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Havyard breaks into Brazil

Aug 29, 2014

Havyard is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by the Brazilian shipping company and shipyard group Grupo CBO. The contract has been entered into by Havyard Design & Solutions…

USCG tests unmanned aircraft in Arctic for oil spill response

Aug 28, 2014

The US Coast Guard announced that the first launch and landing of an unmanned aircraft system from an icebreaker occurred on the flight deck of the USCGC Healy on 18 August in Arctic waters. The aircraft is being evaluated to determine…

USGS finds widespread natural methane seepage

Aug 27, 2014

Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the US Atlantic margin than previously thought, according to a study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the US Geological Survey, and other institutions. Methane…

Harkand wins Apache North Sea work

Aug 18, 2014

Harkand has been awarded a contract to support Apache's North Sea business with inspection, repair and maintenance work (IRM) as well as light construction (LC). The award includes provision of vessels, ROV and diving services for three years…

Vard acquires STX Canada Marine

Aug 15, 2014

VARD has acquired STX Canada Marine Inc., a leading marine engineering and design company with more than 30 years history in North America, for approx. NOK 65 million (US$10.6 million). Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with branch…

2H secures Kaombo contract

Aug 13, 2014

Heerema Marine Contractors chose 2H Offshore to engineer hybrid risers for Total’s Kaombo Block 32 project offshore Luanda, Angola in 1400-1900m water depth. 2H Offshore's scope of work includes performing part of the detailed engineering…

Alma/Galia start-up delayed

Aug 13, 2014

First oil from EnQuest’s Alma/Galia development in the North Sea is now not expected until next year, the firm said today (August 13).  First production from the field, due to be developed using the EnQuest Producer floating production…

Keel laid at Barreras for Pemex flotel vessel

Aug 13, 2014

Last week, workers at the Hijos de J. Barreras SA shipyard (Astillero Barreras) in Vigo, northwest Spain, laid the keel for a new floating accommodation vessel for Pemex Exploration and Production. The Barreras shipyard was founded in the Galicia region in 1892…

Finland's Arctech to build icebreakers for Sakhalin

Aug 11, 2014

Finland's Arctech Helsinki Shipyard signed a contract to build three icebreaking stand-by vessels for Russia´s largest shipping company, Sovcomflot (SCF Group). The vessels will be built for the North East Sakhalin Offshore region oil…

Teekay inks accommodation unit

Aug 11, 2014

Teekay Offshore Partners have exercised the first of six options to build another floating accommodation unit (FAU) based on the cylindrical Sevan design at the Cosco Shipyard, Nantong, China. The new FAU is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2016…

Kara Sea spudded despite sanctions

Aug 11, 2014

ExxonMobil began exploratory drilling operations in the Kara Sea’s Universitetskaya structure in the East Prinovozemelskiy area on 9 August, defying Western-imposed sanctions against Russian state-owned Rosneft. Drilling on the Universitetskaya-1 well…

Dolphin awarded seismic contract in Pacific region

Aug 08, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical won a 3D seismic contract in the Pacific region of approximately 90 days.  The contract will begin at the end of 4Q 2014 for a non-disclosed large independent oil company. Dolphin will utilize one of their modern high-capacity vessels…

Wartsila wins Arctic design contract

Aug 07, 2014

A second confirmed design contract for Wärtsilä's new series of arctic platform supply vessels has been signed. This latest order is for a multi-purpose platform supply vessel (MPSV) being built by Tersan Shipyard in Turkey on behalf of US-based Tidewater Inc…

Sinopacific enters Mexican market

Aug 06, 2014

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group has been contracted by Mexican shipping company Naviera Petrolera Integral to construct three SPP17A offshore support vessels (OSV), marking the Chinese company’s first foray into the Mexican market. The vessels…

LQ platform topsides arrive at Filanovsky field

Aug 05, 2014

The living quarters platform (LQP-1) topside for the Vladimir Filanovsky field has arrived at its north Caspian Sea destination from Krasnye Barrikady shipyard in Russia’s Astrakhan region, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) announced on 5 August…

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