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Boskalis, SAAM establish American towing JV

Jul 02, 2014

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV and SAAM SA have created a joint harbor towage operation in Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Panama. The intended partnership, which is between SMIT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boskalis, and SAAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sociedad Matriz SAAM SA…

ION finalizes OceanGeo acquisition

Jun 17, 2014

Houston-based ION Geophysical Corp. has agreed to acquire 100% ownership of ocean bottom seismic acquisition company OceanGeo BV. In February 2013, ION acquired 30% of OceanGeo, then increased its ownership to 70% in January 2014…

OceanGeo completes OB cable survey off Trinidad

Jun 16, 2014

OceanGeo BV completed an ocean-bottom cable seismic survey in the Gulf of Paria off Trinidad for the state-owned Petroleum Co. of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (Petrotrin). The work began 2 Jan 2014 and the wide-azimuth acquisition work was completed on 30 May 2014…

BG signs Windsor Knutsen charter

Jun 13, 2014

KNOT Offshore Partners LP formed an agreement with Brazil Shipping I Ltd., an affiliate of BG Group, for the time charter of shuttle tanker Windsor Knutsen, the company announced on 13 June 2014. The charter has an initial term of two years…

Simulation solutions

Jun 12, 2014

A bridge simulator in action. Photo from Kongsberg Maritime AS.  Audrey Leon spoke with Kongsberg Maritime about their range of simulator training services in Rio de Janeiro.Kongsberg Maritime is no stranger to simulator training services…

SBM axes tenders with Petrobras

Jun 12, 2014

Dutch floating platform leaser SBM Offshore NV will not participate in the upcoming Petrobras Tartaruga Verde and Libra tenders, the company announced 12 June, adding that the decision resulted from conversations held between the two giants on 28 May…

FLNG rolling paper leads to JIP

Jun 11, 2014

Research into second-order rolling on floating LNG vessels has led a joint industry project (JIP) involving 19 companies, including majors, and picked up an industry award. The JIP is being managed by Bureau Veritas and follows a paper…

BHI international rig count for May 2014

Jun 06, 2014

Baker Hughes issued the May 2014 international rotary drilling rig count today, showing a total of 1024 rigs operating outside the US & Canada. International activity in May was up 4 rigs from the 1020 rigs drilling in April and up 68…

Brattec: Petrobras executives talk about Libra

Jun 06, 2014

The magnitude of the Libra area was the main highlight of Wednesday, May 7 at Brattec Offshore 2014, an event organized by the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce. Petrobras’ executive manager for Libra, Anelise Lara, talked about the reservoir’s characteristics and the area’s development prospects…

2015 Falklands drilling inked

Jun 04, 2014

Oil and gas exploration efforts around the Falkland Islands are set to ramp up next year after rig contracts were agreed. Ocean Rig's deepwater, harsh environment semisubmersible drilling rig Eirik Raude (pictured) has been signed up…

Fire strikes Petrobras platform

Jun 02, 2014

Petrobras reported a fire on 31 May aboard semisubmersible platform Namorado 1 (PNA-1), located in the Campos basin at Namorado field, which is operated by the Brazilian national. Sindipetro, the area oil union, said that thefire broke out near the platform’s water tank just after 5 p…

Global Deepwater Review: Strength in numbers

Jun 02, 2014

The Centennial J tanker will be converted by MODEC for Tullow's TEN field. Photo by: Tullow Oil Plc/Joseph Lynch. E&P companies will continue to invest in deepwater exploration and development…

Global Deepwater Review: Driving deeper growth

Jun 01, 2014

As Infield Systems prepares for the annual release of its Deep and Ultra-deepwater Market Report to 2018, we look to global development of the deepwater sector and the emerging trends over the forthcoming five years. Looking back over the previous five-year period…

CHC Helicopter opens Brazilian hub

May 29, 2014

CHC Helicopter’s Brazililian subsidiary, BHS (Brazilian HelicopterServices Táxi Aéreo), opened a larger hangar for its existing offshore flying operations in Cabo Frio, the company announced this week. The 6500sq m (about 70,000sq ft)…

Spectrum begins Sergipe survey off Brazil

May 28, 2014

Spectrum has commenced a 10,000 km multi-client 2D seismic survey offshore Brazil in the Sergipe and Alagoas basins along the Eastern Margin of Brazil.   The new acquisition program will tie key wells in the basins, including the recent Barra…

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