Rigs/Vessels: Asia

ONGC hires gas hydrate offshore research vessel

The Oil and Natural Gas Commission of India has contracted the research vessel Chikyu from Japan Drilling Co. Ltd. to explore offshore India in the Krishna-Godavari and Mahanadi areas for gas hydrates.

COSCO delivers new AHTS vessel

The COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co Ltd. has delivered a new anchor handling tug supply vessel to an unidentified Asian buyer.

Baoham Offshore commissions liftboats, semisubmersible from Global Maritime

Global Maritime Group has started building the first of two jackup liftboats for Chinese privately owned company Baoham Offshore.

Construction under way on Rotan FLNG vessel

First steel has been cut for Petronas’ second floating liquefied natural gas vessel at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.

ABS to class newbuild semisubmersible, liftboat

Baoham Offshore (HK) Ltd. has selected ABS to provide classification services for a newbuild drilling semisubmersible and a liftboat in China. 

MMHE subsidiary bags three contracts

Shell extends stay of support vessel at Malampaya

Prosafe and Shell Philippines Exploration have agreed to a one-month extension for the Safe Astoria accommodation support vessel.

Seadrill: More ultra-deepwater rigs set to be stacked

Seadrill has agreed with Saudi Aramco to reduce its dayrate for four jackups over a period of one year.

Drydocks World to construct turret for Layang floater

Orwell Offshore has contracted Drydocks World to fabricate an external turret for an FPSO.

Libra FPSO conversion starts in Singapore

Teekay Partners says conversion is under way of a 1995-built shuttle tanker, the Navion Norvegia, to an FPSO for the Libra field offshore Brazil, at a cost of around $1 billion.


Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

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Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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