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Petrobras 10000 Commenced Operations

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 to Supply Equipment for Noble Drillships

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.

Total Propulsion Package for Russian MPSV

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..

Kemppi Celebrates its 60th Birthday

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..

Shell Wins Offshore Drilling Rights Alaska

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..

Successful Jacket Load Out

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..

‘Greenest AHTS in the World’

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..

Major Gas Discovery in Venezuela

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 Opens Service Centre in Murmansk

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..

EUR 500 Million Contract for Boskalis

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..

First Chemical Injection System with Capillary Strings

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 Completes First Phase for Pluto LNG Project

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 Contract Opens New Market in China

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 Appoints Doug Sedge as CEO

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..

Deepwater Drill Riser Buoyancy Module

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..

Looking Forward to On & Offshore 2010

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..

UKCS Exploration and Appraisal Activity up by 75%

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..

12hoist4u

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..

Satellite Communications Deal

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..

Prelude LNG Development to Deploy Shell’s FLNG Technology

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..

Order for Platform Supply Vessel

STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Deep Sea Supply for the design and building of a Platform Supply Vessel. The new PSV 09 CD design, optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions, is designed by STX Europe in..

‘Centre of Excellence’ for Cargo Carrying Business

Swire Oilfield Services is defying market conditions by establishing Aberdeen, UK as a Centre of Excellence for its Cargo Carrying business with a GBP 750,000 investment, creating five jobs. Work has already begun on the new paint curing facility at..

Two Mohican ROVs for Marin Mätteknik

ROV manufacturer Sub-Atlantic Ltd has completed the delivery of two Mohican ROVs to Swedish-based Marin Mätteknik AB (MMT AB) in a deal worth GBP 750,000. An international survey company offering a wide range of technical solutions for seafloor and sub-bottom..

First Order for Five Voith Radial Propellers

Voith is developing a new marine propulsion system for installation into a special vessel used for setting up offshore wind parks. From idea to contract signature in eigtheen months – this is how the success story of the new mainstay..

ITS Announces USD 55 Million Equity Investment

ITS Group, a specialist provider of oilfield equipment and services to the global oil and gas industry, today announces a USD 55 million equity investment from leading energy-focused private equity firm Lime Rock Partners. The agreement provides Lime Rock with..

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