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First Contracts Awarded for Senegal FPSO Project

Dec 17, 2018

Woodside and Cairn Energy awarded front-end engineering contracts for Senegal's first oil project, a key step before a final investment decision expected in mid-2019, Woodside said on Monday.The project's first phase targets the unlocking of…

Solstad Scores Long-term Charter with Total

Dec 14, 2018

Norwegian vessel owner Solstad Offshore ASA, together with its local partner Petro Services, has entered into a contract with Total Exploration & Production Congo for the construction support vessel (CSV) Far Sleipner.The contract has a duration of two years firm plus four six-month options…

Norne FPSO Extended Through 2036

Dec 14, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor the green light to extend the operation of the Norne floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) and associated facilities until the end of 2036.'The consent has been granted…

Seacat Services Digitizes Its Fleet

Dec 13, 2018

U.K.-based offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has installed advanced remote monitoring systems across its fleet in an effort to glean a new level of insight into the operational performance of its vessels.‘Digitalization’ of operational practices…

Scorpio Group Takes Over Nordic American Offshore

Dec 12, 2018

NYSE-listed offshore support vessel owner Scorpio Group has taken control of Nordic American Offshore (NAO), via a private placement into company’s shares worth $5 million.The investment, which took place via a private placement with Scorpio Offshore Investments…

Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

Dec 12, 2018

The 2019 Maritime Insights Database (MarTID) survey has just been launched. This annual survey and the resulting annual reports (available freely at www.MarTID.org) provide critical data on maritime training practices and trends useful to every segment of the maritime industry…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

Shipbuilding Timelapse: Wind of Change

Dec 11, 2018

A timelapse video shows Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group’s (LDA) first service operation vessel dedicated to the maintenance of offshore wind farms for the Danish giant Ørsted under construction at the CEMRE shipyard in Turkey.The new vessel, Wind of Change…

Shell Confirms Oil Leak in Brazilian Waters

Dec 11, 2018

A small amount of crude oil belonging to Royal Dutch Shell Plc leaked during a ship-to-ship oil transfer in Brazilian waters last month, the company confirmed to Reuters on Monday.About 200 milliliters of crude were released on Nov. 30 during the maneuver…

Belov to Build, Operate DSV Duo for Petrobras

Dec 10, 2018

A wave of renewed investment approaching the deep waters offshore Brazil has rekindled demand for new, highly-specialized vessels.Underwater service providers play a major role in maintaining offshore assets by performing diving operations and remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) surveys…

NAO Tallies One-year PSV Charter

Dec 06, 2018

Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NAO) said it has been awarded a one-year fixed contract for the 2013-built platform supply vessel (PSV) NAO Power.The contract with an unnamed 'first-class company' is due to commence in early December 2018, and…

ESVAGT Eyes Arctic Opportunities

Dec 06, 2018

Offshore vessel owner ESVAGT says it has set its sights on growth opportunities in Arctic regions where an uptick in oil and gas production is expected in coming years. In the Barents Sea, for example, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as…

Terra Nova FPSO Restarts Production

Dec 04, 2018

Canadian integrated energy company Suncor said it has restarted production from the Terra Nova floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), approximately 350 kilometers east-southeast off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada in the North Atlantic Ocean…

Prelude FLNG to Start Producing at End-2018

Dec 04, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell expects production at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) unit to start at the end of the year, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday.'We continue to progress Prelude towards operations, with safety and quality being our main focus…

ExxonMobil Extends Rowan Relentless Charter

Dec 03, 2018

U.S. based drilling contractor Rowan Companies announced Monday that ExxonMobil has exercised the first two options for the drillship Rowan Relentless. The options will be used for operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and have an expected duration of 30 days each…

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