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Wärtsilä: 4 concerns of LNG as a marine fuel

Posted on 08 May 2014 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Wärtsilä is providing the fuel systems – the propellers, the controls and the wheelhouse, in addition to the electrical systems – for six LNG-powered platform supply vessels…

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DNV GL acquires Marine Cybernetics

Posted on 07 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

DNV GL has acquired Marine Cybernetics, expanding DNV GL’s scope of services in the offshore and maritime industries. “We do a lot of verification and testing of hardware today…

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Eni makes oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Barents Sea

Posted on 02 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has made an offshore oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Barents Sea, approximately 230 km from Hammerfest. The well 7220/7-3S is located 6 km south of the Johan Castberg…

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Oil, gas discovered in deepwater pre-salt offshore Angola

Posted on 01 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Angolan National Concessionaire Sonangol, Cobalt and the Block 20 partners – Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção and BP Exploration Angola (Kwanza Benguela) have announced the…

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Songa sells 2 rigs, establishes joint venture with Opus Offshore; Ensco sells jackup

Posted on 25 April 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Songa Offshore has entered into an agreement with Opus Offshore Group for the sale of two rigs and establishment of a joint venture drilling management company, the Songa-Opus…

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MPD poised for growth in Australasia deepwater

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The pace and success of Australasia’s deepwater exploration and development depends on achieving high standards of safety and environmental stewardship while addressing…

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Rewards on the offshore horizon

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Navigating the offshore market these days is an uneasy voyage of great expectations balanced by economic reality. As a strong pipeline of deepwater projects and buoyant…

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Global exploration, streamlined drilling to lead Statoil growth

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Global exploration will be the primary growth engine for Statoil in the near term, and the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) will play an important role in that strategy as the company…

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Certification of 1st DGD drillship paves path for ultra-deepwater drilling

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling to deeper depths in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has increased the geometric complexity of subsea well designs. Deepwater drillers must contend with challenges such as…

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Study analyzes response of deepwater riser with suspended BOP

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Worldwide petroleum demand induces the search for new offshore oil and gas reserves in deeper and deeper waters. In this scenario, offshore drilling is carried out in water…

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