Rigs/Vessels: Asia

COSCO delivers Chinese PSV

COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd. has delivered the platform supply vessel Hai Yang Shi You 660 to its Chinese buyer.

Ramform vessel schedule put back to 2016

PGS and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan have agreed on a revised construction schedule for two new Ramform seismic acquisition vessels.

FLNG capex to reach $58.3 billion to 2021

Capex for FLNG vessels is estimated by Douglas-Westwood to reach $35.5 billion during 2015-2021.

Local content rules, scheduling build up shipyard orderbooks

Major hull or topsides fabrication for floating production units is currently under way in 42 facilities worldwide.

Gazprom cancels South Stream pipeline deal with Saipem

After a year of project suspensions and delays, Gazprom has canceled its contract with Saipem to lay the first of four lines of the South Stream offshore gas pipeline under the Black Sea. 

KS Java Star contract canceled

Following its March announcement of a $7.2-million award for its KS Java Star jackup, KE Energy Ltd. has now said that the rig contract has been terminated. 

COSCO Qidong extends delivery of semisubmersible accommodation rig to Axis Offshore

COSCO Qidong Offshore Co. Ltd. has agreed to extend the delivery of a harsh environment semisubmersible accommodation rig to Axis Offshore. 

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.


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

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

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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