Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:45:08 +0200 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:44:08 +0200 (OSO) Technip talks up CGG bid Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:45:09 +0200 Technip has confirmed that, on Monday 10 November 2014, it approached CGG to create a first tier oil and gas services provider. The proposed transaction would take the form of a public tender offer in cash for CGG’s shares at a price of 8.30 e US: studies show huge potential of untapped offshore areas Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:41:03 +0200 Two new studies released by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) show significant potential added energy and economic benefits to the US if the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic OCS and th Harkand awarded southern North Sea deal Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:39:48 +0200 Harkand has secured a multi-million pound contract with a leading independent oil and gas operator to commence work across their assets in the Southern North Sea region later this month. The deal will see Harkand mobilise their dive suppor Bumi Armada announces third quarter results Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:37:28 +0200 Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider Bumi Armada Berhad has announced its third quarter 2014 financial results, which saw quarter-on-quarter revenue increase by RM46.4 million to RM636.5 million, a 7.9 per cent improvem DNV GL signs co-operation agreement with N-KOM Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:35:49 +0200 To promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel within the maritime and offshore industry a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed by DNV GL and Qatari shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM). The signing cerem SeaBird secures letter of award for Mexico and US East Coast Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:44:42 +0200 SeaBird Exploration Plc has received a Letter of Award (LOA) from TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company to acquire up to 300,000km of 2D seismic data in Mexico and US Atlantic. The LOA provides TGS access to charter up to six seismic vessels Market leaders team up for deep water lowering system Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:41:11 +0200 Cooperation between three companies developing innovative solutions for deepwater installation has led to the introduction of a new system capable of handling heavy loads at depths of well over 3km. The companies involved are Deep Tek, which pr Technip names dive support vessel Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:37:58 +0200 Technip has unveiled the name for its latest newbuild Diving Support Vessel (DSV), currently being built by Vard. The vessel will be known as Deep Explorer. The high-specification vessel will be equipped with the latest technology in t Fugro strengthens metocean modelling capability Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:36:19 +0200 Increased interest in new development areas for oil and gas and renewable energy is resulting in a growing demand for high-quality metocean data relating to these largely unexplored regions. In response, Fugro has strengthened its numerical modelling c X-Subsea completes trenching project off coast of West Africa Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:33:07 +0200 X-Subsea has completed a project off the coast of West Africa, delivering a unique solution for shore approach trenching. The project scope of work involved the trenching of a 10in pipeline close to the shore with a target burial depth of 2m fo Awards for Fugro geotechnical engineers Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:31:14 +0200 Two members of Fugro’s geoconsultancy team have won international awards – one recently presented in London, UK and the second in Regina, Canada. The first to receive good news was Dr Kokkuen Lee, Principal Engineer at Fugro Advanced Halliburton and Baker Hughes agree to merge Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:21:59 +0200 Halliburton Company and Baker Hughes Incorporated have reached an agreement under which Halliburton will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction. The transaction is valued at US$78.62 per SeaBird secures letter of intent in southeast Asia Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:20:13 +0200 SeaBird Exploration Plc has received a letter of intent for a 2D seismic survey in the southeast Asia region. The survey will have an estimated value of US$12-13 million. The project is expected to start during January 2015 and will h Mermaid charters former Windermere Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:17:34 +0200 Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited's subsidiary PT Seascape Surveys Indonesia has entered into a five year charter-in contract with an affiliate entity of Miclyn Express Offshore Ltd, for the DP2 dive support vessel, the former Tidewater elects Paterson to its board Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:14:32 +0200 Tidewater has elected Richard D Paterson to its Board of Directors for a term beginning 13 November 2014 and expiring in July 2015. Mr Paterson is a certified public accountant who retired from PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), an international