Dynamic Positioning

Chevron to Partner with BP, Conoco for Gulf of Mexico Leases

Chevron Corp said it would work with BP Plc and ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly held offshore leases in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Chevron will

Carnival, China Merchants Sign MOU

MOU will explore both Port & Destination Development and Ship-Owning joint ventures with the goal of potentially launching China’s first world-class domestic cruise brand.

Dynamic Positioning & the Potential for USCG Regulations

  Dynamic positioning is a vessel capability provided by integration of a variety of individual systems and functions to automatically maintain a vessel’s position

ABS Awards AIP for Next-generation Drillship

ABS  has awarded approval in principle (AIP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries' next-generation HD12000 heavy duty, wide beam drillship design. The drillship, which can accommodate a 20,

China Eyes Africa for its Maritime Silk Road

 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is visiting Africa, has accelerated its drive to draw the continent into the Maritime Silk Road — Beijing’s ambitious transcontinental initiative,

OSVDPA Opens Membership Opportunities

The Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority, Inc. (OSVDPA) will initiate its general membership program, specifically inviting dynamic positioning

Shell Charters Oceaneering Vessel for IMR

Oceaneering International, Inc. has entered into a two-year, multiservice vessel charter agreement with Shell Offshore Inc. for use of the Ocean Alliance in the U.

N-Sea, Siem Offshore Extend Charter Agreement

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) specialist N-Sea has extended its charter agreement with Siem Offshore following three years of operations. The renewed agreement,

Symphony Orders DP2 Offshore Ships from Ferus Smit

Ferus Smit has received an order from Symphony Shipping to build and deliver two DP2 offshore dedicated versions, with two options, of the new ECOBOX design. The

Barge Master T700 to Be Installed on Boskalis Ndeavor

A Barge Master BM-T700 system was unloaded in Singapore today as it awaits the early 2015 arrival of DP-2 multipurpose vessel Boskalis Ndeavor.   According to Barge Master,

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Volvo Penta Triple IPS and DP for New Fast Response Boat

Fort Ripley, a new offshore emergency response craft entering service in Charleston, S.C., is reported to be the first commercial vessel in North America to be

Nordic Prince Chartered by Noble Energy

  Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced its MKIII subsea service vessel Mokul Nordic has been renamed Nordic Prince and has started

GE to Equip PSVs under Construction for Petrobras

GE’s Power Conversion business will provide dynamic positioning (DP) and vessel control systems to equip the next generation platform supply vessels (PSV4500),

USMRC, ClassNK Ink Joint Research Deal

The United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC) in Middletown, Rhode Island and ClassNK have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) laying

Kings Point Student Earns NMRA Scholarship

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) recently awarded its second $500 scholarship to a student pursuing education in the marine industry and maritime trades.

Damen to Refit Helix Well Intervention Vessel

After having docked and repaired the MSV Seawell in 2012 and DSV Well Enhancer earlier this year, Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV) was contracted by Helix UK to

COSL Takes Delivery of New Semisub

  China Oilfield Services Limited saw successful delivery of the deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig COSLProspector it invested in and commissioned to build in Yantai, Shandong today.

TEN Charters up to Two Suezmax Shuttle Tankers

Tanker spot rates rise as oil price drops Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., a crude, product and LNG tanker operator, reached an agreement for a long-term time

Phillips 66 Joins Energy Transfer's Bakken Pipeline Project

Phillips 66 said on Tuesday it has formed a joint venture to help Energy Transfer Partners LP build a pipeline that will transport 450,000 barrels of North Dakota

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