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Could water worries scupper shale gas?

May 20, 2010

Water shortages could pose as great a threat to energy security as political instability or terrorism, leading peak oil theorist Matt Simmons told delegates at the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference in Seattle, Washington, last month…

Virginia sale to test Atlantic interest

May 20, 2010

The scheduled 2012 lease sale offshore Virginia will proceed, even without the environmental impact studies necessary to allow oil & gas exploration in place, according to MMS director Liz Burnham.The sale – the first on the US Atlantic OCS…

DSV designed for harsh North Sea service

Apr 08, 2010

Zierikzee-based Noordhoek Offshore recently took delivery of its new diving support vessel, the DP2 Noordhoek Constructor, from the Niigata Yard in Japan. Specifically designed for diving operations in the harsh North Sea environment, the new…

Marine Renewables

Apr 07, 2010

Statoil on the wind energy learning curve...At an energy seminar in Bergen last month, Statoil said it would use its expertise in its commitment to offshore wind power. The Norwegian operator, which is gradually building up its wind energy portfolio…

Aluminium 'firsts' for Valhall heli hangar

Apr 01, 2010

Dutch specialist Bayards Aluminium Constructions added another impressive achievement to its catalogue of offshore industry credits last year when the industry’s first aluminium heli hangar left the company’s Heijningen yard production hall…

Banking on offshore

Mar 03, 2010

With the offshore wind sector already garnering government support and increasingly piquing the interest of the private sector, the banking sector will become progressively more involved in this industry as installed capacity grows and market share increases…

South Pars in progress

Mar 03, 2010

Last December, OE carried a report by the National Iranian Gas Company on the key facets and status of its massive, 24-phase South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf. Here, with the help of local contractor IOEC, we put together…

Subsea Connection

Mar 03, 2010

SUBSEA CONNECTION: The Aberdeen-based Hydro Group has secured a £500,000 contract from JDR Cable Systems to provide a new high voltage subsea connector for the UK's pioneering Wave Hub wave and tidal energy infrastructure project.--Being developed by the South West Regional Development Agency…

Select model

Feb 16, 2010

When it comes to single trip multizone completions, Weatherford is ‘looking at four specific types of completions’ in its current offering, says Keith Parry, the service company’s global director of business development. These are: the Advanced Reservoir Management System (ARMS)…

SeaGen delivers

Feb 16, 2010

The technical director and co-founder of Marine Current Turbines (MCT), the Bristol-based company that designed and developed the world’s only commercial scale tidal stream turbine – SeaGen – reports that it is now running at full power and fully automatically…

Keep gas on the front burner

Feb 09, 2010

While a nationwide freeze and the world’s biggest windfarm licensing round hogged Britain’s headlines last month, Oil & Gas UK energy policy manager David Odling issued a timely reminder of the need to bolster indigenous gas production.Calling…

NOCs maintain recruitment tempo

Feb 09, 2010

Two very different reactions were apparent in the latest Schlumberger Business Consulting’s annual benchmark survey of oil and gas engineer recruitment, unveiled in Paris at the energy sector management consultant’s human resources summit for energy leaders from some 60 companies…

New light on loops

Feb 09, 2010

In a development that could have far-reaching implications for oil & gas operators in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, researchers last month released the findings of a two-year study that could help scientists better predict the behavior of the region’s powerful loop current and its eddies…

Ready for the uptick

Jan 06, 2010

Having launched its Fluor Offshore Solutions arm in 2008, Fluor has been busy situating itself to win subsea work when the offshore oil & gas market starts its uptick. The firm most recently announced an alliance with China's Offshore Oil Engineering…

Deep flexpipe under surveillance

Jan 05, 2010

Technip and Schlumberger have signed a global co-operation agreement jointly to develop subsea integrity and surveillance solutions for flexible pipes used in deep offshore oil and gas production.The new agreement extends a collaboration between the companies that began in 1998…

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