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  • Jan De Nul orders third jack-up installation vessel

    Jan De Nul Group has commissioned COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China to build the Voltaire, its third offshore jack-up installation vessel.   The Voltaire is specifically designed to transport, lift, and install offshore wind turbines, transition pieces, and foundations. The company added that it…

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  • Norway Launches APA 2019

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has launched this year’s licensing round in mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).   In APA 2019, the predefined area has been expanded by a total of 90 blocks, of which five are in the North…

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  • CNRL agrees to buy Devon’s Canadian assets

    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNRL) will increase its crude oil production capacity by 128,300 b/d before royalties with the purchase of Devon Canada Corporation for C$3.775 billion cash.   Devon Energy Corp. announced early this year its plan to shed Canadian operations and natural gas…

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  • Latest Subsea 7 vessel designed for longer tiebacks

    Subsea 7’s latest reel-lay vessel Seven Vega has undergone a naming ceremony at Royal IHC’s shipyard.   According to Stuart Fitzgerald, executive vice president Strategy and Commercial, the vessel, due to be delivered in early 2020, “will be one of the most capable and cost-effective…

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  • Qatar Petroleum Awards North Field Contract

    On the 27th May Qatar Petroleum reported that it has awarded McDermott Middle East Inc the front end engineering design (FEED) contract for its North Field Expansion Project’s offshore pipelines and topsides facilities.   “The offshore topsides and pipelines are an important component of the…

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  • Port of Cape Town to get helicopter pilot transfer service

    Members are informed on the recent announcement by South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) that it has made the decision following a successful trial in October last year of the service to transfer pilots to/from vessels via helicopter. The helicopter service, which has been…

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