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COSCO wins multi-vessel orders

Apr 22, 2014

COSCO subsidiary companies have picked up contracts to build four emergency response rescue field support vessels (ERRVs) and two platform supply vessels (PSVs).  COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co. won the four- ERRV contract, from an Asian company…

COSL increases PSV fleet

Apr 10, 2014

China Oilfield Services Limited's newly purchased platform supply vessel HYSY613 has been delivered for operation and is expected to start work in the South China Sea mid-April. Another platform supply vessel of the same model that was…

Shell, CNPC sign global agreements

Apr 09, 2014

Representatives from China National Petroleum Corp. and Shell met on 8 April 2014 to sign global cooperation agreements. CNPC Chairman Zhou Jiping met with Shell CEO Ben van Beurden in Beijing where the pair signed agreements covering both company's unconventional resources…

Global Briefs OE April 2014

Apr 04, 2014

US rakes in $850million for lease sale The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) received 380 bids for 326blocks in the central Gulf of Mexico, totaling more than US $850 million. Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 231 attracted operators to bison almost 40 million acres…

Heerema planning new heavy lifter

Mar 20, 2014

Heerema Marine Contractors is planning a new semisubmersible crane vessel (NSCV), which, according to crane supplier Huisman, will have the world's largest cranes on board. At 214m-long and 97.5m-wide, the NSCV will become the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel…

Anadarko divests Chinese subsidiary

Feb 21, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum Corp has entered into a stock purchase agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Ltd., whereby Anadarko will divest its Chinese subsidiary for US$1.075 billion. 'This transaction accelerates…

Exmar, PRE order second FLNG unit

Feb 06, 2014

Belgium's Exmar and Canada's Pacific Rubiales Energy (PRE), through its wholly-owned affiliate Pacific Midstream Holding, announced the ordering of a barge-based floating LNG regasification unit under a 50/50 joint venture. The unit will…

Tanker conversion for heavy lift

Jan 31, 2014

FKAB China has won a design order from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry's (ZPMC) shipping arm for conversion of a 15-year-old afrmax tanker to a semisubmersible heavy lift vessel. After conversion, the heavy lift vessel will be able to transport container cranes…

Bourbon achieves US$770 million of vessel sales in 2013

Jan 10, 2014

Bourbon sells 12 additional vessels to ICBC Financial Leasing for US$378 million and concludes a new sale and bareboat charter agreement with Standard Chartered Bank for $150 million Bourbon announces the transfer of ownership of 12 vessels…

New COSL jackup delivered

Jan 06, 2014

The COSLGift, an independent leg cantilever jackup rig, has been delivered, and is enroute to Southeast Asia, China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) announced. COSL acquired the COSLGift and its sister rig COSLHunter (pictured) in August 2013…

Colloquy: Projections for 2014 and beyond

Jan 03, 2014

Colloquy: Editor’s Column As we start a new year at OE, we offer projections from companies about projects and markets. This issue features a Global Market Forecast, with analysts from Infield Systems, DouglasWestwood, and Petroleum Geo-Services weighing in about exploration…

Technip agrees China JV

Dec 20, 2013

Technip and China's China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd (COOEC) have signed an joint-venture agreement in September. The five-year agreement will target deepwater engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) subsea umbilicals risers…

Keppel starts building CAN DO design

Dec 12, 2013

Keppel FELS Ltd has said it is to start building its CAN DO drillship design, with a 2016 completeion date. No secure contract has been secured for the vessel yet. Keppel FELS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)…

GE powers Logitel unit

Dec 12, 2013

GE's Power Conversion business is to supply of dynamic positioning (DP) for a floating accommodation unit being built by Cosco (Nantong) Shipyard in Nantong City, China. The vessel is being built for Logitel Offshore, the Singapore-based floating logistics and accommodation rig owner…

Global Briefs: December 2013

Nov 27, 2013

CGG surveys GOM for Pemex CGG has been selected to carry out a large high-end seismic acquisition survey in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of Pemex. The survey, in Mexican waters, is phase 5 in Pemex’s Centauro program, the largest ever…

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