Introducing the New OPEC Member That Likes Lower Oil Prices

November 27, 2015

After defending the interests of oil-exporting nations for five decades, OPEC has made a surprising choice with its newest member: a country that consumes about twice as much crude as it pumps. Indonesia will rejoin the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries as its 13th nation next month, almost seven years after suspending its membership. The… Continue Reading »


New IEA Boss Faces World Energy Landscape In Flux

August 31, 2015

The new head of the International Energy Agency faces dilemmas that challenge the purpose of the body set up to protect the interests of the West against the power of OPEC in the 1970s. Fatih Birol of Turkey — the IEA’s respected chief economist — takes over on Tuesday, replacing Dutch politician Maria van der… Continue Reading »


Indonesia Hopes to Rejoin OPEC by Year-End

June 7, 2015

Indonesia hopes to rejoin OPEC by the oil producer group’s next meeting in around six months’ time, Energy Minister Sudirman Said said on Thursday. Last month, the minister said the country’s President Joko Widodo had agreed to a plan for Indonesia to rejoin the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, over six years after Southeast Asia’s biggest crude producer left the… Continue Reading »


Pacific Towing gets full membership to International Salvage Union

May 12, 2015

Pacific Towing Ltd (Pactow) has been given full membership to the International Salvage Union (ISU), the global trade association representing professional marine salvors. In a statement, Gerard Kasnari, the Designated Person Ashore for Pacific Towing Ltd said, “It is indeed a very significant milestone in the company’s history.” “It is a highly commendable achievement and… Continue Reading »


Indonesia’s Energy Minister Seeks To Rejoin OPEC

May 9, 2015

Indonesia’s energy minister said on Thursday he would seek President Joko Widodo’s approval for the country to rejoin OPEC, seven years after leaving the oil exporters’ group. If it returned, Indonesia would be the fourth-smallest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ahead of Libya, Ecuador and Qatar, and bring the number of… Continue Reading »


DAN – Divers Alert Network

April 13, 2015

The Divers Alert Network, more often called by its simple acronym, DAN, is “Your Buddy in Dive Safety.” No matter where you are in the world – Mozambique, Hawaii, or Mexico – DAN is with you. DAN is a non-profit, member based dive organization that focuses on dive safety and dive medicine. Since 1980, DAN… Continue Reading »



March 14, 2015

COWI Marine NA Field Operations Manager makes ADCI history. ​The Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) recently elected a new member to its Engineering Diving Committee — COWI Marine North America’s (COWI Marine NA) Joseph Acosta. As the first ever non-engineer to be elected, Joseph brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Committee. Joseph… Continue Reading »


Namaka Assists Global Diving with IMCA Membership

March 8, 2015

Namaka Subsea, an Aberdeen based consulting company, have recently assisted Global Energy Group’s newly developed diving division Global Diving, in achieving membership as an International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Offshore Diving Contractor.  Namaka Subsea provided support to Global Diving throughout the development of the new division and subsequent award of IMCA Offshore Diving Contractor membership. This included auditing… Continue Reading »


Hughes SSE Gets IMCA Accreditation

March 6, 2015

Hughes Subsurface Engineering Limited announced full membership accreditation of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). Full IMCA membership accreditation forms an integral part of the company’s long term strategy to become a recognised air diving contractor in the oil and gas industry, Hughes SSE said. “We are delighted to be recognised as Full IMCA members,… Continue Reading »

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