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.
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.
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.