Category archives for: Operations

FMC’s Subsea Technologies Achieve Record Backlog

FMC’s Subsea Technologies Achieve Record Backlog

FMC Technologies, Inc. reported first quarter 2014 revenue of $1.8 billion, up 11 percent from the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share were $0.57 compared to $0.43 in the prior-year quarter. Total inbound orders were $2.6 billion and included $1.9 billion in Subsea Technologies orders. Subsea Technologies backlog was $6.8 billion. “As a result of […]

TE SubCom to Deliver AAE-1 Submarine Cable

TE SubCom to Deliver AAE-1 Submarine Cable

The AAE-1 Consortium, owners of the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 submarine cable spanning approximately 25,000 km connecting Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced that the contract for the majority of segments of the AAE-1 system has come into force. AAE-1 will link Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe […]

Energy Minister Sees Cygnus Field Development at Nigg Fabrication Yard

Energy Minister Sees Cygnus Field Development at Nigg Fabrication Yard

Energy Minister Michael Fallon visited Nigg fabrication yard, a key construction site for the Cygnus project, the largest Southern gas field in the North Sea to be approved and developed in the past 25 years. A partnership between GDF Suez, Centrica and Bayerngas, the Cygnus project was only made possible because of tax incentives introduced […]

AUVs Survey D-Day Rehearsal Wreckages Off South Devon Coast

AUVs Survey D-Day Rehearsal Wreckages Off South Devon Coast

A mission off the coast of South Devon, England has surveyed two U.S. Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) that were torpedoed and sunk during the D-Day rehearsal Exercise Tiger on April 28, 1944. Using state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology to collect data from the wreckage site, the mission has produced the first high-definition sonar images […]

Ocean Installer Bags Its First Air Diving Project on Dunlin Alpha Platform

Ocean Installer Bags Its First Air Diving Project on Dunlin Alpha Platform

Fairfield Energy Limited has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for air diving services and light subsea construction work at the Dunlin field. The work scope involves air diving services on the Dunlin Alpha platform at -10m LAT for installation of sleeves, clamps and anodes, as well as additional light construction/inspection and repair tasks. The project […]

Air Activities Suspended, Ships Continue the Search for MH370

Air Activities Suspended, Ships Continue the Search for MH370

Planned air activities in a search for flight MH370 have been suspended for today due to poor weather conditions in the search area. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority planned to cover 49,491 square kilometers which would be conducted by 10 ships and Bluefin-21 AUV today. Until now Bluefin-21 has searched approximately two thirds of the […]

ADPC, ADMA-OPCO Organise Waste-Collection-Campaign

ADPC, ADMA-OPCO Organise Waste-Collection-Campaign

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) will be running its second waste-collection-campaign from 23 – 24 April, in partnership with various government organizations and several entities from the private sector. More than 300 certified advanced divers and volunteers are expected to take part in the campaign entitled “Dive Together […]

Acquisition of Mohua 2D Seismic Survey Completed

Acquisition of Mohua 2D Seismic Survey Completed

Octanex N.L. has been advised by OMV New Zealand Limited (OMV), the Operator of the offshore Taranaki Basin permit PEP 53537, that the planned new 2D seismic survey, named Mohua, has been acquired. OMV has confirmed the survey vessel, “Aquila Explorer”, started acquisition of the Mohua survey on Saturday, 19 April 2014. After experiencing weather […]

AWE Continues F10 Reservoir Drilling at Pateke-4H

AWE Continues F10 Reservoir Drilling at Pateke-4H

AWE Limited reported that the Pateke-4H development well was at a measured depth of 3,863m and drilling ahead on the planned trajectory with an 8 1/2 inch drilling assembly after successfully side-tracking from the 9 5/8 inch casing at 3,587m. The second sidetrack (ST-2) will be drilled to a depth of approximately 4,055m and intersect […]

Rowan Renaissance Due to Start Welwitschia-1 Drilling This Week

Rowan Renaissance Due to Start Welwitschia-1 Drilling This Week

Tower Resources plc, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Neptune Petroleum (Namibia) Limited, expects formal notification from Repsol Exploration (Namibia) (Pty) Limited, the Operator of Namibia PEL0010, that the Rowan Renaissance Drillship will start drilling operations in Walvis Bay, Namibia by 25 April, 2014. This is a little later than expected owing to prolonged acceptance-testing by Repsol […]







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