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Equinor: Several Factors Behind Faulty Welds on Johan Castberg FPSO Hull

Apr 19, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor last year said that the delivery of an FPSO, being built for the Johan Castberg field development in the Barents Sea, would be delayed after the company discovered issues with the weld quality of the hull of the FPSO under construction in Singapore…

AMS Global to Provide Marine Consultancy Services to Ithaca Energy

Apr 19, 2021

Marine consulting and safety company AMS Global Group has won a marine consultancy services contract with the North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy.The contract award is for three years with two additional optional years. Ithaca Energy…

Express Engineering Opens New Assembly and Test Center in Gateshead

Apr 19, 2021

UK-based subsea equipment specialist Express Engineering has opened its new assembly and test center.The investment in a 48,000 sq. ft. purpose-built center in Gateshead in the North of England is part of the company's broader product strategy to supply assembled and tested actuators…

Cooper Energy Charters Helix's Q7000 Rig for P&A in Australia

Apr 19, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy has hired Helix Energy Solutions' Q7000 light well intervention offshore rig, to support decommissioning work at the company's Basker, Manta and Gummy (BMG) fields in the Gippsland Basin, off Australia…

Two More Deceased Crew Members Recovered from Seacor Power

Apr 18, 2021

Divers recovered two unresponsive crewmembers from the overturned lift boat Seacor Power on Friday, bringing the death count to four with nine still missing after the vessel capsized in extreme weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday…

Second Casualty Recovered from Capsized Lift Boat, 11 Still Missing

Apr 16, 2021

A second unresponsive person has been recovered from the water near a lift boat that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.A Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the person in the water at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday while…

Shell Joins Group Working to Tackle Challenge of Offshore Methane Emissions Monitoring

Apr 16, 2021

Oil and gas giant Shell has joined a multi-operator group driving innovation to tackle the challenge of offshore methane emissions monitoring.Leading this innovation is unmanned aviation business Flylogix, who alongside US gas sensor technology experts SeekOps and supported by OGTC…

Search Continues for 12 Missing from Capsized Lift Boat

Apr 15, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it is still searching for 12 people missing from a lift boat that capsized in extreme weather conditions Tuesday in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Coast Guard vessel and air crews have worked with other local agencies…

BP Suspends Output from Foinaven Fields as Long-Serving FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven Nears End of Life

Apr 15, 2021

British oil major BP has suspended production from the Foinaven fields west of Shetland in the UK, as the long-serving FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven through which the fields are producing oil is nearing the end of its 25-year design life, and will be removed from site…

Palfinger Equipment for Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessel Fleet

Apr 15, 2021

Palfinger, an Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting, loading, and handling systems for marine applications, has won a contract to deliver equipment for Ocean Infinity's fleet of robotic vessels to be built by VARD.Ocean Infinity, a U.S…

Ship Recycling: Ship Scrap Prices Soar to Nearly $500/ton During the Pandemic

Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Anil Sharma is a wealth of knowledge on ship scrapping, having started GMS 25 years ago, getting into the business of buying and disposing of old U.S. MarAd and Russian navy ships as a sideline while teaching as a college professor in Maryland…

CNOOC Taps Worley for EPC Services on UK North Sea Platforms

Apr 15, 2021

Australia-based engineering and construction company Worley has won a contract extension with the Chinese oil company CNOOC to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for CNOOC's three operated assets in the UK North Sea…

BP Makes Oil Discovery at Puma West Well in Gulf of Mexico

Apr 14, 2021

BP on Tuesday announced an oil discovery at the Puma West prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The well, located in the Green Canyon Block 821, was drilled by BP on behalf of partners Chevron and Talos Energy.It is located west of the…

FutureOn Appoints CFO, Head of People

Apr 13, 2021

FutureOn, a software company specializing in the provision of digital oilfield solutions, has made two key senior appointments as part of the company’s strategic growth plans.Katherine Taylor-Jones brings significant experience and knowledge…

Bosch Rexroth Presents "Disruptive" Electric Subsea Valve Actuator

Apr 12, 2021

Bosch Rexroth said Monday it would present 'a disruptive innovation' for electrically actuating valves in the subsea process industry at Hannover Messe (April 12-16, 2021). 'The new SVA R2 Subsea Valve Actuator is the world’s first electric…

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