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Belden launches industrial ethernet switches for harsh environments

Jul 07, 2014

Belden Inc. has launched two new robust entry-level switches in its Hirschmann product range. The new SPIDER II 16TX EEC and SPIDER II 16TX/2DS-S EEC switches have a high port density, thus offering a cost-effective means for implementing industrial Ethernet technology…

Kobe Steel enters Brazil compressor market

Jul 07, 2014

Kobe Steel, Ltd. announced that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil Servicos Empresariais Ltda., has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors. Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil (KMB) is Kobe Steel's first location established in Brazil…

Siemens Scada software goes mobile

Jul 07, 2014

The Siemens Industry Automation Division announced it has extended the range of functions of the Simatic WinCC Scada (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software in its latest version 7.3 and added the Simatic WinCC/WebUX V7.3 option package for mobile applications…

Rockwell Automation announces new WAP

Jul 07, 2014

Rockwell Automation announced the launch of the Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100 wireless access point (WAP) featuring a work group bridge, designed to make accessing critical production data easier within the manufacturing enterprise.Unlike typical…

TE completes acquisition of the SEACON Group

Jul 02, 2014

TE Connectivity Ltd. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the SEACON group, a worldwide provider of underwater connector technology and systems (map of SEACON Group locations at right). The El Cajon, California-based…

SPE Russian Oil & Gas Conference announced

Jul 02, 2014

On the 14-16 October, the 5th biennial edition of SPE Russian Oil & Gas, Exploration and Production Technical Conference and Exhibition will be taking place at the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow. The organizers are expecting a total…

CGG Opens Myanmar Subsurface Imaging Center

Jul 02, 2014

CGG announced its recent inauguration of an open subsurface imaging center in Yangon to service and support anticipated growth in Myanmar’s oil and gas exploration sector. The new center is the first of its kind to be opened in Myanmar by a major international geoscience company…

Kvaerner and COOEC join forces

Jul 02, 2014

Norway's Kvaerner and China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC) have officially opened an engineering joint venture, Kvaerner COOEC Engineering & Technology (KCET), in Qingdao, Shandong, China.  KCET will carry out and further develop…

Polarcus starts 3D multi-client survey off Ireland

Jul 01, 2014

Polarcus Amani has mobilized for a 4400sq km RIGHTBAND 3D multi-client survey in the Southern Porcupine basin, offshore Ireland. The multi-client project, being acquired in collaboration with ION GeoVentures and GeoPartners, will be the largest…

Can we “gamify” social networking?

Jul 01, 2014

Can social networking help increase production and improve operations? Yes, in a word. But, it is not quite as simple as that. Social networks, for a start, are not limited to, or defined by, the platforms most of us hear about daily—Facebook…

Subsea 7 receives heavy duty ORT's

Jun 27, 2014

Subsea 7, announced it has received a delivery of a consignment of acoustic release transponders and accompanying heavy duty release frames from Sonardyne International Ltd. The Oceanographic Release Transponders (ORTs) will be used, up to 17 at a time…

Core commissions high strength grout mixer

Jun 25, 2014

Core Grouting Services, an Acteon company, has successfully commissioned a new high volume, high strength grout mixing and pumping unit. The equipment is specifically designed for mixing and pumping high strength grout with a compressive strength of >100 MPa…

PEMEX picks GE wellheads

Jun 25, 2014

GE Oil & Gas announced today it will provide vital surface equipment to Mexico’s national oil company PEMEX Exploration and Production for use at its offshore project in the Ayatsil heavy oil field located in the Campeche Sound, in the Gulf of Mexico…

BATS Wireless offers broadband communications solution for FPSOs

Jun 24, 2014

BATS Wireless, a provider of wireless stabilization, optimization, and tracking systems, announced the development of enhanced technology focused on solving connectivity problems that frequently plague deep and ultra-deepwater FPSO, FSO and drillship operations…

Gall Thomson opens UK tech center

Jun 24, 2014

Gall Thomson announced it has opened a state-of-the-art technology center in the UK. The center, which is part of the company’s ongoing growth strategy, will be used for the design, production, refurbishment and testing of marine breakaway couplings…

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