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Aquaterra Energy Introduces New Riser Monitoring System

Aquaterra Energy Introduces New Riser Monitoring System

Aquaterra Energy has launched a unique Riser Monitoring System (RMS) which the company believes will revolutionise the integrity management process and deliver superior reliability and accuracy of data acquisition for the offshore oil and gas industry. The RMS design utilises a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging and riser analysis processing algorithms […]

ACE Winches Launches Reel Drive Systems at ONS

ACE Winches Launches Reel Drive Systems at ONS

Following significant Norwegian market growth, ACE Winches, the global deck machinery specialist, will launch its latest technology – Reel Drive Systems (RDS) as it exhibits at ONS Stavanger this week. The RDS ranges from 150 Te to 500 Te and will deploy and recover subsea umbilicals, risers and flow lines (SURF), mooring wires and power […]

Ophir Moves Back to Exploration in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea

Ophir Moves Back to Exploration in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea

Ophir Energy plc provides an update on its operations in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea. Successful Mzia-3 flow-test The Mzia-3 appraisal well in Block 1, Tanzania was completed in November 2013 having successfully encountered gas in the main Lower and Middle sand targets. The well was located approximately 6km to the north of the original Mzia-1 […]

Plexus Secures Equipment Order from Det Norske

Plexus Secures Equipment Order from Det Norske

Plexus Holdings PLC, announces that it has received a purchase order (‘PO’) from Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA (‘Det Norske’) to supply surface wellhead and mudline equipment services for an oil and gas appraisal well offshore Norway. The value of the order is estimated at approximately £1 million with revenues expected to commence December 2014. Under […]

VIDEO: Ulstein Launches X-STERN™ Design Feature

VIDEO: Ulstein Launches X-STERN™ Design Feature

Ulstein Group introduces the X-STERN™, a design feature increasing operability through positive effects on station keeping, wave response, comfort and safety in harsh conditions. An X-STERN™ vessel can stay on position in harsh weather with the stern towards waves, wind and current. For vessels where the best possible motion characteristics are vital, positioning the X-STERN™ […]

Statoil Takes ‘Mokul Nordic’ on Charter in North Sea

Statoil Takes ‘Mokul Nordic’ on Charter in North Sea

Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced its newest DP2 vessel, Mokul Nordic, has been contracted for a 30 days firm + optional 15 days charter in the North Sea by international energy provider, Statoil. “At Nordic Maritime, we are delighted to have won our inaugural contract with Statoil in 2014, the year […]

Pacific Drilling Gets Firm Contract Extension for Pacific Bora Drillship

Pacific Drilling Gets Firm Contract Extension for Pacific Bora Drillship

Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, an affiliate of Chevron, has signed a firm contract extension for the Pacific Bora. The contract extension increases the drillship’s backlog by approximately $439 million, bringing the company’s total contract backlog as of Aug. 22, 2014, to $3.0 billion. Pacific Bora is an upgraded Samsung 10,000 design dynamically-positioned drillship capable of operating in […]

Petrobras Awards Lapa Field Work to WGK, Brazil

Petrobras Awards Lapa Field Work to WGK, Brazil

In the first, Wood Group Kenny has begun a conceptual engineering study of two alternatives of pipeline heating systems for the Petrobras pre-salt Lapa field, water-heated pipe-in-pipe (WH-PiP) and electrically trace-heated pipe-in-pipe (ETH-PiP). The project aims to provide Petrobras and its partners, BG and Repsol Sinopec, with the basis to evaluate the technical feasibility of […]

Shell Discovers Gas at Marjoram-1 Well Off Malaysia

Shell Discovers Gas at Marjoram-1 Well Off Malaysia

Shell announces further exploration success in Malaysia with another gas discovery at the Shell-operated deep-water Marjoram-1 well. “Our strategy to expand our heartland areas through technologically advanced exploration is delivering tangible success in deep-water in Malaysia,” said Andrew Brown, Shell Upstream International Director. “We have a long history in the region, and the addition of […]

Aker Solutions on Track to Deliver First Johan Sverdrup Draft Report

Aker Solutions on Track to Deliver First Johan Sverdrup Draft Report

Aker Solutions has assembled one of its biggest engineering teams ever to deliver the initial plans for the engineering and design phase of the giant North Sea Johan Sverdrup oil deposit. The company is on track to deliver the first draft report due in the fourth quarter, a project that has involved 400 employees in […]







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