Dear readers, below is the list of news you read the most in 2013:
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.
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.
A fire broke out on the Scarabeo 5 rig in the Keppel Verolme yard in the Netherlands.
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.
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.
A Sikorsky-76 helicopter carrying eight persons ditched off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia, after a sudden weather change.
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.
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.
The Dockwise Vanguard, the world’s largest semisubmersible Heavy Transport Vessel (HTV) to date, safely completed its first ever float-on operation in February.
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.
Watch a video of the sinking of Pars Oil & Gas’ jacket, which last week hit the bottom of the Persian Gulf.
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