Archive for the ‘Drill ships’ Category

Wilhelmsen enables significant stacking, preservation and reactivation cost savings

Wilhelmsen enables significant stacking, preservation and reactivation cost savings
Pål-Arne Aam, Business Manager, Offshore, WSS. Launching their Offshore Preservation & Re-Activation Manual, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) urge offshore industry players to take a second look at the cost of chemicals and necessary man-hours incurred by using third party service companies, when...
May 11th, 2018 | Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

Stena Drilling Ltd. receives first DNV GL MPD class notation

Stena Drilling Ltd. receives first DNV GL MPD class notation
Stena Carron is the first drillship to receive the notation Drill(MPD) from DNV GL. Høvik, 13 April 2018: DNV GL has revised its classification rules for Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) systems and introduced two new class notations DRILL(MPD) and DRILL(MPD READY). Stena Drilling Ltd. (SDL) is the...
April 13th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Drill ships, Energy, News | Read More

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service establish joint venture decommissioning company

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service establish joint venture decommissioning company
… A 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service will leverage the companies’ heritage of over 50 years of safe and efficient operations to provide decommissioning services to oil and gas operators. After decades of production, an increasing amount of offshore oil...
April 12th, 2018 | Drill ships, Energy | Read More

FUGRO returns to Hollandse Kust wind farm for marine site characterisation control

FUGRO returns to Hollandse Kust wind farm for marine site characterisation control
Fugro Synergy  – Fugro’s specialised support for the offshore wind industry includes state-of-the-art geotechnical drilling vessel, Fugro Synergy, and innovative technology to reduce operational costs and ensure high quality seabed data. Fugro is set to commence a site characterisation programme...
April 3rd, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Drill ships, Energy, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services…

Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services…
Maersk Drilling Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services to increase uptime and reduce costs Wärtsilä Corporation, 20 February 2018 at 10.30 a.m. EET The technology group Wärtsilä and the global drilling contractor Maersk Drilling have joined forces...
February 20th, 2018 | Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

FUGRO’S rig positioning services reduce mobilisation time for Statoil

FUGRO’S rig positioning services reduce mobilisation time for Statoil
All Statoil operated rigs on the Norwegian continental shelf and associated vessels will benefit from Fugro’s rig positioning services under a new long-term contract Fugro has won a long-term contract for the provision of rig positioning services to Statoil Petroleum AS. The contract includes positioning...
February 2nd, 2018 | Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

FUGRO wins Ørsted contracts for site investigations at…

FUGRO wins Ørsted contracts for site investigations at…
The Fugro Explorer Fugro has been awarded contracts by Ørsted to undertake geotechnical investigations at two large-scale offshore wind development sites. Ørsted is pursuing the development of these two new projects – Bay State Wind, located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts...
December 1st, 2017 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, News, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Maritime Cyprus 2017: Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the third day

Maritime Cyprus 2017: Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the third day
.. Shipping Heavyweights congregate in Limassol for Maritime Cyprus 2017  Highlights from speeches and panel sessions on the third day of the conference  Today’s deliberations commenced with an address delivered by the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides, on the theme “Limassol as a maritime...
October 11th, 2017 | Drill ships, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Tankers | Read More

Rowan/Maersk Drilling merger to make $5.65 billion fleet

A rumour emerged in the market at the beginning of this week that Rowan Cos is in talks to acquire Maersk Drilling. Senior Offshore Analyst, Charlie Hockless, has provided some comments and data on the possible acquisition: Should the takeover of Maersk’s drilling arm by Houston based Rowan go ahead,...
September 27th, 2017 | Drill ships, Energy | Read More

Offshore rig market must drill deeper to achieve a lasting turnaround, says MSI

Offshore rig market must drill deeper to achieve a lasting turnaround, says MSI
MSI’s James Frew Analyst begins quarterly sector coverage by contrasting recent market optimism with the impact of rig utilisation rates on near-term earnings London, June 6, 2017. Maritime Strategies International (MSI), a leading independent research and consultancy, has forecast a challenging...
June 6th, 2017 | Drill ships, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Paragon Offshore’s logistics base in Abu Dhabi completed with GAC’s support

Paragon Offshore’s logistics base in Abu Dhabi completed with GAC’s support
Oil and gas spares and supplies at Paragon Offshore’s newly established logistics support base at Mina Zayed port. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 May 2017 – GAC Abu Dhabi has completed the preparation, construction and relocation of a logistics base dedicated to supporting Paragon Offshore’s operations. The...
May 5th, 2017 | Drill ships, Energy, Logistics, Ship Agencies, Supply ships | Read More

Wärtsilä to optimise performance and uptime of four Songa Offshore drilling rigs

Wärtsilä to optimise performance and uptime of four Songa Offshore drilling rigs
Songa Encourage is one of the four drilling rigs covered by the new services agreement between Wärtsilä and Songa Offshore. Wärtsilä Corporation, 14 March 2017 at 10 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore...
March 14th, 2017 | Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Hempel simplifies offshore asset maintenance with new coating range

Hempel simplifies offshore asset maintenance with new coating range
.. Two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, are being introduced to increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets by leading worldwide coatings supplier Hempel. The new high-performance pure epoxy uni-primers presented today (9 January), combine...
January 9th, 2017 | Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Shell Netherlands president-director opens Rotterdam’s Offshore Experience

Shell Netherlands president-director opens Rotterdam’s Offshore Experience
From the opening of the Offshore Experience with Marjan van loon of Shell Nederland at centre stage Marjan van Loon, President-Director of Shell Netherlands, officially opened the Offshore Experience exhibition at the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam on Friday, 16 December. Over fifty leading companies...
December 16th, 2016 | Associations, Drill ships, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Supply ships | Read More

Norsafe concerned at spate of LSA drill accidents

Norsafe concerned at spate of LSA drill accidents
Norsafe, global leader in lifeboat design, manufacture, and training, is concerned about recent spate of lifeboat drill accidents which have seriously injured or even led to fatalities among crew. A report in April 2016 by academics at the Seafarers International Research Centre found that tight vessel...
October 20th, 2016 | Drill ships, Energy, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Make your voice heard at All-Energy 2017!

Make your voice heard at All-Energy 2017!
Crowded aisle All-Energy 2016 The annual Call for Papers for the UK’s largest conference devoted to renewable and low carbon energy solutions has been published. It appears both in a launch newsletter just hitting thousands of desks in hard copy and pdf formats, and online at www.all-energy.co.uk The...
September 29th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Supply ships | Read More

HARRIS PYE to the rescue for damaged hull repair

HARRIS PYE to the rescue for damaged hull repair
Chris David Timing is all-important when repairs to a busy drillship are the order of the day. When Pacific International Drilling West Africa’s (PIDWAL) drillship Pacific Bora suffered damage to the starboard aft hull off the coast of Nigeria, PIDWAL called for assistance from the Harris Pye Engineering...
August 8th, 2016 | Drill ships, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

ISDS first for DNV GL classed Ocean Greatwhite – world’s largest semi-submersible

ISDS first for DNV GL classed Ocean Greatwhite – world’s largest semi-submersible
Ulsan, 8 August 2016:  DNV GL has welcomed the world’s largest semi-submersible drilling rig into class recently. Ocean Greatwhite is 123 metres long and 78 metres wide and was delivered at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea. Owned by the Houston-based drilling contractor Diamond Offshore,...
August 8th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Drill ships, Energy | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago continues to mentor newcomers

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago continues to mentor newcomers
l to r: Max Sommerkamp, Capt. Antonio M. Padrón and Roberto N Rodríguez Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, held a meeting with two of the Cadets who have embarked on Drill Ships of PACIFIC NAVAL REGISTER OF LONDON LTD. (PNRL) The...
July 29th, 2016 | Associations, Drill ships, Energy, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

FUGRO begins seabed investigation at proposed Wylfa Newydd…

FUGRO begins seabed investigation at proposed Wylfa Newydd…
Fugro’s Skate 3E and Skate 2D jack-up barges conduct high quality geotechnical drilling and sampling at 36 borehole location FUGRO BEGINS SEABED INVESTIGATION AT PROPOSED WYLFA NEWYDD NUCLEAR POWER STATION SITE Fugro has commenced marine site characterisation works for Horizon Nuclear Power at the...
July 26th, 2016 | Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Lloyd’s Register extends rig integrity support in blow-out preventors to BHP Billiton

Lloyd’s Register extends rig integrity support in blow-out preventors to BHP Billiton
Exploration begins by BHP Billiton using the Deepwater Invictus rig and supported by Lloyd’s Register’s rig integrity team. Lloyd’s Register (LR), a leading provider of integrity, compliance and specialist risk consulting services, announced they have extended rig integrity support for the Deepwater...
June 29th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Drill ships, Energy, Technical, Technology | Read More

One week to go before All-Energy 2016 opens in Glasgow

One week to go before All-Energy 2016 opens in Glasgow
Busy aisles and stands were a feature of All-Energy 2015 This time next week exhibitors from 14 countries will be getting their stands ready at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in anticipation of the opening on Wednesday morning (4 May) of All-Energy 2016, the UK’s largest...
April 26th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Gas, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Supply ships, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

ALL-ENERGY 2016 – just four weeks away!

ALL-ENERGY 2016 –  just four weeks away!
Busy aisles and interaction on exhibition stands – the order of the day at All-Energy 2015 Where can you find updates and meet the people involved with bioenergy; geothermal; hydrogen and fuel cells; hydropower; solar; offshore and onshore wind; wave and tidal energy; business energy efficiency; energy...
April 6th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Supply ships | Read More

OI2016 gets off to a flying start –

OI2016 gets off to a flying start –
A view from OI 2016 – the busy SAAB stand Oceanology International (OI2016) the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference opened yesterday at London’s ExCeL (15 March) and certainly lived up to expectations, with exhibition, conference rooms, the Trade &...
March 16th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Supply ships, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

IMCA publishes revision to wire rope integrity management guidance

IMCA publishes revision to wire rope integrity management guidance
Richard Benzie The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a revised version of ‘Guidance on wire rope integrity management for vessels in the offshore industry’ (IMCA SEL 022 Rev. 2/IMCA M 194 Rev. 2). This is now available for downloading free of charge from the IMCA...
February 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Books, Drill ships, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Supply ships | Read More