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Det norske Gets Drilling Permit from NPD in Production Licence 553

Det norske Gets Drilling Permit from NPD in Production Licence 553

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Det norske oljeselskap ASA a drilling permit for wellbore 34/7-36 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Wellbore 34/7-36 S will be drilled from the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility, after completing drilling of wildcat well 31/10-1 for Tullow Oil Norge AS in production licence 507. The drilling […]

Industry Leaders to Attend Subsea Cables UK Conference

Industry Leaders to Attend Subsea Cables UK Conference

Subsea Cables UK, the trade association for submarine power and telecommunications cables for the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, has announced that its 43rd Plenary will be held at The Essex Golf & Country Club, Colchester, UK, hosted by Zytech Ltd. The Plenary will be held over 1.5 days on the 10th/11th September 2014. Upwards of 60 […]

BOEM, Rhode Island to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

BOEM, Rhode Island to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

As a part of President Obama’s continuing commitment to help coastal communities recover from Hurricane Sandy and promote resilient coastal systems, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of Rhode Island signed a two-year cooperative agreement totaling $200,000 to evaluate sand resources for coastal resilience and restoration planning. Under this agreement, the […]

Norwegian IMR Invites Tenders for Supply of Cables for MUST System

Norwegian IMR Invites Tenders for Supply of Cables for MUST System

The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research’s (IMR) has issued a tender invitation for the supply of new electro-optical cables. The cables will be used for its MUST system on the “G.O. Sars” research vessel. MUST (Multi-Usage System for Towed vehicle) is used for mapping and volume measurement of fish and zooplankton, and collecting information from […]

Dril-Quip Sees Profit Rise in 1H 2014

Dril-Quip Sees Profit Rise in 1H 2014

Dril-Quip, Inc. has announced net income of $51.3 million, or $1.27 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2014, versus net income of $42.9 million, or $1.05 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2013. Total revenues were $230.3 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to $222.0 million for […]

X-Subsea Bags Five-Year Excavation Contract

X-Subsea Bags Five-Year Excavation Contract

X-Subsea has secured a significant excavation contract to assist a civil engineering company with the construction of a dam across the Ohio River in the US. The innovative project, across the busiest inland stretch of waterway in the US, involves placing piers onto a concrete template placed into the river.  X-Subsea will be responsible for […]

Modus AUV Division Gets New Development Manager

Modus AUV Division Gets New Development Manager

Modus Seabed Intervention Ltd, a provider of integrated project support services and remote and autonomous technologies for subsea and seabed intervention has appointed a new AUV Development Manager. Angus Cooper has joined Modus to spearhead their development and growth plans in the deployment of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle services. This move reinforces the companies commitment to adopting […]

NOAA: Ocean Acidification Threatens Alaska’s Fisheries and Communities

NOAA: Ocean Acidification Threatens Alaska’s Fisheries and Communities

Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research. Many of Alaska’s nutritionally and economically valuable marine fisheries are located in waters that are already experiencing ocean acidification, and will see more in the near future, the study shows. Communities in […]

IWCF to Launch New Course Focusing on Well Control Post Macondo

IWCF to Launch New Course Focusing on Well Control Post Macondo

The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) is gearing up to launch a new online awareness course focussing on the life cycle of a well, with particular emphasis on well control. It is aimed at everyone working in the oil and gas industry and those planning on entering the sector. The free e-learning initiative will be […]

VIDEO: FMC President Talks About HPHT Development

VIDEO: FMC President Talks About HPHT Development

FMC Technologies President, Chairman, and CEO John Gremp talks about how the company is setting new standards and solving the unique challenges of High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) subsea fields. On July 21, 2014 the company announced its joint industry program with BP, Shell, Anadarko Petroleum, and ConocoPhillips to develop standard subsea equipment and systems. […]







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