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Stena Drillship Gains Cyber Secure Notation

Jun 04, 2019

Classification society DNV GL reports it has signed a contract for the first Cyber Secure class notation with Stena Drilling. The contract covers the application of the “Basic+” notation to the drillship Stena IceMAX and includes the vessel’s dynamic positioning…

UK Awards 37 Offshore Licence Areas

Jun 04, 2019

Thirty companies have acquired acreage in the UK 31st Offshore Licensing Round, the country’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced on Tuesday.In all, 37 licence areas were awarded over 141 blocks or part-blocks to a broad spectrum of companies…

IKM Testing Wins Aker BP Contract

Jun 04, 2019

Oil company Aker BP has awarded Norwegian testing, cleaning and inspection service provider IKM Testing a frame agreement that includes most of IKM Testing’s core services. The duration of the frame agreement is six years plus an option period…

2H Offshore Opens Paris Office

Jun 04, 2019

2H Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, announced it has opened a new regional office in Paris, France, to provide a direct and higher-quality service to operators and contractors based in and around Paris and to other clients throughout Continental Europe…

Norway: Strike Negotiations Go Past Deadline

Jun 03, 2019

Norwegian oil workers and their employers have extended their pay talks past a midnight deadline in a bid to avert a strike that would reduce the country's oil and gas output, negotiators said on Tuesday.The Lederne trade union has threatened to strike at offshore fields operated by Equinor…

Prosafe and Floatel Agree to Merge

Jun 03, 2019

Prosafe and Floatel announced Monday that they have agreed to merge, creating the world’s largest offshore accommodation provider.Oslo-listed Prosafe will acquire Floatel with consideration in Prosafe shares, whereby Floatel’s principal shareholders will become large shareholders in Prosafe…

Luthi Steps Down as NOIA Head

Jun 03, 2019

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) announced that Randall Luthi will leave the organization next month, after serving as the group’s president for nearly 10 years. Luthi will return to his home state of Wyoming to serve as Chief Energy Advisor to Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon…

BP Sells Egypt Assets to Dragon Oil

Jun 03, 2019

BP said on Monday it has agreed to sell its interests in Gulf of Suez oil concessions in Egypt to Dubai-based Dragon Oil, as part of the supermajor’s plan to divest more than $10 billion in global assets over the next two years.Under the terms of the deal…

Ampelmann Scores W2W Contract in Norway

Jun 03, 2019

Dutch offshore service provider Ampelmann said it has secured a contract with DeepOcean to support the hook-up and commissioning of the Valhall Flank West (VFW) project, operated by Aker BP.An E-type system will support the Normand Jarstein…

Expro Wins HOEC Contract in India

Jun 03, 2019

UK based oilfield services company Expro said it has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract for Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd (HOEC) in Mumbai, India.The seven-year contract will include the build, maintenance and operation of a…

Eni Names Puliti Chief Upstream Officer

May 31, 2019

Alessandro Puliti has been appointed Eni’s new Chief Upstream Officer, effective September 1, 2019.Puliti will replace Antonio Vella, who will leave the company at the end of the year after a career spanning over more than 30 years.Puliti joined Eni’s Reservoir department in 1990…

Aqueos Names Legendre VP

May 31, 2019

US subsea services firm Aqueos Corporation announced  it has appointed Eric Legendre to the position of Vice President – International Business and Strategic Development, based the company's new Houston office.Legendre brings more than 18 years industry experience to the roleTed Roche…

ST Engineering Sets Up Mississippi Subsidiary

May 31, 2019

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) announced that its U.S. company Vision Technologies Systems (VT Systems) has set up a subsidiary ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore, based in Pascagoula, Miss., with share capital of US$10 (approximately S$13…

Taiwan Wind Farms Fuel PF Boom

May 31, 2019

The promise of jumbo project financings arising from Taiwan’s ambitious push to develop offshore wind farms is beginning to hold true as a flurry of loans compete for liquidity among the island’s lenders.Financings totaling at least NT$155bn (US$4…

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

May 31, 2019

Boskalis Subsea Services said it has secured several contracts in the North Sea over the last six months that are worth more than £100 million ($126 million) combined. These include the Total Tyra redevelopment project, an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) campaign for Repsol Sinopec…

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