Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Cat B well intervention Rig aker solutions
News

Statoil Announces “An Entirely New Type of Rig” and a Huge Contract for Aker Solutions

Statoil announced today that they have awarded Aker Solutions a $1.9 billion contract involving a new type of rig, categorized “Cat-B”, destined to provide enhanced well intervention and light drilling...

April 17, 2012
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
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News

Songa Wins $2.66 Billion Offshore Drilling Contract with Statoil

OSLO -(Dow Jones)- Norwegian offshore drilling operator Songa Offshore SE (SONG.OS) Friday said it has been awarded a rig contract from Statoil ASA (STO) worth $2.66 billion for two newbuild...

February 25, 2012
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
prosafe accommodation rig
News

Looking for a Place to Sleep at Sea? Try a Prosafe Accommodation Rig, Built by Jurong.

Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard has secured a US$291.6 million contract to build an accommodation semi-submersible rig with options for another two units from Prosafe, the world’s leading owner and...

December 14, 2011
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Blog

Exclusive Interview With Deepwater Horizon Survivor Yancy Keplinger

On April 20th 2011, the one year anniversary of the BP rig explosion, gCaptain was honored to conduct video interviews with many survivors of the Deepwater Horizon. Today’s interview is...

May 5, 2011
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Blog

POLL: Flag State Changes to Dynamically Positioned Drilling Vessels…

As of recently, deepwater self-propelled drilling vessels were considered “MODUs”, or mobile offshore drilling units.  Recent changes to flag state classification rules now classify these vessels as “Dynamic Positioning Vessels”,...

March 2, 2011
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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Oil Spill

The imminent death of the BP oil well?

I’ve seen a few headlines today that seem to portray the Macondo Well as some sort of living creature, like it’s still writhing and twitching as it tries to survive...

September 19, 2010
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Incidents

Deepwater Horizon Hearings – Live Blogging

This morning the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Minerals Management Service (MMS) began the second part of the Deepwater Horizon Investigation at the Radisson hotel in Kenner Louisiana. Earlier...

May 26, 2010
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Friday, October 3, 2008
Video

Worlds Toughest Fixes – National Geographic Series Premier

We have seen a host of Maritime reality shows come on air in the past year. Some, like Deadliest Catch, have done really well while others, America’s Port, have less...

October 3, 2008
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Blog

Incident Photo of the Week – Pemex Oil Rig Disaster

Cargo Law brings us photos of the deadliest Gulf of Mexico offshore accident in the last 43 years; last week’s Collision of the Usumacinta MODU and the Kab 101 Light-Production...

October 30, 2007
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Photo

Development Driller III (aka DD3) – ship model of the week

Maybe it’s just because we have fans aboard the DD1,2&3 but more likely just because this is an amazing model. It shows the Global SantaFe’s (soon to be Transocean?) Development...

October 16, 2007
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