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Report: Green Group Sues ConocoPhillips, CNOOC over China Oil Spill

July 28, 2015

A maritime court in the coastal city of Qingdao has said it will hear a landmark case brought by a nonprofit organisation against U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips and China’s CNOOC Ltd, the official China Daily reported. The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation will not claim compensation, but is calling for the two firms… Continue Reading »

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Reach Subsea Nets Pile Removal Contract at Wikinger OWF

July 28, 2015

Reach Subsea has entered into a firm contract with Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH in Germany for the removal of nine piles at the Wikinger Wind Farm. The wind farm is located in the German waters of the Baltic Sea, approximately 34 km north-east of the island of Ruegen. Reach will execute the contract using… Continue Reading »

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Should commercial divers consume energy drinks?

July 28, 2015

Commercial diving work can be intensive, so it’s not surprising to think that workers might rely on supplements to stay mentally engaged with their work. It’s telling that the Water Welders website lists “stimulants” such as coffee, energy drinks and candy, under its list of expenses for this position, alongside rent, food, and insurance. The… Continue Reading »

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Deep-Sea Plan Fails, Leaving Korean Shipyards Struggling

July 28, 2015

The deep-ocean strategy is coming back to bite South Korean shipyards. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and Samsung Heavy Industries Co. — South Korea’s Big Three shipbuilders — ventured into offshore oil rigs starting around 2010. The goal was to avoid direct competition with China, where inexpensive labor could churn… Continue Reading »

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IMCA Names New President

July 28, 2015

Bruno Faure, Group Senior Vice President Subsea Projects and Operations at Technip, has taken over the role of President of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), the association representing the interests of over a thousand offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies in more than 60 countries. In addition to becoming President of IMCA, having served… Continue Reading »

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Petrobras Union Begins 24-Hour Strike Against Asset Sales, Oil Bill

July 27, 2015

Brazilian oil workers began a 24-hour strike on Friday in an effort to stop efforts to shrink state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, according to the main union representing the workers. FUP, the country’s largest oil workers union federation, said on Friday that workers on 15 oil platforms had laid down tools and… Continue Reading »

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OceanWorks Upgrades Italian Navy’s HARDSUIT ADS

July 27, 2015

OceanWorks International announces the completion of system upgrades to the third Italian Navy’s HARDSUIT™ Atmospheric Diving System (ADS) designed and delivered by OceanWorks. The conclusion of the work on the third ADS marks the completion of a major survey and upgrade of the Italian Navy’s ADS fleet to the Quantum II, OceanWorks wrote. OceanWorks utilized improvements in the… Continue Reading »

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Baker Hughes: U.S. Oil Drillers Add Rigs Despite Crude Price Collapse

July 27, 2015

U.S. oil producers added 21 oil rigs in the past week, the most in over a year, data showed on Friday, suggesting that drillers were moving more aggressively than expected, just before crude prices’ latest dive down. Oil producers, who cut rigs in the face of falling prices late last year, began to add rigs… Continue Reading »

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MMT Gets Race Bank UXO Contract from DONG Energy

July 27, 2015

MMT has been granted a contract from DONG Energy Wind Power for UXO inspections and excavations of various contacts with option on disposal and removal at Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, off the east coast of England. The Race Bank project is planned with 91 wind turbine generators, two offshore substations and two export cables…. Continue Reading »

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