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Supplying NURC With Gliders

After extensive technical review, Teledyne Webb Research has been awarded a contract to supply the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) in La Spezia (Italy) with Slocum Gliders. Teledyne Webb has already delivered a vehicle simulator for training purposes, and has..

Market leader in Norway

Since the Norwegian market launch of the Argus technology for online Oil in Water (OiW) monitoring in 2005, ProAnalysis has made numerous deliveries to its home market. The following StatoilHydro and ConocoPhillips operated platforms have online Oil in Water monitors..

USCG Cutter Found by ICG

Sixty-seven years after being torpedoed by a German U-boat in January 1942, the final resting place of the Treasury Class US Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton WPG-34 was finally identified in early September 2009 during an Icelandic Coast Guard operation..

The largest contract ever

Technip has been awarded by Eni Norge AS an engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract, worth approximately €200 million, for the Goliat field development. Goliat will be the first Norwegian oil producing field north of the Arctic Circle in the..

ROVs explore undeveloped uranium mine

A pair of Sub-Atlantic ROVs have been used to inspect and clear a flooded section of a huge mining facility in Saskatchewan Province, northern Canada, which is home to the largest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit in the world. Louisiana-based Offshore..

Cutting cable installation time by 50%

Subocean Group has pioneered a renewable industry milestone by becoming the first company to use a DP vessel equipped with ploughing technology to install cables in the wind farm market. The subsea construction company’s innovative approach has cut cable installation..

First ‘’Well Cast’ job completed

The well integrity services team from international oilfield service company Expro has completed the first ‘Well Cast’ job for a major customer on one of the Gulf of Mexico’s largest producing wells. With the assistance of Expro’s recently developed ViewMax..

Welcome aboard!

Yellow & Finch Publishers have appointed William van Amstel as Senior Editor. William van Amstel previously held a position with the Royal Netherlands Navy where he served as Chief Petty Officer. Welcoming his appointment, publisher and chief executive editor Dennis..

Hellespont Expands into Singapore

The Hamburg-based Hellespont group has expanded its operations by opening a new company in Singapore. Hellespont Singapore Pte Ltd is responsible for developing relationships with key offshore charterers in Singapore, sourcing crews for the Hellespont-managed PSV fleet and establishing Hellespont..

Ku-Band Coverage in the North Sea

Marlink has expanded its Ku-band coverage to the North Sea. The coverage expansion will enable Marlink to offer WaveCall to customers operating in the region. The introduction of WaveCall in the Northern Europe region will provide significant cost savings to..

New Vice President E&P Operations Worldwide

Oil and gas operator GDF Suez E&P has revealed that the general manager of the operations centre in Aberdeen will be taking over responsibility for the company’s exploration and production (E&P) operations worldwide. Rob Buchan has been promoted to vice..

Petrobras 10000 Commenced Operations

Transocean Ltd. announced that the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Petrobras 10000 has commenced operations in Angola for a subsidiary of Petrobras under a ten-year drilling contract. Transocean has an agreement with the P&M Drilling International B.V. joint venture of Petrobras and..

Aker Solutions to Supply Equipment for Noble Drillships

Aker Solutions has been selected to provide a comprehensive package of drilling equipment, including derrick and pipe-handling components, for use in upgrades planned for Noble Corporation’s three Brazil-based drillships. The contract value is approximately NOK 82 million.

Total Propulsion Package for Russian MPSV

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply an integrated total electro-propulsion package for a Russian state owned ship. The package is to be installed in a Multipurpose Salvage Vessel (MPSV) being built by Russia’s Nevsky shipbuilding and ship repair..

Kemppi Celebrates its 60th Birthday

This year, Kemppi Oy celebrates its 60th anniversary. The company has given the world many pioneering applications of welding technology. Again this year it is launching new, innovative welding solutions, and, furthermore, it has renewed its company image. The Finnish..

Shell Wins Offshore Drilling Rights Alaska

The US Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has approved, with conditions, Shell Offshore Inc.’s Exploration Plan to explore two leases in the Beaufort Sea. The two leases were obtained by Shell Offshore Inc. during Beaufort Sea oil..

Successful Jacket Load Out

ALE Heavylift has successfully performed the load-out of a 180m long jacket weighing 12,700 t at Maua Jurong Shipyard located at Río de Janeiro. For the load-out operation ALE has used 4 x 850t capacity strand hydraulic pulling units. The..

‘Greenest AHTS in the World’

The naming ceremony of the Havila Venus – the ‘greenest AHTS in the World’ – took place in in Fosnavåg, Norway on Saturday 17 October 2009. Havila Venus is a Havyard designTM, type Havyard 845. This vessel is with its..

Major Gas Discovery in Venezuela

Eni made a world class gas discovery at its Perla field, in the shallow water of the Venezuelan offshore, successfully drilling an explorative well in the Perla field, located in the Cardon IV block, in the Gulf of Venezuela. The..

Wärtsilä Opens Service Centre in Murmansk

Wärtsilä has today opened a Service Centre in Murmansk, Russia to serve the rapidly growing number of vessels in Northern waters. The Service Centre demonstrates Wärtsilä’s commitment to expand in line with the increasing marine activity in the Barents Sea..

EUR 500 Million Contract for Boskalis

Boskalis Australia, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract for the construction of a port for the Gorgon LNG project off the coast of Western Australia. The contract value is approximately EUR 500 million and was..

First Chemical Injection System with Capillary Strings

BJ Services Company has successfully installed the first InjectSafe chemical injection system with DynaCoil capillary injection strings offshore in two wells in Europe. Installation of the InjectSafe and DynaCoil systems allowed BJ to inject foaming agent directly downhole through the..

Jumbo Completes First Phase for Pluto LNG Project

Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift vessel Daniella has completed her 11th and final voyage for the Pluto LNG project in Dampier, Australia. Between October 2008 and October 2009 she transported 256 pieces of equipment for this project, including pre-assembled structures and..

Fairstar Contract Opens New Market in China

Fairstar Heavy Transport NV has entered into a contract with Zhenhua Logistics Group, an operating subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd., for the transport of two self-propelled hopper barges and one crane barge from Jeddah, Saudia Arabia to Dubai…

Energy Cranes Appoints Doug Sedge as CEO

Energy Cranes International Limited, one of the world leaders in offshore lifting and handling services which includes Sparrows Offshore, Aberdeen Hydraulics and Baricon Systems, has announced the appointment of Mr Doug Sedge as chief executive officer (CEO).  John Jordan, the..

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