Rigs/Vessels: North Sea & Europe

Teekay completes purchase of Knarr field FPSO

Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO) has completed the acquisition of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO serving BG’s Knarr field in the Norwegian North Sea from Teekay Corp. 

SeaZip to support Heerema in North Sea

SeaZip Offshore Service has agreed to provide its service vessel SeaZip 4 to Heerema Marine Contractors for work this summer in the North Sea.

Siem Pilot rescues more than 600 migrants

Siem Offshore's platform supply vessel Siem Pilot rescued more than 600 migrants from two wooden boats in the Mediterranean earlier this week.

Siem Spearfish steaming toward Solan field west of Shetland

Harkand is preparing to support offshore activities west of Shetland on the Premier Oil-operated Solan field development.

Statoil cancels rig contract

Statoil will cancel its contract with COSL Pioneer some 13 months before the expiry date of August 2016.

Goliat moves into final commissioning phase in Barents Sea

Final preparations are under way for start-up later this summer of the circular Goliat FPSO in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Technip fined after DSV deck death

Technip UK Ltd. has been fined £160,000 ($253,253) after admitting a breach of Regulation 5 of the UK’s Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessel (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Total amends terms for Borgsten Dolphin in North Sea

Dolphin Drilling has entered into a contract amendment with Total E&P UK for the provision of the tender support vessel Borgsten Dolphin.

Sentinel Marine christens new vessel

Sentinel Marine has christened the new vessel Cygnus Sentinel at Aberdeen Harbour as the ship began its five-year contract to serve Gaz De France in the southern sector of the UK’s continental shelf.

Gibraltar shipyard expands fabrication capability

Gibdock has opened its new “Pad 1” area to accommodate larger and more complex fabrication projects.


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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