WHOI Welcomes RV Neil Armstrong

April 12, 2016

The research vessel Neil Armstrong arrived to its home port for the first time at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) dock Wednesday, escorted by the WHOI coastal research vessel R/V Tioga, two Coast Guard boats and fireboats from neighboring towns. “What a wonderful day for Woods Hole, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for Woods Hole… Continue Reading »


EMGS Records Lower Vessel Utilization in Q1 2016

April 11, 2016

Norway’s Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) reported vessel utilization for the first quarter 2016 at 55% compared with 76% for the first quarter 2015. In the first quarter of 2016, the vessels were allocated 29% to contract and 26% to multi-client projects. EMGS had two vessels in operation in the first quarter 2016. The BOA Thalassa started contract work… 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 »


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 »


NPD Favors Unmanned Platforms Option After Rambøll Study

April 8, 2016

Rambøll Oil & Gas has submitted a study which sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of unmanned wellhead platforms. The study was commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), which has taken a positive view of unmanned wellhead platforms, considering concepts of this type to be an important contribution to good resource utilization and an… 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 »


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 »


OMM and Rederij Groen Team Up on New Renewables SOV

March 28, 2016

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has formed a partnership with vessel owner, Rederij Groen (RG), to bring the offshore renewables industry a purpose built service operations vessel (SOV) for the operations & maintenance (O&M) market. The companies engaged Saltwater Engineering in Holland for the design of the vessel. The SOV has been designed based on real… Continue Reading »


NOAA, U.S. Navy Discover USS Conestoga Wreck

March 26, 2016

NOAA and the U.S. Navy have announced the discovery of the USS Conestoga (AT 54) in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off San Francisco, 95 years after the Navy seagoing fleet tugboat disappeared with 56 officers and sailors aboard. “After nearly a century of ambiguity and a profound sense of loss, the Conestoga’s disappearance… Continue Reading »

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