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New Research Reveals Over-reliance on Compliance Rather Than Competency

New Research Reveals Over-reliance on Compliance Rather Than Competency

22 November 2011   New research has revealed that an improved focus on competence is required if the oil and gas industry is to deliver a step-change in safety skills and performance.

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Expro Receives Shell Goal Zero Award for Safety Milestone

Expro Receives Shell Goal Zero Award for Safety Milestone

22 November 2011   Leading international oilfield services company Expro has achieved the Shell Goal Zero award for 1,980 days without any recordable incidents as of July 31, 2011 for its Malaysian operations.

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Jagal, Subsea 7 in JV Partnership on Offshore Projects

Jagal, Subsea 7 in JV Partnership on Offshore Projects

22 November 2011   The Nigerian content development has received a boost as Jagal, a Nigerian firm and Subsea 7 one of the largest offshore oil servicing companies in the world have floated a joint venture company known as Niger Star7 for the execution of large and complex Engineering, Procurement and Construction Installation (EPCI) projects in Nigeria.

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Three Operators Join Subsea Wellhead JIP

Three Operators Join Subsea Wellhead JIP

22 November 2011   Plexus Holdings has attracted four companies as consulting partners for its program to develop a safer subsea wellhead using Plexus’ POS-GRIP technology.

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Aker Solutions Wins Subsea Contract

Aker Solutions Wins Subsea Contract

18 November 2011   Aker Solutions in Aberdeen is to manufacture and deliver a number of subsea control modules and topside power units as part of an £8 million contract with Dana Petroleum plc.

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New Portable Computed Radiography High Resolution Imaging Solution from GE

New Portable Computed Radiography High Resolution Imaging Solution from GE

18 November 2011   The CRx25P computed radiography (CR) imaging solution from the Inspection Technologies business of GE Energy’s Measurement & Control Solutions (NYSE: GE) combines high scanning resolution and throughput with compact design and light weight to provide an innovative, portable inspection solution to a wide range of applications throughout the industrial and process spectrum, from oil and gas to power generation and aerospace.

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Subsea 7 Gets $500 Million 5 Year Vessel Pact From Petrobras

Subsea 7 Gets $500 Million 5 Year Vessel Pact From Petrobras

18 November 2011   Norwegian engineering and construction contractor Subsea 7 SA said Monday it has been awarded a $500 million, five year contract by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, for the provision of a dedicated deepwater flexible pipelay vessel.

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Forum VisualSoft Chosen as Preferred Software Provider by DOF Subsea

Forum VisualSoft Chosen as Preferred Software Provider by DOF Subsea

18 November 2011   Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.

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Shell Sets World Record for Deepest Subsea Oil and Gas Well

Shell Sets World Record for Deepest Subsea Oil and Gas Well

18 November 2011   Shell Oil Company is now producing oil from the world's deepest subsea well at its Perdido Development, utilising advanced technology to lead the way in increasing the company's ability to produce more domestic oil and gas resources.

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Technip Creates a New Independent Consultancy, Subsea and Offshore Engineering Services Company: Genesis

Technip Creates a New Independent Consultancy, Subsea and Offshore Engineering Services Company: Genesis

17 November 2011   Technip is pleased to announce the formation of a new and enhanced worldwide consultancy, subsea and offshore engineering services company.

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Hydrasun Announces Acquisition to Open Up Brazilian Market

Hydrasun Announces Acquisition to Open Up Brazilian Market

17 November 2011   Hydrasun, a leading specialist provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and controlsolutions to the global energy market, has completed the acquisition of a Brazilian company creating the potential for additional multi-million pound sales.

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N-Sea Signs Letter of Intent  to Acquire Subcom

N-Sea Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Subcom

16 November 2011   The N-Sea Group BV and Subcom BV have signed a Letter of Intent in relation to the acquisition of Subcom BV by the N-Sea Group BV.

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Subsea UK Student Night a Roaring Success

Subsea UK Student Night a Roaring Success

16 November 2011   Engineering students were given a slice of subsea action last night (Thursday, November 10) after Subsea UK held a pizza evening to highlight the industry’s career opportunities.

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Cosalt Offshore Invests in Second Spooling Winch

Cosalt Offshore Invests in Second Spooling Winch

16 November 2011   Cosalt Offshore, which provides lifting, tooling and marine services to the oil & gas industry, has recently ordered a second 50-tonne spooling winch from ACE Winches as part of a major investment in equipment.

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Bowtech Products Appoint Exclusive French Agent

Bowtech Products Appoint Exclusive French Agent

16 November 2011   Bowtech Products are delighted to announce the continued expansion of their distribution network with the appointment of Neotek SA, as their exclusive agents in France.

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RBG Launches iBolt Software to Improve Flange Management Safety

RBG Launches iBolt Software to Improve Flange Management Safety

14 November 2011   RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services, has launched its new ‘iBolt’ flange integrity management software that improves the safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of bolting operations.

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Success for Cosalt Offshore Lifeboat & Maritime Division

Success for Cosalt Offshore Lifeboat & Maritime Division

09 November 2011   Cosalt Offshore, a provider of lifting integrity management solutions and lifeboat and maritime services to the oil & gas and maritime industries, has achieved a milestone endorsement from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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Cal Dive Pick Saab Seaeye Panther for Extreme Conditions

Cal Dive Pick Saab Seaeye Panther for Extreme Conditions

09 November 2011   To tackle the strong currents in Australia’s offshore oil & gas fields, leading contracting company, Cal Dive International (Australia) Pty Limited, selected Saab Seaeye’s powerful new Panther XT Plus ROV (Zone Rated and configured for operations in hazardous areas) when making that choice.

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Bundle Decommissioning Procedures to be Reviewed

Bundle Decommissioning Procedures to be Reviewed

09 November 2011   A study will be initiated later this month aimed at providing guidance to Britain’s government on environmentally responsible methods for decommissioning offshore pipeline bundles.

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Ashtead Technology Launches New Integrated Technical Services Group

Ashtead Technology Launches New Integrated Technical Services Group

09 November 2011   Subsea equipment rental specialist Ashtead Technology has announced the launch of a new Integrated Technical Services Group as a key part of its strategic growth strategy.

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New Calgary HQ Bolsters Oil & Gas Camera Specialist EV’s Global-Leading Position

New Calgary HQ Bolsters Oil & Gas Camera Specialist EV’s Global-Leading Position

09 November 2011   Industry-leading oil & gas camera and video specialist EV has reinforced its global footprint by opening regional headquarters in Calgary to meet increasing demand in the Canadian energy hub for its next generation technology.

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Total E&P Announces Extension to North Sea Contract

Total E&P Announces Extension to North Sea Contract

09 November 2011   Total E&P has announced that it is to extend its contact for AGR's Riserless Mud Recovery system by a further four years.

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New Study Announced to Enhance Decommissioning Guidelines

New Study Announced to Enhance Decommissioning Guidelines

08 November 2011   A new study which aims to inform UK government guidelines on environmentally responsible methods for decommissioning offshore pipeline bundles will be launched in Aberdeen this month.

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Ashtead Technology Launches New Integrated Technical Services Group

Ashtead Technology Launches New Integrated Technical Services Group

08 November 2011   Subsea equipment rental specialist Ashtead Technology announces the launch of a new Integrated Technical Services Group as a key part of its strategic growth strategy.

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BP Statement Regarding Sale of Interest in Pan-American Energy to Bridas Corporation

BP Statement Regarding Sale of Interest in Pan-American Energy to Bridas Corporation

08 November 2011   BP has received from Bridas Corporation a notice of termination of the agreement for their purchase of BP's 60 per cent interest in Pan American Energy LLC.

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Integrity at Forefront of Subsea Europe

Integrity at Forefront of Subsea Europe

08 November 2011   Subsea organisations must avoid catastrophic events by ensuring all aspects of subsea equipment integrity are addressed at the design stage.

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CDL and SeeByte Deliver Compatible Technology for ROV Navigation

CDL and SeeByte Deliver Compatible Technology for ROV Navigation

07 November 2011   SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software technology for unmanned systems, is pleased to announce its compatibility with CDL Inertial Engineering of Aberdeen.

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RBG Wins Oil & Gas UK's Business Efficiency Award

RBG Wins Oil & Gas UK's Business Efficiency Award

07 November 2011   RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services, won the coveted ‘Business Efficiency’ prize at this year’s Oil & Gas UK Awards.

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Modelling Friction Subsea

Modelling Friction Subsea

07 November 2011   The subsea simulator developed by Fugro GRL DeepWorks can now model friction, for example for cables and ROVs coming into contact with each other or the seabed.

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Subsea UK Holds Election to Appoint Board Members

Subsea UK Holds Election to Appoint Board Members

07 November 2011   Subsea UK has unveiled its new Board after the industry body held its biennial election following an unprecedented number of member nominations.

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