District Offshore seem to have
been about for a long time and records show that in the mid 1980s they
owned two platform ships, the Skandi Fjord and the Skandi Hav. Their
expansion seems to have been accelerated by the arrival of the MT6000 as
a ship type, and the consequent favour they have found with Shell Expro.
DOF have set up a joint venture with
Taubatkompaniet/Boa using two of the latter company's very large anchor handlers.
They also have a joint venture with Solstad which operates ships in Brazil
called Norskan. By 2009 both of these joint ventures had been discontinued.
DOF had purchased the two Boa ships and they had also
become sole owners of Norskan.
They have also set up a joint venture with
Solstad and Nortrans in Singapore to exploit Asian markets this
company is known as Nor Offshore Pte and during February 2005 it was
reported that they were to bareboat two 5500 bhp anchor-handlers being built
by Jaya Holdings of Singapore.
By 2009 DOF were continuing
to expand to the point where is has become quite
difficult to keep track of everything.
The company manages a number
of vessel for "Geo Rederie". They are not currently
Because of the difficulties
in identifying the location of DOF vessels between
Norway and Brazil, and the extraordinarily confusing
situation with newbuildings we have done our best with
DOF. It is in the main correct, but probably we won't
actually know how things are until the new ships enter
Hopefully at the time of the
2013 review the different assignments for the DOF
vessels have been sorted out, mainly due to the
initiation of DOF Subsea, with its own list of vessels
At the time of the 2014
review DOF has been divided up into three pages, the
international fleet, the DOF Subsea fleet and the DOF
Brasil fleet which used to be Norskan. The division has
been made mainly on the basis of the company
information, avoiding duplications of individual units.
At the time of the 2015
review there would appear to have been no changes to the
North Sea anchor handing and platform ship fleet. There
are four ships in the construction field on order.
Updated 30th October 2015.