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NEC to Build SEA-US Submarine Cable

NEC to Build SEA-US Submarine Cable

A consortium of seven global telecommunications companies agreed to cooperate in the construction and operation of a new submarine cable system that directly connects Southeast Asia and the United States with NEC Corporation as the system supplier. The “SEA-US” consortium consists of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), Globe Telecom, RAM Telecom International (RTI), Hawaiian Telcom, […]

VAALCO: Etame Marin Production Back On Line

VAALCO: Etame Marin Production Back On Line

VAALCO Energy has advised that production from the Etame Marin block has resumed after the successful completion of previously announced maintenance work on the company’s leased Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, offshore Gabon. Work was performed to upgrade the fire and gas detection systems on the FPSO and other routine maintenance work was […]

CRP Achieves Another Milestone for Its Mining Project

CRP Achieves Another Milestone for Its Mining Project

Chatham Rock Phosphate has achieved another major milestone by completing and filing evidence from 31 expert witnesses and answers to 62 queries from the Environmental Protection Authority. CRP has applied for a marine consent to mine rock phosphate from an area of the seabed on the Chatham Rise, in the Pacific Ocean 450 km from […]

FES Delivers DBSCs for CLOV FPSO

FES Delivers DBSCs for CLOV FPSO

FES International, a global provider of fluid transfer systems, has completed a $4M project to design and manufacture 19 diverless bend stiffener connectors (DBSCs) for NOV/Subsea 7. The DBSCs are to be installed on the CLOV floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, in Block 17 off the west coast of Africa. The project formed […]

Lundin Starts Vollgrav South Drilling Ops

Lundin Starts Vollgrav South Drilling Ops

Lundin Petroleum has started drilling operations at exploration well 33/12-10 S in production licence 631. The well will investigate the hydrocarbon potential of the Vollgrav South prospect in PL631, which is located 150 km west of Florø on the Norwegian west coast and between the giant Gullfaks and Statfjord fields. The main objective of well 33/12-10 S is […]

UDS Orders New Ultra-Deep Multipurpose DSCV

UDS Orders New Ultra-Deep Multipurpose DSCV

Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) has entered a contract to build one Ultra Deep Installer – Multipurpose Diving Support Construction Vessel, with an option for second vessel with an established China-based shipbuilding company, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC). This is in line with their growth strategy to design, construct and operate technologically-advanced specialized construction vessels. The […]

Plexus: BG Joins New Subsea Wellhead JIP

Plexus: BG Joins New Subsea Wellhead JIP

Plexus Holdings PLC has announced that BG International Ltd (‘BG’), a subsidiary of BG Group, has signed up as the sixth major oil and gas consulting partner to Plexus’ on-going Joint Industry Project (‘JIP’). The JIP’s objective is to develop and commercialise a new and safer subsea wellhead HGSS™, utilising Plexus’ patented POS-GRIP friction-grip technology […]

VSMC Becomes VBMS

VSMC Becomes VBMS

VSMC (Visser & Smit Marine Contracting) is now VBMS. This name change is a result of the strategic joint venture between VolkerWessels and Boskalis, which was formalised in 2013. VBMS is inspired by the initialisation of VolkerWessels Boskalis Marine Solutions. Besides introducing a new name, VBMS is also rolling out a new logo and corporate […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 25 – Aug 31, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 25 – Aug 31, 2014

1. Technip Fined by Perth Magistrates Court for Diving Incident Recently, Technip Oceania Pty Ltd (Technip) was convicted and fined $70,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for specific breaches of Schedule 3 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act). 2. GE Unveils New Deepwater Vertical Xmas Tree (Norway) When iconic […]

Volstad Enters Bareboat Charter Agreement for Geco Tau Vessel

Volstad Enters Bareboat Charter Agreement for Geco Tau Vessel

Volstad Offshore AS have entered into a Bareboat charter agreement with Northwest Maritime AS, a DeepOcean subsidiary. The Bareboat charter agreement is for the vessel Geco Tau. The Bareboat charter has a duration of 2 years firm and includes a further 3×1 year options. The vessel is considered on-hire as of 20 August 2014. Press […]







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