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Helix Qs up for deepwater role

May 01, 2012

While the Q4000, star of the Macondo response,was in dock recently for some much-deserved TLC, Helix Energy Solutions Group chairman and CEO Owen Kratz spoke with analysts about the company’s bet on a burgeoning well intervention market and…

Cookie cutter approach pays drilling dividends

May 01, 2012

ENSCO 8505, the sixth in a series of seven ultra-deepwater semisubmersibles, recently arrived in Texas for final trials before launching a two-year stint under contract to Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy in the Gulf of Mexico. Russell McCulley was on hand in Corpus Christi…

Fast Worker

Apr 28, 2012

Tomahawk, the latest addition to Forum Subsea Technologies’ ROV range, has been built to be fast and agile and it shares the same 35kW power system and thrusters as Forum’s largest electric vehicle, the Comanche.It is manufactured at the Aberdeenshire facility of Sub-Atlantic…

Maiden monohull intervention

Apr 28, 2012

A three-month campaign for West Africa’s first well intervention work and subsea well operations conducted from a monohull intervention vessel was completed recently by Helix Well Ops UK’s 132m-long Well Enhancer. The vessel performed a subsea tree changeout…

Pressure pumping

Apr 28, 2012

The Blue Orca, a state-ofthe-art pressure pumping vessel, has been chartered to provide offshore stimulation services to Maersk Oil in the North Sea. Upon completion, scheduled for late 2013, it will become the eighth vessel in the Baker Hughes fleet…

Caterpillar

Apr 28, 2012

Caterpillar’s new Piracicaba, Sao Paulo manufacturing facility has made its first deliveries to the burgeoning Brazilian offshore market: four Cat 3512 diesel electric propulsion gen sets to Navship, a local shipbuilder operated by Edison Chouest Offshore.

Damen Shiprepair Götaverken

Apr 28, 2012

The Swedish Götaverken yard has a new name – Damen Shiprepair Götaverken – and a new business strategy under which the long-established Gothenburg facility, now Dutch owned, is looking to obtain ‘number one ranking in the Nordic region’.

IMR fleet troubleshoots 1.8 million barrels a day

Apr 01, 2012

French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services calculates that its seven inspection, maintenance and repair vessels working offshore West Africa have supported hydrocarbon production to the tune of 1.8 million boe/d over an eight-year period…

Dutch duo on the move

Apr 01, 2012

The Dutch know a thing or two about lifting, transporting and installing offshore structures having for many years been in the vanguard of such activities around the world. Meg Chesshyre catches up with two leading exponents of the heavy lift art…

Perth presence expands

Apr 01, 2012

Asia Pacific has become the latest happy hunting ground for Bergen-headquartered construction vessel operator DOF Subsea, which already employs 220 professionals at its project management and engineering centre in Perth, Western Australia. Well established in the North Sea and Brazil…

Heading for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

Saipem's new pipelay giant Castorone, currently under construction at Keppel shipyard in Singapore, will replace the veteran Castoro Sei as the contractor's flagship vessel for laying large diameter pipelines and serving the growing deep- and ultra-deepwater markets…

Coatings cut to a new cloth

Mar 01, 2012

Whether it's providing protection for kit in HP/HT environments, keeping corrosion at bay or defending vessels against fouling or iceberg damage, the offshore industry sure does ask a lot of its paint jobs nowadays.Jennifer Pallanich talks to…

ROVs: going for growth

Mar 01, 2012

Barely recognizable from the Gulf of Mexico saturation diving company that emerged from a three-way merger back in 1969, Oceaneering is today in fully fledged dynamic growth mode. In the US, Russell McCulley looks at the company's plans to…

Bourbon

Jan 10, 2012

French marine services provider Bourbon has established an new affiliate operation, Bourbon Baltic, in Saint Petersburg to optimize vessel crew recruitment. It is looking to recruit experienced Russian seafarers for its vessels serving the marine and offshore sectors worldwide.

Active heave compensation comes of age subsea

Jan 01, 2012

With 22 active heave compensated (AHC) cranes ranging from 10t to 250t currently operational on its vessels and another 17 on order, French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services considers itself something of an authority on AHC crane capabilities…

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