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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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ShawCor Bags Shah Deniz 2 Pipe Coating Gig

September 30, 2014

ShawCor’s pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received contracts with a value of approximately US$200 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Limited for pipeline coating and other services in connection with the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development project. The contracts are scheduled to be executed from plants within Bredero Shaw’s EMAR region. The contracts awarded… Continue Reading »

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Students Experience ROV Offshore Operations

September 30, 2014

One of the benefits of training as an ROV pilot technician or commercial diver at The Underwater Centre in Fort William is the range of subsea industry activity that students are exposed to.  As well as providing subsea training, The Underwater Centre also provides the facilities and marine environment for subsea trials and testing.  This… Continue Reading »

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Diver Exploits: Logan’s Journey to Underwater Welding Certification

September 30, 2014

I just turned 23 years old on September fifth – the same day that I passed my welding certification test – that was probably the best birthday present that I could ask for. Achievements & Experience in Topside Welding The person that sparked my interest to go into commercial diving was my welding teacher from… Continue Reading »

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Encana Buying Athlon Energy For $5.93 Billion

September 30, 2014

Oil and natural gas company Encana is buying Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.93 billion in an effort to boost is oil production by tapping into Texas’s booming Permian Basin. Canada’s Encana Corp. will also assume $1.15 billion in debt, bringing the transaction’s total value to approximately $7.1 billion. Encana, a major natural gas producer, has… Continue Reading »

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Shell Gets Nod for Ormen Lange Drilling

September 30, 2014

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted A/S Norske Shell a drilling permit for wellbore 6305/8-2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Wellbore 6305/8-2 will be drilled from the Transocean Barents drilling rig. The drilling programme for wellbore 6305/8-2 relates to the drilling of an appraisal well in production licence 250. A/S Norske Shell… Continue Reading »

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