Marine Engineering News


Northern Drilling Cancels Drillship Resale Contract

Oct 08, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Northern Drilling announced it has cancelled a resale contract for the 7th generation ultra deepwater drillship West Cobalt, which had been scheduled for delivery from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in 2021…

Libongos to Drill in Angola

Sep 05, 2019

Sonadrill, a 50:50 joint venture between Seadrill and an affiliate of Sonangol, has secured a nine well contract with six options, each for one well, in Angola for the Libongos drillship, Seadrill announced. The estimated total contract value…

Swiber Forms JV with Hilong Marine

Jul 31, 2019

Singapore offshore company Swiber Holdings' wholly-owned subsidiary, Swiber Offshore Construction (SOC) has entered into a shareholder's agreement with Hilong Marine Engineering (HME) to establish a joint venture company in Singapore.The shareholders…

Sonangol Drillship Delivered

Mar 27, 2019

Angola state oil company Sonangol has taken delivery of Libongos, the first of two new drillships built by Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME).The new seventh-generation drillship, christened March 21 in Busan, is capable of operating in deep…

SurfWEC to Tap Ocean Wave Power

Jan 10, 2019

New Jersey based marine engineering firm Martin & Ottaway together with industry partners, has formed a new company, SurfWEC LLC, that will develop Wave Energy Converters (WECs) using patented features that are expected to increase energy recovery…

Jan de Nul Completes Umbilical Installation Offshore Egypt

Jan 08, 2019

Marine engineering firm Jan De Nul Group Jan De Nul Group has completed the installation and burial of the two main subsea umbilicals for the exploitation of new gas fields in the West Nile Delta concessions, located in the North Alexandria region…

Petrobras Receives $149 Mln from SBM in Leniency Deal

Oct 22, 2018

Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has received an initial payment of 549 million reais ($148.92 million) from Dutch marine engineering group SBM Offshore as part of a 1.22 billion-real leniency deal, the Brazilian government said on Monday…

DEME Appoints Luc Vandenbulcke as CEO

Oct 09, 2018

Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME)'s Board of Directors announced that with effect from January 1, 2019 Luc Vandenbulcke will succeed Alain Bernard as the company’s CEO…

SBM Offshore to Pay Additional Fines to Petrobras

Sep 05, 2018

SBM Offshore has reached a settlement to pay additional leniency fines of 200 million reais ($48.27 million) to Brazil's state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazilian prosecutors said on Wednesday.As a result of a long-running corruption investigation…

Helix appoints ex-Atwood exec VP

Jan 03, 2018

US-based Helix Energy Solutions Group has appointed now former Atwood Oceanics VP Geoffrey (Geoff) Wagner as its executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Wagner spent several years in executive leadership roles with drilling services firm Atwood Oceanics…

Preparing for a new (low oil price) world

Apr 01, 2017

Melissa Sustaita provides an overview of activities slated for this year’s Offshore Technology Conference. An overview of OTC 2016’s exhibition hall. Photo from Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)…

Keppel O&M acting CEO named

Mar 20, 2017

Keppel Corp. announced that Managing Director of Keppel FELS Chris Ong will be concurrently appointed acting chief executive officer (CEO) of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), following the retirement of current Keppel O&M President Chow Yew Yuen…

Maersk names newest jackup Maersk Invincible

Oct 17, 2016

Maersk Drilling has named its fourth XL Enhanced ultra harsh environment jackup the Maersk Invincible, on 14 October at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. Maersk Invincible…

Final Cat D newbuild starts work for Statoil

Jul 29, 2016

Songa Offshore's fourth and final newbuild Cat D Rig, the semisubmersible Songa Enabler, has started drilling operations on 29 July offshore Norway for Norwegian oil giant Statoil. All four rigs are semisubmersible, sixth generation Cat…

Decommissioning concept gets research funding

Jun 06, 2016

A Northumberland-based marine engineer has outlined plans for a new submersible that could change the way oil platforms are transported back to shore for decommissioning. Joe Glass from Rothbury has joined forces with Seaways Engineering International as Managing Director (UK)…

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