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GE tapped for supply vessel propulsion

Jun 04, 2013

GE’s Power Conversion business was awarded a contract by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Fl. The contract entails GE supplying integrated diesel-electric power, propulsion and vessel control systems for two multipurpose supply vessels (MPSVs) with installed horsepower of 12…

New technology boosts well recovery, cuts costs

May 31, 2013

Owners and operators of offshore wells aim at improving efficiency, cutting costs, reducing failures and down time, while maximizing economic benefits. It’s no easy task under the best of circumstances. Reaching these goals requires a sophisticated…

Wave of the future

May 31, 2013

Automation is the ideal way to unite technology with company cultures. Through technology, workers in the offshore environment have the potential to form a myopic view on life. Produce now, don’t worry about tomorrow. It makes sense. From drilling to producing…

Gay Huey Evans joins ConocoPhillips

May 28, 2013

Gay Huey Evans joins ConocoPhillips as the company’s new outside director, increasing its board of directors to 11. Huey Evans previously served as vice chairman of the board and non-executive chairman, Europe, of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association…

Robbins & Meyers brands join NOV Mono

May 24, 2013

Houston-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is to pay $2.5 billion for Robbins & Myers – a supplier of well-drilling equipment parts, including valve controls and grinders – adding three more businesses to its NOV Mono division: Moyno Inc…

Deepwater tested

May 24, 2013

US-based Bluefin Robotic successfully tested its unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in deepwater conditions, the company announced last month. Bluefin tested the UUV off Massachusetts with the Scarlett Isabella vessel…

The modern liftboat could be a jackup

May 23, 2013

Liftboats started as a concept in South Louisiana with the first-known liftboats conceived in Braithwaite. The technology was developed locally and has continued to improve. A liftboat is a self elevating, self-propelled vessel equipped with…

TGS strikes new partnerships

May 23, 2013

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) announced at its Capital Markets Day that it will embark on several new partnerships. TGS and Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) agreed to jointly development multi-client projects in defined areas in northwestern Europe…

Wood Group snares Hess contract

May 23, 2013

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will deliver operations & maintenance services to Hess Corporation's Baldpate production platform in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, under a new five-year contract. WGPSN will also provide these services to Hess for…

Reamco receives presidential award for exports

May 21, 2013

Reamco, Inc. was presented with the President’s “E” Award for Exports by U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank at a ceremony on May 20, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive…

Bureau Veritas gains SEMS audit accreditation

May 21, 2013

Bureau Veritas Certification is pleased to announce its provisional accreditation as an official SEMS Audit Service Provider for the Center for Offshore Safety (COS). Originally introduced as recommended practice RP 75 in 1990, the Safety…

Gibdock completes WG Cook refit

May 20, 2013

Gilbralter-base shipyard Gibdock has completed a refit of the seismic vessel WG Cook for WesternGeco.  WG Cook is one of six 12-streamer 3D seismic ships delivered to the owner in 2010. The 19-day project was completed on time and with…

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…

Moniz installed as DOE chief

May 20, 2013

The US Senate has confirmed MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz as  Barack Obama’s new Energy Secretary, replacing outgoing Secretary Stephen Chu. President Barack Obama congratulated Moniz on his successful confirmation hearing, where the Senate voted unanimously…

Global Deepwater Review

May 16, 2013

E&P companies are ramping up exploration of deepwater and ultra-deepwater reservoirs, encouraged by attractive oil prices. New developments spread across offshore Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North and South America. Jeannie…

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