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Lamprell delivers in Caspian

Nov 08, 2013

Lamprell has completed and delivered the first of two Caspian Sea jackup rigs following tow out from the Astrakhan re-assembly yard. The new rig will now start its first contract in the Caspian Sea.  Good progress is being made on a second Caspian Sea jackup…

Long series for IHC Merwede

Nov 07, 2013

Over recent months, IHC Merwede’s Offshore Division has been successful in securing orders for the design, engineering and construction of a total of 10 pipe-laying vessels. These vessels will be built in the covered hall at the IHC Krimpen facility…

Ivar Aasen first steel cut

Nov 07, 2013

Det norske oljeselskap ASA has celebrated first steel cutting on both the topsides and jacket of its Ivar Aasen platform for the North Sea.  Image: First steel cutting at Arbatax, Sardinia. First steel for the 14,400-ton jacket was cut at Arbatax…

Gaming technology goes upstream

Nov 07, 2013

Through its development in the gaming and defense sectors, gaming technology is being adopted by various industries, including oil and gas. Elaine Maslin reports. The gaming industry has become big business - bigger than the movie business…

The piece small challenge

Nov 07, 2013

Large structures in deep water Gulf of Mexico are set to challenge established decommissioning methodologies in the basin, while the North Sea still awaits its bow-wave of activity. Elaine Maslin reports. Globally, the offshore decommissioning market has largely been limited to two basins…

Global Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

Transboundary may head to committee The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate’s version of the bill, passed last month (October)…

Prosafe orders two accommodation units

Nov 07, 2013

Prosafe has agreed a letter of intent (LoI) with COSCO (Qidong) Offshore Co. Ltd. for the engineering, procurement and construction of two semi-submersible accommodation vessels, with options for four further units. The vessels will be…

Visund start-up for Statoil

Nov 07, 2013

Statoil has started production from the Visund North oil and gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The total recoverable reserves are estimated at 29MM boe and the total investment for the field development is NOK3.3 billion…

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…

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