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Holland College diving program expanding in Summerside

May 24, 2015

Brett Adams wanted a career that would keep him outside as much as possible. The Petitcodiac, N.B., resident eventually decided to give commercial diving a try and enrolled at the Marine Training Centre at Holland College in Summerside. It wasn’t really a hard decision, said Adams. “It just looked like a good industry to get into,… Continue Reading »

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BP Settles Oil Spill-Related Claims With Halliburton, Transocean

May 24, 2015

BP Plc has settled with oilfield services provider Halliburton Co and contract driller Transocean Ltd cross claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst offshore disaster in U.S. history. BP still faces a potential fine of up to $13.7 billion under the U.S. Clean Water Act. Transocean, which owned the Deepwater… Continue Reading »

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Fugro Gets Another Borssele OWF Gig

May 23, 2015

Fugro has signed 2 new contracts with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, for further mapping of the future Borssele wind farm park. According to RVO, under the contract, Fugro will take measurements of wind and sea conditions and conduct seabed research. Earlier this year, Fugro was hired to execute the… Continue Reading »

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Petrobras Turns to China for $10 Billion to Avert Crunch

May 23, 2015

What do you do when you’re burdened with the oil industry’s biggest debt, credit is drying up and some of your main suppliers are under the gun? Call China. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s strategy of turning to fellow BRIC member China to finance the country’s prized state-controlled oil company is paying off as she and… Continue Reading »

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Deepwater Horizon Spill Increased Dolphin Deaths, Study Shows

May 23, 2015

After commemorating the 5-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, another study has been released highlighting the significant injury to bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published new results pointing to dolphin injury from the oil disaster. Since 2010, there has been an unusually high… Continue Reading »

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GMB Union Calls for Strike Action in UK North Sea

May 23, 2015

GMB announced Thursday that a strike ballot will go ahead after talks failed to resolve a dispute over changes to terms for offshore workers in UK waters. The union, along with Unite officials, held talks Wednesday with the Offshore Contractors’ Association about changes to employment conditions for workers covered by the Offshore Contract Agreement, including… Continue Reading »

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GE: First Refurbishment of Subsea Trees in Nigeria

May 23, 2015

GE Oil & Gas has completed the first refurbishment of subsea production trees at its service base in Onne, Nigeria. The milestone was achieved under a contract awarded by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo.). The GE team of Nigerian engineers dis-assembled the subsea trees to component parts before repairing and rebuilding them in accordance with customer requirements. The refurbishment… Continue Reading »

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Oceaneering Sheds Norway Staff

May 23, 2015

Oil services company, Oceaneering, is reportedly laying off employees in Norway as the company faces general decline in activity. According to Sysla.no, Oceaneering’s Erik Sæstad has confirmed that 100 new employees must leave the company, following the earlier reports on job cuts in Oceaneering Asset Integrity when 30 workers were laid off. While the majority of staff reductions at… Continue Reading »

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Underwater Welding

May 23, 2015

Underwater welding can be divided into main types that have been in use for many years: “wet” welding, which is done in the open water; and “hyperbaric” welding which is either performed “dry” inside a specially constructed positive pressure enclosure, or in the open water.   Underwater welding is a risky but necessary form of… Continue Reading »

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