oil exploration

Haifa Port – April 2022 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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Broken Up – Russian Icebreaker KIGORIAK – April 2022

The 1979 Canadian built Icebreaker KIGORIAK was spotted beached at Alang, India to be broken Up. She was built by Saint John Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company for Canadian Marine Drilling (Canmar) in 1979 as the CANMAR KIGORIAK. She was the first commercial icebreaking vessel developed to support offshore oil exploration in the Beaufort Sea. …

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Offshore News – Swire Pacific Offshore Fleet sold to Tidewater – 22.04.2022

On Friday 22nd April Tidewater Inc. announced the completion of its purchase of Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Ltd., for approximately $190 million after the sale was announced last 9th March. The deal will allow Tidewater to add SPO’s fleet of 50 OSVs to its own, creating one of the world’s largest OSV fleets. Part of …

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Offshore News – 7 Solstad Vessels Sold For Scrapping – 05.10.2021

Solstad Offshore has sold seven older vessels for green recycling in Norway (Green Yard Feda and Green Yard Kleven) as part of the company’s rescue plan, which involves a divestment of 37 ships. The seven vessels are – FAR SOVEREIGN built by Langsten Slip & Batbyggeri, Norway as yard number 122 in 1999. Homeport is …

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Offshore – Drillship TUNGSTEN EXPLORER at Malta – April 2019

One of the Ultra-Deepwater Drillships operated by the Houston-based offshore driller Vantage Drilling was the 2013 built BHS flag TUNGSTEN EXPLORER with a total length overall of 235 meters and could accommodate up to 200 people. The drillship could drill wells at depths up to 12,000 meters. During April 2019 she was spotted anchored at …

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Offshore – 2 POSH vessels in a week at Malta – May 2021.

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) is the largest Asia based international operator of offshore support vessels, and one of the top five globally with a young and diverse fleet of over 100 offshore vessels servicing multiple segments of the offshore oil and gas value chain.  POSH is headquartered in Singapore and listed on the Mainboard of the …

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Casualties – Jack Up Oil Rig NAGA 7 list and sinks – 04.05.2021

On Monday 3rd May, 2021 the 2015 Chinese built and Malaysian owned jack up oil rig NAGA 7 listed and sank off Sarawak/Brunei Waters. “The Board of Directors of Velesto Energy Berhad regrets to inform that an incident involving one of our rigs, NAGA 7, occurred at the worksite due to rapid penetration into the …

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Offshore – Vantage Drilling to manage Oil Exploration Units for Seadrill Partners – 22.03.2021

Vantage Drilling International has entered into an agreement with Seadrill Partners which will see Vantage will provide management , operating and marketing services to Seadrill Partners. The agreement relates to drill ships WEST CAPELLA and WEST POLARIS and the semi-submersible drilling rigs (ssdr) WEST LEO and WEST SIRIUS. Seadrill Partners is currently being reorganised after filing …

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Malta Shipyards – Oil Rig ATWOOD HUNTER – 04.01 – 22.01.2008

On Friday 4th January, 2008 at 1022 hrs the semi-submersible drilling rig (ssdr) ATWOOD HUNTER towed by the Chinese built offshore supply vessel ALDEN J LABORDE and assisted by 4 Tug Malta tugs entered Grand Harbour. The Deepwater Floater drilling rig was built in USA by Alabama Shipyard in 1981 as DIAMOND M HUNTER for …

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Offshore – OOC JAGUAR at Malta – 20.12.2020

One of the offshore units of Opielok Offshore Carriers (OOC) frequently using Malta is the 2011 built offshore supply ship OOC JAGUAR. She was spotted back to February 2015 using both Medserv Base at Marsaxlokk Harbour and MMH Facilities at Grand Harbour, Malta. She was built in Thailand by Italthai Marine at Samut Prakan in …

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