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Normand Vision Bags Delta House Gig in GoM

November 22, 2014

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG on the Delta House project. The project is located in the Mississippi Canyon Area. This marks the construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Vision’s first SURF contract in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The scope of work includes umbilical transpooling,… Continue Reading »

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Sea Trucks Scoops Another Nigeria Job

November 22, 2014

Sea Trucks’ Nigerian business, West African Ventures has been awarded a second installation contract for a development in Nigeria. The new contract is further to an announcement made last week of Afren contract win for installation of 60 km pipeline, PLEM, flexible riser and spool pieces as well as transportation and installation of jacket, piles,… Continue Reading »

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Shell To Revisit Norway’s Ormen Lange Gas Project In 2016

November 22, 2014

Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell could restart work on offshore compression at its Ormen Lange gas field in Norway in the first quarter of 2016, after stopping the project in April, it said on Wednesday. Studies of the gas reservoir’s behaviour have also shown that the delay in the project will not affect… Continue Reading »

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Twelve Questions: Sam Kereopa

November 22, 2014

Sam Kereopa was a penny diver at Whakarewarewa as a child and is now a lead commercial diver and deck foreman in the Persian Gulf oil fields, spending seven weeks away and five in Auckland. He survived a boiling mud pool fall when he was 7. 1. That’s a very shiny Harley- Davidson: do you… Continue Reading »

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Fugro Bolsters Metocean Modelling Capabilities

November 22, 2014

Increased interest in new development areas for oil and gas and renewable energy is resulting in a growing demand for high-quality metocean data relating to these largely unexplored regions. In response, Fugro has strengthened its numerical modelling capabilities. Modelling the complexities of local environmental conditions requires refinement, both in the wind fields driving the models… Continue Reading »

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Studies Highlight Job, Economic Potential of Expanding US Offshore Leasing

November 21, 2014

The United States could create almost 840,000 jobs and generate more than $200 billion in government revenue by opening the eastern Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to offshore oil and natural gas leasing, according to the findings of three energy industry group studies. Two studies released Wednesday by… Continue Reading »

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WavePOD Produces First Power During Testing

November 21, 2014

The vision of a standardized offshore electricity generator for the wave industry reached a significant milestone this week when the WavePOD prototype produced its first power in laboratory tests. The tenth-scale WavePOD was officially switched on by David Waldron, Bosch Rexroth’s UK Business Manager for Machinery Applications and Renewables, to mark the start of the… Continue Reading »

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TransCanada Plans To Double Dividend Growth Rate Through 2017

November 21, 2014

TransCanada Corp, Canada’s second largest pipeline operator, said on Wednesday that it planned to double its dividend growth rate through 2017 as it brings about C$13 billion ($11.47 billion) worth of small and medium-size projects on line over the next five years. The Calgary-based company said it will increase its dividend by at least 8… Continue Reading »

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ISA, Ifremer Ink Seabed Exploration Contract

November 21, 2014

The International Seabed Authority and the L’Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer) have signed a 15-year contract for exploration for polymetallic sulphides. The contract was signed in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France on 18 November 2014 by the Secretary-General of the Authority, Nii Allotey Odunton and the President-Managing Director of Ifremer, François Jacq. The exploration area… Continue Reading »

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Unique Hydra Gears Up to Launch its Diving Daughtercraft System at the IMCA Annual Seminar 2014

November 21, 2014

Unique Hydra (UH), a division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG), one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, is exhibiting at the IMCA Annual Seminar to be held on 19th and 20th November 2014 at the Landmark Hotel in London, UK. Unique Hydra will be present at stand number 26…. Continue Reading »

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