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Stolt Offshore Inks $135M Shell Deal

Norwegian offshore contractor Stolt Offshore was awarded a $135 million contract from Shell Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria for pipelay work. The contract, which has been awarded to a consortium of Stolt Offshore and DSNL, a subsidiary of the Adamac group of companies in Nigeria, is valued at $135 million to Stolt Offshore," it said in a statement. The contract for the pipelay is associated with the development of the Shell Offshore Gas Gathering System, which involves the the installation of two pipelines to link to the Bonga OGGS Riser Platform. A trunkline to connect to the Bonny Island Liquid Natural Gas plant will also be installed, it said. Pipelay operations will start in the third quarter of 2002. The Adamac group will construct the onshore receiving facilities as well as providing pipe coating, storage and loading services from their base in Port Harcourt, it said. - (Reuters)


EMAS AMC Partners with Cecon for Pipelay Work

Lewek Centurion (formerly Caesar) to install pipelines in support of existing Cecon projects. EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of EMAS, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry and the operating brand of Ezra Holdings Limited, announced  that its pipelay vessel, the Lewek Centurion has been contracted by Cecon in the North Sea for some 60 kilometers of pipeline installation work


Horizon Offshore Signs Contract in Northeast

Horizon Offshore, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Horizon Offshore Contractors, Inc. signed a contract with Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, an affiliate of Spectra Energy Corp., to lay and bury 16 miles of 24" trunk line, two 18" lateral lines, along with the associated tie-ins and testing of the pipelines. These pipelines will service the Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port being constructed offshore Massachusetts. The work is expected to commence in May 2007 with completion expected by


EMAS AMC Installs 50 Platforms for Chevron

EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of EMAS, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry has achieved the milestone of installing 50 platforms for Chevron in the Gulf of Thailand. Under a multiyear contract that commenced in 2011, EMAS AMC has also laid 376km of subsea pipes utilizing the construction vessel Lewek Champion, a DP2 rigid pipe laying vessel with heavy lift capabilities


NSRP Elects New Panel Chair

The National Shipbuilding Research Program's Business Process Technologies Panel elected Ken Clarke as its new Panel Chair, and Jim Rohr as returning Vice Chair, during its December 12, 2003 Panel Meeting held at the "Automation in Shipbuilding Conference" in New Orleans, Louisiana. Clarke is an employee of Northrop Grumman Newport News. He has held management positions at Newport News in Aircraft Carrier New Construction and Overhaul Nuclear Engineering, Waterfront Trades Administration


London Offshore Consultants Expands in Asia

Kenny Ong, Manager of LOCs new Vietnam office in the port of Vung Tau, which will formally begin operations in May 2013. Photo: LOC

New office in Vietnam at the port of Vung Tau announced at Maritime Vietnam London Offshore Consultants (LOC) announced further expansion in Asia Pacific with the opening of a new office in Vietnam. The new office in the port of Vung Tau, which will formally begin operations in May, will be managed by Kenny Ong, who is highly experienced in major offshore oil and gas projects across Asia, especially in Vietnam. The office will provide oil majors, contractors, underwriters


Marin’s New Simulator Bridges Engineering and Operations

From left to right: Bas Buchner (President of MARIN), Robert Hanraads (The Nautical Institute) and Peter Noble (President of SNAME)

On Tuesday, December 10, Peter Noble (President of SNAME) and Robert Hanraads (the Nautical Institute) jointly opened the new bridge simulator at the Marin offices in Houston. They were asked by Marin for this event to illustrate that this simulator was built as a bridge between engineering and operations. Watched by representatives of oil majors, engineering companies and offshore contractors, Robert Hanraads then safely performed the first offloading operation on the simulator.


EMAS Wins $165m Norwegian North Sea Contract

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EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of EMAS, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry, was awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract, valued at approximately US$165 million, from Det norske oljeselskap ASA, an exploration and drilling operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract is for rigid pipe-lay and related subsea work, in the Ivar Aasen field in the Norwegian North Sea


Ezra Holdings Chairman Steps Down

Mr. Lee Kian Soo, Executive Chairman of the Company, steps down to be replaced by Mr. Koh Poh Tiong. Ezra is a leading offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions in the offshore oil and gas industry. The wide range of services that Ezra offers includes subsea construction and maintenance, drilling support, towing and mooring, pipe and cable operations, high speed cargo and crew transportation.


COSCO Shipping Company, Ltd. establishes Joint Venture

After more than twenty-five years of close and productive cooperation in  providing safe and efficient world-wide ocean transportation for a wide  variety of offshore and onshore industry cargoes, COSCO Shipping Company, Ltd. and NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors B.V.  have decided with immediate effect to further solidify their relationship by  forming two Joint Ventures, separately in the Netherlands and in the U.S.A.  


Subsea 7 Acquires Seaway Heavy Lifting

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Specialist offshore contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting, a 50/50 joint venture between Subsea 7 S.A. and K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus) Limited, is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Subsea 7.   Subsea 7 said it acquired the remaining 50 percent shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting Holding


Offshore Vessel Contractors Re-shaping for a Rebound

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The announcement on the February 28 of EMAS Chiyoda’s bankruptcy is the latest in a long line of vessel contractors to fall victim to the downturn since January 2015. Multiple companies such as Cal Dive, Ceona, Cecon, Hercules Offshore, Harkand and Swiber have entered into administration


Emas Chiyoda Subsea Files for Bankruptcy

Photo: Emas Chiyoda Subsea Ltd

Subsea affiliate of Singapore's Ezra files for U.S. bankruptcy   A subsea and offshore contractor affiliate of Ezra Holdings Ltd, a struggling Singaporean oilfield services firm, filed for U.S. bankruptcy as it ran short of cash due to a lingering downturn in the oil-and-gas industry.


Johansen Joins EBDG Electrical Team

Erik Johansen (Photo: EBDG)

Erik Johansen joined Elliott Bay Design Group's (EBDG) New Orleans office in December 2016 bringing with him 20 years of marine electrical experience. Johansen’s expertise includes supporting offshore vessel operators with major modifications


Subsea 7 offer for Seaway Heavy Lifting

Courtesy Subsea 7 S.A.

Subsea 7 S.A. announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has made an offer to acquire the 50% shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting Holding Limited currently owned by K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus) Limited.   The terms of the offer are binding on Subsea 7 until 1 July 2017


Boskalis Bags Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm Deal

Courtesy Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been appointed the preferred Offshore Balance of Plant contractor by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.  


Emas Reels in $32m Contract

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 Singapore-listed offshore firm EMAS Offshore Limited wins $32m of new business  has secured new awards and letter of intents for charters amounting to approximately US$32 million, including options.   These new charters will see EMAS Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug (AHT)


Grandweld Shipbuilding Grows in Middle East

Photo courtesy of Grandweld

United Arab Emirates shipyard Grandweld has secured its position as the number one regional shipyard for the offshore segment, completing construction of a total of 17 vessels over the space of the last year. Latest projects include advanced crew boats, dive maintenance and support vessels


DNV GL RP On Thermoplastic Composite Pipes

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  The oil and gas industry invests billions annually in offshore pipelines and risers. DNV GL has launched a recommended practice (RP) that allows operators to choose thermoplastic composite pipes instead of steel or traditional flexibles


Scaldis’ Crane Vessel Rambiz Meets MERUS Tech

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The heavy lift vessel Rambiz, property of Scaldis Salvage, stands out due to her large deckspace, shallow draft, renewed large accommodation facilities and two cranes.   Together with other qualities, this arrangement gives the vessel the capability to operate in areas where no other


Saipem CEO Sees No Volkswagen Risk over Fleet Standards

The fleet Italian oil contractor Saipem uses to carry out its offshore construction and drilling business has been properly certified and there is no risk of any Volkswagen-like scandal, the CEO said on Tuesday.   Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, the country's second-biggest party


ABS Spearheads Offshore Standardization JIP

Korean shipyards, operators, drilling contractors and engineering companies join ABS to develop new offshore design standards   ABS, a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Korean shipbuilders Hyundai Heavy


Company Profile: Offshore Inland

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Longer Docks; Deeper Water in Pensacola With Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services Inc (OIMO), a leader in topside and riding crew repair services, experiencing strong growth before the drilling market softened, the company knew its days in Mobile, Ala


IMCA Publishes Renewables Contracting Principles

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 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a variety of guides, templates and discussion documents aimed at raising awareness on contracting issues, promoting discussion and providing tools that may be useful for its contractor members


Report Reveals Missing Value Link Offshore

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A recent survey conducted by Trelleborg’s offshore operation paints a positive industry outlook with decision makers taking a long term ‘value-add’ view. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) rated product quality, responsiveness and skills above cost as the most important






 
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