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Pemex board approves restructure

Nov 19, 2014

The board of directors for Mexico’s Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) approved a corporate restructuring plan that would see the company reorganize into two main units and five smaller subsidiaries. The national oil company said that the plan was…

Colloquy: Offshore helicopters (commuting on a rotary wing and a prayer)

Nov 03, 2014

Flying offshore is one of the world's safest commutes. Offshore activity drives the global market for oil and gas-related helicopter services, which is estimated to be worth US$24 billion over the next five years, 2014-2018. Companies…

Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Oct 28, 2014

Total E&P UK is extending a decades-long relationship with CHC Helicopter in the North Sea, awarding CHC a long-term helicopter transportation contract to support Total’s offshore operations across the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS)…

Ross Offshore gets NCS transport contract

Oct 24, 2014

RossOffshore AS, based in Bergen, Norway, has been awarded long-term helicopter services contract with Lundin Norway AS and the Det norske oljeselskap ASA. The three-year contract is to book personnel for flights offshore Norway, and includes three x two-year options to extend…

HeliOffshore— new helicopter industry association launched

Oct 21, 2014

Five major helicopter operators today announced a new industry association – HeliOffshore – for organizations with an interest in working together on safety in offshore helicopter transport. The new association was introduced today at a launch event at its offices in London…

Lewek Constellation heads to North Sea

Oct 16, 2014

EMAS AMC's flagship vessel, the Lewek Constellation, is due to arrive in the North Sea in the coming week in order to be fitted with its multi-lay tower and ancillary equipment for pipe lay activities at Huisman's Schiedam yard, Netherlands…

GE expands into offshore helicopters

Oct 13, 2014

General Electric today agreed to pay US$1.78billion for Milestone Aviation Group, the world’s largest helicopter leasing company. Helicopter transportation is fundamental to the offshore oil industry, and the market for oil & gas…

LQ platform topsides arrive at Filanovsky field

Aug 05, 2014

The living quarters platform (LQP-1) topside for the Vladimir Filanovsky field has arrived at its north Caspian Sea destination from Krasnye Barrikady shipyard in Russia’s Astrakhan region, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) announced on 5 August…

Heavy hitters in heavy lifting

Aug 04, 2014

The Dutch have long dominated the heavy lifting market, especially offshore, and the country’s domination looks set to continue. Earlier this year, Allseas announced plans to build a new vessel that will top by 50% the capacity of its already enormous Pieter Schelte…

Dutch entrepreneurialism

Aug 01, 2014

Sander Vergroesen, IRO’s managing director  Dutch offshore suppliers are innovating to keep ahead, providing solutions in ever deeper and colder waters globally. IRO’s Sander Vergroesen spoke to Elaine Maslin…

CHC Helicopter opens Brazilian hub

May 29, 2014

CHC Helicopter’s Brazililian subsidiary, BHS (Brazilian HelicopterServices Táxi Aéreo), opened a larger hangar for its existing offshore flying operations in Cabo Frio, the company announced this week. The 6500sq m (about 70,000sq ft)…

Offshore helicopter market forecast, 2014-2018

May 22, 2014

Research and Markets has announced the completion of the 'World Offshore Oil and Gas Helicopter Market Forecast 2014-2018' report, saying that Bristow and CHC dominate the industry. This report forecasts US$24 billion in expenditure on offshore helicopter services between 2014 and 2018…

C-NLOPB improves offshore helicopter safety

Mar 11, 2014

As the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) remembers those lost, work continues to improve offshore helicopter passenger safety This week marks the anniversaries of the crashes of Cougar 491 on 12 March 2009 and a Universal helicopter on 13 March 1985…

Heavy lifting gets versatile

Jul 30, 2013

The global offshore heavy lift market is fragmented, but evolving, with new vessels expected to bring a step change in capability and flexibility. Elaine Maslin reports. Offshore heavy lifting capability has increased in waves, from the early heavy lifts of just a few hundred tonne…

Eurocopter AS350B3e to fly over GOM

Mar 08, 2013

All American Aviation LLC will be the first helicopter operator to provide offshore oil and gas transport service in the Gulf of Mexico using new Eurocopter AS350B3e AStar helicopters, American Eurocopter announced on 7 March 2013.AS350B3e…

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