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PPL Shipyard Wins $134M Rig Contract

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PPL Shipyard to Build Jackup for Offshore Group Corp.

PPL Shipyard, a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine, has secured a rig building contract worth $155m from Offshore Group Corp. for the construction of a Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 Deep Drilling Offshore Jackup Rig. Construction of the jackup rig is expected to commence in December 2006 with delivery scheduled in July 2009. The jackup rig will be built based on PPL's proprietary Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 Deep Drilling design. The rig will be equipped with a drilling package that will enable it to drill high pressure and high temperature wells at 30,000 feet while operating in 375 feet of water. It has accommodation for 120 men. PPL Shipyard is a rig-building yard with proven track record in the building and servicing of jackup and semisubmersible rigs.

Sembcorp Wins $121M Rig Deal

Pacific Class 375 Deep Drilling Offshore Jack Up Rig. Offshore ASA in May 2004 and which the later has now decided to exercise. contract takes effect in June 2005. with delivery scheduled in the second quarter of 2007. a wholly owned subsidiary of PPL Shipyard. water. It has accommodation for 120 men. Mr T. up rig with us. will be built is proving to be spot on. short span of one year since the launch of this design in early 2004. performance requirements. added Mr Ong. Mr C. construction of our first jack up unit to be delivered in the second quarter of 2006. our abilities to provide first class drilling equipment to our international clients. track record in the building and servicing of jack-up and semi-submersible rigs.

PPL Wins $117 Million Rig Contract

PPL Shipyard, a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine has won a $117.6 million contract from Mosbarron Ltd, a subsidiary of Awilco AS of Norway for the construction of a Baker Pacific Class 375 Jack Up Rig. The contract includes an option for another three units of jack-up with price adjustment for increase in drilling package. The design of the jack-up rig is a proprietary design of Baker Marine Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of PPL Shipyard. It is designed to operate in 375 feet in water depth and in-ground drilling depth of 30…

Norwegians Buy Oil Rigs

Norway’s Petrojack ASA is selling three jackup oil rigs, being built in Singapore, for $600m. Awilco Offshore ASA and Sinvest ASA will share the cost of the three offshore oil and natural gas drilling platforms. The Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 deep drilling rigs had been slated for sale to Transocean Inc., but the Houston company decided not to purchase the units. (Source: Monsters and Critics.com)

Socha Named VP at Baker Marine Solutions

Robert Socha (Photo: BMS)

Baker Marine Solutions (BMS) has appointed Robert Socha as Vice President Business Development for its domestic United States and international operations. Socha joins BMS following 16 years with Bollinger Shipyards as executive vice president marketing and sales, and an earlier 18 year career with Tidewater, Inc. in sales for their North America and International operations in West Africa, Middle East and India. The announcement was made by BMS President Jim Baker saying, “Mr.

PPL Shipyard Wins $117.6M Rig Contract

PPL Shipyard, a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine won a $117.6 million contract from Mosbarron Ltd., a subsidiary of Awilco AS of Norway, for the construction of a Baker Pacific Class 375 Jack Up Rig. The contract includes an option for another three units of jack-up with price adjustment for increase in drilling package. The design of the 120-person jack-up rig is a proprietary design of Baker Marine Pte. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of PPL Shipyard. It is designed to operate in 375 ft. of water and in-ground drilling depth of 30,000 ft. Work on the new rig is expected to commence in June 2004 with delivery scheduled in the second quarter of 2006. To-date, PPL Shipyard has built 25 jack-ups and four semi-submersibles.

MN 100: Baker Marine Solutions, LLC

Baker Marine Solutions (BMS) is an industry leader providing marine assurance and consulting services, performing DP assurance, OCIMF- OVID inspections, IMCA CMID inspections, and marine warranty surveys as well as on board marine representation, and project/vessel management services. BMS has provided analysis for most major oil companies, on some of the largest most sophisticated offshore vessels operating in the industry today. BMS provides concise, non-biased risk mitigation services that allow our customers to make decisions in a safe…

VT Halter Marine Names Socha Senior VP

Robert A. Socha (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

U.S. shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has appointed Robert A. Socha as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Estimating, effective January 30, 2017. In his role, Socha is responsible for overall management and leadership of the company’s business development and estimating departments. He will work closely with other corporate functions, including departments of engineering, production control, production…

Maersk Convincer gets 1 yr More

Maersk Convincer

Petronas Carigali, the Exploration and Production subsidiary of the national oil company in Malaysia, has extended the contract for the jack-up rig Maersk Convincer by one year. Consequently, the rig will be on contract with Petronas until mid-November 2015. The estimated revenue potential from the one-year contract extension is USD 56 million. “We are very pleased to continue working with Petronas Carigali and see this extension as a further strengthening of our relationship.

Drilling Company Selects AMOS

Vantage Drilling, a company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands, has chosen both the AMOS Business Suite for Maintenance and Purchasing and the AMOS2 Enterprise Suite for Quality Management throughout its fleet. Vantage is dedicated to building and operating offshore rigs including technologically advanced dynamically-positioned Drillships and ultra-premium Baker Marine Pacific Class Jack-ups. Its first rig "The Emerald Driller" is scheduled for completion before Christmas 2008 at the PPL Shipyard in Singapore and is subject to a two-year drilling contract. SpecTec has integrated the AMOS solution with SAP's accounting system, and will also interface with their logistics supplier. This interface required coordination with a team of SAP and business process consultants.

Hardy Wins Contract for Indian Offshore Development

Hardy Oil and Gas recently announced that its subsidiary, Hardy Exploration & Production Inc., has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Sinvest ASA (the Deep Drilling Invest Group) for the drilling of two wells on the CY-OS2 block, OilVoice reports. The contract term is for a period of two wells, with an estimated duration of around 130 days. The contract is targeted to commence in the second quarter of 2006, drilling to depths of 3,500 m. subsea at a cost of approximately $24 million. The drilling will be performed by Premium Drilling with the unit Deep Drilling I, a new Baker Marine 375 'Pacific Class' jackup designed to work in up to 375 ft. water depths that is currently under construction at PPL Shipyard in Singapore.

Transocean Granted Purchase Option Rights for Jackup Rigs

Transocean Inc. has entered into agreements with PetroJack ASA of Norway (PetroJack) providing Transocean with the exclusive marketing rights in respect of three PetroJack jackup rigs under construction, PetroJack I, II and III, as well as options to purchase each unit. The three Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 deep drilling jackup rigs are currently under construction in Singapore with expected delivery dates in 2007 and 2008. The exclusive marketing rights and options granted to Transocean by PetroJack will terminate on March 15, 2006, but can be extended by 30 days. Transocean anticipates exercising its purchase right on each unit once it has secured a contract of sufficient duration and value, although Transocean is not obligated to purchase any of the jackup rigs.

Vantage Gets Contracts for 'Sapphire Driller'

The two contract awards for the Sapphire Driller involve adding an additional well to the Sapphire Driller's current drilling program and three wells from another customer in the Ivory Coast. The contracts will commence in continuity with the current drilling program and have an anticipated duration of approximately 215 days. The contract awards will generate an estimate $34.5 million of revenue, net of taxes. Additionally, the Emerald Driller's customer in Thailand has exercised their six month option, extending the current contract through the middle of 2013. The exercise of the option adds approximately $23.4 million of backlog. Vantage…

Jack-up 'Maersk Convincer' Malaysia Contract Extended

Maersk Drilling Logo

Petronas Carigali, the Exploration and Production subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil company, has exercised its contractual right to extend the contract for the jack-up Maersk Convincer by one year. Consequently, the rig will be on contract with Petronas until mid-November 2014. As part of the drilling campaign offshore Malaysia the rig is expected to do High-Pressure-High-Temperature drilling and Under-Balanced drilling for which the rig is ideally suited. The estimated value of the one-year contract extension is approximately USD 54 million.

First AWO Members Enroll Into TSMS Transition Program

Ivy Marine opts for Baker Lyman's Sub-Chapter M Solution & CORSAIR TVR v.2. Baker, Lyman & Co announced the enrollment of the first RCP Operator into the TSMS Transition Program. Ivy Marine of Daphane, AL, a red-flag carrier, entered the program earlier this month. The enrollment signal's Ivy Marine's futhering effort to exceed their clients' safety contracting protocols as well as the impending USCG Sub-Chapter M rules, according to Ivy Marine President Steve Wilson. The TSMS…

MN100: Baker, Lyman & Co., Inc.

Corinne Titus (Photo: Baker, Lyman & Co., Inc.)

A wheelhouse favorite for generations, Baker, Lyman & Co. is the oldest NOAA & Admiralty Chart Agent in the United States. Baker Lyman has been provisioning vessels with nautical charts, electronic charting systems, publications, safety/educational materials, and various navigational gear & instruments since 1920. Baker Lyman provides and leads in best practice software solutions for record keeping, safety and charting. The firm has grown from a small paper based and compass company to an international electronic charting and software development company.

Kvichak Marine Will Build Two Marine Transport Vessels

Kvichak Marine is building two marine transport vessels for Puget Sound Energy (Photo: Kvichak Marine).

Seattle, WA – Kvichak Marine Industries Inc. was recently awarded a contract by Puget Sound Energy to design and build one each 32’ and 38’ Marine Transport Vessels for PSE’s Baker River Hydroelectric Project. The vessels will be used at a new downstream fish-passage facility PSE is constructing behind the utility’s Lower Baker Dam to further enhance fish populations in the Skagit-Baker watershed in northwest Washington. The transport vessels will be utilized to transport personnel…

Germanischer Lloyd Gives Nod to CORSAIR TVR v.2

Baker Lyman's software is only approved Towing Vessel Record. Classification giant Germanischer Lloyd (GL) granted Type-Approval to Baker, Lyman & Co (BL) for their cutting-edge Towing Vessel Record software, CORSAIR TVR v.2, effective November 1, 2012. The software Type-Approval by Germanischer Lloyd solidifies CORSAIR TVR v.2's position as the exclusive regulatorily defined record-keeping process for Sub-Chapter M. Moreover, this latest action conceivably tightens Baker Lyman's grip on the impending Sub-Chapter M market in conjunction with their TSMS Transition Program.

Baker Joins Bisso Marine

Photo courtesy Bisso Marine

Bisso Marine, provider of energy and maritime support services, announced the addition of John C. Baker as director of Quality and Compliance. Baker directs and manages the company’s ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and AWO RCP Safety Management System, including procedural development and auditing for compliance. Before joining BISSO MARINE, Baker served as manager of Corporate Quality and Compliance for Kirby Corporation, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of a formal employee involvement system aboard 260 vessels.

Baker Lyman Announces CORSAIR TVR Pre-Release

Baker, Lyman & Co. announced their long anticipated pre-release of CORSAIR TVR Software with interactive product demonstrations held at  the USCG Sub-Chapter M Public Hearing in New Orleans yesterday. The USCG and AWO have sought scalable & affordable solutions for the proposed Sub-Chapter M rules and CORSAIR TVR is Baker Lyman's version of an electronic Towing Vessel Record which meets or exceeds safety, assessment, inspection, and training recordkeeping & documentation requirements.

Baker Joins EBDG

Elliott Bay Design Group is pleased to announce that Gwen Baker has joined the staff as a Marine Designer. Gwen is a recent graduate of the Marine Institute at Memorial University in New Foundland, where she received her Diploma of Technology in Naval Architecture. For her first project, Gwen will be preparing 3-D composite modeling for the 260 ft. offshore supply vessel that the firm has been working on for Hornbeck Offshore Services.

Mobile Yard Stays Busy With Offshore Work

Even before the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., the offshore market in the Gulf of Mexico had shown signs of weakening. However one shipyard - Atlantic Marine-Mobile - has reported a steady flow of work with the award of several, substantial offshore refurbishment contracts in recent months. The shipyard in Mobile has a long history with the offshore market, but it notes that 2001 has been particularly busy. Semi-submersible and jack-up rigs have occupied the Mobile, Alabama facility throughout 2001. The influx of offshore work includes the following. ENSCO International's jack-up rig ENSCO 68, arrived in Mobile in late March.

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