Offshore

US Oil Drillers Add Rigs for 4th Week in 5

U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for a fourth week in five, according to a closely followed report Friday, in the best month of producers returning to the

Boskalis Acquires VolkerWessels Offshore Wind Activities

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. said it has concluded the acquisition of offshore-related activities from VolkerWessels.   The acquired activities consist of VBMS,

Caterpillar Launches C175-16 IMO Tier II Generator

Caterpillar Oil & Gas has introduced its newest C175-16 IMO Tier II Emissions Certified Generator Set. Rated at 2800 bkW (3755 bhp) / 2660 ekW at 1,800 rpm, this

New Guidance for Offshore Personnel Transfer

A new guidance document has been published by the Marine Transfer Forum. “Offshore Personnel Transfer by Crane – Best Practice Guidelines for Routine and Emergency

Norsafe Secures Contract with VARD Group

Norsafe informs it has signed a new contract with VARD Group, and will supply lifeboats complete with davit systems to a series of 15 new vessels.    Topaz Energy

Petrobras to Name Silva to New Top Strategy Post

Brazil's state-led oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA plans to appoint Nelson Silva, the former head of BG Plc in Brazil, as chief of strategy and management, a

Underwater Center Links with Bibby for ROV Apprenticeships

Scottish subsea training facility, The Underwater Center, has partnered with Bibby Offshore to provide ROV apprentices with the opportunity to gain practical, unique hands-on experience.

Norway Oil & Gas Output to be Impacted if Workers Strike

Norwegian oil companies and trade unions began two-day wage talks on Thursday in a bid to avert a strike that would initially cut the country's output by 229,000 barrels of oil equivalents,

India’s Potential in Offshore Wind Power

 The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched a new report: “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India.

Lloyd's Register Extends Drilling Rig Integrity Support

Exploration begins by BHP Billiton using the Deepwater Invictus rig and supported by Lloyd’s Register’s rig integrity team. Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced it

Egypt's Launches Tender for Another FSRU

Egypt has launched a tender to hire a third floating and storage regasification unit (FSRU) to import liquefied natural gas (LNG), an official from state-run energy firm EGAS told Reuters.

Another Fugro Vessels Joins Largest SEEP-Hunting Survey

Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting

JIP Validates DNV GL's Helica Software

A joint industry project run by DNV GL has replicated stresses measured in an umbilical subjected to tension and bending in full-scale tests, further validating

New DNV GL Marine Warranty Standards are a Digital First

 The energy industry’s only Standard for the warranty approval of marine operations is published  by DNV GL. The Standard is the first to deploy a digital solution

Gas Plant Fire Halts US Gulf Coast Platforms

At least two offshore oil platforms halted operations on Tuesday in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after a fire at a natural gas processing plant in Mississippi shut a

Investigators Blame Norway Helicopter Crash on Gearbox Failure

The fatal crash of an Airbus helicopter in Norway in April was probably the result of metal fatigue in the aircraft's gearbox, the country's Accident Investigation

Investors seek ruling against Petrobras in corruption lawsuit

Investors suing Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras to recoup billions of dollars in losses argued on Tuesday that the arrests and plea deals of top company executives

Sevan Marine Divests Stake in KANFA Aragon

Sevan Marine ASA said it has disposed 50 percent of its stake in KANFA Aragon AS to Sembcorp Marine Ltd. for cash consideration of NOK 20 million, representing

Norwegian Unions Say 755 O&G Workers Could Strike

About 755 Norwegian workers on seven oil and gas fields could go on strike from Saturday, hitting output from western Europe's top producer, if a new wage deal is not agreed before a Friday deadline,

Ecosse Subsea Systems Lands First Danish Project

 Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has secured its first subsea trenching contract in the Danish wind farm sector, having been subcontracted by European offshore service

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