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ABS Grants Its Software Quality Management Notation for OOS Serooskerke Semi-sub

Apr 12, 2021

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted its Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM) notation to OOS Serooskerke one of the world’s largest semi-submersible, heavy-lift crane platforms.The ABS Integrated Software Quality Management…

Derazona Orders Airbus' H160 Helicopter for Oil and Gas Sector in Indonesia

Apr 12, 2021

Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia has ordered an Airbus H160 helicopter to be used to support the country’s oil and gas sector's operations. 'The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas…

OEG Offshore Buys Firm That Invented Offshore Wind Turbine Toilets

Apr 09, 2021

Offshore equipment company OEG Offshore (OEG) has this week acquired Norfolk‐based Pegasus Welfare Solutions (PWS), a company that developed the world's first offshore wind turbine toilet, for an undisclosed sum.Aberdeen‐based OEG, which provides the offshore market with DNV certified containers…

Safe Influx, Weatherford Integrated Well Tech Completes Rig Trial Successfully

Apr 09, 2021

Safe Influx, an Aberdeen-based well control company, said Thursday that the rig trial of the industry’s first-ever integration of Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and Automated Well Control technology has been completed.  'Following months of preparation by Weatherford…

Vantage Drilling Taps ICM Group for Offshore Training Services

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling consultancy and training firm ICM Group has won a contract with drilling contractor Vantage Drilling to provide onboard regulatory and crane training services. According to ICM Group, the long-term agreement covers the majority…

Tampnet Buys BP's Offshore Fiber Cable System in Gulf of Mexico

Apr 07, 2021

Norway-based Tampnet which operates offshore high-capacity communication networks has completed the acquisition of BP's Gulf of Mexico (GoM) offshore fiber cable network, in what Tampnet says is one of the most significant milestones in the history of the company…

ABB, Siemens to Service Electrical Equipment on All Equinor's Platforms in Norway

Apr 07, 2021

Norway's Equinor has awarded ABB and Siemens Energy 8-year framework agreements for providing service of electrical equipment on all Equinor’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and onshore plants in Norway. The total value…

Favorable Offshore Winds Blowing from the Biden Administration

Apr 06, 2021

As part of his Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (EO 14008)—issued on the first day he took office—President Biden made significant commitments to renewable energy. These commitments include collaborating with…

New Manager of ASCO's Lifting Branch Eyes North Sea Growth

Apr 06, 2021

Integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO, has appointed Craig Revie as General Manager of its specialist lifting division, NSL.Revie first joined ASCO in 2018 as head of Marine Services, Craig led initiatives in vessel monitoring…

VARD to Build North Star's Dogger Bank SOV Fleet in Vietnam

Apr 06, 2021

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has won contracts to build three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for the UK-based North Star Renewables. The vessels, to be built in Vietnam, will operate on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea, the world's largest…

World's First: DNV Launches Floating Solar Power Recommended Practice

Mar 31, 2021

DNV, energy industry expertise and assurance provider on Wednesday published what it said was the world’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects following a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) involving 24 industry participants…

Robots Could Replace Thousands of Oil & Gas Jobs, Cut Drilling Costs

Mar 30, 2021

Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs globally and reduce drilling labor costs by several billion dollars by 2030, if there is an industry push for such a transition, Rystad Energy has found.'Even when the Covid-19 downturn is finally past us…

Roxtec Delivers Seals for Orbital's O2 Tidal Turbine

Mar 29, 2021

Safety seal manufacturer Roxtec said Monday it had supplied Scotland-based Orbital Marine Power with a range of cable sealing solutions to support the construction of Orbital Marine's tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW.Orbital’s O2 turbine is…

West Mira Offshore Rig to Resume Drilling by Mid-April after Dropped X-mas Tree Incident

Mar 26, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Northern Ocean expects its West Mira drilling rig to return to work by mid-April after it last week experienced an incident in which some production equipment was dropped to the seabed, off Norway.'During the…

Offshore Emergencies: Every Minute Counts

Mar 25, 2021

When an offshore wind farm or remote marine operation has an emergency medical situation that requires the extraction of an injured employee, every minute counts. Getting the injured employee from the point of injury to a hospital requires quick action…

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