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Statoil Gets Chief Operating Officer

March 26, 2015

Anders Opedal is appointed executive vice president of Statoil and takes on a new position as chief operating officer (COO) in the Corporate executive committee (CEC) on 1 April. Opedal will be responsible for the corporate improvement programs and for driving operational efficiency across Statoils business areas. “I am pleased to announce that Anders assumes this… Continue Reading »

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Hess, Petroceltic Pull Out of Kurdistan License

March 26, 2015

Independent explorer Petroceltic International announced Wednesday that it is pulling out of its Dinarta license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq following drilling difficulties on the Shireen-1 exploration well. The Shireen-1 well, operated by Hess Middle East New Ventures, encountered what Petroceltic described as “significant operational challenges” since the resumption of drilling in early October…. Continue Reading »

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Oceaneering Umbilicals for Eni’s OCTP (Ghana)

March 26, 2015

Oceaneering International, as part of a consortium with GE Oil & Gas, has secured a contract with ENI Ghana Exploration and Production, and its partners, Vitol and GNPC, to supply equipment for the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Block Project development located off the coast of West Africa. Oceaneering’s scope of work under this contract… Continue Reading »

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Schlumberger Kicks Off New GoM Shoot

March 26, 2015

Schlumberger has completed the acquisition of approximately 2,750 sq km of two new full-azimuth multi-client seismic surveys over the Garden Banks and Green Canyon areas in the Gulf of Mexico. These acquisitions are the initial phase of the Revolution X and Revolution XI surveys and will provide full-azimuth, high-density broadband data to optimize future operational decisions…. Continue Reading »

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Commercial divers face possible health risks underwater

March 26, 2015

Anyone working with commercial divers should know the term “dysbarism” and what it means. As the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) explains, it’s a word that stands for a variety of related health problems that divers could face while submerged. Depending on the pressure level that the diver is… Continue Reading »

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Boskalis Ups Stake in Fugro to 25 Pct

March 26, 2015

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has increased its holding in Fugro N.V. to 25.1%. Boskalis stresses that this is not a step towards making an offer. Boskalis views Fugro as an “interesting company” with strong market positions in its core activities. Earlier this year, Boskalis increased its holding in Fugro to 20 percent, which Fugro… Continue Reading »

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Volstad’s Newbuild Named

March 25, 2015

More than 2000 people turned up when Volstad Maritime and Kleven invited the local community on board Grand Canyon II this weekend. The vessel’s Godmother, Mary-Lou Meixner, broke the champagne bottle, at first attempt, wishing vessel and crew a safe journey. Grand Canyon II is the first of two sister vessels Klevens yard in Gursken,… Continue Reading »

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Wells Cathedral School Pupils Win BP’s Ultimate STEM Challenge

March 25, 2015

Four pupils from the Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, England, have won oil major BP’s inaugural Ultimate STEM Challenge competition. The competition is open to students aged between 11 and 14 across the UK and aims to test their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills by tacking real-world energy problems. This year’s challenges, of… Continue Reading »

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