Category Archives: Vessels and Equipment


Island Constructor to Work for BP Off UK

April 11, 2016

Island Offshore has secured work for its offshore construction and well intervention vessel ‘Island Constructor’ with BP on the UK continental shelf. The contract follows the recently awarded work with Norske Shell on the Draugen field. The BP deal covers the provision of light well intervention (LWI) services offshore UK in July this year. Additional options might… Continue Reading »


TAS Sees OCV Shipbuilding Deal Canned

April 10, 2016

TAS Offshore Berhad’s (TAS) subsidiary, TA Ventures (L) Ltd has received notice of termination of a shipbuilding contract from QMS1 Offshore Services Ltd (QMS1), via email on April 5, 2016. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia on Thursday, the Malaysian shipbuilder informed that the contract between TA Ventures (L) Ltd and QMS1, valued at $11.7… Continue Reading »


Wintershall to Use Island Offshore Vessels on Vega Field

April 9, 2016

Wintershall Norge AS has received consent to use the mobile drilling facilities Island Frontier and Island Wellserver for intervention work on the Vega field. The two vessels provide light well intervention services and associated work, construction work, subsea installation work, securing of wells, IMR work, supply duties. Vega lies due north of the Fram field in… Continue Reading »


Ramboll to Monitor Counter Filling Ops for Submarine Wreck

April 9, 2016

Ramboll has been commissioned to support the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) in the environmental monitoring of the installation of a supporting counter-fill for the sunken German WWII submarine U-864. The rediscovery of German WWII submarine U-864 off the Norwegian west coast in 2003 prompted concerns that the vessel’s cargo of mercury could severely pollute surrounding… Continue Reading »


Island Offshore Sending Two Ships on Draugen Job

April 8, 2016

Island Offshore has secured work for two of its vessels, Island Valiant and Island Constructor, at the Draugen field for Norske Shell. Island Valiant will start with IMR work (Inspection, Maintenance and Repair) on three wells in April, preparing the wells for the work which Island Constructor will perform later this summer. The time frame… Continue Reading »


Elnusa in Seismic Vessel Buy

April 6, 2016

Indonesian oil and gas services company, Elnusa, has purchased a seismic vessel at the beginning of the second quarter of 2016 to support the national oil and gas exploration activities in Indonesia. The seismic vessel has the capacity to carry 12 streamers with each streamer length of up to 10 km. President Director of Elnusa, Syamsurizal Munaf, said: “It… Continue Reading »


MMT Extends Stril Explorer Charter

April 4, 2016

As part of the focus on the renewable and marine cable sectors, MMT have signed an extension of the charter agreement for M/V Stril Explorer. MMT took the vessel on charter in 2014 from Simon Mökster Shipping, on a period of two years. In today’s announcement, the company did not disclose the time period of the charter extension. The Stril Explorer… Continue Reading »


Mermaid Bags Subsea Gig in Thailand

April 3, 2016

Mermaid Subsea Services (Thailand), a part of Mermaid Maritime, has been awarded a subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services contract in the Gulf of Thailand. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, structure and sea line inspection, free span correction, and corrosion prevention in the Gulf of Thailand. As Mermaid informed, the contract is awarded for a… Continue Reading »


Non-Oil Company Takes CSV Polar King on Charter

April 2, 2016

Norway’s GC Rieber Shipping has entered into a time charter agreement with Nexans Skagerrak, a subsidiary of Nexans Norway, for the CSV Polar King. The charter, which starts in January 2017, is set for a fixed period of about 8.5 months, with options for up to 16 months additional work. The vessel will conduct survey, trenching and… Continue Reading »


Erin Energy Hires Island Constructor for Oyo Work

April 1, 2016

Erin Energy has mobilized the Island Constructor light well intervention (LWI) vessel to the Oyo field, offshore Nigeria. The vessel will be used for LWI service on the Oyo-8 well, which has been necessitated by the failure of the well’s sub-surface controlled sub-surface safety valve (SCSSV) to open following a planned production curtailment in the Oyo field, the… Continue Reading »

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