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Providence Confirms Farm-Out Talks over Barryroe Oil Field

Providence Confirms Farm-Out Talks over Barryroe Oil Field

Providence Resources P.l.c., the Irish oil and gas exploration and appraisal company, provided an update on a recent press speculation concerning farm-out discussions on its Barryroe oil field, located in the North Celtic Sea Basin, offshore Ireland. Providence confirmed that it is in commercial discussions with a number of interested third parties in relation to […]

Seamec Secures Contract Extension for DSV “Alliance”

Seamec Secures Contract Extension for DSV “Alliance”

Seamec Limited and Sea Horse General Contracting Establishment, UAE, Dubai, have extended the charter hire contract for the diving support vessel “Alliance”. The contract has been extended until April 30, 2014.   The vessel, which is under bareboat charter with Seamec, will be working in offshore Egyptian Mediterranean waters. The “Alliance” provides services, which include […]

TAP Re-Launches Procurement Process for Pipeline Project

TAP Re-Launches Procurement Process for Pipeline Project

TAP has taken the decision to re-launch its procurement process, following a review of its strategy and schedule. TAP will therefore initiate new pre-qualifications for goods and services that the natural gas pipeline project requires. The revised pre-qualification process should ensure maximum opportunity for national and international suppliers to take part in this important and […]

NOAA Plans Expansion of National Marine Sanctuaries

NOAA Plans Expansion of National Marine Sanctuaries

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has released a proposal to expand the boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones (GFNMS) and Cordell Bank (CBNMS) national marine sanctuaries, two of 14 sites managed by NOAA, located off north-central California.  The agency is accepting public and stakeholder comments on the proposal and related regulations through June 30. […]

Reach Subsea Enters New Contracts with ExxonMobil and MMT

Reach Subsea Enters New Contracts with ExxonMobil and MMT

Reach Subsea has entered into a contract with ExxonMobil for the vessel Stril Explorer. The contract is for light construction work in the North Sea. Further, Reach Subsea has entered into new cooperation contracts with MMT for delivery of ROV services. Total contract value is approximately NOK 15 mil. (USD 2.5 mil). Reach Subsea was […]

Decom North Sea to Host Lunch and Learn in Aberdeen (UK)

Decom North Sea to Host Lunch and Learn in Aberdeen (UK)

Recent figures from the Oil & Gas UK Activity Survey indicate that decommissioning could cost around £40.6 billion in the UKCS between now and 2040. In a bid to exploit this potential, Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, will host a lunch and learn event to give supply chain companies […]

Siemens Awarded BorWin3 Grid Connection by TenneT

Siemens Awarded BorWin3 Grid Connection by TenneT

Siemens receives an order from TenneT for an offshore wind farm grid connection in the North Sea. In a consortium with Petrofac Siemens will supply the complete technology for efficient direct-current transmission for the BorWin3 grid connection as the consortium leader. The consortium partner Petrofac, with over 30 years of experience as a leading EPC […]

MBARI’s Researchers Study Deep-Sea Carnivorous Sponges

MBARI’s Researchers Study Deep-Sea Carnivorous Sponges

MBARI’s marine biologist Lonny Lundsten and two Canadian researchers have authored a new paper on four new species of carnivorous sponges living on the deep seafloor, from the Pacific Northwest to Baja California. Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. In fact, they thrive in the lightless depths of the deep sea. Scientists […]

Sonardyne to Field-Test uComm Acoustic Modem

Sonardyne to Field-Test uComm Acoustic Modem

Sonardyne International Ltd. is inviting qualifying academic establishments and research institutions to apply for the Field Evaluation Programme for the company’s uComm acoustic modem product range. Applicants with upcoming, short-term ocean science projects that would benefit from an underwater modem to wirelessly transfer data are invited to submit their details and, if successful, Sonardyne will […]

DNV GL to Expand Operations in West Coast of Norway

DNV GL to Expand Operations in West Coast of Norway

DNV GL, technical adviser to the oil & gas industry, is relocating its oil & gas head office in Norway from Høvik to Stavanger in order to be even closer to its customers. Local delivery capacity will be expanded in Stavanger and Bergen and operations will continue in Høvik, Sandefjord, Trondheim and Harstad. DNV GL’s […]







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