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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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Update Deepwater Horizon Incident

Unified Command continues with a comprehensive oil well intervention and spill response plan following the 22 April sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig 130 miles southeast of New Orleans.  More than 1,000 personnel are involved in the response..

Oil Spill Response

BP, as lease operator of Mississippi Canyon Block 252 (MC252), continues to forge ahead with a comprehensive oil well intervention and spill response plan following the 22 April sinking of the Transocean Deepwater Horizon drilling rig 130 miles south-east of New..

Queen’s Award

Sparrows, the Aberdeen-based lifting, handling and fluid power specialist, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade). The citation congratulates the company on ‘more than trebling exports to £78 million over six years, an outstanding achievement’.

Marine Alternatives

Expert in marine personnel transfer Reflex Marine has experienced a significant upturn in activity following the grounding of several helicopter flights to North Sea oil and gas platforms in the wake of the Iceland volcano.

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..

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