Offshore Vessels News - page 219


New satellite shows precise extent of Arctic sea ice loss

Feb 26, 2013

Bremerhaven, 15 February 2013. Current measurements of the ESA ice thickness satellite CryoSat-2 have shown that the total mass of the Arctic sea ice was 36% smaller last autumn than during the same period in the years 2003 to 2008. Five years ago…

Mediterranean Oil & Gas contracts with AGR to drill Malta well

Feb 18, 2013

Malta Offshore Area 4 (Image: Mediterranean Oil & Gas plc)Mediterranean Oil & Gas Plc. (LON:MOG) is continuing its preparations for the arrival of the Hagar Qim 1 well off Malta in the final quarter of the year.The latest development is…

Oceaneering reports record earnings

Feb 15, 2013

Oceaneering International, Inc. reported record fourth-quarter and annual earnings for the periods ended December 31, 2012.For the 4Q 2012, Oceaneering earned net income of $80.6 million, or $0.74 per share, on revenue of $780.9 million. During the corresponding period in 2011…

Cairn to explore off Malta

Feb 14, 2013

On 7 December 2012, the Government of Malta awarded three offshore blocks totaling 6,400sq km to Capricorn Malta, a subsidiary of Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy. Cairn CEO Simon Thomson, who succeeded Sir Bill Gammell as chief executive in July 2011…

Seadrill closes $2.9B tenders sale

Feb 12, 2013

Seadrill will manage tender rigs outside Asia West Vencedor (Photo: Seadrill)Norway's Seadrill Ltd. completed the sale of its tender rig business to Malaysia's SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd. for $2.9 billion, the company confirmed on 11 February 2013…

Maersk, BP enter rig design pact

Feb 05, 2013

Maersk to develop ultra-deep rigs for 20KTMHarsh environment jack-up Maersk EndurerMaersk Drilling and BP announced they will jointly develop concepts for deepwater drilling rigs capable of operating in HPHT reservoirs up to 20,000 psi and 350 degrees Fahrenheit…

New vessels offer enhanced capabilities

Feb 01, 2013

Following the delivery of its flagship combined pipelay and heavy lift vessel, Seven Borealis, last summer, international diving contractor Subsea 7 continues to expand its fleet. Meg Chesshyre takes a look at recent new vessels ordered by Subsea 7…

Ocean Installer and McDermott International

Feb 01, 2013

Ocean Installer and McDermott International struck an alliance to pursue and execute North Sea rigid pipelay projects. The new partnership paves the way for a more permanent relationship. Along with Ocean Installer’s expertise and North Sea organization…

Contract Briefs - February 2013

Feb 01, 2013

Dolphin Drilling and Petrobras have agreed to a one-year contract extension for the semisubmersible Borgny Dolphin. The contract, worth US$90 million, extends its deployment until September 2014.GDF Suex E&P UK picked Technip to provide installation…

Subsea 7 unveils Seven Viking

Jan 30, 2013

New next gen IMR vessel heads for North Sea Seven Viking IRM vesselThe cutting edge Seven Viking vessel, designed for operations in the harshest environments is being unveiled and named at a ceremony in Stavanger, Norway, by Subsea 7…

IHC Merwede introduces new support vessels

Jan 29, 2013

IHC Merwede launches Packhorse vessel designIHC PackhorseIHC Merwede has extended its product range with the introduction of a new series of IHC Packhorse™ offshore support vessels at an official launch event in Singapore, organised by IHC Asia Pacific…

Reef acquires subsea construction vessel

Jan 21, 2013

Reef Subsea contracts newbuild Olympic ReefOlympic Reef (Photo: Reef Subsea)Reef Subsea has signed a five-year plus options charter for a new-built DP subsea construction vessel from Olympic Shipping AS in Norway. The vessel, to be named Olympic Reef…

IHC Merwede triples down

Jan 17, 2013

IHC syncs build of three Brazil-bound vesselsKeel-laying pipelay vesselIHC Merwede is building three 550t pipelaying vessels simultaneously at its Krimpen aan den IJssel yard in The Netherlands. The keel-laying ceremony for the first…

TGS begins Sunfish survey

Jan 17, 2013

TGS commences 3D data acquisition off LiberiaPolarcus Asima vesselTGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey, Sunfish, which covers up to 7,800 km2 of highly prospective acreage in the Harper Basin, offshore Liberia.…

EMGS wins Asian survey

Jan 17, 2013

EMGS wins contract for 3D EM data acquisitionBOA Thalassa vesselEMGS has received a Letter of Intent for a contract totaling approximately six months of 3D EM data acquisition in Asia. Final confirmation and award of the program is dependent on the customer's internal Tender Board approval…

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