Sunday, October 23, 2011
DSV Koosha-1

Koosha 1 – Iranian DSV Sinks With Divers Inside Decompression Chamber

Eight divers were decompressing aboard the Iranian flagged dive support vessel Koosha-1 when it sank three days ago in the Persian Gulf. The official in charge of the rescue operation...

October 23, 2011
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Sunday, October 2, 2011
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A Hard Sell… US Interior Department Struggles To Recruit Offshore Drilling Safety Chief

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Interior Department is struggling to recruit a top official for its offshore oil-drilling agency, in large part because qualified candidates don’t want to deal with the political...

October 2, 2011
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Lloyd’s Register unveils new program tailor-made for deepwater drilling

ModuSpec BV and Scandpower AS, members of the Lloyd’s Register Group, are developing a new tool with origins from the nuclear power industry that may prove highly useful to subsea...

September 26, 2011
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Offshore News

Brazil In The Cross Hairs – Latest Finds Boost Brazil’s Emergence As Global Oil Player

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)–Brazil’s emergence as a hot frontier for oil and natural gas was boosted Wednesday by two fresh discoveries, with exploration and development of the country’s newfound...

September 22, 2011
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Offshore News

Well Containment Company Receives New “Capture Vessel”

The Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) says it has taken delivery of an integral part of its expanded containment system, a new Aframax tanker. The 107,500 dwt tanker was delivered...

September 21, 2011
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Sunday, September 4, 2011
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5 Billion Barrels of Undiscovered Oil: US delegates head to Cuba to discuss deepwater ambitions

Liberian-flagged and DNV-classed, Scarabeo 9 is a semi-submersible drilling vessel recently built by Yantai Raffles.  It will be on contract by Repsol YPF for deepwater exploratory drilling off Cuba.  ...

September 4, 2011
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Marshall Islands Releases DEEPWATER HORIZON Marine Casualty Report [EXECUTIVE SUMMARY]

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has today released the DEEPWATER HORIZON Marine Casualty Investigation Report (RMI Report). In accordance with national and international requirements, the RMI Report has...

August 17, 2011
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Offshore News

Transocean CEO: Wanted To Boost Norway Presence First And Foremost

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)- Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Chief Executive Steven Newman said that the company’s primary motivation to bid for Norwegian rig owner Aker Drilling ASA (AKD.OS) is to boost its...

August 16, 2011
Total Views: 4

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Mars TLP Tensioned Leg Platform

The Bureau gives Shell a green light to drill in Gulf of Mexico

Mars Tensioned-Leg Platform (TLP), Image by Garve Scott-Lodge  HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) said Thursday it has received approval from federal regulators to drill a new well at its Gulf...

August 4, 2011
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Carnival announces newbuild hat trick – And you thought YOUR cruise was expensive?

Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Breeze, is to debut in June 2012. Image courtesy Carnival Carnival Cruise Lines announced today that it will be building three new cruise ships for two...

August 3, 2011
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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Engineering News

Let’s try this again boys…Deepwater Digging for Minerals and Ore, take 2.

KALGOORLIE, Australia (Dow Jones)–Nearly a third of the world’s minerals could come from the deep sea using technology similar to that employed by the oil industry, said Nautilus Minerals Inc....

August 2, 2011
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Engineering News

Sembcorp: “The fundamentals driving the offshore oil industry remain intact”

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (S51.SG) said Tuesday its second-quarter net profit fell 15% from a year earlier because of a sharp contraction in sales, but the company flagged a...

August 2, 2011
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Saturday, July 30, 2011
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Gorgon Project: Subsea 7 wins $440M installation contract offshore Australia

Norwegian seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor Subsea 7 SA (SUBC.OS) Friday said it has won a $440 million contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. (CVX) for the Gorgon natural gas...

July 30, 2011
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Thursday, July 28, 2011
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Engineering News

SBM Offshore Slumps On Hefty Charge For Cost Overruns

AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)–SBM Offshore NV’s (SBMO.AE) shares slumped Thursday after the Dutch oil services company booked a $450 million charge related to increased costs at a pair of offshore platforms. SBM said it was...

July 28, 2011
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
BG and BP

To BG and Not BP, That Is the Answer

In the tale of two U.K. energy companies Tuesday, there was only one winner. Natural-gas-focused BG Group and oil company BP both reported higher first-half earnings, thanks to high prices,...

July 26, 2011
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

India Clears Way for Major BP Venture

NEW DELHI—India on Friday approved Reliance Industries Ltd.’s proposed $7.2 billion asset sale to BP PLC, paving the way for the U.K. oil giant’s largest venture in the South Asian...

July 23, 2011
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Friday, July 22, 2011
Maritime News

Time to Take Alaska Out of the Icebox

By Scott Borgerson and Scott Minerd The Arctic might be the world’s final — and possibly most attractive — emerging market. While most investors are focused on the economic potential...

July 22, 2011
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Offshore News

Oil-Drilling Safety Bill Stalls Amid Fight Over Oil Royalties

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–A group of mostly Republican lawmakers blocked a key vote on legislation to strengthen oil-drilling safety Thursday after efforts to use the bill to steer billions of dollars...

July 21, 2011
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Offshore News

Rowan Sells Land Rigs to Bolster Offshore Expansion

HOUSTON -(Dow Jones)- Rowan Cos. Inc. (RDC) on Wednesday said it will sell its fleet of land rigs to Ensign Energy Services Inc. (ESI.T, ESVIF) for $510 million, a deal...

July 21, 2011
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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US To Regulate Offshore Drilling Contractors In ‘Select’ Cases

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. officials are pursuing a relatively narrow approach to regulating offshore drilling contractors and service providers, such as Transocean Ltd. (RIG) and Halliburton Co. (HAL), after reviewing their scope of...

July 19, 2011
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