Offshore Industry News
Environmental consultants Aquatera and marine geographic information specialists SeaZone have teamed up to offer a marine mapping and information solution to the offshore energy industry.
The FKAB L2 is a 16 500 m3 LNG vessel design primarily for regional distribution of LNG. In combination with the FKAB L1 design, presented in June 2009, the FKAB L2 design are FKAB contribution to the development of an..
Heerema Hartlepool, one of the fabrication locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), has been awarded a contract to fabricate and load out two substation platform topsides for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm by AREVA T&D UK Ltd on behalf..
World leading ROV manufacturer Sub-Atlantic Ltd has completed the assembly and integration of a power and control system to an underwater trenching vehicle for CT Offshore of Denmark. The £500,000 project, which took just six weeks to complete, was a..
In September 2009, the suction dredger ‘Gateway’ was launched at the IHC Merwede Offshore and Marine shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The dredger, completed for Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has been fitted out with couplings from Vulkan Couplings. The Gateway has an..
The Merchant Maritime Warfare Centre (MMWC), a UK based, non-profit counter-piracy organisation, reports that its first Surveillance and Training Officer (STO) course, which took place 16-18th November 2009 has proven a great success. The course is an industry first, as..
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. new deepwater pipelay vessel, Caesar, departed the shipyard in China on November 28, and is transiting to the Gulf of Mexico where she will join the company’s subsea construction fleet.
Husky Energy has reported the discovery of additional oil resources in the White Rose area. Drilled by Transocean’s Henry Goodrich semisub in the fall of 2008, the North Amethyst E-17 well was drilled to delineate the Ben Nevis Avalon Formation..
The wave energy industry took a major stride forward last week when the world’s largest working hydro-electric wave energy device, known as ‘Oyster’, was officially launched by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond MSP at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)..
Schlumberger has been awarded a contract by Heerema Marine Contractors to supply a real-time riser tension monitoring system for nine single leg hybrid risers (SLHR) for a major project offshore Angola.
The Sevan Driller completed the sea trials off the coast of China on November 23, 2009, and has started its voyage to Brazil for commencement of a six-year contract with Petrobras S.A. The rig has undertaken an extensive commissioning and..
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..