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Like most offshore service companies, Dutch-Norwegian Oceanteam has had a hard time of it over the past few years. The slump in oil and gas prices have impacted on both the order books and earnings, forcing a far-reaching reorganisation, a drastic write-off in the value of ships and equipment and repeated refinancing. The offshore market is now showing cautious signs of recovery and Oceanteam is ready to achieve its potential. "We've nothing more to lose" says CEO Haico Halbesma at the publication of the company’s 2017 results. "The only way is up."
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On 15 February 2018, in light of the current state of the market, DOT Shipping (a joint venture between Diavaz and Oceanteam) and Pacific Radiance Ltd have mutually agreed to terminate agreements, which were entered into on 9 October 2014, for purchase and bareboat chartering of the vessel Tampamachoco 1 (T1) without further liability to Diavaz-Oceanteam.
CSV Southern Ocean secures a new contract and will start operations by mid of February 2018 for a firm period of 30 days and options to extend with 60 days. The Construction Support Vessel has been assigned to multiple smaller projects within the APAC region.
Oceanteam owns, charters and manages high quality deepwater offshore support vessels and fast support vessels. This time in the spotlights: our CSV Southern Ocean, a high-end large deepwater offshore Construction Service Vessel (CSV) that is part of the North Ocean fleet.
The CSV Southern Ocean, which has been on a long-term bare boat charter contract with Fugro since her delivery in 2010, has been redelivered to Oceanteam per 7 November 2017. Despite the redelivery, under the amended contract the vessel will remain available for jobs as and when fit to Fugro until the original end date of the contract (end 2018).
Over the years, Oceanteam has developed from a company that merely owns and charters vessels, into a multi-solutions provider for offshore oil & gas platforms and offshore renewable projects, including cable laying, transport and solutions, equipment rental and engineering. Nevertheless, our vessels remain the seaworthy foundation of our business.
Curious to know how it is on board of one of our construction support vessels? The crew of our CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101 vessel made an amazing drone video of their work.
Today, Oceanteam and its joint venture partner McDermott closed the sale of Oceanteam's remaining 25 percent stake in vessel-owning company North Ocean 105 AS.
From 1 to 4 May, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) takes place in Houston. OTC is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,300 exhibitors, and attendees representing 100 countries.
As of April third, Oceanteam will move into a new office in Amsterdam. The new office is located at Westerdoksdijk, an A-location in the city centre, close to Amsterdam Central Train Station. At the same time, Oceanteam Solutions (OTS) will move into a larger building on their own base in Velsen-Noord. Both relocations will give Oceanteam room for future growth.
At Oceanteam, we find that not everyone has a clear picture of who we are and what we do. This is quite understandable, as we have developed over the years from a company that merely owns and charters vessels, into a multi-solutions provider for offshore oil & gas platforms and offshore renewable projects, including cable laying, transport and solutions, equipment rental and engineering.
For your overview, we have managed to capture al our different products and services in one frame.
Oceanteam owns, charters and manages high quality deepwater offshore support vessels and fast support vessels. The North Ocean fleet consists of three vessels: two high-end large deepwater offshore Construction Service Vessels (CSVs) and one Lay Vessel. This time in the spotlights: our CSV Southern Ocean.
Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") announces that joint-venture partner McDermott will exercise its option to purchase Oceanteam’s 25% ownership in the vessel-owning company North Ocean 105 AS by the end of April 2017. Under McDermott’s main credit facility agreement, it has announced that it is required to do so.
Oceanteam‘s subsidiary Diavaz-Oceanteam Shipping (DOT) has come to an agreement with seller Pacific Radiance to postpone the delivery of the CSV Tampamachoco 1 (T1) for one year. Delivery is now scheduled for January 2018. The Oceanteam joint venture with Mexican-based Diavaz however holds an option to further delay the delivery for another year. Pacific Radiance will absorb the additional costs for the deferred delivery.
Last week, Fugro NV announced to no longer pursue the divestment of its subsea services business in Asia Pacific to Shelf Subsea. As a result, Fugro will retain all vessels, other equipment and personnel related to the business, including Oceanteam’s CSV Southern Ocean.
Oceanteam owns, charters and manages state-of-the-art deepwater offshore support vessels, including four Fast Support Vessels (FSV). Our FSVs are primarily intended for crew transfer, urgent resupply and the transport of response teams and equipment. All of our FSV’s are currently on long-term contracts. Our four FSV’s in a nutshell.
With an oil price that fluctuates between 40 and 50 dollars per barrel, many players in the oil and gas industry are in dire straits. Investments in new projects are postponed until further notice or even cancelled. One of the consequences is an overcapacity of vessels worldwide. In these extremely difficult market conditions Oceanteam nevertheless managed to extend two vessel contracts, albeit at significantly reduced rates.
Mathieu Feisthauer has been Oceanteam Shipping’s fleet manager since early 2015. Four questions about the main responsibilities and the biggest challenges of his job.
As of June 1, 2016, Holger Reurslag joined Oceanteam Shipping as Company Captain. With a maritime career stretching over 25 years, the new Company Captain has extensive experience in the offshore construction, drilling and production sector. Before accepting this new challenge, Reurslag worked among others for Seadrill and for an international owner and operator of FPSOs around the world.
In May, the South Sailing team, sponsored by Oceanteam, won the second place overall in the SB20 class at the North Sea Regatta. The North Sea Regatta is the biggest sailing event in Northern Europe, which attracts more than 2500 sailors. The team, composed of the talented sailors Johan Ravier, Hélène Peroche, Alexia Barrier and Sal Halbesma, is very happy with the results after an intense battle.
Oceanteam has reached an out of court settlement over an IP infringement case related to the Oceanteam ASA - North Ocean vessel series, which was filed against Sawicon AS in 2011.
Oceaneering International Inc., the charterer of CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101, has announced that a unit of BP has exercised its right, related to a Field Support Vessel Services contract between Oceaneering and BP for offshore work in Angola, to terminate its use of the chartered vessel Bourbon Oceanteam 101 at the end of May 2016. Prior to this notice, the work was scheduled to extend through the end of January 2017.
The keel has been laid for DOT Shipping's new large offshore construction support vessel that is under construction.
At Oceanteam, we demonstrate our commitment to delivering excellent service in a sustainable manner and with due consideration for everyone’s safety through ISO certification.
Building a large offshore construction support vessel for DOT Shipping is progressing as planned. The vessel, due for delivery at the end of 2016, is fully financed and has secured a long-term time charter in Mexico.
DOT Shipping successfully operates its two newly built FSVs Icacos and Cobos, and can fully focus on providing high-end vessel solutions for the Mexican market from this strategic location.
Both vessels are fully financed and have been operational in the fast-developing Mexican market since March 2015, under a seven-year time charter contract with three one-year options.