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Aquadrill's Polaris Drillship Catches Fire in Sri Lanka

Feb 17, 2022

Aquadrill's Polaris drillship caught fire earlier this week at Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka. According to the port authorities, the incident happened Tuesday, and the fire was quickly extinguished.'The Hambantota International Port Emergency Response Unit (ERU) together with the port’s Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Dept. (QHSE), and Port Control, responded to a fire that occurred on board the drillship “West Polaris…

Digitalization: Leveraging Digital Innovation in Offshore Energy

Jun 20, 2022

There is an increasing expectation that oil and gas firms can demonstrate their value and efficiency through more data-centric processes, managing costs and reacting more quickly to changing market conditions. While the sector has typically been slow to adopt digital innovations…

U-Ming Marine Offshore Buys Two CTVs for Offshore Wind Market in Taiwan

Apr 26, 2022

U-Ming Marine Offshore Company Limited (UMO) has acquired two secondhand crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and completed their reflagging.The company, a joint venture between U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation and World Marine Offshore A/S, said the vessels…

Prelude FLNG to Stay Shut in 1Q 2022

Feb 04, 2022

Oil major Shell expects its Prelude FLNG unit in Australia, the world's largest unit of the type, will remain shut for most of the first quarter of 2022.The world's largest FLNG facility had in January 2021 resumed LNG cargo shipments, almost one year after a shutdown caused by an electrical trip…

Regulator Orders Shell to Keep Prelude FLNG Output Shut Until it Can Prove It Is Safe

Dec 24, 2021

Australian oil and gas industry safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered Shell to keep the giant Prelude FLNG facility off W. Australia shut until it can convince the regulator that it can keep the facility properly powered and that the safety systems are operational…

Nippon Foundation, DeepStar Launch Joint Decarbonization R&D Program

Dec 06, 2021

The Nippon Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the offshore technology development consortium DeepStar to establish a joint research and development program focused on decarbonization in offshore oil and gas, with a focus on renewable energy and the environment…

Australian Green Group Looks to Derail Woodside's $12B Scarborough Offshore Project

Nov 19, 2021

Lawyers for the Conservation Council of Western Australia have sent letters to Woodside Petroleum and the country's energy minister seeking to delay, if not stop, the company's Scarborough natural gas project.The letters were sent just weeks…

Offshore Crane Maker Huisman Launches Drone Inspection Service

Nov 18, 2021

Huisman, a Dutch company best known for its cranes for the offshore energy industry, has recently launched a drone inspection service for the inspection of cranes, drilling, and pipelay equipment.The company said the service is offered from Huisman's locations in the Netherlands…

Communications: The Role of Secure Telecommunications in Offshore Wind Ops

Oct 29, 2021

While maintaining the integrity of power supply, digitalization and the integration of data have been prioritized in the energy transition process, ensuring a robust telecommunications infrastructure is essential for operational success. A well…

Wearing Men's PPE Puts Women Working Offshore at Risk, Red Wing Says

Oct 14, 2021

Personal protective equipment provider Red Wing has said that giving female workers men's PPE puts women at risk, and has called for the North Sea offshore industry to close the gender PPE gap and improve the safety of women’s kit.According to Red Wing…

BW Offshore Orders VIKING Lifeboats for Australia-bound FPSO

Sep 28, 2021

Offshore safety equipment provider VIKING has said it has won a contract with FPSO supplier BW Offshore to deliver has selected VIKING Norsafe free-fall lifeboats, daughter craft, and davits for a large FPSO project which will operate off northern Australia…

Safety Milestone for Japan Drilling Company's Jack-up Rig

Sep 20, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Japan Drilling Company said last week that its jack-up drilling rig Hakuryu-11 had reached a safety milestone.Namely, the rig has managed to achieve a three-year milestone of No Recordable Incident Record - for the September 14…

Ampelmann First to Deploy Motion-Compensated Gangway in China's Offshore Wind Sector

Sep 14, 2021

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed its first contract offshore China, to provide the A-type gangway to Guangdong Safety New Energy for the offshore wind works off Guangdong province. Ampelmann said it was able to secure this…

Dyna-Mac Secures FPSO Turret Module Gig

Jun 22, 2021

Singapore-based oil and gas module construction firm Dyna-Mac has said it has won additional work from existing customers, for a total provisional contract sum of S$8.0 million ($5,94 million). Dyna-Mac said it had secured an add-on work scope for an ongoing project in its yard…

Miclyn Express Offshore Bags MTJDA Charters for Vessel Duo

Jun 15, 2021

Miclyn Express Offshore's Miclyn Emperor and Miclyn Empress have secured contracts to perform supply vessel operations at a gas field in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (MTJDA) for 3 years and 2 years respectively. The two sister…

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