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Yinson, PTSC Add Another Year to PTSC Lam Son FPSO Contract

Jul 02, 2021

Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has secured a contract extension for the PTSC Lam Son FPSO in Vietnam with Vietnam's PTSC AP.The 243 meters long Lam Son FPSO, able to produce 15,000-20,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), with a storage capacity of up to 650…

Saipem Charters Ultra-deepwater Drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries

Jun 29, 2021

Italian oilfield services giant Saipem has chartered a newbuild drillship directly from South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.Saipem expects the drillship - named Samsung Santorini - to be delivered in November 2021, when the Italian…

Keppel, Sembcorp Marine in Talks to Merge Offshore and Marine Units

Jun 24, 2021

Temasek-backed Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp and smaller rival Sembcorp Marine are exploring a potential tie-up which would see them combine their struggling offshore and marine (O&M) businesses after years of losses in an industry downturn…

Taiwan: Refiner CPC Cleaning Up Offshore Oil Spill

Jun 23, 2021

Taiwan's state-owned refiner CPC Corp has started cleaning up an offshore oil spill caused by a pipeline that cracked during the discharging of oil from a vessel at its Talin refinery, the company's spokesman said on Wednesday.The oil leak occurred on Tuesday at 2:18 a…

As Big Oil Pushes into Offshore Wind, Seabed Lease Prices Will Rise

Jun 21, 2021

The world's largest offshore wind developer Orsted is concerned that Big Oil's eagerness to harness wind at sea could push up prices for seabed leases, making the technology less competitive, its chief executive told Reuters.European oil firms including Total…

Odfjell’s WindGrid Floating Wind System Passes Milestone, Aims to Help O&G cut Emissions

Jun 21, 2021

DNV completed a concept verification review of Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid (WindGrid) system for Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs). DNV’s review confirms the technical feasibility of the WindGrid system, and that expected reductions in CO2…

Need a Survey? There’s a USV for That

Jun 09, 2021

While the adoption of unmanned/uncrewed surfaces vessels (USVs) was initially in defence, use of these low footprint systems has spread into other sectors, not least survey, and now the race is on for greater capability, endurance and autonomy…

MODEC Confirms Bacalhau FPSO Order

Jun 03, 2021

Japanese FPSO specialist MODEC has been awarded the contract for the delivery of an FPSO unit for Equinor's Bacalhau development.The EPCI contract award follows the final investment decision for the development of the field, announced by Equinor and its partners Tuesday…

Rescuers Searching for 49 Missing after Cyclone Sinks Oilfield Barge Offshore India

May 20, 2021

Naval vessels and aircraft scoured the waters off India's west coast late on Wednesday after the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades battered the region, sinking an oilfield accommodation barge and killing 26 aboard, authorities said…

Bumi Armada, Shapoorji Pallonji JV to Set Up FSRU in Mumbai Harbour

May 19, 2021

Through a joint venture firm with Shapoorji Pallonji, Malaysian floating production vessel company Bumi Armada has struck a deal to set up and operate a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) in Mumbai Harbour.SP Armada Clean Energy Ventures Private Limited (SPACEVPL)…

Fourteen Die Offshore India After Barge Sinks as Cyclone Batters West Coast

May 19, 2021

Fourteen people have died as a barge sank off India's west coast after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country, authorities said on Wednesday, while Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters to locate scores of other missing personnel…

Search Underway for 77 Offshore Workers Missing from Barge Sunk by Cyclone

May 19, 2021

Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters off the financial capital Mumbai on Wednesday for 77 workers missing from a barge that sank after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country's west coast this week.Driving waves of up to 25 feet on the high seas…

Cyclone Tauktae: Rescue Op Launched for 81 Offshore Oil Workers after Barge Sinks off Mumbai

May 18, 2021

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew whose barge sank in heavy seas following a powerful cyclone that tore up the west coast of the country.Around 180 of those on board the barge were rescued from the water as it sank off Mumbai…

Northern Offshore Services Takes NYK's CTV on Ten-year Charter

May 06, 2021

Northern Offshore Services has taken NYK's crew transfer vessel Energizer on a ten-year charter. The vessel will be used to transfer crews to offshore wind farms, mainly in Europe.Japan's NYK, which shared the charter news on Thursday, also…

Offshore Incident: Velesto's Jack-Up Rig Tilts, Submerges Off Sarawak, Malaysia

May 04, 2021

A jack-up rig owned by Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto tilted and submerged at a location offshore Sarawak, Malaysia on Tuesday, the rig owner said.'The Board of Directors of Velesto Energy Berhad [...] regrets to inform that an incident involving one of our rigs…

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