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Crowley Maritime

Mar 03, 2012

The solutions group of Crowley Maritime and PB Towage, part of the Pacific Basin Shipping group, have formed a business alliance that combines their respective services and regional positioning to collectively broaden their project management…

Alexandre Imperial

Mar 03, 2012

Alexandre Imperial has been named MD of DNV’s new deepwater technology centre in Singapore.

Irwan Halik

Mar 03, 2012

Irwan Halik heads Peak Well Systems’ newly opened Southeast Asia regional office in Kuala Lumpur as technical sales manager. Halik, a petroleum engineer, was with ExxonMobil E&P Malaysia for five years, latterly as a subsurface engineer specialising in well interventions.

Handling the heat subsea

Mar 01, 2012

Subsea hot tapping specialist TD Williamson has been called upon lately to assist with a number of Southeast Asian gas line tie-ins without recourse to costly and disruptive production shutdowns. TDW's Bancha Pitayagulsarn and Ray Foster discuss the planning and successful execution of these jobs…

Asian players land bigger fish

Mar 01, 2012

The mix of orders for all categories of drillings rigs continues, with Asia Pacific and Middle East shipyards and their overseas affiliates indicating a marked drift away from jackups and towards ever larger semisubmersibles and ultra-deepwater drillships…

Rented Accommodation

Jan 10, 2012

The Ferguson Group has established a new, purpose-built base in Perth, Western Australia, for its range of rental offshore containers and accommodation and engineering modules. The yard and office facilities have been designed specifically…

Denis Welch

Jan 10, 2012

Denis Welch has been appointed CEO of IHC Merwede in Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, he is tasked with reinforcing the Dutch company’s regional identity and expanding its Asiancentred operations.

Li Fanrong

Jan 10, 2012

CNOOC Ltd has a new CEO, Li Fanrong, following Yang Hua’s decision to relinquish the post and devote more time to his role as president of the parent China National Offshore Oil Corporation. Li Fanrong, an engineer, was appointed president of…

Reducing risk and cost offshore Malaysia

Nov 01, 2011

Combining Alternate Path shunt tube technology with concentric sandface completion systems is improving operational efficiency and economics while bringing new life to old offshore wells in Malaysian waters. Here, Schlumberger's Shahryar Saebi and Sergey…

Flintstone first offshore China

Sep 01, 2011

The latest addition to Tideway’s fallpipe vessel fleet was named Flintstone during a high-tech ceremony in Zeebrugge, Belgium, in July – but the vessel itself was 11,000km away in Singapore being readied for an inaugural assignment in Chinese waters…

Johor plants raises wire rope stakes

Sep 01, 2011

A new steel wire rope plant is taking shape for Kiswire on the Malaysian coast with the present and future needs of the offshore industry very much in mind.Of the 130,000t of wire rope the company already produces annually, some 30,000t is…

A growing stain on China's energy sector

Sep 01, 2011

It took a month to admit that there was an oil spill in China’s Bohai Bay, from June 4 – when it happened – to July 5 when China’s The Global Times, in an unusual reaction from a presumably government controlled newspaper, wrote: ‘We cannot…

Future focus

May 01, 2011

For Fluor, America is only one land of opportunity. Recent contract wins for work offshore Australia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East have buoyed Fluor's backlog. Jennifer Pallanich talks to Fluor executives about recent contract wins and Fluor's offshore strategy…

Quake shakes up Asian LNG market

May 01, 2011

March's Japanese earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear contamination at the Fukushima power plant spawned a disaster that will be hard to remedy or forget. As usual the events have had a number of dimensions, mostly unfortunate for that country no matter how developed and prosperous it has been…

Fire from ice: progress to date

Apr 01, 2011

The current state of development of methane hydrate resources – ‘from Mallik to the Nankai Trough' – was examined by an international symposium in Japan late last year. Two of the participants, Professor Andrew Palmer and Simon Falser from the…

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