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Alstom Delivers More Efficient Tidal Turbine

October 2, 2014

Alstom has improved the performance of its tidal energy solutions with Oceade™ 18 – 1.4MW tidal stream turbine. With a rotor diameter of 18 metres, the Oceade™ tidal stream turbine has a nominal power of 1.4MW and three variable pitching blades. It is equipped with “plug-and-play” modules on rails, easily accessible through an inspection hatch… Continue Reading »

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Consider a Diving Career

October 2, 2014

Energy production is a booming industry with a vast pool of manpower requirement including commercial diving. In the near future, renewables sector will most likely demand for additional workforce. Considering a diving career path is not for the weak of heart though. It requires an individual to be physically fit, confident and determined to undergo… Continue Reading »

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Dragon Oil, Enel Secure 2 Exploration Blocks in Algeria

October 2, 2014

Dragon Oil plc, an international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, announced Wednesday that Dragon Oil in partnership with ENEL Trade S.p.A. (Enel) has been awarded two exploration blocks (perimeters) in Algeria, Tinrhert Nord Perimeter and Msari Akabli Perimeter. TINRHERT NORD PERIMETER The Tinrhert Nord Perimeter in which Dragon Oil will hold a… Continue Reading »

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DeepOcean Takes Delivery of Ultimate Trenching Spread from SMD

October 2, 2014

Long-standing SMD customer DeepOcean, have received delivery of their 1000hp QTrencher (QT) 1000 and successfully completed a number of projects. The recently upgraded T-3200 heavy duty trenching tractor is set to sit alongside the industry‐leading free flying, jet trenching ROV on DeepOcean’s Havila Phoenix vessel. Paul Davison, SMD’s Deputy MD commented: “We are delighted to… Continue Reading »

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Rift Energy Seeks Partner for Block L19 in Kenya

October 1, 2014

Rift Energy Corp. (Rift Energy), a privately owned early-stage oil and gas exploration firm focus on east Africa, announced Monday that it is entering into the first additional two-year exploration program on Block L19 in Kenya after meeting or exceeding all contractual requirements of the initial two-year exploration program. Rift Energy is now obligated to… Continue Reading »

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Oil, Rail Industries Want 7 Years To Fix Tank Cars

October 1, 2014

The oil and railroad industries are urging U.S. regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires. Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum… Continue Reading »

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Briggs in ‘Clearwater Forth’ Oil Spill Drill (UK)

October 1, 2014

Briggs Environmental Services has completed the annual Clearwater Forth Oil Spill Emergency Response simulation, which took place earlier this month at Cramond. The ongoing success of these oil spill response simulations is a testament to the environmental plan managed by Forth Ports to protect the estuary in the event of an incident. Upon completion of… Continue Reading »

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3PSC Wins Maintenance Deal for US Navy Survey Ships

October 1, 2014

Virginia-based 3PSC is being issued a $14,9 million modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise a 182-day option for the operation and maintenance of five U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ships (T-AGS). Military Sealift Command’s Special Mission program supports worldwide oceanographic programs with seven ships that perform acoustical, biological, physical and geophysical surveys. These ships… Continue Reading »

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Murphy Oil To Sell Nearly A Third Of Malaysian Assets For $2B

October 1, 2014

U.S. oil company Murphy Oil Corp said it would sell 30 percent of its oil and gas assets in Malaysia for $2 billion in cash to Indonesian state-oil company Pertamina as it cuts overseas holdings to focus on an improving home market. The transaction is subject to the approval of Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas… Continue Reading »

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Merkel Says May Be Necessary To Rethink EU Energy Partnership With Russia

September 30, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday there were good reasons to continue the European Union’s energy partnership with Russia for the time being but that might change if Moscow continues to violate basic principles. Merkel, speaking at a news conference in Berlin with Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, said that in the medium- to… Continue Reading »

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