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RINA

Jan 10, 2012

Classification society RINA expects its recent move to take control of Italian engineering consultancy D’Appolonia to boost group turnover by almost 50% and significantly strengthen its expertise and range of services in the offshore and port development fields…

Susan Cunningham

Jan 10, 2012

ALL RHODES LEAD TO . . .: Susan Cunningham (pictured), SVP worldwide exploration at Noble Energy, received the Rhodes Petroleum Industry Leadership Award in Houston last month. It was one of six awards presented by the Petroleum Division…

Active heave compensation comes of age subsea

Jan 01, 2012

With 22 active heave compensated (AHC) cranes ranging from 10t to 250t currently operational on its vessels and another 17 on order, French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services considers itself something of an authority on AHC crane capabilities…

Location, location, location

Dec 01, 2011

Offshore rig and vessel repair continues to produce attractive returns for yards that are well placed strategically and geographically. OE checks out the latest developments at two players – one in Bahrain, the other in Gibraltar – still relatively…

Calm buoy hose deployment

Nov 01, 2011

A deployment system for the installation of large-diameter, reinforced, bonded rubber hose offloading lines for catenary anchor leg mooring buoys has been developed by floating production and mooring systems company SBM Offshore and handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems…

Heavy lifter goes for growth

Nov 01, 2011

With a number of new vessels in the works and others just starting to make their presence felt in the market, Jumbo Offshore's recent announcement that it will build a new-generation K-Class heavylift vessel suggests there's still plenty of competitive juice in the offshore installation…

Bespoke frame guides RAT upending

Nov 01, 2011

An innovative installation approach was adopted this summer for a Dutch riser access tower constructed under Shell's SWEEP gas accumulation development programme. David Morgan reports.The 800t riser access tower (RAT) was fabricated by Mercon…

Super-sizing for market success

Sep 01, 2011

The offshore yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea will start cutting steel for Dockwise's new marine transportation super vessel in September. David Morgan reports.Previously referred to as ‘Type 0' but officially named as Dockwise Vanguard on 19 August…

Steady as she goes

Sep 01, 2011

The steady workload situation at Schiedam-based HSM Offshore continues to be the envy of many North Sea fabricators. Business was good when OE last visited the yard a year ago; it’s got even better since, as David Morgan reports.Back in the summer of 2010 Total’s K5-CU platform (850t topsides…

Aluminium spreads its wings

Sep 01, 2011

The offshore helideck market continues to be a strong focus of Nieuw-Lekkerland headquartered aluminium specialist Bayards, which continues to optimise its product range and extend the global spread its offshore sector sales.The company is currently…

Succeeding at the front end

Sep 01, 2011

With a series of North Sea contracts under its belt, project management company EPC Offshore is on track for £6 million-plus turnover in only its second year of business. In the first of OE’s reports on some of the people and companies illuminating today’s Aberdeen offshore scene…

Spreading the word

Sep 01, 2011

‘We don’t see ourselves as just the crane people, we want to be seen as a lifting solutions provider.’ So says Doug Sedge, the highly regarded and much travelled chief executive of Sparrows. He talks to Meg Chesshyre.As a company we have a significantly large engineering resource base…

Downhole monitoring at the edge

Sep 01, 2011

Downhole gauges and ESP bypass systems are among the home-grown, leading edge offerings in the Zenith Oilfield Technology portfolio. Meg Chesshyre met up with managing director Greg Davie to find out what else the company has in the works.Based near Aberdeen…

Rising ambitions

Aug 01, 2011

Technological barriers and operator requirements can limit the possibilities available to offshore design teams when it comes to engineering a production riser plan for a deepwater facility. Hybrid solutions and composites will offer some relief…

Petrobras probes beneath the pre-salt

Jul 07, 2011

The name Petrobras these days invokes thoughts of large, pre-salt discoveries, for good reason. Since announcing the Tupi pre-salt find in 2006, the Brazilian operator has made giant strides in developing and refining the technology needed to find and produce the oil hiding beneath the salt layer…

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