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Family Man or Lone Wolf? Inland Versus Offshore Underwater Welding

September 2, 2014

One of the biggest decisions faced by underwater welders is work location: Where’s the best place to find a job? A dock on the Boston harbor? Local water tower maintenance in Quebec? An oil rig a thousand miles off the Gulf of Mexico? Inland (onshore) and offshore divers face different sets of circumstances in their respective fields. The nature… Continue Reading »

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Polarcus Strengthens Presence in Brazilian Market

September 2, 2014

Polarcus has entered into a new representation agreement effective 01 September 2014 for the management of Polarcus do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro. Polarcus is now represented by Sinergeo, located on Av. Rio Branco in Central Rio, further strengthening the Company’s presence within the important Brazilian market. The addition of Marcelo Fonseca and Marcos Gallotti… Continue Reading »

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Aviation Logistics: ExxonMobil’s PNG Air Bridge

September 1, 2014

As the oil and gas industry explores for hydrocarbon deposits in increasingly-remote regions of the world, it has to seek new ways to develop stranded reserves. Offshore, large deposits – such as the 3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas discovered offshore Western Australia in the Prelude and Concerto fields – require the development of… Continue Reading »

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Pacific Orca Completes SBJ Installation at Borkum Riffgrund 1 OWF

September 1, 2014

The first offshore wind Suction Bucket Jacket (850 tons, 57m) has just been successfully installed on the DONG Energy Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm has been selected for testing this foundation due to its sandy seabed, which makes the installation of this concept a challenge. Challenging test… Continue Reading »

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Sino G&E Secures $50M Debt Facility for its Ordos Basin Gas Projects

September 1, 2014

Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Limited (Sino Gas or the Company) announced Monday that it has executed facility documentation with Macquarie Bank Limited (Macquarie) for a structured term debt facility of up to $50 million (the Facility). Proceeds will be used towards the funding of Sino Gas’ share of costs associated with the company’s stake… Continue Reading »

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Germany: Global Tech I Offshore Wind Farm Cable Work Underway

September 1, 2014

Construction of the North Sea wind farm Global Tech I is complete: 100 kilometres from the German coast and occupying an area half the size of Bremerhaven the offshore wind power station now stands with 80 turbines of the 5 megawatt class (AREVA Wind M5000-116) and the farm’s own transformer station. At present, only the… Continue Reading »

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MCG: Super High Resolution MC2D Survey in Hoop Area Complete

September 1, 2014

MCG, in cooperation with Exploro AS, announced the completion of the acquisition of the Super High Resolution MC2D survey in the Hoop area in the Norwegian Barents Sea. Altogether more than 5,600 km of high quality data has been acquired through a busy summer season. The seismic data was acquired by Guardline and will be… Continue Reading »

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NR 609 Bureau Veritas Rules for Diving Support Units

September 1, 2014

Bureau Veritas, the company that handles testing, inspection and certification services worldwide has recently issued a set of new rules regarding the classification of diving support units. NR 609 impose certain requirements for vessels utilized for procedures that require personnel diving either on shallow waters that uses air systems or to a much more complicated… Continue Reading »

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SapuraKencana Discovers Gas at Bakong-1 Well in SK408 Offshore Sarawak

September 1, 2014

SapuraKencanca Petroleum Berhad’s unit SapuraKencana Energy (SKE) reported Friday that it has made another gas discovery at Bakong-1, the fifth and final well in its 2014 drilling campaign within the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia. Bakong-1 is a significant discovery with a gross gas column in excess of 1,968 feet (600… Continue Reading »

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Technip Fined by Perth Magistrates Court for Diving Incident

September 1, 2014

Recently, Technip Oceania Pty Ltd (Technip) was convicted and fined $70,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for specific breaches of Schedule 3 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act). On 27 May 2014, Technip pleaded guilty to two charges for failing as an employer to: – take all reasonably practicable… Continue Reading »

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