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Obama names Energy picks

Mar 04, 2013

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he will nominate Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy to fill vacancies at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, respectively. Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to US Department…

NATO Submarine Base to Become Rig Haven

Mar 01, 2013

Norwegian Ministry of Defense approves sale of Olavsvern naval base outside Tromsø.Location of Olavsvern naval baseThe sale is to the investor group Triko AS which includes Odfjell Drilling, PSW Rig Service, and in cooperation with Petro Support Group…

Our Crowning Glory?

Feb 01, 2013

Offshore energy means more than just oil and gas. But is it an energy nirvana or a cult of false hope? Bruce Nichols looks at the progress that the marine renewables industry has made, and the hurdles it has to overcome.The latest trend in renewable energy has come to Cobscook Bay in Maine…

Oil Spill Response

Feb 01, 2013

Oil Spill Response has united with Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Clean Caribbean & Americas under the banner OSRL. The new organization will support adoption of best practices and will offer members enhanced response capability and equipment…

Robbins & Myers

Feb 01, 2013

Robbins & Myers accepted NOV’s US$2.5 billion takeover bid. Shareholders will receive $60/share. The transaction transforms the engineered equipment and systems supply firm into a wholly-owned NOV subsidiary. The merger remains subject to approval by US and Canadian regulators.

US Interior secretary resigns

Jan 22, 2013

Former senator Salazar to return to Colorado Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (Photo: DOI)U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will resign his position at the end of March, the agency announced on 16 January 2013.As secretary…

New offshore wind farm guide

Jan 22, 2013

Bureau Veritas unveils certification guides Guide on Offshore Wind Farm Project CertificationBureau Veritas Certification France has released a comprehensive Guide on Offshore Wind Farm Project Certification, which allows industry players…

Critical factors in Arctic oil spill preparedness

Jan 18, 2013

Time is the most critical factor when dealing with an Arctic oil spill, says Steve Potter, principal consultant, SL Ross. Small spills can usually be handled by onsite personnel with rig- or platform-based boats and booms. Larger spills require more resources…

Norway awards APA licenses

Jan 16, 2013

Statoil receives 14 licenses during APA roundMinister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe (Photo: Lise Rist / OED)Forty companies walked away with shares in 51 new production licenses as part of Norway’s 2012 APA Round, the country’s…

Data Integrity

Jan 09, 2013

OE talked to Steve Knowles, president and CEO of Wood Group Mustang, asking ‘what will be the most important things in the coming years?’Knowles: I think that, although it’s not the expected subsea technology of big projects, rather, it’s data integrity associated with the projects…

It’s cold. It’s harsh. And it takes a lot of cash.

Jan 09, 2013

The challenges of drilling in the Arctic have become so multifaceted it’s hard to know what position folks line up behind. If it were just the usual environmentalist vs oil companies – and that fight is perennial to be sure – things would be clearer…

Promises, promises

Jan 04, 2013

'The most disappointing part of the empty energy pledges made by both candidates is that cutting oil imports does very little to address oil prices.'The US election is now over. However, from what the candidates said during the long campaign…

Solving the skills shortage

Jan 04, 2013

For years the oil & gas industry has faced a looming skills shortage: older, more experienced personnel are leaving the business while an influx of new blood with limited experience is coming onboard. Finding solutions for this skill shortage was on the minds of attendees at the Galveston forum…

Transocean fined $1.4B

Jan 03, 2013

Transocean pleads guilty for Gulf spill role Deepwater Horizon response efforts (Photo: USCG)Transocean has agreed to plead guilty for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and pay $1.4 billion in both criminal and civil fines, the U…

EPA head resigns

Dec 28, 2012

Lisa Jackson speaks at the WaterSense conference in Cleveland, OH (Photo: EPA)Jackson to leave EPA after State of the UnionHead of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson, will resign next month, the EPA announced on 27 December 2012…

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