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Gas leak at Elgin 'ongoing'

Mar 29, 2012

Total has confirmed that gas continues to leak from its Elgin well head platform in the UK North Sea as of 29 March 2012, four days after the incident occurred. In a statement, Total said the site is currently stable and that a gas cloud in the area is heading away from Elgin facilities…

Cold cure for piping connections

Mar 03, 2012

There is growing interest in ‘cold based’ operations which dispense completely with the gases, ignition sources, flames and hot work associated with welding for piping repair construction, modification and tie-in work, especially on ageing offshore infrastructure…

Handling the heat

Mar 03, 2012

The recently launched Pelagic CLEO high temperature subsea control fluid is hailed as breakthrough technology by its developer Niche Products. Developed to bridge the technology gap between water-based fluids and the extreme offshore HP/HT developments anticipated in future…

High-capacity subsea power cables

Mar 03, 2012

A range of robust subsea power cables qualified for long life and low life cycle cost applications has been launched by BPP Cables, a subsidiary of BPP-Tech. Targeting subsea, downhole and pipeline flow assurance applications, the advanced cable designs have been developed…

Trial run

Mar 03, 2012

Perth-based subsea engineering and remote technology firm Velocious has rolled out a new ‘mock’ ROV that the company says can be configured to any industry standard workclass ROV, including the six most widely used ROVs in subsea construction…

Ultrasonic scanning in depth

Mar 03, 2012

Automated ultrasonic inspection specialist Sonomatic is hailing its new MAG-Rover as the first remotely steerable ultrasonic scanner capable of deepwater operations.Designed and developed in-house over the past four years, the innovative scanner is capable of carrying out topside…

Star Information Systems

Mar 03, 2012

Norwegian technical ship and rig management services provider Star Information Systems (SIS) is establishing a permanent base in Rio de Janeiro, headed by Hans-Kristian Fjaerem. SIS customers operating in Brazil’s burgeoning offshore sector include Teekay Petrojarl…

Tenaris and CRC-Evans

Mar 03, 2012

Tenaris and CRC-Evans have entered into a commercial agreement to offer an integral package of tubular line pipe and welding technologies for offshore operations. The deal follows the technical cooperation agreement signed early last year, which…

Colin Erskine and Mike Grubb

Mar 03, 2012

Colin Erskine and Mike Grubb have been appointed global business director and technical manager, respectively, at Forum Subsea Technologies’ rental equipment and calibration services business unit, DPS Offshore.

Jeffrey Soine

Mar 03, 2012

Jeffrey Soine is CEO and president of Houston-based Renaissance Offshore, recently started up with a $300 million equity commitment from Quantum Energy Partners to acquire and redevelop legacy oil producing properties in the shallow water Gulf of Mexico…

Steve Preston

Mar 03, 2012

Steve Preston (pictured) and John Smith join the Offshore Installation Group (OIG) this month as CEO and executive vice chairman, respectively. Preston joins OIG from Heerema Marine Contractors where he served as EVP, commercial & technology…

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…

Bromwich disputes drilling backlog

Mar 02, 2012

BOEMRE director Michael Bromwich vows that deepwater drilling will return to the US Gulf of Mexico in the coming months, marking a return of exploration all but shut down after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But the oil & gas industry remains skeptical…

Arctic aspirations

Mar 02, 2012

In a world where two things are certain – death and taxes – Arctic exploration does offer a certain amount of certainty: just a little bit of information can completely alter the way the industry views a specific Arctic area. Industry leaders…

ROV products in action

Mar 01, 2012

Trial runPerth-based subsea engineering and remote technology firm Velocious has rolled out a new ‘mock' ROV that the company says can be configured to any industry standard workclass ROV, including the six most widely used ROVs in subsea construction…

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