October 24

Boskalis Subsidiary Dockwise Transports Two New Statoil Rigs

first_imgzoom Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) was awarded several contracts in January 2014 with a combined value of approximately USD 65 million.The largest contract award was from Statoil Petroleum AS for the transportation of two very large new jack-up drilling rigs. The two Cat-J rigs will be the largest and heaviest jack-up rigs ever to be transported on a heavy marine transport vessel.The two rigs are on order with a South Korean yard and are scheduled to be transported to Norway between the second half 2016 and the second half 2017. Dockwise will deploy two of its largest Heavy Marine Transport vessels: the Blue Marlin and her sister vessel the new White Marlin, which will be put into service later this year.Statoil’s decision to award the contract was based on several criteria. One of them was indeed the ability of Dockwise to provide two large identical Heavy Marine Transport vessels within the same timeframe.Statoil will deploy the new Cat-J rigs to contribute in production drilling on Gullfaks and Oseberg. The new rigs will be able to operate at water depths from 70 to 150 meters and drill wells down to 10,000 meters. The Cat-J rigs are tailor-made for operations in harsh environment for both surface- and subsea wells.Boskalis, January 31, 2014last_img read more

October 2

Ron Rivera takes over defensive playcalling for Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera will take over defensive play calls from co-ordinator Eric Washington following the team’s four-game losing streak.The Panthers also fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura. The moves were announced after Rivera met with new owner David Tepper and general manager Marty Hurney on Monday morning.Washington will remain defensive co-ordinator but will now oversee the front seven. He was the team’s defensive line coach before being promoted to co-ordinator this past off-season.Sam Mills III will lead the defensive line and Rivera will work with Richard Rodgers in the secondary.Rivera, a former defensive co-ordinator in Chicago and San Diego, “helped out” with defensive play calls on Sunday against Tampa Bay.Rivera says, “I am doing what I feel is best for the team.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLSteve Reed, The Associated Press read more