Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Offshore News

Daewoo Shipbuilding is looking at another busy year with $11B in new orders

Daewoo Shipbuilding, a massive industrial complex located in Okpo, Korea, exceeded their 2010 goal of $10B with $11.2B in new business this year.  According to Reuters, they are aiming to...

December 28, 2010
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Fire On The Horizon – Dedicated To The 11, And Their Loved Ones.

As you might be aware, the frequency of my blog posts have slowed down in the past few months. The reason; I have been busy finishing the writing of my...

December 28, 2010
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Who says crew boats are ugly? Check out the Damen Fast Crew Supplier 5009

I’ve been impressed with Damen ships ever since seeing these guys at Houston’s Offshore Technology Conference a few years ago.  These are without a doubt the sexiest workboats on the...

December 26, 2010
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Friday, December 24, 2010

K Line Offshore’s KL Sandefjord: the world’s most powerful anchor handling tug

K Line Offshore’s KL Sandefjord just completed sea trials and set the new world record at 430 tons (390 metric) for a bollard pull by an anchor handling vessel on...

December 24, 2010
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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Offshore News

DNV develops class rules for offshore wind farm service vessels

Oslo: DNV has developed the world’s first class rules for wind farm service vessels in order to improve safety and promote uniform standards. The rules will be published on 1...

December 23, 2010
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Offshore News

Chevron Sanctions Big Foot Project in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

SAN RAMON, Calif., December 16, 2010 – Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today announced it has sanctioned development of its $4 billion Big Foot project in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico....

December 16, 2010
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Offshore News

Pride announces order for fifth ultra-deepwater drillship

HOUSTON, TX, Dec 14, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) today announced that the company has reached agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) for the...

December 16, 2010
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Offshore News

U.S. sues BP and others over Gulf Oil Spill

Today, the U.S. Deptartment of Justice announced filing of a civil lawsuit against BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf Oil Spill, seeking undisclosed penalties and damages under...

December 15, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Engineering News

Edda Fides, Accommodation Vessel – Interesting Ship Of The Week

The Edda Fides is a type of vessel that goes by many names. Officially designated as an Accommodation Vessel these Floating Hotels are often reffered to as Flotels for their...

November 25, 2010
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Offshore News

Transocean Agrees to Purchase High-Specification Jackup from PPL Shipyard

As their 3rd Quarter conference call seemed to allude to, Transocean has just signed an agreement with PPL Shipyard in Singapore to purchase a Pacific-class high-specification jackup rig, currently under construction....

November 15, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Offshore News

Seadrill Orders Four New Dual Activity Drillships

Seadrill Ltd. announced today that they have awarded the Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries a $1.08B contract to build four new dual-activity drillships.  This is the first new drillship order...

November 11, 2010
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
Offshore News

Transocean Executives Discuss 3rd Quarter Results

Transocean’s CEO Steven Newman; Ricardo Rosa, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Ihab Toma, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning; and Terry Bonno, Vice President of Marketing discussed...

November 6, 2010
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Friday, November 5, 2010
Offshore News

Pride International and Seahawk Drilling up for sale

Dow Jones News Wire provided this article discussing the recent “for sale” announcement by Pride International, and their shallow-water jack-up drilling rig business, Seahawk Drilling.  They mention possible bidders to...

November 5, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Offshore News

Discoverer Americas Spuds In off Egypt…in almost 9000 feet of water

About a week or two before the drilling moratorium was lifted in the Gulf of Mexico, the Statoil-contracted Discoverer Americas pulled anchor and motored east loaded to the gills with their...

October 27, 2010
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Offshore News

Drilling moratorium lifted! Now what?

Running 22-inch casing on Discoverer Clear Leader In an early afternoon call today with the media, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management director Michael...

October 13, 2010
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Offshore News

Drilling Moratorium to be Lifted Early?

There are rumours flying around about the possible premature lifting of the drilling ban in the Gulf of Mexico. Of the 33 rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico, the...

September 28, 2010
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Offshore News

The BOEM’s New “Drilling Safety Rule”

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), formerly known as the MMS, released two new directives today under an “emergency rule-making process”.  Their new “Drilling Safety Rule” and the “Workplace...

September 11, 2007
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