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RWE Dea UK extends work with ODE

Sep 26, 2013

German operator RWE Dea UK has agreed a five year, £40 million, contract with engineering and operations support services contractor Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) to support its southern North Sea fields.  ODE has already been working for RWE…

Bexco launches test bench first

Sep 25, 2013

Synthetic rope manufacturer Bexco has invested in a new test bench facility capable of automated testing 25m lengths of rope for one week or longer, with remote electronic data interchange and on-site certification of made-to measure rope solutions…

Ecosse SCAR completes wind project

Sep 25, 2013

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a £4.7 million boulder clearing and pre-lay trenching project, which it claims has been one of the most successful in the wind energy sector. As subcontractor to Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC)…

Inocean wins Statoil arctic drillship contract

Sep 25, 2013

Statoil awarded Oslo-based Inocean a contract for concept design and option for the front-end engineering design of a new arctic drillship. The new gneeration Cat I drillship will be tailored for the Statoil Arctic step-up program…

Noble spin off plan

Sep 25, 2013

Noble Corporation has announced plans to spin off its standard specification drilling units into a new separate company. The new company will own and operate standard specification drilling units from the Noble fleet, with the new company focusing on high-specification assets…

Valhall job sparks rig order

Sep 25, 2013

Maersk Drilling has ordered potentially up to three new ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs, underpinned by a five year contract with BP for plugging and abandonment work on the Norwegian North Sea Valhall field.  The first new rig, an XL Enhanced 4…

Offshore Solutions signs Maersk contract

Sep 24, 2013

Offshore Solutions BV (OS), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV, has signed a North Sea contract with Maersk Oil UK to provide marine access support to the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Global Producer III…

PSV delivered to Blue Ship

Sep 24, 2013

The platform supply vessel Blue Protector was delivered from Ulstein Verft to the owner Blue Ship Invest. It will be managed by Atlantic Offshore for the spot market in the North Sea. Blue Protector is the final newbuild in a series of six platform supply vessels (PSV) of the PX121 design…

Multi-agency helicopter review

Sep 24, 2013

A combined force of European and Norwegian civil aviation authorities is to carry out a review of North Sea helicopter operations. The joint review will involve the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)…

FOGL closing in on rig

Sep 24, 2013

Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL) has said it is moving closer to securing a rig for a 2014 drilling campaign in the remote Falklands region. The firm, focused on areas to the south and east of the Falkland Islands, said a rig enquiry had been issued and available units identified…

Sandvik acquires TPS

Sep 24, 2013

Sandvik Venture has acquired the German company TechnoPartner Samtronic (TPS), a manufacturer of scattering machines and double belt presses. The company’s core capabilities are reinforced Teflon belt-based double belt press machines…

Technip on Statoil riser renewal campaign

Sep 24, 2013

Technip has been awarded a contract by Statoil for the fabrication and supply of flexible risers for several fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract includes options for further risers and flowlines. The flexible pipes…

Iskrystall wildcat proves gas

Sep 23, 2013

Statoil ASA, along with partners Eni Norge and Petoro, made a gas discovery at the Iskrystall prospect on PL608 off Norway in the Barents Sea. The well is approximately 30km southwest of 7220/8-1 Johan Castberg and about 240km north of Hammerfest…

Thalassa buys GO Science

Sep 23, 2013

Thalassa has agreed a deal to buy Go Science for £3.6 million from administrators. Go Science, which employs six people, provides mobile sensor grid services and products, in the UK and overseas, to the oil and gas, defense and homeland security sectors…

Ithaca agrees string of deals

Sep 23, 2013

Ithaca Energy has agreed string of farm-out deals on a number of UK North Sea assets.  Newly formed private-equity backed Oyster Petroleum is to take a 9% working interest in west of Shetland licences containing the Handcross prospect…

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