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Training at The Underwater Centre takes Ross from Fixing Bikes to Fixing ROVs

August 31, 2015

Ross Anderson graduated from the Premium ROV Course in 2014 and now works for Aleron Subsea in Aberdeen. Here we look at how his training at The Underwater Centre prepared him for his exciting new subsea career and what it took to get that all-important first job in the ROV industry… Before starting his ROV… Continue Reading »

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More Oilfield Services M&A Likely On The Way

August 31, 2015

Whether finally seduced by the relief a merger can usher in or surrendering to the security of making a joint venture permanent, the more distressed companies in the oil patch are de-stressing themselves by succumbing to the safety that mergers and acquisitions (M&A) offer. As companies have readjusted to a world where $60 oil can… Continue Reading »

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KRG Allocates $75-$100M as Payment for IOCs

August 30, 2015

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) announced Thursday that the Kurdistan Regional Council for Oil & Gas Affairs has approved the allocation of $75-$100 million of the revenue from the KRG’s direct crude oil sales as payment for exporting international oil companies (IOC). According to the MNR, the first tranche of… Continue Reading »

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USCG: Gas Pipeline Ruptures Off Marsh Island, Two Injured

August 30, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard has responded to a report of a natural gas pipeline fire, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Marsh Island. Namely, Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a notification yesterday at 8:30 p.m. that a natural gas pipeline had ruptured and was on fire. Sector New Orleans directed the launch… Continue Reading »

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Blame Oil Glut on Investors Who Still Love Drilling Over Profits

August 30, 2015

Investors sent a surprising message to U.S. shale producers as crude fell almost 20 percent in August: keep calm and drill on. While most oil stocks have fallen sharply this month, the least affected by the slump share one thing in common: they don’t plan to slow down, even though a glut of supply is… Continue Reading »

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Alcatel-Lucent, Ocean Networks Extend SAPL Submarine Cable

August 30, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) and Ocean Networks, Inc. are to extend the South America Pacific Link (SAPL) submarine cable system from Panama to Florida, adding approximately 3,000km to the 14,200km SAPL network that will link Hawaii to South America. The extension will be known as SAPL Caribbean Express (SAPL CX). With it, the SAPL system… Continue Reading »

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Are you considering a career in diving?

August 30, 2015

Diving is a high hazard activity and there are specific regulations on diving at work to control the risks. These are The Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (DWR). The regulations The DWR cover all dives when one or more divers are AT WORK in the diving industry whether employed or self-employed. The regulations apply to… Continue Reading »

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Oceaneering Launches ROV-Mounted Subsea PA Probe

August 30, 2015

Oceaneering has introduced its most recent innovation, a deepwater Phased Array ultrasonic inspection capability for subsea applications down to 3000m (10,000 feet). According to Oceaneering, the new system is already validated for use by a number of operators following trials carried out in Houston, Texas. The system is deployed by ROV using Oceaneering’s Neptune scanner,… Continue Reading »

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Top 10 Commercial Diving Employers: #5 is a Behemoth in Underwater Welding

August 30, 2015

On the job hunt? The underwater welding business has a big reputation: Loads of money Extreme competition Ruthless hours Hazardous environments Reality Check: It’s a perception of context: These factors depend on your diving gig responsibilities and the maritime company that employs you. Most importantly, the majority of companies highly value their divers’ safety and skill level. If they… Continue Reading »

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