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Compact Semi Launched

Jul 19, 2012

The latest addition to the Hallin Marine fleet of subsea operation vessels, the compact semisubmersible Derwent, was floated for final fit out at the Drydocks World yard in Nanindah, Indonesia, last month. Designed and equipped to meet current and anticipated subsea industry demand…

Solid streamer slims down

Jul 19, 2012

Sercel has expanded its marine seismic equipment offering with the launch of the Sentinel RD, the latest generation of its Sentinel solid streamer. With over 4000km of streamers delivered to more than 60 seismic vessels worldwide since its introduction in 2005…

Walk to work

Jul 19, 2012

The first phase of a contract to integrate a novel self-stabilising gangway system onboard the subsea construction vessel Island Enforcer, chartered to provide pedestrian access for workers from vessel to offshore platform as required, was recently completed by Babcock for Shell…

Hallin Marine

Jul 19, 2012

Hallin Marine has expanded its subsea services capability in the North Sea and Mediterranean regions by chartering the OSV Stril Explorer for an initial 12 months, with options to renew.

Exmar team eyes first FLRSU

Jul 01, 2012

Wison Offshore & Marine, Exmar and longtime LNG consulting and engineering firm Black & Veatch have teamed up on what the companies promise will be the first floating LNG liquefaction, regasification and storage unit (FLRSU), to be installed 3km offshore Colombia…

Tracking line tension

Jun 26, 2012

The Inter-M Pulse long-term mooring connector, developed by InterMoor in conjunction with sister company Pulse Structural Monitoring, was recently put through its paces in a North Sea field trial. Alan Duncan, MD of InterMoor UK, reported…

Smit Lamnalco

Jun 26, 2012

Following the 2011 acquisition of Smit’s terminal and anchor handling tug supply activities by Lamnalco, the marines services group has been officially rebranded Smit Lamnalco. Chief executive Daan Koornneef said the new identity reflected the…

Topaz Energy & Marine

Jun 26, 2012

UAE-based Topaz Energy & Marine has signed phase one of a US$ 330 million loan agreement with a syndicate of banks towards the refinancing of some of its existing loans. As well as extra liquidity, the deal paves the way for new investments in Topaz’s offshore support vessel operations.

Making the irish sea connection

Jun 01, 2012

The newbuild DP3 ultra-deepwater multipurpose flex-lay subsea construction vessel Lewek Connector recently wrapped up her first working voyage in the Irish Sea, laying two power cables and a fibre optic cable for the final phase of EirGrid's East-West Interconnector project…

Superior Energy Services

May 27, 2012

Superior Energy Services has closed the previously announced sale of its marine services segment, comprising 18 liftboats, to a subsidiary of Seacor Holdings for $134 million plus working capital in a deal facilitated by Simmons & Co International.

Viking Moorings

May 27, 2012

Aberdeen-headquartered mooring design firm Viking Moorings has been renamed Viking SeaTech and will now supply industry personnel, in addition to rig positioning, inspection, maintenance and associated rig support services globally from its bases in the UK, Singapore, Australia and Norway.

Vessels in action

May 01, 2012

Jumbo bolsters heavylift fleetJumbo Shipping last month confirmed that it has ordered a second new K-class vessel, with an option on a third, to complement its existing fleet. And following engineering studies, the Rotterdambased specialist…

Helix Qs up for deepwater role

May 01, 2012

While the Q4000, star of the Macondo response,was in dock recently for some much-deserved TLC, Helix Energy Solutions Group chairman and CEO Owen Kratz spoke with analysts about the company’s bet on a burgeoning well intervention market and…

Cookie cutter approach pays drilling dividends

May 01, 2012

ENSCO 8505, the sixth in a series of seven ultra-deepwater semisubmersibles, recently arrived in Texas for final trials before launching a two-year stint under contract to Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy in the Gulf of Mexico. Russell McCulley was on hand in Corpus Christi…

Fast Worker

Apr 28, 2012

Tomahawk, the latest addition to Forum Subsea Technologies’ ROV range, has been built to be fast and agile and it shares the same 35kW power system and thrusters as Forum’s largest electric vehicle, the Comanche.It is manufactured at the Aberdeenshire facility of Sub-Atlantic…

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