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Hercules, Eni sign five-year deal

Apr 02, 2015

Houston-based Hercules Offshore signed a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. for use of the Hercules 260 in West Africa. The dayrate under the contract will range from a minimum of US$75,000 per day when the price of Brent crude oil is $86 or less per barrel…

Neptune gets Apache Australia gig

Apr 02, 2015

Neptune Marine Services has been awarded an 18-month rig positioning and mooring services contract for Apache Energy, in Australia.  The contract is set to begin in May 2015, and come with two extension options. It will see Neptune…

ROVOP announces new Houston headquarters, leadership

Apr 02, 2015

ROVOP established a new Western Hemisphere headquarters and support base in Houston, as well as appointed three ROV industry professionals to lead the business, due to an increased demand for its services globally.  Image of Wagner…

Lewek Constellation in Rotterdam

Apr 02, 2015

On 1 March, EMAS AMC officially christened and named its flagship, the Lewek Constellation, prior to her departure to the Gulf of Mexico to start work for Noble Energy. EMAS AMC’s Lewek Constellation…

RWLI makes its mark

Apr 01, 2015

Ask about subsea well intervention and most assume it’s riserless light well intervention you want to talk about – for good reason. Elaine Maslin reports. Subsea light well intervention visualized by FMC Technologies…

Karoon spuds third Santos well

Apr 01, 2015

Karoon Gas Australia spudded its third well in the Santos basin drilling campaign, offshore Brazil. Map of the Santos basin, from Karoon.   The Echidna-1 exploration well is located in exploration block S-M-1102…

Fugro in Moho Nord subsea gig

Apr 01, 2015

Total E&P Congo awarded Fugro a five-year, US$100 million contract for remote operated vehicle (ROV) services and remote subsea tooling in the Moho Nord field offshore Africa. Image of Fugro's FCV 3000 work class ROV system…

BW Offshore gets Polvo extension

Apr 01, 2015

BW Offshore signed an agreement with Petrorio for a one-year extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Polvo. The firm period has been extended to 3Q 2016 (from 3Q 2015), with options until 3Q 2022.  BW Offshore is operating the FPSO offshore Brazil…

Harkand Arena gets first Mexican contract

Apr 01, 2015

Harkand Arena secured a US$5 million contract in Mexico to perform saturation diving services in support of an offshore pipeline project for Swiber Offshore Mexico S.A de C.V. Image from Harkand.   The…

Oceangoing giants

Apr 01, 2015

Rotterdam was home to three giants of the sea in early March – offshore industry flagships, not least Allseas’ newly renamed Pioneering Spirit. Elaine Maslin took a tour. Pioneering Spirit’s lifting beams loom from its bows…

Intervening on Pompano

Apr 01, 2015

Unique fields deserve equally unique intervention solutions when production begins to wane, this was the challenge Stone Energy had to meet when it contracted Cross Group to develop new methodology and technology for its Pompano subsea production template…

Lessons learned with Kristian Siem

Apr 01, 2015

Kristian Siem was early in his career when in 1978, with the market at rock bottom, he formed an investment group to take a punt on a rig. Now 65, the founder and chairman of Siem Industries, and chairman of Subsea 7 and Siem Capital, as well as director of a host of other companies…

Rapp Marine delivering 150-tonne crane

Mar 31, 2015

Rapp Marine will deliver its largest engineered crane for one of Otto Candies’ vessels. The 150-tonne active heave compensation (AHC) crane will be capable of lifting 150-tonne at 17m, and will be certified by Lloyd’s registry. It will…

ABB's Azipod D

Mar 31, 2015

ABB shows off the newest addition to its line of Azipod electric propulsion offering, the Azipod D. ABB says that the electric propulsion behind ABB’s Azipod units enables ship owners and operators to lower maintenance costs and cut fuel consumption…

VAALCO dry off Angola

Mar 31, 2015

Houston-based VAALCO Energy is in the process of plugging and abandoning its post-salt Kindele-1 well, offshore Angola after encountering non-commercial hydrocarbons. Map of Kindele-1, offshore Angola…

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