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Seabird Exploration Calls on HB Rentals

Global offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals has delivered a specially-modified safe area sleeping quarters to Seabird Exploration’s operations in Angola, on a three-year contract. HB Rentals prepared and delivered the eight-man solution to West Africa with only 10 days notice, shipping from its Aberdeen base via Las Palmas Port, the deal which is worth...

Development of Offshore Wind Farm Capacity

Scotland leads by example in Europe’s first large-scale offshore wind collaboration. Offshore wind farm developers today announced their plans for major development in the outer Forth and Tay areas at a stakeholder event held in Edinburgh. The proposed sites have a combined capacity of 2,470MW and the adjacent Round 3 Zone a further...

Detect and Prevent Leaks on Ships

In response to elevated safety and environmental regulations on ships, Allweiler AG, a Colfax business unit, has begun equipping its ‘SNS’ series of screw pumps with the optional ‘Allseal’ intelligent leak-detection and -collection system. These pumps are used primarily to move diesel fuel and lubrication oils on...

Sophisticated eBird Streamer Control System

Kongsberg Seatex, Kongsberg Maritime’s specialist in position reference systems, and attitude determination has redefined lateral steering with the introduction of eBird to the marine seismic acquisition market at The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) annual meeting in Houston, 25-30th...

Back at Base

Swedish Navy Corvettes HMS Stockholm and HMS Malmö together with support vessel HMS Trossö are now back in Karlskrona. “Having left Djibouti on 25 September the journey has gone according to plan,” said Naval base project manager William Nordström who had overall responsibility for the transport. The transport was done on the Eide Transporter,...

New Business Developer for Oil and Gas

Tim Eley has been appointed by IHC Engineering Business Ltd (EB) as Business Developer Oil and Gas. Tim’s role will be to build on the successes of EB within its existing customer base and product ranges, and to identify new business opportunities on which EB can continue to thrive and...

New Discovery Offshore Angola

The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,830 metres and encountered oil in sands of Miocene age with excellent reservoir characteristics. During production tests, the well produced oil at rates in excess of 6500 barrels of oil per day. The drilling operation was carried out in water depths of 500 metres. Four...

New DP Vessel

Houlder Ltd in the UK says that, in a move away from traditional floating production, Vampire Production Ltd has engaged Houlder to design a vessel to work on new and marginal oil fields. Unlike traditional FPSOs, the vessel is designed for short term as well as long term contracts, with the ability to transit from site...

Supplying NURC With Gliders

After extensive technical review, Teledyne Webb Research has been awarded a contract to supply the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) in La Spezia (Italy) with Slocum Gliders. Teledyne Webb has already delivered a vehicle simulator for training purposes, and has received a delivery order for four Slocum gliders. The contract includes an option for...

Market leader in Norway

Since the Norwegian market launch of the Argus technology for online Oil in Water (OiW) monitoring in 2005, ProAnalysis has made numerous deliveries to its home market. The following StatoilHydro and ConocoPhillips operated platforms have online Oil in Water monitors from ProAnalysis installed: Statfjord C, Snorre B, Ekofisk 2/4 J, Eldfisk B, Veslefrikk, Gullfaks...

USCG Cutter Found by ICG

Sixty-seven years after being torpedoed by a German U-boat in January 1942, the final resting place of the Treasury Class US Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton WPG-34 was finally identified in early September 2009 during an Icelandic Coast Guard operation utilising a Gavia AUV. The Alexander Hamilton became the first US loss in the...

The largest contract ever

Technip has been awarded by Eni Norge AS an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract, worth approximately €200 million, for the Goliat field development. Goliat will be the first Norwegian oil producing field north of the Arctic Circle in the Barents Sea. The field is located approximately 85 km northwest of the city of...

ROVs explore undeveloped uranium mine

A pair of Sub-Atlantic ROVs have been used to inspect and clear a flooded section of a huge mining facility in Saskatchewan Province, northern Canada, which is home to the largest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit in the world. Louisiana-based Offshore Innovative Solutions, Inc. was asked by Cameco to conduct video inspections and sonar surveys...

Cutting cable installation time by 50%

Subocean Group has pioneered a renewable industry milestone by becoming the first company to use a DP vessel equipped with ploughing technology to install cables in the wind farm market. The subsea construction company’s innovative approach has cut cable installation time by 50%, providing the marine renewables’ sector with a more cost-effective and efficient...

First ‘’Well Cast’ job completed

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 sideview camera, the team, based in Broussard, Louisiana, was able to help guide the...

Welcome aboard!

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 Vinkoert, stated: “Having quite a number of...

Hellespont Expands into Singapore

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 as operators of offshore vessels in...

Ku-Band Coverage in the North Sea

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 companies requiring VSAT with lower...

New Vice President E&P Operations Worldwide

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 president of E&P operations worldwide for the French owned operator. He will assume responsibility...

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 Mitsui to acquire the rig under a twenty-year capital lease...

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...

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 yard in Shlisselburg, close to St...

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 Kemppi Oy is well-known in the world welding market for its many pioneering products...

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 and gas lease sales 195 and 202 in 2005 and 2007. The sales were...

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 load-out average speed was 11 m/hrs, completing the operation in a total of 22...