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Petrojack Sells Two Rigs

Petrojack ASA has sold two of its jackup rigs under construction at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore, the PetroJack I and PetroJack III at a combined price of $420m to A.P. Møller-Maersk. The sale is constructed as a sale of the shares in the rig owning companies PetroJack I Pte Ltd and PetroJack III Pte Ltd residing in Singapore. The two jack-ups are of Baker Pacific Class 375 design. They will be capable of operating in water depths up to 375 feet in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Latin America, West Africa as well as in the harsh environment of the central and southern parts of the North Sea. The rigs distance themselves from conventional jack-ups in several areas, not least on the drill floor where the highly mechanised equipment leads to increased safety of the crew. The sophisticated drilling equipment will also make the rigs well qualified for drilling deep and difficult wells, including high temperature / high pressure wells. A total of 120 people can be accommodated on board. The 2 remaining jack-up rigs in the company's fleet have the same specification


Keppel Offshore and Marine Units Win Contracts

Keppel Corporation Limited, through its offshore and marine units in Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has clinched contracts worth a total of $41 million from repeat customers. Three contracts over $28 million are for the upgrades of jack-up rig Ensco 81 and barge drilling unit Ensco 1 from Ensco Offshore Company (ENSCO), and swamp barge Maera from PT Apexindo Pratama Duta, an Indonesian drilling contractor


Keppel Completes Raissa

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) Group has strengthened its participation in the inshore oil and gas drilling industry, with the successful completion of the Raissa, a posted submersible drilling barge for Indonesian drilling contractor PT Apexindo Pratama Duta Tbk. Keppel FELS Limited has earlier been chosen as the preferred partner for PT Apexindo’s drilling fleet build-up and enhancement. The Company signed the $29 million contract for Raissa in May 2002


Gulf Marine Introduces the Endurance

Photos courtesy Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications

A uniquely designed self-propelled self-elevating jack-up barge is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and, once delivered, will be one of the most flexible and capable vessels in the market. Gulf Marine Services, the Middle East region’s largest elevating support vessel operator, has developed a design along with MSC Gusto which incorporates an operating water depth of up to 65 metres, accommodation for 150 persons, deck space of 1000 m2, deck load of 11,350 tonnes


Keppel AmFELS Delivers Rowan Rig Ahead of Schedule

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has completed the delivery of its fourth EXL jack-up rig to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc. (Rowan) (NYSE: RDC) with a perfect safety record, four months ahead of schedule and within budget. The jack-up rig was christened Rowan EXL-IV yesterday by Ms. Mary J. Dunaway and Ms. Audra M. Williamson, daughters of Mr. Johnnie Huckabay, one of Rowan's senior rig managers


Jack-Up Barge Acquires Platform for Increased Versatility

Jack-Up Barge Commercial Director Maarten Hardon (left) with Managing Director Ronald Schukking.

Jack-Up Barge, the offshore self-elevating platform supplier, has announced the acquisition of the Odin self-elevating platform from Hochtief. The acquisition expands the Jack-Up Barge fleet, increasing capacity and versatility. This is a new approach from Jack-Up Barge who has previously expanded with new builds. The company will rename the barge JB 119, ready to take its place alongside the seven platforms currently operated. The platform, 46.1m long by 30m wide and 4


More Oil Rigs Leaving GoM

According to The Post Gazette, jack-up and deep-water rigs are leaving the Gulf of Mexico for more lucrative jobs elsewhere. This is expected to accelerate production declines in the Gulf, putting upward pressure on domestic energy prices. The rig exodus is squeezing what was an already tight market for drilling equipment. In 2001, about 148 rigs were in the Gulf. Now, about 90 remain, and more are expected to leave soon.


MRG Acquires Cook Inlet Tug & Barge

Marine Resources Group (MRG), a family of companies that operate tug and barge fleets throughout the United States, is expanding into the Alaska harbor services business. MRG announced today that it is acquiring the assets of Cook Inlet Tug & Barge, based in Anchorage, which it will operate as an independent subsidiary, effective Jan. 1, 2011. The family-owned Alaska company, which traces its history to 1923, has 10 employees and operates three tugs and one barge


MirTac Awarded New Star Contract

The JB-118.

Jack-Up Barge awarded MirTac a new contract for consultancy and Star IPS implementation at its new build self elevating platform, the JB-118.  The contract includes business consulting and the set-up of all required documentation, instructions, planned maintenance and administration onboard.   Jack Up BargeThe design of the state-of-the-art JB-118, Self Elevating Platform, is based on the GustoMSC SEA-3250 with main parameters of: hull length 75


Seadrill Record Best-ever Quarterly Result

Jack-up Rig West Ariel: Photo credit Seadrill

Seadrill announces favourable first quarter 2013 financial results.  Highlights     •    Seadrill records its best operating quarterly result ever and generates first quarter 2013 EBITDA*) of US$713 million     •    First quarter 2013 net income of US$440 million and earnings per share of US$0.87     •    Increases the ordinary quarterly cash dividend by 3 cents to US$0.88


Photo of the Day: ‘Windship’ Over Rotterdam

Brave Tern (Photo: Franklin Offshore Europe)

Brave Tern, a vessel used for the installation of wind turbines at sea, dominates the Rotterdam skyline as The 132m long ship was jacked up to a height of about 70 meters to test its extended legs. Brave Tern is owned by Norwegian Fred. Olsen Windcarrier


Liftboat SUDA 300-L4T Delivered

SUDA 300-L4T Photo A. K. Suda

A. K. Suda (SUDA) has successfully completed the design of a 300 ft. (91.5m) truss-legged liftboat. This vessel is being delivered to its owners in 1st Quarter 2016. This vessel follows on the heels of the world’s largest pipelegged liftboat, the SUDA 335-L3, delivered last year.


VT Halter Launches Tug for Bouchard

Frederick E Bouchard launch Photo Courtesy VT Halter Marine

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announces the launch of the M/V Frederick E. Bouchard, at its Moss Point Marine Shipyard Facility in Escatawpa, Mississippi on Thursday, March 31, 2016. M/V Frederick E


Aqualis Offshore and CSDC Join Forces

Aqualis Offshore and China Ship Design & Research Center Co., Ltd (CSDC) have signed an agreement to cooperate on engineering projects both in China and internationally.    CSDC, a subsidiary company of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC)


VIKING Acquires Edge in Offshore Evacuation

VIKING leads offshore evacuation to greater heights Courtesy VIKING

  With recent type approval of an 81-meter-high evacuation system, VIKING has answered the needs of offshore fixed and jack-up rigs to handle extreme heights.   Leading maritime safety equipment and servicing manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has received type approval


Jack-up Earns ABS and DNV GL Design Approval

Photo courtesy of GustoMSC

Launched in March 2015, the CJ54 cantilever drilling jack-up has recently received full Basic Design Approval from two major international offshore drilling classification societies; ABS and DNV GL.   Designed in accordance with the required safety standards of both ABS and DNV GL


Zentech Inks Deal for Two Z-210 with CSSC

Zentech’s MOU’s with CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for the construction of two (2) Z-210 mobile offshores units Photo Zentech

Zentech Incorporated of Houston, Texas, USA signed contracts with CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited for the construction of (2) Z-210 Mobile Offshore Units. These contracts were finalized based on the Letter of Intent received by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard on September 23,2015


A2SEA Jack-Up Capsizes Off Denmark

Photo: A2SEA A/S

 A2SEA has announced that wind turbine installation vessel has capsized off the Danish coast due to harsh weather on Wednesday.    It has gone from bad to worse for A2SEA-vessel Sea Worker. A week ago, jumped tethers during a towing of the 1


VT Halter Delivers ATB Tug to Bouchard

M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr. on sea trials (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine, Inc. announced the delivery of the M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr., the first of the two 6,000 horsepower Twin Screw Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tugs to Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc.    Measuring 130 feet by 38 feet by 22 feet, the M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr


UPS Oposes CP-NS Merger

Photo: UPS

 UPS, one of North America’s largest intermodal shippers, has told federal regulators that it is against Canadian Pacific Railway's (CP's) proposed acquisition of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS).   UPS' thumbs-down has dealt a severe blow to CP's $28 billion bid to acquire U.S


Gasoline Traders Begin Using Floating Storage

At least two tankers booked in recent days; Gasoline stocks at record high in Europe, U.S. Traders have begun storing gasoline on tankers off the coast of Europe as land storage tanks near maximum capacity, the latest sign of increasing stress in the refined oil products market.


Grindrod Inks Writedown Charge, Cites Flagging Profit

South Africa's Grindrod flagged as much as 35 percent drop in annual profit on Thursday, after taking a $100 million writedown charge due to a slide in shipping rates and volumes. Africa's biggest shipping group said headline earnings per share - a widely watched measure of profit in South


Bouchard's Newest ATB Christened in New Orleans

Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co.

Bouchard Transportation Co. celebrated the naming of the M/V Donna J. Bouchard and the B. No. 272 at the christening ceremony held on Thursday, February 18 in New Orleans.   The ceremony began with remarks from Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. President/CEO, Morton S


Vallur Appointed Group Vendor Manager, GAC’s Oil & Gas

Madhu Vallur Photo GAC

GAC has reinforced its long-term commitment to the oil & gas industry with the addition of a Group Vendor Manager to its dedicated Oil & Gas team. Based at the Corporate HQ in Jebel Ali, Dubai, Madhu Vallur, oversees third party suppliers and agents GAC works with to support the sector


Offshore Wind: Seajacks Scylla Ready to Roll

Seajacks Scylla, the largest and most advanced windfarm installation jack-up ever built. (Photo: Gibdock)

Gibdock was selected for the afloat mobilization of Seajacks Scylla, the largest and most advanced windfarm installation jack-up ever built.   Following delivery to Seajacks by Samsung Heavy Industries at the end of 2015, Scylla was discharged to Gibraltar waters from the heavylift






 
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