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Offshore Drillers Noble Corporation, Pacific Drilling Agree to Merge

Mar 25, 2021

Offshore drilling companies Noble Corporation and Pacific Drilling said Thursday they'd entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Noble will acquire Pacific Drilling in an all-stock transaction.  'The definitive merger agreement…

Equinor Gets Nod to Use Transocean Semi at Gullfaks Field

Mar 24, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor has been granted consent to use the Transcoean Norge semi-submersible drilling rig for drilling and well operations on the Gullfaks field, in the North Sea, off Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, which…

Damen, MO4 In Pact to Further Digitalize Offshore Wind Ops

Mar 24, 2021

Dutch Damen Shipyards Group has teamed up with technology firm MO4 specializing in offshore motion prediction, to take a step towards the digitalization of offshore wind farm operations. 'This strategic alliance pairs Damen’s Triton monitoring platform with MO4 motion forecasting knowledge…

Aqueos Buys MPSV Sea Scout. Eyes Renewables Work

Mar 23, 2021

Offshore energy industry services provider Aqueos has acquired the Sea Scout, a U.S.-built multi-purpose service vessel, targeting renewable industry prospects in the U.S.'The vessel is a specialty built, high speed, shallow draft catamaran…

Norway: OMV Gets OK for Ommadawn Drilling

Mar 22, 2021

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has secured regulatory consent to drill an offshore well at the Ommadawn prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Norway's offshore safety body the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway said Friday it has given…

BV Completes Classification of Ghana's LNG Floating Regasification Unit

Mar 22, 2021

Bureau Veritas (BV), a testing, inspection, and certification body, has completed the classification of the Torman LNG floating regasification unit (FRU) at Tema port, Ghana in sheltered waters.The unit is combined with a floating storage unit (FSU) for the delivery of gas to onshore consumers…

Baker Hughes Tackles Flexible Pipe Stress Corrosion Cracking

Mar 22, 2021

Offshore oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has said it has reached a significant technology milestone in pioneering a solution to overcome flexible pipe stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tendencies in high CO2 content fields, such as those found in Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments…

OSSO's Tech to Keep Neptune's Offshore Drilling Tools Cool

Mar 18, 2021

Oil and gas services and technology company OSSO, specializing in fluid temperature control and separation solutions, has been awarded a contract by oil company Neptune Energy, to deploy its high volume mud cooler and AutoCUL technology at the Seagull project in the UK North Sea…

Survitec to Acquire Hansen Protection

Mar 17, 2021

U.K.-based safety and survival solutions provider Survitec on Wednesday said it has signed an intent to purchase Hansen Protection, a Norwegian provider of specialist survival suits and protective equipment.Ron Krisanda, Survitec's executive chairman…

Expro, FTAI Ocean Partner Up in Light Well Intervention

Mar 17, 2021

Oilfield services company Expro has entered an exclusive alliance with vessel provider FTAI Ocean for the supply of the DP3 M/V Pride well intervention vessel to provide full light well intervention (“LWI”) services to the subsea oil and gas sector…

Tidewater Names CFO, COO

Mar 16, 2021

U.S. offshore support vessel company Tidewater has announced the promotion of two key members of the company’s executive team, Sam R. Rubio and David E. Darling, to the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, respectively…

Vår Energi Gets Nod to Use Marulk Field Subsea Infrastructure Until 2030 End

Mar 15, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has received regulatory approval to use the subsea facilities on the Marulk field in the Norwegian Sea beyond their original operating life.Vår Energi had consent for the operation of the Marulk field until December 31…

Five Golden Rules for Virus Protection Offshore

Mar 15, 2021

In the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the risks of working in what was already one of the most hostile environments on Earth. But, with the first anniversary of the outbreak not long in our collective rear-view mirrors, offshore…

Ultrasonic Testing Technology Developed for NASA Comes to Offshore Assets

Mar 13, 2021

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) signed an exclusive global licensing agreement to offer an innovative ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) solution that supports expanded use of composite materials on offshore assets to extend service life…

Poor Risk Communication, Inadequate Maintenance Behind Fatal Gulf of Mexico Platform Incident

Mar 12, 2021

The U.S. offshore safety regulator BSEE has found several probable and possible causes - including communication breakdown, poorly maintained walking surfaces, and inadequate barricade installation - behind a fatal 2019 incident in which a Wood…

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