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Viking, Chan partner on jackup

Nov 07, 2013

Viking Offshore & Marine will partner with Chan Kwan Bian (Chan) to construct a $180MM drilling jackup rig, marking Viking’s entrance into the rig building and rig charter market. Executive Director Daniel Lin said that with this agreement…

Alaska wave energy boost

Nov 05, 2013

ORPC Solutions, a subsidiary of Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), is to provide project management and services to Resolute Marine Energy’s (RME) Yakutat Wave Energy Project in Alaska. Located on the Gulf of Alaska 200 miles northwest of Juneau…

Siri could restart Q2

Nov 04, 2013

Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has said production is expected to restart from the Siri platform, offshore Denmark, in Q2 2014.  Production from the platform will be at reduced volumes until the Siri platform is permanently repaired…

University launches subsea engineering program

Nov 01, 2013

The University of Houston’s Subsea Engineering program is the first of its kind in the US. The program—founded by mechanical engineering professor and director of UH Subsea, Matthew Franchek— is in its inaugural year operating with a 10-course…

Visualizing operations in Technip’s model lab

Nov 01, 2013

Physical modeling of deepwater projects can be a very useful tool. Despite the advent of computer modeling and immersive computer visualization environments, physical 3D models help vessel operators, riggers, and field engineers find potential problem areas and resolve spatial issues…

Eni tests AUV technology

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge is testing an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed to carry out subsea environmental monitoring along predetermined tracks. The project is part of investment by Eni Norge in research and development linked to new and improved techniques for monitoring the marine environment…

Eni Norge opens Hammerfest office

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge has opened a new operations center in Hammerfest as part of its expansion in northern Norway and the Barents Sea.  Eni has been active in the region since the start of the 1990s and is developing the Goliat oil field - the first oil field to be developed in the Barents Sea…

Kvaerner in Moscow move

Oct 30, 2013

Norwegian engineering and construction firm Kvaerner has opened an office in Moscow to position itself for future arctic construction projects. Kvaerner's office in Moscow is being led by Andrey Plotnikov, with a staff of 10 people currently focusing on business development activities…

IntecSea's FHSB semisub design accommodates dry trees

Oct 24, 2013

INTECSEA, a global company within the Worley Parsons Group, is featuring its new semisubmersible design at the Deep Offshore Technology (DOT) conference this week. The company says the new design enables dry tree applications in harsh environments…

Russia's arctic production needs

Oct 16, 2013

More needs to be done to develop Russian subsea production capabilities in order to develop hydrocarbon resources in Russia’s arctic seas, SPE Arctic & Extreme heard in Moscow yesterday. According Gazprom, there is an estimated 21-46Billion tons of oil and 36…

Technip awarded subsea contract for GOM project

Oct 14, 2013

Houston-based LLOG Exploration Offshore L.L.C. awarded Technip a substantial contract for the development of the Delta House field, located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The contract covers the project management…

AGR wins Statoil frame agreement

Oct 11, 2013

AGR's drilling and well consultancy has won a five-year frame agreement, starting January 2014, with Noway's Statoil. The agreement mainly covers Statoil’s operations in Norway, but the services may be performed globally. The contract has extension options…

Wood Group and Siemens create JV

Oct 09, 2013

UK-based engineering firm Wood Group is to form a joint venture with Germany’s Siemens to provide integrated rotating equipment services.  The JV will comprise the maintenance and power solutions businesses of Wood Group GTS (excluding its Rolls Wood Group…

Enermech lands £90m funding package

Oct 08, 2013

Two banks have joined Bank of Scotland to provide a £90 million funding package for oil and gas engineering group EnerMech. EnerMech said the addition of backing from Norwegian bank DNB and HSBC to that of its support from Bank of Scotland reflected its recent growth…

Ramboll takes over Excel

Oct 03, 2013

Engineering consultancy Ramboll has acquired Houston-based Excel Engineering, giving it an entry to the US oil and gas market. The agreement was signed in Houston by John Sørensen, managing director, Ramboll Oil & Gas and Mostafa Jamal…

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