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Powering up to meet market demand

Apr 08, 2010

With the offshore umbilicals market emerging from its recent slumbers and power cable demand from both the oil & gas and wind energy sectors picking up strongly, further expansion of Nexans’ Halden facility in Norway could well follow the current…

Safety culture a practical approach

Apr 08, 2010

Since Heerema Marine Contractors introduced its Incident & Injury Free initiative in 2008 for both its own personnel (offshore and onshore) and the subcontractors they work with, reactions from clients and contractors have been very positive and the results have been impressive…

Marine access step-changer

Apr 08, 2010

Mounted onboard the GDF Suez E&P Nederland chartered multi-purpose supply vessel REM Mermaid, Offshore Solutions BV’s offshore access system has notched up over 1000 operational connections without any lost time incidents. The OAS, a heave compensated…

DSV designed for harsh North Sea service

Apr 08, 2010

Zierikzee-based Noordhoek Offshore recently took delivery of its new diving support vessel, the DP2 Noordhoek Constructor, from the Niigata Yard in Japan. Specifically designed for diving operations in the harsh North Sea environment, the new…

Marine Renewables

Apr 07, 2010

Statoil on the wind energy learning curve...At an energy seminar in Bergen last month, Statoil said it would use its expertise in its commitment to offshore wind power. The Norwegian operator, which is gradually building up its wind energy portfolio…

Aluminium 'firsts' for Valhall heli hangar

Apr 01, 2010

Dutch specialist Bayards Aluminium Constructions added another impressive achievement to its catalogue of offshore industry credits last year when the industry’s first aluminium heli hangar left the company’s Heijningen yard production hall…

Measuring the success of EM

Mar 09, 2010

A small test offshore Norway could spark a new flame of interest in offshore electromagnetic survey (EM) technology. Andrew McBarnet explains.Last year you could sense the despondency affecting the two principal proponents of marine controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) surveys…

Timely innovation the key

Mar 04, 2010

‘Innovation Now’ was the over arching theme of the 11th GE Oil & Gas annual meeting held in Florence early February.Meg Chesshyre was among the 930 industry attendees from 69 countries.--GE Oil & Gas’ Drilling & Production division confirmed…

Being prepared holds key to rapid response

Mar 04, 2010

To share industry knowledge concerning the latest developments in emergency preparedness for subsea pipelines, TDW Offshore Services AS hosted its first pipeline conference in Stavanger, Norway. OE reviews some of the key issues and talking points…

Banking on offshore

Mar 03, 2010

With the offshore wind sector already garnering government support and increasingly piquing the interest of the private sector, the banking sector will become progressively more involved in this industry as installed capacity grows and market share increases…

SeaGen delivers

Feb 16, 2010

The technical director and co-founder of Marine Current Turbines (MCT), the Bristol-based company that designed and developed the world’s only commercial scale tidal stream turbine – SeaGen – reports that it is now running at full power and fully automatically…

Renewables - Round 3 ups the windfarm ante

Feb 16, 2010

The Crown Estate, owner of the UK’s coastal seabeds, last month granted rights in Round 3 to energy companies in nine coastal zones to develop the biggest expansion of wind energy seen in the world so far. Meg Chesshyre reports.--Round 3 has…

20:20 vision in sight

Feb 16, 2010

A new flow assurance solution promises improved accuracy as part of a next-generation integrated production management system and as a standalone engineering tool. OE looks at LedaFlow’s performance to date and future potential.At 143km, the…

NOCs maintain recruitment tempo

Feb 09, 2010

Two very different reactions were apparent in the latest Schlumberger Business Consulting’s annual benchmark survey of oil and gas engineer recruitment, unveiled in Paris at the energy sector management consultant’s human resources summit for energy leaders from some 60 companies…

Keep gas on the front burner

Feb 09, 2010

While a nationwide freeze and the world’s biggest windfarm licensing round hogged Britain’s headlines last month, Oil & Gas UK energy policy manager David Odling issued a timely reminder of the need to bolster indigenous gas production.Calling…

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