Archive for the ‘Drill ships’ Category

COSLProspector – China’s most advanced deep-water semisubmersible drilling rig delivered with DNV GL class

COSLProspector – China’s most advanced deep-water semisubmersible drilling rig delivered with DNV GL class
  The COSLProspector Shanghai, 21th November – COSLProspector, the fourth deep-water semi-submersible drilling rig built by CIMC Raffles for China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL), has been delivered in Yantai, Shandong Province. It represents another milestone for China’s deep-water drilling...
November 21st, 2014 | Classification Societies, Drill ships, News, Technology | Read More

ClassNK Grants Approval in Principle for new H2/CO2 FPSO Design by MHI and Chiyoda

ClassNK Grants Approval in Principle for new H2/CO2 FPSO Design by MHI and Chiyoda
Concept design of MHI and Chiyoda Corporation’s H2-CO2 FPSO Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to a new H2/CO2 FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) to a new design developed by Mitsubishi Heavy...
November 12th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Drill ships, Energy, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

All-Energy 2015 Conference call for papers

All-Energy 2015 Conference call for papers
Ministers at All-Energy 2014’s opening plenary session The call for papers for All-Energy 2015, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, being held at the SECC, Glasgow onWednesday 6 and Thursday 7 May 2015, is now open at www.all-energy.co.uk/Conference/speakandconnect, with...
October 15th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Supply ships | Read More

MacGregor electric mooring systems specified for new Mermaid tender rigs

MacGregor electric mooring systems specified for new Mermaid tender rigs
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 14 OCTOBER 2014 AT 9.30 AM (EEST) – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won new contracts that will see electrically-driven versions of its mooring systems fitted to two new tender assist drilling rigs for Thailand-based Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited....
October 14th, 2014 | Drill ships, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Conference Notes: Capital Link Global Commodities, Energy & Freight Forum AND Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum

Conference Notes: Capital Link Global Commodities, Energy & Freight Forum AND Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Forum
Nicolas Bornozis introducing the London event and welcoming speakers and delegates Highlights from Capital Link’s 6th Annual Global Commodities, Energy & Freight Forum is now available on our website. Archive of the Forum’s audio webcast & presentation:http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2014derivatives/index.htmlConference...
October 13th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Arctic Shipping, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Events, Gas, Gas Carriers, Icebreakers, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Supply ships, Tankers | Read More

FUGRO supports BP Drilling at Schiehallion field

FUGRO supports BP Drilling at Schiehallion field
Fugro has been awarded a contract by BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd for the provision of wellhead and riser monitoring services. The contract will support BP drilling activities for the Quad 204 redevelopment of the Schiehallion field, West of Shetland. A total of 25 wells are to be drilled over...
October 2nd, 2014 | Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Gas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, Oil Industry, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Shipping: a Double Whammy or just an enter the Dragon issue…

Shipping: a Double Whammy or just an enter the Dragon issue…
ICAEW, the Capital Link’s Forum venue This 7th Shipping, Marine Services & Offshore Capital Link Forum in the Square Mile’s One Moorgate Place, will be remembered for ever not only because it surpassed any previous attendance record – something in the tune of 500+, not because more...
September 25th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Drill ships, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Events, Fixtures, Gas, Gas Carriers, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, LPG, Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ocean Shipping, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Oil Spill, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Supply ships, Tankers, Taxation, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Gastech 2015 in Singapore on 27-30 October

GASTECH CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION is the leading event for the international oil & gas industry and a global meeting place for energy professionals working in the natural gas cycle. Gastech attracts over 20, 000 attendees commercial and technical trade visitors, 500 trade exhibitors, 250 C-Level...
September 24th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Drill ships, Energy, Gas, Gas Carriers, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Supply ships | Read More

ABB selected to deliver power solutions to Ocean Rig’s new drillships

ABB selected to deliver power solutions to Ocean Rig’s new drillships
Drilling vessels of new joint Ocean Rig/SHI design will be built at Samsung Heavy Industries’ Goeje shipyard in South Korea. Zurich, Switzerland, September 9, 2014 – ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, has secured an order to deliver total power solutions to Ocean Rig’s two...
September 9th, 2014 | Drill ships, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Rowan Takes Delivery of Second Drillship Built Using ISQM

Rowan Takes Delivery of Second Drillship Built Using ISQM
Christopher Wiernicki The Rowan Resolute underscores the value of Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM). 26 August 2014 – (Houston) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, continues to improve construction and integration timeliness with...
August 26th, 2014 | Classification Societies, Drill ships, Energy, IT and Communications | Read More

Arctic Design: Sea spray icing models to be improved

Arctic Design: Sea spray icing models to be improved
Sea spray icing is one of the major challenges when operating in Arctic conditions. DNV GL is now launching an industry collaboration which will develop a simulation model that bridges functional winterisation requirements and real physical conditions for drilling rigs, production platforms and vessels....
August 26th, 2014 | Arctic Shipping, Classification Societies, Drill ships, Energy, Gas, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Supply ships | Read More

Fugro achieves innovation through integration

Fugro achieves innovation through integration
  Fugro service engineer installingreal-time helideck and enviro When Aberdeen-based Diamond Offshore wanted to add new functionality to the existing helideck monitoring system on the Ocean Guardian drilling rig in the North Sea, Fugro developed and delivered a fully integrated, user-friendly solution...
July 31st, 2014 | Drill ships, Energy, Technical, Technology | Read More

Reflecting on the proceedings of the 3rd Mare Forum in Cyprus

Reflecting on the proceedings of the 3rd Mare Forum in Cyprus
A view of the conference hall The 3rd Mare Forum, hosted in the Republic of Cyprus on 24th June 2014 at the Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel in Kouklia, Paphos, turned out to be a very well attended, inspiring and constructive event. The choice for Cyprus to act as the hosting place for...
July 27th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Gas, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs | Read More

Offshore Energy 2015

Offshore Energy 2015
Indeed is worth joinig this exceptional event. Herebelow the statement/announcement by the organisers: Offshore Energy 2015 13 & 14 October 2015 I Amsterdam RAI We are pleased to announce that next year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference will be held on 13 & 14 October 2015. Save...
July 18th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Supply ships | Read More

WTS secures second order for Unitor

WTS secures second order for Unitor
PROSPECTOR 1 arrives by ship in the Cromarty Firth. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions secures second order for Unitor fire-fighting system from Prospector Offshore Drilling Successful retrofit to first newbuilding sees Aberdeen-based owner specify further Low Expansion Foam system for second China-built...
July 9th, 2014 | Drill ships, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

DSME & ABS Collaborate on First LNG Fueled Drillship

DSME & ABS Collaborate on First LNG Fueled Drillship
Dr. Hoseong Lee 2 July 2014 – (Houston) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to develop the industry’s first LNG...
July 2nd, 2014 | Drill ships, Energy, LNG, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology | Read More

Greece: the hydrocarbons time has come!

Greece: the hydrocarbons time has come!
    Yiannis Maniatis, delivering his key-note speech at a full house in London’s Hellenic Centre Following the success of Greece’s shipping industry where the Greek Masters of the Seven Seas for ten millennia control and will continue to control and lead the field, another sector, the third...
July 1st, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Country Profiles, Cruise Industry, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Events, HR, Logistics, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Week, Supply ships, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Rowan Companies contracts Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for Rowan Viking conversion

Rowan Companies contracts Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for Rowan Viking conversion
Drilling rig to be certified, compliance-checked and extended Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has been awarded the contract by a subsidiary of Rowan Companies plc to remodel the Rowan Viking. The Rowan Viking is a Keppel Fels ‘N’ Class Drilling Rig. The...
June 19th, 2014 | Company Profiles, Drill ships, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Offshore deep-water drillers preparing for resurgence…

Offshore deep-water drillers preparing for resurgence…
Offshore deep-water drillers preparing for resurgence, Posidonia delegates are told,  By James Brewer Operators of offshore ultra-deep water rigs are hoping for a material improvement in market conditions in 2016 which could endure for several years, an audience at the Capital Link Shipping Forum heard...
June 5th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Xervo announces several new orders for lifeboat systems

Xervo announces several new orders for lifeboat systems
“Maersk Intrepid” by Maersk Drilling The Danish davit manufacturer Xervo will provide its top-quality lifeboats, Boat-In-A-Box,  to several Maersk Drilling projects. It will deliver lifeboat and rescue boat systems to the soon-to-be completed fourth rig in the XLE series, which will be the...
May 26th, 2014 | Drill ships, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Major Offshore Incident

MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Major Offshore Incident
Koichi MutoDrill MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Major Offshore Incident – Scenario: Fire in bulkship engine room, vessel runs aground – TOKYO – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that, under cooperation of the 6th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters...
May 23rd, 2014 | Drill ships, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

All-energy opens tomorrow!

All-energy opens tomorrow!
  Ed Davey tours All-Energy 2013 ALL-ENERGY OPENS TOMORROW! Secretary of State for Scotland and Scotland’s Energy Minister The Great Debate COO of Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room In-depth conference sessions on all renewable sources Major exhibition with 450+ exhibitors from 20 countries Aberdeen’s...
May 20th, 2014 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Organisations, Supply ships | Read More

Shipping Markets: a summer of discontent?

Shipping Markets: a summer of discontent?
John Faraclas As said in our last recapitulation on the shipping markets, there isn’t any sustainability – at least for the time being and with an uncertain world order, not just the geopolitical issues looming in the background,  things can get sour. This is the eighteenth overview of the shipping...
May 16th, 2014 | Breaking News, Charity, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, Obituaries, Politics and Government, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Stock Markets, Underwater Shipping, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Major upgrade project underway to boost GAC’s support for Black Sea offshore drilling

Major upgrade project underway to boost GAC’s support for Black Sea offshore drilling
Supply Base Manager Alexander Pavlov (left) discusses planned upgrades to GAC’s Novorossiysk supply base to meet the anticipated needs of Russian oil majors as fields in the Black Sea are developed. Boost for Novorossiysk supply base to meet growing demand Novorossiysk, Russia – 15 May 2014: GAC...
May 15th, 2014 | Drill ships, Energy, Markets, Oil Industry, Supply ships, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Call for papers open for IMCA’s London-based annual seminar

Call for papers open for IMCA’s London-based annual seminar
  Jane Bugler The call for papers for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) 19th Annual Seminar, that this year will be held in London (19-20 November), is currently open with a closing deadline of 23 April 2014. “Our ‘Where next for the offshore marine industry?’ theme for...
April 16th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, Energy, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Supply ships, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More