TITLE

VESSELS, RIGS, UPGRADES

AUTHOR(S)
Paganie, David
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Offshore;Dec2007, Vol. 67 Issue 12, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on various developments relevant to vessels, rigs and upgrades to various offshore field development projects worldwide as of December 2007. It includes information on the contract awarded by Murphy West Africa Ltd. to Prosafe for the conversion of a tanker into a floating drilling, production, storage and offloading unit, as well as the contract awarded by Keppel AmFELS Inc. to Rowan for the construction of Super 116E-class jackup drilling rigs. It includes an analysis of various subject matter relevant to the developments, as well as their implications for offshore field development projects.
ACCESSION #
28110036

 

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