Archive for the ‘Drill ships’ Category

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

ALL-ENERGY 2016 opens three months today!

ALL-ENERGY 2016 opens three months today!
Busy aisles and interaction on exhibition stands – the order of the day at All-Energy 2015 The countdown is beginning in earnest …. in exactly three months’, on Wednesday 4 May, All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference will open its doors at Glasgow’s Scottish...
February 4th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Supply ships | Read More

OI 2016: unmanned vehicles and vessels in the spotlight

OI 2016: unmanned vehicles and vessels in the spotlight
Photograph taken at Oceanology International 2014. Credit to: Trevor Smeaton The Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Showcase has long been a feature at Oceanology International 2016 (OI 2016), the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference, (ExCeL London, UK 15-17 March)....
January 25th, 2016 | Climate, Construction, Drill ships, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Mark Preece brings specialist offshore expertise to HANSA HEAVY LIFT

Mark Preece brings specialist offshore expertise to HANSA HEAVY LIFT
Mark Preece New Senior Advisor role to help grow the global tramp carrier’s presence in the offshore and transportation and installation (T&I) sectors Hamburg, Germany,  Thursday, 21st January 2016 – HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Mark Preece as its new Senior Advisor to help the company grow...
January 21st, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Company Profiles, Construction, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Gas, HR, Icebreakers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Markets, Oil Industry, Person Profiles, Supply ships | Read More

OI 2016: leading edge positioning & metrology techniques & technologies

OI 2016: leading edge positioning & metrology techniques & technologies
From OI 2014-crowded aisles Challenging times for the offshore survey and metrology industry require innovative and leading edge techniques and technologies that deliver operational efficiencies and productivity. And that, in the words of one of the co-chairmen of the ‘Positioning and Metrology’...
January 20th, 2016 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Climate, Construction, Drill ships, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Supply ships, Technical, Technology | Read More

Ince & Co advises Fugro on US$130 million sale and lease back of two vessels

Ince & Co advises Fugro on US$130 million sale and lease back of two vessels
  The Fugro Scout International law firm Ince & Co has announced today that it has advised Fugro on a sale and lease back agreement with ICON Investments regarding two of its geotechnical drill ships Fugro Scout and Fugro Voyager. ICON financed the acquisition of the vessels by loan facilities...
January 12th, 2016 | Banking, Drill ships, Energy, Legal, News, Shipfinance, Underwater Shipping | Read More

PEMEX extends FUGRO Offshore Geophysical and Geotechnial Campaign

PEMEX extends FUGRO Offshore Geophysical and Geotechnial Campaign
Fugro Synergy Mexican national oil company, Pemex, has awarded a further extension to Fugro’s contract to support its exploration drilling activities in the Bay of Campeche. The contract extension is valued at approximately USD 20 million and the workscope includes geophysical and geotechnical field...
December 23rd, 2015 | Construction, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

OSD develops new RLWI / IMR Vessel for Upstream – Austin Offshore

OSD develops new RLWI / IMR Vessel for Upstream – Austin Offshore
OSD-IMT, the UK division of Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD),  is designing two 120 m IMT9120 Riserless Light Well Intervention / IMR vessels for Austin Offshore Pte Ltd, the shipping arm of Upstream Drilling Pte Ltd, Singapore. The diesel-electric propulsion vessels are intended to carry...
December 7th, 2015 | Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga

Capital Link’s CSR; the catch phrase for furthering the shipping saga
l to r: Fred Kenney (IMO), Dee Taylor (Liskow and Lewis), Harry J. Fafalios chairman GSCC and director Fafalios Shipping, Michael Lund – BIMCO chairman and moderator Peter Hinchliffe sg of ICS The 5th Capital Link Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum in London Now, what an event that was earlier today!...
November 3rd, 2015 | Academia, Alternative Sources of Energy, Anniversaries, Associations, Awards, Banking, BIMCO, Breaking News, Charity, Climate, Clubs, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consulting, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Events, Executive Travel, Finance, Health and Safety, Holidays, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Immigration, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Jobs, London Shipping Law Centre, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Oceanology, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sanctions, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, The Nautical Institute, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

GAC takes care of ‘floating community’ at South Africa’s newest port

GAC takes care of ‘floating community’ at South Africa’s newest port
The “Maersk Deliverer” Drilling rig brought to Ngqura for survey Cape Town – A massive drilling rig has completed its latest Special Periodic Survey and is now back in active duty off the coast of Angola. GAC South Africa was appointed to take care of the behemoth during its five-week...
October 21st, 2015 | Drill ships, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Energy sector needs to invest despite current low oil price…

Energy sector needs to invest despite current low oil price…
Gavin Strachan addresses IUMI. Energy sector needs to invest despite current low oil price, to avoid 2020s supply shortfall, IUMI gathering is told By James Brewer Investment in oil is needed now – in contrast to the cuts in spending being rushed into by the energy majors, according to a leading industry...
October 20th, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Gas, Insight, LNG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Supply ships, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

INTELLIAN selected to partner on RigNet’s new contract with global offshore drilling customer

INTELLIAN selected to partner on RigNet’s new contract with global offshore drilling customer
Intellian, a global leader in satellite communication antenna systems, has been successfully selected as the hardware partner on RigNet’s recently announced contract to provide remote communications solutions to a premium offshore driller across its entire global fleet of existing and newbuild rigs. RigNet,...
October 14th, 2015 | Drill ships, Energy, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Technical, Technology | Read More