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Reflex Marine holds FROG demo

Dec 04, 2012

The FROG in actionReflex Marine demos FROG transport in HoustonReflex Marine, a global leader in safe marine transfer solutions, has attracted interest from operators in the Gulf of Mexico after hosting a crane and lifting open day at its new Accredited Service Center (ASC) in Houston…

The case for cross-dock

Nov 28, 2012

As offshore oil & gas operations move into more challenging environments, service providers are employing more sophisticated methods to deliver the goods. Russell McCulley talks to Halliburton's John Vogt about the science and strategy behind the company's logistics…

Airlines seek oil & gas travel edge

Sep 01, 2012

Germany's Lufthansa continues to beef up its international oil & gas routes with the launch of Airbus A380 service between Houston and the company's Frankfurt hub. Russell McCulley was invited along for the inaugural flight.Lufthansa flight 440 departed Frankfurt Airport 1 August…

Transport takes a tangent

Aug 01, 2012

Breda-headquartered Dockwise is rapidly expanding its business beyond heavy marine transportation, and carried out its first jacket launch in the Bay of Bengal earlier this year. Meg Chesshyre talks to Dockwise's Fons van Lith in this opener to OE's Netherlands offshore industry review…

Turbine travel tips

Jul 07, 2011

Innovative technologies aimed at improving the experience of personnel travelling to and from offshore wind farms were recently unveiled by BMT Nigel Gee and OSBIT Power.--As well as introducing an active motion damping system to a number…

Coming to terms with the ash cloud

Feb 02, 2011

A 2000ft plume of volcanic ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull brought chaos and confusion to European airspace last year. North Sea offshore helicopter operators are accustomed to dealing high winds, driving rain and freezing fog, but how did they cope with this new phenomenon…

Operating helicopters to moving helidecks

Sep 01, 2010

For more than 20 years, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has led various initiatives to reduce the risks to helicopters operating to moving platforms in the North Sea. Dr Athena Scaperdas and Dr Paul Gallagher of Atkins describe one such project which looks at helicopter on-deck safety…

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