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Chinese Seismic Vessel Returns to Waters off Vietnam Amid Virus 'Distraction' Charges

Apr 14, 2020

A Chinese ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels last year has returned to waters near Vietnam as the United States accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other claimants are pre-occupied with the coronavirus…

US Underestimates Offshore Oil Methane Emissions -Study

Apr 13, 2020

Offshore oil and gas drilling operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico emit far more methane than government estimates suggest, according to a study released on Monday by the University of Michigan.Drilling platforms emit about half a teragram (Tg) of the planet-warming gas each year…

Saipem Employee Dies of 'Natural Causes' Aboard Offshore Vessel

Apr 13, 2020

A Saipem employee died last Friday aboard the company's offshore vessel FDS in a port in the Netherlands. Saipem said that the death occurred 'due to natural causes' not related to coronavirus. However, the company did confirm that one crewmember…

Singapore Readies 'Floating Hotels' for Workers as Coronavirus Spreads

Apr 13, 2020

Singapore is preparing to house hundreds of foreign workers in accommodation vessels typically used for offshore and marine industry staff as it races to find alternatives to dormitories where the novel coronavirus has been spreading rapidly…

COVID-19: DEME Charters Flotel to Pre-Quarantine Offshore Workers

Apr 10, 2020

Belgium-based offshore installation and construction company DEME has chartered a hotel ship where it will pre-quarantine its offshore crews ahead of deployment to offshore projects.'To ensure safe crew changes on board dredgers and offshore vessels during the COVID-19 pandemic…

The Numbers Tell the Story of Oil Industry Crisis

Apr 10, 2020

Global oil producers and refiners are struggling with a series of unprecedented dislocations as the simultaneous epidemic and volume war between Saudi Arabia and Russia rip through every element of the supply chain.Some idea of the extraordinary…

BW Offshore's FPSO Stuck in New Zealand

Apr 10, 2020

FPSO-leasing company BW Offshore has been unable to remove the Umuroa FPSO from the Tui field in New Zealand following the contract termination, client liquidation, and the country's court and environment regulator intervention.The company was…

Petrobras Idles Six Platforms in Campos Basin Due to Coronavirus

Apr 09, 2020

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said in a letter to the workers union on Thursday that it will idle six oil and gas platforms in five fields of the Campos basin due to the coronavirus epidemic.The company said the idling…

Boskalis Buys Salvage Firm Ardent Americas

Apr 09, 2020

Dutch dredging and marine services giant Boskalis has acquired the U.S.-based maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas.Ardent, created by the 2015 merger of salvage divisions of Svitzer and Crowley, specializes in emergency preparedness and response…

SBM Offshore: A Number of Covid-19 Cases Confirmed on FPSO

Apr 09, 2020

Update: The article has been updated by a statement from an SBM Offshore spokespersonSBM Offshore, a floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) leasing specialist, has said that a number of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed on one of its FPSOs…

Contract Extension for Petrojarl Knarr FPSO

Apr 09, 2020

Oil company Shell has extended the charter for Altera Infrastructure's FPSO Petrojarl Knarr FPSO, operating at the Knarr field offshore Norway.The FPSO owner, which recently rebranded from Teekay Offshore to Altera, said the extension with Shell…

Oil Holds near $32 ahead of OPEC-Led Talks on Output Cuts

Apr 08, 2020

Oil steadied near $32 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will trigger output cuts to shore up prices that have collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Thursday's videoconference…

Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Vessel to Remove Valhall Platforms

Apr 08, 2020

Offshore installation and decommissioning firm Allseas has won a contract to remove three complete offshore platforms and two jackets in Norway for Aker BP.The company said on Wednesday that Aker BP had awarded it a deal for the removal and…

Gallery: Giant Crane Vessel Lifts Snorre A Module

Apr 07, 2020

World's largest semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir on Saturday picked up a module for Equinor's Snorre A platform from the quayside at Aibel's yard in Haugesund, Norway.The 220-meter long and 102-meter wide vessel Sleipnir recently arrived…

North Sea FPSO Shut Down Due to Coronavirus Case Aboard

Apr 07, 2020

Production from the Hummingbird Spirit FPSO operating at the Chestnut field in the UK sector of the North Sea has been shut down after a coronavirus case has been confirmed aboard.It was initially understood that there has been one confirmed case…

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