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OE 2009: Record Number of Visitors

Record numbers of visitors have been pouring through the doors at SPE Offshore Europe as the upstream industry’s flagship international event continues to reflect the sector’s vibrancy and resilience. The second and third days of the show saw key issues..

Expro Secures Contract Extension with Shell

Oilfield service company Expro today announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding covering the extension of two major contracts with Shell in Europe. The contracts, which Expro values at approximately USD 100 million, provide wireline and well test services..

Perpendicular at Open Sea

Wind turbine manufacturer Bard Engineering GmbH has developed a unique concept for the foundations of wind turbines. The mast is placed on a supporting cross piece that rests above the water surface on three main pilings. Enerpac’s Synchronous Lifting System..

Major Contract for HB Rentals

Offshore accommodation provider HB Rentals has won a deal worth more than USD 3.25 million to supply a dozen custom-build, high-specification units for global energy production and supply specialist E.ON Ruhrgas. E.ON has bought the complex of HB Rentals’ standard-setting Safe..

Successful Opening Day OE 2009

Major issues including climate and energy, breakthrough technologies and the operating model being used by the upstream industry were in the spotlight during the opening day of SPE Offshore Europe 2009, with thousands of delegates coming through the doors to..

2010 Mandatory USA Efficiency Class For AC Motors

As from 19 December 2010, It will no longer be possible to export numerous types of alternating current (AC) motors to the USA. Aproco BV, the Baldor – Reliance motor distributor in the Netherlands, has a digital White Book available,..

VetcoGray SVXT S-Series Subsea Tree Launched

Offshore Industry witnessed the launch of the new GE Oil & Gas VetcoGray S-Series SVXT subsea tree at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen. The new VetcoGray S-Series SVXT subsea tree merges horizontal and vertical tree technology, reducing weight by 20%, decreasing height, and..

First Minister to Chair Scottish Energy Advisory Board

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond announced today that the new Scottish Energy Advisory Board that he is to chair will play a vital role in shaping the future of Scotland’s energy sector. Speaking at the Offshore Europe Conference in Aberdeen,..

Oleg Strashnov Launched

On Saturday 22 August 2009 the heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov for Seaway Heavy Lifting was launched at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine facility in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. With its 5,000t crane capacity the vessel is the..

Preparations for Offshore Energy 2009

On Thursday the 8 October the second edition of the trade fair and seminar Offshore Energy will take place in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Old Navy Yard Willemsoord in Den Helder was chosen again as the location for the..

Jumbo Jubilee Sets Heavy Lift Record

On Saturday 22 August 2009, a new tandem heavy lift record was set by Jumbo Jubilee. During the crane tests of Jumbo’s latest J-class vessel at the Huisman yard in Schiedam, a ballasted pontoon was lifted out of the water..

Subsea Contract for Technip

Technip has been awarded a lump sum contract by Marathon Oil Company for the Ozona field development in the Gulf of Mexico. The project consists of the tie-in of a well in Garden Banks 515 (1,000m water depth) to the..

Cranes for Severe Arctic Conditions

Cargotec has secured an order for six of its MacGregor knuckle-jib crane units from STX Europe. The cranes are specifically designed to operate in severe climatic conditions and extreme air temperatures and will be installed on three icebreaker tugs, designed..

Multiple Industry Firsts

FMC Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Petrobras to supply a subsea separation system for the Marlim field, located in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. The contract is valued at approximately USD 90 million in revenue to FMC..

New Training and Marine Simulation Centre in Aberdeen

Kongsberg Maritime has opened a new training and marine simulation centre in Westhill, Aberdeen. The specialist centre is the largest of its type in the UK, and provides training across maritime sectors including oil and gas, subsea, marine and offshore..

New Range of Wind Turbine Installation Cranes

Huisman has expanded its heavy lifting product range with a customized range of Wind Turbine Installation Cranes. Building on the successful operation of the existing Huisman heavy lifting equipment for the installation of wind turbines and the increasing demand for customized..

3D EM Survey Offshore Greenland

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has been awarded a contract worth about USD 4 million by the Cairn Energy group through its subsidiary Capricorn and its joint venture partner Nunaoil, to perform a 3D electromagnetic (EM) survey in the Disko West..

Mighty Servant 3 Rejoins Dockwise Fleet

The fully renewed and reinstated Mighty Servant 3 has rejoined the fleet of Dockwise. The vessel has been under repair at the Grand Bahama Shipyard since January, 2008. The entire vessel has been rebuilt beginning with the steel hull. New..

Early Jacket Delivery

Heerema Vlissingen, one of the fabrication facilities of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has successfully completed the EPC contract for the construction of a jacket and piles for the fourth platform on Nexen’s Buzzard oilfield in the UK North Sea. On..

Major Offshore Float-over

Dockwise has successfully performed the USD 33 million complete transport and float-over installation of 19,000t MDPP offshore production platform for CPOC located at the JDA Block B-17, C-19 and B-17-01. Dockwise is the main contractor for CPOC, the operator. Preparation for..

Record Net Profit for Fairstar

Fairstar (FAIR) released its financial results after the close of trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange on 5 August 2009.  The company has continued to increase revenue and profitability while reducing debt. The company’s second semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Fjell..

Naming Ceremony Hos Iron Horse

On Friday, 31 July 2009 the naming and delivery of the Hos Iron Horse took place at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine built the vessel in Hardinxveld-Giessendam for Hornbeck Offshore Services. Mrs. Joan Hornbeck performed..

Ampelmann Installed on Jumbo Javelin

One of Jumbo Offshore’s heavy lift & installation vessels, the DP2-ship Jumbo Javelin, is preparing to deliver installation services for offshore wind farms. It will be able to ship and install Transition Pieces (TP’s) for wind turbines.The vessel will be..

Hong Kong Office for Belzona

Belzona, a leading company in the design and manufacture of industrial protective coatings and polymer repair composites, has opened a new corporate office in central Hong Kong. Belzona currently operates through a global distribution network of over 140 distributors in..

First Offshore Wind Turbine in German Waters

On 15 July 2009 Jack-Up Barge B.V. celebrated a major milestone in the company’s history as its newbuild  monohull Jack-Up platform JB-114 completed the installation of the first ever German offshore wind turbine on her maiden voyage. After mobilization in..

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