Category archives for: Offshore News

Ten Jack-Ups for East Sunrise

Ten Jack-Ups for East Sunrise

Hong Kong-based East Sunrise Group revealed that it has ordered ten jack-up platforms from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).   The newbuilds, worth around USD 1.6 billion, are scheduled for delivery within 18 months from the start of construction. The first platform is expected to join East Sunrise Group by early 2016, whereas the rest […]

Swissco Wraps Up Scott and English Energy Takeover

Swissco Wraps Up Scott and English Energy Takeover

Singapore-listed Swissco Holdings Limited, a marine service provider for the offshore oil and gas industry, has approved the acquisition of Scott and English Energy Pte. Ltd., for approximately USD 230 million.   Scott and English Energy is in the business of owning and leasing mobile offshore drilling units and service rigs to support major oil […]

BOEM Establishes Marine Survey Framework

BOEM Establishes Marine Survey Framework

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) establishing the highest practicable level of mitigation measures and safeguards to reduce or eliminate impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for appropriate geological and geophysical (G&G) survey activities off the Mid- and South Atlantic coast to update 40-year […]

Deepwater Horizon Spill under Scientific Scrutiny

Deepwater Horizon Spill under Scientific Scrutiny

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists launched the second expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to examine the effects of Deepwater Horizon spill-related oil and dispersant exposure on deep-water shipwrecks and their microbial communities.   The study is part of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program that is sponsored by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

Saipem Seals Conversion Deal for Two VLCCs

Saipem Seals Conversion Deal for Two VLCCs

Saipem SA, France has signed a Floating Storage Production Offloading (FPSO) conversion contract worth about S$600 million (USD $483.2 million) with Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard.   Under the contract, the shipyard is responsible for the conversion of two Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) sister ships into 2 turret-moored FPSOs for the Kaombo project […]

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., provides…Read more LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad An LPG tanker has fallen victim to a pirate attack in the vicinity […]

DNV GL Launches Roadmap for US Floater Operators

DNV GL Launches Roadmap for US Floater Operators

In the first comprehensive overview of its kind, DNV GL has mapped out what is necessary to be in compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in US waters.   The roadmap document called “Verification for compliance with United States regulations on the outer continental shelf”, follows from the […]

Australia: MUA Outraged by Latest Government’s Move

Australia: MUA Outraged by Latest Government’s Move

Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has condemned the latest overturn of the Senate’s decision to disallow the issuing of Marine Crew Visas to foreign workers applying for offshore jobs.   Just one day after Labor, the Greens and the Palmer United Party teamed up to stop foreign workers being employed on maritime crew visas, Liberal Senator Michaelia […]

What Is Causing North Sea Drilling Slump?

What Is Causing North Sea Drilling Slump?

Oil and gas firms may be adopting a “wait and see” approach before making further investment decisions in the North Sea, according to a new report from business advisory firm Deloitte.   The report, which details drilling, licensing and deal activity across North West Europe over the second quarter of 2014 and was compiled by […]

Date Set for Next Year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference

Date Set for Next Year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference

Date has been set for the next year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference. The event will be held on October 13 and 14, 2015. Save the date and join tens of thousands international professionals again at the meeting place for the offshore industry in Amsterdam.   Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the […]

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