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Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

ROVs: going for growth

Barely recognizable from the Gulf of Mexico saturation diving company that emerged from a three-way merger back in 1969, Oceaneering…
Published in OE: 2012 / March
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

Heading for the deeps

Saipem's new pipelay giant Castorone, currently under construction at Keppel shipyard in Singapore, will replace the veteran Castoro Sei as the contractor's flagship…
Published in OE: 2012 / March
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

Asian players land bigger fish

The mix of orders for all categories of drillings rigs continues, with Asia Pacific and Middle East shipyards and their…
Published in OE: 2012 / March
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

Coatings cut to a new cloth

Whether it's providing protection for kit in HP/HT environments, keeping corrosion at bay or defending vessels against fouling or iceberg…
Published in OE: 2012 / March
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

Passive seismic eyes active role offshore

Andrew McBarnet speculates whether evolving microseismic monitoring technology being harnessed for the US onshore shale gas revolution could end up offshore. The…
Published in OE: 2012 / February
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

Pazflor in perspective

The complexity and sheer scale of Total's Pazflor project in block 17 offshore Angola – the field covers 600km2, six…
Published in OE: 2012 / February
Thursday, 01 December 2011 16:42

Rig building writ large

Despite a brief interruption post-Macondo, the rig newbuilding boom that started in 2005 is gathering momentum. Jennifer Pallanich talks to IHS about…
Published in OE: 2011 / December
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 12:58

BP drilling again

BP has received approval from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a supplemental exploration plan in the deepwater…
Published in OE: 2011 / November
Saturday, 01 October 2011 16:17

Signposting safety

Materials and long-lead items are only two of the challenges offshore yards must juggle. Regulations and their impact on operators…
Published in OE: 2011 / October
Thursday, 01 September 2011 16:07

Johor plants raises wire rope stakes

 A new steel wire rope plant is taking shape for Kiswire on the Malaysian coast with the present and future…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Thursday, 01 September 2011 15:08

Buoyant Brazil beckons

Aberdeen stalwart Balmoral Offshore Engineering already has a business unit trading under that name in Brazil. Now the company is…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Deep thinking on the Latin beat

The focus on Latin American deepwater activity naturally gravitates to the headline-grabbing pre-salt region offshore Brazil. But other areas in…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 19:00

Petrobras probes beneath the pre-salt

The name Petrobras these days invokes thoughts of large, pre-salt discoveries, for good reason. Since announcing the Tupi pre-salt find…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:00

LLOG champions spec floater cause

Long content to remain under the radar, Louisiana's LLOG is set to make a big splash with its first Gulf…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Big crowds, award-winning technology

As an indicator of the health of the oil & gas industry, attendance at May's Offshore Technology Conference in Houston…
Published in OE: 2011 / June