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Oil Tanker Goes Missing Offshore Angola. Nigerian Pirates Deemed Responsible

Oil Tanker Goes Missing Offshore Angola. Nigerian Pirates Deemed Responsible

Dryad Maritime has warned of the possible hijack of a Liberian flagged tanker MT Kerala. The vessel, owned by Dynacom Tankers, has been reported as missing off the coast of Angola, having last been sighted seven nautical miles NNW of Luanda.

 

Photo: Petrofac’s New Derrick Lay Barge

Photo: Petrofac’s New Derrick Lay Barge

Petrofac has just sent us two high resolution renders of its newly ordered Petrofac JSD 6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel.

 

Oil & Gas UK CEO: UK Offshore Sector Faces Crisis Which Calls for Urgent Action

Oil & Gas UK CEO: UK Offshore Sector Faces Crisis Which Calls for Urgent Action

Oil & Gas UK CEO Malcolm Webb saying that immediate action must be taken now to avoid taken now to avoid billions of barrels being left in the ground.

 

Maersk Drilling: Naming Ceremony for Two Drillships in South Korea

Maersk Drilling: Naming Ceremony for Two Drillships in South Korea

Maersk Drilling’s second and third ultra deepwater drillships were named Thursday morning in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea.

Norway Offers 65 Production Licences to 48 Companies

The Norwegian government has sent offers to 48 companies for 65 new production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf.

 

Petrobras, Partners Approve $500 M Plan for Libra Oilfield

Petrobras, Partners Approve $500 M Plan for Libra Oilfield

Brazil’s state run oil company Petrobras has approved the 2014 Working and Investment Plan for the Libra oilfield.

 

Statoil: Situation at Snorre A Resolved. Workers Return to Platform

Statoil: Situation at Snorre A Resolved. Workers Return to Platform

Statoil has informed that cementing of the Snorre A well  in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, where the company on Saturday lost drilling fluid, is completed.

 

Topaz Buys Two Large Anchor Handlers for $100 M

Topaz Buys Two Large Anchor Handlers for $100 M

Topaz Energy and Marine has acquired two large and modern Anchor Handling Towage and Supply Vessels (AHTSV) at a purchase price in excess of US$ 100 million.

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