Rigs/Vessels: North Sea & Europe

PSA grants extension for Goliat accommodation vessel

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned extended use of the Floatel Superior on the Goliat field development in the Barents Sea until Nov. 30.

EMGS offers vessel update, restructuring details

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has provided an update on its vessel activity and utilization following the close of 3Q 2015.

Songa rig to be temporarily sidelined from Norway contract

Statoil will suspend its contract with the semisubmersible Songa Trym after the rig has completed its current well on the Tarvos prospect in the North Sea.

Saipem drillship sails into Genoa for refit

The deepwater drillship Saipem 10000 is in Genoa to undergo refurbishment at the San Giorgio del Porto shipyard.

Maersk Resilient to drill in Danish North Sea

Maersk Drilling has won a $110-million contract from Maersk Oil for the jackup rig Maersk Resilient. 

Ithaca revises terms for North Sea Stella floater delivery

Ithaca Energy Inc. says the partners in the Greater Stella Area development in the UK central North Sea have entered into an agreement with Petrofac.

Ceona to sell Ceona Amazon, redundancies to follow

Multiple holdings within Ceona are insolvent in their debts under UK law and have gone into administration, the company confirmed via email to Offshore.

Modec enters North Sea with FSO contract

MODEC has signed a contract with Maersk Oil North Sea. to supply an FSO for the Culzean development project in the North Sea.

Keppel dispatches supply boats to Lukoil Caspian fields

Three new offshore supply vessels should be on their way from two yards in the Far East to the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Concordia Maritime renews contract for P-MAX vessels

Concordia Maritime has renewed a contract with an international oil and gas company for 12 months for two vessels.


Exploring Shell’s FLNG technological advances and opportunities

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Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

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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...
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