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ABS Announces Brazil Offshore Technology Center

ABS, one of the leading providers of classification services to the global offshore industry, has announced the establishment of the ABS Brazil Offshore Technology Center in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ).  

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Order To Equip Seven Offshore Vessels

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received orders worth approximately GBP 15 million to supply propulsion and control systems for seven offshore vessels being built in Brazil. The orders mark the continuing strength of the offshore segment in Rolls-Royce..

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Interventions via the BOP

Further developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea efforts continue to focus on progressing options to stop the flow of oil from the well through interventions via the blow out preventer..

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Nexen Buzzard Ps Deck Completed

At Heerema Hartlepool, one of the three large production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), the 6,500 tonnes Buzzard Production Sweetening (PS) deck and bridge structures of Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, left Hartlepool for its final offshore destination, the Nexen..

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Sinking of Semi-Submersible

Aban Offshore’s Aban Pearl semi-submersible drilling rig sank 13 May off the Paria Peninsula in eastern Venezuela. Aban Offshore of India says that the rig sank “following an incident…which impacted its stability.” The Aban Pearl was drilling the Dragon 6..

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CFPA Supports Renewable Industry

Handling over 150 complete wind turbines units in the last five years, operator of one of Scotland’s premier deepwater ports, Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA), has established itself as a renewable energy centre for the import, logistics and storage of..

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Update on Developments GoM Incident

BP provided an update on 18 May on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea efforts continue to focus on progressing options to stop the flow of oil from the well..

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BP: Dome Installation Starting Today

BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Work continues to attempt to bring the MC252 oil well under control, to stop the flow of oil and to..

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Sea Water Instead Of Oil

The IHC Waterhammer was developed by IHC Hydrohammer for use in deep water at depths up to 3,000 m. It is controlled by a radical hydraulic system that uses sea water instead of oil. “Over the next few decades, the..

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BP: Relief Well & Containment Canopy

BP today announced that work has begun to drill a relief well to intercept and isolate the oil well that is spilling oil in the US Gulf of Mexico. The drilling began on Sunday 2 May. The new well, in..

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Dockwise Secures USD 65 Million In Projects

Dockwise Ltd. today announces two major awards for transport and installation projects and for two routine marine infrastructure transport. Total revenues for the various commitments are expected to reach almost USD 65 million. Client, destination and other details of these..

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New Mobile Testing Discharge Treatment

Schlumberger has announced the release of its ClearPhase mobile testing discharge treatment at the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference. “ClearPhase recovers residual oil to reduce oil-in-water concentration to less than 20 ppm and helps our clients get more out of their..

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Dyneema XBO Fibre Debut At OTC 2010

DSM Dyneema is unveiling its latest development, Dyneema XBO, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston (3 – 6 May). Dyneema XBO is intended as a direct replacement for steel in lines used in deep-sea installations. Ropes made with..

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Controlled Burn Scheduled to Begin

The response to BP/Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon incident continues as responders have scheduled a controlled, on-location burn to begin at approximately 11 a.m. CDT today, a strategy designed to minimise environmental risks by removing large quantities of oil in the Gulf..

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Business Transfer

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) and Iv-Group announced an agreement for the transfer of business activities of HFG’s subsidiary HFG Engineering US (HFGE) by Iv-Group as per 1 May 2010. HFG Engineering US is an international operating company for engineering services..