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Husky begins second South White Rose well production

Sep 09, 2015

Husky Energy has commenced production from a second oil well at the South White Rose extension drill center offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The two wells are expected to ramp up to a combined net peak production of 15,000 b/d. South…

Unique Group delivers Vaila to Aberdeen

May 14, 2015

Unique Group, one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, delivered two new dive systems and a diving vessel worth around £5million to global services provider, Vertech. The Hydracraft 1500 Daughter Craft vessel…

SIOFF agrees to Daya vessel sale

May 01, 2015

Siem Offshore (SIOFF) agreed to sell Siem Daya 1 to Daya for US$120 million. In addition, SIOFF is entitled to a 60/40 profit share in SIOFFs favor based on the profit Daya makes on the vessel limited to an additional $10 million…

MacGregor makes delivery

Apr 29, 2015

Following an order announced in October 2013, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, delivered and commissioned 45 variable frequency drive (VFD) winches and a full control system for the recently completed heavy-lift crane barge Hyundai HLV-10000…

NADL, Rosneft delay deal termination

Apr 20, 2015

Norway-based North Atlantic Drilling (NADL) and Russia's Rosneft recently agreed to extend the termination date of the 2014 framework agreement until May 31, 2017. The agreement states that either party can end the agreement, including any offshore drilling contracts…

Northern delays jackup deliveries

Mar 31, 2015

Northern Offshore is delaying the delivery of two of its high specification jackups due to the downturn of the drilling market. The West Navigator. From NADL.   Northern was able to…

HLX and BP amend Q5000 contract

Feb 27, 2015

Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) and BP Exploration & Production have agreed to amend their existing 2013 agreement for the Q5000 to provide well intervention services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The amendment will defer the commencement of work…

A stabilizing influence

Oct 03, 2014

When the Varg A monotower offshore Norway required stabilization, IK came up with a novel, remote, subsea solution. Elaine Maslin found out more after hearing about the project at the Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen earlier this year…

Mermaid gets US$45M Middle East contracts

Sep 18, 2014

Thailand’s Mermaid Maritime Public Co. has been awarded two saturation diving services contracts valued at US$40 to $45 million in the Middle East Mermaid is using the DP3 multipurpose vessel Bourbon Evolution and will additionally deploy specialized diving equipment…

Eni finds oil in Angola

Sep 17, 2014

Eni has discovered oil in Block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect offshore Angola. ENI said the find was 'important' and would be fast tracked to production through the Ngoma floating production, storage and offloading vessel on the company's West Hub development…

Ilhabela sails away from Brasa

Sep 16, 2014

The Cidade de Ilhabela floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) sailed from the Brasa shipyard on 15 September, marking the first FPSO to be integrated at Brasa’s quay number two. The departure of the FPSO is a milestone for 2-year-old Estaleiro Brasa (shipyard)…

Aker wins US$465M Petrobras contract

Sep 15, 2014

Petrobras awarded Aker Solutions' subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) a US$465 million contract to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil. The five-year contract slated to begin in 4Q 2016 is for the Aker Wayfarer subsea construction vessel…

Vard’s dual fuel vessel gets patent

Sep 11, 2014

Vard Marine has been awarded a US Patent for their design and engineering of a Dual Fuel Vessel. The company also announced that later this year; the first of six 5100DWT vessels to be built under this patent will be delivered. The…

Wärtsilä's supplying 2-stroke dual-fuel engines

Sep 09, 2014

Wärtsilä's 2-stroke dual-fuel technology will be featured on two new, large 180,000 cbm LNG carriers. South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries and SK Shipping and Marubeni are building the carriers that will be powered by 6-cylinder Wärtsilä X62DF 2-stroke dual-fuel engines…

EMGS wins Petrobras contract

Sep 09, 2014

Petrobras awarded Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) a US$5.5 million contract for 3D EM data acquisition in Brazil. EMGS says all necessary permits are in place and the start-up of acquisition will be as soon as possible. The survey will be done using the vessel EM Leader…

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