Offshore Industry News
The well integrity services team from international oilfield service company Expro has completed the first ‘Well Cast’ job for a major customer on one of the Gulf of Mexico’s largest producing wells. With the assistance of Expro’s recently developed ViewMax..
Yellow & Finch Publishers have appointed William van Amstel as Senior Editor. William van Amstel previously held a position with the Royal Netherlands Navy where he served as Chief Petty Officer. Welcoming his appointment, publisher and chief executive editor Dennis..
The Hamburg-based Hellespont group has expanded its operations by opening a new company in Singapore. Hellespont Singapore Pte Ltd is responsible for developing relationships with key offshore charterers in Singapore, sourcing crews for the Hellespont-managed PSV fleet and establishing Hellespont..
Marlink has expanded its Ku-band coverage to the North Sea. The coverage expansion will enable Marlink to offer WaveCall to customers operating in the region. The introduction of WaveCall in the Northern Europe region will provide significant cost savings to..
Oil and gas operator GDF Suez E&P has revealed that the general manager of the operations centre in Aberdeen will be taking over responsibility for the company’s exploration and production (E&P) operations worldwide. Rob Buchan has been promoted to vice..
Transocean Ltd. announced that the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Petrobras 10000 has commenced operations in Angola for a subsidiary of Petrobras under a ten-year drilling contract. Transocean has an agreement with the P&M Drilling International B.V. joint venture of Petrobras and..
Aker Solutions has been selected to provide a comprehensive package of drilling equipment, including derrick and pipe-handling components, for use in upgrades planned for Noble Corporation’s three Brazil-based drillships. The contract value is approximately NOK 82 million.
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply an integrated total electro-propulsion package for a Russian state owned ship. The package is to be installed in a Multipurpose Salvage Vessel (MPSV) being built by Russia’s Nevsky shipbuilding and ship repair..
This year, Kemppi Oy celebrates its 60th anniversary. The company has given the world many pioneering applications of welding technology. Again this year it is launching new, innovative welding solutions, and, furthermore, it has renewed its company image. The Finnish..
The US Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has approved, with conditions, Shell Offshore Inc.’s Exploration Plan to explore two leases in the Beaufort Sea. The two leases were obtained by Shell Offshore Inc. during Beaufort Sea oil..
ALE Heavylift has successfully performed the load-out of a 180m long jacket weighing 12,700 t at Maua Jurong Shipyard located at Río de Janeiro. For the load-out operation ALE has used 4 x 850t capacity strand hydraulic pulling units. The..
The naming ceremony of the Havila Venus – the ‘greenest AHTS in the World’ – took place in in Fosnavåg, Norway on Saturday 17 October 2009. Havila Venus is a Havyard designTM, type Havyard 845. This vessel is with its..
Eni made a world class gas discovery at its Perla field, in the shallow water of the Venezuelan offshore, successfully drilling an explorative well in the Perla field, located in the Cardon IV block, in the Gulf of Venezuela. The..
Wärtsilä has today opened a Service Centre in Murmansk, Russia to serve the rapidly growing number of vessels in Northern waters. The Service Centre demonstrates Wärtsilä’s commitment to expand in line with the increasing marine activity in the Barents Sea..
Boskalis Australia, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract for the construction of a port for the Gorgon LNG project off the coast of Western Australia. The contract value is approximately EUR 500 million and was..
BJ Services Company has successfully installed the first InjectSafe chemical injection system with DynaCoil capillary injection strings offshore in two wells in Europe. Installation of the InjectSafe and DynaCoil systems allowed BJ to inject foaming agent directly downhole through the..
Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift vessel Daniella has completed her 11th and final voyage for the Pluto LNG project in Dampier, Australia. Between October 2008 and October 2009 she transported 256 pieces of equipment for this project, including pre-assembled structures and..
Fairstar Heavy Transport NV has entered into a contract with Zhenhua Logistics Group, an operating subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd., for the transport of two self-propelled hopper barges and one crane barge from Jeddah, Saudia Arabia to Dubai…
Energy Cranes International Limited, one of the world leaders in offshore lifting and handling services which includes Sparrows Offshore, Aberdeen Hydraulics and Baricon Systems, has announced the appointment of Mr Doug Sedge as chief executive officer (CEO). John Jordan, the..
The first drill riser buoyancy modules capable of withstanding nearly 350 bar pressure at 3,350 m (11,000 ft) below the surface, have been developed and manufactured by Trelleborg Offshore in response to the demands of deepwater exploration. The new syntactic..
Following the successful first edition of On & Offshore in 2009, Evenementenhal Gorinchem is now organizing the trade fair for the second time. On & Offshore Gorinchem 2010 will take place on Tuesday 30 March, Wednesday 31 March and 1..
Offshore exploration and appraisal activity rose by 75% in the last quarter, according to the latest oil and gas industry figures released by Deloitte. The business advisory firm’s latest North West Europe Review, which summarises drilling and licensing in the..
As per 1 October 12hoist4u is targeting the market niche for hoisting & lifting, heavy lift and specialized transports as a specialist recruitment services agency. For operational positions, such as rigger, banksman, crane operator, safety officer, engineer, supervisor, coach or..
Marlink has recently signed a new five year agreement with Singapore-based offshore drilling company ABAN Singapore Pte Ltd. As part of the new contract, Marlink will install Dual Stabilized Sealink(T) antennas onboard four of ABAN’s Jack-up rigs, providing always-on, reliable..
Shell plans to develop its Prelude and Concerto gas discoveries, located in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia, using its innovative Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) technology. Shell’s FLNG solution is an important development for the..