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Lafourche regional businesses seek new avenues

It probably comes as no surprise that businesses both large and small that serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling and production industry have ...

A matter of survival: The GEST story

The ongoing protest against federal government foot-dragging on new offshore drilling regulations, like politics, has become local. The protesters ...

Tough economic times probably will slow Phase 2 of LA 1 project

This past October, the LA 1 Coalition lost their bid for a $100-million federal grant, but continues to seek government aid – this time, at t...

Drilling stoppage leaves port slow but hopeful

Chett Chiasson, the professional executive director for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission since 2010, got quite an initiation into his job of e...

No easy task: Getting there from here

To lend a different take to the theme song for the 1977 Burt Reynolds film, “Smokey and the Bandit,” it appears that, when it comes to ...

Norway

Frigg jacket removed to shore via novel re-float method

Buoyancy tanks guide heavy structure to Stord

Innovation Park to showcase Norwegian technologies

For the first time, Norway’s presence at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston May 4-7 will feature an Innovation Park, where 11 comp...

HiLoad system to stabilize drillship in Arctic waters

As Remora’s first HiLoad unit prepares for sea trials, the contractor already is planning a second under an EPC contract awarded by Stena Dri...

ROV winches with AHC engineered for harsh environments

Rapp Hydema has introduced ROV winches with active heave compensation (AHC) for extreme conditions such as ultra deepwater and arctic areas.

High-capacity pumps boost Gjøa fire protection capability

Bergen-based Frank Mohn is supplying StatoilHydro’s Gjøa platform in the North Sea with what it says are the world’s largest fir...

France

Ofon accommodation construction on schedule

Nigeria's most "home-made" living quarters platform to date should sail out later this year to Total's Ofon field.

Spring-energized seals selected for world's first subsea gas compression station

Statoil is due to install the world's first subsea gas compression station in 2015 on the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea.

Ponticelli adapting Nigeria platforms for next-phase Ofon production

Total's Ofon Phase 2 project offshore Nigeria calls for construction of four new platforms for the shallow water Ofon field.

Sodexo helping installation owners improve quality of life offshore

Extended drilling operations in harsh or remote offshore regions are placing increasing demands on drill crews.

GEP-AFTP helping French suppliers to penetrate emerging offshore sectors

France's leading oil and gas contractors and suppliers are present in most of the world's offshore arenas.

Sweden

Syntactic foam wrap helps protect casings against HP/HT damage

Trelleborg CRP has introduced CFW+, an upgraded version of its crushable foam wrap for use in high-pressure/high-temperature wells.

Mooring group sees signs of recovery

Anchor chain manufacturer Ramnäs has landed its biggest order ever. The order is to supply chain to Hyundai Heavy Industries for mooring Total...

Micro-seismics technique sheds light on fracturing operations

A technique to visualize hydraulic fracturing operations has been developed by Guideline Oil Drilling Technology.

Higher capacity, smoother discharge improve supply vessel cargo handling

Hopper and blow-pump bulk handling systems from MacGregor Selfunloaders increase storage capacity for offshore supply vessels (OSVs).

Stabilized antenna expected to improve satellite coverage on seismic vessel

Maritime communications specialist C2SAT has sold its first VSAT antenna for use on a seismic ship, Wavefield Inseis’ Malene Ostervold.

Netherlands

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Jack-Up Barge places accommodation order with Asian Offshore Services

Jack-Up Barge has placed an order with Asian Offshore Services for additional Zone 2 blast-rated temporary living quarters.

SPE ATCE 2014: Baker Hughes CTX software broadens options for completion designs

Baker Hughes’ has showcased its new Completion ArchiTEX (CTX) 3D completion design software at the SPE ATCE exhibition.

FPSO Petrojarl Knarr arrives in Norway

The FPSO Petrojarl Knarr left South Korea and has successfully arrived in Norway.

Damen launches first PSV 3300 vessel for PROMAR

PROMAR recorded a milestone with the sideways launch into the Danube of the first of two Damen PSV 3300s on order.