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First Contract With Chevron

RBG, the leading provider of fabric maintenance and construction support to the global energy industry, will deliver its innovative electrical rope access services as part of a new three-year contract with Chevron North Sea.

Top Kill Continues

BP PLC said its ‘top kill’ operation to stop the flow of oil and gas from the Macondo well on Mississippi Canyon Block 252 in the GoM was going as planned, and a company spokesman said late 27 May that it..

Initial Perspectives of Deepwater Horizon Investigation

BP announced that its internal investigation team began sharing initial perspectives of its review of the causes of the tragic Deepwater Horizon fire and oil spill. The investigation is a fact-finding effort that has not reached final conclusions, but has..

USD 500 Million For Independent Research

 BP announced a commitment of up to USD 500 million to an open research program studying the impact of the Deepwater Horizon incident, and its associated response, on the marine and shoreline environment of the Gulf of Mexico.

Invaluable Contribution

Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), market leader in the invention, development, manufacture and safe operation of the industry’s most advanced marine access systems, has been commended by Shell ONEgas for its increased efforts during the recent aviation shut down.

Update on GoM Oil Spill

BP provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea efforts continue to focus on progressing options to stop the flow of oil from the well through interventions via..

New Office in Norway

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 formally created a new company in Norway.

Deploying Top Kill Gear

BP could deploy equipment Sunday or early next week in order to start the procedure known as a “top kill” to stem the flow of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. The procedure involves shooting heavy drilling fluids into..

Major Oil And Gas Event to be Held in Invergordon

Key figures from the UK’s oil sector will converge on Invergordon next month to discuss ways to strengthen the industry’s links between Aberdeen and the Highlands. The two-day networking and awareness event – the first of its kind – has..

ABS Announces Brazil Offshore Technology Center

ABS, one of the leading providers of classification services to the global offshore industry, has announced the establishment of the ABS Brazil Offshore Technology Center in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ).  

Order To Equip Seven Offshore Vessels

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received orders worth approximately GBP 15 million to supply propulsion and control systems for seven offshore vessels being built in Brazil. The orders mark the continuing strength of the offshore segment in Rolls-Royce..

Interventions via the BOP

Further developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea efforts continue to focus on progressing options to stop the flow of oil from the well through interventions via the blow out preventer..

Nexen Buzzard Ps Deck Completed

At Heerema Hartlepool, one of the three large production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), the 6,500 tonnes Buzzard Production Sweetening (PS) deck and bridge structures of Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, left Hartlepool for its final offshore destination, the Nexen..

Sinking of Semi-Submersible

Aban Offshore’s Aban Pearl semi-submersible drilling rig sank 13 May off the Paria Peninsula in eastern Venezuela. Aban Offshore of India says that the rig sank “following an incident…which impacted its stability.” The Aban Pearl was drilling the Dragon 6..

CFPA Supports Renewable Industry

Handling over 150 complete wind turbines units in the last five years, operator of one of Scotland’s premier deepwater ports, Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA), has established itself as a renewable energy centre for the import, logistics and storage of..

Update on Developments GoM Incident

BP provided an update on 18 May on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Subsea efforts continue to focus on progressing options to stop the flow of oil from the well..

BP: Dome Installation Starting Today

BP today provided an update on developments in the response to the MC252 oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Work continues to attempt to bring the MC252 oil well under control, to stop the flow of oil and to..

Sea Water Instead Of Oil

The IHC Waterhammer was developed by IHC Hydrohammer for use in deep water at depths up to 3,000 m. It is controlled by a radical hydraulic system that uses sea water instead of oil. “Over the next few decades, the..

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..