Statoil Stronger Results, Volatile Markets
Statoil's first quarter 2010 net operating income was NOK 39.6 billion, an 11% increase compared to NOK 35.5 billion in the first quarter of 2009. The quarterly…
Keppel Delivers First Rowan Rig
Keppel AmFELS Inc., the US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered the first of four EXL rigs to Rowan Drilling Company, Inc. (Rowan) safely, on time and within budget. The rig, christened Rowan EXL I at the yard last Saturday, is expected to be deployed for work immediately after delivery to serve a 10-month contract with McMoRan Exploration Company in the US Gulf of Mexico.
EU NAVFOR Anti-Piracy Activities
Following hot on the heels of EU NAVFOR French ship Tonnerre’s success, who earlier on May 1, tracked down and destroyed a mother ship, EU NAVFOR FS La Fayette destroyed another mother ship and held another nine suspected pirates for questioning. A helicopter from the La Fayette spotted a pirate action group (PAG), with one mother ship and one skiff, in the Indian Ocean, between Mogadishu and the Seychelles. When detected, the suspected pirates tried to escape and threw paraphernalia over board.
ABS, Horton Wison Address Riser Technology
ABS is drawing upon the industry experience of Horton Wison Deepwater, a leader in deepwater technology development, to further strengthen its knowledge for the certification of risers and flowlines as a certified verification agent (CVA) for these installations. As part of its overall offshore platform verification program, the US Minerals Management Service (MMS) requires the use of a CVA specifically for riser systems.
ABS Notation for Well Test Ops Vessels, MODUs
ABS has issued a series of notations in support of critical well testing activities being undertaken by energy operators worldwide to determine the commercial nature of their reservoirs.
Safety Alert No. 2: Deepwater Horizon Explosion
On April 20, 2010, a loss of well control occurred and resulted in an explosion and fire on the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Eleven lives were…
Emissions Standards Published, Category 3
The Federal Register has published the final rule setting new emission standards for Category 3 marine diesel engines. The rule also includes an extensive set of…
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over GOM Explosion
Attorneys with the Houston trial law firm Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Aaron Dale Burkeen, one of 11 men still missing…
Carnival Contracts for Two New Cruise Ships
Princess Cruises, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), announced that contracts to build two 3,600-passenger ships have been finalized with Italy's Fincantieri shipyard.
First Electronic Modular Enclosure Delivered
Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) delivered the first Electronic Modular Enclosure (EME) for the Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1000) to the U.S. Navy. EMEs are large subsystem…
Bourbon Contract, 13 Vessels for Petrobras
Bourbon Offshore Maritima, formerly Delba Maritima Navegação, the Bourbon subsidiary in Brazil, signed contracts with Petrobras for 13 new vessels. - Seven Bourbon Liberty 100…
This Day in Coast Guard History – May 5
1947-The first meeting of the permanent International Civil Aviation Organization was held in Montreal, Canada with the Coast Guard being represented by LT John M. Waters, USCG.
This Day in Naval History – May 5
1961 - CDR Alan Shepard Jr. makes first U.S. manned space flight. Flight of Freedom 7 (Mercury 3) which lasted 15 minutes and 28 seconds reached the altitude of…