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Texas Oil Patches Brace For More Rains, Possible Floods

May 28, 2015

Texas oilfields could see strong rains and thunderstorms later this week, though they were spared the heaviest flooding that struck central and eastern Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. There were reports of flooded roads in parts of the Permian Basin of west Texas and swollen creeks in… Continue Reading »

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Vsense Becomes MacArtney’s Sales Rep for Israel

May 28, 2015

MacArtney has signed a representative agreement with Vsense Technologies, a technology company based in Israel. The two companies will team up to offer underwater technology products and solutions within relevant Israeli markets. As an official MacArtney representative, Vsense will have access to the entire range of MacArtney products, systems and integrated solutions. MacArtney products and… Continue Reading »

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McDermott Lands Jacket Deal with Saudi Aramco

May 28, 2015

McDermott has been awarded a large brownfield contract by Saudi Aramco for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of twelve jackets for offshore oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabian waters. According to the company, work is scheduled for completion by the end of the first quarter of 2016 and will be included in… Continue Reading »

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Coast Guard proposal would affect diver safety standards

May 28, 2015

In February, the United States submitted a proposal that would affect commercial diving regulations. The text of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) specifically addressed previous rules established in 1978 and suggested revisions for equipment and operations provisions as well as testing and inspection requirements. According to their argument, diving systems could meet safety standards… Continue Reading »

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Taiwan Offers South China Sea Peace Plan to Avert ‘Major Conflict’

May 28, 2015

Taiwan proposed a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that it says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at odds with its neighbours and the United States. The South China Sea Peace Initiative announced by President Ma Ying-jeou called on claimants to temporarily shelve their disagreements to… Continue Reading »

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Westermeerwind Foundations in Place

May 28, 2015

The last of the 48 monopiles was installed on May 23 at the Westermeerwind wind farm, located at the IJsselmeer, the Netherlands. The construction kicked off in March this year, marking the setup of the first monopile, weighting about 250 tons. The 35 meters long foundation piles were delivered from Vlissingen to the project site, located… Continue Reading »

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Shanghai Shipyard to Build Two Survey Vessels

May 27, 2015

Shanghai Shipyard has secured new deals to build two multipurpose survey vessels for two Chinese geological survey institutes. The affiliate of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), will construct one ship for the Qingdao Marine Geological Survey Institute and the other for Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey Institute (GMGS). The company did not disclose a potential value… Continue Reading »

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BG Takes Over Operational Control of QCLNG Plant in Australia from Bechtel

May 27, 2015

BG Group announced Thursday that operational control of Train 1 at its Queensland Curtis LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant in Australia has been formally transferred to QGC, BG Group’s Australian subsidiary, from Bechtel Australia, which constructed the facility. In addition, the Company announces that approval for the sale of its QCLNG gas pipeline has been… Continue Reading »

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Extinction Warnings Issued over Maui’s Dolphins

May 27, 2015

The number of Maui’s dolphins, has reached a historic low, the latest findings show. The research says that only between 43 and 47 of endangered dolphins, including only about ten child-bearing females, remain in the world. According to the German conservation organisation Nabu, measures for protection of endangered dolphins must be extended. The study about the… Continue Reading »

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Man Sentenced for False Statement on BOP Testing in GoM

May 27, 2015

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that Race Addington, 49, of Houston, was sentenced for making false statements to agencies or departments of the United States in relation to the veracity of blowout preventer testing on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District… Continue Reading »

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