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ExxonMobil Extends Rowan Relentless Charter

Dec 03, 2018

U.S. based drilling contractor Rowan Companies announced Monday that ExxonMobil has exercised the first two options for the drillship Rowan Relentless. The options will be used for operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and have an expected duration of 30 days each…

Vestdavit to Equip Nexans Cable Layer

Nov 29, 2018

Bergen-based Vestdavit said has secured a contract to equip the Nexans flag ship cable layer Nexans Aurora with its MissionEase multi-boat handling system for mission bays.The cable laying vessel (CLV) has been designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund…

Eight OSD Systems to Petrobras

Nov 28, 2018

Sea-state monitoring firm Miros Group is set to supply eight Oil Spill Detection (OSD) systems to Brazilian oil major Petrobras in the world’s largest x-band radar-based OSD surveillance and response contract to date.The agreement is in partnership with Ulstein Belga Marine…

Brazil Ship Collision Reveals Offshore Regulatory Gaps

Nov 28, 2018

Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring of such offshore maneuvers is lax, to a point where a July 2017 collision between two tankers was not reported, according to a Reuters review of government and shipping records…

Subsea7 Upgrades BWTS at Optimarin

Nov 27, 2018

An Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) installed on Seven Pacific, a Subsea7 vessel, in 2015 has been upgraded to meet the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG).The Norway-based BWTS provider said…

First Steel Cut for Karish and Tanin FPSO

Nov 27, 2018

Energean Oil and Gas announced that first steel was cut on the Karish and Tanin floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at the COSCO yard in Zhoushan, China, on Monday. The FPSO is scheduled to be delivered to the Karish field offshore Israel in late 2020…

Damen: New Fast Crew Supplier for US Market

Nov 26, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new vessel design geared toward the developing offshore wind market in North America: the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV).The new design builds on Damen designs…

MarTID 2019: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices is Open

Nov 25, 2018

The second annual global Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) survey examines the impact of the autonomy trend in maritime operations on the training of future ‘seafarers,’ and as of November 26, 2018, the survey is officially ‘open’ for a period of approximately six weeks…

Equatorial Guinea Punishes Subsea 7

Nov 22, 2018

Equatorial Guinea has ordered energy operators to stop doing business with oil and gas service firm Subsea 7 for failing to comply with local laws aimed at creating more jobs for locals, the oil minister said on Thursday.In September, an oil ministry source warned that Schlumberger…

Rowan Drillship Swap

Nov 21, 2018

U.S. offshore drilling contractor Rowan announced on Wednesday that its charter contract with Fieldwood Energy for the Rowan Reliance will be transferred to the Rowan Resolute under the same contractual terms, which includes a one-year, firm term plus three 90-day options…

SBM Orders Second Fast4Ward FPSO Hull

Nov 21, 2018

SBM Offshore signed a contract Wednesday for a second hull in its planned series of Fast4Ward floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) with Chinese shipyard Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and Offshore Co., Ltd. (SWS).The order…

Argentina to Export First LNG in 2019

Nov 21, 2018

Argentina is due to begin exports of liquefied natural gas from a part of its vast Vaca Muerta shale gas resource next year through a floating LNG liquefaction (FLNG) vessel provided by Exmar, the Belgian shipping company said on Wednesday.The operations…

Johan Castberg Topside Construction Begins

Nov 21, 2018

Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg cut the first sheet for the topside of the Johan Castberg floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) at Kværner's yard at Stord on Wednesday as part of a large scale  project triggering ripple effects throughout Norway…

DP Upgrade for Saipem 7000

Nov 19, 2018

One of the world's largest semi-submersible crane and pipelaying vessels has arrived in the Netherlands for an extensive six-month upgrade.The Saipem 7000 is in Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) for a dynamic positioning system overhaul to meet…

Shearwater Completes Acquisition of Schlumberger's Seismic Fleet

Nov 18, 2018

Norway-based provider of marine geophysical services Shearwater GeoServices Holding  announced the completion of the acquisition of the marine seismic acquisition assets and operations of WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger…

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