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Dynamic Positioning System Upgrades For Navigare Flotels

Mobile, Alabama based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services recently completed Dynamic Positioning (DP) system upgrades for Navigare on the accommodation Semis Safe Regency, Safe Lancia and the Safe Britannia. The DP system upgrades, which were performed while working in conjunction with Rolls-Royce, primarily consisted of hydraulic tubing replacement, installation of distribution manifolds and filter systems installations. Several hydraulic pump and motor upgrades were also necessary to upgrade the DP system. Prior to completion of the job, Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services performed a system flush, hydrostatically tested all components and commissioned the systems.


Offshore-Inland Completes Repairs on Celebrity Millennium

Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services completed a repair job for Celebrity Cruise Lines in November 2003. Celebrity’s Millennium required replacement of a 20-ton main propulsion transformer during a planned port visit at Port Everglades, Fla. Offshore Inland responded in spite of the strict time frame requirement to cut a large access opening in the vessel’s side, remove the existing transformer, install a new Celebrity provided transformer and close the access opening all in less


Offshore E&P Spending To Rise 15% in N. America

Offshore oilfield service stocks, to put it mildly, have endured a wild ride for much of 1999. The once high-flying sector actually hit the skids in concert with the late 1997 Asian financial crisis, and resultant plummet in oil prices. Despite a raging rally in oil pricing for much of the year, investors have cautiously approached the stocks. One reason for the caution is purely psychological, as too many investors have been burned too many times on the cyclical stocks


Schlumberger Acquires KBB, Augments Its Range of Services

Schlumberger Oilfield Services has acquired Kavernen Bau und Betriebs GmbH (KBB) from the Preussag Group. The purchase of the Hanover, Germany-based consulting firm, which has more than 30 years of experience in subsurface gas storage, augments the range of services provided by Schlumberger for the growing worldwide gas business. KBB's primary expertise is in the engineering, construction and project management of facilities for the underground storage of natural gas in salt domes


SWIRE Oilfield Services Appoints New Sales Director

David Dae, Swire Sales Director

Swire Oilfield Services, a provider of offshore cargo carrying units and associated services has appointed David Rae as sales director in line with its significant investment plans. Rae brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company gained from holding a variety of senior commercial and finance roles in a career spent working in both the oil and gas and manufacturing industries. He was most recently business development director at helicopter operators CHC.


Halliburton Announces JV with SPT Energy

Picture of Halliburton’s first joint venture for hydraulic fracturing services in China

  Halliburton has signed an agreement with the SPT Energy Group Inc. affiliate, Petrotech (Xinjiang) Engineering Co., Ltd., to establish a joint venture company focused on hydraulic fracturing and production enhancement services in Xinjiang, China. The new company, Xinjiang HDTD Oilfield Services Co. Ltd., will provide fracture stimulation services, including design and analysis, data acquisition, and pumping and chemical services in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region


Baker Hughes Reports Third Quarter Earnings Loss

Baker Hughes Inc., the world's third biggest oilfield services company, reported sharply lower third-quarter operating earnings, but said business had begun to improve as this year's recovery in oil and gas prices led to a gradual increase in drilling activity. The Houston-based company said pre-tax operating profit, excluding unusual one-time items, fell to $14.2 million from $100.9 million in the third quarter of 1998. Revenues fell to $1.21 billion from $1.58 billion.


Bharati Shipyard to Build Offshore Vessel for Great Offshore

According to the Hindu, Bharati Shipyard will construct and supply an offshore support vessel to integrated offshore oilfield services provider Great Offshore for $64.8m. The vessel, which has a diesel electric propulsion system with 5 generators of a total power of 10,500 KW, is fully-equipped to support diving/sub sea operations. The above contract is in lieu of a contract dated March 24 for one multipurpose offshore support vessel valued at $17.4m ordered by Great Offshore.


Gardner Named VP at Oceaneering

Oceaneering International, Inc. has appointed Philip D. Gardner as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing. Effective April 1, 2004, Mr. Gardner will assume worldwide P&L responsibility for Oceaneering's products group, which includes Oceaneering Multiflex and Oceaneering Intervention Engineering. In addition, he will have worldwide functional oversight responsibility for Materials Management and Quality Assurance in the oilfield sector. Mr


Axis Bank Cancels Great Offshore Oil Rig Funding

In Bangalore, offshore oilfield services firm Great Offshore Ltd has run into fresh trouble after Axis Bank Ltd walked out of a deal to lend Rs350 crore to the Mumbai-based firm for funding the purchase of an oil drilling rig, currently under construction at Bharati Shipyard Ltd. Axis Bank wanted the money back after ONGC cancelled the rig contract and also due to delay in completing the construction of the rig. (Source: livemint


U.S. Natural Gas Prices Tumble as Coal Surges

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U.S. natural gas prices have tumbled by more than 10 percent since late May as hedge funds start to liquidate a near-record bullish position accumulated in the expectation of a tighter market that failed to materialise.   Hedge funds and other money managers reduced their combined net long


Lundin Extends Contract for Ocean Rig

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 Ocean Rig UDW, contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, has announced that Lundin Norway AS, has declared their third option to extend the existing contract of the Leiv Eiriksson.    In addition, Ocean Rig has granted Lundin 2 additional options to drill further wells


Schlumberger to Acquire Majority Stake in Eurasia Drilling

Photo: Eurasia Drilling Company

 Russia's Eurasia Drilling Company (EDC) said on Thursday it would sell a 51 percent stake in the company to the oilfield services provider, U.S.-based Schlumberger NV.   The agreement is subject to approval by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS), the company said


Overtonnage Weighs on VLCC Rates

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Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on Asian routes from the Middle East could fall to a new low for the year next week as too many ships chase the number of available cargoes, ship brokers said on Friday.   That came as average rates from the Middle East to Asia have fallen


Onshore Spending on the Cusp of Recovery?

Graph Source: Douglas-Westwood World OFS and OFE Market Forecast Reports Q2 2016

 DW’s recently released quarterly World Oilfield Services Market Forecast (OFS) and World Oilfield Equipment Market Forecast (OFE) continue to suggest 2016 will see the start of a barren period for the offshore OFS and OFE sectors.  


Vallianz Rejects Payment Request from Swiber Managers

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Vallianz Holdings, which provides support vessels for the oil industry, said on Wednesday it had refused a request from the judicial managers of shareholder Swiber Holdings to pay around $63.5 million in outstanding dues.   Vallianz, in a statement, said Swiber


Marco Polo Appoints Adviser for Business Review

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Singapore's Marco Polo Marine Ltd, whose business includes building and chartering ships, said it has appointed KPMG Services as an adviser to conduct an independent business review of the company.   The company, which has S$50 million ($37.19 million) worth of notes maturing on Oct


Wärtsilä Designed AHTS Delivered to COSL

Another two Wärtsilä designed AHTS vessels are to be delivered to COSL this year. Photo Wärtsilä

Two new Wärtsilä designed Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels were delivered from the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group yard in China during the second week of September. The ships have been built for China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL)


Sembcorp Marine Swings to Loss in Q3

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Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Ltd swung to a loss in the third quarter and the rig builder's revenue was hurt by customers deferring rig deliveries amid a protracted downturn in the oil and natural gas market.   The company posted a net loss of S$21.8 million ($15


GE to Merge Oil & Gas Unit with Baker Hughes

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General Electric Co said on Monday it would merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes Inc, creating the world's second-largest oilfield services provider as competition heats up to supply more-efficient products and services to the energy industry after several years of low crude prices.


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.


Ezra Holdings Files for Bankruptcy in US

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 Oilfield services firm Ezra Holdings of Singapore filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the weekend, blaming a prolonged slump in the energy industry, Reuters reported.  Ezra  has been facing hostile actions from creditors at home and abroad as it struggles to recover from a


Rickmers Maritime is Latest Singapore Casualty

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Company struggled with debt in wake of shipping downturn. Debt includes over $270 mln in secured loans.   Rickmers Maritime, a Singapore-listed trust that operates container ships, said it would be wound up as it has been unable to reach an agreement with its lenders to restructure


Sovcomflot Holds PDVSA Oil Hostage over Debts

Venezuela's state-run oil company, PDVSA, sent a tanker in October to the Caribbean with the expectation that its cargo of crude would fetch about $20 million - money the crisis-stricken nation desperately needs.   Instead, the owner of the tanker


Saudi Aramco Inks Deals to Build Gulf's Biggest Shipyard

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Bahri, Lamprell, Hyundai Heavy are partners and will build VLCC's starting in 2019.   Saudi Aramco plans to build the Gulf's largest shipyard through a joint venture with three companies that it announced on Wednesday, a $5.2 billion project aimed at helping reduce the economy's reliance on






 
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