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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

Ophir finds deepwater gas in Tende offshore Tanzania

11/21/2014

Ophir Energy says the drillship Deepsea Metro I has discovered gas while drilling the Tende-1 well in the East Pande block offshore Tanzania.

First oil shipment leaves northern Chayvo offshore Sakhalin

11/21/2014

Rosneft has started to ship crude oil extracted at the northern tip of the Chayvo license offshore Sakhalin Island. 

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 Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Ophir in takeover talks with Salamander

11/21/2014

Ophir Energy and Salamander Energy have agreed on terms for a share offer.

BSEE responds to GoM rig explosion

11/21/2014

One person is killed and three others injured following an explosion on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

DNV GL wins Maersk contract for field development contract

11/20/2014

DNV GL has secured a multi-million-pound project from Maersk Oil North Sea UK for work on the Culzean field development. 

Companies cooperate to deliver DNV GL-qualified deepwater lowering system

11/20/2014

The cooperation of three companies jointly developing solutions for deepwater installation has led to the introduction of a new system capable of handling heavy loads at depths of well over 3 km (9,842 ft).

Studies highlight jobs, revenue potential of opening new oil and gas leasing offshore US

11/20/2014

Offshore oil and natural gas leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the US Atlantic and Pacific coasts could create nearly 840,000 American jobs and raise more than $200 billion in revenue for the government, according to new studies released by the American Petroleum Institute.

CIMC Raffles delivers COSLProspector

11/20/2014

CIMC Raffles has delivered in Yantai, Shandong, China, the fourth deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig built for COSL, the COSLProspector.

TGS signs LOA for 2D surveys over Mexico and US Atlantic

11/20/2014

TGS has signed a letter of award with SeaBird Exploration to acquire up to 300,000 km (186,411 mi) of 2D seismic data offshore Mexico and in US Atlantic waters.

Studies highlight jobs, revenue potential of opening new oil and gas leasing offshore US

11/20/2014 Offshore oil and natural gas leasing in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the US Atla...

Ophir finds deepwater gas in Tende offshore Tanzania

Nov 21, 2014 Ophir Energy says the drillship Deepsea Metro I has discovered gas while drilling ...

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...

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...

TGS signs LOA for 2D surveys over Mexico and US Atlantic

11/20/2014 TGS has signed a letter of award with SeaBird Exploration to acquire up to 300,000...

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...

First oil shipment leaves northern Chayvo offshore Sakhalin

11/21/2014 Rosneft has started to ship crude oil extracted at the northern tip of the Chayvo ...

CIMC Raffles delivers COSLProspector

11/20/2014 CIMC Raffles has delivered in Yantai, Shandong, China, the fourth deepwater semisu...

Ophir finds deepwater gas in Tende offshore Tanzania

11/21/2014 Ophir Energy says the drillship Deepsea Metro I has discovered gas while drilling ...

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Advances in Subsea Recovery

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Business Briefs

Ophir in takeover talks with Salamander

Nov 21, 2014

Ophir Energy and Salamander Energy have agreed on terms for a share offer.

SeaBird receives LOI for 2D seismic survey in Southeast Asia

Nov 20, 2014 SeaBird Exploration Plc has received a letter of intent for a 2D seismic survey in...

FES launches new subsea business

Nov 20, 2014 FES International has launched a new specialist business, FES Subsea, to bring fiv...

Technip makes offer to buy CGG

Nov 20, 2014 Technip has approached CGG about the prospects of acquiring the integrated geoscie...

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