Most Read News of the Year 2013

Dear readers, below is the list of news you read the most in 2013:

 

Saipem Rig Sinks Offshore Angola. One Person Missing

Saipem Rig Sinks Offshore Angola. One Person Missing

Chevron, a US-based oil and gas exploration and production company, announced  that an incident occurred on board an offshore drilling rig in Angola on July 1, 2013 at approximately 8:30 pm.

 

Allseas to Build Vessel Larger Than ‘Pieter Schelte’

Allseas to Build Vessel Larger Than ‘Pieter Schelte’

Swiss-based Allseas has decided to build a second single-lift platform installation and decommissioning  vessel. The new vessel, larger than Pieter Schelte, can remove all platform topsides in the North Sea which are beyond the capability of Pieter Schelte.

 

VIDEO: Fire Breaks Out on Scarabeo 5 Rig in Keppel Verolme Yard

VIDEO: Fire Breaks Out on Scarabeo 5 Rig in Keppel Verolme Yard

A fire broke out on the Scarabeo 5 rig in the Keppel Verolme yard in the Netherlands.

 

SBM Offshore, Talisman Scrapping Yme MOPUstor Platform

SBM Offshore, Talisman Scrapping Yme MOPUstor Platform

SBM Offshore and Talisman Energy Norge AS (Talisman), have reached a decision to terminate the YME MOPUstor project in the Norwegian North Sea, including scrapping the existing above surface structure, and ending all joint activity for an agreed cost.

 

Samsung to Build Largest FPSO in the World

Samsung to Build Largest FPSO in the World

South Korea’s shipyard, Samsung Heavy Industries has announced its Nigerian subsidiary has secured an order to build a Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel for Total Upstream Petroleum Nigeria  Limited. The value of the order is approximately $3.0 billion.

 

Helicopter Carrying Six Oil Workers Ditches Offshore Bintulu, Malaysia

Helicopter Carrying Six Oil Workers Ditches Offshore Bintulu, Malaysia

A Sikorsky-76 helicopter carrying eight persons ditched off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia, after a sudden weather change.

 

Gumusut-Kakap: Asia’s Largest Offshore Facility Being Installed at Project Site

Gumusut-Kakap: Asia’s Largest Offshore Facility Being Installed at Project Site

A semi submersible floating production system for Malaysia’s Gumusut-Kakap deepwater field has been successfully delivered to be installed at the project development site offshore Sabah.

 

Cook Rescued from Jascon-4 Vessel (Nigeria)

Cook Rescued from Jascon-4 Vessel (Nigeria)

One person was been found alive in a vessel that had sunk offshore Nigeria. In an e-mail sent to Offshore Energy Today, the owner of the vessel informed that the man recovered is Okene Harrison, who was the vessel’s cook and of Nigerian nationality.

 

Largest Heavy Transport Vessel for Largest Offshore Platform Hull

Largest Heavy Transport Vessel for Largest Offshore Platform Hull

The Dockwise Vanguard, the world’s largest semisubmersible Heavy Transport Vessel (HTV) to date, safely completed its first ever float-on operation in February.

 

Gallery: Heerema’s Aegir Getting Ready for Lucius and Ichthys

Gallery: Heerema’s Aegir Getting Ready for Lucius and Ichthys

Heerema Marine Contractor’s new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir arrived in Rotterdam’s Caland Canal after a journey of almost two months from the DSME shipyard in Okpo, South Korea where it was built.

 

Video of Iran’s Offshore Jacket Sinking in Persian Gulf

Video of Iran’s Offshore Jacket Sinking in Persian Gulf

Watch a video of the sinking of Pars Oil & Gas’ jacket, which last week hit the bottom of the Persian Gulf.

 

VIDEO: Shell’s Prelude FLNG Hull Floated Out of Dry Dock

VIDEO: Shell’s Prelude FLNG Hull Floated Out of Dry Dock

The 488-metre-long-hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has been floated out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is currently under construction.

January 1, 2014

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