Offshore support vessel focus

Old fashioned skills needed : a lack of consistency in newly trained mariners and the need to return to 'old fashioned skills' are factors leading some offshore support companies to think again, writes Stevie Knight -- More than intervention for the UT777 : although Island Offshore wants to keep the UT777 design's competitive advantage' under wraps for as long as possible, Yrjar Garshol of Rolls-Royce gives Stevie Knight a sneak preview -- Hybrids--an answer to inefficiency : true hybrid solutions could, with the right push, go much further than their diesel electric forebears in answering some of the inefficiencies which lie at the heart of offshore support operations -- Steadily northward : "We've seen oil and gas industry extending its reach steadily north in recent years," says Ove Wilhelmsen of Wartsila, drawing with it a gradual change in support craft design -- Different work patterns for Arctic OSVs : the Arctic holds huge potential for the oil & gas industry although it looks like modifications will be necessary for hardware, processes and crew work patterns -- LNG bunkering for US coming soon -- North Sea toolbox.


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  • Accession Number: 01534137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2014 12:34PM