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SPT Offshore, VSF to Build Test Frame for ‘Pieter Schelte’

SPT Offshore, VSF to Build Test Frame for ‘Pieter Schelte’

For the testing of the lift systems for the giant and world’s largest decommissioning vessel ‘Pieter Schelte’ (measuring 382m long by 124m wide and suited for lifting of structures weighing up to 48,000 tons), Allseas has awarded the fabrication of a Test Frame to the project joint venture of SPT Offshore and Volker Staal en […]

Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

To accommodate the future needs of the rapidly growing Angola offshore oil and gas industry Fugro has opened its new facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda. Angola is now the second largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Nigeria. The official opening of the facility on 10 July by Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, […]

VARD Records Healthy Order Intake in Q2

VARD Records Healthy Order Intake in Q2

Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialised vessels, announced its financial results for the second quarter of financial year 2014 (“2Q2014”), and first half ended 30 June 2014 (“1H2014”). Stable top line, resilient EBITDA margin and solid cash position Revenues for 2Q2014 were NOK 2.94 billion, in […]

Primeline Starts Trial Production from LS36-1 Gas Field

Primeline Starts Trial Production from LS36-1 Gas Field

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. announced that trial production of gas from the LS36-1 gas field has now commenced. As previously announced, with the completion of the last section of the gas sales pipeline and connection to the provincial gas grid, the LS36-1 gas field development was completed on 1st July 2014. Since then CNOOC Limited […]

TE SubCom Starts Manufacturing of Hibernia Express Submarine Cable

TE SubCom Starts Manufacturing of Hibernia Express Submarine Cable

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announces the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system. The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK, with terrestrial fiber to extend connectivity to […]

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 […]

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 […]

McDermott Nets Megalodon Platform Installation Job in GoM

McDermott Nets Megalodon Platform Installation Job in GoM

McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries was awarded a contract to provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corporation (“Walter”) for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier Block 311 in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is expected to be included in McDermott’s third quarter 2014 backlog. “McDermott […]

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 […]

Kleven to Construct MPSV for Malaysian Based IES Pioneer

Kleven to Construct MPSV for Malaysian Based IES Pioneer

Kleven has signed a new shipbuilding contract with Malaysian based Joint Venture Company IES Pioneer Ltd. The contract for the new vessel is of the MT 6015 MPSV design, designed by Norwegian design company MarinTeknikk, and will be outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II. Delivery will be September 2015. “At Kleven we are […]







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