Category archives: Offshore

Statoil awarded licences in Mexico’s Deepwater round

Statoil was awarded blocks 1 and 3 in the Saline Basin in the Deepwater exploration tender in the Mexican Round 1. 

The blocks cover an area of about 5,650 ...

Production drilling started on Mariner

Production drilling has started on the Statoil operated Mariner field in the UK North Sea.

Up to five wells will be drilled before the Mariner A platform hook up and ...

Steel cutting ceremony for Yamal LNG newbuildings

November 22 marked the steel cutting ceremony of Teekay LNG Partner’s second LNG icebreaker newbuilding for the Yamal project. The event took place at the DSME shipyard in South ...

First Gazprom Neft Novoportovskoye tanker-support ice-breaker launched at sea

The Alexander Sannikov icebreaker has been formally launched at sea during a formal ceremony at the Vyborg Shipyard on 24 November 2016. The flagship Arc130 icebreaker, built to order for ...

Sovcomflot signs MOU with Sberbank on new USD 180 million credit facility

On 23 November 2016, Sovcomflot and Sberbank signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) paving the way for a new USD 180 million long-term credit agreement with a term of up ...

MOL moves into offshore vessel support field

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that it has teamed up with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and AKOFS Offshore to purchase the subsea support vessel Skandi Santos from the ...

Fire on Scarabeo 5 put out

On Tuesday 22 November at 1730 the drilling rig Scarabeo 5 reported a fire in one engine room. Around 20:30 the fire was reported put out.

There were 106 ...

Automated Ships and KONGSBERG to build first unmanned vessel for offshore operations

The UK’s Automated Ships Ltd (an M Subs Ltd subsidiary) and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build the world’s first unmanned and ...

Statoil cancels Stena Drilling contract

Statoil has decided to cancel the contract with Stena Drilling for the mobile rig Stena Don.

The rig has been on contract to Statoil since 7 February 2014, performing operations ...

Keppel to deliver one of the world’s largest FPSOs to Bumi Armada

Keppel Offshore & Marine's (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard is on track to deliver one of the world's largest Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSO) to ...

New records of the conference and exhibition Offshore Marintec Russia

The International exhibition and conference on shipbuilding and development of the Arctic and the continental shelf Offshore Marintec Russia has finished its work.

For the second time the leading players ...

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Egypt

Subsea 7 S.A.  announced the award of a substantial contract, offshore Egypt, by Pharaonic Petroleum Company to be executed at water depths of over 900 metres in the Atoll ...

Skangas awarded framework agreement with Statoil

Skangas has entered into an agreement with Statoil for delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel for their platform supply vessels (PSV). The LNG will be delivered to several bases ...

Maersk Drilling names fourth and final XLE jack-up rig

Maersk Drilling’s fourth XL Enhanced ultra harsh environment jack-up was named Friday morning at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea ...

Keppel FELS delivers fifth accommodation unit to Floatel

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered Floatel Triumph, a fifth high-specification accommodation semisubmersible (semi), to Floatel International Ltd (Floatel).

The semi ...

Topaz secures substantial contracts

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, has secured substantial contracts in connection with the development of the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan during 2016. The two contract ...

Boskalis presses on with fleet rationalization, job cuts

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that its Works Council has unanimously rendered a positive advice on the fleet rationalization plan announced early July. Part of the positive advice ...

MacGregor wins equipment package contracts for seven new Middle East offshore support vessels

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won comprehensive equipment package contracts for a variety of seven specialist support vessels that will operate in the Middle East region. MacGregor will deliver deck ...

ClassNK to host floating offshore wind round table event

ClassNK, Japan’s leading international certification and classification society, will host a round table discussion about floating wind technologies on the sidelines of Wind Energy Hamburg (WEH) on 26 September ...

Maritime Museum Rotterdam to stage first offshore exhibition

Over forty-five leading companies in the shipping and offshore maritime sector are among those who have contributed to the funding for the first ever exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to ...

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