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Mexico’s First Oil Tender to Feature Extended Exploration Period

March 28, 2015

As Mexico opens up its oil sector to private producers for the first time in decades, the initial set of contracts up for grabs later this year will feature extended exploration periods, the country’s oil sector regulator said on Wednesday. The change to the draft production-sharing contracts for 14 shallow water exploration projects will allow… Continue Reading »

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Turkey to Launch Its Own Seismic Vessel

March 28, 2015

The first Turkish-made seismic survey vessel, MTA TURKUAZ, will be launched this weekend in Istanbul. The 68 meters long and 23 meters wide MTA TURKUAZ was built at the Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla for the Mineral Research and Exploration Institute (MTA). The vessel will start oil exploration in the Black Sea after its inauguration ceremony with the presence of… Continue Reading »

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LOCAL DIVE SCHOOL PREPARES HAIDA DIVERS FOR GEODUCK PROSPERITY

March 28, 2015

Six citizens of the Haida Nation are ready to “hit the water running” with a commercial fishery in their traditional territory, after having successfully obtained their Commercial SCUBA Restricted Surface Supply Certifications here in Campbell River. Graduates of DiveSafe International’s commercial diving courses, the six members of the Massett band are already finding employment in… Continue Reading »

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Bibby Offshore Singapore Gets MGTC Contract

March 28, 2015

Bibby Offshore’s Asian Division, Bibby Offshore Singapore (‘BOS’), has secured a contract with the Moattama Gas Transportation Company (‘MGTC’).  MGTC, a joint venture between Total (Operator), Unocal, PTT-EP and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, has appointed BOS to provide ROV pipeline inspection, remedial work and associated project management on its South East Asia asset offshore… Continue Reading »

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Diving in the Deep; Saturation Divers Train in Panama City

March 28, 2015

Plane crashes and other catastrophes more often than not require extensive search and recovery. From a military standpoint that mission is a specialized one that requires a very special group of divers. The Flyaway Saturation Dive System at the Naval Surface Warfare Center is one of a kind. The complex system is rarely duplicated and… Continue Reading »

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Sensor Technology Allows Better Visibility in Tracking Fluids

March 28, 2015

A new resistivity sensor system can give oil and gas companies a better view of subsurface data and the movement of fluids within a reservoir. By gathering data between and far beyond wellbores at reservoir depths at the surface – with or without deploying instrumentation downhole – the San Diego-based GroundMetrics’ technology can improve subsurface… Continue Reading »

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AMBAU Bags ‘Nordsee One’ Job

March 28, 2015

Nordsee One GmbH of Hamburg has contracted AMBAU GmbH  to design and produce 54 monopiles and transition pieces for „Nordsee One“ project. Starting in June 2015, 54 monopiles and transition pieces for the “Nordsee One”project will be produced in the AMBAU facilities in Bremen and Cuxhaven on behalf of Nordsee One GmbH. These 54 foundations consist… Continue Reading »

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NOAA Looks to Expand Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

March 28, 2015

NOAA has proposed a rule for expanding the size and the focus of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to include multiple marine species. Members of the public are invited to submit comments to the agency on the proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement now through June 19. “This proposal is the result… Continue Reading »

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PHOTO: OMC 2015 Opens Doors for Visitors

March 27, 2015

The twelfth bi-annual Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC 15) started in Ravenna March 25, attracting 680 exhibiting companies from 23 countries. The opening session titled ‘Focus on Change: Planning the Next 20 Years,’ chaired by Giuseppe Tannoia, Executive VP central and Southern Europe at Eni, offered an insight into short-term and mid-term outlook for the oil and gas industry. Tannoia said… Continue Reading »

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