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Oil Explorers Make Stunning Prehistoric Rock Find On Bottom Of Seabed

 A Norwegian expedition has found a spectacular prehistoric rock formation similar to Northern Ireland’s iconic Giant’s Causeway miles underwater.


BP Energy Outlook 2035 Shows Global Energy Demand Growth Slowing, Despite Increa

 Global energy demand continues to grow but that growth is slowing and mainly driven by emerging economies - led by China and India - according to the BP Energy Outlook 2035, which was published 15th January 2014.


This is the fourth annual edition of the Outlook, and for the first time it sets out BP’s view of the most likely developments in global energy markets further beyond 2030 to 2035, based on up-to-date analysis.


North Sea Fears Increase As Hacker Attacks On Oil Firms Rise 400%

 Cyber attacks against oil and gas firms have risen by 400% in the past year amid growing fears that hackers could have the power to shut down North Sea platforms.


Robot Resumes Nith River Search For Boy in New Hamburg

 With every new hole they punched in the ice, a private search team was trying to bring hope to Robbie Reiner's family.

Using a submersible robot made by a Waterloo company, four people slowly worked their way down the Nith RiverThursday, cutting holes in the ice with a chainsaw and lowering in a probe to reach areas where divers can't go.


Suncor Energy Helps Fuel The Dreams of Canadian Athletes

 With momentum growing for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Suncor Energy, through its Petro-Canada brand, announced two retail promotions and the extension of its Petro-Canada Athlete Family Program (PCAFP) in support of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes headed to Sochi in 2014.


Harkand Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

 International subsea inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand today announced the appointment of Ben Gujral as the group’s new chief financial officer.


Gujral has more than a decade of experience at senior levels in private equity backed and PLC enterprises and has been instrumental in driving growth during periods of organisational change.


IMCA Launches New Freelance Competence Materials

  Raising the profile of the competence of offshore personnel, and the value of company competence schemes, across the marine construction industry is one of the core activities of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

Following the development of freelance materials for its Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV divisions, and a revision of core Marine and Diving competence frameworks in 2012, IMCA has now launched freelance materials for its Marine and Diving divisions. This means that IMCA now offers a full suite of competence assurance frameworks tailored specifically for freelance workers.


Bibby Offshores Management Restructure To Support Impressive Growth Plans

 Two new chief operating officers and an offshore support services director have been appointed at Bibby Offshore to support the company’s significant future development plans. 

Current managing director Fraser Moonie, who has been in the role for three years, becomes responsible for eastern regions including Norway, S.E. Asia (including Singapore) and Australia. He has 16 years’ experience in the subsea and offshore industry and has been with Bibby Offshore since 2003. 


Global Marine adds XT600 Trencher to it's fleet

 The XT600 is a purpose-built system that allows Global Marine to significantly enhance performance across the full range of demandsubsea cable maintenance activities including trenching and survey tasks. The equipment is the latest evolution to the highly successful Triton series of subsea cable maintenance vehicles, and is supplied by Forum Energy Technologies.


New Welding Centre in Clydebank Opened by Alex Salmond

 A WELDING centre developing subsea technology for global oil and gas markets has been officially opened by the First Minister.


Alex Salmond said the base in Clydebank is attracting skilled jobs to the area.

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