Offshore Vessels News


Crew Vessel Contracted to Shell

Apr 08, 2019

UK-based crew transfer specialist High Speed Transfers (HST) announced that its second new high-speed crew transfer vessel HST Sofia will be contracted by Shell to support its exploration program in the Black Sea commencing March 2019.The FCS 2710 vessel…

OSV Market: Which Way is Up?

Apr 08, 2019

Any analysis of markets for offshore service vessels (OSV) usually begins with analogies to rough weather, best of times/worst of times or similar. OSV expert Seabrokers, with a home base in Stavanger, Norway, in the February edition of its…

Jan De Nul Orders Jack-up Installation Vessel

Apr 05, 2019

Luxembourg based Jan De Nul Group (JDN) announced Friday it has ordered its third offshore jack-up installation vessel, due for delivery from Chinese shipyard COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in 2022.The new vessel, Voltaire, is designed to transport…

Harvey Gulf Branches Out Internationally

Apr 04, 2019

Since committing to go global in September 2018, US based Harvey Gulf said on Thursday it has been awarded contracts in Mexico, Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname.The company noted it also has bids for work in Mozambique, Angola, Senegal, Israel…

FPSO Allan to Get Anchoring Upgrade

Apr 04, 2019

The Yinson floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Allan will receive an anchoring system upgrade prior to deployment at the Anyala and Madu fields within leases 83 and 85 offshore Nigeria later this year.Norwegian FPSO systems…

Bibby WaveMaster Horizon Launched

Mar 29, 2019

A second service operations vessel for Bibby Marine Services has been launched and christened during a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, the shipbuilder announced Friday.The new vessel, Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, will begin maintenance…

Maersk Ditches Offshore Services Sale

Mar 29, 2019

A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Friday it had abandoned plans to sell its offshore services business, blaming tough market conditions for the blow to the Danish conglomerate's attempts to focus entirely on its transport and logistics business.'This disturbs the tale they started to tell in 2016…

Green Award Certification for OSVs

Mar 29, 2019

Green Award certification program has been extended with a new ship type – Offshore Supply vessels (OSVs). The first ship of this type the ‘’Lingestroom’’ has been successfully certified.The Lingestroom, one of the ships of Van Wijngaarden Marine Services B…

Prosafe Bags Mediterranean Sea Job

Mar 29, 2019

European owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels Prosafe has won a contract to provide a ship to support offshore activities in the Central Mediterranean Sea.Prosafe, acting as commercial managers for the Axis Offshore-owned accommodation vessel Safe Swift…

Bourbon Wins Shell Contract in Bulgaria

Mar 28, 2019

Bourbon Marine & Logistics said on Thursday it has been awarded a contract from Shell to support the oil major's exploration drilling in the Black Sea offshore Bulgaria.The French services company said its project scope covers the full logistics solution project management…

Sonangol Drillship Delivered

Mar 27, 2019

Angola state oil company Sonangol has taken delivery of Libongos, the first of two new drillships built by Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME).The new seventh-generation drillship, christened March 21 in Busan, is capable of operating in deep…

Petrobras Sues Samsung Heavy Industries

Mar 27, 2019

Samsung Heavy Industries said on Wednesday that Petrobras America filed a lawsuit against the South Korean shipbuilder with a U.S. court, claiming 283 billion won ($249.32 million) in damages.Petrobras America claimed that it paid excessive charter fees for a drill ship built by Samsung Heavy…

Solstad Offshore Wins Ophir Contract

Mar 27, 2019

Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company Solstad Offshore ASA has been awarded a contract by Ophir Thailand (Bualuang) Limited.The contract is to perform the offshore installation of the Bualuang Charlie wellhead platform…

Stena Don Refit Completed

Mar 26, 2019

The Stena Drilling-owned 5th generation, semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Don has undergone a major refit in the Netherlands. The vessel arrived at Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) in October 2018 and departed for her new contract off the UK’s Shetland Islands in February 2019…

First Ever ‘DP Digital Survey’

Mar 21, 2019

A team of industry partners say they have successfully tested a new solution for dynamic positioning (DP) system performance and redundancy audits – an industry first.Developed by Norway's Kongsberg Maritime in collaboration with offshore service…

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