Vietnamese government claims that China has deployed as many as 80 ships, including seven military vessels, and even aircraft to the area in the South China Sea where CNOOC has deployed its semi-submersible drilling rig HD-981.
China has asked Vietnam to put a stop to its efforts to prevent CNOOC from carrying out drilling operation in the South China Sea.
On Friday (May 2), the Petrobras Executive Committee approved contracts for twenty-three vessels to support its offshore activities.
Dutch company SBM Offshore, one of the largest providers of floating production units in the world, has revealed a model of the FPSO to be deployed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Økokrim, the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime, presented a criminal charge against the Norwegian seismic survey specialist TGS.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announced at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston (USA) that it has started a study into a new ultra large V-class Heavy Marine Transport Vessel.