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New India Base

One of the leading international oilfield service companies Expro, announced the official opening of its new service centre in Kakinada, India.

Initial Target Reached

One of the leading research organisations, the National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI) has achieved its initial target to recruit twenty companies to join in developing a vision for the long-term future of the subsea industry.

Links Strengthened

A number of Scottish energy companies have strengthened their links with Brazil thanks to a recent trade mission organised by energy and engineering umbrella organisation, North Scotland Industries Group (NSIG).

Demonstration Installation Capability

Jumbo Offshore has completed a short series of tests to demonstrate its installation capabilities in high tidal current velocities. Its DP2 Offshore Heavy Lift Vessels proved ideally suited for the installation of tidal generators currently being developed by different companies,..

ETSO Approved Suit And Lifejacket System

Following recent EASA (European Aviation Safety Authorities) approval of the company’s helicopter suit, Viking has become one of only a few suppliers in the world able to offer a fully ETSO-approved system comprising a transportation suit and lifejacket. All EASA..

New Premises

Van der Kloet Foto & Video Productions has moved to new premises in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. Mr Kommer Damen, Chairman of the Board of the Damen Shipyards Group, performed the inauguration of the new location. In his opening speech he..

On The Rise

This year’s edition of the On & Offshore trade fair in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, has witnessed a significant increase in visitors. The three-day event welcomed 5,029 visitors, which is an over 45% increase when compared to last year’s inaugural edition..

Duke Of Kent Visits IHC Engineering Business

HRH The Duke of Kent (c) recently visited IHC Engineering Business (EB) touring the company’s Stocksfield (Northumberland) office and meeting members of the EB team including Chairman, Dr Tony Trapp and Managing Director, Toby Bailey (l). Dave Thompson, Senior Design..

Offshore Genset Deal

DBR and MTU Detroit Diesel Benelux chose the recent On & Offshore Industry event in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, to add yet another chapter to their cooperation. Herwin Roodenburg (right) – General Manager DBR Generatorsets – announced the manufacture of an..

Scottish Offshore Achievement Award

ACE Winches, a leader in the design, manufacture and hire of hydraulic winches, marine deck machinery and provision associated personnel for the offshore oil and gas, marine and renewable energy markets, has won a coveted oil industry Oscar at the..

Calibration Facility Opened

On Wednesday 24 March 2010, the worlds largest calibration facility for oil and gas meters, Euroloop, was officially opened. The opening of NMI’s unique calibration facility has been followed around the world.

Prestigious Order Secured

Corus has secured a letter of award for a prestigious pipeline order from Total E&P UK Ltd worth nearly £200 million. The order, for the Laggan-Tormore offshore gas field development in the region West of the Shetlands, will see over..

Grampian Endurance Handed Over

Global shipping and energy services firm, The Craig Group, officially handed over its latest new-build vessel to Chevron and Britannia Operator Limited. The Grampian Endurance is the twelfth new offshore support vessel in Craig Group’s £130 million fleet investment programme.

Remote Controlled Operations

Wintershall Holding AG, held its annual press tour to European energy hot spots last week. At the tour, Wintershall shared a unique outlook at its achievements in 2009 and its strategy for 2010.

Major Newbuild Contract for Keppel Verolme

Keppel Verolme BV (Keppel Verolme) and consortium partner AREVA Energietechnik GmbH, a German subsidiary of French energy company AREVA, have secured a EUR 62 million contract from Wetfeet Offshore Windenergy GmbH (Wetfeet Offshore) to build a Mobile Offshore Application Barge..

Significant Oil Discovery

Shell reported a ‘significant’ eastern Gulf of Mexico oil discovery at the Appomattox prospect on Friday, 19 March. The field is in 7217 ft of water in Mississippi Canyon blocks 391 and 392.

New Rig Contracts

Statoil awarded a contract to Dolphin AS and a letter of intent to Seadrill for two rigs which will operate on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The Bideford Dolphin rig has won a three-year contract with start-up from 27 January,..

Workover Solutions

Leading oilfield services provider AlMansoori Petroleum Services (MPS) has signed a joint venture agreement with US-based Rodgers Technology, which will see the company’s next generation hydraulic workover “Versa-Rig” introduced to the eastern hemisphere through the newly formed AlMansoori Hydraulic Workover..

New DP2 Vessel For VolkerWessels

Last Saturday 6 March Mrs. Balkenende-Hoogendijk, wife of Dutch Prime Minister Balkenende, christened the Stemat Spirit. Built by Stemat Marine Services, it is added to the fleet to support VolkerWessels subsidiary Visser & Smit Marine Contracting (VSMC) with its cable..

Oilcareers.Com Opens US Office

The international online job board for the oil and gas industry, OilCareers has opened its first office in North America and has embarked on an international candidate attraction programme, to increase its users from the current total of 640,000.

Safety Award for Australian Operations

Leading international oilfield service company Expro has enhanced its commitment to industry-leading safety performance by winning a major award for its Australian operations. Expro was awarded the influential IFAP/CGU Safe Way Achiever Award at Gold level by demonstrating ‘best practice’..

Pioneering FPSO Moorings System

Sigma Offshore will launch a major Southern Hemisphere push of its pioneering mooring system for oil and gas production vessels at a key Australian energy event in March. The ambitious turret mooring provider and engineering consultancy recently expanded into Houston..

Renewed Viking Dredge Software

CT Systems unveils the all new Viking Dredge software. Viking Dredge is specifically designed for use on a wide range of dredging vessels, ranging from a small cutter dredger to a large seagoing hopper dredger. Viking Dredge continues on the..

Oilennium Expands To Keep Up With Demand

Oilennium Ltd, a leading provider of training programmes to the international oil and gas industry, announced that it that Samantha May has been appointed to the position of Commercial Manager.

Delivery Of New DPII DSV

Noordhoek is pleased to announce that it has officially taken delivery of the DPII DSV Noordhoek Constructor in early January, from the Niigata Yard in Japan. The vessel is currently on route to the North Sea.

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