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Karoon Spuds Marina Well Offshore Peru

Jan 28, 2020

Karoon Energy has started drilling at its 256 million barrel prospect Marina-1 offshore Peru using the Stena Forth drillship.Karoon said Monday that the drilling operation at the Block Z‐38 in Peru's Tumbes Basin would take 30 days. Tullow, Karoon's partner in the project…

Shearwater Scores More Seismic Work in India

Jan 28, 2020

Norwegian seismic contractor Shearwater GeoServices has secured back-to-back 3D survey work offshore India.Under the contract, awarded by Reliance, Shearwater will carry a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition project in the Bay of Bengal…

SeaBird Clinches Two OBN Surveys in W. Africa

Jan 27, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic acquisition company SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of award for the provision of source vessel services.The letter of award follows SeaBirds November 2019 announcement when the company said it had received…

Eni Charters Vroon PSV for Long-Term P&A Work in UK

Jan 27, 2020

Dutch offshore vessel owner Vroon Offshore Services has recently secured a charter deal with Eni for its platform supply vessel VOS Prelude.Vroon on Monday said the charter was with Eni's UK subsidiary Eni UK Limited. Under the contract, the…

Damen Unveils New OSV Design

Jan 27, 2020

Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate Damen has developed a new concept vessel, the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020, featuring a stable platform with lots of accommodation, good station-keeping capability, low carbon emissions and flexibility to add mission-specific tools…

ExxonMobil Gives Boost to Guyana Oil Reserves. Makes Another Discovery

Jan 27, 2020

ExxonMobil has struck another oil discovery offshore Guyana and has raised its estimate for recoverable resource base in Guyana to more than 8 billion barrels of oil equivalent. This is a 2 billion barrel increase compared to the previous estimate…

Cyprus Blocking Russia Sanctions Amid Turkey Offshore Drilling Spat

Jan 27, 2020

Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russia-annexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for hydrocarbons, three diplomatic sources said…

Drones Could Deliver Spare Parts for Offshore Wind Turbines

Jan 27, 2020

Three European companies are working on a drone that could deliver spare parts and tools from vessels to offshore wind turbines, cutting delivery times to technicians atop wind turbine generators.Siemens Gamesa, Ørsted, and ESVAGT have teamed…

Pacific Radiance Eyeing New Loan Source

Jan 24, 2020

Singapore-based offshore vessel owner Pacific Radiance has started loan talks with „a global investment fund“ after its discussions with an investor stalled in December 2019.Pacific Radiance had in August 2019 said it was in talks with an unnamed financier over a $180 million loan which it would…

Permanent Deals for Monadelphous' Ichthys Workers

Jan 24, 2020

Australian unions have negotiated permanent contracts for 70 percent of their members working for Monadelphous aboard Inpex facilities.'The Offshore Alliance and [Electrical Trades Union] negotiated Monadelphous INPEX facilities EBA [Enterprise…

New Crane Booms for Swire's Pacific Osprey

Jan 24, 2020

Offshore wind farm installation company Swire Blue Ocean has awarded Blue Water Shipping a contract to transport new crane boom for its Pacific Osprey jack-up unit.Blue Water Shipping will transport Pacific Osprey’s new crane boom from NOV’s manufacturing yard to Denmark aboard SAL’s M/V Wiebke…

Chrysaor Files Caister Platform Decommissioning Plan

Jan 24, 2020

North Sea oil and gas operator Chrysaor is has filed decommissioning plans for its Caister CM installation and rise sections attached to the platform. The platform, located in the Southern North Sea offshore the UK, was first put in production in 1993…

OSV Orion Fueled with LNG in Germany

Jan 23, 2020

The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel ‘Kairos’, operated by Nauticor, has supplied DEME’s next generation offshore installation vessel Orion, this first such ship-to-ship bunker transfer at the Port of Rostock.Orion is currently at the Liebherr construction yard in the Port of Rostock…

Hybrid Autonomous Systems Evolve

Jan 23, 2020

Marine autonomous systems and combinations of such systems are being increasingly put to the test in the offshore space. Elaine Maslin looks at how hybrid remote and autonomous systems are now being tested.Concepts like resident subsea vehicles…

Keppel O&M Turns Profitable in 2019

Jan 23, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Corp. Offshore & Marine division posted a profit for the full year 2019 citing cost cuts and lower impairment costs.For the full year, Keppel O&M posted a net profit of S$10 million, a significant increase compared to a loss of S$109 in 2018…

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