Canada Rigs/Vessels News

SBM claims for mounting Deep Panuke costs

SBM Offshore says construction of EnCana’s MOPU platform for the Deep Panuke project off Nova Scotia is at the commissioning stage in the dry dock in Abu Dhabi.

Drydocks starts construction on compact semisubmersible

Drydocks World has started construction on a $110-million project to build a compact semisubmersible vessel at its Batam, Indonesia, shipyard for Hallin Marine Subsea International Ltd.

Ice class exploration in the Arctic

Arctic offshore exploration must be carried out in the short summer (July/August to September), while there is sufficient open water for towed-streamer deployment. Maximum efficiency is essential to make full use of the available acquisition time. Exploring this area responsibly requires specialized equipment and methods, deployed by exceptional crews working closely with local agencies, to meet the environmental challenges.

Hallin contracts compact semisubmersible for intervention

Drydocks World will build a new design compact semisubmersible well intervention vessel for Hallin Marine.

Yme platform ready for sailaway

The MOPUstor jackup platform for Talisman’s Yme field in the Norwegian North Sea has been completed, according to contractor SBM Offshore.


CGGVeritas has won a contract valued at about $465 million to acquire and process 75,000 sq km (28,958 sq mi) of 3D seismic in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico. The program is expected to begin this month and run through 2013.

Big potential drives arctic seismic surveys

There is considerable interest in potential hydrocarbon resources within the Arctic Ocean basin.

Rolls-Royce awarded Canadian vessel contract

Rolls-Royce has won a $10.5 million order to design and equip a UT 755LN offshore support vessel with an integrated power, propulsion, and motion control system for use in the Canadian oil and gas market.

Dockwise Shipping lands transportation contract

Dockwise Shipping has won contracts totaling $42 million for the transportation of jackup drilling rigs, dredging equipment, and various other cargoes.

Husky completes SeaRose maintenance

Husky Energy has completed its planned maintenance turnaround for the White Rose oil field production vessel, the SeaRose FPSO.

Husky secures Grand Banks for White Rose

Husky Energy has secured Transocean's semisubmersible Grand Banks for ongoing operations in the White Rose area and for continued exploration and delineation drilling.

Seismic vessel still in Canada

SCAN Geophysical will have to wait a few more months for delivery of a modified seismic acquisition vessel.

SCAN Stigandi upgrading to Ice Class

SCAN Geophysical ASA plans to upgrade its SCAN Stigandi vessel to Ice Class and four-streamer capacity starting in Nov. 2007.

McDermott expands worldwide construction capabilities

McDermott International Inc. subsidiary J. Ray McDermott, S.A. has signed an agreement to purchase all of the assets of Secunda International Ltd. The purchase price is approximately $260 million.

Scan to sell, lease-back M/V Scan Stigandi

Scan Geophysical ASA has agreed to sell and lease-back for 10 years its 3D vessel M/V Scan Stigandi to Neptune Seismic AS.

Eirik Raude in transit to Orphan basin

The semisubmersible drilling rig Eirik Raude is in transit to the deepwater Orphan basin to continue operations following repairs at the Kewitt shipyard in Newfoundland, Canada.

Eirik Raude undergoes repairs

Ocean Rig has taken the Eirik Raude semisubmersible out of operation. The rig is on its way to a shipyard in Newfoundland, where a small crack in one of the bracings will be repaired.

SeaBird charters seismic conversion vessel

SeaBird Exploration Ltd. has signed a five-year bareboat charter with Økland Fiskebåtrederi AS for the Newfoundland Otter. The trawler will be converted into a Source/2D seismic vessel named Munin Explorer.

CIVC applies for Significant Discovery license

Canadian Imperial Venture Corp. says a request for a Significant Discovery license within offshore exploration license 1071 has been submitted to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board. The request was made by CIVC subsidiary ENEGI Inc. on behalf of itself and PDI Production Inc., its partner in the Port au Port area.

Terra Nova resumes production

Production has resumed at the Terra Nova FPSO vessel after an oil spill of some three or four bbl of oil caused a 10-day suspension.

Exploration picks up in Eastern Canada"s deepwater basins

Seismic signals probe a new frontier

Vessels, Rigs, Upgrades

Husky Energy has taken delivery of two shuttle tankers that will transport oil from the White Rose field off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Vessels adapted for long-distance shipments of subsea structures

Amsterdam-based BigLift Shipping operates a fleet of 14 multi-purpose, heavy lift vessels, all suited for off-shore operations.

Vessels, rigs, upgrades

In early 2004, Husky Energy named the FPSO that will produce the White Rose field in the Jeanne d'Arc basin off the coast of Newfoundland. ...

Converted pipelayer to join deepwater fleet

Last summer, Torch Offshore commissioned Huisman Special Lifting Equipment to design and build a new J-lay pipelay system for the Midnight Express.
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