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Bodies recovered after Jascon-4 capsizes

Jun 03, 2013

Ten bodies have been recovered during a rescue operation off the coast of Nigeria after a tugboat contracted by Chevron sank on May 26, 2013. According to Chevron, the Jascon-4 capsized and sank while supporting a tanker loading at SBM 3…

Keppel delivers Super A Class to Discovery

Jun 03, 2013

Keppel FELS has delivered its first KFELS Super A Class jackup rig to Discovery Offshore for use in the North Sea.  Named Discovery Triumph, the first KFELS Super A Class jackup was delivered 46 days ahead of schedule and with a perfect safety record…

SeaBird vessel updates

May 31, 2013

SeaBird Exploration PLC was awarded a US $16 million contract for its 2D Osprey Explorer vessel in the South America region. The client has not been named.  In addition, the Hawk Explorer has moved to Uruguay and started a 4000 km survey for Spectrum…

Atwood Eagle wins work off Australia

May 30, 2013

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. through one of its subsidiaries, has won a drilling services contract for the semisubmersible rig Atwood Eagle. This contract is for a term of 24 months and will be performed offshore Australia at a day rate of approximately $460…

ABB to power pipelay vessel

May 30, 2013

ABB has been picked to supply the power and propulsion systems for a new deepwater pipelay vessel. The vessel, tentatively named Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 (DLV2000), will be constructed at Keppel Singmarine in Singapore and delivered in 2015 to Hydro Marine Services…

Largest Craig Group ship launches

May 30, 2013

Craig Group has launched its latest platform supply vessel (PSV), the Grampian Sceptre, from the Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain. Along with its sister vessel, the Grampian Sovereign, it is the largest built by Craig Group. Both…

Teekay providing Gina Krog FSO

May 30, 2013

Teekay Offshore Partners is to provide a floating storage and offloading tanker to Statoil for use on the Gina Krog field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The vessel will be a new unit, to be converted from the 1995-built shuttle tanker…

First of new Vroon fleet launches

May 30, 2013

Vroon Offshore has announced the launch in China of the VOS Fabulous - the first of 10 new vessels being added to its fleet.  The VOS Fabulous is a 50m ERRV (emergency response and rescue vessel) and has been built at Nanjing East Star Shipyard…

Gryphon Alpha resumes production

May 29, 2013

Just under two and a half years after coming off station in a storm, Maersk Oil's Gryphon Alpha FPSO has been brought back on production. The vessel, stationed about 280km north east of Aberdeen in the North Sea, has undergone a major overhaul in dry dock…

The modern liftboat could be a jackup

May 23, 2013

Liftboats started as a concept in South Louisiana with the first-known liftboats conceived in Braithwaite. The technology was developed locally and has continued to improve. A liftboat is a self elevating, self-propelled vessel equipped with…

Evolution of a Fleet

May 23, 2013

Bourbon took delivery of the third vessel in its planned 10-vessel inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) fleet. The vessel, Bourbon Evolution 803, will operate in multi-service vessel (MSV) mode for subsea system service, off Malaysia…

Russian shipyard launches new Yantar research vessel

May 22, 2013

A new Russian oceanographic research vessel was launched at the JSC Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, on the Baltic Sea. New research vessel in JSC Yantar Shipyard R/V Yantar is designed for deepwater research. The 107.8m-long vessel…

Mega projects on the horizon for the Pieter Schelte

May 22, 2013

After 20 years as an idea, the Pieter Schelte heavy-lift and pipelay vessel is getting close to winning its first work, with the North Sea its most likely first customer. Elaine Maslin shares a look.Big just got bigger, and what was once a dream is getting closer by the day to becoming reality…

EMGS extends Atlantic Guardian charter

May 22, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into an agreement with North Sea Shipping to extend the charter hire period for the vessel Atlantic Guardian from September 1 2013 to March 1 2014. Furthermore, EMGS has agreed to charter…

Reeled pipelay vessel for ultra‐deepwater field developments

May 22, 2013

Reeled pipelay has normally been used in fully developed and matured offshore oil and gas field areas with close proximity to onshore support, onshore logistics, and with short offshore transit distance to onshore spoolbases for loading the pipeline stalks onto the reel…

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