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Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

December 20, 2016 8:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

IDPOA Christmas Message

Dear IDPOA members – just a message to wish you a very merry Christmas, whether you are at sea or home. The past year has been extremely tough and challenging, so here is hoping that 2016 can bring peace, prosperity…and new jobs for those who have suffered from the downturn.

Our thoughts go out to you all and to your families too. Happy Christmas one and all.


November 11, 2016 5:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Statoil Awards MSA to Global Maritime

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has been awarded a Master Services Agreement (MSA) by Norwegian operator Statoil. Services covered in the global agreement include platform technology studies; safety studies; marine verification; and warranty surveys. The MSA replaces several previous frame agreements between Statoil and Global Maritime.

David Sutton, CEO of Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, said: “This is an endorsement of the work Global Maritime has carried out for Statoil over the last few years. It is also testament to the strength of our relationship, and our focus on innovation, operational excellence and delivery.”

He continues: We look forward to continuing to leverage our global knowledge and expertise to provide Statoil with the best possible service.”


Global Maritime has a longstanding relationship with Statoil and has provided services on many of the operator’s fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) and globally. The most recent work was the successful disconnection and towing of the Njord A semi-submersible floating production platform from the Njord field to an onshore maintenance facility. Other recent projects include Marine Warranty Surveys for the Hywind Scotland and Dudgeon Wind Farms.

Global Maritime specializes in marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services in the offshore and marine sectors. Founded in 1979, headquartered in Stavanger and majority-owned by HitecVision, Global Maritime’s services span the entire offshore project lifecycle from engineering & design, construction and third party verification through to marine warranty surveying, dynamic positioning, installation, risk management and decommissioning.


September 21, 2016 5:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Many elements of the Deepwater Horizon disaster were profoundly shocking. The explosion on the oil rig and loss of 11 souls;  the fact the blowout lasted for 87 days, swathing Louisiana in 4.9 million gallons of oil; the staggering extent of BP’s corporate irresponsibility. Director Peter Berg has opted to fashion a solid, old-fashioned disaster movie out of the events of the night of April 20, 2010, and the result is nail-bitingly tense, even if it’s frustratingly superficial. Read the rest of this entry »