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Developer to Lease Ohio Site for Ethane Cracker

August 27, 2014

Appalachian Resins, Inc. (AR) plans to lease approximately 50 acres of land in Salem Township, Ohio, to build an integrated 600 million pound per year ethylene/polyethylene production facility, the Houston-based firm announced in an emailed statement to DownstreamToday. “There is no difference in our development activities, we have essentially only moved across the Ohio River,”… Continue Reading »

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Nexen Says North Sea Buzzard Oilfield Shut Again After Restart

August 27, 2014

Output from Britain’s Buzzard oilfield has been stopped again after restarting over the long weekend, its operator Nexen said on Tuesday, as the firm takes advantage of better weather in the North Sea to carry out additional planned maintenance. Buzzard is the biggest contributor to the Forties crude stream that is one of the four… Continue Reading »

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Statoil Takes ‘Mokul Nordic’ on Charter in North Sea

August 27, 2014

Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced its newest DP2 vessel, Mokul Nordic, has been contracted for a 30 days firm + optional 15 days charter in the North Sea by international energy provider, Statoil. “At Nordic Maritime, we are delighted to have won our inaugural contract with Statoil in 2014, the year… Continue Reading »

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Wood Mac: 10B Barrels of Undeveloped Resources on NCS

August 27, 2014

Norway has 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent of discovered hydrocarbons that are yet to be developed, according to new analysis released Tuesday at Stavanger’s ONS 2014 conference by Wood Mackenzie. Wood Mackenzie said that, despite being at different stages of evaluation, facing intense investor scrutiny and considerable technical and commercial challenges, more than 60… Continue Reading »

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Shell Discovers Gas at Marjoram-1 Well Off Malaysia

August 27, 2014

Shell announces further exploration success in Malaysia with another gas discovery at the Shell-operated deep-water Marjoram-1 well. “Our strategy to expand our heartland areas through technologically advanced exploration is delivering tangible success in deep-water in Malaysia,” said Andrew Brown, Shell Upstream International Director. “We have a long history in the region, and the addition of new… Continue Reading »

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ONC Teams Prepare for Third Cambridge Bay Expedition

August 27, 2014

In September 2012, Ocean Networks Canada installed a community-based cabled seafloor observatory in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut—the first of its kind to be installed in Canada’s North. Each year, ONC teams travel to this northern hamlet for an important maintenance expedition to clean and upgrade the observatory infrastructure and instruments. It’s also a great opportunity to… Continue Reading »

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AWI Offers Alternative to Conventional Well Intervention

August 26, 2014

A Louisiana-based company seeks to address safety issues by offering what it calls an alternative to conventional hydraulic worker units. The company’s solution for well intervention addresses the risks of well intervention by reinventing what well intervention systems look like, Alternative Well Intervention LLC President and CEO John Stansbury told Rigzone. The company has replaced… Continue Reading »

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USNS Henson Provides Data to Support U.S. Navy Warfighters

August 26, 2014

Military Sealift Command oceanographic survey ship USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) collects and analyzes oceanographic data that is used to support U.S. Navy warfighters. Henson is a multipurpose oceanographic survey ship that conducts hydrographic, acoustic, oceanographic and bathymetric survey operations worldwide and is currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet. “Henson is a multifunction ship,” said Steven… Continue Reading »

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Lake Huron diving accident claims life of Midland dive instructor

August 26, 2014

A Midland man was killed in a diving accident in Lake Huron in northern Michigan, the Michigan State Police reports. Timothy A. Troup, 62, of Midland, died Sunday, Aug. 17, when he attempted to return to the surface from an approximately 166-foot dive to the Persian Shipwreck off the coast of Hammond Bay in Presque… Continue Reading »

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Bureau Veritas develops diving support unit rules

August 26, 2014

Bureau Veritas (BV) has issued a new rule note covering the Classification of Diving Support Units. Rule Note NR609 sets out requirements for vessels used for manned diving operations, whether they are fitted with an air system for shallow diving or with a complex saturation system for deep diving. Pierre de Livois, senior vice president, Marine & Offshore, Bureau… Continue Reading »

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