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Tony Duncan to manage global subsea at McDermott

Feb 27, 2013

McDermott International Inc. announced that Tony Duncan will join the company as Vice President and General Manager, Subsea on 1 April 2013.Tony Duncan (Image: McDermott)“In this role, Tony is responsible for driving and growing our global Subsea business…

Shallow-water seismic acquisition to begin off Ecuador

Feb 06, 2013

SMG to use Fairfield Z-700 ocean-bottom nodesFairfield Industries’ Z-700 nodesRussia’s Federal State Unitary Scientific & Production Company for Marine Geological Prospecting(State SEVMORGEO Company or SMG) has contracted UK-based WGP Exploration Ltd…

Overcoming the global weakness

Jan 09, 2013

During the past few years, annual change in global oil demand has been running 0.8-1%/year and the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts it to continue in that range in 2013 – well below the previous 20-year 1.5% average annual increase seen before the global banking crisis…

Technip nabs GOM pipeline work

Dec 18, 2012

Technip's G1200 vesselTechnip joins GOM platform junction project Williams Partners and DCP Midstream awarded Technip a pipeline installation contract for their 60-40 owned Discovery System in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Technip announced on 17 December 2012…

Shelf acquires Transocean rigs

Dec 03, 2012

Four Friede & Goldman L-780-Mod II jack-ups were sold to Shelf Drilling by TransoceanShelf closes $1.05 B jack-up rigs acquisitionTransocean has completed the sale of 38 shallow water rigs to newcomer Shelf Drilling for $1.05 billion, the company announced on 30 November 2012…

Black Elk death toll rises

Nov 29, 2012

Black Elk Energy production platformBody indentified as missing Grand Isle workerThe death toll from Black Elk Energy's 16 November platform fire has risen to three as the body of the sole missing worker has been recovered off Grand Isle…

Black Elk fire victim dies

Nov 27, 2012

US Coast Guard PhotoA second worker has died of injuries sustained after a fire broke out on Black Elk Energy's production platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. announced on 23 November 2012.Baton…

2 missing after GOM platform fire

Nov 19, 2012

Smoke plume rising from Black Elk Energy production platformTwo contractors are missing and 11 were injured when an oil production platform offshore Louisiana caught on fire, the U.S. Coast Guard announced on 16 November 2012.At the time of the fire…

Control modules through the ages

Nov 01, 2012

'In two to three years' time we could be looking at data speeds of 1Gbps.' Derek RobertsonThe development of subsea controls over the past 30 years, and trends for the future, were reviewed as part of a subsea technology day held in Aberdeen last month by Aker Solutions…

Components and capabilities

Aug 01, 2012

Pieter Schelte will be capable of single-lifting topsides up to 48,000te and jackets up to 25,000te. Topsides will be lifted from a 122m long, 52m wide slot at the bow using eight sets of horizontal lifting beams, four on each side of the slot…

Pemex promises production boost

Feb 13, 2012

Mexico’s state oil company plans to ramp up domestic production of crude oil to 2.7 million b/d next year and to 3 million b/d by 2017, buoyed by new shallow-water discoveries and enhanced recovery techniques in mature fields, a key member of…

OGX hunt hots up

Sep 01, 2010

Drilling at the Peró and Ingá prospects in block BM-C-40 and the Santa Helena prospect in BM-C-31 has turned up hits for Brazilian relative newcomer OGX. The operator has been focusing on shallow water opportunities (OE April) and has exploratory…

Full steam ahead off Brazil

Sep 01, 2010

The pre-salt Tupi field may claim most of the interest when it comes to oil activity offshore Brazil, but plenty is going on along the large country's coastline. In the last two months, Petrobras has brought online two fields, updated its files…

Subsea Connection

Mar 03, 2010

SUBSEA CONNECTION: The Aberdeen-based Hydro Group has secured a £500,000 contract from JDR Cable Systems to provide a new high voltage subsea connector for the UK's pioneering Wave Hub wave and tidal energy infrastructure project.--Being developed by the South West Regional Development Agency…

Windmills in mind

Mar 03, 2010

As the offshore oil & gas industry grew in its infancy away from the coast, operators applied their experience from one platform to the next. The marine renewables industry is beginning a similar growth pattern. US alternative energy enthusiasts…

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