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Working out worst-case discharges

Jul 01, 2012

Regulatory enhancements prompted by the macondo disaster now require operators to submit a worst-case discharge (WCd) scenario report prior to obtaining a drilling permit in US offshore fields. How to model WCd for offshore wells in compliance…


Jun 26, 2012

ABB’s former Commerce Street site in Aberdeen has relocated to Altens to become the group’s UK base for oil & gas, marine and turbocharger service and spare parts as well as strengthening its consultancy organisation. ABB said it planned to…


Jun 26, 2012

The new Offshore Technical Committee of ABS held its first meeting in Houston last month, with CTO Todd Grove enthusing afterwards that the class society had ‘made an excellent decision’ in separating the marine and offshore groups to concentrate…

Aker Solutions

Jun 26, 2012

Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire National Petroleum Services’ NPS Energy business unit, which employs approximately 900 people and provides well intervention services in the Middle East and North Africa.


Jun 26, 2012

CTC Marine Projects, Trico Offshore and Deep Ocean AS, all subsidiaries of Norway’s DeepOcean Group Holding, have been rebranded DeepOcean. ‘The move is more than a name change,’ said group CEO Bart Heijermans. ‘We will operate as one company…


Jun 26, 2012

The new Hydro-Ram yard facility opened by IHC Merwede in Broussard, Louisiana, will also serve as the Dutch group’s North America regional office for the piling markets. The facility will house a large rental fleet, maintenance operation and…

JDR Cables

Jun 26, 2012

High-performance subsea cables and umbilical systems supplier JDR Cables has completed its £30 million investment in its state-of-theart UK manufacturing plant in Hartlepool (OE September 2009). JDR, the UK’s sole supplier of sub-sea array cable…


Jun 26, 2012

A new Goliath gantry crane that will increase yard lifting capacity from 350t to 800t and enable two topside projects to be worked on in parallel is among the big-ticket items in Kvaerner’s planned NKr250 million upgrade of its Stord facilities in Norway…

Learning the drill

Jun 26, 2012

GE is developing a new oil & gas training facility in Houston at a cost of $10 million. Scheduled to open 4Q 2012, the 50,000ft2 GE Drilling Systems Technology Center ‘will focus on customer, technical and leadership skills aimed to meet…

Maca é MOVE

Jun 26, 2012

Maca é MOVE: The latest move in the three-year expansion plan of marine equipment rental and sales specialist Seatronics has been the opening a new office in Macaé. Mark Teles, US and Brazil regional VP, will lead the Brazilian team (pictured).

Optimization Petroleum Technologies

Jun 26, 2012

Houston-based Optimization Petroleum Technologies (OPT) has named DeepDraft Energy as agent to sell and implement OPT’s PEOffice software suite throughout Africa, with an exclusive focus on Nigeria and Ghana.


Jun 26, 2012

Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv, backed by private equity firm Intervale Capital, has acquired the subsea controls business of Weatherford International. The deal includes more than 300 personnel and all control systems operations in the UK, Norway, North America, the Middle East and the Far East.


Jun 26, 2012

Schlumberger has acquired Gedco, a Calgary-based provider of integrated geophysical survey design software and services. Gedco, which becomes part of the WesternGeco business unit, developed the OMNI 3D seismic survey design and modeling system and the VISTA 2D/3D seismic data processing package.

Smit Lamnalco

Jun 26, 2012

Following the 2011 acquisition of Smit’s terminal and anchor handling tug supply activities by Lamnalco, the marines services group has been officially rebranded Smit Lamnalco. Chief executive Daan Koornneef said the new identity reflected the…

StormGeo, DNV

Jun 26, 2012

Building on its strategic partnership with meteorology and risk assessment firm StormGeo, DNV has acquired the right to purchase 22.6% of StormGeo’s shares through a mutually convertible capital issue.

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