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DOF Subsea S&P Secures Heerema MSA Extension

March 4, 2015

DOF Subsea UK Limited, a provider of integrated subsea services, announced that its survey and positioning business in the UK and US has been awarded an extension of a Master Service Agreement with Heerema Marine Contractors of Leiden, The Netherlands.   The contract covers global provision of survey and positioning services on board Heerema Marine Contractor’s… Continue Reading »

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Conservation Groups Oppose North Carolina Seismic Shoot

March 4, 2015

On behalf of several conservation groups, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) today submitted comments to the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (DCM) on the first two proposals to conduct seismic blasting with airguns off the North Carolina coast. The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) is currently considering nine applications to conduct seismic… Continue Reading »

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Albatern Gets Fund for Wave Energy Development

March 4, 2015

Scottish Enterprise has supported Albatern through a £400k investment from the Renewable Energy Investment Fund, which it administers of behalf Scottish Government.  The funding will enable the company to complete verification of existing units and position it to commercialise and scale up their array based WEC – WaveNET. The WaveNET technology  is built from individual… Continue Reading »

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Official: Libyan Forces Hit Oil Ports with Air Strikes, Minor Damage

March 4, 2015

A warplane belonging to the forces controlling the Libyan capital Tripoli bombed the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sidra on Tuesday, causing only minor damage, according to a security official allied with the internationally recognised government. Oilfields and ports are increasingly a target in Libya’s conflict, which pits two rival governments and their… Continue Reading »

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Subsea 7 Bags $240 Mln Shell Deal

March 4, 2015

Subsea 7 has been awarded a two-year extension to two Underwater Services Contracts (USCs) by Shell Upstream International Europe, worth approximately US$240 million. Under these Life of Field contract extensions for Diving Support Vessel (DSV) and Remotely Operated Vehicle Support Vessel (ROVSV) services, both of which will start in 2016, Subsea 7 will continue to provide subsea construction, inspection, repair, maintenance… Continue Reading »

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Havyard Sinks into Red

March 3, 2015

Havyard Group has slipped into loss in the fourth quarter 2014, despite significant growth in operating revenues, due to cost overruns in construction. The Norwegian vessel designer and builder reported loss of NOK 13.3 million for the quarter, compared to NOK 12 million profit in the corresponding period of 2013. Earnings per share were negative… Continue Reading »

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Become a Commercial Diver: Education and Career Roadmap

March 3, 2015

Commercial divers work with teams of engineers to perform mechanical repairs and construction underwater. Divers work in all types of water, including rivers, bays and the ocean. Step 1: Complete a High School Degree High school students can prepare for a commercial diving career by taking courses involving problem-solving and mechanics. Students should also maintain… Continue Reading »

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Former Navy Diver as NHC’s Global Training Manager

March 3, 2015

The National Hyperbaric Centre or NHC welcomes Lieutenant Commander Richard Watson aboard to hold the position as Global Training Manager. He goes by the nickname “Soapy” derived from “Watson” which is the soap brand that the Royal Navy used during his early career in the Navy. In 1984, “Soapy” joined the Royal Navy as a… Continue Reading »

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Dutch Government Apologises for Risky Gas Production

March 3, 2015

The Dutch government apologised on Monday for ignoring risks posed by earthquakes caused by production of natural gas in the northern province of Groningen. The apology follows a report by the country’s independent Safety Board in February that found the government, together with Royal Shell and Exxon, had put profits before safety in exploiting the… Continue Reading »

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