Focus on Offshore Oil, Gas and Renewables Operations

Focus on Offshore Oil, Gas and Renewables Operations


This month’s focus on the offshore sector includes reviews of vessels in the extraction and maintenance sectors. A new diamond mining vessel begins operations in Namibia as China places a large-capacity jackup drilling rig into service in home waters. Maintenance support newbuilds meanwhile include a Chinese platform supply vessel (PSV), a Norwegian-owned service operation vessel (SOV), and a crewboat for deployment in Taiwan.

OSVs • Exploration • Extraction • Processing • Construction • Storage • Operations • Renewables

We also have a scheduled feature on an innovative project in Australia wherein energy from ocean waves can be utilised as an alternative source of electricity for commercial use. Similar technologies are also undergoing development in other countries. However, this will be among the first applications of wave energy besides installation on seagoing vessels.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

FEATURE | New Australian project develops technology for converting wave energy into electrical energy

– “The technology produces clean, sustainable electricity without the use of any oil or other contaminants or moving parts in the water.”

COLUMN | Ocean Infinity: Waiting for Godot, for newbuildings and for published accounts? [Offshore Accounts]

– “Ocean Infinity has embarked on an ambitious public relations campaign to emphasise its claims to be transforming the entire marine industry, and a drive to collect yet more government subsidies.”

– by Hieronymus Bosch, Baird Maritime‘s anonymous insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

COLUMN | Holiday Shorts Part Two: books and music [Offshore Accounts]

– “As usual, whistle-blowers put their lives on the line to expose the truth, and as usual, they were threatened and abused, and worse.”

– by Hieronymus Bosch, Baird Maritime‘s anonymous insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global offshore industry? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and August 15), so we can add it to this current edition of Offshore Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the offshore vessel sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, designers, builders etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the offshore world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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