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Wintershall takes over Vega

Mar 04, 2015

Germany's Wintershall has taken over the operatorship of the subsea oil and gas field Vega from Statoil as it gears up to develop the Maria field. Vega is the BASF subsidiary’s first operated subsea tie-in field in Norway. With this transfer…

Wintershall gets eight licenses in APA 2014

Jan 26, 2015

Germany’s Wintershall picked up eight new exploration licenses from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in the current licensing round APA 2014. Image from Wintershall.   Wintershall…

Gentle Giant headed for Sandbank wind farm

Dec 19, 2014

MENCK’s “Gentle Giant” will be used to assist Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems with the installation of subsea foundations for Project Sandbank, a new 72 turbine strong wind farm in the North Sea. The Gentle Giant…

Boskalis in US$91 million offshore wind farm gig

Dec 19, 2014

Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Deutschland GmbH awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in partnership with Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels) a US$91.8 million contract for the partial construction of the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the German section of the Baltic Sea…

Seaway to install Sandbank substation

Dec 08, 2014

Bladt Industries, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation. The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm…

Ceona christens flagship Ceona Amazon vessel

Dec 04, 2014

Ceona christened its flagship vessel, the Ceona Amazon, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Image from Ceona.   The Ceona Amazon is 199.4m long and 32.2m wide, drawing 8m with a gross tonnage of 33…

RWE Dea moves on Atlas

Nov 05, 2014

RWE Dea Norge has started drilling the Atlas exploration well in production license 420 after approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).   Atlas, also known as well 35/9-12 S, is located in the North Sea approximately 45km off Norway…

RWE deal with Russian outfit in doubt

Oct 16, 2014

RWE’s sale of its exploration and production subsidiary RWE Dea AG to a Russian investor is still going ahead, the firm says, despite a question mark over the UK assets involved.  The US$7 billion deal, with Russian-backed LetterOne Group…

FMC inks $280m Wintershall deal

Oct 07, 2014

FMC Technologies' Norwegian subsidiary FMC Kongsberg Subsea has agreed a frame agreement deal with Germany's Wintershall to supply subsea equipment on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, starting with a US$280 million project on the Maria development…

Telecommunications of the future

Oct 03, 2014

The rapid expansion of oil and gas telecommunications systems in order to facilitate the development digital oilfields in increasingly remote locations, enhance safety, and maximize data use, was the theme of a conference on oil and gas telecommunications organized by SMi Group in London…

ABB's German lab gets accreditation

Oct 01, 2014

ABB’s Measurement Products’ laboratory in Germany received accreditation for independent testing and calibration of gas analyzers. The German Accreditation Service (DAkkS) awarded the accreditation. ABB’s laboratory in Frankfurt Praunheim…

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…

DNV GL approves SGS permanent underwater wet welding repairs

Sep 03, 2014

DNV GL and Subsea Global Solutions LLC. (SGS) announced the completion of an extensive joint research and development program that allows permanent repairs to be carried out by underwater wet welding on certain areas of vessels. With DNV GL’s approval…

MacGregor wins well-intervention vessel work

Sep 03, 2014

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract from German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) for the complete delivery of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) access doors and hatches for two well-intervention vessels (WIVs)…

MPI Adventure hired for Sandbank offshore wind farm

Aug 14, 2014

MPI Offshore, based in Stokesley, UK, and part of the Netherlands-based Vroon Group, announced that its vessel MPI Adventure and its services will be employed on the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm project. The company will perform the…

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