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Wartsila wins Siem Offshore PSV deal

Feb 17, 2014

Following similar orders placed in November 2012 and August 2013, Norway-based Siem Offshore contracted Wärtsilä to supply the design and integrated solutions for four new platform supply vessels (PSVs). The ships will be built at the Remontowa Shipbuilding yard in Poland…

KrisEnergy acquires East Muriah data

Feb 12, 2014

KrisEnergy Ltd. announced the acquisition of 1300km 2D seismic data in the East Muriah production sharing contract (PSC) in the East Java Sea, Indonesia. The Nordic Bahari seismic vessel commenced the acquisition on 6 Feb 2014. East Muriah…

Maersk wins jackup deal from Brunei Shell

Feb 12, 2014

Brunei Shell Petroleum awarded Maersk Drilling a four-year contract for the jackup rig Maersk Completer for operations offshore Brunei. The contract will commence in December 201, in direct continuation of its current contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum…

Aqualis opens Bahrain office

Feb 12, 2014

Norway-based offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has opened a new office in Bahrain. Aqualis already has offices in Dubai, UAE (regional headquarters), and Dammam, Saudi Arabia, in the Middle East. “The primary…

Petrobras inks Helix deal

Feb 12, 2014

Houston-based Helix Energy Solutions is to provide Petrobras with well intervention services for a minimum four years, using two new-build vessels. The two new monohull vessels, being built at the Flensburger shipyard in Germany for Norway’s…

Nexen agrees ERRV contract

Feb 11, 2014

Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue has commissioned a US $9.88million vessel for a long-term charter with Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd. Thirty new jobs have been created as a result of the new vessel, Ocean Tay…

TGS inks European deals

Feb 11, 2014

Norwegian geoscience firm TGS has signed a Letter of Award with WesternGeco to charter the high-capacity 12-streamer vessel M/V Geco Eagle for 3D multi-client projects in Northwest Europe during the 2014 summer season. The charter will…

Stimulating vessel investment

Feb 10, 2014

Baker Hughes' Blue Orca in the Southern North Sea. Photo Courtesy of Baker Hughes In the early 1980s, the North Sea saw a spurge in stimulation vessels by the big three oilfield services contractors…

Bourbon orders arctic AHTS

Feb 10, 2014

Vard Holdings Ltd., a Fincantieri company, has a contract with Bourbon to design and build an ice-class anchor-handling tug supply vessel (AHTS). The arctic AHTS vessel by Vard Design was developed for world-wide anchor handling and remote operations…

Petrobras contracts offshore support vessels

Feb 07, 2014

The Executive Board of Petrobras approved contracts for eight support vessels for the company's offshore activities. These are part of the Third Fleet Renewal Plan for Offshore Support Vessels (Prorefam). In this fifth round, four vessels were contracted from the company Bram…

Multitasking on Malampaya

Feb 07, 2014

A new multipurpose vessel will play a key role on Shell’s Malampaya project offshore Malaysia. Pieter van Hekken explains. In the Q1 this year [2014], Boskalis Offshore will start one of the most challenging projects in its history. Boskalis Offshore…

Siri area returns to production

Feb 06, 2014

After a half-year hiatus, exploration and production in the Siri area has recommenced. DONG Energy reconnected the Siri Knutsen to three of the Siri area’s four oil fields on 28 January 2014, offshore Denmark. The Nini East field delivered first oil on 4 February 2014…

Hakuryu-11 heads to Indonesia

Feb 06, 2014

Lundin petroleum began towing the Hakuryu-11 jackup rig to Indonesia, for drilling of the Balqis-1 well part of the Baronang production sharing contract (PSC). Following drilling on the Balqis-1, the Hakuryu-11 will commence drilling on the Boni-1 well…

MSI ends deepwater program off Namibia

Feb 04, 2014

Metocean Services International (MSI) recently completed a deepwater current measurement program offshore Namibia for Repsol Exploration  with 100% data return. Repsol as operator of a partnership including Tower Resources Plc and Arcadia…

Zamakona launches Ocean Marlin

Feb 04, 2014

Spain's Zamakona Yards has launched its second Havyard HY820-design field support and emergency response vessel, the Ocean Marlin. The vessel, which is due to work in the North Sea for French oil major Total from Q2, is the second of three vessels Zamakona Yards will launch…

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