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Petrobras Gets Nod to Deploy 13 FPSOs in Santos Basin by 2017

Petrobras Gets Nod to Deploy 13 FPSOs in Santos Basin by 2017

Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) issued a preliminary license to Petrobras for the installation of 13 FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessels in the Santos Basin by 2017. The FPSOs will be installed between 200 and 300 km away from the coast in Block BM-S-9, BM-S-11 in the pre-salt Santos […]

Newbuild Dive Support Vessel Arrives in Western Australia

Newbuild Dive Support Vessel Arrives in Western Australia

Neptune Marine Services Limited announces that the Bhagwan Dryden, a new-build Dive Support Vessel, built in collaboration with Bhagwan Marine, has arrived in Dampier, Western Australia. As first announced to the ASX on 28 August 2012, the Bhagwan Dryden is a state-of-the-art 57 metre DP2 hybrid catamaran, with Neptune-supplied permanent air diving, inspection and survey […]

Wild Well Unveils Subsea Capping Stack for Global Market

Wild Well Unveils Subsea Capping Stack for Global Market

Wild Well Control, Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in firefighting and well control, has unveiled its new subsea capping stack for response to a global deepwater well control incident.   The subsea capping stack, located in Singapore, is a part of Wild Well’s comprehensive emergency response system, WellCONTAINED™, which provides […]

Searcher Seismic Begins Acquisition of Mialara 2D Survey

Searcher Seismic Begins Acquisition of Mialara 2D Survey

Searcher Seismic in cooperation with the Philippines Department of Energy, and in conjunction with SeaBird Exploration, announces that acquisition of the Mialara 2D seismic survey, East of Palawan in the Philippines has started. The ~5,000 km survey over a 10 by 10 km grid in the Mialara sub-basin includes coverage over the PECR5 bid round […]

Trelleborg’s Cable Protection for Phase Two of Fukushima Forward Project

Trelleborg’s Cable Protection for Phase Two of Fukushima Forward Project

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has secured a contract to supply its range of high performance cable protection, for phase two of the prestigious offshore wind farm Fukushima Forward Project, lead by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Following a successful delivery of phase one, Trelleborg has been selected to provide its distributed buoyancy modules (DBM), […]

Another Contract for EMGS in Norwegian Sea

Another Contract for EMGS in Norwegian Sea

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a contract from an oil and gas company worth USD 1.0 million for acquisition of 3D EM data in the Norwegian Sea. The Company will be using the vessel Atlantic Guardian. Acquisition is scheduled to be completed early in October, after which the vessel is scheduled to go directly […]

Dolphin Cleared for Russian Gig

Dolphin Cleared for Russian Gig

Dolphin has received confirmation from the Export Control Division of the Norwegian Foreign Department that the recently announced contract in the Kara Sea is not subject to the current trade restrictive measures against Russia. Atle Jacobsen, Dolphin CEO, stated: “Dolphin is extremely appreciative of the prompt reply and clear guidance from the Norwegian Authorities on this difficult matter. […]

Balmoral to Kick Off Brazilian Production in 2015

Balmoral to Kick Off Brazilian Production in 2015

In an announcement at the Rio Oil and Gas show in Brazil, Aberdeen-based deepwater buoyancy, insulation and elastomer product specialist, Balmoral Offshore Engineering, said its new Brazilian manufacturing facility will be up and running in the second quarter of 2015. Alex Ellis, the British Ambassador to Brazil, helped the company make the announcement at the […]

SMD Wraps Up Auxiliary Cutter Assembly

SMD Wraps Up Auxiliary Cutter Assembly

Secretary-General Nii Odunton accompanied by his Deputy and Legal Counsel, Michael Lodge, had the opportunity to visit the Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) facility in Newcastle upon Tyne to get a look at Nautilus Minerals’ Polymetallic Sulphides Mining Technology. The newly assembled Auxiliary Cutter (AC), is the third and final seafloor production tool (SPT) being built […]

Hilong Takes Delivery of ‘Hilong 106′ Pipelay Derrick Barge

Hilong Takes Delivery of ‘Hilong 106′ Pipelay Derrick Barge

The Hilong Group, centered in Beijing and Shanghai, has taken ownership of the offshore pipe-lay derrick barge, purchased late last year and formally named “Hilong 106” attesting to Hilong’s expansion into the offshore engineering and services sector. Hilong acquired the “Hilong 106” pipe-lay derrick barge from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in late December 2013, […]







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