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EvoLogics uses USV in demo

May 29, 2015

At MTS/IEEE OCEANS’15 in Genoa, EvoLogics presented its latest developments with a mobile demonstration kit that combines underwater LBL (Long Baseline) positioning with the company’s unmanned surface vehicle, the Sonobot. The Sonobot…

Seattleites protest Arctic drilling

May 15, 2015

Transocean’s Polar Pioneer has recently become the center of attention in Seattle. On 12 May 2015 a request was made by the Port of Seattle commissioners which asked Shell to postpone the rig’s move to the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 while permitting issues are worked out…

(Em)Bracing innovation

May 01, 2015

Installed in 65m water depth in 1998, the Siri platform was an innovation. Now, it has taken another innovation – taking onshore cable stay engineering design concepts for use subsea – to allow the platform to continue operation. Elaine Maslin reports…

Technip in Triton subsea gig

Apr 14, 2015

Dana Petroleum awarded Technip a brownfield subsea contract for the Triton floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the central North Sea. Image from Dana Petroleum. This…

Accommodation vessel market hinges on quality

Mar 16, 2015

The global offshore accommodation market has seen significant growth over the past five years, with persons on board (PoB) requirements increasing by 27% between 2009 and 2014. Although the recent oil price decline has negatively impacted the accommodation market to some extent…

Allseas grabs Johan Sverdrup gig

Feb 27, 2015

Dutch contractor Allseas last night (26 February) signed a contract with Norway's Statoil for the installation of three platforms on the giant Johan Sverdrup development in single lifts using the newly renamed mega-vessel Pioneering Spirit…

Fugro invests in Arctic survey capability

Jan 29, 2015

The Research & Development Corp. (RDC) is investing US$4.9 million in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St John’s. The total cost to design, build and operate such a vessel over a 10…

Shell charters Ocean Alliance

Jan 14, 2015

Oceaneering International entered into a two-year, multi-service vessel charter agreement with Shell for use of the Ocean Alliance in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) commencing January 1, 2015. The Ocean Alliance is a US-flagged vessel built in 2010…

Keppel Singmarine secures US$48.7 million contracts

Jan 06, 2015

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd. secured two contracts worth a total of approximately US$48.7 million. The first contract was awarded by Dubai-based Seaways International Pte Ltd. to build a multi-task anchor handling tug (AHT) vessel suitable for an array of offshore activities…

Kara Sea JV cancels Siem Offshore contract

Dec 02, 2014

The ExxonMobil-Rosneft joint venture Karmorneftegaz SARL notified Norway's Siem Offshore that it has terminated Siem's contract for the 2015 season. The contract involves the charter of two AHTS vessels Siem Topaz and Siem Amethyst, and one PSV Siem Pilot…

Damen bags Seawell upgrade work

Nov 26, 2014

Helix UK awarded Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, a major upgrade on MSV SEAWELL, a light well intervention/dive support vessel. The SEAWELL is expected at the yard second half of December 2014. As the upgrade will be executed over the winter season…

Oceaneering charters Island Pride

Nov 24, 2014

Oceaneering International has entered into a two-year charter for use of the Island Pride, a multi-service subsea support vessel owned by Island Offshore Shipping International. The vessel is expected to be available for work in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in early January 2015…

GMS secures North Sea extension

Nov 18, 2014

Gulf Marine Services has been awarded a contract extension for one of its Large Class vessels in the southern North Sea.    The extension is for a self-propelled, self-elevating, support vessel, that has been chartered to an international oil company (IOC) since Q3 2012…

NOSAC meeting on diving safety, MODUs, OSVs

Nov 05, 2014

The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC), sponsored by the US Coast Guard, will meet on 18-19 November in Houston. Topics on the agenda include diving safety; OSV purpose and offshore workers; and training of personnel…

Bibby takes SMD ROV delivery

Nov 03, 2014

Bibby Offshore has taken delivery of two Quantum MkIII 250hp 3000m-rated work class remotely operated vehicles (ROV). The company's ROV fleet has now increased to nine SMD vehicles, including one Atom and six Quasars. Each of the Quantum…

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