Haun, Eric

Haun, Eric

Eric Haun is editor of Marine News. He has covered the commercial maritime and offshore industries for MarineLink.com and Maritime Reporter & Engineering News since 2013, and was previously managing editor of Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter.
New York, USA • Email: [email protected]

Offshore Vessels Are Down But Not Out

Jul 02, 2019

It's true that the offshore vessel market is still suffering, but that's not to say there aren't glimmers of positivity.Asset values remain at historic lows throughout much of the offshore sector, but the anchor handler market has been hit hardest…

Libra Partners Launch Mero Phase 2

Jun 11, 2019

Project partners have taken final investment decision (FID) for the second phase of the Mero project in the deepwater Libra block of the pre-salt Santos Basin offshore Brazil, operator Petróleo Brasileiro announced on Tuesday.The Brazilian state-controlled oil company…

Newpark Eyes Deepwater Opportunities

May 21, 2019

New deepwater technologies and service capabilities from drilling fluids provider Newpark aim to help offshore oil and gas customers tackle challenging environments with faster, safer and cleaner results.The company's expanded portfolio of stimulation…

Interview: Aaron Smith, President & CEO, OMSA

May 21, 2019

Aaron C. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), weighs in on top issues facing the U.S. offshore marine transportation service industry, including the Jones Act, liquefied natural gas…

Interview: Mark Jones, CEO InterMoor

May 10, 2019

Mark Jones heads up InterMoor, part of the Acteon group of companies. The CEO weighs in on new technology developments and key markets driving growth for the mooring, foundations and subsea services firm.What type of mooring solutions are most in demand today…

Interview: David Currie, CEO, Proserv

May 01, 2019

Looking at the global subsea picture, what trends do you see, and how does Proserv plan to capitalize on potential areas of opportunity?In my opinion, we are now past the stabilization phase in the subsea sector, which has taken us through the last 18 months…

Interview: Allen Leatt, CEO, IMCA

Apr 29, 2019

The mission of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is 'to improve performance in the marine contracting industry', and that’s precisely what Allen Leatt has set out to do since taking over as the trade association’s chief executive in 2015…

New Jackup Delivered to EnscoRowan

Apr 26, 2019

Singapore-based rig builder Keppel FELS announced Friday it has delivered a new jackup rig to EnscoRowan. The US based driller, the product of a recent merger between Ensco and Rowan, has a contract to deploy the rig in the UK North Sea.The…

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…

Oregon Gov. Signs Offshore Drilling Ban Into Law

Mar 29, 2019

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday signed a bill indefinitely blocking offshore drilling in the U.S. west coast state's territorial waters as lawmakers from several coastal states move to close their shorelines to oil and gas exploration…

Aker Energy Submits $4.4 Bln Ghana Plan

Mar 28, 2019

Norwegian oil company Aker Energy said on Thursday it has submitted to Ghana a $4.4 billion plan for developing the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block offshore Ghana.The block's Pecan field, located about 115 kilometers off the West African country in ultra-deep waters ranging from 2…

Storm Halts Infill Drilling at Stag

Mar 25, 2019

A tropical cyclone has led Jadestone Energy to pause its infill drilling program at the Stag oilfield offshore Australia, the independent oil and gas production company in an operational update on Monday.Jadestone said the Ensco 107 jack-up rig arrived on location at the Stag platform on March 15…

The Seadrill Approach to Health and Safety

Mar 15, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has set out to define a new health standard for thousands of its employees before they embark on rigs offshore.The company, in partnership with occupational health services provider International SOS, in 2016 implemented a modern…

Awilco Orders Drilling Rig from Keppel

Mar 08, 2019

UK based Awilco Drilling has exercised an option to have a second mid-water semisubmersible drilling rig built by Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine, the builder announced on Friday.The option, which Keppel said is worth about $425 million…

Offshore Wind Players Bid to Supply NY

Feb 14, 2019

Several offshore wind players have submitted separate bids to supply New York with power from planned projects off the coast of Long Island.The proposals from Norway's Equinor and three joint ventures come in response to New York’s 800 MW procurement…

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