Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:29:44 +0200 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:28:44 +0200 (OSO) Heerema signs LOI with Jurong Shipyard for semi-submersible crane vessel Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:29:45 +0200 Heerema Offshore Services has signed a Letter of Intent regarding the engineering and construction of a semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV) with Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, part of Sembcorp Marine. Heerema Offshore Services will eq New business development managers at Strategic Marine Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:31:25 +0200 Strategic Marine has appointed two senior executives to further boost its presence in key international maritime markets. Jim Fraser and Rob Boersma, have both joined Strategic Marine with considerable experience in the international specialis McDermott and Petrofac form strategic alliance Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:29:03 +0200 McDermott International and Petrofac Limited have formed a strategic marketing alliance to pursue top-tier deepwater subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) projects. The five-year alliance expects to provide oil and gas compani Saipem extends contract for CSV Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:27:30 +0200 Saipem Ltd has declared an option to extend a contract for the construction vessel (CSV) Normand Cutter by one year from May 2015. The extension is on existing terms, and this is the last of a total of three yearly options. < NAO enhances credit facility Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:26:24 +0200 Nordic American Offshore Ltd has expanded its credit facility with DNB Bank ASA and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB. The credit facility has been increased from of US$60 million to US$150 million with maturity in 2020. At this New contract for Viking Supply Ships Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:23:52 +0200 Viking Supply Ships has entered into a contract with an unnamed oil major for the ice-classed AHTS Brage Viking. The contract commences 1 April 2015 and the duration is two years and 8 months firm, plus options to extend the contract with Exploration costs set to fall as industry adjusts to new oil price environment Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:49:38 +0200 The oil and gas industry is responding to the low oil price environment with exploration budget cuts in 2015 which will average 30 per cent, leading to suggestions that exploration activity could be significantly curtailed. However in an effor New board member at Oceaneering Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:47:30 +0200 Oceaneering International has announced that Steven A Webster has been appointed to serve on its Board of Directors. Mr Webster is a director and Chairman of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc and Basic Energy Services, Inc. and serves as a director on the IMCA issues call for papers for annual seminar Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:45:10 +0200 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has issued the call for papers for its Annual Seminar 2015 being held in Abu Dhabi 27-28 October, submissions on the theme of ‘A health check for the marine contracting industry’ should be submitt Veecraft Marine develops hybrid propulsion technology Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:40:28 +0200 Cape Town-based Veecraft Marine is set to become the first vessel construction and maritime engineering solutions company in South Africa to introduce hybrid propulsion on locally-built commercial craft. Veecraft Marine - a member of the Nautic More sucess for Bibby Offshore in Southeast Asia Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:38:31 +0200 Bibby Offshore says its Asian Division, Bibby Offshore Singapore (BOS), has secured a contract with the Moattama Gas Transportation Company (MGTC). MGTC, a joint venture between Total (operator), Unocal, PTT-EP and Myanmar Oil and Gas Esvagt takes delivery of second windfarm vessel Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:34:08 +0200 Esvagt took delivery of the second of three Havyard 832 SOV windfarm service vessels from Havyard Ship Technology on 26 March 2015. Esvagt Faraday is a sister vessel to Esvagt Froude, which was delivered in&nbsp Calecore in administration - blames Fugro Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:25:45 +0200 Caelcore Ltd in the UK has been placed in administration. In a statement, the company said: "Just weeks after Calecore Ltd reached agreement with its major creditors, Fugro BV petitioned for winding up of Calecore last week after Polarcus puts Nadia in cold stack Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:22:46 +0200 Seismic survey company Polarcus has confirmed that it has put one of its vessels, Polarcus Nadia, into layup or 'cold stack.' Rod Starr, CEO at Polarcus, said that in the current market environment, the recent rapid decline DNV GL: offshore ships and structures increasingly at risk from cyber attacks Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:17:55 +0200 Ships and offshore structures are increasingly dependent on programmable control systems and are increasingly at risk of cyber attacks says DNV GL. "Networked solutions provide an ever-larger target for cyber threats," said the class society. <