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Dynamic Positioning System Upgrades For Navigare Flotels

Mobile, Alabama based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services recently completed Dynamic Positioning (DP) system upgrades for Navigare on the accommodation Semis Safe Regency, Safe Lancia and the Safe Britannia. The DP system upgrades, which were performed while working in conjunction with Rolls-Royce, primarily consisted of hydraulic tubing replacement, installation of distribution manifolds and filter systems installations. Several hydraulic pump and motor upgrades were also necessary to upgrade the DP system. Prior to completion of the job, Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services performed a system flush, hydrostatically tested all components and commissioned the systems.


Offshore-Inland Completes Repairs on Celebrity Millennium

Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services completed a repair job for Celebrity Cruise Lines in November 2003. Celebrity’s Millennium required replacement of a 20-ton main propulsion transformer during a planned port visit at Port Everglades, Fla. Offshore Inland responded in spite of the strict time frame requirement to cut a large access opening in the vessel’s side, remove the existing transformer, install a new Celebrity provided transformer and close the access opening all in less


SWIRE Oilfield Services Appoints New Sales Director

David Dae, Swire Sales Director

Swire Oilfield Services, a provider of offshore cargo carrying units and associated services has appointed David Rae as sales director in line with its significant investment plans. Rae brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company gained from holding a variety of senior commercial and finance roles in a career spent working in both the oil and gas and manufacturing industries. He was most recently business development director at helicopter operators CHC.


Offshore E&P Spending To Rise 15% in N. America

Offshore oilfield service stocks, to put it mildly, have endured a wild ride for much of 1999. The once high-flying sector actually hit the skids in concert with the late 1997 Asian financial crisis, and resultant plummet in oil prices. Despite a raging rally in oil pricing for much of the year, investors have cautiously approached the stocks. One reason for the caution is purely psychological, as too many investors have been burned too many times on the cyclical stocks


Schlumberger Acquires KBB, Augments Its Range of Services

Schlumberger Oilfield Services has acquired Kavernen Bau und Betriebs GmbH (KBB) from the Preussag Group. The purchase of the Hanover, Germany-based consulting firm, which has more than 30 years of experience in subsurface gas storage, augments the range of services provided by Schlumberger for the growing worldwide gas business. KBB's primary expertise is in the engineering, construction and project management of facilities for the underground storage of natural gas in salt domes


Axis Bank Cancels Great Offshore Oil Rig Funding

In Bangalore, offshore oilfield services firm Great Offshore Ltd has run into fresh trouble after Axis Bank Ltd walked out of a deal to lend Rs350 crore to the Mumbai-based firm for funding the purchase of an oil drilling rig, currently under construction at Bharati Shipyard Ltd. Axis Bank wanted the money back after ONGC cancelled the rig contract and also due to delay in completing the construction of the rig. (Source: livemint


Bharati Shipyard to Build Offshore Vessel for Great Offshore

According to the Hindu, Bharati Shipyard will construct and supply an offshore support vessel to integrated offshore oilfield services provider Great Offshore for $64.8m. The vessel, which has a diesel electric propulsion system with 5 generators of a total power of 10,500 KW, is fully-equipped to support diving/sub sea operations. The above contract is in lieu of a contract dated March 24 for one multipurpose offshore support vessel valued at $17.4m ordered by Great Offshore.


Baker Hughes Reports Third Quarter Earnings Loss

Baker Hughes Inc., the world's third biggest oilfield services company, reported sharply lower third-quarter operating earnings, but said business had begun to improve as this year's recovery in oil and gas prices led to a gradual increase in drilling activity. The Houston-based company said pre-tax operating profit, excluding unusual one-time items, fell to $14.2 million from $100.9 million in the third quarter of 1998. Revenues fell to $1.21 billion from $1.58 billion.


Gardner Named VP at Oceaneering

Oceaneering International, Inc. has appointed Philip D. Gardner as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing. Effective April 1, 2004, Mr. Gardner will assume worldwide P&L responsibility for Oceaneering's products group, which includes Oceaneering Multiflex and Oceaneering Intervention Engineering. In addition, he will have worldwide functional oversight responsibility for Materials Management and Quality Assurance in the oilfield sector. Mr


Tuppen Joins Wild Well Control

James Tuppen, Manager, International Well Control Operations

Wild Well Control, a Superior Energy Services company, announces that James Tuppen has joined the company as Manager, International Well Control Operations. Tuppen has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry involving snubbing services, pressure control and well control operations. “With his strong pressure and well control experience, James will be a great asset to our Middle East/North Africa region and our global operations as well,” said Freddy Gebhardt


Schlumberger Announces Q1 Results

Paal Kibsgaard

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.57 billion in the first quarter of 2013. Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger


POSH raises $311m in Singapore IPO

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POSH prices IPO at S$1.15 per share, near bottom of indicative range. POSH focuses on service to production, maintenance and is keen on growing offshore accommodation business. PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) could raise at least S$388


Ocean Rig Prices Its US$500-Million Note Offering

Calculator credit Dominic Alves CCL

Offshore deepwater drilling services provider Ocean Rig informs that the pricing of its previously announced offering has been priced at 100% of par, with a stated interest rate of 7.250%. The Notes are being sold in a private offering within the United States to qualified institutional buyers


Drilling Tools International Acquires Reamco

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Hicks Equity Partners (HEP), a private equity firm led by the Thomas O. Hicks family, announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals, Inc., has acquired Reamco, Inc., a company based in Lafayette, La., that manufactures, rents and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related products


China, South Korea, Subsea Crane Orders for MacGregor

Subsea Crane: Image credit MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, informs it has won an order for two  subsea cranes from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries and another for one from China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding. Korea order The active heave-compensated cranes will have an SWL of 100-tonnes and 25-tonnes


World Development Drilling & Production Forecast

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Douglas-Westwood has launched the first of a new suite of quarterly products which provide unparalleled insight into global oil & gas drilling & production (D&P); the core driver of oilfield services and equipment markets worldwide


Subsea Crane Ordered from China for New AHTS

MacGregor has secured an order from Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry for a 100-metric-ton SWL active heave-compensated subsea crane. The MacGregor crane will be installed on the anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, currently under construction for the offshore specialist


Kongsberg Delivers 50th HAIN System

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Kongsberg Maritime has delivered its 50th HAIN (Hydro Acoustic aided Inertial Navigation) Reference System, to long-time HAIN user, Ocean Rig. HAIN significantly improves reference data accuracy and update rate sent to Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems to support safer


Deltamarin Designs FPSO for Bumi Armada

Deltamarin signed a contract with Bumi Armada, for the basic design of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. In November 2013, the Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada, announced that they have secured a contract to supply the unit


Hoover Container Solutions Names Matis Sales Director

Matt Matis

Hoover Container Solutions,a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., has named Matt Matis as director of sales for the Gulf of Mexico region. Matis is based in Thibodeaux, La., and will work closely with Hoover’s facilities in Port Fourchon, New Iberia and Scott, La. 


North Sea FPSO Power Contract for Wärtsilä

Topside power modules: Schematic courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä say they are to supply a 62 MW topside power module solution for a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to be deployed at the Kraken oilfield located in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. This EPC (engineering


OIMO Adds Woodruff to Executive Team

Keal Woodruff

Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services, Inc. (OIMO), a company in Topside and Riding Crew repair services, announced the appointment of a new executive to the company’s leadership team – Keal Woodruff, Vice President of Projects.


Palfinger Delivers Two Offshore Cranes

Archer, the global oilfield service provider, has secured a contract with Statoil for the permanent plugging and abandonment of 12 gas wells on the Heimdal field in the Norwegian North Sea. Archer has selected the German rig manufacturer MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA for its VDD 400


Kirby to Order New Articulated Tank Barge, Tugboat, Pair

An ATB: Image courtesy of Kirby Corp.

Kirby Corporation says it is to construct an articulated 185,000 barrel tank barge and 10,000 horsepower tugboat unit (ATB unit) at a cost of $75 to $80 million for charter to a customer when completed. Joe Pyne, Kirby's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented


ITC Global Names Rouylou as Americas Executive VP

Jean-Michel Rouylou

ITC Global has announced that it has named Jean-Michel Rouylou as its new Executive Vice President of Americas and Maritime Solutions. The move comes as the company expands its organization and establishes its Americas regional headquarters in Houston, Texas


 
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