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TotalEnergies Extends Siem PSV Pair in Brazil

Jul 25, 2022

Norwegian shipowner Siem Offshore said it has secured contract extensions for two of its platform supply vessels (PSV) working for TotalEnergies offshore Brazil.Total E&P do Brazil has declared the first of two options for the PSVs Siem Atlas and Siem Giant…

Transocean Takes Delivery of World's First 8th Generation Drillship

Jun 29, 2022

Singapore-based shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine has delivered the world's first 8th generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, to its owner Transocean.The Deepwater Atlas is the first of two ultra-deepwater drillships based on the Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Espadon 3T design…

World's First 8th Generation Drillship Named in Singapore

May 18, 2022

Deepwater Atlas, the world's first 8th generation drillship, was recently named at a ceremony in Singapore. The news of the naming ceremony, held late in April, was shared by Transocean, a drilling contractor that owns the vessel, via social media this week…

PGS to Start Large Offshore Survey in Norwegian Sea Next Week

May 05, 2022

Norwegian seismic company PGS said Thursday it had secured solid industry pre-funding for a large MultiClient survey on the Northwest shelf of the Norwegian Sea. The Ramform Atlas vessel is currently mobilizing for the survey, with scheduled acquisition starting around May 10…

Transocean's 8th-gen Deepwater Titan Drillship Completes Drydocking in Singapore

Feb 16, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has said this week that its eighth-generation Deepwater Titan drillship has completed drydocking in Singapore.The Deepwater Titan is Transocean's first 20,000 psi ultra-deepwater drillship, and will, once delivered…

Transocean Posts 3Q Loss. Says Market Conditions, Dayrates Improving

Nov 02, 2021

Offshore drilling company Transocean on Tuesday posted a third-quarter loss, but the CEO Jeremy Tighpen praised fleet performance, improving market conditions, and rising dayrates.Swiss-based drilling contractor posted a third-quarter net loss of $130 million…

PGS Wraps 2021 Seismic Acquisition Campaign Offshore Canada

Sep 29, 2021

Norwegian seismic data acquisition company PGS has said that it has on behalf of the PGS-TGS joint venture acquired over 10 000 sq. km of 3D GeoStreamer data offshore Newfoundland and Labrador between May and September this year. The data from…

ExxonMobil Hires PGS for 3D Seismic Survey in Suriname

Sep 24, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has awarded Norwegian offshore seismic data acquisition firm PGS a contract for a 3D survey offshore Suriname.PGS' 104.2 meters long Ramform Tethys seismic vessel is scheduled to start the acquisition during the fourth quarter of 2021…

Offshore Seismic Vessel Utilization Hits Pre-pandemic Levels, Rystad Says

Sep 23, 2021

Vessel utilization in the offshore oil and gas seismic data acquisition sector has reached pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter of 2021, Rystad Energy has found.Rystad, a Norway-based energy industry intelligence firm, said that, after several devastating quarters caused by the pandemic…

TGS Expands Data Coverage for U.S. Offshore Wind

Aug 27, 2021

Norwegian company TGS has this week said it has expanded its coverage of numerical weather prediction (NWP) model data for offshore wind in the U.S.TGS, best known as a provider of seismic data to oil companies, is working to diversify, and…

Transocean Wins Firm Contract for 8th Gen Ultra-deepwater Drillship

Aug 26, 2021

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean has secured a $252 million firm contract at the Shenandoah field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, including a mobilization fee of $30 million…

PGS, TGS Kick Off 3D Survey Offshore Canada

Jul 06, 2021

Norwegian offshore seismic data firms TGS and PGS have partnered up and started the second phase of a multi-client survey offshore East Canada.The project, called Lewis Hills 3D multi-client phase 2, includes the acquisition of 947 square kilometers of additional 3D data…

KNUD E. HANSEN Unveils WTIV Design

Jun 21, 2021

Naval architecture firm KNUD E. HANSEN has unveiled a new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) design engineered to carry and install up to four new-generation 14 megawatt wind turbines.The Atlas A-class vessel is specifically dimensioned…

Williams, Beacon Sign Pipeline Deal for Shenandoah Field in Gulf of Mexico

Jun 18, 2021

U.S. Gulf of Mexico pipeline operator Williams has struck a deal with Beacon Offshore to provide offshore gas gathering and transportation services and onshore gas processing services to the Shenandoah offshore development.Williams will provide…

Transocean, Jurong Shipyard Agree Delivery, Payment Delays for 8th Gen Drillship Duo

Jun 07, 2021

Offshore drilling company Transocean has reached a deal with Singapore-based Jurong Shipyard - a Sembcorp Marine subsidiary - to delay the delivery of the ultra-deepwater drillships Deepwater Atlas and Deepwater Titan, originally ordered in 2014…

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