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  • OSJ Industry Leaders 2018

    OSJ Industry Leaders 2018

    Profiling the most influential people in the offshore support industry in 2018, the trendsetters, deal-makers and innovators shaping the sector.

  • November 2018

    November 2018


    • North Sea recovery hampered by oversupply
    • Shale puts the breaks on offshore investments
    • Further consolidation likely in the OSV sector
    • The evolution of dynamic positioning technology and best practice
    • The latest in offshore access systems
  • Annual Review 2018

    Annual Review 2018


    • Two more Starfish AHTS join Maersk Supply Service fleet
    • Damen's FCS 7011 challenges helicopters' dominance
    • Seven Vega, Subsea 7's first pipelay vessel
    • OOS Zeelandia aims to be the world's largest semi-submersible crane
    • Stability benefits of the distinctive walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga
  • September 2018

    September 2018


    • New offshore decommissioning opportunities
    • Why are OSV owners slow to adopt LNG as a fuel?
    • Latest orders and deliveries
    • Company Profile: Siem Offshore
    • Area Report: West Africa
  • July/August 2018

    July/August 2018

    Our 20 Year Anniversary Issue


    • Looking back on 20 years in offshore support
    • Shore to ship drone delivery trial
    • The economics of reactivation
    • Oversupply of Pipelay vessels
    • Area Reports: South & Central America, India and the Caribbean
  • June 2018

    June 2018


    • Is the subsea market poised for recovery?
    • New Dynamic Position technology improves accuracy
    • Will 2018 be a landmark year for autonomous vessels?
    • Special Report: Turkish Shipbuilding
    • Wavecraft Voyage challenges helicopters for crew transfers
    • Area Reports: Caspian Sea & Australasia
  • May 2018

    May 2018


    • Digital transformation in offshore
    • Crew transfer: cranes still have an important role
    • New concepts for fast rescue and daughter crafts
    • ROVs and AI to change the face of subsea operations
    • Operator Profile: Global Marine Group
    • Area Reports: Middle East, West Africa
  • April 2018

    April 2018


    • Signs of recovery in the OSV market?
    • Have the banks given up on lending to OSV owners?
    • How technology is changing the role of the ship manager
    • IMR specialist, M2 Subsea's ambitious expansion plans
    • Difficult conditions persist for DSV owners
    • Area Report: North Sea
  • March 2018

    March 2018


    • Autonomous vessels
    • Seismic market starts to pick up, slowly
    • New vessel designs unveiled
    • OSV owners look at battery / hybrid energy systems
    • OSV Values: latest market data
    • Area Reports from the USA & Southeast Asia
  • January/February 2018

    January/February 2018


    • What now for China's OSV yards?
    • The complex tax rules governing North Sea operations
    • Growing interest in the potential for LNG fuelled OSVs
    • Swire Pacific introduce augmented reality to training
    • OSV Values: latest market data
    • Area Reports from: West Africa, Southeast Asia
  • December 2017

    December 2017


    • GulfMark and Tidewater well positioned to capitalise on growth of US offshore
    • OSV architects diversify
    • Latest developments in hybrid solutions for OSVs
    • Subsea Market Update
    • OSV Values: latest market data
    • Area Reports from: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Gulf of Mexico
  • November 2017

    November 2017


    • What caused the loss of the Maersk Searcher and the Maersk Shipper last year?
    • Supplytime 2017 "knock-for-knock"
    • Increased levels of seismic vessel tendering, signs of optimism
    • 200 more OSVs needed in Saudi Arabia?
    • New crew transfer vessel to compete with helicopters
    • Gulf Marine's GMS Evolution the first liftboat with well intervention capabilities
  • Annual Review 2017

    Annual Review 2017


    • The dual capabilities of the Pioneering Spirit
    • DEME's LNG fuelled decommissioning vessel the Orion
    • Vroon's latest additions, the VOS Start and VOS Stone
    • Tasik Subsea's Southern Star the most advanced Chinese built DSV
    • The advantages of Subse7's Subsea Arctic
    • Van Oord's Bravenes, the fist x-Bow fallpipe vessel
  • September 2017

    September 2017


    • Are there still opportunities in Mozambique?
    • Hybrid propulsion for OSVs
    • Latest developments in "walk-to-work" technology
    • Need for greater understanding of fibre rope use, reuse and retirement
    • Efficiency gains through well intervention
    • Area Report: West Africa
  • July/August 2017

    July/August 2017


    • Supplytime 2017
    • Opportunities in FLNG
    • Differing approaches and costs in OSV lay up
    • Offshore Access Systems grow in sophistication
    • Yards benefit from OSVs moving between markets
    • Latest Cablelay and Pipelay vessel news
    • IMCA's recent ROV seminar report
  • June 2017

    June 2017


    • The OSV Ghost Fleet
    • Tidewater and GulfMark file for Chapter 11 protection
    • Clarksons Platou's new offshore renewables hub
    • Brazil Report : Bram Offshore to benefit from FMM funded projects
    • Brunvoll's acquisition of Scana Propulsion
    • Turkish & Spanish yards switching to windfarm service vessels
    • Latest OSV fleet data
  • May 2017

    May 2017


    • Latest analysis of the proposed Jones Act changes
    • Are there signs of a pick up in Southeast Asia?
    • Charter rates in the Middle East down 30%
    • Wartsila's innovative new thrusters developed for Heerema
    • Autonomous OSV a step closer to reality?
    • Market trends and statistics
    • Geo and NCT Offshore collaborate on unique drillship
  • April 2017

    April 2017


    • What happens if international vessels are banned from the Gulf of Mexico
    • Norwegian Shipowners reject OMSA tax evasion claims
    • Are large monohulls the future of offshore wind installations?
    • Next generation of e-navigation systems
    • 2018 could see the first autonomous OSVs in operation
    • Market trends and statistics
    • How insurers are tackling unmanned vessels and cyber risks
  • March 2017

    March 2017


    • Former Topaz COO, Roy Donaldson on the future of the OSV industry
    • Uncertain future for the North Sea DSV market
    • Latest on the Bibby Offshore / Emas Chiyoda Subsea dispute
    • DP Training
    • Norwegian AHTS market "completely sold out" in January
    • Latest global fleet statistics and OSV values
    • Area Report : Southeast Asia
  • January/February 2017

    January/February 2017


    • Drone technology, oil spill responders expect growing role for UAVs
    • Charles Fabrikant on the need for consolidation
    • Latest satcomms developments
    • Voith's new propulsion concepts for SOVs
    • Seawell's refit
    • Latest global fleet statistics and OSV values
    • Area Reports from: North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Black Sea, Brazil, East Africa, West Africa and Southeast Asia
  • December 2016

    December 2016


    • Next generation ice-ships
    • Saipem wins Aramco offshore contract
    • What MEPC 70 will mean for OSVs
    • OSV designers turn to new markets
    • IMCA news
    • Latest global fleet statistics and OSV values
    • Area Reports from: Southeast Asia, Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, North Sea, Mediterranean and Caspian Sea
  • November 2016

    November 2016


    • Global OSV utilisation rates
    • Is consolidation in the OSV market inevitable?
    • North Sea market conditions deteriorate further
    • Subsea market conditions
    • Advances in VSAT allow realtime seismic surveys
    • PEMEX takes delivery of new accommodation vessel
    • Area Reports from: Southeast Asia, Brazil, West Africa, Middle East, North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Annual Review 2016

    Annual Review 2016

    The annual review showcases the key vessels delivered in the following sectors

    • Platform supply vessels
    • Anchor Handlers / AHTS
    • Offshore construction vessels
    • Heavy-lift vessels
    • Emergency response & rescue vessels
    • Seismic vessels
    • Cablelay vessels
    • Multipurpose vessels
    • Windfarm vessels
  • September 2016

    September 2016


    • Area Reports: West Africa, Brazil, South America, North Sea, Middle East, and Caspian
    • Magma Global enters into partnership with Maritime Developments
    • Seismic owners PGS and Polarcus optimistic about the market
    • Vroon takes delivery of anchor handlers
    • Clarkson Reearch says the biggest challenge is oversupply
  • July/August 2016

    July/August 2016


    • Area Reports: West Africa, Brazil, Australasia, North Sea, Middle East, and Caspian
    • Ice-class vessels and technology
    • Pipelay projects and equipment
    • Red Box Energy's high-spec heavy-lifters
    • Rescue craft
    • Dive support vessels
    • Offshore wind drives growth in walk-to-work market
    • Latest OSV orderbook, valuations and market data
  • June 2016

    June 2016


    • Area Reports: Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Caspian / Mediterranean, North Sea, Middle East, and Southeast Asia
    • Tank cleaning
    • Siem's latest cablelayer the Siem Aimery
    • Spanish and Turkish shipbuilding
    • Hornbeck to use GE's revamped SeaStream DP
    • Is scrapping the solution to oversupply? see Page 24
    • ENI's $20 million African investment
    • Latest OSV orderbook, valuations and market data
  • May 2016

    May 2016


    • Area Reports: Southeast Asia, Caspian / Mediterranean, North Sea, Brazil, Middle East, Gulf of Mexico and West Africa
    • Waterjet Propulsion
    • Crewboats
    • The X-Wave active heave compensation system
    • Marsafe's MKII Magnum 750 rescue boat
    • Use of permanent magnet motors
    • Latest DP developments from Veripos and Kongsberg
    • Latest OSV orderbook and market data
  • April 2016

    April 2016


    • Area Reports: Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, Australasia, Brazil, Middle East, Southeast Asia and West Africa
    • Subsea
    • Dynamic Positioning and new bridge systems
    • Next generation cranes
    • Dive support vessels
    • Italian shipbuilding
    • Contractor Profile: Boskalis
    • Latest OSV orderbook and market data
  • March 2016

    March 2016


    • Area Reports: Middle East, North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Southeast Asia
    • Cyber Security
    • Standby vessels / ERRVs
    • Decommissioning boom begins
    • Dive in charter rates worries Middle East operators
    • New access system in the "walk to work" market
    • Latest OSV orderbook
  • January/February 2016

    January/February 2016


    • Area Reports: North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Middle East, West Africa and Southeast Asia
    • Oil spill response technology
    • Accommodation vessels
    • DNV GL guidelines on offshore access systems
    • The case for third party ship management
    • How CBM can reduce repair costs
    • Latest fleet statistics