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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Massive drugs haul off Spanish coast

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on December 24, 2009

The streets of London may have got just a little bit cleaner and safer thanks to a massive drugs haul off the coast of Northern Spain. Cocaine with a street value of £375million was seized from a large ship, a 150ft former coastguard vessel…

Schlumberger Solutions Tailored for Deepwater Subsalt Well Intervention

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 10, 2009

The challenges facing the exploration and subsequent production phase in the deepwater subsalt fields are extensive. The cost involved in deepwater E&P can get to a point where it isn´t financially atractive in terms of profit margins. One of…

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, WARREN?

Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on December 5, 2009

It’s been an ironic couple of weeks for superyachts and frankly, I don’t quite know what to make of it all. First Warren Buffett bought BNSF www.bnsf.com , then Nordhavn www.nordhavn.com finally sold it’s first 120 foot long, er, “trawler” joining…

Port Support

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on December 3, 2009

As the UK’s largest container port and one of the largest in Europe, the Port of Felixstowe is a major feature in the Suffolk town. With many local people’s livelihoods dependant on the port’s continuing commercial success, and vice versa, the…

Naval Research Sea Glider Applications

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 26, 2009

A Sea Glider unmanned underwater vehicle with an underwater microphone began patrolling the coast of Hawaii in late October and will finish up its initial mission in mid-November. By then, it will have collected half a terabyte of data. By applying…

Anadarko´s Wahoo North Well Confirms Extension of Wahoo Discovery

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 26, 2009

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced on Monday that the Wahoo #2 well (also called Wahoo North) exploration well in the Campos Basin has encountered more than 90 feet of high-quality net oil pay in the same pre-salt interval as the original Wahoo discovery.

Chasing market share will kill container lines

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 22, 2009

The term “wake-up call” is being heard more frequently from shipping executives as they contemplate GDP-sized losses this year. The problem is that it gives the impression of a gently buzzing alarm clock next to the bed. The wake-up call being…

News Moves Quickly

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on October 15, 2009

Oh the crazy world of Twitter! As soon as the hashtag #Trafigura became a trending topic on Tuesday, it disappeared within twenty four hours, having done its job like a glorious mayfly. It just goes to show how immediate our news is now. It’s…