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Nov 1, 2014
Volume 74, Issue 11
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Remembering Doc Laborde

Offshore's 60th Anniversary Coverage

Alden James “Doc” Laborde, an offshore industry pioneer, recently passed away at his home in New Orleans. He was 98. Laborde designed and built the first mobile offshore drilling unit, the submersible Mr. Charlie, and the first purpose built semisubmersible, the Ocean Driller.

Topsides, Platforms and Hulls conference 2014

Top Moments from Topsides, Platforms & Hulls 2014 conference

Check out a slideshow covering highlights from the Topsides, Platforms & Hulls 2014.

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Special Reports

All Offshore News

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

11/25/2014

Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable natural gas production to meet rising and changing sources of demand, and that the country will be self-sufficient in oil in five to 10 years, according to a Deloitte survey titled, “2014 Oil and Gas Survey: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance.”

Ikon Science joins SEAM

11/25/2014

Ikon Science has joined the consortium for the SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) program and will work on the third phase of this initiative to evaluate and advance the current methodologies for pre-drill pressures and hazard predictions.  

Subsea 7 lands GoM installation for Shell

11/25/2014

Royal Dutch Shell has awarded Subsea 7 a contract for installation work in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract value is in the range of $50 million to $100 million.

Teledyne Webb Research delivers Slocum G2 gliders to Blue Ocean

11/25/2014

Teledyne Webb Research has sold and delivered a Slocum G2 glider to Blue Ocean Monitoring Pty. Ltd. for use in commercial oil and gas related applications.

SeaBotix to join Teledyne Marine Systems

11/25/2014

SeaBotix, part of the recent Bolt Technology Corp. acquisition by parent company Teledyne Technologies Inc., will join the Marine Systems group.

ERSAI awarded contract in Caspian

11/25/2014

Saipem, through its controlled company ERSAI Caspian Contractor LLC, has won a new engineering and construction contract in the Caspian region.

JDR wins deepwater West Africa umbilical order

11/25/2014

Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a Nigerian oil and gas service company, has awarded JDR a fasttrack contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55-km (1-mi) hybrid of steel tube and thermoplastic umbilical.

FMC commissions subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

11/25/2014

FMC Technologies Inc. has commissioned its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria. 

Second Libra well on track offshore Brazil

11/25/2014

Petrobras says a second appraisal well in the Libra block in the Santos basin has reached the salt base.

Statoil signs Norway casing/reamer supply deal

11/25/2014

Deep Casing Tools has signed a frame agreement with Statoil Petroleum covering the operator’s activities on the Norwegian continental shelf. 

Ghana gives ENI the OK for $6 billion offshore gas project

11/24/2014 Ghana’s government has given ENI the final green light to develop gas resources in...

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

Nov 25, 2014 Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable nat...

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

11/21/2014 The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Te...

Subsea 7 lands GoM installation for Shell

11/25/2014 Royal Dutch Shell has awarded Subsea 7 a contract for installation work in the Gul...

Ikon Science joins SEAM

11/25/2014 Ikon Science has joined the consortium for the SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) progra...

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

11/21/2014 The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Te...

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

11/25/2014 Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable nat...

Cygnus joins Fletcher platform supply vessel fleet

11/25/2014 Fletcher Shipping has taken delivery of the newbuild platform supply vessel FS Cyg...

JDR wins deepwater West Africa umbilical order

11/25/2014 Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a Nigerian oil and gas service company, has awa...

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Advances in Subsea Recovery

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Business Briefs

SeaBotix to join Teledyne Marine Systems

Nov 25, 2014 SeaBotix, part of the recent Bolt Technology Corp. acquisition by parent company T...

AVEVA opens office in Aberdeen to serve North Sea operators

Nov 24, 2014 AVEVA is opening a new office in Aberdeen, UK, to strengthen its sales and support...

4Subsea secures contract on pilot well offshore Norway

Nov 24, 2014 Det norske oljeselskap ASA has awarded 4Subsea a contract for the monitoring of co...

QinetiQ acquires seismic capabilities from SR2020

Nov 21, 2014 QinetiQ has acquired the seismic processing and imaging capability of SR2020 Inc. ...

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