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EMGS extends Atlantic Guardian charter

May 22, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into an agreement with North Sea Shipping to extend the charter hire period for the vessel Atlantic Guardian from September 1 2013 to March 1 2014. Furthermore, EMGS has agreed to charter…

Reeled pipelay vessel for ultra‐deepwater field developments

May 22, 2013

Reeled pipelay has normally been used in fully developed and matured offshore oil and gas field areas with close proximity to onshore support, onshore logistics, and with short offshore transit distance to onshore spoolbases for loading the pipeline stalks onto the reel…

Van Oord commissions Stingray, new shallow-water pipelay vessel

May 22, 2013

International contractor Van Oord is in the final stages of commissioning its first shallow-water pipelay vessel, Stingray, at the COSCO shipyard in Nantong, China. Meg Chesshyre spoke with Maurice de Kok, Van Oord Offshore’s area manager for offshore pipeline installation…

Finland suppliers offer manufacturing expertise for deepwater needs

May 21, 2013

The offshore market is becoming of increasing importance to Finnish suppliers, partly because of the current downturn in traditional shipbuilding orders. Finnish companies have a wealth of offshore-related niche expertise from ice management to automatic welding for shipyards…

Höegh LNG gets backing for Indonesia FSRU

May 21, 2013

Höegh LNG has received commitment letters from five international banks for a $299 million limited recourse facility for the financing of the LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and mooring system to be located offshore Labuhan Maringgai…

Oceaneering picks up Burullus work

May 21, 2013

Oceaneering International has been subcontracted by Saipem to supply umbilicals for the Burullus West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) Phase IXa development offshore Egypt. The order is for 10 subsea production control umbilicals totaling approximately 84 kilometers (52…

Offshore winch haul for MacGregor

May 20, 2013

MacGregor offshore winches have been specified for 22 new anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTSVs) under construction at three Chinese shipyards for several international owners  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured new offshore winch contracts from three Chinese shipyards…

Gibdock completes WG Cook refit

May 20, 2013

Gilbralter-base shipyard Gibdock has completed a refit of the seismic vessel WG Cook for WesternGeco.  WG Cook is one of six 12-streamer 3D seismic ships delivered to the owner in 2010. The 19-day project was completed on time and with…

Hercules to divest inland fleet

May 20, 2013

Hercules Offshore, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of eleven inland barge rigs, which includes three active rigs, eight cold stacked rigs, and related assets ('Inland Asset Package') for cash proceeds of approximately $45 million…

Harkand to buy Houston's Veolia Marine Services

May 20, 2013

Newly founded IRM group Harkand has announced plans to buy Gulf of Mexico business Veolia Marine Services (VMS).  The deal would add 150 onshore and offshore staff, based out of Houston, three dynamically-positioned multi-purpose vessels (MSVs)…

Bibby Offshore completes hyperbaric evacuation trials on DSV fleet

May 16, 2013

Aberdeen-based Bibby Offshore recently completed hyperbaric evacuation trials on its DSV fleet, which includes the Bibby Sapphire, Polaris and Topaz. Bibby is the first company to carry out this procedure on its entire fleet and the only…

Cargotec receives $28.3M order for crane from HHI

May 16, 2013

Cargotec's MacGregor has received a EUR 22 million (US $28,369,261) order to deliver a 900-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) MacGregor subsea crane to the South Korean shipyard, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. The crane will be installed…

Fires and explosions a growing liability concern

May 14, 2013

Oil and natural gas industry operations managers, health and safety managers, as well as plant and facility superintendents and engineers face increasing liability issues created by fires and explosions, according to a white paper released by Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc…

Subsea 7 nets Pemex work

May 14, 2013

Pemex awarded Subsea 7's Mexican joint venture its second contract for work at the Line 67 Project in the Bay of Campeche, the E&C services company announced on 14 May 2013. The contract's value is estimated at US$90 million. The scope of work includes the engineering…

Ulstein names Blue Thunder

May 13, 2013

Ulstein Verft delivered Blue Thunder, the fourth of six medium-sized platform supply vessels of the PX121 design from ULSTEIN to Blue Ship Invest, on Monday 13 May 2013. Owned by Blue Ship Invest, a wholly-owned company in Ulstein Group…

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