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Kongsberg wins DSME automation contract

May 21, 2013

Kongsberg has been awarded a significant offshore automation contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract covers deliveries to four Transocean owned new-build drill ships, with an option for Kongsberg to deliver products and services for six more drill ships…

South Pars to get $16B investment

May 21, 2013

Iran will invest US$16 billion to develop the offshore South Pars gas complex over the next 10 months, a natural gas company director said. Pars Oil and Gas Co. Managing Director Mohammadreza Zahiri said that most of the funding will come from domestic sources…

Schlumberger awards AAPG student scholarships

May 21, 2013

Colorado School of Mines and the Universitas Indonesia named top award recipients Schlumberger announced today its contribution of five scholarships to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ (AAPG) Outstanding Student Chapter Awards…

New EIC president appointed

May 21, 2013

The Energy Industries Council (EIC) announced that The Right Honourable the Lord Howell of Guildford has been appointed President of the EIC. Lord Howell is a senior member of the House of Lords, and has held ministerial positions for Energy…

Shell lays keel for world's first floating LNG project

May 21, 2013

In an important step, Shell has laid the keel for Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. When complete, Prelude is expected to be the largest offshore floating facility ever built. The hull will now be assembled in the dry dock…

Hercules to divest inland fleet

May 20, 2013

Hercules Offshore, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of eleven inland barge rigs, which includes three active rigs, eight cold stacked rigs, and related assets ('Inland Asset Package') for cash proceeds of approximately $45 million…

Chesapeake Energy appoints new CEO

May 20, 2013

Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced Robert Douglas “Doug” Lawler – senior vice president of international and deepwater operations for Anadarko Petroleum – to succeed Aubrey McClendon as CEO and member of the board of directors for Chesapeake…

Tenaris to build US sucker rods mill

May 15, 2013

Tenaris announced it will invest $70 million to build a new sucker rods mill with a production capacity of 1,800,000 units per year, in order to reduce lead times and improve service for customers in the growing North American market. It…

Prysmian awarded $100M contract to install submarine cables

May 15, 2013

Prysmian Group, leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract worth more than $100 million for the supply and installation of submarine cables for a section of ExxonMobil’s existing offshore operations in the US…

Schoolhill joins forces with Francis Brown

May 09, 2013

Aberdeen-based Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering has signed a collaboration agreement with a North East England fabrication company. The collaboration with Teesside-based Francis Brown Engineering will enable both Schoolhill Hydraulic…

First oil from Apache's Tonto

May 02, 2013

Apache Corp. announced that its Tonto oil field in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea commenced production on April 24, 2013. Tonto-1, the first producing well, came on stream at an initial rate of 10,346 b/d. Apache holds a 100% working interest in the Tonto Field…

AMEC awarded multi-million pound framework contract by AWE

May 02, 2013

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been selected as a strategic partner by AWE to provide implementation services at Aldermaston in Berkshire. The four-year contract, the value of which has not been announced…

Viking Offshore breaks ground in Singapore for R&D center

May 01, 2013

Viking Offshore & Marine Limited announced on 26 April 2013, that it would invest up to S$15 million to set up a dedicated innovation hub in Singapore to house and invest in promising offshore and marine companies. Mr. Andy Lim,…

OTC 2013 combines star power with fire power

May 01, 2013

The 45th annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston places the spotlight on the latest technological advances plus industry stars such as new head of BP Upstream Lamar McKay and PEMEX’s E&P director Carlos Morales-Gil. OTC returns to Houston’s Reliant Park complex May 6-9…

ONS Norway prepares for take-off

Apr 25, 2013

For almost 40 years ONS has been a broad-based international energy event and a leading meeting place for everyone involved in the oil and gas industry and the entire energy sector. Focus on the supply industry on the Norwegian Continental…

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