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Subsea 7 Opens New Spoolbase Facility in Leith

July 30, 2014

Global specialist in seabed-to-surface engineering and construction, Subsea 7, has strengthened its already strong pipeline fabrication and installation capabilities in the North Sea market, with the opening of its new, bespoke spoolbase facility, at the Port of Leith, Edinburgh (owned by Forth Ports Limited). During the last 12 months Subsea 7 has invested over L7… Continue Reading »

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Statoil to Use Heimdal Until 2034

July 30, 2014

Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to extend use of Heimdal until the end of 2034. Heimdal is a gas field lying under 120 metres of water in the central North Sea. The field was originally developed using an integrated production, drilling and accommodation facility with a… Continue Reading »

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Royal Thai Navy Implements CARIS Enterprise GIS

July 30, 2014

The Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy (HDRTN) is responsible for surveying the navigable waterways of Thailand and producing official nautical products to serve both the Royal Thai Navy and mariners. In addition, the hydrographic department has the vision to support all dimensions of operations for the Royal Thai Navy by the end of 2024. This includes… Continue Reading »

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WFS Technologies and Fugro to Offer Wireless ROV Integration

July 30, 2014

WFS Technologies (WFS), the global leader in the delivery of underwater wireless  instrumentation and control solutions to the Offshore Oil and Gas and Renewables industries and Fugro Subsea Technologies (Fugro), which designs, builds and delivers the FCV range of ROVs to its Subsea Services Division, announce an agreement to offer subsea wireless capability on all… Continue Reading »

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Survey: Energy Companies to Add 2000 Workers in the Marcellus Shale

July 30, 2014

The release of a new Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) annual workforce survey shows that development of shale has – to the surprise of few – been a boon to the state. Pennsylvania’s unemployment is the lowest that it has been since 2008, and hiring in 2014 could send it even lower. Member companies expect to… Continue Reading »

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BP Profit Jumps But Warns Of Russia Sanctions Impact

July 30, 2014

Oil and gas producer BP reported a sharp rise in second quarter profits on Tuesday but warned that further Western sanctions on Russia could harm its business there and its relationship with Russian state oil company Rosneft. BP said that to date, the sanctions had not had a significant effect on its business in Russia,… Continue Reading »

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Mexican Lawmakers Approve Key Plank Of Energy Reform With Tweaks

July 30, 2014

Lawmakers in Mexico’s lower house approved on Tuesday a key package of bills needed to implement a landmark energy overhaul, but made minor changes that will now need to be approved by the Senate. The bills, including a crucial new hydrocarbons law, form the backbone of a reform to open the long-shuttered oil sector to… Continue Reading »

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National Oilwell Sees Falling Demand For Deepwater Rigs

July 30, 2014

National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, forecast falling demand for deepwater rigs, overshadowing robust demand for jack-up rigs, used in shallower waters, as well as land rigs. The company’s orders for production equipment and new deepwater rigs, or floaters, would be limited in the third quarter, Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Thigpen… Continue Reading »

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Libya Says Its Oilfields Are Safe From The Fighting

July 30, 2014

Libya is pumping crude oil at around 500,000 barrels per day and all its oilfields are secure despite continued violence, an official from the Libyan Oil Ministry said on Tuesday. Intense fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi, where many oil ports are based, and battles between rival militias in the capital Tripoli have pushed… Continue Reading »

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NOC Uses Ferries to Study Harmful Algal Blooms

July 29, 2014

For most of us, ferries are simply a convenient means of getting from A to B on a short break or family holiday, but for scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, they have proved to be an invaluable source of information about harmful phytoplankton growth in the English Channel. Passengers travelling from Portsmouth aboard P&O’s… Continue Reading »

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