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Senator Booker Against Seismic Testing in Atlantic Ocean

September 1, 2015

U.S. Senator Cory Booker has sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan urging her to deny four seismic survey applications for oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean. In the letter, Sen. Booker calls the applications incomplete because they fail to address the cumulative long-range impacts… Continue Reading »

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Divers Repair Tanker in Dubai

September 1, 2015

Hydrex is one of the leading companies specializing in underwater repair and maintenance of vessels. The dive team consists of professional commercial divers and technicians that can do repair works even without using drydocks. Recently in Dubai, a tanker carrying chemicals hit a buoy. The damage must be assessed to prevent further hazard relating to… Continue Reading »

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Underwater Welding School: Learning Experience

September 1, 2015

If you’re considering underwater welding, training’s not an option. You need training in a professional environment, and underwater welding school can bring this to you in an affordable way. They offer multiple certifications, training on equipment, heavy-duty facilities and premium diving resources.   Divers have different opinions on what constitutes the “best” underwater welding school. Most make the… Continue Reading »

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API Calls Ozone Rule Review Rushed, Potentially Costly

September 1, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Monday criticized the Obama administration for its early start of its final review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to reduce the allowable concentration of ozone air pollution. The administration is just now starting the review only one month before a court ordered due date of… Continue Reading »

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Eni in Historic Mediterranean Deepwater Gas Find

September 1, 2015

Italy’s Eni has made a super-giant gas discovery at its Zohr Prospect, in the deep waters of Egypt. The discovery well Zohr 1X NFW is located in the economic waters of Egypt’s Offshore Mediterranean, in 4,757 feet of water depth (1,450 metres), in the Shorouk Block. According to the well and seismic information available, the discovery… Continue Reading »

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Finland Approves Subsea Link with Germany

August 31, 2015

The Government of Finland has given its consent for a project for the construction of an undersea cable connection by C-Lion 1 Oy in Finland’s economic zone. The project, with the name Sea Lion, comprises an undersea fibre optics cable 1175 kilometres long from Santahamina in Helsinki to Markgrafenheiden in Germany. The project meets the… Continue Reading »

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Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Add Rigs For The Sixth Week In A Row

August 31, 2015

U.S. energy firms added one oil rig this week, the sixth consecutive week of increases even as U.S. oil prices flirted with 6-1/2-year lows, signaling further pressure on a market awash with crude. Reflecting plans announced in May and June, when U.S. crude futures averaged $60 a barrel, drillers added one oil rig in the… Continue Reading »

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Another Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya, 200 Feared Dead

August 31, 2015

A boat carrying around 400 African migrants has reportedly sunk offshore Libya leaving around 200 people dead. As Reuters reports, the Libyan coast guard rescued around 201 people, and others are believed to be trapped in the cargo hold when the boat sunk. The authorities informed that the migrants were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan, Syria,… Continue Reading »

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Consider depth when planning a safe dive

August 31, 2015

Commercial diving insurance should be compatible with the environments that the crew will be working in, including exactly how far underwater they will be submerged. The nature of the work isn’t the only factor that could determine how deep the diver will go, as there are equipment and support vessel concerns to keep in mind as… Continue Reading »

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MPC to Examine Oil Spill Monitoring Requirements in UK

August 31, 2015

Marine Planning Consultants (MPC) has been awarded a contract by Oil and Gas UK and the Oil Spill Response Forum to examine the specific requirements for monitoring during a major oil spill event on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). The project will also assess capability within industry and the wider scientific community to carry… Continue Reading »

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