Today, RIDE Festival has announced the lineup for their eighth annual event in 2019, which also marks its first year expanding to three days. Slated to go down on July 12th, 13th, and 14th at Telluride, CO’s Town Park, this year will see RIDE Festival welcome Athens, GA rockers and Telluride favorites Widespread Panic as their headliner for the first two nights, plus an additional headlining performance from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Friday night’s Widespread Panic show marks this year’s newest addition to the festival, held on the Fred Shellman Memorial stage.RIDE Festival 2019 will also feature appearances by Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Rose Hill Drive, Black Pistol Fire, BIG Something, The Temperance Movement, Dorothy, The Shelters, Los Colognes, Pony Bradshaw, Thunderpussy, The Commonheart, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, and The Yawpers.After the festival ends each evening, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a plethora of NightRIDE programming featuring special musical events held at Telluride’s favorite venues and bars throughout the downtown area.Ticket holders will have the option to rent a traditional mountain lodge, condo, or townhome during their visit, or stay in one of the scenic camping spots located adjacent to the festival grounds. Limited lodging is available for the annual event, so fans are encouraged to secure accommodations early.You can purchase tickets for the eighth annual RIDE Festival here, and learn more information about the festival on its website.
Offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling and Semco Maritime have signed a contract for preparation and modification of Deepsea Stavanger rig prior to its start of a nine-month drilling campaign for Total in the harsh waters outside South Africa.Deepsea Stavanger rigBack in July 2019, Total signed a firm contract with Odfjell Drilling to use the 6th generation semi-submersible Deepsea Stavanger for drilling offshore South Africa. The drilling program is expected to last between 180-280 days and mobilization to South Africa is expected to start in the first quarter of 2020.In the first quarter of 2020, the semi-submersible rig will complete a high docking (with thrusters on) in Semco Maritime’s rig yard at Hanøytangen, Bergen, Semco Maritime informed on Wednesday.“The high docking enables for a minimized diving operation during antifouling of the hull and optimization of the time spent on seawater valve change,” said Managing Director of Semco Maritime Norway, Lars Jønholt Halvorsen.The method furthermore enables for other measures to optimize the hydrodynamics of the hull as the transit and planned drilling operation would benefit from this modification. These measures will reduce the carbon footprint of the rig when in operation, Semco said.“During the risk-out phase, we have enjoyed excellent cooperation with the Odfjell Drilling team with a shared focus on how to perform a high docking on one of the largest floating drilling units in the world,” said Lars Jønholt Halvorsen.Deepsea Stavanger is custom-built for operations in harsh environment areas. The heavy double-derrick unit was built in 2010 and designed for operations at water depths of up to 3,000 meters. The scope of the project includes upgrading the rig’s hull and mooring system as well as the installation of purpose-built equipment for operations in the tough environment off the South African coast.Semco Maritime expects to employ 100-200 people on the project at Hanøytangen where the facilities include dry-dock of 125×125 meters, accommodation with single beds for 365 workers, several quays with the depth ranging from 17-90 meters at the quayside and people in-house and support from suppliers with track record on rig upgrade projects.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.