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Norway to Boost Oil Project Oversight after Cost Overruns.

April 13, 2014

Norway is growing increasingly intolerant of delays and cost overruns at offshore oil projects and plans to keep a closer eye on operators, intervening when necessary, the head of the oil directorate said. A growing number of inexperienced firms are working on projects, which is a big risk for the government because it offers big… Continue Reading »

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NASDive – The New Standard in Diver Communications

February 4, 2014

In a deep sea environment, the consequences of poor communication can be life-threatening. Technical divers working in the offshore oil and gas industry need to communicate clearly with the diving bell, vessel and each other as they carry out maintenance and inspections up to several hundred metres water depth. One of the problems faced by… Continue Reading »

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Hydrex Repairs Underwater Stern Tube Seal Assembly in Australia

January 31, 2014

Last month a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 110-meter offshore supply vessel in Bunbury, Australia. The rope guard covering the stern tube seal assembly was missing and the seal box had come loose after a mooring rope got tangled around the assembly. An emergency on-site repair was necessary…. Continue Reading »

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Underwater Repairs Successful at Port of Spain, Trinidad

January 3, 2014

Last month a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 148-meter container vessel in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Using one of the company’s flexible mobdocks the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site and… Continue Reading »

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Chevron Announces $39.8 Bln Capital and Exploratory Budget for 2014

December 12, 2013

Chevron Corporation announced a $39.8 billion capital and exploratory investment program for 2014. Included in the 2014 program are $4.8 billion of planned expenditures by affiliates, which do not require cash outlays by Chevron. The 2014 budget is approximately $2 billion lower than expected total investments for 2013. For the current year, total investments are… Continue Reading »

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Subsea Cabling Works to Begin at Four UK’s Offshore Wind Farms

December 12, 2013

Subsea works on the inter array and export cables at locations of four UK’s offshore wind farms are about to commence. Divers from the Dive Support Vessels ‘HBC SUPPORTER’ and ‘TERRAMARE 1′ will carry out construction works on subsea cables inside the perimeter of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. The works will… Continue Reading »

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France’s Total Inks Deepwater Drilling Deal Offshore Oman

December 12, 2013

DUBAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Total has signed an exploration and production sharing agreement (PSA) for a deepwater block offshore Oman, the French company said in a statement on Thursday. Block 41, which lies off the Omani coast northwest of the capital Muscat, covers almost 24,000 square kilometers of seabed at depths of between 30… Continue Reading »

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Galoc Phase II Project to Commence Oil Production in Early December

December 1, 2013

Southeast Asia-focused oil and gas exploration and production company Nido Petroleum Limited reported Thursday that work on the Galoc Phase II development in Service Contract 14C in the Palawan Basin, offshore Philippines is progressing well. Development work for Galoc Phase II project was disrupted recently when Typhoon Haiyan swept across part of the Philippines a… Continue Reading »

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Rowan Renaissance Drillship Arrival in Namibia Delayed One Month

December 1, 2013

Tower Resources plc (the “Company” or “Tower”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Neptune Petroleum (Namibia) Limited (“Neptune”), has received formal notification from Repsol Exploration (Namibia) (Pty) Limited (“Repsol”), the Operator of Namibia PEL0010 (Neptune 30% working interest), that the scheduled arrival of the Rowan Renaissance Drillship in Walvis Bay, Namibia, will be delayed by approximately one… Continue Reading »

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BG Group: Jasmine Field Comes On Stream in UK North Sea

November 21, 2013

BG Group announced first gas production from the Jasmine field in the UK North Sea, in which the company has a 30.5% interest. The successful start-up of the field marks the delivery of another of the Group’s key milestones for 2013. Once on plateau, Jasmine is expected to contribute around 30 000 barrels of oil… Continue Reading »

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