Sevan Marine Acquires Technology Which Could Solve High Seas LNG Transfer Problem

About 10 years ago, a concept was developed by a group of Scandinavian engineers that provided a highly simplified cargo transfer solution for conventional oil tankers and LNG carriers. The idea was called Remora "HiLoad" which is essentially a moored or dynamically positioned buoy that "sticks" to the bottom of ship's hull after it deballasts itself, forming a very stable … [Read more...]

Fish-Inspired Vessel Joins Brazil Offshore Oil Boom

By Andrew Callus LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A strange-looking vessel inspired by the exotic sucker fish is due to leave Norway for Brazil's giant offshore oilfields this week on a mission to revolutionise deep sea oil loading methods. At 47 metres tall, 28 metres long and with an 11 metre keel, HiLoad DP unit No. 1 looks top-heavy and out of place in the water, more like a … [Read more...]