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Stork Technical Services Gives The Green Light For New Production Location In He

 Stork Technical Services has taken the first significant step in moving its present production location, dating back almost 150 years, from the centre of Hengelo to the city’s Kanaalzone. The new site will be part of the innovatiedriehoek (innovation triangle), the second phase of the Hart van Zuid business centre development project. The occasion was marked by a festive meeting at Stork Thermeq on Thursday afternoon 4 July of all the parties involved. Also present were representatives of the Province of Overijssel, the Municipality of Hengelo, Bouwbedrijf Van Wijnen and Projectbureau Hart van Zuid.

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BP Statement on Additional Closures in Grand Terre Fishing Grounds

 Geoff Morrell, head of US Communications, issued the following statement:

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has extended the closure of fisheries to additional areas around the Grand Terre Islands without explaining the reasons for the closure, or offering data to show that closure is needed.

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Subsea 7 Establishes New Office in Tromsø

Subsea 7 is to establish a new office in northern Norway, in Tromsø.  Following its award for the pipelay and subsea installation contract for Statoil’s pioneering Aasta Hansteen project earlier this year, Subsea 7 sees increasing activity in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. With an office in Tromsø, the company will have a solid platform for effective project execution and for close collaboration with stakeholders and suppliers in northern Norway.

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BP Statistical Review Reveals Biggest Annual Increase in US Oil Production, as W

 The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2013 - the 62nd annual report - is launched today, revealing that 2012 had the largest single-year increase in US oil production ever recorded, and new evidence of the flexibility of the world’s energy system in meeting rapid global change.

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First Minister Supports Stork’s Charity Golf Day In Aid Of Pound For Piper

 Stork Technical Services, the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity management services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, received overwhelming support from the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond MSP, and local North-East organisation’s for the company’s Charity Golf Day in aid of Pound for Piper Memorial Trust.

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New DNV JIP Aims to Reduce Jacking Failure

Jacking gears are by definition the most characteristic systems of self-elevating units and jack-ups. However, this gear remains often neglected on board, with a high potential for dire consequences. In order to achieve higher availability, reduce the risk of gear failure and lower the life cycle cost, DNV is inviting the industry to participate in a Joint Industry Project (JIP). The project’s main focus will be on defining best practices in the maintenance and inspection of jacking gears.

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UK Production Passes One Billion Barrels

 Nexen UK passed a major milestone at the end of April when its combined assets officially produced one billion barrels of oil (gross).

 

The UK’s longest established asset, the Scott platform, was the major contributor having produced almost 60% of the total since Hess began operations back in September, 1993.

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Total S.A Confirms Resolution of U.S. investigation

 In line with Total S.A’s announcement in July 2012 of an exceptional reserve, the company announced today that it has reached final agreements with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) putting an end to an investigation initiated in 2003 concerning petroleum contracts awarded in Iran in the 1990s. Following negotiations, Total S.A agreed to pay a total amount of $398.2 million to the U.S. government. The DOJ considered and acknowledged Total’s cooperation and disclosure over the course of several years.  The DOJ also noted the age of the allegations.

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Noble to Begin Cyprus Gas Appraisals

 Noble Energy will begin drilling for natural gas at a new appraisal well off Cyprus.

 

The US firm, which reported a natural gas find of up to 8 trillion cubic feet southeast of the island two years ago, is conducting the appraisal to quantify and confirm the earlier find.

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Fugro Prepares for a Busy 2013

 Fugro Subsea Services Ltd, based in Aberdeen, has successfully completed the mobilisation of five FCV 3000C work-class ROV systems.

 

These brand new ROV systems were installed onboard four support vessels; two existing ships in the Fugro Subsea Services fleet had their ROV capability upgraded, whilst two new ROV support vessels have been added for 2013.


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