Offshore Shipping Online A publication for the offshore shipping industry published by Clarkons since 1999 en Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:33:37 +0200 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:32:37 +0200 (OSO) Another Ultra Deep newbuild launched Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:33:38 +0200 Ultra Deep Solutions has launched its fourth vessel. The DSCV Andy Warhol is a DNV-GL classed unit with an 18-man saturation system, air diving capabilities, work-class ROVs, FiFi 3  and a 150 tonne crane capable of working to&#16 Polarcus awarded 3D marine seismic project in South America Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:30:36 +0200 Polarcus Limited has received a letter of award for the acquisition of a 3D marine seismic project in South America. The project will commence in Q1 2018 and has a scheduled duration of approximately two months.  Nexans acquires BE CableCon Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:27:50 +0200 Nexans has acquired a controlling interest in BE CableCon, the Denmark-based manufacturer and supplier of cable kits for some of Europe’s leading wind turbine companies. BE CableCon was founded in Viborg, Denmark in 2007. It has establish Oceaneering bags umbilicals contract Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:26:50 +0200 Oceaneering International has secured a contract from Statoil Petroleum to supply umbilicals for the Johan Castberg Project in the Barents Sea. The contract is for dynamic and static control umbilicals, totaling approximately 39km (24 Halfwave lands inspection contract for Nord Stream 2 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:24:43 +0200 Halfwave has been awarded a contract to design and build 48in ART Scan in-line inspection tools for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The ART Scan tools will be used to inspect the 48in twin gas pipelines in the Nord Stream 2 project. The ESS buys back carousel - sees opportunities in renewable energy sector Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:05:32 +0200 Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has reached an agreement with a well known subsea contractor to buy back an 800 tonne carousel which can be deployed on a range of specialist subsea projects. Carousels are used in the storage and Bourbon brings DP into Smart Shipping programme Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:55:55 +0200 Bourbon and Bureau Veritas have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deploy automation and realtime monitoring fleet applications, developing digital technologies and mitigating cyber risks. The partnership is part of Bourbon's& Stril Mar bags contract with Lundin Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:54:45 +0200 Simon Møkster Shipping has been awarded a contract with Lundin Norway for the PSV Stril Mar. The contract is firm until the summer of 2018 plus options. GMS secures safety case for well intervention unit Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:50:54 +0200 Global Marine Services (GMS) says its safety case for GMS Evolution has been accepted by the UK HSE Regulator. The operational scope of the safety case has been extended to include operations involving downhole live NOIA issues statement about Florida U-turn Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:47:37 +0200 National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on Secretary Zinke’s recent announcement regarding Florida offshore waters. “The announcement by the Secretary that he is considerin Eidesvik Offshore hoping to restructure Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:42:34 +0200 Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore has agreed a term sheet with its lenders but will need to raise new equity as part of the deal. In order to reduce the amortisation of its secured loans and facilitate a runway through 2022 Florida removed from recently announced oil and gas leasing programme Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:39:39 +0200 Following Governor Rick Scott’s meeting with US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior has announced that Florida’s coastline has been removed from consideration for future oil drilling. Last week, Gove NPD completes Gardarbank High survey Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:36:54 +0200 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has acquired about 4,500km of 2D seismic on the Gardarbank High, east/northeast of Bjørnøya and south of Hopen. The vessel WG Columbus acquired the seismic data last autumn. Processing of the data is Norwegian offshore owner returns to Gibdock Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:32:49 +0200 Gibdock has extended its track record in the offshore vessel sector following the visit of the seismic survey vessel Polar Marquis, operated by Norwegian company GC Rieber Shipping. The Bergen-based offshore shipping specialist is TWMA secures contract with Total Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:29:18 +0200 TWMA has been awarded a three year contract with Total to provide drilling waste management services in the UKCS. The project will see TWMA provide a tailored drill cuttings management package utilising the company’s proprietary TCC RotoM