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Kazakhoil Sees Future Offshore

Kazakhstan's state oil company Kazakhoil is reportedly pinning its future on major offshore discoveries on the Caspian shelf.


DNV Greater China Offshore Committee

Zhou Shouwei, Vice General Manager of CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering accepted DNV’s invitation to be the chairman of the DNV Greater China Offshore Committee. The DNV Offshore Committee is the first of its kind to be organized by a classification society in China. “The objective of establishing this committee is to create a forum where senior executives from the Chinese offshore industry can meet to exchange


L&M Petroleum Begins Offshore Oil Search

A major offshore search for oil and gas is now underway in the Solander Basin, southwest of Invercargill. Christchurch-based L & M Petroleum recently began a 1,000km offshore seismic survey in what is the biggest exploration in the region for two decades, and the company says preliminary results are promising. L & M Group says four large prospects and numerous leads have been identified and the current survey has been designed to enhance some of the larger targets prior to drilling


Husky Energy, Norsk Hydro Canada Announce Oil Discovery

Husky Energy Inc. Norsk Hydro Canada Oil & Gas say they have found new energy deposits near the Terra Nova oilfield off the East Coast. Calgary-based Husky and Norwegian-owned Norsk Hydro said late Tuesday that offshore drilling in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador had found hydrocarbons near Terra Nova, Canada's second major offshore field after Hibernia. The companies said the West Bonne Bay F-12 well is about 320 kilometres southeast of St. John's


Emsys Selected for 3 Rig Contract

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W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) have been awarded a contract to supply its  laser-based Emsys Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) to a major offshore drilling contractor for three drilling ships/rigs located in the Gulf of Mexico. The EMS will be incorporated into the vessel’s proprietary data management technology, to provide compliance with each vessel’s EPA Air Permit requirements. WRSystems has been working with the drilling contractor for over a year in preparation for


Singapore's Kreuz Holdings Wins Sub-sea Contract

 Kreuz Holdings Ltd. wins US$13 million contract from major offshore oil & gas company for installation services in SE Asia The work is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2012 for a duration of approximately three months, with option for further extension. Mr Kurush Contractor, Executive Director and CEO of Kreuz, said: “We are pleased to win this third-party Southeast Asian project with our recently acquired construction class diving support vessel


Madcon Receives Patent Number

Madcon Corporation has been awarded the U.S. patent number, 6,536,991, for its Structural Composite Retrofit System. Utilizing composite materials, the system provides full structural restoration of damaged or corroded tubular members such as drive pipe casing, conductors, jacket legs and bracing, concrete or steel piling, and risers/pipelines. The system can also be used to upgrade the original design capacity of platform members


New Orders for Cargotec

Following a successful run of deliveries to Bourbon’s Liberty 200 series of AHTS vessels, the offshore services specialist has now placed orders for a further four state-of-the-art MacGregor anchor-handling systems from Cargotec. Cargotec has won a contract to supply four sets of MacGregor anchor-handling systems to a series of anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels on order at Sinopacific Group in China for major offshore oil and gas services company, Bourbon


Cargotec Orders MacGregor Anchor-Handling Systems

Bourbon Liberty 200 series AHTS vessel (Photo courtesy JLA)

In October Cargotec has secured a $14m order from the Sinopacific Group in China for the supply of a further 16-shipsets of anchor-handling systems for Bourbon’s newbuildings. The shipsets will be delivered between April 2011 and February 2012. This contract follows an order placed in June this year for four ships in the same series, the first shipset is scheduled for delivery in Q1/2011. The systems will be installed on anchor handling and tug supply (AHTS) vessels based on an


Tome Choose Intergraph® Solutions for FPSO Topsides

Brazilian joint venture will use SmartMarine® Enterprise components for project with oil giant Petrobras. Tome Ferrostaal, a joint venture between Tome Engenharia and Ferrostaal in Brazil, has selected Intergraph® SmartMarine® Enterprise solutions, distributed by Sisgraph, as part of a project with Petrobras, one of the world's largest energy companies. Intergraph's enterprise engineering software will be used to construct the topsides of six identical floating, production


Drydocks World Refurbishes NDC Rig

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Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, announced the completion of a major refurbishment carried out on National Drilling Company’s (NDC) Offshore Drilling Rig Al Ghallan


Drydocks World Completes Refurbishment of NDC’s Rig Al Ghallan

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  Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, announced the completion of a  major refurbishment carried out on National Drilling Company’s (NDC) Offshore Drilling Rig Al Ghallan


Crowley Christens New DP2 Tugboat

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Crowley Maritime Corp. said that the third of four tugboats in the Ocean-class series, Ocean Sky, has been christened in Houston. The ceremony served to formally welcome the third dynamic positioning (DP) tugboat to the company’s expanded ocean towing fleet


Swiber to Fly Mexican Flag on 4 More OSVs

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Singapore-based Swiber informs it will hoist the Mexican flag on another four vessels in its fleet, comprising one derrick pipelay barge and three anchor handling tug / supply vessels (AHTs). Five vessels were deployed in Mexico three years ago when Swiber landed its first contract win in Latin


Major Offshore Wind Turbine Manufacturers Form Joint Venture

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Industry majors, Gamesa and Areva, have announced exclusive negotiations to create a 50/50 joint-venture company in the field of offshore wind power. The companies add that: 'The definitive agreements concerning the creation of the JV will be signed within the next few months following final


Sembmarine SLP Invests for Future

Offshore engineering, construction and support services specialist Sembmarine SLP said it is investing for the future with the establishment of additional facilities in Lowestoft and Aberdeen. In Lowestoft the company's Offshore Services Group has just moved into new premises at Newcombe House


Vestdavit: Out Ahead on Innovation and Safety

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New regulations for davits used in the Norwegian offshore industry will not come into force until 2015, but in the meantime, they are already raising the safety bar. In fact, Norwegian-based davit manufacturer Vestdavit already has a NORSOK-compliant davit


Hoover Acquires Scotland's Container Company Ltd.

Hoover Container Solutions (Hoover) informs it has acquired Container Company Ltd. , a leading supplier of cargo carrying units (CCUs) for the offshore oil and gas industry. This acquisition complements Hoover's recent acquisitions of Consult Supply AS and Dolphin


Keppel Extends Strategy into China

Company signs agreement to manage a shipyard in Quanzhou, China.   Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned subsidiary, FELS Offshore Pte Ltd, has signed a management services agreement with Titan Petrochemicals Group Limited (Titan) - a company in which


Atkins Gain Maersk Oil Engineering Contract

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Design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, says it has been awarded an engineering support contract covering three of Maersk Oil’s UK assets in the North Sea.   The Gryphon FPSO, Global Producer III FPSO and Janice FPU are planned for major offshore inspection


Fincantieri Offshore Chooses AVEVA Software

Fincantieri Offshore is using AVEVA Marine software in the concept design phase of Proxima.

One of the world’s largest shipbuilders uses AVEVA software to design next-generation drillship. Fincantieri Offshore has signed a contract with AVEVA to implement AVEVA Marine software in the concept design phase of Proxima, a major offshore drillship project


DW: Cyclical Steel Ride Continues

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Since 1990, steel has been used in the construction of some of the world’s biggest thrill rides but in recent years it is the steel market itself that has seen all the dips and climbs of a high speed rollercoaster.   As the global shipping industry went through a major build cycle


MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Major Offshore Incident

Scenario: Fire in bulkship engine room, vessel runs aground.   Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that, under cooperation of the 6th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters of Japan Coast Guard, the company conducted a tabletop drill based on a scenario in which fire occurred in the engine room


Nam Cheong Clinches 2 Accommodation Work Barge Contract

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Nam Cheong Limited a leading global offshore marine player listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and Malaysia’s largest Offshore Support Vessel builder, today announced that it has sold two Accommodation Work Barges (“AWB”) worth


TDW Helps Relieve Stress on Riser Offshore Malaysia

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Comprehensive pipeline services solution allows preventive measures to be carried out safely T.D. Williamson (TDW) announced that it recently completed a comprehensive pipeline services program for a major offshore operator to assist with efforts to relieve increasing contact stress between a






 
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