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Kazakhoil Sees Future Offshore

Kazakhstan's state oil company Kazakhoil is reportedly pinning its future on major offshore discoveries on the Caspian shelf.


DNV Greater China Offshore Committee

Zhou Shouwei, Vice General Manager of CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering accepted DNV’s invitation to be the chairman of the DNV Greater China Offshore Committee. The DNV Offshore Committee is the first of its kind to be organized by a classification society in China. “The objective of establishing this committee is to create a forum where senior executives from the Chinese offshore industry can meet to exchange


L&M Petroleum Begins Offshore Oil Search

A major offshore search for oil and gas is now underway in the Solander Basin, southwest of Invercargill. Christchurch-based L & M Petroleum recently began a 1,000km offshore seismic survey in what is the biggest exploration in the region for two decades, and the company says preliminary results are promising. L & M Group says four large prospects and numerous leads have been identified and the current survey has been designed to enhance some of the larger targets prior to drilling


Husky Energy, Norsk Hydro Canada Announce Oil Discovery

Husky Energy Inc. Norsk Hydro Canada Oil & Gas say they have found new energy deposits near the Terra Nova oilfield off the East Coast. Calgary-based Husky and Norwegian-owned Norsk Hydro said late Tuesday that offshore drilling in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador had found hydrocarbons near Terra Nova, Canada's second major offshore field after Hibernia. The companies said the West Bonne Bay F-12 well is about 320 kilometres southeast of St. John's


Emsys Selected for 3 Rig Contract

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W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) have been awarded a contract to supply its  laser-based Emsys Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) to a major offshore drilling contractor for three drilling ships/rigs located in the Gulf of Mexico. The EMS will be incorporated into the vessel’s proprietary data management technology, to provide compliance with each vessel’s EPA Air Permit requirements. WRSystems has been working with the drilling contractor for over a year in preparation for


Singapore's Kreuz Holdings Wins Sub-sea Contract

 Kreuz Holdings Ltd. wins US$13 million contract from major offshore oil & gas company for installation services in SE Asia The work is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2012 for a duration of approximately three months, with option for further extension. Mr Kurush Contractor, Executive Director and CEO of Kreuz, said: “We are pleased to win this third-party Southeast Asian project with our recently acquired construction class diving support vessel


Madcon Receives Patent Number

Madcon Corporation has been awarded the U.S. patent number, 6,536,991, for its Structural Composite Retrofit System. Utilizing composite materials, the system provides full structural restoration of damaged or corroded tubular members such as drive pipe casing, conductors, jacket legs and bracing, concrete or steel piling, and risers/pipelines. The system can also be used to upgrade the original design capacity of platform members


New Orders for Cargotec

Following a successful run of deliveries to Bourbon’s Liberty 200 series of AHTS vessels, the offshore services specialist has now placed orders for a further four state-of-the-art MacGregor anchor-handling systems from Cargotec. Cargotec has won a contract to supply four sets of MacGregor anchor-handling systems to a series of anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels on order at Sinopacific Group in China for major offshore oil and gas services company, Bourbon


Cargotec Orders MacGregor Anchor-Handling Systems

Bourbon Liberty 200 series AHTS vessel (Photo courtesy JLA)

In October Cargotec has secured a $14m order from the Sinopacific Group in China for the supply of a further 16-shipsets of anchor-handling systems for Bourbon’s newbuildings. The shipsets will be delivered between April 2011 and February 2012. This contract follows an order placed in June this year for four ships in the same series, the first shipset is scheduled for delivery in Q1/2011. The systems will be installed on anchor handling and tug supply (AHTS) vessels based on an


Tome Choose Intergraph® Solutions for FPSO Topsides

Brazilian joint venture will use SmartMarine® Enterprise components for project with oil giant Petrobras. Tome Ferrostaal, a joint venture between Tome Engenharia and Ferrostaal in Brazil, has selected Intergraph® SmartMarine® Enterprise solutions, distributed by Sisgraph, as part of a project with Petrobras, one of the world's largest energy companies. Intergraph's enterprise engineering software will be used to construct the topsides of six identical floating, production


Sembmarine SLP Invests for Future

Offshore engineering, construction and support services specialist Sembmarine SLP said it is investing for the future with the establishment of additional facilities in Lowestoft and Aberdeen. In Lowestoft the company's Offshore Services Group has just moved into new premises at Newcombe House


Vestdavit: Out Ahead on Innovation and Safety

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New regulations for davits used in the Norwegian offshore industry will not come into force until 2015, but in the meantime, they are already raising the safety bar. In fact, Norwegian-based davit manufacturer Vestdavit already has a NORSOK-compliant davit


Hoover Acquires Scotland's Container Company Ltd.

Hoover Container Solutions (Hoover) informs it has acquired Container Company Ltd. , a leading supplier of cargo carrying units (CCUs) for the offshore oil and gas industry. This acquisition complements Hoover's recent acquisitions of Consult Supply AS and Dolphin


Keppel Extends Strategy into China

Company signs agreement to manage a shipyard in Quanzhou, China.   Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned subsidiary, FELS Offshore Pte Ltd, has signed a management services agreement with Titan Petrochemicals Group Limited (Titan) - a company in which


Keppel Delivers Arabian Drilling Company Rig

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Keppel delivers its 45th KFELS B Class jackup rig with another 18 such rigs on order. These KFELS B Class rigs make up more than 30% of the total jackups completed globally since 2000. The rig was delivered to Arabian Drilling Company (ADC) 14 days ahead of schedule


UK Offshore Wind Opportunities to be Grasped

RenewableUK & The Crown Estate have published a report highlighting a “once in a generation” chance to attract major companies to the UK to build factories to supply the fast-growing offshore wind energy sector. The Energy Minister Michael Fallon described offshore wind as


EMAS Awarded $505 Million in New Projects

EMAS, the operating brand of Ezra Holdings, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced that its Subsea Services (EMAS AMC) and Offshore Support Services (EMAS Marine) divisions have been awarded projects worth approximately


New Support Vessel and GM for Harkand

Harkand said it is pursuing its investment strategy in Asia Pacific with the addition of a multi-million dollar new build ROV support vessel and the appointment of a new general manager to lead future growth. In the first of two major milestones for the group


Offshore Wind Market Report $19.8B Opportunity

Dmitry Dovgan Dovgan has a background in strategic management and business analysis, with a wide experience in the energy industry.

Douglas-Westwood (DW) has released the fifth edition of the World Offshore Wind Market publication where we forecast offshore wind installations averaging 3.2 GW per year over the next 10 years. Capital expenditure is expected to hit a peak of €18B in 2016


Unique Seaflex Completes 30,000 Bags

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Unique Seaflex, a Unique Maritime Group company, completed the manufacturing of its 30,000th bag on the October 28, 2013. Seaflex is a manufacturer of heavy duty flexible structures. It designs, builds and maintains the internationally accepted


Kongsberg Awarded Several New Asian Projects

The contracts are based on “Full Picture” deliveries of integrated offshore technology – Kongsberg K-Bridge pictured. Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime was recently awarded separate contracts with three major shipyards in Asia for major technology deliveries to specialist offshore vessels. Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea, and Cosco Shipyard in China have each selected Kongsberg


IHC Merwede to Build Advanced Dredger for Boskalis

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IHC Merwede has been contracted by Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) for the design, construction and delivery of a 23,684kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) which will be one of the largest CSDs of its kind in the world. The shipbuilders say that as part of the close cooperation


U.S. Coast Guard Hosts Spill Seminar

More than 75 senior agency officials from the Department of Homeland Security, NSS and National Response Team agencies participated. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo

The U.S. Coast Guard hosted the 2013 Spill of National Significance Executive Seminar at its headquarters Monday. As a follow up and identified best practice to the 2012 Spill of National Significance (SONS) Executive Seminar, the Coast Guard hosted the 2013 Executive Seminar to explore


Oleum Enters West Africa as Physical Bunker Supplier

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Oleum DWC-LLC is a new physical supplier focussing on supply of marine fuel and gas-oil offshore the West African coastline.   Supply areas will be: Western String: Supplies offshore Abidjan – Lagos range Southern String: Supplies offshore Nigeria – Walvis Bay range


Major Offshore Wind Turbine Manufacturers Form Joint Venture

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Industry majors, Gamesa and Areva, have announced exclusive negotiations to create a 50/50 joint-venture company in the field of offshore wind power. The companies add that: 'The definitive agreements concerning the creation of the JV will be signed within the next few months following final


 
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