Offshore Industry News
Jumbo Shipping has completed a two-year project for the Pearl GTL project of Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. From 2007 to November 2009, 24 reactors of 1200 tonnes each have been transported to the Port of Ras Laffan. With 28,800 tonnes..
Thirty years after the Statfjord field started production, one of the largest oil fields in the North Sea has now become a gas field. “On 24 November 1979 we brought one of the North Sea’s largest oil fields on stream,” says..
Faroe Petroleum, the independent Oil and Gas Company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and undeveloped field opportunities in the Atlantic margin, the North Sea and Norway, is pleased to announce that, in advance of potentially submitting applications for licences, it..
Alnmaritec, the aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, recently announced the successful launch of the second in a series of four sister ships to be delivered for duties in wind farm support roles. The Endeavour has been built for the..
Jaap den Ouden, founder and co-owner of Mercon, received the IRO Award of Excellence 2009 during the IRO (Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil & Gas Industry) Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17 November 2009 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam..
Mr Markus Pietikäinen (MSc, Economics) (34) has been appointed Vice President, Group Treasury and Financial Services as from 1 January 2010. Effective from the same date, the Group Treasury and Wärtsilä Development & Financial Services (WDFS) will operatively merge to..
Bachmann introduces M1 automation system with condensation proof electronics Where most manufacturers guarantee electronics to operate according to specifications in a non-condensing environment, Bachmann electronic is now going one step further: A new process enables the safe operation of the..
After using Time/Date Fiobuoys for almost ten years, the Royal Australian Navy’s Australian Hydrographic Service has successfully trialled Fiomarine‘s Acoustic Command model Fiobuoys. After supplying them with six acoustic models, the Company now hopes the AHS will upgrade their entire..
The launch of the Noordhoek Pathfinder, a 62m DPII ROV and Survey Support Vessel, took place at the De Hoop Shipyard in Foxhol, The Netherlands, on 7th November. The launching ceremony was officiated by Miss Julia Anna Noordhoek, granddaughter of..
Gulf Marine Services, a Middle East region elevating support vessel operator, along with MSC Gusto, has developed a uniquely designed self-propelled self elevating jack-up barge currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Gusto 2500X vessel, named the GMS Endurance,..
The Swiss-based Allseas Group announces the building of the platform installation / decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte. The company, free of debt, has sufficient funds for the building of Pieter Schelte, and will award the contract to a shipyard..
BJ Services Company recently completed a major subsea pipeline precommissioning operation for Saipem S.A. in Nigeria on the Akpo development, one of the largest deepwater developments ever undertaken.The Akpo field lies in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 130 Block approximately..
IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has strengthened its global network by opening a design office in Singapore. The office will provide a local liaison point for customers building ships in Asia which were designed in the Dutch and UK offices..
The Subsea UK delegation from a major deepwater exhibition in Monaco returned today buoyed up by new opportunities for their technology. Industry body, Subsea UK, led a delegation of seven companies to showcase their technologies and expertise at Deep Offshore..
Global offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals has delivered a specially-modified safe area sleeping quarters to Seabird Exploration’s operations in Angola, on a three-year contract. HB Rentals prepared and delivered the eight-man solution to West Africa with only 10 days notice,..