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StimFORCE prowls the Gulf

Jun 12, 2014

MV Connor Bordelon is the host vessel for Baker Hughes new StimFORCE stimulation system in the Gulf of Mexico. Nina Rach went to Houma, Louisiana, to see the modular installation. Baker Hughes recently constructed a new stimulation vessel dedicated to the Gulf of Mexico market…

CLOV in production

Jun 12, 2014

Total’s CLOV deepwater oil development offshore Angola in Block 17, began production on schedule, the French company announced on 12 June. The development is expected to reach daily production capacity of 160,000bbl in the coming months…

SBM axes tenders with Petrobras

Jun 12, 2014

Dutch floating platform leaser SBM Offshore NV will not participate in the upcoming Petrobras Tartaruga Verde and Libra tenders, the company announced 12 June, adding that the decision resulted from conversations held between the two giants on 28 May…

TMT ROVs en route to Brazil

Jun 12, 2014

Two Total Marine Technology ROVs have just passed deepwater acceptance tests to 3000m in the North Atlantic Ocean with perfect scores. The Typhoon MK2 ROVs are now on their way to Brazil as part of a five-year contract with Petrobras. In total…

BP launches Alaska drone program

Jun 11, 2014

The US Federal Aviation Administration announced approval for the first commercial drone flights over land in the US and the start of operations in Alaska earlier this week. BP plc signed a five-year contract to use drones for its oil operations in Alaska…

Delmar Quick Release - new mooring component

Jun 10, 2014

Based in Broussard, Louisiana, Delmar Systems Inc. develops innovative mooring solutions and has recently introduced the Delmar Quick Release (DQR). The DQR is an in-line mooring component with a simple mechanical release that allows…

Rosneft completes Laptev, Kara Sea ice expedition

Jun 10, 2014

Rosneft reported today that the Arctic Research and Design Center (ARDC) has completed its 2014 winter ice field studies, the largest expedition in the Arctic Ocean.  The ARDC is a joint venture of Rosneft and ExxonMobil, supported by the…

EMGS wins additional Barents work

Jun 06, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) received a contract worth US$1.7 million for 3D EM data acquisition in the Barents Sea. The client was not named. The survey will be completed in June using the vessel BOA Thalassa. EMGS announced…

DBR providing gensets for six new pipelay vessels

Jun 06, 2014

Dutch manufacturer DBR BV will supply emergency/harbor diesel generator sets for six new pipelaying vessels under construction at IHC Merwede in the Netherlands for Subsea 7 and SapuraKencana. The order for the custom-engineered units, generating up to 1875 kVA…

Total contracts Ocean Rig drillship

Jun 05, 2014

Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a subsidiary of Athens-based DryShips Inc., announced that it signed a six-year contract with Total E&P Angola for drilling operations in Block 32 offshore Angola, using the ultra-deepwater drillship  Ocean Rig Skyros…

Rem Offshore orders ice class OCV

Jun 05, 2014

Vard Holdings Limited has secured a contract for the design and construction of one offshore construction and anchor handling vessel (OCV) for Rem Offshore. The contract value is approximately NOK800 million (US$1.3 million). The vessel will be the VARD 2 06 design (pictured)…

Vessel availability slows projects

Jun 05, 2014

Limited vessel and rig availability have meant delays on two Alpha Petroleum Resources' UK projects, the Blythe development and appraisal on the Skipper field.  The firm is planning to submit a field development plan for the southern North Sea Blythe gas field project Q4…

Oil tanker explodes off western Japan

Jun 03, 2014

An oil tanker exploded and sank off the coast of Himeji, western Japan, on 29 May 2014. The mid-morning explosion and fire aboard the 998 tonne fuel tanker Shoko-Maru sent towering columns of smoke into the sky.  The ship is owned by Syoho Shipping Co…

ASV's unmanned C-Worker completes DW trials in GoM

Jun 03, 2014

ASV’s C-Worker 6 successfully carried out a seabed transponder calibration in 1300m deep waters. The trials took place in the Gulf of Mexico and were conducted in rough conditions with 2.5m waves. C-Worker is an oil field services…

Seajacks Hydra delivered

Jun 03, 2014

UK-based offshore vessel operator Seajacks has taken delivery of its fourth vessel, Hydra (pictured), from Dubai-based oil and gas engineering and fabrication firm Lamprell. Hydra is the fourth vessel Lamprell has built for Seajacks, which has a fifth vessel…

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