Offshore Support Journal
Hard landing could follow oil price decline
Hard landing could follow oil price decline
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
When someone like Helge Lund, departing CEO of Statoil, Norway’s state-owned oil company, makes a speech in which he speaks about 20,000 job losses in the next two to three years, as he did at ...
World’s largest LNG-fuelled PSV approaching completion
World’s largest LNG-fuelled PSV approaching completion
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
What will soon be the largest LNG-powered platform supply vessel (PSV) afloat is currently nearing completion at Kleven Verft in Norway. When delivered in November 2014, Rem Eir will begin a ...
Expanding South African firm targets offshore sector
Expanding South African firm targets offshore sector
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
Recent weeks have seen a number of important milestones for Nautic Africa, of which its acquisition of Veecraft Marine is one. Others included the delivery of a unique diving daughter craft, the ...
Norvestor acquires majority shareholding in PG Group
Norvestor acquires majority shareholding in PG Group
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
One of the best known suppliers of bulk-handling systems for offshore vessels is now majority owned by a fund. Norvestor VI LP, a fund advised by Norvestor Equity AS, has signed an agreement to ...
New rules and guidance issued by class and IMCA
New rules and guidance issued by class and IMCA
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
August saw class society Bureau Veritas issue a new rule note covering the classification of diving support units. Rule Note NR609 sets out requirements for vessels used for manned diving operations ...
Flexible PSV complies with SPS code
Flexible PSV complies with SPS code
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
September proved to be a busy month for Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) with the Singapore-based operator taking two deliveries from Japanese builder Japan Marine United (JMU) in the space of less than ...
Growing array of options for data and voice transmissions
Growing array of options for data and voice transmissions
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
Communications technology is becoming increasingly important as offshore teams undertake more complex projects. Oil field developments are often in ever-more remote locations in deeper waters and ...
Seasat seals Maersk offshore vessel contract
Seasat seals Maersk offshore vessel contract
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
Danish service provider Seasat has gained a contract to provide VSAT on Maersk Supply Service’s fleet of offshore support vessels. During the 36-month deal, Seasat will install and support VSAT ...
European designers deliver vessel innovations
European designers deliver vessel innovations
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
It is a vibrant time for naval architects in the offshore service industry as oil companies require vessels to be built to cope with increasingly complex projects in more remote locations and harsher ...
Liftboat concept evolves and enters new markets
Liftboat concept evolves and enters new markets
Offshore Support Journal November 2014
For some applications, liftboats are a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to conventional offshore support vessels. Unlike a conventional jack-up, they can be mobilised without requiring ...
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