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Pirates Raid Oil Tanker off Malaysia, Take Away 3 Crew

April 24, 2014

Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world’s busiest waterways. The incident in the Malacca Strait, a route for about a quarter of the world’s seaborne oil trade, has… Continue Reading »

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Comprehensive Program Needed to Address US Arctic Oil Spill Risk

April 24, 2014

The United States needs to validate current and emerging oil spill response technologies under the “real-world” challenges of the Arctic through carefully controlled field experiments as part of a long-term, collaborative Arctic oil spill research development program. This program – which should span the local, state and federal U.S. government levels – should focus on… Continue Reading »

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Claxton’s Camera Update to Benefit Crane Operators

April 24, 2014

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, an Acteon company, has launched the latest version for its ATEX and safe-area crane boom cameras. The new system will improve operational safety through substantial upgrades in camera performance and its user interface. Enhancements to the camera, which is one in a range of best-in-class subsea and surface cameras, include state-of-the-art… Continue Reading »

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VideoRay ROVs Assist in Korean Ferry Recovery Operations

April 24, 2014

VideoRay LLC has provided two Pro 4 ROV systems for the rescue and recovery operation of the ferry Sewol which sunk off the coast of Jindo Island, South Korea last Wednesday. The ROVs are currently searching for bodies or possible survivors on the sea floor around the ferry as well as inside the hull and… Continue Reading »

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East Africa: Global Oil & Gas Export Hub by 2020?

April 22, 2014

East Africa could become the world’s next oil and gas export hub by 2020. There are three countries with ambitions to make this a reality; Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania. If even one of these countries achieves its goals, the impact on the global oil and gas industry would be very significant indeed. The landscape of African oil… Continue Reading »

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Drilling Continues at Pateke-4H Well in NZ’s Offshore Taranaki Basin

April 22, 2014

AWE Limited reported Tuesday that as at 06:00 hours (6.00am NZDT) today the Pateke-4H development well in petroleum mining permit (PEP) 38158 offshore New Zealand was at a measured depth of 12,673 feet (3,863 meters) and drilling ahead on the planned trajectory with an 8.5 inch drilling assembly after successfully side-tracking from the 9.625 inch casing at… Continue Reading »

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Drilling Completed at Cambay-77H Well in Cambay PSC in Gujarat

April 22, 2014

Oilex Ltd disclosed Tuesday that the 4.5 inch production casing has been successfully set and cemented at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India April 19. The wellbore is now secured for the fracture stimulation program. Essar Land Rig #4 is currently preparing to demobilize from the site. This may take… Continue Reading »

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Lundin Spent $127M on Exploration during First Quarter

April 22, 2014

Sweden’s Lundin Petroleum spent approximately $127 milllion on exploration during the first quarter of 2014, the company reported Tuesday. Lundin completed two exploration wells in Norway and two explorations wells in Indonesia during the period. These wells were all announced as either non-commercial or as dry holes. The cost of drilling the Langlitinden and Torvastad… Continue Reading »

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Ocean Installer Bags Its First Air Diving Project on Dunlin Alpha Platform

April 22, 2014

Fairfield Energy Limited has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for air diving services and light subsea construction work at the Dunlin field. The work scope involves air diving services on the Dunlin Alpha platform at -10m LAT for installation of sleeves, clamps and anodes, as well as additional light construction/inspection and repair tasks. The project… Continue Reading »

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