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Diving Safety Workgroup promotes underwater burning best practices

April 21, 2015

When using an oxygen-arc cutting apparatus, underwater workers have to be aware of all of the attendant risks and prevent harm from coming to themselves, the tools they use and the structure they are working on. In extreme cases, using the cutter and the electronics associated with it, including knife switches and various chemicals, can… Continue Reading »

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Laggan-Tormore Project Causes More Woe for Petrofac

April 21, 2015

Delays caused by adverse weather conditions and industrial action mean that Petrofac will incur an additional $195 million loss on its work on the Laggan-Tormore gas plant project in the Shetland Islands, the oilfield engineering firm reported Monday. Petrofac has previously stated that it expected to see no further profit or loss on the project… Continue Reading »

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Siem Extends Deadline for Daya’s OSCV Financing

April 21, 2015

Oslo-listed Siem Offshore and Daya Materials Bhd. (Daya) have agreed to extend the deadline for termination of the Memorandums of Agreement (MoAs) to April 24, 2015. Namely, the two companies entered into an agreement in August 2014 for the sale of the two 2013-built Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels (OSCVs) Siem Daya 1 and Siem Daya… Continue Reading »

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Tackling the Skills Shortage Challenge in the Oil, Gas Industry

April 20, 2015

Globally, many oil and gas employers have expressed a similar sentiment when it comes to hiring potential candidates: there is a skills shortage. There have been continued efforts on how to combat the skills shortage in the oil and gas industry, but it has not yet been eliminated. John Colborn John Colborn, Director, Skills for… Continue Reading »

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NCE Subsea Joins JIP for Subsea Documentation RP

April 20, 2015

NCE Subsea is now a partner in the joint industry project (JIP) Subsea Documentation Standardisation. This industry is initiated and managed by DNV-GL and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOROG). The aim is to develop a recommended practice representing the minimum set of documentation requirements for all major subsea components. NCE Subsea partners and… Continue Reading »

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Tech School Students Take Part in Professional Diver Demo

April 20, 2015

Professional divers from Bangor-based Commercial Divers Inc. were at the United Technologies Center, giving students a special demo about a career path that many don’t know about. “We’re trying to show the kids how what we do relates to what they do, because every part of what they’re trying to learn is part of our… Continue Reading »

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NOAA, Partners Survey Wreck of USS Independence

April 20, 2015

NOAA, working with private industry partners and the U.S. Navy, has confirmed the location and condition of the USS Independence, the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers that were critical during the American naval offensive in the Pacific during World War II. Resting in 2,600 feet of water off California’s Farallon Islands,… Continue Reading »

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Schlumberger Impresses With Cost Cuts, Resilient Margins

April 20, 2015

Schlumberger Ltd, the world’s No.1 oilfield services provider, reported a smaller-than-expected fall in first-quarter margins as it continued to execute tight cost controls to combat a decline in drilling activity. Schlumberger shares rose as much as 3.3 percent to a near-five-month high of $94.89 on Friday, a day after the company reported a profit well… Continue Reading »

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Galvin Bay Gets Cabled Ocean Observatory

April 20, 2015

RV Celtic Explorer has laid a subsea cable in Galway Bay this week marking a milestone in the development of Ireland’s national marine research and development infrastructure. The four kilometre cable, and a frame to which sensors and monitoring equipment will be attached is part of the development of an ocean observatory in Galway Bay connecting… Continue Reading »

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