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Fire on ENI/BP's Platform Offshore Egypt Rages for Second Day Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Thursday, August 12, 2004 @ 09:02:11 GMT (1104 reads)
OFFSHORE NEWS
Egyptian firefighters worked for a second straight day to douse a fire on an offshore natural gas platform part-owned by ENI SpA and BP PLC.
An Agence France-Presse correspondent saw six teams of firefighters backed by helicopters leaving Port Said early morning for the Temseh platform, where the blaze was set off yesterday, apparently by accident.
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Subsea 7 and Elcome Surveys Sign Co-operation Agreement Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Thursday, August 12, 2004 @ 08:47:04 GMT (692 reads)
OFFSHORE NEWSGlobal contractor Subsea 7 today announced a co-operation agreement between their Integrated Remote Technologies (IRT) division and India based Elcome Surveys Private Limited (ESPL). This agreement will accelerate Subsea 7’s expansion into the Middle East and Indian region whilst also providing an expanded range of services to ESPL’s existing clients. Read More...

Temsah Platform Offshore Egypt Hit by Fire Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 @ 15:04:36 GMT (6532 reads)
OFFSHORE NEWS

Eni informs that during the drilling operations on the gas production platform of Temsah, operated by Petrobel on behalf of Eni/leoc, EGPC (Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation) and Bp, a fluid release occurred and subsequently the installation went on fire. The platform of Temsah is located in the Mediterranean Sea, about 60 km from Port Said in Egypt.

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GlobalSantaFe reports loss of drilling rig offshore Egypt Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 @ 14:50:55 GMT (701 reads)
OFFSHORE NEWSGlobalSantaFe has reported that one of the company's drilling rigs, the GSF Adriatic IV, was severely damaged during a fire and sank in the Mediterranean Sea approximately 25 miles offshore Egypt. The fire occurred at 8:45 a.m. local time on Tuesday, August 10, 2004, following a well control incident. Read More...

New Positioning Technique Reduces Costs and Improves Productivity in GoM Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 @ 14:50:31 GMT (829 reads)
SURVEY NEWSDuring a recent ten-day project in the Gulf of Mexico for a major exploration and production company, the use of inertial navigation technology reduced vessel time by three to five days over the course of the deployment and positioning of seismic data acquisition modules. Prior to this successful sea-trial, precise underwater positioning was achieved by dropping and calibrating an array of acoustic beacons on the seabed – a time-consuming process that requires deployment, calibration and later recovery of the beacons. Read More...

Subsea 7 IRT participates during diverless ‘first’ for Esso Norge AS Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 @ 03:59:30 GMT (918 reads)
ROV NEWSThe Integrated Remote Technologies (IRT) division of global contractor, Subsea 7, today announced the successful completion of its involvement in the replacement of the first out of two stern thrusters on the Balder FPU (Floating Production Unit). Subsea 7 was contracted to perform the subsea ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) operations associated with this project. The work was planned and executed by a specialised team from Esso Norge AS and a number of equipment suppliers and contractors including Subsea 7 IRT. The thruster change out was part of the 2004 maintenance program for the Balder FPU. Read More...

Red Adair, world-renowned firefighter, dies Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Monday, August 09, 2004 @ 03:10:52 GMT (1681 reads)
GENERAL NEWSHOUSTON, Texas (AP) ## Paul N. "Red" Adair, a world-renowned oil well firefighter who revolutionized the science of capping exploding and burning wells, has died, his daughter said. He was 89. Read More...

Deeper-Diving Human Occupied Submersible to Replace Alvin Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Friday, August 06, 2004 @ 15:53:22 GMT (733 reads)
SCIENCE & TECH NEWSNew 6500-meter vehicle will provide expanded capabilities for US Scientists

Arlington, VA
## After 40 years of scientific research that led to the discovery of new life forms, helped confirm the theory of plate tectonics, and enthralled schoolchildren around the world with seafloor images and video, the research submersible Alvin will be replaced by a new, deeper-diving vehicle. Read More...

Heerema Purchase Super-Mohawk Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Thursday, August 05, 2004 @ 16:37:40 GMT (651 reads)
ROV NEWSSub-Atlantic has sold a 2000 metre rated Super Mohawk system to Heerema Marine Contractors based in The Netherlands.  The order includes a skid with 2 x 5-function manipulators, tether management system, main lift cable, winch, HPU, comprehensive spares package and training.  The system will be used on Heerema's Semi Submersible Crane Vessels for general subsea operations.

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Scientists develop 40cm submarine Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Thursday, August 05, 2004 @ 16:31:56 GMT (786 reads)
AUV NEWSScientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have developed the world's smallest, self-governing submarine.
They claimed the 40cm long sub, the Serafina, would open up a new era of oceanic discovery, with applications from shipwreck recovery to mineral exploration and search and rescue missions. Read More...

VideoRay North Sea Inspection Challenge Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 @ 16:03:27 GMT (688 reads)
ROV NEWS
Buccaneer Ltd have supplied 2 VideoRay Pro2 Micro-ROV systems to Stolt Offshore in Aberdeen.
The VideoRay vehicles were supplied complete with Tritech Micron sonar systems to aid navigation, and were fitted with micro-manip grabbers and impact protection cages.  Following full system integration and configuration at Buccaneer's Aberdeen workshops, the systems were subjected to a range of trials and acceptance testing at Stolt Offshore's test facility at the National Hyperbaric Centre.  During several days of system testing, ROV pilots from Stolt Offshore had an opportunity to become familiar with the characteristics of the tiny vehicle, and using a scale mock-up of the structure to be inspected, started to appreciate the agility of the VideoRay ROV.
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More Horsepower for Ultra Deepwater Operations Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by Rons_ROV_Links on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 @ 15:23:22 GMT (1042 reads)
ROV NEWSPerry Slingsby Systems are pleased to announce the delivery of additional advanced workclass ROV systems and tooling to Technip's Remote Systems Unit. The following ultra deepwater ROV and tooling systems are in the final build process, or have already been delivered and will further boost the Technip Group's remote intervention capability. Read More...

City Oil Park Revamp Set to Generate Jobs Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by ginamc on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 @ 04:07:03 GMT (561 reads)
GENERAL NEWSStavanger traditionally celebrates energy at the Offshore Northern Seas Oil Show, staged in last August every two years.

MORIBUND Aberdeen Offshore Technology Park is being rebranded and overhauled in a bid to attract fresh investment and create hundreds of new jobs.

Energy can reveal that the AOTP will be renamed Aberdeen Science and Energy Park, embracing wider science R&D and the broader energy opportunities for the Granite City in the future.

The overhaul is one half of a wider plan by Scottish Enterprise Grampian to breathe newlife into this and Aberdeen Science & Technology Park at Balgownie. Together, they host more than 90 companies and account for about 1,400 high-value jobs.

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Bohai Bay Onstream Early Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by ginamc on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 @ 04:06:30 GMT (2709 reads)
UPCOMING PROJECTSThe Kerr-McGee Global Producer VIII sails from dry dock at the Dallan New Shipyard in China.

KERR-MCGEE has achieved first commercial oil from its multi-field Bohai Bay project offshore China ahead of schedule. Production started on July 18 and is initially based on four wells at the CFD 11-1 and CFD 11-2 fields on block 04/36, with six further wells expected on-stream before the month end.

The company estimates that production from the 10 wells will range from 15,000 to 20,000bpd. More wells will be brought onstream over the next two years, with peak production of 40,000-50,000bpd expected by mid-2005.

"First production from Bohai Bay was achieved ahead of schedule thanks to outstanding efforts by our employees and contractors," said Dave Hager, Kerr-McGee senior VP responsible for oil and gas exploration and development.

 

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North Sea sector buoyant after a boom in new projects Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF Read More...
Posted by ginamc on Saturday, July 31, 2004 @ 03:32:13 GMT (1006 reads)
UPCOMING PROJECTSNORTH Sea oil and gas firms are on course in 2004 to deliver a major jump in exploration, investment and projects on the UK Continental Shelf, industry leaders have revealed.

The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) said that 12 new oil and gas projects have been started in the British sector of the North Sea since January - compared to 14 in all of 2003.

Drilling has started on 22 new standalone exploration and appraisal wells - versus 32 all last year. And investment is on track to hit £4.4 billion - up about 10 per cent on the previous 12 months.  Read More...



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