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Pipelayer Blast Injures 14

May 09, 2019

An explosion has struck an oil-industry vessel in the Caspian Sea, injuring 14 people, the ship's operator, Italian engineering firm Saipem, said on Thursday.The ship, the Israfil Huseynov, was involved in maintenance work linked to the Shah Deniz II project, part of the Southern Gas Corridor pipeline stretching from Azerbaijan to Europe.Saipem said seven of those injured in Wednesday night's explosion were being treated in intensive care for burns.Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari

Trelleborg Wins Elastopipe Contract

Jul 10, 2019

Swedish global engineering group Trelleborg's  offshore operation has been awarded a major multi-million USD contract by Mexican state-owned petroleum company, Pemex, for Elastopipe.Elastopipe, a patented flexible piping system developed for transporting a variety of fluids…

NHV Joins HeliOffshore

May 15, 2019

Belgium-based offshore helicopter operator NHV Group has joined HeliOffshore, a global organization safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry.Through collaboration with members, HeliOffshore is delivering an industry-wide safety program that is enhancing safety worldwide…

Survitec Restructures Offshore Division

May 13, 2019

Survitec Group, a manufacturer of marine safety and survival equipment, has restructured its offshore division to better serve customers with assets operating in the oil, gas and wind (renewable) energy sectors, it said.The reorganization of…

Semco Chosen for 'Energean Power' FPSO

May 09, 2019

TechnipFMC has chosen Semco Maritime to deliver telecommunication systems, topside firefighting equipment and safety equipment for the ‘Energean Power’ FPSO for the Karish & Tanin fields, offshore Israel.As a total systems integrator Semco Maritime…

New Guidance on DP Systems

Jan 08, 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced Tuesday it has completed its existing guidance on dynamic positioning (DP) with the newly published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247)…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

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…

Liftboat Taking on Water in US Gulf

Nov 19, 2018

Fifteen people have been rescued from a liftboat that lost power and is listing and taking in water in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The master of the 134-foot liftboat Ram XVIII reported on Sunday that the vessel had a 45-degree list and no power…

Targetless Laser Sensor for Offshore Wind Farms

Nov 14, 2018

The SceneScan Monopole laser sensor has been developed for offshore wind farm applications to eliminate the need for installing fixed reflective targets.This technology was designed and developed by Guidance Marine (acquired by Wärtsilä in 2017)…

New Tech Improves Offshore Safety Training

Nov 09, 2018

Offshore workers are set to be better prepared for helicopter safety training thanks to new innovative technology being launched at a U.K. safety training provider.Falck Safety Services UK revealed new 360° immersive technology at the OPITO Safety & Competence Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur…

API Enhances Offshore Safety Standard

Nov 09, 2018

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released its newest valve standard as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to improve operational safety and environmental protection.According to a release from the agency, the “Specification 6A”…

Teekay Offshore Settles Dispute with Petrobras

Nov 02, 2018

Bermuda-based marine services company Teekay Offshore Partners announced that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with Petrobras with respect to various disputes relating to the previously-terminated charter…

Life Extension for Total's Skirne and Byggve

Oct 30, 2018

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has greenlighted Total E & P Norge AS (Total) to use Skirne and Byggve off Norway beyond the originally planned operational life to March 2024.Skirne, including the Byggve deposit, is in the central North Sea at 120 meters water depth…

Drydocks World Completes FPSO Upgrade, Turret Mooring Project

Oct 23, 2018

Drydocks World has recently completed two projects for Bluewater Energy Services B.V. and end client Hurricane Energy plc.The projects included the refurbishment, life extension and upgrade of the FPSO Aoka Mizu vessel, and the construction of a Turret Buoy weighing over 1…

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