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Semco Maritime Extends Maersk Innovator Cantilever

Sep 20, 2018

Maersk Drilling’s ultra-harsh environment jack-up Maersk Innovator is now heading for operation at the Buzzard field in the Central North Sea following a six-week yard stay at Invergordon, during which main contractor Semco Maritime has extended…

MacArtney Supplies Moog Focal LVEOS Swivel to FPSO

Sep 20, 2018

MacArtney said it has supplied a Low Voltage Electrical Optical Swivel (LVEOS) to Norwegian turret and loading systems provider for intended inclusion into a swivel stack for a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).OneSubsea…

O&G Output at Russia's Pacific Sakhalin Island Seen Down in 2019

Sep 20, 2018

Production of oil and natural gas at the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin is expected to decline next year, the local government said in an emailed response to a Reuters query.Sakhalin, which is also famous for producing seafood, derives most…

ESVAGT A/S: Working Closely with the Customer Results in High SOV Efficiency

Sep 20, 2018

Cooperation between ESVAGT and its customer maximizes uptime and increases operating efficiency in offshore wind farms.Since their launch in 2015, ESVAGT’s purpose-built service operation vessels (SOV) have established themselves among the most…

Forum Tackles Decom Challenges

Sep 20, 2018

At its inaugural Collaboration and Innovation in Decommissioning event earlier this month, Decom North Sea brought together more than 110 delegates – from operator and supply chain companies – to focus upon finding solutions to current and future decommissioning challenges…

West Hercules to Drill More Exploration Wells

Sep 19, 2018

Seadrill Norway Operations Limited has been awarded a contract for drilling two exploration wells for Equinor in the Barents Sea by use of the West Hercules rig. Drilling is scheduled to start in the spring of 2019.The contract includes options for drilling nine additional wells…

Morrison, iSIMS Introduce iJacket

Sep 19, 2018

Chet Morrison Contractors, an energy service company for the oil, gas and renewables industries, has formed a strategic partnership with iSIMS to launch a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design.The patented iJacket is more structurally…

Aker Bets on Software Engineers for Its Oil Business

Sep 19, 2018

When the owners of Norwegian oil firm Aker BP decided to digitise its assets and operations, they searched high and low for the right software company. But they failed to find a suitable one.So instead they set up their own, Cognite, to create digital maps of Aker BP's oil industry assets…

Shell Changes to North Sea Rotas Welcomed by Union Unite

Sep 18, 2018

* The Unite union in Scotland on Tuesday welcomed a decision by Shell to move to two weeks offshore and three weeks onshore schedules for workers in the British North Sea* Shell will switch to a less tiring rota system for its offshore workers in the North Sea…

Digitization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Sep 18, 2018

A new web-based tool is being used for the first time offshore for collecting, systematizing and presenting safety critical information on the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea.The system, developed by Eni Norge in cooperation with Safetec and SINTEF…

PTS Gains ATEX Certification for Test Pumps

Sep 18, 2018

An Aberdeen-based energy industry service company has become the first rental business in the UK to obtain vital safety accreditation for important offshore testing equipment.Pressure Test Solutions Ltd (PTS) has achieved ATEX certification…

Aker Solutions Wins Services Contract in Brazil

Sep 18, 2018

Petrobras has awarded Aker Solutions a contract to provide maintenance and modifications services for nine platforms at oil and gas fields in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.The Campos Basin extends approximately 100,000 square kilometers.…

Goliat Oilfield Shut for Maintenance

Sep 18, 2018

Oil production at Eni's Arctic Goliat field off the coast of Norway was shut on Monday for planned maintenance, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.The outage is expected to last for about 10 days, she added.Goliat, the world's northernmost producing oilfield…

BSM Launches a Offshore Division

Sep 18, 2018

In what can be construed as another positive sign for the turnaround of the offshore energy markets, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) said it has set up a new business unit to focus on the oil and gas and offshore energy renewables markets…

CNOOC Starts New Oil Production at Penglai Field

Sep 18, 2018

China's CNOOC Ltd started producing crude oil at 1/3/8/9 block of the Penglai 19-3 oilfield off north China's Bohai Bay, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.The new block currently has two wells in production and daily output is expected to reach a peak rate of 58…

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