Offshore
Cochin completes seismographic
A project for conversion of a fishing vessel into a seismic survey vessel was successfully completed at the Cochin Shipyard Limited in India. The work on MV Pavlovsk, owned by Nordic of Singapore, was completed ahead of schedule, according to CSL. Th...
2009-01-06 06:45:54
AHTS newbuilding cancellation
The global financial crisis and unfavourable exchange rates have led Mermaid Marine Australia to cancel a contract for a new anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel. Sydney-listed MMA was set to take delivery of the 5,200-bhp newbuilding from a Mala...
2009-01-06 06:29:26
Catch the Ultra Pie
At the very beginning of 2009, South Korean shipbuilding industry is expected to receive a $5bn gigantic order. Royal Dutch Shell is set to award a tentative LNG-FPSO newbuilding contract next week to one of ‘Big 3’ Major shipbuilders, Hyundai...
2009-01-02 06:02:23
DSME-built rig newbuild commissioned for Husky
Husky Energy began drilling on the Liwan natural gas discovery in South China Sea, according to a media report. The report said the semi-submersible West Hercules, owned by Seadrill, is contracted for drill appraisal and exploration of the wells i...
2008-12-31 14:11:58
COSCO Nantong launches first ESV
Remedial Offshore marked the launch of its first Elevating Support Vessel on December 16 when the ESV unit was skidded onto a quayside barge at the COSCO Nantong Shipyard. The launch ceremony celebrated a major milestone in construction of the world...
2008-12-30 09:32:40
Keppel winning FPSO conversion
Singapore's Keppel Corp has ended the year on a high after securing several contracts worth a total of SGD200m ($138.6m). Single Buoy Moorings has awarded the Singapore yard group a contract to convert and upgrade an FSO into an FPSO. Work on t...
2008-12-30 06:52:13
Signal awarded Diamond’s Ocean America
Signal International has been awarded a contract for Diamond Offshore’s ‘Ocean America’ to perform modifications and inspections to ensure compliance with ABS Special Survey requirements. The semisubmersible will be drydocked at the company’s...
2008-12-29 07:12:10
LNG will ramp up
Global LNG ship orders will ramp up next year, worst this year. The world’s biggest shipyards led by Samsung Heavy Industries Co and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, will record the lowest liquefied natural gas tanker orders in a decade, as charter...
2008-12-26 10:07:51
Statoil terminates rig tender process
StatoilHydro is terminating its procurement process for rig hire for operations on the Norwegian continental shelf due to high rig rates. ”We focus on reducing costs and making strict priorities,” says Anders Opedal, head of procurements in St...
2008-12-26 07:01:14
Shell delays LNG-FPSO bid
Energy major Shell has postponed a bid deadline for its giant $4bn LNG- floating production storage and offshore (FPSO) unit. Energy major Shell has postponed a bid deadline for its giant $4bn floating production storage and offshore (FPSO) unit....
2008-12-24 08:53:43
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