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Transocean Agrees to Sell Three U.S. GoM Jackups

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.


Global Marine Announces Two Long-Term Drilling Contracts Offshore West Africa

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


LeTourneau Tech Signs $185m Construction

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 Wins US$ 227 Million Contract for Jackup Rig

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.


Husky Energy Agrees To Acquire Marathon Canada

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.


News: Trinity Launches Barge for Marathon

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


Marathon 2Q Profits Plunge with Oil Prices

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)


Aker Solutions Sign Subsea Alvheim Contract

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


Trinity Marine Hosts Launching Ceremony

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.


Keppel AmFELS Delivers Third Rig to Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS_Papaloapan.JPG

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.


Exxon eyes expanding Texas refinery

ExxonMobil

  Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multi-billion-dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas, refinery into the country's largest, the first major refining investment of the U.S. shale oil boom, people with knowledge of the deliberations said.


USCG Change of Command in Galveston

USCG photo by Andrew Kendrick

A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in Galveston Thursday. Lt. Cmdr. Steve Morris and his wife are both from Houston and he enlisted in the Coast Guard through the


USCG Presents William M. Benkert Awards

Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger presented the 2014 Rear Adm. William Benkert Awards at the American Petroleum Institute's (API) annual tanker conference Thursday. The award is given to support and recognize maritime industry efforts for their environmental


Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers BRAVANTE VII to GROUP

M/V BRAVANTE VII

  Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the on-time delivery of the M/V BRAVANTE VII (Hull 157) on Wednesday May 21, 2014 to Boldini S.A., BRAVANTE Group of Brazil three months after the delivery of BRAVANTE VI (Hull 156), the second in the series and which is  is


Marathon Traders Gain E.Coast foothold with Hess Deal

Marathon Petroleum Corp is poised to expand its growing Midwest and Gulf Coast fuel trading operation to the East Coast with Thursday's deal to buy Hess Corp's retail network and transport contracts. The purchase will give Marathon control of Hess's gasoline stations and access to pipelines


Howard Thill Joins Devon to Succeed White

  Howard Thill has joined Devon Energy Corporation as senior vice president, communications and investor relations.He has joined the company to fill the position created by the retirement of Vince White, senior vice president, communications and investor relations


China's Dalian Shipyard to Build Deepwater Jack-Up

A LeTourneau jack-up: File photo

COSCO Corporation inform that its subsidiary Dalian Shipyard has been contracted to build a jack-up rig based on the LeTourneau Super 116E Class design. The US$184-million order has been placed by Derwent Ocean Limited S.A, part of Foresight Group.


Ultra-deepwater Drillship 'Maersk Valiant' Delivered

Maersk Valiant: Photo Maersk Drilling

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 Contracts Out Multiple Jack-Up Units

Seadrill vessel: Photo courtesy of the owners

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


Diesel-Electric Propulsion for Offshore

Photo courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding

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


Murray Selected to Lead ICoTA

Kelly Murray and Andrew Louden (Photo courtesy ICoTA)

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


Securing Super Bowl XLVIII

A Coast Guard maritime safety and security team patrols the Hudson River. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Himes.

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.


Bravante’s New PSV is First of Five

Brazil-bound Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) is first of five to the STX SV290 design; Eastern-built, Cummins powered

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 Name Two New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Naming ceremony: Photo credit Maersk Drillijng

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


Wärtsilä Present Award in Support of Kenya Orphanage

Award to Tegla Loroupe: Photo credit Wärtsilä

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






 
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