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Grampian Endurance Handed Over

Global shipping and energy services firm, The Craig Group, officially handed over its latest new-build vessel to Chevron and Britannia Operator Limited. The Grampian Endurance is the twelfth new offshore support vessel in Craig Group’s £130 million fleet investment programme.

Remote Controlled Operations

Wintershall Holding AG, held its annual press tour to European energy hot spots last week. At the tour, Wintershall shared a unique outlook at its achievements in 2009 and its strategy for 2010.

Major Newbuild Contract for Keppel Verolme

Keppel Verolme BV (Keppel Verolme) and consortium partner AREVA Energietechnik GmbH, a German subsidiary of French energy company AREVA, have secured a EUR 62 million contract from Wetfeet Offshore Windenergy GmbH (Wetfeet Offshore) to build a Mobile Offshore Application Barge..

Significant Oil Discovery

Shell reported a ‘significant’ eastern Gulf of Mexico oil discovery at the Appomattox prospect on Friday, 19 March. The field is in 7217 ft of water in Mississippi Canyon blocks 391 and 392.

New Rig Contracts

Statoil awarded a contract to Dolphin AS and a letter of intent to Seadrill for two rigs which will operate on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The Bideford Dolphin rig has won a three-year contract with start-up from 27 January,..

Workover Solutions

Leading oilfield services provider AlMansoori Petroleum Services (MPS) has signed a joint venture agreement with US-based Rodgers Technology, which will see the company’s next generation hydraulic workover “Versa-Rig” introduced to the eastern hemisphere through the newly formed AlMansoori Hydraulic Workover..

New DP2 Vessel For VolkerWessels

Last Saturday 6 March Mrs. Balkenende-Hoogendijk, wife of Dutch Prime Minister Balkenende, christened the Stemat Spirit. Built by Stemat Marine Services, it is added to the fleet to support VolkerWessels subsidiary Visser & Smit Marine Contracting (VSMC) with its cable..

Oilcareers.Com Opens US Office

The international online job board for the oil and gas industry, OilCareers has opened its first office in North America and has embarked on an international candidate attraction programme, to increase its users from the current total of 640,000.

Safety Award for Australian Operations

Leading international oilfield service company Expro has enhanced its commitment to industry-leading safety performance by winning a major award for its Australian operations. Expro was awarded the influential IFAP/CGU Safe Way Achiever Award at Gold level by demonstrating ‘best practice’..

Pioneering FPSO Moorings System

Sigma Offshore will launch a major Southern Hemisphere push of its pioneering mooring system for oil and gas production vessels at a key Australian energy event in March. The ambitious turret mooring provider and engineering consultancy recently expanded into Houston..

Renewed Viking Dredge Software

CT Systems unveils the all new Viking Dredge software. Viking Dredge is specifically designed for use on a wide range of dredging vessels, ranging from a small cutter dredger to a large seagoing hopper dredger. Viking Dredge continues on the..

Oilennium Expands To Keep Up With Demand

Oilennium Ltd, a leading provider of training programmes to the international oil and gas industry, announced that it that Samantha May has been appointed to the position of Commercial Manager.

Delivery Of New DPII DSV

Noordhoek is pleased to announce that it has officially taken delivery of the DPII DSV Noordhoek Constructor in early January, from the Niigata Yard in Japan. The vessel is currently on route to the North Sea.

Reservoir Group Catapults Into Top 10

Global leading oilfield services company Reservoir Group has been ranked in the top 10 of the Sunday Times 100 buyout track. The Group, which specialises in the downhole drilling, completion and production sectors, has leapt to number 8 from its..

Next Generation ROV

Subsea technology and services firm Triton Group will deliver the first of its next generation ROVs to the offshore industry this month as it announces a further contract win for the Triton XLR in deals totaling £3.8million. Group company Perry..

Major Investment In Robot Technology

IHC Piping B.V. has announced that it has placed a major order for a flange welding system. This is a pioneering robotic production solution for welding bespoke pipe constructions for the offshore, shipbuilding and petrochemical industries.

Damen Contracts Dredger For Antwerp Super Project

Damen has received the order from SeReAnt to design and construct a special cutter suction dredger for the AMORAS project. The dredger will be a full customer special to fit exactly the intricate dredging and sludge treatment process. Design is..

Boskalis Signs Fall Pipe Vessel Contract With Keppel

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has signed a contract with Singapore based Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd for the construction and completion of a new fall pipe vessel. The vessel with an overall length of 159 m is expected to be completed..

Introducing The Gemini Combo Tool

BJ Services announced the introduction of the Gemini system, a new range of combo tools that provide calliper, metal loss and mapping information in a single tool. In response to customer demand, BJ Services’ pipeline inspection services group embarked on..

More Strength To Oil And Gas Team

Aberdeen’s leading commercial law firm, Paull & Williamsons has announced a senior appointment to its highly regarded upstream oil & gas team. Brian Hemming joins the firm as a partner following his move from Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited..

New Oil And Gas Service Provider

Over the next two years GL Noble Denton plans to hire more than 700 new technical personnel, engineers and marine operations specialists. GL Noble Denton is the newly rebranded technical service provider for the oil and gas industry with a..

New Fisheries Survey Vessel

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has taken delivery of Bell M. Shimada, the agency’s newest high-tech fisheries survey vessel. The NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada’s primary mission will be to study, monitor and collect data on a wide range..

Largest Offshore Deck Ever Built In The Netherlands

Heerema Zwijndrecht, one of the three production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), reached a milestone in the construction of the Valhall Re-Development Integrated Production & Hotel Facility deck for BP Norge.  

New Fire, Rescue & Safety Station Opens

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has opened a combined new warehouse and Fire, Rescue & Safety station in Gothenburg. Both are already operational. The station is conveniently situated only a kilometre from the port of Gothenburg and approximately ten kilometres from the..

Fire Suppression System

Mishaps in the galley can lead to devastating onboard fires. Helping owners and operators protect their crews and vessels, as well as meet updated SOLAS regulations, Sea-Fire Marine offers the Nobel K-5 Galley Wet Chemical Fire Suppression System.

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