Vessel News


Testing under tension

Aug 01, 2014

Using the tensioner test rig simulator can show how to improve tensioner pad design, says MacKinnon Marine’s Alex MacKinnon. The technical demands on pipeline installers continue to grow, due to the need to service the deeper field depths being exploited…

Achieving new capacities

Aug 01, 2014

Huisman’s 900-tonne RL-KBC with long outreach. Photos from Huisman. Subsea 7’s Seven Arctic is due for delivery in 2016. Its 900-tonne capacity crane was developed in close cooperation with Huisman…

Making light work in heavy lifting

Aug 01, 2014

The Rambiz 3000 carrying Wintershall’s L6-B mono-tower platform. Image from Scaldis.  Belgian and Dutch contractors have taken minimal facilities to the next level by installing a mono-tower platform and its foundations together…

Big gets bigger - and more capable

Aug 01, 2014

Frank Verhoeven  Boskalis is eyeing an increasing role in offshore oil and gas and renewables projects—including the potential to dry dock floating production vessels at sea. Elaine Maslin found out more…

Point by point: intervention

Aug 01, 2014

In advance of OE’s 2014 Deepwater Intervention Forum held in Galveston, Texas, Managing Editor Audrey Leon spoke with representatives of Helix Energy Solutions, FMC Technologies, and consultant Robert Keith of R.J. Keith & Associates, to discuss topics affecting the intervention sector…

Precision parts

Aug 01, 2014

TrustLube installed an automatic greasing system on EMAS’ newbuild ice-classed ultra-deepwater pipelaying and construction vessel Lewek Constellation in June. The newbuild is shown here in July sailing along the Queensland…

Intervention allies

Aug 01, 2014

Sarah Parker Musarra spoke with FTO Services’ Vidar Sten-Halvorsen to learn more about the new Island Performer intervention vessel, a product of the joint venture between FMC Technologies and Edison Chouest Offshore. The Island Constructor…

Royal accolade tops record year

Aug 01, 2014

IHC Engineer Business’ Hi-Traq trenching system, launched in May. Photos from Royal IHC.  Elaine Maslin spoke to Bram Roelse, the CEO at Royal IHC—the new name for Dutch firm IHC Merwede. Last…

Lampung receives first LNG cargo

Jul 28, 2014

The Hoegh LNG-owned Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Lampung received its first cargo of LNG through ship-to-ship transfer on 27 July offshore Indonesia. It entered its final commissioning phase…

FES, Francis Brown complete Ichthys work

Jul 22, 2014

Flexible Engineered Solutions International (FES) and Francis Brown Ltd. completed contracted work on Inpex’s Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia. FES supplied diverless bend stiffener connectors (DBSC) for the floating production…

McDermott awarded Megalodon installation

Jul 21, 2014

Houston-based McDermott International won a contract to provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corp. for the Megalodon platform in South Timbalier Block 311 in the Gulf of Mexico. McDermott will provide all…

Saipem awarded new FPSO contracts

Jul 15, 2014

Saipem has been awarded contracts for the extension of leasing and upgrading works of the Cidade de Vitoria FPSO vessel off Brazil and a lease extension and operation contract for the Gimboa FPSO off Angola. The contracts are worth approximately US$600 million…

EOC acquires new vessel

Jul 10, 2014

EOC Ltd. an Asian based provider of offshore oil and gas development and production solutions, today announced that it would be adding a new accommodation and support vessel to its fleet. EOC has entered into a memorandum of agreement to acquire a newbuild accommodation and support vessel…

Drydocks World completes rig refurbishment

Jul 09, 2014

Drydocks World announced the completion of a major refurbishment carried out on National Drilling Company’s (NDC) offshore drilling rig Al Ghallan. The project is part of a series of four rig repair and refurbishment projects signed with NDC in 2013…

Gas Discovery at Toro

Jul 02, 2014

Woodside announced that the Toro-1 exploration well in permit WA-430-P has intersected approximately 150m gross gas and 65m net gas within the Mungaroo Formation target. The Toro-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 3724m, referenced from the rig rotary table…

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