Transocean Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Hercules Offshore, Inc. to sell three of its U.S. Gulf of Mexico jackup drilling rigs and related equipment for $320m. The sales of the GSF Adriatic III, GSF High Island I and GSF High Island VIII will mark Transocean's exit from the shallow-water area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The sales are expected to be consummated at the conclusion of each rig's current contract commitment and are subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. Built in 1982, the GSF Adriatic III is a Marathon LeTourneau 116C design jackup with a water depth capability of 350 feet. Built in 1979 and 1981, respectively, the GSF High Island I and the GSF High Island VIII are Marathon LeTourneau 82-SDC design jackups with a water depth capability of up to 250 feet.
Houston-based offshore drilling contractor Global Marine today announced it received a letter of commitment from Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of TotalFinaElf, for two-year contracts for both the Glomar Adriatic I and Glomar Baltic I jackup rigs to work on the Amenam/Kpono field offshore Nigeria. Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited on behalf of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited operates this field development project
Husky Energy, through a wholly owned subsidiary, has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Marathon Canada Limited and the Western Canadian assets of Marathon International Petroleum Canada, Ltd. The total purchase price is $588 million (U.S.). Production from Marathon Canada is approximately 27,000 gross barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). The effective date of the transaction is October 1, 2003.
Trinity Launches Barge for Marathon Trinity Marine Products held a barge launching ceremony recently at its Madisonville, La., barge-building facility. The barge launch marks the completion of the first tank barge manufactured by Trinity Marine Products for Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC, as part of a new five-year contract between the companies. Trinity Marine Products signed a five-year contract with Marathon Ashland Petroleum in July 2002
Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) announced today that its manufacturing subsidiary, LeTourneau Technologies, Inc. (LTI) has signed contracts valued at approximately $185m with a Brazilian construction consortium to provide the rig kit, rig design and drilling equipment for two LeTourneau Super 116E jack-up rigs. The two Super 116E jack-up rigs are to be built at Petrobras' Maragojipe, Bahia, Brazil facility by the Consorcio Rio Paraguacu
Lamprell's Hamrivah yard to construct mobile drilling platform, to a LeTourneau design, for an international contractor Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting products and services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewables industry, announce that it has received a US$ 227 million new contract award from an international drilling contractor for the construction of a jackup rig.
According to an Associated Press report, Marathon Oil Corp. said its second-quarter profit fell 47 percent from a year ago when crude barrels fetched twice the price. Houston-based Marathon said net income of $413m, or 58 cents a share for the April-June period. That compared with earnings of $774m, or $1.08 a share, in the same quarter last year. (Associated Press)
Trinity Marine Products held a barge launching ceremony on February 14 at its Madisonville, La., barge-building facility. This Barge Launch marks the completion of the first tank barge manufactured by Trinity Marine Products for Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC, as part of a new 5-year contract between the 2 companies. Local dignitaries and representatives from both companies will be on hand for the event.
Aker Solutions sign contract with Marathon Oil Norge for the delivery of subsea trees to the Alvheim field on the Norwegian continental shelf. The contract includes the delivery of four subsea trees and associated equipment. The contract is part of the frame agreement, covering the North Sea and Europe, between Marathon Oil Norge, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation, and Aker Solutions. "Our dedicated subsea teams in Norway and the UK look forward to execute
Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered the jackup rig, Papaloapan, to Mexico’s Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) on time, within budget and with a perfect safety record. The rig was christened at Keppel AmFELS’ yard in Brownsville, Texas by Lady Sponsor, Mrs. Gabriela Jiménez de Alvarez Morphy, wife of Mr. Luis Alvarez Morphy Camou, Director of Perforadora Central.
Maersk Drilling advises that its second new drillship, 'Maersk Valiant', has been delivered from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with
Seadrill Limited informs it has secured new contracts for the jack-up units 'West Tucana', 'West Telesto', 'West Ariel', and 'West Prospero'. Additionally, the contract for the 'West Mischief' has been extended by four months. The total revenue potential for the four new contracts and
Images of the Bravante courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding, the genet on truck is courtesy of Cummins Mid-South Long reserved for specialized applications such as icebreakers, diesel electric has enjoyed a rapid growth for marine propulsion in the past decade
Oil and gas industry body, the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) European Chapter, has appointed Former vice-chair Kelly Murray as the new chair and vice-chair. Murray will be the first women to take the helm as chair of the organization in the chapter’s 20-year history
New York-based Coast Guard units are no strangers when it comes to assisting with large-scale events in the area, but for the first time in history, area crews put in a team effort alongside local New York and New Jersey authorities to safeguard a Super Bowl event.
Eastern Shipbuilding delivered M/V Bravante V (Hull 155) Boldini S.A., Bravante Group of Brazil. Bravante V is the first STX SV290 design of five vessels in a series which are all ABS, SOLAS, DPS-2, AC Diesel-Electric powered, twin Z-drive propelled PSV’s measuring 284 ft. (86
Maersk Drilling say that their second and third ultra-deepwater drillships have been named in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Lisa Lance, wife of Ryan M. Lance, chairman and chief executive officer
Tegla Loroupe, a three-time world half-marathon champion, a two-time world marathon record holder and the founder of Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation, has been awarded a 'Philanthropy in Sports Award' at Suomen Urheilugaala, the annual Finnish Sports Gala
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has christened and launched the M/V BRAVANTE VII for Boldini S.A., BRAVANTE GROUP of Brazil. This is the third vessel launched in a series of five. The event was held on December 20, 2013 at Eastern’s Nelson Street Facility with hundreds of
The 189-room five-star floating hotel Sunborn Gibraltar is due to welcome its first guests in February 2014, after Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock drew on its extensive cruise ship expertise to undertake hull blasting and coating work. Despite its role as a tourist and business travel destination
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the delivery of the M/V Bravante V (Hull 155) on Friday November 29, 2013, to Boldini S.A., Bravante Group of Brazil. The Bravante V is the first STX SV290 design of five vessels in a series which are all ABS, SOLAS, DPS-2, AC Diesel-Electric powered
Cut Rexroth_CBM_Motor The new Hägglunds CBM hydraulic motor from Bosch Rexroth, taking over from the Hägglunds Marathon motor, reportedly packs 50% more torque into a motor that is smaller and up to 50% lighter than its predecessor
Chinese shipyards, which are subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned subsidiary COSCO (Singapore) Shipyard Group Ltd, have secured contracts to build two jackup drilling rigs and a bulk carrier as follows: 1. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co
Torqeedo recently won first, second and third places in the 13th annual Wye Island Electric Boat Challenge in St. Michaels, Maryland. This is the second time Torqeedo-powered boats have swept the 24-mile, electric motor-only race. In all the years of the race
Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from Central Panuco S.A. De C.V., a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V. (Perforadora Central) to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth $240 million