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‘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 state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion system, modern hull lines, Clean Design Class and exhaust catalysts,  one...

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 field has a reserve potential higher than the 6 trillion cubic feet of gas...

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 region. To emphasize the importance of cooperation, Wärtsilä’s CEO and President, Ole Johansson and the...

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 awarded by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd in cooperation with Kellogg Joint Venture – Gorgon....

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 capillary string, without compromising the integrity of the surface-controlled subsurface safety valve...

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 pipe racks weighing up to 240 t. HLV Fairlift has completed twelve voyages 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. Directly after discharging the Perro Negro 3 drilling rig for Saipem, which is currently...

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 incumbent CEO, is standing down from the role and will be leaving 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 foam buoyancy modules were designed and manufactured for Transocean Inc. for use in the...

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 April...

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 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), reveals a total of 28 exploration and appraisal wells were...

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 inspector of hoisting & lifting equipment, 12hoist4u can supply competent personnel on a contract...

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 connectivity and significantly higher...

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 LNG industry, with its ability to process gas ‘in situ’ over an offshore gas...

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 Ålesund, Norway. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2012, and will be...

‘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 the company’s fleet refurbishment workshop in Aberdeen. The three acre site is scheduled for...

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 survey, MMT AB has grown significantly in recent years and is expanding into new...

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 in the marine business of Voith Turbo can be summarized. With the development of...

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 a minority stake in ITS Group in return for providing growth capital to be...

GMS Endurance Under Construction

A uniquely designed self-propelled self elevating jack-up barge is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and, once delivered, will be one of the most flexible and capable vessels in the market. Gulf Marine Services (GMS), the Middle East region’s largest elevating support vessel operator, has developed a design along with MSC Gusto which...

Seajacks Leviathan Delivered to Fluor

Seajacks, the UK jack-up liftboat operator, has delivered its Leviathan vessel to Fluor Ltd on time and on budget, marking the start of its offshore charter works at Greater Gabbard, the world’s largest offshore wind energy development under construction. Fluor, will install 140 turbines at the site, 25 km off the East coast of...

Deconstructing the Cost of Decommissioning

Senior figures from across the oil and gas industry will gather in Aberdeen next week to discuss the findings of the latest research from Deloitte and Douglas-Westwood, which will examine the economic implications of dismantling North Sea infrastructure. The Deloitte seminar on 5 October will provide an overview of the study’s findings, which encompass...

Jumbo Javelin Installs First Transition Piece

Click here to watch the installation video! Jumbo Offshore’s engineers and the crew of DP2-vessel Jumbo Javelin have successfully installed their first Transition Piece (TP), off the UK’s south-east coast. This is the first time that a TP has been transported and installed with only one DP2 vessel. The installation trial included leveling and...

First Ship with High Temperature Fuel Cell

September 2009 saw the initial operation of the first high temperature fuel cell to be run on board of a ship, within the FellowSHIP research project (Fuel Cells for Low Emission Ships). The HotModule supplied by the Tognum subsidiary MTU Onsite Energy GmbH Fuel Cell Systems is scheduled for service on the offshore supply...

New Regional Headquarters in Mumbai

IHC Merwede has opened a new regional headquarters in Mumbai in a bid to boost its presence and service offering on the Indian Subcontinent. The Dutch shipbuilding group, well-known worldwide for its dredging and offshore work, has actually had an office in Delhi for nearly 25 years and it has already been doing business...