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'Recovery' Led by OSVs with Engineers On Board

Nov 14, 2018

A report back in 2014 from numbers crunchers Rystad Energy — about the timing of an upturn for subsea engineering — appears to be proving largely true. Recovery, it said, would begin haltingly in two parts: first subsea services and then subsea equipment.The reason was noted by this reporter after a visit to Statoil, now Equinor, in Oslo. The offshore operator said it had created a vast new cataloging and storage system for subsea equipment…

ESVAGT Eyes Arctic Opportunities

Dec 06, 2018

Offshore vessel owner ESVAGT says it has set its sights on growth opportunities in Arctic regions where an uptick in oil and gas production is expected in coming years. In the Barents Sea, for example, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as…

GPS, Ice Profiling Sonar Used in Sea Level Variation Study

Dec 02, 2018

ASL Environmental Sciences said that Dr. David Holland of New York University, in collaboraon with Dr. Natalya Gomez at McGill University, is leading an invesgaon of sea level variaons in the Disko Bay region of western Greenland.According to…

Enhancing Safe Ship Operations in Arctic

Nov 19, 2018

The European Union (EU)-funded 'Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case' (SEDNA) project is developing ways to improve the design, operation, navigation and anti-icing features of ships traversing the harsh Arctic region…

GC Rieber Bags 4-month Charter for Polar Queen

Nov 05, 2018

Norwegian shipping company GC Rieber Shipping has entered into a time charter agreement with a European offshore client for the CSV  Polar Queen for a fixed period of four months with options to extend by up to one month.A press note from the…

Kleven Delivers Anchor Handler for Maersk

Oct 31, 2018

Nowegian shipbuilder Kleven has delivered the fifth vessel in a series of six anchor handlers for Maersk Supply Service A/S.Built for deepwater operations, Mærsk Mobiliser of the so-called Starfish series is equipped with a range of innovative features…

Advanced Anti-Corrosion Coatings for North Sea Platforms

Oct 31, 2018

OGTC is conducting trials using EonCoat on Total and Nexen platformsIn a collaborative effort, designed to improve vital protection of offshore assets, the Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC) is successfully conducting trials of an advanced anti-corrosion coating on two North Sea offshore platforms…

DOI Okays Offshore Oil And Gas Drilling in Alaska

Oct 25, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Ryan Zinke announced a long-awaited development for oil and gas energy production offshore the state of Alaska.Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued conditional approval…

Lukoil Groundbreaking Ceremony at Rakushechnoye Field

Oct 17, 2018

Russia's Lukoil informed its President Vagit Alekperov, jointly with Head of the Astrakhan Region Sergey Morozov, took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of infrastructure facilities of Rakushechnoye field…

SSC Zvezda to Suppy Four Offshore Vessels to Gazprom

Oct 08, 2018

Gazprom and the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex (SSС Zvezda) signed in St. Petersburg the construction contracts for four vessels.The signing took place at the Offshore Marintec Russia 2018 International Specialized Exhibition and Conference showcasing…

GC Rieber Signs Charter Agreement for Polar Queen

Oct 05, 2018

Norway's GC Rieber Shipping has entered a time charter agreement with an unnamed customer for its offshore construction vessel Polar Queen.The  offshore operator said in a press release: 'GC Rieber Shipping has entered into a time charter agreement…

Eesti Gaas Orders LNG Bunkering Vessel for Baltic Sea

Oct 02, 2018

Estonian energy company Eesti Gaas has placed an order for an LNG (liquefied natural gas)  bunker vessel with bunker tank capacity of 6,000 m3.  The new vessel will provide mobile and efficient LNG bunkering for the growing number of LNG-fuelled…

Shipbuilding: Sovcomflot Orders Two LNG-Fueled Tankers

Sep 11, 2018

Though the tanker market has been a global maritime laggard in 2018, with overcapacity cited as the chief culprit, apparently it could not dissuade PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) from inking a deal wih Rosneft, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and VEB Group for a pair of Aframax tankers…

Threat from wandering greenhouse gas

Mar 17, 2018

On the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ice that forms in these coastal waters…

Kawasaki terminates well intervention vessel build contract

Dec 28, 2017

Japanese ship builder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has terminated a shipbuilding contract with Island Offshore for the building of the Island Navigator light well intervention vessel (artist's illustration, right, from Rolls Royce). The…

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