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Damen completes antiroll retrofits on GulfMark PSVs

Shipdock Amsterdam has completed the retrofit of two antiroll tanks onto GulfMark UK’s Highland Defender and Highland Guardian platform supply vessels. The work was carried out within one location as a complete turnkey package by two Damen Shipyards subsidiaries. 

Harkand secures Apache North Sea master service agreement

Harkand has received a contract to support Apache with inspection, repair, and maintenance work (IRM), as well as light construction across its assets in the North Sea.


Next-generation stimulation vessels meet today's performance demands

Today's preferred method of offshore vessel-based stimulation involves multi-zone treatments of horizontal wells -- a technology first perfected in the North Sea. A vessel operating in the modern market must perform large-volume, low-rate matrix acid treatments, high-rate Paccaloni-style matrix acid treatments, acid fracturing, and high-concentration proppant fracturing. Furthermore, a vessel must be able to perform treatments at a rate of at least 60 bbl/min.

First modular drilling rig designed for North Sea P&A operations

Archer's modular rig is designed for swift assembly on most offshore platforms, typically over a period of up to three weeks, using the platform's cranes. Once assembled, the rig can undertake most standard tasks ranging from top hole to cased hole drilling, managed pressure drilling, through tubing rotary drilling, coiled tubing/e-line/slickline intervention, and P&A workover. However, it is lighter and more compact than existing modular or platform rig options, according to the company, and therefore easier to accommodate on the space-constrained decks of most of the older North Sea installations.

GSP takes delivery of Magellan jackup

GSP has expanded its drilling fleet to eight rigs by acquiring the jackup GSP Magellan (ex-GSF Magellan).

ExxonMobil gearing up to commence Arctic drilling

Exxon Mobil Corp. is slated to commence drilling an Arctic well this week.

PSA gives go-ahead for wells on Ekofisk, Ormen Lange offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has authorized drilling campaigns on two of the country’s major producing offshore fields.

Deltamarin participates in design of first LNG-powered icebreaker

Deltamarin Ltd has been awarded a contract by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. for the entire machinery and technical spaces outfitting production design of the very first LNG-powered icebreaker.

Wärtsilä awarded second vessel design contract for arctic operations

Wärtsilä has signed a second design contract for a new series of arctic platform supply vessels. This latest order is for a multi-purpose platform supply vessel (MPSV) being built by Tersan Shipyard, Turkey, on behalf of US-based Tidewater Inc.

Keppel FELS completes Ivar Aasen jackup

Keppel FELS has delivered the newbuild jackup XLE-2 to Maersk Drilling, seven days ahead of schedule. 


Advanced AUV Upgrades for Pipeline Inspection and GeoHazard Surveys

Pipeline inspection surveys with an ROV have historically been lengthy and costly. Forthis webcast, C & C Technologies will demonstrate how its...

Accelerate Exploration Data Access With Flash Storage

This webinar, sponsored by HGST, will explore the interfaces, server appliances, integration and configuration of flash storage, consider the advan...
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Trends in Real-Time Operations: Best Practices for Asset Integrity and Secure Information Management

This webcast, presented by Thinklogical, examines best practices for the design of the underlying system to securely control, manage and distribute...
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Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...