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Cathelco to Prevent Marine Growth on KOC's Oil Spill Response Vessel

Sep 14, 2020

Cathelco, part of Evac Group, has won an order to deliver marine growth prevention system (MGPS) for a new multi-purpose oil spill response and towage vessel being built for the Kuwait Oil Co.The system will be installed to prevent bio-fouling…

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Suspends Tanker Loading Due to Storm

Sep 14, 2020

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) suspended tanker offloading at its offshore marine terminal on Sunday because of Tropical Storm Sally, the company said in a statement posted on-line.The LOOP is the nation's only oil port able to receive the largest crude oil tankers…

Alfa Laval Pumps for Two Brazil FPSOs

Sep 14, 2020

Sweden's Alfa Laval has secured two orders to supply Framo pumping systems for two FPSOs to operate offshore Brazil.Alfa Laval did not say who the clients were but said the orders had a total value of around SEK 155 million (around USD 17,7 million)…

Turkey's Seismic Vessel Oruc Reis Returns to Antalya

Sep 14, 2020

Turkey's seismic research vessel Oruc Reis returned to waters near the southern province of Antalya on Sunday, Refinitiv data showed, a move Greece said was a positive first step in easing tensions over offshore natural resources.But Turkish…

Oil Firms Halt Output as U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Hurricane

Sep 14, 2020

Offshore platforms and one refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast shut down on Sunday as they prepared for a second hurricane strike in less than a month.Phillips 66 began shutting its 255,600 barrel-per-day (bpd) Alliance, Louisiana, refinery as…

Chevron Shuts Two Gulf of Mexico Platforms ahead of Storm

Sep 14, 2020

Chevron Corp shut the Blind Faith and Petronius offshore production platforms on Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico in preparation for Tropical Storm Sally, the company said in an online statement.'In preparation for the storm, we have evacuated all…

IOG Ponders Deltic Energy Takeover Bid

Sep 11, 2020

The North Sea-focused oil and gas company Independent Oil & Gas said Friday it was considering tabling an all-stock offer for the takeover of rival Deltic Energy. Deltic Energy is a London-listed company with assets in the North Sea. The company…

Siem Offshore PSV Duo Wins Long-term Charters with Total in Brazil

Sep 11, 2020

French oil company Total has awarded two-year contracts to Norway's Siem Offshore for the Siem Atlas and Siem Giant platform supply vessels.Siem Offshore said on Friday that, apart from the two firm two-year deals for the PSV Duo, Total's Brazilian…

IBM, Schlumberger Team Up to Speed Up Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas Industry

Sep 11, 2020

Word's largest oilfield services company Schlumberger has this week entered a major tech collaboration agreement with the global technology giant IBM and its subsidiary Red Hat. The aim of the initiative is to accelerate digital transformation across the oil and gas industry…

Kim Heng Forms Subsea Services and Salvage Firm Zale

Sep 11, 2020

Kim Heng Offshore & Marine, Singapore's offshore vessel provider, and offshore wind player, is setting up a new subsidiary named Zale, focused on subsea and emergency response services.Kim Heng said Friday that a new fully owned subsidiary Zale had been incorporated in Singapore…

Hornbeck Offshore Services Emerges from Bankruptcy

Sep 11, 2020

U.S.-based offshore support vessel provider Hornbeck Offshore Services said Friday it had completed its reorganization and emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.The company had in April struck a comprehensive balance sheet restructuring support agreement with its lenders…

PHOTO: Construction of Nexans Aurora 'Well Underway,' Ulstein Says

Sep 11, 2020

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has shared the progress update on the construction of the next-gen cable layer the Nexans Aurora. According to Ulstein, the construction is 'well underway.''During a time span of a few days in September 2020, the cable capstan has been installed…

Japanese Oil Refiner Joins Offshore Wind Venture

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese oil refining company Eneos said Thursday it was joining an offshore wind joint venture targeting projects in Akita Prefecture in Japan.Eneos has acquired a share in GK Happo Noshiro Offshore Wind, a company formed to seek opportunities…

Vietnam Approves Pharos Energy's Offshore Oil Project

Sep 11, 2020

Pharos Energy said Friday it had received approval from the Prime Minister of Vietnam for the development plan of an offshore oil field in Vietnam.Pharos, until recently known as Soco International, said that the approval of what is called the…

Mitsui Hires JDC's Hakuryu-11 Jack-up Rig to Drill Off Japan

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese offshore drilling company JDC has won a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration.JDC said that the contract was for the provision of a jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-11.' According to JDC, which operates a fleet of five jack-ups…

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