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SWORD Seafloor Rig Set for Sea Trials

Apr 13, 2020

Royal IHC, a Dutch marine equipment and vessel provider, has said that extensive tests have been completed on a new seabed geotechnical drill designed for offshore wind and oil and gas markets, and the rig will now go on seatrials before hitting the market…

Chinese Refiners Buy Rare North Sea, Guyana Crude at Low Prices

Apr 07, 2020

Chinese independent refiners have snapped up rare crude grades from the North Sea and Guyana at low prices in an oversupplied market after the coronavirus pandemic destroyed demand, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.The North Sea grades bought included Balder…

Energean Power FPSO Hull Leaves China

Apr 03, 2020

Mediterranean Sea-focused oil and gas company Energean Oil and Gas has informed that its Energean Power FPSO Hull sailed away from the COSCO yard in China on Friday, April 3, 2020.The hull will now be towed to the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard in Singapore…

Aker Solutions Wins 5-Year Offshore Maintenance Work with Shell in Brunei

Mar 30, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions, in a joint venture with Brunei-based PTAS, has signed a five-year agreement to provide offshore maintenance and modification services to Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).According to Aker Solutions…

Qatar Eases Exit Visa Rules for Oil and Gas Sector

Mar 20, 2020

Qatar has removed exit visa requirements for an additional segment of its foreign labor force, including some of those working in the oil and gas industry, according to official tweets posted on Friday.Qatar in 2018 eliminated exit visas for many foreign migrant workers…

AGS Scores OBN Survey Extension

Mar 19, 2020

Norwegian ocean bottom node seismic surveyor Axxis Geo Solutions (AGS) has won a contract extension for a survey in the Middle East.AGS was in December awarded the original OBN contract that started in January with scheduled completion near the end of the first quarter 2020…

Ocean Installer Wins Subsea Cable Installation Job in China

Mar 10, 2020

Norway's offshore installation company Ocean Installer has won a deal to deliver and install a subsea power cable in China, as part of CNOOC Liuhua 16-2 oil field development in the South China Sea.In what is the company's second contract in China…

Roll Group to Devlop Yard in Indonesia

Mar 03, 2020

The Netherlands based heavy cargo specialist Roll Group said it has signed a contract to further develop and open its own yard at Indonesia's Bintan Offshore Marine Center (BOMC).BOMC has offered Roll Group the opportunity to become an exclusive partner in the BOMC yard…

CNOOC, ASCO Extend North Sea Relationship

Feb 26, 2020

The Chinese oil company CNOOC has, via its European subsidiary, extended a contract for logistics management with ASCO. Under the five-year extension worth over 100 million pounds, ASCO will continue supporting CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited's North Sea assets…

SeaBird in Asia Pacific OBN Survey

Feb 20, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic company SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of award for an OBN source contract.The contract, with an undisclosed client, is expected to start in April 2020, SeaBird said Thursday.The survey will be carried out…

North Sea Oil Worker Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Feb 17, 2020

A North Sea oil worker who had developed what were believed to be new coronavirus symptoms has tested negative.The worker, a crewmember on Taqa’s Tern Alpha platform, was reported to have had “minor symptoms after returning recently from holiday in Thailand…

Coronavirus Knocks 4 Asia-bound LNG Tankers Off Course

Feb 14, 2020

Four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers bound for North Asia have changed destination or diverted after the coronavirus outbreak hit gas demand in China, the world's second-biggest buyer of the super-chilled fuel, five sources said. In addition…

CNOOC Brings Bozhong 34-9 Field Online

Feb 12, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has started oil production from its Bozhong 34-9 offshore oil field.The field, sitting in the south of the Bohai Sea in water depth of 18 meters, will at plateau produce 22,500 barrels of oil per day…

Carimin's Accommodation Workboat for Petronas Carigali

Feb 10, 2020

Malaysia's Petronas Carigali has signed a long-term charter deal with Carimin Marine Services for the provision of an accommodation workboat.Carimin said that Monday that the contract, signed January 21, would keep the offshore accommodation unit busy for almost two years (716 days…

Thai Offshore Vessel Operator Enters UK North Sea Sector

Feb 10, 2020

Thai offshore service provider Mermaid Maritime is eyeing an expansion into the UK North Sea sector.The company said Sunday it had set up an indirect subsidiary Mermaid Subsea Services (UK) Limited on February 7.The MSS UK is owned by Mermaid's subsidiary Mermaid Subsea Services (Thailand)…

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