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Crowley Maritime christens third ocean class tugboat

As part of its new vessel build program, Crowley Maritime Corp. has christened the third of four new tugboats in the ocean class series – Ocean Sky – in Houston.

Element opens O&G Materials Technology Center

Element Materials Technology has opened a flagship Oil and Gas Materials Technology Center in Houston. The laboratory, known as Element Houston, represents a total investment in excess of $5 million.

Gulf Island Fabrication and Bechtel to work together on offshore projects

Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. has signed a cooperative agreement with Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals Inc. to jointly pursue opportunities for offshore projects for the US Gulf of Mexico and elsewhe...

JDR to open Cambridge Technology Centre

JDR, a provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, is opening a new offshore engineering technology center in Cambridge. The new center opens July 28.

WJM introduces modular offshore drilling rig design

William Jacob Management Inc. has introduced a new modular offshore drilling rig design that it says reduces deployment costs and improves speed-to-market for upstream operations.

Ophir field secures finances for development

Octanex N.L. has secured limited recourse project finance for development of the Ophir field, offshore Malaysia.

Colombia’s oil auction brings in $1.4B in investment

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp, Anadarko Petroleum Corp, and Repsol SA were among the 19 companies bidding on 26 of 95 blocks offered by Colombia.

North Sea operator awards contract to Asset Guardian Solutions

A North Sea operator in Aberdeen, Scotland, has awarded Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL) a key contract.

TGS announces multi-client seafloor sampling and seep studies

TGS reports two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies, one offshore Canada and the other in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both programs were identified, using recent...

Rig overhaul center established in southern Vietnam

Semco Maritime JSC is teaming with PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard (PV Shipyard) to perform rig repairs, refurbishments, and upgrades in Vietnam.

People on the Move

FMC, operators to develop next-gen subsea equipment

FMC Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FTI) has signed an agreement that establishes a joint industry program (JIP) with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, and Shell to develop a new generation of...

People

Willbros Group Inc. has promoted Earl Collins to president.

Woodside keen to explore offshore Lake Tanganyika

Woodside has finalized an agreement to farm-in to the Lake Tanganyika basin in western Tanzania.

UK government launches offshore tax consultations

Oil & Gas UK has welcomed an announcement by Britain’s HM Treasury’s of a formal consultation into the future of the UK offshore oil and gas tax regime.

LLOG names Philip LeJeune as CFO

LLOG Exploration Co., L.L.C. has named Philip S. LeJeune as its Chief Financial Officer.

Webcasts

Advanced AUV Upgrades for Pipeline Inspection and GeoHazard Surveys

C & C Technologies has enhanced its AUV technology to address the needs for pipeline inspection.  C & C has made inspection-class upgrades to its C-Surveyor™ line of AUVs to include a ...
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Accelerate Exploration Data Access With Flash Storage

This webinar, sponsored by HGST, will explore the interfaces, server appliances, integration and configuration of flash storage, consider the advantages and limitations of PCIe, SAS and SATA, and s...
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