Denmark’s Maersk Group an interesting story about snakes visiting its Maersk Deliverer semi-submersible drilling rig. The company did not specify how and when exactly the snakes appeared on its drilling unit in Angola. Maersk said: “They’re big, they’re brown, they’re long, they’re…snakes on a rig…
The Dockwise Vanguard, the world’s largest semi-submersible Heavy Transport Vessel (HTV) to date, safely completed its first ever float-on operation earlier this week. The vessel, loaded with the World’s largest semisubmersible offshore platform hull, the Jack/St. Malo, is now on her maiden voyage carrying the near 56,000 metric ton hull on her deck.
The ‘Golden Triangle’ of Latin America, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa will dominate deepwater expenditure over the next five years, but African developments – largely concentrated in Angola, Ghana and Nigeria – and Brazilian projects dominate the forecast spend.
Toisa Ltd. signed a contract with South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of a Multipurpose Offshore Construction Vessel (MOCV) designed by Dutch design office Ulstein Sea of Solutions. The DNV classed vessel is a customized version of Ulstein’s Deepwater Enabler design.
Royal Dutch Shell has decided to tow two of its troubled drilling vessels from Alaska to Asia for repairs. The oil giant said it would move the Kulluk conical drilling unit and the Noble Discoverer drillship to an Asian shipyard.