Category archives for: Europe & Eurasia

ITS Levanzo Carries Out Survey of Mount Etna’s Eruption Activity

ITS Levanzo Carries Out Survey of Mount Etna’s Eruption Activity

The crew members of ITS Levanzo have carried out surveys off the Sicilian coasts to gather data on the basalt magmas of Mount Etna conditioning the eruption activity of the Volcano. The task was to investigate in depth the tectonic and sub-volcanic structures of the volcanic crust and surrounding areas on the ground and at […]

Ashtead Technology Takes Delivery of OCTANS NANO from iXBlue

Ashtead Technology Takes Delivery of OCTANS NANO from iXBlue

Global subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology, headquartered in Aberdeen, has taken delivery of the new advanced OCTANS NANO system from leading navigation, positioning and mapping solutions experts iXBlue. Ashtead Technology is the first company to offer the advanced OCTANS NANO system on a rental basis globally, launching the innovative product in conjunction with iXBlue on […]

Costa Concordia Refloating Nears Completion

Costa Concordia Refloating Nears Completion

Technicians are at work to complete Costa Concordia refloating. During the night, despite the strong winds, the wreck has emerged of about 11 meters; there are therefore 3 more meters to reach the required draft. Starboard sponson S4 is almost in position. Work is in progress to lower sponsons S5 and S14. Press Release, July […]

2H Offshore Joins European Deepwater Mining Consortium

2H Offshore Joins European Deepwater Mining Consortium

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has joined an international European consortium comprising nineteen leading industry and research organisations to develop deepwater mining solutions. Over the next four years, the European Commission funded project, known as Blue Mining, is developing seabed mining practices by creating new cost-effective solutions for environmentally friendly mining and processing in challenging […]

JFMS Launches Offshore Renewables and Marine Support Base in Grimsby

JFMS Launches Offshore Renewables and Marine Support Base in Grimsby

JFMS, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announces the launch of an operational base, in Port of Grimsby East, to support construction and O&M activities within the growing offshore wind sector. Port of Grimsby East was chosen due to the significant investment made in the area in recent years and the growing presence of […]

Industry Majors Team Up to Develop Next Generation Subsea Production Equipment

Industry Majors Team Up to Develop Next Generation Subsea Production Equipment

FMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement which establishes a joint industry program that includes Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell for the purpose of jointly developing a new generation of standardized subsea production equipment and systems designed to meet the challenges of producing oil and gas from deepwater reservoirs with […]

Statoil Resumes Production on Njord A

Statoil Resumes Production on Njord A

Statoil resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea on 19 July, after a major reinforcement of the platform structure. Production has been shut down since last summer. Extensive analyses and inspections in 2013 revealed a need to reinforce the Njord A platform structure. To be on the safe […]

Silverfleet Capital Acquires AGR

Silverfleet Capital Acquires AGR

Norway-headquartered AGR Holdings AS (AGR) has been acquired by the independent European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital. The deal, worth NOK 1,640 million (€195m) is expected to be completed on or around end of August 2014. AGR Holdings AS is the petroleum services division of Oslo-listed AGR Group. It is the world’s largest independent well […]

ExxonMobil, OMV Petrom Start Domino-2 Drilling in Black Sea

ExxonMobil, OMV Petrom Start Domino-2 Drilling in Black Sea

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, and OMV Petrom S.A. (OMV Petrom) announced the start of drilling at the Domino-2 well in the deepwater sector of the Neptun Block offshore Romania in the Black Sea. Data collected during the drilling program will be used to assess the size and […]

Det norske About to Complete Gohta-2 Appraisal Well

Det norske About to Complete Gohta-2 Appraisal Well

Det norske oljeselskap ASA announces that the Gohta-2 appraisal well in PL492 is about to be completed. The well confirmed presence of oil and gas and two production tests were undertaken. The test of the gas zone was successful, whereas the test in the oil zone was inconclusive. The appraisal well 7120/1-4S was drilled from […]







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