Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seismic Vessel Tech News

Rig Moves: Mobilized for Performance

The operation of an oil field involves moving rigs or jackups in a maneuver referred to as a rig move. These complex operations require experience and the coordination of all stakeholders. Explanation by Pål-André Malø, superintendent for new construction, and former AHTS captain (Anchor Handling Tugs Supply) with Bourbon Offshore Norway. "Generally speaking, this operation mobilizes between 3 and 4 vessels tasked with pulling the anchors of the rig to position it. Most of the time, there are 8 anchors - sometimes 10 or 12 - weighing 6 to 20 tons each," Pål-Andr&ea

VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 98 metres and a beam of 21.5 metres, and features a 150 tone active heave compensated offshore crane

Vard Wins Farstad's OSCV Contract

  Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) has secured a contract for the design and construction of one Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (“OSCV”) for Farstad Shipping (“Farstad”). The vessel will be of VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 98 meters and a beam of 21.5 meters, and has been developed especially for subsea and IMR operations. It is arranged for two ROVs (Remote Operating Vehicles) and features a 150 ton active heave compensated offshore crane. The vessel was designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway, in close cooperation with Farstad

Nordic Bahari

Nordic Maritime Bags Seismic Survey Contract

  Nordic Maritime Pte. Ltd., has been awarded the contract to provide 2D seismic survey work in Indonesia by MultiClient Geophysical (Pte) Ltd. (“MCG”). This survey is expected to commence in December 2014 and will take approximately 60 days to complete. The vessel to undertake this contract will be the S/V Nordic Bahari and the survey will consist of two parts: a regional long offset program of minimum 1753km offshore Lombok and smaller program of minimum 1014km offshore East Sulawesi. Nordic Maritime’s Executive Director, Kjell Gauk 2014 for our vessel, S/VNordic

Photo: OSIL

Mooring-free Buoy Launched

Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) have teamed up with U.K.-based ASV Ltd. to offer a low-cost, mobile alternative to a permanent moored buoy system for all monitoring applications, but particularly targeted at oil, gas, dredging activities and environmental monitoring.   OSIL is a manufacturer of data buoy systems for all applications and locations, including dredge monitoring projects and environmental management schemes.  ASV designs, builds and operates unmanned marine vehicle systems for commercial, government and military customers.  Together the companies are offering

Allseas Group, owners of the world’s largest construction vessel Pieter Schelte have commissioned Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 acoustic positioning technology (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Chosen for Pieter Schelte

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system has been selected by the Swiss-based Allseas Group for the world’s largest pipelay and platform installation/decommissioning vessel, Pieter Schelte.   Built by Daewoo Heavy Industries in South Korea, at 382 meters long and 124 meters wide, Pieter Schelte is almost as long as the Empire State Building and as wide as London’s Big Ben is tall. When complete early next year, the vessel will be able to lift loads of 48,000 metric tons and has sufficient deck space to deliver or remove a complete topside

HMS Södermanland (Photo: Försvarsmakten)

Saab to Overhaul Swedish Navy Submarine

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to overhaul the Swedish Navy submarine HMS Södermanland. The order, valued at SEK121 million, is part of the letter of intent announced on June 9, 2014 regarding Swedish armed forces’ underwater capabilities.   According to a statement from Saab, the overhaul includes the necessary measures to ensure the submarine's operational availability. One provision of the contract is to define future needs for maintenance, which could result in additional work being contracted separately during the period. This

Photo: BAE Systems

BAE Systems to Upgrade UK Navy Torpedoes

BAE Systems has been awarded a £270 million contract from the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy’s submarines. Following the completion of the design phase, existing torpedoes will be upgraded by BAE Systems at its Broad Oak facility in Portsmouth to the new design with initial deliveries in 2020 continuing until 2024.  The contract secures 100 skilled engineering jobs for BAE Systems’ Maritime Services business at Broad Oak, and sustains hundreds more across the supply chain. Forty new skilled engineering

Photo: Nordic Maritime

Nordic Prince On-hire in Israel for Noble Energy

Nordic Maritime’s MKIII subsea service vessel, Mokul Nordic, has been renamed Nordic Prince and has started a long term charter for Noble Energy after arriving in Haifa, Israel.   Nordic Maritime was awarded a five-year charter for the DP2 IMR Subsea vessel from Noble Energy in October.     “We are glad to announce that our vessel Nordic Prince had arrived at Haifa Port and on-hire for the highly reputable international oil company, Noble Energy,” said Kjell Gauksheim, Executive Director of Nordic Maritime. “This marks a good start to what we believe will be

Vard Wins Farstad's OSCV Contract

  Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) has secured a contract for the design and construction of one Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (“OSCV”) for Farstad Shipping (“Farstad”). The vessel will be of VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 98 meters and a beam of 21.5 meters, and has been developed especially for subsea and IMR operations. It is arranged for two ROVs (Remote Operating Vehicles) and features a 150 ton active heave compensated offshore crane. The vessel was designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway, in close cooperation with Farstad

Nordic Maritime Bags Seismic Survey Contract

  Nordic Maritime Pte. Ltd., has been awarded the contract to provide 2D seismic survey work in Indonesia by MultiClient Geophysical (Pte) Ltd. (“MCG”). This survey is expected to commence in December 2014 and will take approximately 60 days to complete. The vessel to undertake this contract will be the S/V Nordic Bahari and the survey will consist of two parts: a regional long offset program of minimum 1753km offshore Lombok and smaller program of minimum 1014km offshore East Sulawesi. Nordic Maritime’s Executive Director, Kjell Gauk 2014 for our vessel, S/VNordic

Mooring-free Buoy Launched

Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) have teamed up with U.K.-based ASV Ltd. to offer a low-cost, mobile alternative to a permanent moored buoy system for all monitoring applications, but particularly targeted at oil, gas, dredging activities and environmental monitoring.   OSIL is a manufacturer of data buoy systems for all applications and locations, including dredge monitoring projects and environmental management schemes.  ASV designs, builds and operates unmanned marine vehicle systems for commercial, government and military customers.  Together the companies are offering

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Chosen for Pieter Schelte

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system has been selected by the Swiss-based Allseas Group for the world’s largest pipelay and platform installation/decommissioning vessel, Pieter Schelte.   Built by Daewoo Heavy Industries in South Korea, at 382 meters long and 124 meters wide, Pieter Schelte is almost as long as the Empire State Building and as wide as London’s Big Ben is tall. When complete early next year, the vessel will be able to lift loads of 48,000 metric tons and has sufficient deck space to deliver or remove a complete topside

Saab to Overhaul Swedish Navy Submarine

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to overhaul the Swedish Navy submarine HMS Södermanland. The order, valued at SEK121 million, is part of the letter of intent announced on June 9, 2014 regarding Swedish armed forces’ underwater capabilities.   According to a statement from Saab, the overhaul includes the necessary measures to ensure the submarine's operational availability. One provision of the contract is to define future needs for maintenance, which could result in additional work being contracted separately during the period. This

BAE Systems to Upgrade UK Navy Torpedoes

BAE Systems has been awarded a £270 million contract from the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy’s submarines. Following the completion of the design phase, existing torpedoes will be upgraded by BAE Systems at its Broad Oak facility in Portsmouth to the new design with initial deliveries in 2020 continuing until 2024.  The contract secures 100 skilled engineering jobs for BAE Systems’ Maritime Services business at Broad Oak, and sustains hundreds more across the supply chain. Forty new skilled engineering

Nordic Prince On-hire in Israel for Noble Energy

Nordic Maritime’s MKIII subsea service vessel, Mokul Nordic, has been renamed Nordic Prince and has started a long term charter for Noble Energy after arriving in Haifa, Israel.   Nordic Maritime was awarded a five-year charter for the DP2 IMR Subsea vessel from Noble Energy in October.     “We are glad to announce that our vessel Nordic Prince had arrived at Haifa Port and on-hire for the highly reputable international oil company, Noble Energy,” said Kjell Gauksheim, Executive Director of Nordic Maritime. “This marks a good start to what we believe will be

MKIII subsea service vessel Mokul Nordic has been renamed Nordic Prince

Nordic Prince Chartered by Noble Energy

  Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced its MKIII subsea service vessel Mokul Nordic has been renamed Nordic Prince and has started a long term charter for Noble Energy after arriving in Haifa, Israel. Nordic Maritime was awarded a five year charter for the DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, from Noble Energy, the international oil services group, in October.  “We are glad to announce that our vessel, Nordic Prince had arrived at Haifa Port and on-hire for the highly reputable international oil company, Noble Energy. This marks a good start to what we

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