Category Archives: News


Fugro Establishes New Office in Ghana

March 27, 2015

Fugro’s continued expansion in Africa was marked with the recent establishment of Fugro Ghana Limited in Accra. This new base provides access to Fugro’s range of services and will support the market for oil and gas projects for its clients in the processes of exploration, construction and field development in Ghana. Demonstrating its commitment to… Continue Reading »


Hess, Petroceltic Pull Out of Kurdistan License

March 26, 2015

Independent explorer Petroceltic International announced Wednesday that it is pulling out of its Dinarta license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq following drilling difficulties on the Shireen-1 exploration well. The Shireen-1 well, operated by Hess Middle East New Ventures, encountered what Petroceltic described as “significant operational challenges” since the resumption of drilling in early October…. Continue Reading »


ORJIP for Ocean Energy Supports UK Wave and Tidal

March 23, 2015

The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Welsh Government have announced they will be funding Aquatera Ltd and their delivery partners MarineSpace and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to run a secretariat function for the new Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) for Ocean Energy. Building upon the successful model developed by the ORJIP for… Continue Reading »


Boskalis Loses Case Over Fugro’s Protective Measures

March 22, 2015

The Dutch court in summary proceedings on Tuesday ruled against marine engineer Boskalis to have a shareholders’ vote at Fugro’s annual shareholders’ meeting scheduled for April 30, 2015 on termination of a defense mechanism used by Fugro. This was set into action, last week, when Fugro received a writ of summons from Boskalis to, according… Continue Reading »


New Management Changes in Helix

March 19, 2015

Helix Energy Solutions Group announced that effective May 11, 2015, Cliff Chamblee will retire after 36 years in the offshore services business and will resign as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Also effective May 11, 2015, Scott Sparks will be promoted to the position of Executive Vice President – Operations. Scott has 25… Continue Reading »


WODA: Workshop on Underwater Sound Related to Dredging

March 18, 2015

The forthcoming WODA workshop on 26 March 2015, in Paris, is set to offer delegates an opportunity to update on the latest scientific knowledge and learn from the practical experiences of leading international experts in the field of underwater sound.  The programme for the day will cover all relevant aspects of underwater sound in relation to… Continue Reading »


NOAA Names New HRSP Members

March 16, 2015

NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., has appointed six members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) . The HSRP is a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving a range of services and products that support navigation and coastal resilience. New members of the panel are: – Larry Atkinson, Ph.D., Slover professor… Continue Reading »


NOC: Libya’s El Feel, Wafa Oilfields Working Normally

March 13, 2015

Libya’s El Feel and Wafa oilfields are working normally despite power problems, state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Thursday, as crude production in the west of the OPEC member country made a surprise comeback. Fields in western Libya such as El Feel and El Sharara shut in November when gunmen attacked the latter, in… Continue Reading »

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