Jul 18, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime’s ‘Full Picture’ solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of NOK330 million. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. (DSIC), CIMC Raffles (CIMC)…

Saipem awarded new FPSO contracts

Jul 15, 2014

Saipem has been awarded contracts for the extension of leasing and upgrading works of the Cidade de Vitoria FPSO vessel off Brazil and a lease extension and operation contract for the Gimboa FPSO off Angola. The contracts are worth approximately US$600 million…

Operators screaming for accommodation units

Jul 15, 2014

Growing demand for offshore accomodation vessels in the North Sea is increasing rates and accomodatoin quality as operators seek to improve spanner time, says analysts Douglas Westwood.  The firm says declining North Sea production and…

Ophir and WHL begin Seychelles seismic program

Jul 15, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical AS is using the M/V Polar Duchess to acquire a 1500km seismic survey for Ophir Energy and WHL Energy. The ship left the Seychelles port of Victoria on 5 July. The survey will cover the Junon Block, in the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone…

Heriot-Watt orders ASV C-Enduro

Jul 11, 2014

Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Campus has ordered an ASV C-Enduro. The C-Enduro Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) will be used for research in persistent and long-term autonomy with multiple remote and autonomous marine platforms. The…

Fugro signs 5-yr hydrographic contract

Jul 11, 2014

Fugro is one of eight firms recently awarded a five-year hydrographic survey contract by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Task orders under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract…

Van Oord launches cable-laying vessel

Jul 10, 2014

Van Oord’s new DP2 cable-laying vessel Nexus was successfully launched at Damen Shipyards in Galati, Romania on 30 June 2014. The 123m multipurpose vessel will be deployed installing electrical cables for offshore wind farms. With a beam of almost 28m and a dynamic positioning system…

EOC acquires new vessel

Jul 10, 2014

EOC Ltd. an Asian based provider of offshore oil and gas development and production solutions, today announced that it would be adding a new accommodation and support vessel to its fleet. EOC has entered into a memorandum of agreement to acquire a newbuild accommodation and support vessel…

Kongsberg Maritime to supply simulator

Jul 09, 2014

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) announced it has selected Kongsberg Maritime’s K-Sim Offshore simulation platform to enhance crane operator training and the safe, efficient implementation of heavy lift operations. The contract was signed on 21 May…

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