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Offshore - Oil & Gas

  • U.S. Dept. of Energy Invests in Offshore Wind Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced an $18.5 million investment in an R&D consortium that will investigate technical issues related to the installation of wind turbines on the U.S. continental shelf. Industry members of the research group will contribute funding and will benefit from the study’s technological developments. In addition, $2 million will be allocated to DOE’s national laboratories to support the consortium’s activities. 

  • Equatorial Guinea, ExxonMobil announce new offshore oil find

    Officials in Equatorial Guinea say ExxonMobil has struck oil with the Avestruz-1 well drilled by the company in October. It’s now being assessed for its commercial potential.

  • Keppel Offshore & Marine secures $130m contracts

    Two units of Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) have won contracts worth a combined value of about $130 million from repeat customers for work on production units that will extract oil and gas from offshore fields.

  • Keppel Offshore & Marine secures $130m contracts

    Two units of Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) have won contracts worth a combined value of about $130 million from repeat customers for work on production units that will extract oil and gas from offshore fields.

  • Keppel Offshore & Marine secures $130m contracts

    Two units of Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) have won contracts worth a combined value of about $130 million from repeat customers for work on production units that will extract oil and gas from offshore fields.

  • Oil and gas innovators encouraged to seize funding...

    Oil & Gas UK today welcomed a new initiative to spur innovation in the UK's offshore oil and gas sector.




  • Port of New Orleans works with construction...

    Second of five heavy-lift project cargo pieces shipped to Trinidad

  • Tanker charters: Indian Ship owners to seek...

    Indian ship owners will lobby the Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation seeking relaxation in the 10-year age limit stipulated by the State-run oil refiners on hiring oil super tankers and suezmax carriers for as much as five years, in the first such long-term contract to support local carriers.

  • New test-bed for autonomous shipping opens in...

    Norway has officially opened a new autonomous shipping test-bed situated in the coastal town of Horten.

  • Top three shipbuilders expect wretched 2018

    Seul - While the global shipbuilding industry is showing signs of recovery,Korea’s three big shipbuilders are still in a rut. Next year’s sales will be lower than this year’s. Samsung Heavy Industries announced Wednesday it would increase ITS capital by issuing stock worth 1.5 trillion won ($1.37 billion) by next May

  • ABS Executive Lays out Vision for Future of...

    ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, participated in the 2017 Marintec China conference in Shanghai, China, where ABS Executive Vice President for Global Marine Dr. Kirsi Tikka chaired a panel session on the marine industry’s journey to autonomy and the collective benefits realized along the way.

Legal & Regulations

  • IMO 2020 – Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping...

    Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. The IMO 2020 sulfur cap and Ballast Water Treatment rules look set to cause massive disruption, and the continued implementation of worldwide Emission Control Areas (ECA) present fuel buyers and suppliers with new fuel choices, prices, equipment, logistical issues and quality challenges.

  • Brazil Reintroduces Strict Bill Of Lading Regulations

    For a few years it has been not a requirement in Brazil to surrender the B/L when taking delivery of cargo, but this requirement has now been reinstated and we are grateful to Brazil P&I for having provided the following advice:

  • IMO Assembly Adopts New Strategic Directions

    The IMO Assembly adopted seven new strategic directions at its 30th session at IMO Headquarters in London last week, designed to support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


  • Wan Junaidi: Let’s protect our Marine Environment with better Laws

    Your boat or ship springs a leak and oil spills into the sea. What can you do? It’s not your fault. Right?

  • BIMCO CEO Extends Contract Five Years

    BIMCO's Secretary General & CEO, Angus Frew, will extend his contract to the end of 2022. His top priority in 2018 will be environmental legislation. Over the past four years, Frew has been instrumental in modernizing BIMCO and in increasing its member-focus. 

  • U.S. Lab Suspends Testing of Ballast Water Systems

    The University of Maryland's Maritime Environment Resource Center (MERC) has decided to stop testing ballast water management systems, citing alleged flaws in testing standards. MERC will complete the testing for which it is currently contracted, but it will suspend all future testing for BWMS.


  • Middle East PSC Inspectors Given Training In...

    Inspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department have been given guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters in accordance with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards.

  • 275 professionals graduated from Dubai Trade’s...

    Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has graduated 254 professionals in the 6th batch of its Certified Trade & Logistics Professional (CTLP) programme. It has also graduated 21 professionals in the 1st batch of the Certified Customs Expert (CCE) programme. The graduation ceremony was attended by Eng Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, DP World officials, and graduates’ families.

  • BP Internship Program presented at Baku Higher...

    Representatives of BP company in Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Region (AGT) including Completion Engineering Manager AGT Ann Davies; Human Resources (HR) and Recruitment Advisor Mehriban Shikhzamanova; Completion Engineer, Central Azeri, Samir Veliyev; and HR/Recruitment Coordinator Sabina Valiyeva made a presentation of the company internship program at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). It was conducted for third, fourth and fifth-year students.

  • India establishes centre of maritime excellence

    A new Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS) is being set up by India’s Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with Siemens and the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS). CEMS will have campuses at Vishakhapatnam and Mumbai, and will provide industry-relevant skill development, equipping students with employable engineering and technical capabilities.

  • King Abdulaziz University is Ranked No. 1 in the...

    King Abdulaziz University (KAU) bears the name of the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1967 as a private institution to address the need for higher education in the Western Region. KAU is a public multi-campus university dedicated to the service of the Western Region and its people.  

Women in Maritime

  • Cayman Islands delegation attends WISTA conference

    WISTA Cayman Islands President Dorisley Jackson and board director Robynette Hera attended the annual general meeting and conference of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association in Rotterdam.

  • ADSB invests in the UAE young calibre for shaping better maritime future

    The company aims through this program to encourage the Emiratis to join the maritime and shipbuilding fields through providing appropriate training and by spreading the culture and policy of quality amongst them to ensure the delivery of valuable‭  ‬services‭.‬

  • Laura Moelker dreams to be an international champion

    Nothing can be more passionate than being passionate with the sea during early childhood‭. ‬Moelker’s partners discovered her early talent at age of five‭. ‬Later‭, ‬her skills enabled her to become one of the youngest certified sailing coaches in Dubai‭. ‬She began her training in Netherlands and China until she becomes an expert in sailing‭. ‬Marasi Yachts had‭ ‬the opportunity to join Moelker for one of her coaching sessions to the youngster members at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club‭.‬