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  • U.S. Offshore Operators Launch Effort to Boost...

    The Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA) is launching a new initiative to address problems that American vessel operators are experiencing in recruiting and training enough mariners. The changing job landscape is making it harder for vessel operators to hire and promote, insiders say - and the policies of the U.S. Coast Guard's credentialing division may not be helping. 

     

  • OKEA Drops Vette Oil Discovery Development

    Norwegian oil company OKEA, the operator of the Vette license offshore Norway said Tuesday it had decided to propose to the license partners not to develop the Vette discovery further, "due to the project’s insufficient financial robustness." The move will also affect the development of Grevling/Storskrymten discoveries.

     

  • TotalEnergies Drilling World's Deepest...

    French oil major TotalEnergies has exercised an option for Maersk Drilling's drillship Maersk Voyager to drill the ultra-deepwater Ondjaba-1 exploration well in Angola’s Block 48. 

     

  • World's First: Wärtsila, Eidesvik to Equip...

    Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik and Finland-based marine equipment manufacturer Wartsila are going to convert an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fuelled combustion engine with the required fuel supply and safety system. 

     

  • Van Oord Orders Giant WTIV for Booming Offshore...

    Responding to the increasing global demand for offshore wind farms and the growth in the size of the installations, Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has ordered a new offshore installation vessel that will be the largest of its kind. Using emerging technologies, the jack-up vessel, which is expected to enter the market in 2024, can install up to 20 MW wind turbines while operating on methanol to maintain a very low CO2 footprint.

     

  • Pioneering Spirit Gets 20,000-Tonne Floating...

    The giant offshore decommissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit has loaded a new sheerlegs system onto her back deck, giving her the capability to hoist both platform topsides and platform jackets. It will have a capacity of 20,000 tonnes, making her the world's largest floating sheerlegs by a factor of two (in addition to her other world records). 

     

  • Jones Act Hydrogen-Ready WTIV Receives AIP from...

    Designs for a next-generation wind installation vessel designed to work with the larger 15-20 MW wind turbine installations have been awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) by class society ABS. The vessel is designed to be hydrogen-ready and also uses a unique vertical load for monopiles to enhance the installation process.

     

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U.S. Offshore Operators Launch Effort to Boost Mariner Recruitment

The Offshore Marine Services Association (OMSA) is launching a new initiative to address problems that American vessel operators are experiencing in recruiting and training enough mariners. The changing job landscape is making it harder for vessel operators to hire and promote, insiders say - and the policies of the U.S. Coast Guard's credentialing division may not be helping. 

 
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OKEA Drops Vette Oil Discovery Development

Norwegian oil company OKEA, the operator of the Vette license offshore Norway said Tuesday it had decided to propose to the license partners not to develop the Vette discovery further, "due to the project’s insufficient financial robustness." The move will also affect the development of Grevling/Storskrymten discoveries.

 
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