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Sonar for engineering

Jan 04, 2013

Figure 1.Figure 2.Figure 3.Figure 4.Figure 5.The use of high resolution sonar in project planning for subsea applications is discussed in this article by Kongsberg Maritime subsea acoustics specialist Ian Florence and senior subsea engineer Craig Wallace…

Surf and turf

Jan 04, 2013

With the acquisition of the Caesar and Express pipelay vessels, recent delivery of the Lewek Connector and anticipation mounting over the newbuild Lewek Constellation ice-class multi-lay vessel, Emas AMC is aiming for a share of the high-end offshore construction business…

Optimising FPSOs for extreme environments

Jan 04, 2013

Understanding the environmental conditions at a site are important to determine when offloading operations need to be suspended or when an offloading tanker needs to be disconnected. BMT Argoss naval architect Wojciech Misiag explains why optimising…

Solving the skills shortage

Jan 04, 2013

For years the oil & gas industry has faced a looming skills shortage: older, more experienced personnel are leaving the business while an influx of new blood with limited experience is coming onboard. Finding solutions for this skill shortage was on the minds of attendees at the Galveston forum…

Promises, promises

Jan 04, 2013

'The most disappointing part of the empty energy pledges made by both candidates is that cutting oil imports does very little to address oil prices.'The US election is now over. However, from what the candidates said during the long campaign…

Sparring partner

Jan 04, 2013

Technip's fifteenth spar platform, destined for Anadarko's Lucius field in the US Gulf of Mexico is now over 60% complete, with six out of eight rings in place at the company's Pori yard in Finland and on schedule for towout mid-april 2013.…

Transocean fined $1.4B

Jan 03, 2013

Transocean pleads guilty for Gulf spill role Deepwater Horizon response efforts (Photo: USCG)Transocean has agreed to plead guilty for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and pay $1.4 billion in both criminal and civil fines, the U…

Field of Green

Jan 01, 2013

Helix Energy Solutions Group has encountered 100ft of high-quality net oil pay in the Wang exploration well, 93 miles off the Louisiana coast in Green Canyon block 237. Drilled to a total depth of 18,300ft, Wang will tie-back to the Helix Producer 1 FPU. First production is expected by 2Q 2013.

Platts: Frack water recycling a growing trend

Dec 26, 2012

Ecologix's mobile treatment systemEcologix CEO discusses frack water recycling Platts – Recycling of water used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a trend that will inevitably grow as companies realize that they cannot continue…

Chevron joins Kitimat LNG

Dec 25, 2012

Kitimat LNG illustrationChevron buys EOG, Encana stake in Kitimat LNGEOG Resources and Encana have sold their shares in Kitimat LNG and the Pacific Trail Pipeline to Chevron, the supermajor announced on 24 December 2012.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed…

Macondo leak mystifies

Dec 20, 2012

An ROV surveys accident site in OctoberInvestigators unable to find source of sheenInvestigators have been unable to locate the source of a sheen spotted near the Deepwater Horizon accident site, the Federal On-Scene Coordinator announced on 18 December 2012…

TAM announces dual appointments

Dec 19, 2012

Jim McGowinTAM International, Inc., an independent oilfield services company providing inflatable and swellable packers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim McGowin to general manager of TAM Completion Systems, a subsidiary of TAM International…

Total signs 20-year LNG export pact

Dec 18, 2012

Sabine Pass LNG2MPTA will be bought from Sabine LiquefactionCheniere Energy Partners announced that its subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction has entered into a liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Total Gas & Power North America…

Mexico to privatize state-owned Pemex?

Dec 14, 2012

President-elect Enrique Pena NietoPena-Nieto wants private investment in - Big potential changes south of the border. Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto has announced that he wants increased private investment in the nation's energy industry…

Keystone XL: Proxy energy war

Dec 14, 2012

Photo: Tar Sands BlockadeTexas man sues to stop Keystone construction - Now that elections are over, everyone is waiting for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, but it's not so easy amid the atmosphere of protests that have…

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