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New Zealand Offers More Offshore Areas for Bidding in Block Offer 2015

March 31, 2015

New Zealand is making available seven areas, spread over 165,752 square miles (429,298 square kilometers) for petroleum exploration in the latest tender, with offshore acreage totaling 164,172 square miles (425,205 square kilometers) and onshore acreage occuplying the remaining 1,580 square miles (4,093 square kilometers), Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges revealed at the launch of… Continue Reading »

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Heerema, Jurong Ink LoI for New Semi-Sub Crane Vessel

March 31, 2015

Heerema Offshore Services has signed a Letter of Intent for the engineering and construction of a new semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV) with Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine. Heerema Offshore Services, a subsidiary of Heerema Marine Contractors Holding Nederland SE (HMC), will equip its new vessel with two cranes of 10,000 tonnes lifting… Continue Reading »

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Cook Islands Accident Investigation Continues

March 31, 2015

On March 21, 2015, the corpse of an Argentinian commercial diver was recovered over the reef in Avarua Harbour after conducting a search and rescue operation on Friday, 20th of March. Hernan Rikkers was a 30 year old commercial diver often referred to as ‘Kakara’. According to the reports of coroner Nono Tearea, asphyxia or… Continue Reading »

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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle seeks to protect oceans at Morristown event

March 31, 2015

Noted oceanographer Sylvia Earle will discuss her efforts to raise awareness about the state of the planet’s oceans and her efforts to protect them when she speaks at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at Mayo Performing Arts Center. The event is free and made possible by the support of BASF. Even though it is… Continue Reading »

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ExxonMobil Turns On Taps at Hadrian South in GOM

March 31, 2015

Exxon Mobil Corporation announced Monday it began production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico at Hadrian South with facilities tied back to the nearby Lucius project, reducing additional infrastructure requirements. Daily gross production from Hadrian South, ExxonMobil’s deepest subsea tie-back in nearly a mile and a half of water, is expected to reach approximately 300… Continue Reading »

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Harkand Bags Maersk North Sea DSV Gig

March 31, 2015

Harkand has secured a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil North Sea Ltd for the provision of DSV services in the North Sea region. The 12-month contract will be serviced by Harkand’s two DSVs, the Harkand Da Vinci and Harkand Atlantis, supported by project management and engineering from Harkand’s Aberdeen office. The contract covers well… Continue Reading »

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Offshore to Office: Transitioning from a Rig to Office in Oil, Gas

March 30, 2015

Working offshore is a highly desired occupation for many. Whether it’s the appeal of a fixed schedule with several days off at a time, the potential for a handsome pay with opportunities for overtime or the chance to travel all over the world, oil and gas is a highly sought-after industry.     Currently 61 mobile… Continue Reading »

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Siem: Nordsee One Reaches Financial Close

March 30, 2015

Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore Inc., announced 22 April 2014 that it had been awarded the contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner array grid cable system for the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm. The engineering works of the project started in May 2014. The… Continue Reading »

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Shell Moves Rigs To Alaska Ahead Of Possible Drilling Permit

March 30, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell is moving oil rigs to Alaska ahead of the possible resumption of controversial drilling activities as the oil major awaits the green light from U.S. authorities. The Anglo-Dutch oil major hopes to revive its Arctic drilling programme two years after the grounding of a rig in Alaska that led to a huge… Continue Reading »

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