Most watched offshore industry galleries of 2017

Happy new year dear readers! With the year 2017 now behind us, Offshore Energy Today is sharing the year’s most watched galleries published on our website. Clicking on the title of above a gallery will take you to the original article containing more details. Enjoy!

‘Pioneering Spirit’ sets world record with Brent Delta lift

Allseas-owned dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit in 2017 removed Shell’s 24,000 t Brent Delta platform topsides from the UK North Sea setting what the company claimed was the world record in lifting.

A football match on an Arctic rig

This is not the first time a football reference has been made on Offshore Energy Today. We’ve had our fair share of Zinedine Zidane photos used to illustrate the articles about a namesake Norwegian offshore oil field.

Paragon recovers drillship grounded by Hurricane Harvey

The rig, formerly known as the Noble Phoenix, broke loose of its moorings on Saturday, August 26, during Hurricane Harvey, sinking a tugboat in the process.

Gulf of Mexico platform fire

U.S. Coast Guard in January released the photos of the firefighting operations aimed at quelling a fire aboard a Gulf of Mexico rig.



Final trip for Hermod crane vessel

Heerema Marine Contractors in September shared images showing the loading of the semi-submersible crane vessel Hermod on the heavy transport vessel Dockwise Vanguard, marking the beginning of the end for the crane vessel built in 1970s.

Greenpeace confronts Statoil’s Arctic-bound rig

Greenpeace activists in February  2017, protested near a drilling rig working for Statoil in a fjord in northern Norway.

FPSO Pioneiro de Libra on its way to Brazil

Odebrecht Oil and Gas (OOG) and Teekay Offshore Partners in March hosted a departure ceremony in Singapore for the FPSO Pioneiro de Libra. If you’ve missed it, the FPSO started producing oil off Brazil in November.

Maersk Oil puts all three Culzean jackets in place

The Maersk Oil-operated high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) Culzean development in the UK sector of the North Sea in July reached a key milestone with the completion of installation of all three of the project’s jackets.

GALLERY: Semi-sub Bluewhale II on sea trials

Designed to operate in water depths of 3658 meters and drill to depths of up to 15,240 meters, the rig accommodates a dual activity drilling package.

Norway’s offshore industry through Øyvind Sætre’s lens

“Ever since I was a child, I’ve been taking pictures. I took my first picture, of my mother, when I was just two and a half years old.”

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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