Converted shallow dive support vessel operating offshore Brazil

May 15, 2019

Damen and Wilson Sons Estaleiros recently completed the conversion of the platform supply vessel Fulmar to a shallow dive support vessel.

Shelf lists early 2019 rig assignments

May 15, 2019

Shelf Drilling has issued an update of first-quarter awards for its offshore rig fleet.


Topaz implements fuel monitoring on offshore vessels

May 14, 2019

Topaz Energy and Marine has installed FUELTRAX EFMS, a real-time marine fuel management solution, on 21 of its offshore support vessels operating between Nigeria and Azerbaijan for data storage and surveillance.

Momentum returning to offshore rig utilization

May 13, 2019

Data from Westwood Global Energy’s RigLogix service shows a material utilization recovery for jackups and drillships over the last 12 months.


Cambodia oil barge undergoing refits in Singapore

May 13, 2019

Refurbishment and upgrades continue on the production barge for KrisEnergy’s Apsara oilfield development in Cambodia’s offshore block A.

West of Shetland EPS enters start-up phase

May 13, 2019

Hurricane Energy says first hydrocarbons have flowed into the process system of the FPSO Aoka Mizu west of Shetland.


Four Rever vessels on North Sea support duty

May 13, 2019

Rever Offshore (formerly Bibby Offshore) has deployed all four of its subsea vessels since the start of last month for projects in the UK North Sea.

Wärtsilä gen sets to power Chinese LNG-fuelled vessels

May 13, 2019

Wärtsilä will supply 40 generating sets for 12 new LNG-fuelled platform supply vessels under construction at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Heavy and Liaonan shipyards in China.


BHGE to monitor lube condition on Topaz marine fleet

May 11, 2019

Topaz Energy and Marine will collaborate with Baker Hughes, a GE company on deploying the latter’s lubricant condition monitoring system VitalyX on Topaz’s offshore support vessels.

SBM to deliver second Fast4Ward FPSO for Liza offshore Guyana

May 10, 2019

Esso Exploration and Production Guyana has awarded contracts for the next phase of the Liza field development in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana.


PSA issues findings on drilling rig incident offshore Norway

May 10, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has finished investigating an incident earlier this year on the Equinor-contracted semisubmersible West Hercules.

Shelf concludes China jackup deal

May 09, 2019

Shelf Drilling has completed acquisition of two premium CJ-46 jackup rigs with affiliates of China Merchants & Great Wall Ocean Strategy & Technology Fund.


North Sea jackup to be converted to hybrid low-emissions rig

May 09, 2019

Maersk Drilling plans to upgrade its ultra-harsh environment jackup Maersk Intrepid to a hybrid rig with low nitrogen oxide emissions for operations offshore Norway.

Blue Marlin suffers damage during hijack offshore West Africa

May 08, 2019

A coordinated response by the navies of Equatorial Guinea and Spain has ended the hijacking of the heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin.


Thai offshore support vessels ready for service

May 08, 2019

Thai operator Unithai Offshore has taken delivery of two OSD-IMT-designed 80-metric ton (88-ton) bollard pull offshore utility vessels.

BP retains Emerson for long-term west of Shetland operations support

May 07, 2019

BP has awarded Emerson a five-year contract to provide predictive maintenance and operational support services for the fixed Clair Ridge platform and the FPSO Glen Lyon west of Shetland.


BHGE compressor trains to manage gas on Greater Tortue Ahmeyim

May 07, 2019

Black and Veatch has contracted Baker Hughes, a GE company to supply turbomachinery equipment for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim FLNG project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Flintstone to assist Jubilee mooring switch

May 07, 2019

Flintstone Technology has delivered to MODEC its in-line tensioning and pull through connection mooring system for deployment offshore Ghana.


OTC 2019: Smart Mooring system predicts line failure

May 06, 2019

DNV GL has developed a technique that is said to lessen the risk of offshore floating vessel mooring line failure being missed.

Shell extends North Sea rig abandonment program

May 06, 2019

Shell UK has confirmed that it intends to exercise two options with Awilco Drilling under a North Sea decommissioning contract with the semisubmersible WilPhoenix.


Petrobras re-engages flotel for offshore Brazil support duty

May 03, 2019

Petrobras has awarded OOS International and CIMC Raffles a new five-year contract for the flotel OOS Tiradentes.

Canyon Offshore, Aqueos charter Jones Act-compliant vessels

May 03, 2019

Otto Candies LLC has entered into multi-year charter agreements with Canyon Offshore Inc. and Aqueos Corp.


Eight rigs to drill North Field wells offshore Qatar

May 02, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has contracted eight jackups for development drilling at the offshore North Field expansion project.

Northern Drilling negotiates cut-price deal for deepwater drillship

May 02, 2019

Northern Drilling has exercised an option for the Cobalt Explorer, a seventh-generation DP-3 ultra-deepwater drillship, with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.



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