Category archives for: Offshore News

Video: FPSO Petrojarl Knarr Sailaway

Video: FPSO Petrojarl Knarr Sailaway

It’s been three years since the works started on Teekay’s largest project to-date, FPSO Petrojarl Knarr. In early June, construction of the vessel was completed, and in July 2014, the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO sailed away from the shipyard and was on track to the North Sea to commence its charter contract in the fourth quarter of 2014. […]

Things to Know when Navigating in Sea Ice

Things to Know when Navigating in Sea Ice

There are many sea ice properties that can affect an offshore vessel’s navigation performance in sea ice. The most obvious is the thickness of the ice but other properties, such as hardness, are also important. In the following excerpt taken from OCIMF latest report on Offshore Vessel Operations in Ice and/or Severe Sub-Zero Temperatures in […]

Fire Kills FSO Chief Engineer

Fire Kills FSO Chief Engineer

Engine room fire that broke out on Pertamina-owned Cilacap/Permina Samudra 104 floating storage and offloading (FSO) killed the chief engineer Purwo Hadi Wibowo, whose body was found in the engine room at 9 pm Jakarta time yesterday unit has suffered extensive damage following an engine room fire, IHS Maritime 360 reports. Cilacap/Permina Samudra 104 , carrying 45,000 […]

How Will Scottish Independence Impact Maritime Industry?

How Will Scottish Independence Impact Maritime Industry?

The long-awaited vote on the Scottish independence taking place today has seen international maritime players raise concern on the possible effects of the vote on the Scottish maritime industry. According to Moore Stephens’s recently conducted survey of the international shipping community members on the impact of the vote, over half of respondents (55 % ) […]

PIRA Issues Weekly Energy Recap

PIRA Issues Weekly Energy Recap

A weekly Energy Market Recap by NYC-based PIRA Energy Group reports that Asian oil balances will for now remain long, with the U.S., product stock build outpacing crude draw, thus widening commercial stock excess; and Japan’s both crude and finished product stocks rising. Oil prices in Asia are likely to remain soft. Asian oil demand […]

Restrictions Stifling Australia’s Coastal Shipping

Restrictions Stifling Australia’s Coastal Shipping

Over AUD 400 billion worth of international cargo moved across Australian ports in 2012/13, and some 4,900 cargo ships made almost 14,000 visits from overseas to Australian ports. However, Australian ports handled 97.4 million tonnes of coastal freight during 2012-13, an almost 2% decrease on 2011-12, indicative of a longer-term trend of decreasing amounts of coastal trade, […]

Image of the Day: Pacific Gannet in Party Attire

Image of the Day: Pacific Gannet in Party Attire

Shipowner and operator Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), celebrated the Naming of Pacific Gannet, its First of ten IMT984 G Class Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) in Japan on September 12, 2014. The high specification G Class vessels with their fuel-efficient design are the latest addition to SPO’s modern and diverse fleet of vessels. “This is the […]

Image of the Day: GDI’s Dukhan Standing Tall

Image of the Day: GDI’s Dukhan Standing Tall

The image depicts jack-up rig Dukhan, delivered last month to Gulf Drilling International Ltd. (GDI) of Qatar by its builder Keppel FELS Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine. Keppel FELS has secured a contract from GDI to build a repeat high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$227 million. As part […]

Triyards’ Liftboat Orderbook Filling Up

Triyards’ Liftboat Orderbook Filling Up

Triyards Holdings Limited, an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, has added another liftboat contract worth USD 50.5 million to its orderbook, the company announced in a release. The order for the new unit comes soon after TRIYARDS’ two other liftboat contracts worth USD 112 million in July, bringing the […]

Australian Maritime Unions to Appeal Court Visa Decision?

Australian Maritime Unions to Appeal Court Visa Decision?

  Australian maritime unions are considering an appeal to the full Federal Court in the wake of yesterday’s ruling of Justice Buchanan in favour of the Abbott Government’s decision covering workers in the offshore oil and gas sector. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) took the Abbott Government to court […]

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