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One Dead After Saipem Vessel Blast

May 13, 2019

One of the 14 people injured after an explosion on a pipe-laying vessel in the Caspian Sea operated by Italian oil service group Saipem has died, a Saipem spokeswoman said on Monday.The explosion took place on May 8.'Saipem deeply regrets to…

Wilson Sons Vessel Converted in Brazil

May 13, 2019

A platform supply vessel (PSV) owned and operated by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore has been converted to a shallow dive support vessel (SDSV) for a Petrobras job offshore Brazil.The vessel, Fulmar, needed an upgrade from DP1 to DP2 Class notation…

Wärtsilä to Power a Dozen COSL PSVs

May 13, 2019

Wärtsilä announced on Monday it has won a contract to supply 40 generating sets for 12 new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled platform supply vessels (PSV), the first such vessels to be built for a Chinese owner. The vessels are being built…

SBM Wins ExxonMobil Guyana FPSO Order

May 13, 2019

Dutch-based floating production and mooring systems (FPSO) provider SBM Offshore has  won a contract to deliver an FPSO for ExxonMobil’s second phase of the Liza development offshore Guyana.Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL)…

Mozambique LNG FID in June, says Anadarko

May 09, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum, the U.S. independent energy group in the midst of a takeover, said on Wednesday it was ready to make a final investment decision on its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique on June 18.Chief executive…

BP Taps KBR for Greater Tortue

May 09, 2019

Engineering house KBR has been awarded a contract to support BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project, off Senegal and MauritaniaThe work is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to provide facilities integration…

First US-Built CTV Built to Class Requirements

May 09, 2019

WindServe Marine has contracted DNV GL to classify a crew transfer vessel (CTV) which will be the first offshore wind vessel built in the US to class requirements. The purpose-built CTV is being built for Ørsted North America by Workboats in Hubert…

SNC Lavalin on Woodside's Scarborough Project

May 09, 2019

Canadian headquartered engineering group SNC-Lavalin has been awarded two sub-contracts to support Woodside's Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia.Under the two contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide front end engineering…

Ørsted Orders CTV Pair in the US

May 09, 2019

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind has entered into an agreement with the offshore wind support services provider WindServe Marine LLC to construct a two purpose-built offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs).The first CTV will be built by US Workboats in Hubert…

Blue Marlin Freed After Pirate Hijacking

May 07, 2019

A Royal Boskalis Westminster heavy transport vessel has been recovered and the crew freed after being hijacked on Sunday about 80 miles offshore Equatorial Guinea.The 225m-long Blue Marlin semisubmersible heavy transport vessel had recently…

Baker Hughes Wins Second Contract on Greater Tortue

May 06, 2019

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a contract to supply turbomachinery equipment for the first phase of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BHGE will provide the…

OGNC Picks Bumi JV for FPSO Contract

May 06, 2019

India's state-owned oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has given a Notification of Award for for the US$2.1 billion charter and operations of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The FPSO is due to be…

Equinor Lines up Sputnik Well in Barents Sea

May 06, 2019

Norwegian exploration firm Equinor has been given the green light to drill the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea. Well 7324/6-1 will be drilled in about 449 meter water depth using Seadrill's West Hercules semisubmersible drilling rig in production licence 855…

Shell Extends Awilco Rig Contract in North Sea

May 06, 2019

Shell UK is to extend its contract for use of Aberdeen-headquartered driller Awilco Drilling's WillPhoenix semisubmersible drilling rig for decommissioning operations in the UK North Sea. Shell UK, which already has the rig on contract, has…

Teledyne RDI Rolls Out New DVL

May 03, 2019

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has launched its next-generation Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), the Tasman DVL.In 1995, Teledyne RDI designed and manufactured the industry’s first DVL, the Workhorse Navigator, aand has since delivered thousands…

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