Offshore Vessels News - page 198


Conference delineates steady effort to open the Arctic

Jan 09, 2013

Delegates at the Arctic Technology Conference, held recently in Houston, examined the potential of the region to the oil & gas industry. Victor Schmidt and Nina Rach listened in.Two Russian icebreakers create a wide path for the LNG carrier…

Kulluk towed to safety

Jan 08, 2013

Shell drillship finds safe harbor at Kiliuda Kulluk in transit (Photo: Coast Guard Operations Specialist 3 Dale Arnould.)Recovery teams were able to tow Shell’s Arctic-class drillship The Kulluk to Kiliuda Bay where it is now anchored at a safe harbor at Kodiak Island…

Kulluk runs aground

Jan 04, 2013

Shell drillship Kulluk ran aground off AlaskaKulluk aground (Photo: USCG)Calmer weather has allowed a recovery team to board Shell’s Arctic-class drillship, The Kulluk, which ran aground on 31 December 2012.During tow from Alaska to Seattle…

Surf and turf

Jan 04, 2013

With the acquisition of the Caesar and Express pipelay vessels, recent delivery of the Lewek Connector and anticipation mounting over the newbuild Lewek Constellation ice-class multi-lay vessel, Emas AMC is aiming for a share of the high-end offshore construction business…

Ultra-deepwater ships poised to join the fleet

Jan 01, 2013

The Atwood Advantage dockside at Daewoo’s yard in South Korea.The newest ultra-deepwater drillships joining the fleet this year will be capable of working in 12-14,000ft (3658-4267m) water depths and drilling to 40,000ft. Ultra-deepwater…

Wartsila to design COSL ships

Dec 19, 2012

Wartsila will design six new ships for COSL Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has signed a contract with China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) to supply the designs for a total of six new ships. The two…

Wartsila in Harvey Gulf supply pact

Dec 07, 2012

Vessel illustrationWartsila supplies LNG package for Harvey GulfHarvey Gulf has chosen Wärtsilä to supply a complete LNG package, including propulsion, auxiliaries and controls, for its new STX Marine-designed offshore support vessel bound for the U…

Maersk Guardian receives J D Neuhaus hoists

Nov 28, 2012

Hoists on the Maersk GuardianFour J D Neuhaus type EH50 air operated monorail hoists have been supplied and mounted by Westcon Løfteteknikk AS of Bergen to the Maersk offshore rig Guardian.These products have been specified for the synchronized lifting and handling of an 18…

Smit Lamnalco orders three new vessels

Nov 27, 2012

Smit Lamnalco has renewed its marine support services contract with oil major Shell in Gabon, in a deal that has triggered investment in three auxiliary vessel newbuildings.The five year contract renewal extends an uninterrupted relationship…

Chevron signs up Pacific Khamsin

Nov 19, 2012

The ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Khamsin has been awarded a contract by a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Chevron Corporation for operations in West Africa, the ship's owner Pacific Drilling announced on 16 November 2012.The minimum…

Seadrill to acquire Songa Eclipse

Nov 19, 2012

A subsidiary of Seadrill has entered into an agreement with Songa Offshore to acquire the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig Songa Eclipse for a consideration of US$590 million.The rig was delivered from the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore in 2011…

Seismic vessels notation

Nov 10, 2012

The need for enhanced redundancy and proper deck arrangements to ensure continuous operation of seismic vessels without loss of speed is the backbone of new technical requirements developed by DNV in consultation with key industry players such as WesternGeco…

Helix Energy Solutions Group

Nov 10, 2012

Helix Energy Solutions Group is selling its Caesar, Express and Intrepid pipelay vessels with related equipment in separate transactions. Coastal Trade is purchasing the Express and Caesar for US$238 million in deals expected to close next year…

It’s no big deal!

Nov 01, 2012

'After a strategic review Fugro basically decided to exit the capital intensive and volatile seismic segment of the oil & gas exploration market where it does not have a leading market position. It spotted that most seismic companies had indicated fleet expansion plans in the immediate future…

Brand New

Oct 12, 2012

Smit Lamnalco recently launched SL Gabon, the first tug branded under its new corporate identity, following the integration of Smit’s terminal handling activities with Lamnalco in July 2011. Built by Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, this…

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