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SeaRobotics Corporation

Oct 12, 2012

SeaRobotics Corporation has teamed with a private equity group led by Ocean Investments Capital to fund the expansion of the company’s core business, including the production of unmanned surface vessels (USVs), the commercialization of its Robotic Hull Cleaning systems…


Oct 12, 2012

Swagelok has acquired the assets of Erie, Pennsylvania-based Innovative Pressure Technologies. IPT manufactures high and medium pressure subsea valves, fittings and fluid control devices.


Oct 12, 2012

Technip has completed the acquisition of Stone & Webster process technologies and associated oil and gas engineering capabilities from Canada’s Shaw Group.

Keeping pipe corrosion at bay

Oct 10, 2012

Ice floes are not the only threat to Arctic offshore infrastructure; pipework in the region is also extremely vulnerable to corrosion. Jennifer Pallanich discusses cold climate corrosion control techniques with NAC E International's Oliver Moghissi…

Bridging the Arctic ‘perception gaps’

Oct 01, 2012

DNV and Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen Institute released a joint study during ONS calling for improved technology, better spill response preparation and greater co-operation among stakeholders in order to safely develop Arctic resources. The study…

Caribbean concerns

Oct 01, 2012

As a number of Caribbean nations set sights on developing potential deepwater reserves, concerns have surfaced about the region’s ability to respond to a Macondo-style subsea leak. The topic is especially prominent in a swath of sea where tourists…

Rig market

Oct 01, 2012

Utilization for the worldwide mobile offshore drilling fleet continues to hold steady at 77% – almost five points higher than this time last year. The trailing twelve-month utilization average is at 75%. Floater utilization in the Gulf of Mexico…

Managing the Pressure

Sep 12, 2012

Houston-based managed pressure drilling systems specialist Managed Pressure Operations International reports that it is expanding its delivery of the innovative Non-Stop Driller (NSD) continuous circulation system.Devoloped to maintain…


Sep 12, 2012

Unmanned maritime system software specialist SeeByte has opened an office in San Diego.

Bridging the P&A gap

Sep 01, 2012

New and expanding regulations governing the growing number of ageing offshore oilfields are pushing the industry to develop safe, innovative and fit-for-purpose technologies for well plug and abandonment (P&A) operations and late-stage interventions…

Class action

Sep 01, 2012

The traditionally risk-averse offshore oil & gas industry has long relied on not just following regulations set out by governments but also requirements outlined by classification societies to ensure their operations are safe. As water depths…

Airlines seek oil & gas travel edge

Sep 01, 2012

Germany's Lufthansa continues to beef up its international oil & gas routes with the launch of Airbus A380 service between Houston and the company's Frankfurt hub. Russell McCulley was invited along for the inaugural flight.Lufthansa flight 440 departed Frankfurt Airport 1 August…

Robert Potter appointed president of FMC Technologies

Sep 01, 2012

Robert Potter has been appointed president of FMC Technologies. Previously EVP energy systems, he takes over this role from John Gremp, who remains chairman and CEO. FMC also has appointed Douglas Pferdehirt as EVP and COO, assuming responsibility…

Joe Gardner appointed a member of the United American Petroleum advisory board

Sep 01, 2012

Joe Gardner has been appointed a member of the United American Petroleum advisory board. A 45-year veteran of the oil & gas exploration and drilling sector, Gardner most recently served as a drilling consultant for Talisman Energy USA.

Neil Poxon resigns from ITF to join PWAbsorbents

Sep 01, 2012

Neil Poxon has resigned as MD of global technology facilitator ITF to join US startup company PWAbsorbents as CEO.

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