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Offshore Site Investigation

Environmental consultants Aquatera and marine geographic information specialists SeaZone have teamed up to offer a marine mapping and information solution to the offshore energy...

Regional Distribution Of LNG

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 efficient and sustainable sea based regional and local distribution system for...

Two Windfarm Platform Topsides

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 of owners Statoil (formerly StatoilHydro) and...

Renewable Energy Project Completed

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 departure from the normal type of system built in the Aberdeen...

Vulkan Couplings Equips Gateway

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 overall length of 137 m, a width of 28 m and a hold capacity...

Surveillance and Training Officer Course

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 it is designed to provide security professionals with a practical foundation of ship operation...

Pipelay Vessel Joins Helix ESG Fleet

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...

Discovery of Additional Oil Resources

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 producing formation at White Rose) and to explore the potential of a second,...

Hydro-Electric Wave Energy Device

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) in Orkney on 20th...

Real-Time Riser Tension Monitoring

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...

Sevan Driller Completes Sea Trials

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 sea trial program, including speed trials confirming the design speed above 9...

Pearl GTL Project Completed

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 of heavy metal, Jumbo Logistics and Jumbo Shipping made a solid contribution to the...

Oil Field Becomes Gas Field

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 Øystein Michelsen, executive vice president for Statoil’s Exploration & Production Norway business...

Faroe Pre-qualified

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 has pre-qualified as an operator for the Greenland 2010 Baffin Bay Licensing...

Alnmaritec Wind Farm Support Boat

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 operators North Sea Logistics and she is a sister vessel to the Aaryan launched...

Jaap den Ouden Wins IRO Award of Excellence 2009

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 in Schiedam, the...

New Appointment Wärtsilä

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 achieve synergies in financial operations and...

A Match for Any Climate

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 M1 automation system even when condensation is...

Successful Acoustic Fiobuoy Trials

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 Fiobuoy...

SV Noordhoek Pathfinder Launched

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 Mr Leen Noordhoek and daughter of Mr Cees Noordhoek, Directors of...

Introducing Endurance

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, incorporates an operating water depth of up to 65 metres, accommodation for 150 persons,...

Building the Biggest

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 spring 2010. The basic design of the hull has been completed, and the basic...

Subsea Precommissioning Operation Completed

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 124 miles (200 km) south of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with water depths of 3,936...

Opening Design Office in Singapore

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 of OSD, and also provide a local solution for design projects for companies based...

Royalty and Rich New Opportunities

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 Technology (DOT) last week. The two day conference and exhibition is one of the...