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JFD Acquires Closed Bill Diving System

Aug 26, 2019

JFD, an underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defense diving markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced that it has acquired the closed bell saturation diving system and associated assets formally owned by The Underwater Center…

New Jersey to Create WIND Institute

Aug 20, 2019

New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order to establish a Council for the Wind Innovation and New Development (WIND) Institute.The institute will develop and implement a plan to create a regional hub for New Jersey’s offshore…

Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

Apr 10, 2019

The latest version of Forum Subsea Technologies’ VMAX simulator launched this week is designed to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).The XLe Spirit was the first vehicle to be launched from the new range last year…

Bristol, JDR Launch Offshore Wind Pact

Mar 11, 2019

Massachusetts-based Bristol Community College and JDR Cables, supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals and a part of the TFKable Group, have launched new collaboration to train the future workforce for the global offshore wind industry…

OPITO Names Asian Pacific VP

Mar 08, 2019

OPITO, a global, not-for-profit skills body for the energy industry, has appointed Hart Victor in the role of vice president of strategy for the Asia Pacific region.Victor had previously spent more than a decade with National Oilwell Varco (NOV)…

Scandinavian Cooperation on Offshore Wind Expanded

Jan 17, 2019

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the research institute SINTEF  have signed an agreement to work together on renewable energy, including a new joint research center on offshore wind…

Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

Dec 12, 2018

The 2019 Maritime Insights Database (MarTID) survey has just been launched. This annual survey and the resulting annual reports (available freely at www.MarTID.org) provide critical data on maritime training practices and trends useful to every segment of the maritime industry…

TechnipFMC to Expands in Saudi Arabia

Nov 20, 2018

UK-based energy industry company in TechnipFMC has broken ground on its new state-of-the-art manufacturing, aftermarket and training facility in Dhahran in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.The 52,500-square-meter facility greatly expands TechnipFMC’s…

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

Nov 09, 2018

The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group said it has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together to offer learning and competency systems and services to customers in the oil and gas…

3T Energy Group Buys Offshore Training Firm Survivex

Nov 02, 2018

Technology and training organization 3T Energy Group has acquired Aberdeen-based Survivex, an offshore oil and gas training specialist.Global technology and training organisation said in a press release that it has become the UK’s largest energy sector training provider after acquiring Survivex…

Baker Hughes is Exploring Advanced Manufacturing with AFRC

Oct 10, 2018

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Center (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how some of the latest advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter…

Gazprom, OMV Sign a Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation

Oct 05, 2018

The Russian gas giant of Gazprom and the Austrian OMV company signed a Memorandum on Strategic Cooperation.The document, signed by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV…

CNOOC Becomes China’s First OPITO Approved Safety Trainer

Sep 24, 2018

The largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas in China, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has become the country’s first organization certified to train workers to OPITO safety standards.Its safety training facility…

Wild Well Announces Onsite Training

Sep 24, 2018

Well control and engineering services firm Wild Well Control, Inc., a Superior Energy Services company, announced that it will offer well control training to drilling rig crews onsite with its rigsite well control Crew Training Unit.Wild Well…

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