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TGS Polarcus Asima

Mar 28, 2013

TGS announced it will charter the 12-streamer Polarcus Asima for a six-month period. TGS will utilize the ship during an acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey covering 7800km 2 of the Sunfish acre age in Harper Basin, off Liberia. TGS will…

How Spectrum is changing its focus to win multi-client business

Mar 28, 2013

Rune Eng, president and CEO, provides the answers to why Spectrum is emerging as a key player in the market for multiclient marine seismic surveys and where the company is heading with its business. Before joining Spectrum in 2010 Rune…

Cantarell extension

Mar 28, 2013

Mexico’s Cotemar Group secured short contract extensions for three Prosafe SE accommodation vessels. The three semisubmersibles are currently stationed at Pemex’s Cantarell field. Bareboat charter contracts for Safe Britannia, Safe Lancia, and…

Vessel range extended

Mar 25, 2013

IHC PackhorseNetherlands-based IHC Merwede introduced a new series of IHC Packhorse offshore support vessels last month. The vessels range from the Packhorse, a PSV, and the Packhorse-Maxi, which provides a 59-person accommodation unit, and options designed for subsea support on IRM work…

Hybrid propulsion systems to be installed

Mar 22, 2013

Viking LadyDNV and the Norwegian shipping industry partnered to develop battery-powered vessels. Four hybrids, powered by a mix of battery and diesel-electric propulsion, will hit the water this year and next. Eidesvik Offshore’s supply ship…

UK subsea sector looks to increase global market share

Mar 21, 2013

In his opening address, Subsea UK CEO Neil Gordon said that the global subsea market was set to double from £20 to 40 billion over the next fi ve years. The big challenge for Subsea UK and for the subsea UK industry was how to retain one-third of that market and grow its global share…

Ocean Installer wins Bittern install

Mar 08, 2013

Ocean Installer won a contract for umbilical installation at the Bittern field in the North Sea by Shell UK Ltd, the company announced on 7 March 2013.Normand ClipperThe scope of the work is to install two new static umbilicals of 20.7 km and 1…

Sevan Drilling chooses IFS asset management software

Mar 07, 2013

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Sevan Drilling ASA, an international ultra-deepwater (UDW) drilling contractor, has chosen IFS Applications for Offshore Service to streamline its onshore and offshore operations…

Qatar Shell adds second OAS unit

Mar 04, 2013

Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. granted Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV), an AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV joint venture, a variation order, adding a second offshore access system (OAS) to its current contract, OSBV announced on 4 March 2013.An OAS unit…

ROVOP invests £4million in ROVs

Mar 04, 2013

Subsea services specialist ROVOP has announced £4million of investment in two new ROVs (remotely operated vehicles). ROVOP, which also strengthened its management and onshore support team earlier this year, has invested in a 3,000m rated…

NATO Submarine Base to Become Rig Haven

Mar 01, 2013

Norwegian Ministry of Defense approves sale of Olavsvern naval base outside Tromsø.Location of Olavsvern naval baseThe sale is to the investor group Triko AS which includes Odfjell Drilling, PSW Rig Service, and in cooperation with Petro Support Group…

2H Offshore wins LLOG project

Feb 28, 2013

2H Offshore Inc., an Acteon company, has recently been awarded a Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) detailed design project with LLOG Exploration. The SCRs will be the first attached to the Exmar OPTI-11000 semi-submersible.Delta House Model (Image…

Petronas Carigali charters two Alam Maritim OSVs (Malaysia)

Feb 27, 2013

Alam Maritim Resources Berhad announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Alam Maritim (M) Sdn Bhd, based in Kuala Lumpur, has accepted the award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Peninsular Malaysia operations to provide two offshore support vessels (OSVs) to support Petronas’ drilling campaign…

Bourbon receives its third IMR vessel

Feb 27, 2013

The Evolution series conducts IMR operations in deep water.Bourbon took delivery of the Bourbon Evolution 803. It is the 3rd vessel in the 1st large IMR series for the offshore industry. Resource exploration is going into increasingly…

New satellite shows precise extent of Arctic sea ice loss

Feb 26, 2013

Bremerhaven, 15 February 2013. Current measurements of the ESA ice thickness satellite CryoSat-2 have shown that the total mass of the Arctic sea ice was 36% smaller last autumn than during the same period in the years 2003 to 2008. Five years ago…

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