Bourbon First Half 2009 Revenues Up
Jacques de Chateauvieux, Chairman and Chief Executive of BOURBON, said, "the oil industry is looking to control capital expenditure and operating costs and this…
CG Arctic Continental Shelf Research
A Coast Guard Cutter Healy boatcrew along with a scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography recovered a sonobuoy, Aug. 8, 2009, while on a scientific research mission in the Arctic Ocean.
Legislation to Protect Canada's Arctic Waters
To better protect Canadian Arctic waters from ship-source pollution, Canada's Transport Minister, John Baird, announced that Bill C-3, an Act to amend the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act…
Kitimat LNG, Apache MOU
Kitimat LNG Inc. announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Apache Corporation to supply natural gas to Kitimat LNG's proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal.
Broadpoint Expands Coverage into GOM
Broadpoint announced the signing of a multi-year roaming agreement with T-Mobile USA, Inc. For the first time, T-Mobile’s customers will have access to wireless voice…
Polar Tankers Receives Ecology Award
Representatives from Washington Department of Ecology and the oil tank vessel industry met in Seattle on July 29 to award Polar Tankers with Ecology’s Exceptional Compliance Program (ECOPRO) Award. The award was given to the subsidiary of ConocoPhillips Co. for achieving excellence in marine safety and environmental stewardship. Polar Tankers operates U.S.-flagged crude oil tankers on the West Coast including Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.
One Year Anniversary, Crane Worldwide
The last year has not been kind to the global transportation business. Demand has skidded with the global economy. Yet one year after launch, Crane Worldwide is a growing new player in the industry.
Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 5-Year Contract
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has commenced operations in India under a five-year drilling contract with Reliance Industries Limited.
World Maritime Day, American Maritime Quilt
On October 16th, the United States will host, along with the International Maritime Organization, the 2009 World Maritime Day Parallel Event. This is the first and probably only time…
New Navy Contracts
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $28,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-2100) for planned…
Anti-Piracy Demo, Techniques & Strategies
On Tuesday, August 11, 2009, SAFE Solutions, LLC will be showcasing the latest strategies and techniques in dealing with the ongoing problem of piracy on the high seas.
Offshore Spend to Rebound after 2009-10 Lows
Despite the global recession, offshore spend is expected to grow strongly – from $578b Capex and $379b Opex over the last five years to $807b Capex and $549b Opex over the period to 2013. Exploration for fresh oil & gas supplies and development of existing and newly found accumulations from ever more demanding reservoirs in new extremes of environment, are expected to drive offshore industry spends.
Heidrun Hits 1,000 Milestone
The Heidrun platform in the Norwegian Sea shipped its oil cargo no. 1000 on 7 August. Heidrun's oil production to date has already exceeded the total volume expected to be produced through the field life. The Heidrun platform came on stream on 18 October 1995. When the plan for development and operation (PDO) was submitted to the authorities four years earlier, the estimated production from the field was slightly more than 750 million barrels of oil.
Hope Services Delivers Miss Sarah
Hope Services Inc. (Hope) delivered the M/V Miss Sarah to Higman Marine Services, of Houston, Texas. The 2000 horsepower boat measures 72 ft by 30 ft with a draft of 10 feet. This delivery marks the 32nd vessel Hope has produced for Higman.
This Day in Naval History – August 11
1877 - Professor Asaph Hall of Naval Observatory discovers first of two satellites of Mars. He found the second one within a week. 1921 - Carrier arresting gear first tested at Hampton Roads.