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Maersk Guardian receives J D Neuhaus hoists

Nov 28, 2012

Hoists on the Maersk GuardianFour J D Neuhaus type EH50 air operated monorail hoists have been supplied and mounted by Westcon Løfteteknikk AS of Bergen to the Maersk offshore rig Guardian.These products have been specified for the synchronized lifting and handling of an 18…

products in action- February 2012

Nov 27, 2012

‘World first’ 10k drilling riser The offshore engineering team at Aquaterra Energy is hailing the 10,000psi-rated, 20in ID full bore drilling riser it recently installed for Apache North Sea as a world first. Designed specifically for Apache…

Technip wins GirRI EPIC

Nov 19, 2012

Girassol FPSOTechnip has won an EPIC contract for the second phase of Total E&P Angola's Girassol Resoucres Iniatives (GirRI) project, the company announced on 13 November 2012.Technip will provide project management, engineering, fabrication…

Proserv wins Cygnus topside controls

Nov 12, 2012

Proserv workerAMEC has chosen Proserv to supply topside control equipment for GDF Suez's Cygnus field development on the southern North Sea, Proserv announced on 8 November 2012.Under the terms of the $1.9 million contract, Proserv will supply the design…

Faster Jumper Metrology

Nov 10, 2012

One of the three flexible jumpers is prepared for deployment. Technip completed the entire process of measuring, fabricating and installing the jumpers in less than eight daysWorking offshore Egypt at West Delta Deep Marine, Technip completed…

Drillers on road to recovery

Nov 01, 2012

Rising day rates and demand for drilling in deepwater environments are helping the offshore drilling sector recover from not just the global economic gloom of recent years but also the post-Macondo drilling moratorium in the US. According to…

Dunlin’s flare for fast-tracking

Nov 01, 2012

'There was a great buzz throughout the project, a real sense of achievement all the way through.' Jim Thompson, Aker SolutionsA novel approach to installation of a new flare line, flare access stairway and flare tips was adopted on Fairfield Energy's Dunlin Alpha platform last summer…

Aquaterra Energy

Oct 12, 2012

Aquaterra Energy opened an office in Aberdeen last month. The company’s team there, working on drilling riser systems, offshore platforms, subsea templates and the like, is headed by GM Eric Doyle who commented: ‘We are developing the expertise…

Rig delays dampen deepwater carnival

Oct 01, 2012

Brazil’s oil & gas potential continues to grab the industry headlines, with Petrobras confirming more than a score of offshore discoveries, most of them deepwater, in the last 18 months alone. Newcomer OGX confirmed a number of discoveries too…

Polymer Prowess

Sep 12, 2012

Leicester-based materials specialist Nylacast, which prides itself on being able to provide a full engineering polymer solution, with full traceability from raw chemistry through to end components in any quantity, was among the UK companies…

Green light for Cygnus gas giant

Sep 01, 2012

A flurry of early contracts marked August's official sanction of the £1.4 billion development of Cygnus, the largest southern North Sea gas discovery in the last 25 years. Meg Chesshyre reports.GDF Suez, which will operate Cygnus on behalf of partners Centrica and Bayerngas…

Roomans returns to his roots

Sep 01, 2012

Seeking to bolster its engineering support capability for a growing DP3 hybrid vessel fleet, the Sea Trucks Group occupied smart new premises in Rotterdam earlier this year. For founder and chief executive Jacques Roomans the move might suggest a return to his roots but…

Single lift message spreads to wind turbine generators

Sep 01, 2012

A new method of installing wind turbine generators in a single lift is being promoted among potential clients and turbine manufacturers by Seaway Heavy Lifting. The contractor is hoping to conduct a full-scale test next season using its new DP monohull…

Subsea sector recruitment: rekindling a love of engineering

Sep 01, 2012

The extreme shortage of skilled personnel in the oil & gas industry is arguably the industry's biggest challenge today. Technical solutions may have changed but new challenges remain, particularly in the specialist area of subsea engineering…

Subseas strategic enabler

Sep 01, 2012

Purpose-built to match the evolving needs of deepwater subsea developments, the Seven Borealis promises to set a new benchmark in the subsea world. Terry Knott was invited to visit the vessel as it neared completion in the Netherlands.When Subsea…

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