Havila Jupiter has been awarded the “Spot Vessel of the Year” award from Equinor.
Havila Jupiter has been awarded the “Spot Vessel of the Year” award from Equinor. Morten Sundt, head of maritime operations at Equinor, said that they have many good vessels at work, and that through these awards they wanted to highlight vessels that deliver extra well.
Equinor’s strategy is “Always safe, High value and Low carbon”, and this reflects the awards they hand out, and for Havila Jupiter one comes under “Always safe”.
The award states that “Crews and vessels are distinguished through safe work, good deliveries and good cooperation with vessels / charterers / shipping companies.”
This is about interaction between vessels, nest teams and charterers where there is a good ceiling height, open dialogue and a nest team that is involved in the operations in a good way.
CREW AS A QUALITY FACTOR
Havila Shipping’s CEO, Njål Sævik, says that it is of course great to receive such an award.
And it is especially nice that one here brings out the quality of the effort from our crew both at sea and on land. It is not enough just with good vessels, we must deliver good services to the operators. The crew on board is a quality factor, and it is nice to see that the Havila standard is noticed and appreciated by a major player such as Equinor.
Havila Jupiter is a 92 meter long anchor handler, designed by Havyard and built by Havyard Leirvik in 2010. Sævik tells Havila Jupiter has built up a good reputation in the market as a skilled anchor handler with crews who are skilled at interaction, just like the award from Equinor says.
Remøy Shipping has its own fleet, which consists of a navy vessel Magnus Lagabøte and three PSVs.
The Magnus Lagabøte is a Coast Guard vessel with a mixed Civilian and Navy crew.
Equinor spread the goodies:
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Looks like they have finally figured out where the oil migrated to from all those promising structures found by seismic surveys:
Greenpeace is on their way.
Oil workers strike in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea ended by the Government:
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The Government’s reason to step in:
An escalation of the strike had already been announced on Wednesday night, in addition to another escalation on Saturday. With Saturday’s escalation, more than half of Norway’s daily gas exports would fall away.
It is unjustifiable to let gas production stop to such an extent that this strike in the next few days is estimated to lead to. Production figures fall dramatically, and this is very critical in a situation where the EU and the UK are completely dependent on energy cooperation with Norway, says Persen.
What could the workers possible strike about, being the best paid oil workers with the best conditions and safety record in the world?
The oil strike is not about kroner and øre (money), but about some lines of text and a fight about union members.
The union with the semi-proletarian name “The Leders” began to take its members out in strike. These are offshore workers who mostly work from control rooms on Norwegian platforms. They are not many, but crucial for the operation of the platforms.
When they strike, everything stops. By Saturday, The Leaders’ plan was to have 382 members on strike, which would stop more than half of Norwegian gas exports.
Yes I know; a strike in the GoM would be unthinkable.
Dräger Marine & Offshore adjusting to changing times offshore in the North Sea:
DEEP ENERGY during sunrise doing pipelay at Breidablikk field in Norway, close to Grane platform. As seen from DEEPSEA ABERDEEN during tophole campaign for Equinor.
Photo: Hallgeir Kråkenes ©
Deepsea Stavanger get in the news a lot these days:
The rig Deepsea Stavanger has anchored outside Brandal on Monday. The huge construction will be lying down until Wednesday, and will then move on to Haltenbanken.
PHOTO: BRITT BRANDAL.
Operations manager for the rigs in Odfjell Drilling, Lars Morten Tveit, says that the reason for the location of the rig is quiet working conditions.
The rig will be lying sheltered from the weather for a short period. Some planned work must be carried out, where it is mainly heavy lifting that you must concentrate on. Shallow waters, such as in the Sulafjorden, are optimal for such work, Tveit tells Vikebladet Vestposten.
Exploration drilling on Haltenbanken
The planned maintenance will be carried out before the rig goes back into operation, on the Uer well on Haltenbanken.
It was a good fit to park the rig in the Sulafjorden, as we were able to carry out the work in a safe manner. On Wednesday, it will continue towards Haltenbanken, where it will go on exploratory drilling for Equinor.
The rig was built at the DSME shipyard in South Korea, and delivered to Odfjell Drilling in 2010. The rig can now go all the way down to 3,000 metres.
Riggkjempe ankra opp ved Brandal - smp.no
PS> I don’t think it is actually “anchored”, more likely just sitting on DP.
Now Reach Subsea and Havila Subsea will probably be accused of getting rich on other people’s misfortune:
Equinor is all in for Europe:
Other companies operating on the Norwegian shelf is also actively increasing production from their existing and new fields.
Supply of Norwegian natural gas by pipelines to UK and Continental Europe is vital since no Russian gas is available.
LNG from US suppliers are expensive:
It takes time to plan, build and install large structures in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry
This new FPSO for the Penguins Field in the North Sea started planning in 2018 and has not even got to the field yet:
It still have to be transported from China to the UK, towed to and installed in the field.
Then begins the work of connecting the risers and commissioning before “first oil” sometime in 2023, or early 2024(??)
And this isn’t even a new field but a redevelopment due to decommissioning of the Brent C Platform.