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Total Extends Charters for Havila PSV Duo

Aug 05, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Havila Shipping has secured contract extensions for two of its platform supply vessels.Havila said that Total DK, a Danish subsidiary of the French oil major Total, had extended the contracts for the Havila Fanø and HavilaHerøy vessels…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Firm Fieldwood Energy Files for Bankruptcy

Aug 05, 2020

U.S. offshore oil and gas producer Fieldwood Energy said Tuesday it had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure the company.The company filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas…

TGS Resumes Seismic Survey Offshore Argentina

Aug 05, 2020

Norwegian seismic data provider TGS on Friday announced a return to Argentina to complete the previously announced 17,800 square kilometer Malvinas 3D Multi-Client survey. The acquisition is set to restart in Q4 2020 on what TGS said was a 'highly- funded survey…

Ocyan Aims for Bigger Offshore Platforms to Cement Comeback

Aug 04, 2020

Offshore oil industry supplier Ocyan plans to participate in bids for much bigger platforms than it currently has in Brazilian waters, the world’s largest market for floating platforms, Chief Executive Roberto Bischoff told Reuters.He said Ocyan…

Vard Secures ABS AIP for Second SOV Design

Aug 04, 2020

Vard Marine (VARD) is doubling down on the U.S. offshore wind sector, having recently secured ABS Approval in Principle (AIP) for a second Jones Act service operation vessel (SOV) design.The AIP awarded in June 2020 is for a customized version…

Germany Gov't to Fund Offshore Wind-to-Green Hydrogen Project

Aug 04, 2020

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy has sent a funding confirmation to partners working on the WESTKÜSTE 100 green hydrogen project.The WESTKÜSTE 100 project, which will produce green hydrogen via electricity generated by offshore wind turbines…

OOS Tiradentes Flotel Back to Work for Petrobras

Aug 04, 2020

CIMC Raffles-managed offshore accommodation rig OOS Tiradentes will soon resume work for Petrobras in Brazil, after a hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic.CIMC Raffles asset operation management center which manages the semi-sub accommodation rig…

Fugro Orders Two SEA-KIT USVs

Aug 04, 2020

Dutch offshore surveying services provider Fugro has ordered two 12-meter SEA-KIT X class uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), with one bound for their Asia-Pacific region and the other for North Sea operations.Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Director Remote Inspection at Fugro…

Jan De Nul Installs Cables, Upgrades Substation for Changhua Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 04, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul has completed the installation of four medium-voltage export cables connecting the TPC Changhua offshore wind farm to the shore in Taiwan. The company has also upgraded the onshore substation in Changhua County…

Neptune Energy Halts Drilling Op in Norway After COVID-19 Cases on Seadrill Rig

Aug 04, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has stopped a drilling operation in the Norwegian Sea after COVID-19 cases identified aboard the offshore drilling rig West Phoenix.The Seadrill West Phonix semi-submersible drilling rig is currently on assignment for Neptune in the Norwegian Sea…

SRO Updates Stena Drilling's Rigs with IBM’s Maximo System

Aug 04, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has had its asset management software system on six offshore rigs replaced.The company hired UK-based tech firm SRO Solutions which, over the course of 14 months replaced its existing asset management system with IBM’s Maximo software…

NEO Energy Taps FWM for Southern North Sea Well Management

Aug 04, 2020

NEO Energy, a North Sea-focused oil and gas company has hired Fraser Well Management (FWM) to operate the Victoria well, a shut-in gas condensate well located off the Lincolnshire coast in the southern North Sea.FWM, the well engineering and project management specialist…

ST Engineering Upgrades Diamond Offshore Drillship

Aug 04, 2020

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore has installed a 215 mt NOV passive heave compensator on Diamond Offshore’s Ocean BlackLion drillship and upgraded its Ballast Water Treatment System.The Ocean BlackLion drillship arrived in ST Engineering…

Shell's Crux Gas Field Development Proposal Accepted

Aug 04, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has accepted Shell's offshore project proposal for the development of the Crux gas field in the Browse Basin, off the north coast of Western Australia.Consisting of a normally unmanned platform and five production wells…

Fugro Conducts 'First Fully Remote Inspection' of Offshore Platform in UK

Aug 04, 2020

Dutch offshore services provider Fugro said Tuesday it had delivered 'the first fully remote inspection of an oil and gas platform in UK waters.'The operation took place 250 km east of Scotland, using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and Fugro’s remote operations center (ROC) in Aberdeen…

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