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Rolls-Royce: New Subsea Vessel Design ‘Unlike Anything Seen Before’

Rolls-Royce: New Subsea Vessel Design ‘Unlike Anything Seen Before’

Rolls-Royce has won an order to provide integrated design and ship equipment for a highly innovative offshore vessel for Norwegian ship owner Island Offshore.

 

Take a Virtual Tour of ‘Lewek Inspector’ Vessel

Take a Virtual Tour of ‘Lewek Inspector’ Vessel

Havyard has made the “Lewek Inspector” available for everybody to see in detail. Online.

 

Dynacom Finds Hijacked Tanker. Crew Faked Attack, Angola’s Navy Accuses

Dynacom Finds Hijacked Tanker. Crew Faked Attack, Angola’s Navy Accuses

Dynacom, a Greece-based owner of the oil tanker “Kerala”, which went missing from the radar last week offshore Angola, said that it had re-established contact with the vessel on Sunday, January 26.

 

Wärtsilä Lays Off 1.000 Workers

Wärtsilä Lays Off 1.000 Workers

Finland’s Wärtsilä is letting a 1.000 employees go. The company said that the measure is necessary in order to secure future profitability and competitiveness.

 

BP Produces Oil from West Chirag Platform

BP Produces Oil from West Chirag Platform

The Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC), operated by BP, announced the start-up of oil production from the West Chirag platform as part of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) field development in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

 

Oil from Statfjord C Platform Leaks into Sea

Oil from Statfjord C Platform Leaks into Sea

Norway’s Statoil announced that gas detection was reported on Statfjord C Platform in the North Sea at 03.30 Sunday morning.

 

Douglas-Westwood: Deepwater Expenditure to Increase 130 Pct

Douglas-Westwood: Deepwater Expenditure to Increase 130 Pct

Deepwater expenditure is expected to increase by 130%, compared to the preceding five-year period, totalling $260 billion (bn) from 2014 to 2018, with growth driven primarily by Africa and the Americas.

 

Occidental Extends ‘Al Wajba’ Rig Contract (Qatar)

Occidental Extends ‘Al Wajba’ Rig Contract (Qatar)

Qatar’s Gulf Drilling International and Occidental Petroleum have signed a five year contract for the jack-up rig ‘Al Wajba’.

 

Governor Parnell Disappointed by Shell’s Decision to Drop Drilling Offshore Alaska

Governor Parnell Disappointed by Shell’s Decision to Drop Drilling Offshore Alaska

Alaska’s Governor Sean Parnell is disappointed by Shell’s announcement that it will not be exploring off Alaska’s coast in 2014.

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