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French cabling firm Nexans has been chosen to supply 3000km cables for the Nasr Phase II full field development project…
France's first floating offshore turbine - and it's first offshore wind turbine at all - was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France,…
Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:19

Floatgen moorings installed

French offshore vessels and services firm Bourbon has completed the mooring installation of the first floating wind turbine in France…
Friday, 19 May 2017 05:00

Argonauts win Total's robot race

Team Argonauts has won French super-major Total's robot challenge Argos (Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites).  The third and…
Friday, 28 April 2017 10:20

Floating wind farm first for Bourbon

French vessel operator Bourbon has been awarded a contract for the mooring installation of, FLOATGEN, the first floating wind turbine…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / April
Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:29

SBM picked for floating wind farm project

Dutch floating technologies firm SBM Offshore has been picked to provide a floating wind systems solution for a pilot project,…
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 10:06

Second OpenHydro device deployed

The second turbine bound for EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array has been successfully deployed by OpenHydro, a DCNS company. When the…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / May
Thursday, 28 April 2016 10:37

Technip beats profits expectations

Paris-headquartered subsea and engineering house Technip has come out of Q1 2016 with a better than expected profit, but its…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / April
Friday, 15 April 2016 07:57

Class approval for floating turbine

Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation. WindFloat is…
Total has laid claim to having the oil and gas industry's largest super computer after boosting the computer power of…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / March
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 13:52

CGG in US$378 million capital increase

CGG launched a US$378.8 million (€350 million) rights offering to existing shareholders to fund its “transformational plan” to convert CGG…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:09

Total CEO now also chairman

Total's CEO Patrick Pouyanné has been elected chairman of the board.  He succeeds Thierry Desmarest, whose term as chairman of…
Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:40

CGG to cut 950 jobs and vessels

French geoscience firm CGG is to cut 950 jobs, or 13% of its staff, and reduce its vessel fleet amid…
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 18:57

Pilenko: Technip saw downturn coming

Technip CEO Thierry Pilenko. Photo from Technip. “We are in an environment where something was broken.” It’s a harsh summary…
Published in OE Exclusive
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 07:50

Halliburton, CGG collaborate

Landmark, a Halliburton business line and provider of software for the upstream oil and gas industry, and French geoscience firm…
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