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Technip picks up Juniper EPIC

Sep 09, 2014

BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning lump sum contract for the development of the Juniper project, off the southeast coast of Trinidad. BPTT announced the sanction of the Juniper offshore project in August…

Bentley releases upgraded MOSES

Sep 05, 2014

Bentley Systems Inc. released MOSES V7.1 software for the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis of offshore platforms and vessels.  MOSES’ functionality covers stability, motions, and mooring studies of offshore operations and aims to…

Nautronix commissioned largest NASDive system

Sep 02, 2014

Nautronix has commissioned the largest NASDive digital diver communications system for GDA. The vessel provides support for the Swedish Navy, and is fitted with hyperbaric chambers to facilitate rescue of submariners in the event of an incident…

Well control for pre-salt production efficiency

Sep 01, 2014

Baker Hughes has been developing completion technology and well control with Petrobras in deepwater ever since its first intelligent completion system contract in the early 2000s. Claudio Paschoa found out more. Baker…

Nordic Maritime wins Statoil North Sea contract

Aug 26, 2014

Statoil awarded Nordic Maritime a contract for its newest DP2 vessel, Mokul Nordic in the North Sea. The 30-day contract has an optional 15-day charter. Mokul Nordicis a DP2 VS470 MKIII subsea service vessel capable of ROV and inspection…

CNOOC begins Wenchang 13-6 production

Aug 25, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. began production at its Wenchang 13-6 oilfield, offshore the Western South China Sea. The Wenchang 13-6 oilfield, located in the west of Pearl River Mouth basin has an average water depth of approximately 120m. The main…

Salamander announces first oil at Bualuang

Aug 19, 2014

Salamander Energy received the first oil in the tanks of the Suksan Salamander floating storage and offtake vessel (FSO) at the Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand. Greater Bualuang work. Image: Salamander…

Ceona awards NCS Survey subsea contract

Aug 12, 2014

Ceona awarded NCS Survey Ltd. a five-year contract for positioning services, in which mobilization has been successfully completed on the first vessel, Ceona’s DP3 multi-purpose vessel, the Normand Pacific. Following initial work in the Gulf of Mexico…

Making time

Aug 04, 2014

Loading rock on to the Flintstone at Shenzhen, mainland China. Photo from Tideway. Fast local sourcing and past experience helped Tideway turnaround a Chinese rock placement project in quick time…

Magellan’s journey

Aug 04, 2014

GustoMSC’s sixth-generation Magellan-class drillship.Images from GustoMSC Ferdinand Magellan became the first to circumnavigate the globe with a brutal three-year journey beginning in 1519…

Positive outlook

Aug 04, 2014

The HelWin Beta platform, on its way out to sea. Photos from HFG. The North Sea is set to continue to provide work for fabricators for 10-20 more years, says Heerema Fabrication Group’s CEO…

Pieter Schelte: Bigger and better

Aug 04, 2014

The Pieter Schelte at Marine Engineering’s Korean yard.  Photo from Allseas. Work is lining up for Allseas’ mega-vessel the Pieter Schelte, which finally starts sea trials offshore Korea this summer…

Heavy hitters in heavy lifting

Aug 04, 2014

The Dutch have long dominated the heavy lifting market, especially offshore, and the country’s domination looks set to continue. Earlier this year, Allseas announced plans to build a new vessel that will top by 50% the capacity of its already enormous Pieter Schelte…

BGP completes 3D seismic project offshore Gabon

Aug 01, 2014

China’s BGP Pioneer completed Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon 3D seismic acquisition project of approximately 1500sq km offshore Gabon. The project included undershoot operations between platforms and was to be run in water depth varying between depth between 15 to 55m…

Preventing damaging vibrations for long term pipeline protection

Aug 01, 2014

The J-Lay test rig applies a 20 te vertical load via the rollers whilst pulling the product through. Image from Trelleborg Offshore. Specifying the right vortex induced vibration…

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