Offshore Vessels News - page 229


Ocean Installer wins Bittern install

Mar 08, 2013

Ocean Installer won a contract for umbilical installation at the Bittern field in the North Sea by Shell UK Ltd, the company announced on 7 March 2013.Normand ClipperThe scope of the work is to install two new static umbilicals of 20.7 km and 1…

Sevan Drilling chooses IFS asset management software

Mar 07, 2013

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Sevan Drilling ASA, an international ultra-deepwater (UDW) drilling contractor, has chosen IFS Applications for Offshore Service to streamline its onshore and offshore operations…

Qatar Shell adds second OAS unit

Mar 04, 2013

Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. granted Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV), an AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV joint venture, a variation order, adding a second offshore access system (OAS) to its current contract, OSBV announced on 4 March 2013.An OAS unit…

ROVOP invests £4million in ROVs

Mar 04, 2013

Subsea services specialist ROVOP has announced £4million of investment in two new ROVs (remotely operated vehicles). ROVOP, which also strengthened its management and onshore support team earlier this year, has invested in a 3,000m rated…

NATO Submarine Base to Become Rig Haven

Mar 01, 2013

Norwegian Ministry of Defense approves sale of Olavsvern naval base outside Tromsø.Location of Olavsvern naval baseThe sale is to the investor group Triko AS which includes Odfjell Drilling, PSW Rig Service, and in cooperation with Petro Support Group…

2H Offshore wins LLOG project

Feb 28, 2013

2H Offshore Inc., an Acteon company, has recently been awarded a Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) detailed design project with LLOG Exploration. The SCRs will be the first attached to the Exmar OPTI-11000 semi-submersible.Delta House Model (Image…

Petronas Carigali charters two Alam Maritim OSVs (Malaysia)

Feb 27, 2013

Alam Maritim Resources Berhad announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Alam Maritim (M) Sdn Bhd, based in Kuala Lumpur, has accepted the award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Peninsular Malaysia operations to provide two offshore support vessels (OSVs) to support Petronas’ drilling campaign…

Bourbon receives its third IMR vessel

Feb 27, 2013

The Evolution series conducts IMR operations in deep water.Bourbon took delivery of the Bourbon Evolution 803. It is the 3rd vessel in the 1st large IMR series for the offshore industry. Resource exploration is going into increasingly…

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…

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