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Technip awarded subsea contract for GOM project

Oct 14, 2013

Houston-based LLOG Exploration Offshore L.L.C. awarded Technip a substantial contract for the development of the Delta House field, located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The contract covers the project management…

Lundin plugs disappointing Sverdrup appraisal

Oct 14, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), announced the completion of wildcat well 6608/2-1S. The well was drilled in PL330 about 60km east-southeast of the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea…

Asset integrity – a global perspective

Oct 11, 2013

Atkins’ Ramsay Fraser looks at offshore asset integrity assessment techniques and how acceptance criteria depend on geographic region. Evaluation of the integrity of an offshore structure is one of the four key functions of an integrity…

Structural integrity management – from cradle to grave

Oct 11, 2013

Properly implemented, structural integrity management can provide structural integrity assurance from design to decommissioning, explains Mohammad Nabavian of Wood Group PSN. The concept of structural integrity management (SIM) for offshore installations is maturing…

AGR wins Statoil frame agreement

Oct 11, 2013

AGR's drilling and well consultancy has won a five-year frame agreement, starting January 2014, with Noway's Statoil. The agreement mainly covers Statoil’s operations in Norway, but the services may be performed globally. The contract has extension options…

Churchill Drilling Tools deploys DAV at record depth

Oct 10, 2013

Churchill Drilling Tools, provider of systems for the drilling and completions markets, has announced the deployment of its dart-activated DAV MX circulating valve at a record measured depth of 26,012 ft. The achievement was delivered out of Churchill’s recently-opened Houston base…

Corporate foreign policy

Oct 10, 2013

Developing economies continue to be a core feature of global exploration efforts. Dr Peter Davis looks at managing political, societal and ethical risks in such regions. As Dick Cheney once observed, “the good Lord didn’t see fit to put…

Wärtsilä launches new long-life seal ring

Oct 09, 2013

Wärtsilä has launched its new Bio Seal Ring product for maritime stern tube seal applications. It is the first seal on the market that works with environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL), also known as bio-degradable oils, for a lifetime of at least five years…

Helix MPT order for Huisman

Oct 09, 2013

Drilling, lifting and subsea solutions firm Huisman has won a new contract from Helix Energy Solutions Group for the delivery of a well intervention system. The new system is for Helix’s new-build semisubmersible Q7000. The system, which…

Barents activity remains high

Oct 09, 2013

A busy 2013 seismic acquisition season is continuing in the Barents Sea, with CGG announcing the completion of its second Broadseis campaign and Dolphin Geophysical launching a new survey. The increase in seismic acquisition activity in the area…

Wood Group and Siemens create JV

Oct 09, 2013

UK-based engineering firm Wood Group is to form a joint venture with Germany’s Siemens to provide integrated rotating equipment services.  The JV will comprise the maintenance and power solutions businesses of Wood Group GTS (excluding its Rolls Wood Group…

Jumbo Kinetic vessel launch in Croatia

Oct 08, 2013

Jumbo shares this footage from the launch of its new K3000 vessels at Brodosplit Shipyard in Croatia. The vessels have large, unobstructed hold and flush decks and are certified 1A Finnish Swedish Ice Class, for operations in Arctic areas…

Enermech lands £90m funding package

Oct 08, 2013

Two banks have joined Bank of Scotland to provide a £90 million funding package for oil and gas engineering group EnerMech. EnerMech said the addition of backing from Norwegian bank DNB and HSBC to that of its support from Bank of Scotland reflected its recent growth…

Viking takes stake in Saatsea

Oct 08, 2013

Life-saving equipment firm Viking has bought a major stake in IT startup Saatsea. The firm, which will be renamed Viking Saatsea, provides cloud-based onboard training and competence management systems to industry.  It was set up…

Corac developing in-pipe gas compressor

Oct 08, 2013

Corac Group subsidiary Corac Energy Technologies (CET) has signed an amendment to its contract with Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, for a revised scope of work to develop an in-pipe gas compressor (IGC).  The amendment will enable CET to support the design…

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