Helix Express Lays Nearly Two Miles of Pipe, in 9,000 Feet of Water

Helix ESG's reeled pipelay vessel, the Express, recently undertook its deepest work ever during a project in the Gulf of Mexico. Working in the Lloyd Ridge Area of the Gulf, the Express laid 9,748ft of 6.6in diameter rigid pipeline from a starting depth of 8,960ft (2,731m) to an ending depth of 9,180ft (2,798m). The project was successfully completed in four weeks and … [Read more...]

Time to Lay Some Pipe! Saipem Wins $700 Million in Contracts off Brazil and Saudi Arabia

MILAN – Saipem announced today they had signed $700 million in new offshore engineering and construction contracts offshore Brazil and Saudi Arabia. In Brazil, Saipem will be going to work for Petrobras for the complete EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction, installation) of the gas export trunkline Rota Cabiúnas, situated in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt … [Read more...]

Introducing the Constructor-Class from GustoMSC

Oil and gas will remain the backbone of the world's energy supplies for a long time to come, and the offshore sector continues to expand in every direction, in particular, toward deeper water and harsher environments. According to Douglas Westwood's "World Deepwater Market Report 2011-2015," the capital expenditure (CAPEX) index forecasts annual growth rates for the … [Read more...]

Technip Awarded Subsea Pipelay Contract Offshore Australia

Technip was awarded a pipeline installation contract by Woodside Energy Limited for the Greater Western Flank Phase 1 Project located 130 kilometers North West of Karratha in Western Australia. Woodside Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Peter Coleman said the project would maintain offshore supply to the Karratha Gas Plant and support the North West Shelf … [Read more...]

Pieter Schelte, Offshore Supercat – The World’s Largest Catamaran

In 2011, Allseas announced that they had awarded Daewoo Shipbuilding a 1.3Bn Euro contract for the construction of a massive catamaran designed for ultra-heavy offshore construction and pipelay work.  The sheer amount of steel and specialized equipment needed appears to be driving this project ahead at a snail's pace.  Allseas hasn't published a status update in over 18 months … [Read more...]