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Reservoir Group Catapults Into Top 10

Global leading oilfield services company Reservoir Group has been ranked in the top 10 of the Sunday Times 100 buyout track. The Group, which specialises in the downhole drilling, completion and production sectors, has leapt to number 8 from its..

Next Generation ROV

Subsea technology and services firm Triton Group will deliver the first of its next generation ROVs to the offshore industry this month as it announces a further contract win for the Triton XLR in deals totaling £3.8million. Group company Perry..

Major Investment In Robot Technology

IHC Piping B.V. has announced that it has placed a major order for a flange welding system. This is a pioneering robotic production solution for welding bespoke pipe constructions for the offshore, shipbuilding and petrochemical industries.

Damen Contracts Dredger For Antwerp Super Project

Damen has received the order from SeReAnt to design and construct a special cutter suction dredger for the AMORAS project. The dredger will be a full customer special to fit exactly the intricate dredging and sludge treatment process. Design is..

Boskalis Signs Fall Pipe Vessel Contract With Keppel

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has signed a contract with Singapore based Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd for the construction and completion of a new fall pipe vessel. The vessel with an overall length of 159 m is expected to be completed..

Introducing The Gemini Combo Tool

BJ Services announced the introduction of the Gemini system, a new range of combo tools that provide calliper, metal loss and mapping information in a single tool. In response to customer demand, BJ Services’ pipeline inspection services group embarked on..

More Strength To Oil And Gas Team

Aberdeen’s leading commercial law firm, Paull & Williamsons has announced a senior appointment to its highly regarded upstream oil & gas team. Brian Hemming joins the firm as a partner following his move from Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited..

New Oil And Gas Service Provider

Over the next two years GL Noble Denton plans to hire more than 700 new technical personnel, engineers and marine operations specialists. GL Noble Denton is the newly rebranded technical service provider for the oil and gas industry with a..

New Fisheries Survey Vessel

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has taken delivery of Bell M. Shimada, the agency’s newest high-tech fisheries survey vessel. The NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada’s primary mission will be to study, monitor and collect data on a wide range..

Largest Offshore Deck Ever Built In The Netherlands

Heerema Zwijndrecht, one of the three production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), reached a milestone in the construction of the Valhall Re-Development Integrated Production & Hotel Facility deck for BP Norge.  

New Fire, Rescue & Safety Station Opens

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has opened a combined new warehouse and Fire, Rescue & Safety station in Gothenburg. Both are already operational. The station is conveniently situated only a kilometre from the port of Gothenburg and approximately ten kilometres from the..

Fire Suppression System

Mishaps in the galley can lead to devastating onboard fires. Helping owners and operators protect their crews and vessels, as well as meet updated SOLAS regulations, Sea-Fire Marine offers the Nobel K-5 Galley Wet Chemical Fire Suppression System.

New Aberdeen Offshore Support Base

Leading marine and cargo-handling operator Sea-Cargo is expanding its involvement in the offshore oil and gas industry by launching a new Aberdeen Offshore Support Base to provide oil companies and other offshore clients with a wider choice of services in..

Offshore Wind Opportunities At Humber Gateway

Local marine and renewable energy businesses are to hear first hand about the supply chain opportunities that will be available if the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm gets planning consent later this year. The Humber Gateway Awareness Event in Scunthorpe..

New Appointment

Reservoir Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Malcolm Greener as managing director of its XDT division.

2009 Worldwide Piracy Figures Surpass 400

A total of 406 incidents of piracy and armed robbery have been reported in the 2009 annual piracy report issued by the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC). The last time piracy figures exceeded 400 incidents came..

Wireless Monitoring Success

Leading international oilfield service company Expro is pleased to announce the successful first installation of its new large-bore CaTS mandrel system in phase two wells of the Ormen Lange Field development in Norway. This success marks the first introduction of..

Prysmian Develops Walney Offshore Wind Farm Power Links

Prysmian has been awarded a EUR 18 million contract by Danish Dong Energy to supply a complete 132 kV export cable system for the second phase of the Walney Offshore Wind Farm project, in the Irish Sea. This project is..

Year Of The Seafarer

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) “launched” the theme for this year’s World Maritime Day – ‘2010: Year of the Seafarer’ – at an event held at its London headquarters, co-hosted with the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and the International Transport..

New Appointment

Expro, a leading international oilfield service company, has named Sergio Zubelli as Regional Director, Latin America. In his new role, Zubelli is responsible for all aspects of the business in South and Central America. A native Brazilian, Sergio has been..

Potential Acquisition Of USA Firm

Senergy Alternative Energy, a division of diversified energy services company Senergy, is in the final stages of the potential acquisition of USA firm SGC Engineering. The acquisition would represent a significant step forward for Aberdeen-headquartered Senergy in its strategy to..

Delivering New Built Vessel

On 8 January, Lloyd Werft, Germany delivered MS ‘Combi Dock IV’ as the fourth and last newbuilt vessel for K/S Combi Lift. MS ‘Combi Dock IV’ represents the completion of the cooperation between the Danish/German joint venture Combi Lift –..

Remote Condition Monitoring

Suzlon, the third largest global wind turbine manufacturer, and Brüel & Kjær Vibro, the world’s leading independent supplier of machine condition monitoring equipment and services, announce a frame agreement for the supply of remote condition monitoring solutions for Suzlon’s range..

Cutter Suction Dredger for Nigeria

A Damen cutter suction dredger, type CSD450, is prepared for transport to Nigeria for Fiddil Nigeria Ltd. The standard dredger has been enhanced by many options to fulfil the local operational requirements. The dredger, named “Ononaku”, will work on an..

New Rules Published

The technical evolution of offshore support vessels (OSV) has initiated Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to publish new rules for ships intended for offshore support and supply, offshore towing, well stimulation, and other specialized offshore services.

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