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IMR fleet troubleshoots 1.8 million barrels a day

Apr 01, 2012

French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services calculates that its seven inspection, maintenance and repair vessels working offshore West Africa have supported hydrocarbon production to the tune of 1.8 million boe/d over an eight-year period…

Raising the bar

Apr 01, 2012

India's biggest offshore lift to date – the 4000t MLQ (Mumbai Living Quarters) module, designed and constructed by Larsen & Toubro for ONGC – was successfully carried out by Seaway Heavy Lifting's new 5000t lift capacity heavylift vessel Oleg Strashnov on 12 February…

Gudrun enters construction phase

Apr 01, 2012

Operator Statoil and contractor Aker Solutions jointly hosted an open house in Stavanger recently to review progress on Gudrun – currently the biggest project in Statoil and now ramping up for the construction phase – and share learnings on this and other areas of Norwegian offshore activity…

Putting pressure on the seabed

Apr 01, 2012

Three Norwegian projects are racing to deliver a subsea technology solution that promises to yield major rewards for the industry. Terry Knott provides a thumbnail sketch of the subsea gas compression ambitions for the Åsgard, Gullfaks and Ormen Lange fields…

Lightweight cable first

Mar 03, 2012

The new Huisman-supplied ‘super fly jib’ on the BigLift Shipping heavylifter Happy Buccaneer made its operational debut recently. Teijin Aramid’s lightweight Twaron fibre, said to be five times stronger than steel, was employed for the first…

Aker Solutions

Mar 03, 2012

Aker Solutions is strengthening its presence in northern Norway with the acquisition of Sandnessjøen Engineering, which has for 20 years supplied engineering and project management services to the oil & gas and construction industries in the Sandnessjøen area…

Petrofac

Mar 03, 2012

Petrofac has acquired KW, a UK-based high-end subsea pipeline consulting and engineering services business with offices in Woking and Aberdeen.

Safety and innovation on OTC agenda

Mar 03, 2012

Now in its 43rd year, the Offshore Technology Conference returns to Houston’s Reliant Park 30 April-3 May. Almost as old as the offshore industry itself, the annual gathering has thrived throughout an E&P era marked by peaks, valleys, tremendous…

Heading for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

Saipem's new pipelay giant Castorone, currently under construction at Keppel shipyard in Singapore, will replace the veteran Castoro Sei as the contractor's flagship vessel for laying large diameter pipelines and serving the growing deep- and ultra-deepwater markets…

Coatings cut to a new cloth

Mar 01, 2012

Whether it's providing protection for kit in HP/HT environments, keeping corrosion at bay or defending vessels against fouling or iceberg damage, the offshore industry sure does ask a lot of its paint jobs nowadays.Jennifer Pallanich talks to…

CSA International and EGS Survey Group

Feb 10, 2012

CSA International and EGS Survey Group have formed a new Houston-based joint venture company, EGS Metocean Sound Sciences (MSS), to provide metocean and acoustic monitoring services, including consultancy and the collection of high-quality data to assist in engineering…

Kürvers

Feb 10, 2012

German steel piping procurement group Kürvers has opened a Johannesburg office, led by regional director Tim Booth, to service the burgeoning Sub-Saharan EPC market.

Petrofac and Schlumberger

Feb 10, 2012

The integrated energy services and production management divisions of Petrofac and Schlumberger, respectively, have signed a co-operation agreement under which they will establish a working relationship to deliver integrated and high-value production…

Society of Petroleum Engineers and Getenergy

Feb 10, 2012

The Society of Petroleum Engineers and Getenergy are working together to bring providers of education, training and national workforce development to their respective global oil and gas industry events under a three-year agreement commencing in June 2012.

Flowline installed

Feb 10, 2012

Mooring Systems’ 150t spooler for the BP Valhall flowline.Aberdeen-based Moorings Systems has completed the installation of a flexible export flowline to transfer water to a DP tanker at the BP Valhall platform complex in the Norwegian North Sea…

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