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Aptomarin marine control center in Trondheim, Norway
6th September 2015

The 24/7 field monitoring operation is available to offshore oil companies operating in the main oil and gas hubs around the world.  To operate the new marine control center, a group of highly...
RL 1500-20 Litronic: Ram luffing crane
6th September 2015

A state-of-the-art ram luffing crane of the type RL-1500 has just been commissioned for the Petrogas A18 Platform for the Dutch Sector of The North Sea.   “The weight-optimised and compact design make...
3rd September 2015

In a contract valued at around Euros 90 million, Nexans is supplying high voltage power cables and infield cables to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.Ltd (HHI) for the Nasr Full Field Development Project in Abu...
Okhotsk Sea
2nd September 2015

COSL offered its semi-submersible drilling rig Nanhai-9 and won the tender based on a combined score of technical and economic parameters. The rig was positively evaluated by an audit for compliance with...
The Culzean field in the North Sea
1st September 2015

The UK approval is an important milestone in the Culzean project, which is part of Maersk Oil’s ambition to become a top-five producer in the North Sea. Discovered in 2008 by Maersk Oil and its co-venturers...
1st September 2015

Italian oil and gas company Eni has discovered a gas field in Egyptian offshore waters, the largest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea.  The well and geophysical data indicates that the field could...
McDermott North Ocean 102
28th August 2015

McDermott International announced on Thursday that it has been awarded a lump sum contract by Saudi Aramco for brownfield work in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia. Work on the contract is expected to...
oil rig in stormy weather
27th August 2015

Due to a lack of growth in North American shale production and increased decline in mature fields, a Brent price as low as 50 USD/bbl is not sustainable beyond 2016, shows recent oil market research...
Songa Trym
27th August 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/11-28. The area in this licence consists of parts of the blocks 25/8, and 25/11 situated south of the Grane...
The MOS Sweeper system
20th August 2015

The record was set when the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) recently carried out a realistic oil on water exercise in the North Sea. The purpose was to test and develop...

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