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Proposed Arctic Drilling Regulations Aim to Protect with Costly Price Tags

April 1, 2015

The U.S. federal government’s controversial proposal to tighten exploratory drilling requirements in the offshore Arctic region could make exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas more costly than ever. The Arctic’s sub-freezing temperatures, remote location and lack of infrastructure already make drilling a costly venture, as operators must take extra precautions to protect exploratory wells… Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: Navy Divers Remove UXOs in Mediterranean Sea

April 1, 2015

The ship Chioggia and the Operational Divers Group (GOS) from the Comsubin performed the mine clearing operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The GOS, with a sophisticated equipment on board, plumbed the depths of the area between the southern Tirrenian Sea and the northern Ionian Sea within a week; three of the four explosive devices signaled… Continue Reading »

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Govt: Conoco To Push On With Investment In Indonesia Oil, Gas

April 1, 2015

U.S. company ConocoPhillips plans to invest around $2.5 billion in Indonesia’s upstream oil and gas industry over the next three or four years, the nation’s energy minister said on Tuesday. That would roughly match its investment in the sector over the preceding four years, Sudirman Said told reporters following a meeting between the chief executive… Continue Reading »

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Baker Provides Marine Mammal Monitoring at Gode Wind

April 1, 2015

Baker Consultants Marine Limited has been appointed by GeoSea to provide underwater noise and marine mammal monitoring and mitigation during the construction phase of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms.  GeoSea will undertake the foundation installation work for this DONG Energy project, which will see 97 Siemens wind turbines with a total… Continue Reading »

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EDS Wraps Up Gwynt y Môr Cabling Campaign

April 1, 2015

Lancashire based EDS is marking the completion of a £10 million contract for cable termination work at the world’s second largest operating offshore wind farm, with an exemplary health and safety record. RWE Innogy’s flagship UK offshore wind farm, Gwynt y Môr contracted EDS for terminations work with the company also operating as sub-contractors for Siemens… Continue Reading »

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Maersk Oil Commences Production from New Platform in Danish North Sea

April 1, 2015

Maersk Oil commenced production from a new unmanned platform Tyra Southeast-B in the Danish North Sea, with the platform expected to add 50 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) of reserves over the next 30 years to Danish production. “The Tyra Southeast extension is a great example of how we extract value from the Danish… Continue Reading »

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McDermott Nets Jack and St. Malo Job

April 1, 2015

McDermott has been awarded a contract to transport and install subsea umbilicals, manifolds, jumpers and flying leads for Chevron to support the brownfield expansion of the Jack and St. Malo fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. McDermott’s subsea construction vessel, North Ocean 102, is expected to transport and install 30 miles of umbilicals and… Continue Reading »

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New Zealand Offers More Offshore Areas for Bidding in Block Offer 2015

March 31, 2015

New Zealand is making available seven areas, spread over 165,752 square miles (429,298 square kilometers) for petroleum exploration in the latest tender, with offshore acreage totaling 164,172 square miles (425,205 square kilometers) and onshore acreage occuplying the remaining 1,580 square miles (4,093 square kilometers), Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges revealed at the launch of… Continue Reading »

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Heerema, Jurong Ink LoI for New Semi-Sub Crane Vessel

March 31, 2015

Heerema Offshore Services has signed a Letter of Intent for the engineering and construction of a new semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV) with Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine. Heerema Offshore Services, a subsidiary of Heerema Marine Contractors Holding Nederland SE (HMC), will equip its new vessel with two cranes of 10,000 tonnes lifting… Continue Reading »

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