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WGPSN secures Hibernia extension

Nov 19, 2014

Engineering services firm Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract extension for services on the Hibernia platform, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. WGPSN is providing engineering, procurement and construction on Hibernia…

Betting on Hebron

Nov 01, 2014

First oil from ExxonMobil’s giant Hebron project off Newfoundland and Labrador is set for 2017. Sarah Parker Musarra received an update on the development from Geoff Parker, Hebron senior project manager, and examines its place in the Canadian energy economy…

The Netherlands turns tide

Oct 30, 2014

A consortium of nine organizations including Bluewater Energy Services, Damen Shipyards Group, Van Oord and the Dutch Tidal Testing Centre have partnered to deploy a trial floating tidal energy platform in the Wadden Sea. It will mark…

Pemex, Pacific Rubiales team up

Oct 17, 2014

Toronto-based, South American-focused explorer Pacific Rubiales Energy has entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mexico's state oil firm Pemex, the company announced on 17 October. Pacific Rubiales said the…

Exxon chief: US in ‘a new era of energy abundance’

Oct 03, 2014

ExxonMobil chief executive officer Rex Tillerson spoke at the first-ever Greater Houston Partnership’s “State of Energy” event, giving his perspectives on the intrinsic ties between the energy industry and the city of Houston and highlighting North America’s…

OceanWorks receives CSNet node pod

Oct 01, 2014

OceanWorks International has taken delivery of its third node pod from CSnet for refurbishment and upgrade. CSnet's OCB subsea infrastructure, including five seafloor nodes that form the existing seafloor observatory portion of the system…

Applus RTD to showcase new pipeline inspection tool

Sep 30, 2014

Applus RTD will showcase its RTD DTI Trekscan pipeline inspection tool at the International Pipeline Conference (IPC) in Calgary, 29 September – 3 October at booth #125. The RTD DTI Trekscan product is being led by Applus RTD’s global product line manager…

Helix’s Skandi Constructor moves to GoM

Sep 25, 2014

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.’s well intervention vessel, the Skandi Constructor, is moving to the Gulf of Mexico to begin operations in 1Q 2015. The Skandi Constructor, a dedicated light intervention mono hull equipped with the Helix 7 3/8in…

Kongsberg Maritime Embient recognized by Marine Technology Society

Sep 24, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime Embient last week received the 2014 Compass International Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of marine science and technology from the Marine Technology Society (MTS). The German subsea technology specialist and systems integrator…

Suncor resumes Terra Nova production

Sep 03, 2014

Suncor Energy resumed production at the Terra Nova oil field, located approximately 350km southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, the company reported on 3 September 2014. Production resumed following planned maintenance on the field’s FPSO facility…

Security offshore: Reigning in complexity

Sep 01, 2014

Vigilance remains key when it comes to offshore cyber security. Gregory Hale explains. Interconnected systems can be risky. Photo: OE Staff. Computer networks on offshore oil…

Setting sights on Tunisia

Sep 01, 2014

Audrey Leon takes a look at recent exploration and production activities occurring offshore Tunisia. Top: The Ashtart platform offshore Tunisia. Bottom: The Maamoura platform operated by Eni Tunisia…

Wood Group appoints new HSSE

Aug 27, 2014

Nina Schofield joins Wood Group as head of health, safety, security and environment (HSSE). Schofield  will be responsible for developing and implementing HSSE strategies across Wood Group's global operations. Schofield began her…

Canada adds smart buoy for Bay of Fundy

Aug 20, 2014

Transport Canada, the province of New Brunswick, and several other project partners announced funding for the SmartAtlantic Saint John (New Brunswick) buoy project, eighth in the smart buoy series that is modernizing Canada's marine navigation system…

Shell uses 3D WAZ seismsic technology in Canada

Aug 18, 2014

Shell's Shelburne Basin Venture Exploration Project marks the first time 3D wide azimuth (WAZ) Seismic technology was used in Canada. This technology provides much clearer data in water depths of 1500m to 3500m, 250km to 350km offshore Nova Scotia…

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