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Bucket foundation may cut wind turbine costs

Sep 01, 2013

Suction piles have anchored offshore oil and gas production for years, but a new type - called a bucket foundation - is being promoted for offshore wind turbines in an effort to reduce costs. In February, Forewind, a consortium planning a huge turbine farm in the North Sea…

Voices: “How can the industry help foster an interest in engineering among children?”

Sep 01, 2013

Next Generation. Faced with global staffing shortages, OE asked: “How can the industry help foster an interest in engineering among children?” Math and science are a requirement for filling the pipeline of future engineers…

DOF wins subsea install in New Zealand

Aug 30, 2013

OMV New Zealand Ltd. awarded DOF Subsea Group a contract for subsea installation services to the Maari Field, Raroa FPSO offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.  The project, worth approximately NOK 150 million, will be executed from DOF Subsea’s…

Technip wins US LNG FEED

Aug 27, 2013

Trunkline LNG Export, LLC awarded Technip a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the potential expansion of the existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The potential expansion project includes a LNG liquefaction plant…

IADC forms well control institute

Aug 27, 2013

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) announced the formation of the Well Control Institute (WCI), a new industry body which will provide the drilling industry with a single, universal well control training and assessment standard…

Harland & Wolff to drydock Blackford Dolphin

Aug 23, 2013

Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling Ltd has awarded Harland and Wolff the contract for the dry docking of the Blackford Dolphin mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU). The project will include upgrade work and repairs and renewals for its class renewal survey…

Statoil to study Johan Castberg

Aug 21, 2013

Norway’s Statoil has awarded Aker Solutions a NOK250 million contract to carry out an extended concept study for a floating production system for the Johan Castberg oilfield development in the Barents Sea. The Johan Castberg field, in PL 532…

Dockwise launches SHP jacket

Aug 13, 2013

Dockwise provides this video, filmed in November 2012, regarding the launch of the SHP jacket, now located at the SHWE field in the Bay of Begal, off Myanmar. The 22,000-ton jacket was launched at a water depth of 110m, using the HYSY229 installation barge.

Chevron Alder contract for Technip

Jul 29, 2013

Technip has been awarded a contract by Chevron North Sea for engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPIC) on the Alder field, 200km north east of Aberdeen. Chevron is developing the central North Sea Alder field as a…

Bumi Armada wins pipeline contract

Jul 25, 2013

Bumi Armada Caspian LLC signed a supplementary agreement worth RM567.6 million (US$178.5 million) with OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft for EPIC (engineering, procurement, installation and pre-commissioning) work in the Caspian Sea’s Russian sector…

Saipem EPIC for Egina

Jul 25, 2013

Saipem has been awarded the contract for the Nigerian subsea development of the Egina field, in a 1700m water depth. It is worth approximately $3 billion. Fabrication will be performed almost entirely in Nigeria and most in the Saipem Rumoulumeni Yard in Port Harcourt…

Foster Wheeler AG acquires NorthAm Engineering

Jul 18, 2013

Foster Wheeler AG has acquired Monterrey, Mexico-based NorthAm Engineering. NorthAm is one of the largest Mexican engineering and project management companies, specializing in upstream, offshore and onshore, downstream, and power projects…

Expert Access: HMPE Rope Technology Enables Deeper and Safer Operations

Jul 17, 2013

This event aired on August 20, 2013 Click to AccessThe offshore oil and gas industry continues moving into deeper waters, creating challenges in operations that would be common place in shallow-water projects. New synthetic materials…

Fabricating an 8-leg launch jacket in record time

Jul 16, 2013

Using multiple work centers and close project management, L&T delivered the MNP jacket on schedule. Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India was awarded the Mumbai High North (MHN) process platform, living quarters, and process gas compressor module project by ONGC…

IMarEST Appoints 111th President

Jul 15, 2013

Andreas Chrysostomou has been appointed the 111th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at its annual general meeting on 21 March 2013. Richard Vie has been appointed President Elect…

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