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New York’s Newest Wind Farm Now Under Construction

Iberdrola Renewables recently began construction at its newest wind farm project, in Herkimer County, New York. Large wind turbine components arrive almost daily by truck, laying the groundwork for the 74 megawatt (MW) Hardscrabble Wind Power Project in the towns of Fairfield, Norway, and Little Falls. The nearly $200 million wind project, which is expected to complete construction and begin delivering emission-free electricity at the end of the year, is one of seven new wind farms Iberdrola Renewables currently has under construction around the U.S.

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ShaMaran Acquires Interest in Major Oil Project in Kurdistan

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. (“ShaMaran” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:SNM) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Subscription Agreement and a Shareholders Agreement with Aspect Energy International, LLC (“Aspect”) whereby ShaMaran Ventures BV (“ShaMaran BV”) a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company has acquired a one third stake in General Exploration Partners Inc (“GEP”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aspect.

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Wood Group wins contract with BP

Wood Group has entered into a contract with BP Operating Company Ltd (BP) to provide topside engineering and project management services for BP’s Andrew Area Development project in the central North Sea. The project scope includes the tie-back of the Kinnoull reservoir to Andrew, some 28km away, and the development of the Lower Cretaceous development located beneath the platform.

The two year contract, worth approximately £75m, covers topsides engineering, procurement and construction on the Andrew platform and encompasses the installation of a new 800 tonne module and extensive brownfield modifications scope.

The Wood Group project management and engineering team, of approximately 150 personnel, are currently working to define the offshore workscope. Subsea specialist Wood Group Kenny is also supporting the development of the Kinnoull subsea tie-back to Andrew.

Alan Curran, Wood Group Engineering (North Sea’s) CEO said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by BP. We look forward to maintaining and strengthening our alignment with BP’s drive to improve safety and efficiency.”

BP’s Keith Williams, the project General Manager, said “This contract awarded to Wood Group is the latest in a series of awards to local companies to support BP’s Andrew Area developments. Hundreds of local jobs are being secured to support this project over the next couple of years, with UK businesses accounting for around 90 per cent of the total project cost of £500million. We look forward to working with Wood Group to progress the project towards a start up in 2012.”

Source: Wood Group

Exelon Headquarters Expansion Advances Utility’s Green Building Leadership

As part of Exelon’s industry-leading effort to reduce energy consumption across its facilities, the company announced today that it has increased its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)-certified space to more than 650,000 square feet. Most recently, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED Platinum certification for Commercial Interiors (CI) to Exelon’s 27,000-square-foot corporate headquarters expansion in a downtown Chicago skyscraper.

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Leading Supplier of Frond Mats in China

Seabed Scour Control Systems Limited (SSCS) was established in 1984 to provide Frond Scour Protection Systems and Services to the offshore subsea oil and gas industry. 

Santos and Apache development a major boost for Western Australian domestic gas supply

Santos today announced that it will develop new gas supplies for the Western Australian domestic market by developing and producing gas from the Halyard field, which it owns with Apache Energy Limited.

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TNK-BP Improves Its Performance in West Siberia Fields

OJSC Varyoganneftegaz (incorporated into TNK-BP) is performing well construction works ahead of its business plan since the beginning of 2010, having drilled 67 wells in this period against the planned 57 wells. Well construction wells are underway in the Verkhnelik-Eganskoe, Severo-Khokhryakovskoe, Koshelskoe, Permyakovskoe, Khokhryakovskoe, and Vanyoganskoe fields. A total of 103 wells will be drilled by the end of the year according to the business plan.

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AES Expands Small Hydro Platform in Turkey to 42 MW

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced the start of commercial operations for the 16 MW Damlapinar hydro power facility on the Goksu River in Karaman, Turkey. The hydropower facility is owned and operated by AES-IC Ictas Energy (“AES-IC”), a 51 percent AES owned joint venture. The project increases AES’ small hydro capacity in Turkey to 42 MW. The project cost was $65 million, of which $36 million was financed by a non-recourse seven year term loan.

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Oil and Gas Project Awards from the 20th to the 27th of August

Total granted drilling permit for wellbore 25/5-7 in production licence 102 C 27-08-2010
Flint’s Maintenance Subsidiary Successful Bidder For New Maintenance Contracts 27-08-2010
KBR Awarded Second Contract by BP for West Nile Delta Development 26-08-2010
TAQA increases equity in flagship Bergermeer Gas Storage project 26-08-2010
GL Noble Denton Software selected for Bunde-Etzel Pipeline project 25-08-2010
Sasol announces the assignment of participating interests in the Sofala and M-10 licenses offshore Mozambique to Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos 25-08-2010
STX Norway Offshore to build two icebreaker tugs to JSC Circle Marine Invest 25-08-2010
Wood Group Kenny awarded front end engineering design for Jordbaer field, Norway 25-08-2010
ProSep Signs $2.4 Million (US) in New Contracts 25-08-2010
L&T lands ONGC order for two natural gas processing facilities 25-08-2010
Siemens Receives High Efficiency Gas Turbine Order for an IGCC Power Plant in the United States 25-08-2010
GE Oil & Gas Awarded Contracts To Supply Papua New Guinea LNG 24-08-2010
HB Rentals Secures Major Norway Contract and Announces Fleet Investment 24-08-2010
Total E&P granted consent to conduct exploration drilling with Ocean Vanguard – well 25/5-7 24-08-2010
Multi million pound contracts secured by Craig International Supplies 24-08-2010
Capstone Turbine Corporation Receives Order for 18 C65s for Prominent Oil & Gas Developer in Eagle Ford Shale Play 24-08-2010
Halliburton Awarded Letter Of Intent For Development Of Majnoon Field In Iraq 23-08-2010
The Schahin Group and MODEC, Inc. Land Guara FPSO for Petrobras and the companies of Consortium BM-S-9 23-08-2010
Tethys Petroleum Limited: Kazakhstan-Kul-Bas Exploration Period Extended 23-08-2010
Yme-contract to Bergen Group Rosenberg 20-08-2010

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Dow Wire & Cable Announces Price Increase on Specific Products for The Americas

Dow Wire & Cable will increase prices on select product grades in the North America and South America regions, effective October 1, 2010, on the following:

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Leading Provider of Gas Turbine Overhaul in Canada

Alba Power has a highly experienced in-house technical support team who are internationally available to inspect defective turbines and recommend cost-effective repair and overhaul options.

For customers who do not want to ship components off-site, we offer extensive field service support services, including full on-site turbine change-out. On-site repairs using Alba Power components and under Alba Power supervision can also offer the customer full visibility and reduced downtime.

We also draw on our massive stocks of Avon and Olympus parts and components to develop efficient parts exchange programmes which can greatly accelerate early turbine reinstatement.

Bespoke service packages

We regularly develop bespoke service packages for individual customers, but the main elements of our gas turbine repair and overhaul services comprise the following:

• inspection, overhaul, repair, modification and performance testing

• component repairs

• exchange and lease options

• repair management programmes

• contract service and support packages

• specialist maintenance services

Although we specialise in our core Avon and Olympus products, we also welcome enquiries for other makes of gas turbines, for which in many cases we can also offer effective service solutions.

All Alba Power repair and overhaul operations are Quality Accredited to ISO 9001:2008, and carry full external warranty protection.

For more information, please visit the Alba Power Listing

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Leading Provider of Communication Cable Protection in Syria

Are you looking for a manufacturer to supply Communication Cable Protection in Syria? Scapa Cable Solutions are a leading supplier of Communication Cable Protection in Syria and through out Middle East.

With broadband companies competing to offer increased levels of service to online businesses and home users, fibre optic cables are becoming an increasingly popular solution, providing higher speed and greater bandwidth than traditional broadband.

The size and flexibility of fibre optic cables means that protecting them against the application elements is vital, so that you can provide a high quality, long term service without expensive and unnecessary repairs.

Scapa’s range of Pro:Com water-swellable and fire retardant cable wrapping tapes provide reliable protection for fibre optic, copper data and signal cables, with solutions to cover every application environment.

For more information, please visit the Scapa Cable Solutions Professional Marketing listing.

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Noreco and RWE Dea announce discovery at the Zidane prospect

Friday, Aug 27, 2010
Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco, OSE:NOR) has announced that a discovery has been made on the Zidane-1 well in license PL435 in Norway, which is operated by RWE Dea Norge AS.  
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All the Latest Bergermeer Gas Storage Project Contract Awards

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Delineation of gas discovery in the northwestern Norwegian Sea – 6604/10-1

Friday, Aug 27, 2010
The gas discovery was proven in 2009 in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Springar formation). The discovery is located about 350 km west of Sandnessjøen. Before appraisal well 6604/10-1 was drilled, resource estimates for the discovery were between 10 and 100 billion standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable gas.

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Cascade Drilling, LP, Adds a New Geoprobe® 8040DT to Their Fleet of Drilling and Direct Push Equipment

Friday, Aug 27, 2010
Cascade Drilling, LP, a full service drilling and direct push company with locations in the Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas, announces the acquisition of their first Geoprobe® 8040DT. The 8040DT is the latest and most powerful direct push rig offered by Geoprobe® on a mid-sized, all-terrain platform. “The 8040DT is an excellent complement to our existing full line of Geoprobe®, Hollow Stem Auger, Sonic, Air Rotary, and Vacuum Utility Clearance rigs”, says Darryl Metzger, Operations Manager, “extending the value and flexibility of our environmental and geotechnical drilling service capabilities.”

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Looking for a Design Draughtperson in Aberdeen

Job Purpose:
To develop oil tool equipment designs to meet specific customer requirements through the creation of AutoCAD or Inventor drawings and the creation or modification of technical Bills of Materials.

Job Duties:
* The Draughtsperson will typically be given tasks by an Engineer / Senior Engineer/Engineering Supervisor. The draughtsman is typically required to create or modify Engineering drawings and Bills of Material for equipment. These drawings may include but are not limited to layout drawings, manufacturing drawings, assembly drawings, stack-up drawings, sketches and schematics. The Draughtsperson shall also create or revise Bills of Materials as directed by the responsible Engineer and may also be required to raise Commercial Part Numbers. The Draughtsperson will be responsible for the electronic filing of drawings and Bills of Material.
* The job holder will, take direction from the responsible Engineer in order to develop design concepts which satisfy customers needs and uphold the company’s standards of functional design and quality.
* The job holder’s technical knowledge, skill and experience must embrace the industry’s accepted draughting standards and those specifications set out in API, AISI standards etc.
* During the preparation of design documents and manufacturing drawings the Draughtsperson will adhere to the procedures stipulated in the Product Engineering Manual (PEM) and the Quality Assurance Manual (QAM). These may be modified in certain instances by Special Procedures (SPs) or customer Purchase Order requirements.
* The job holder will typically receive technical direction to ensure that their work fulfils all the requirements of the contract and of company internal procedures, standards etc. The Designer/Draughtsperson will be required to check drawings and work performed by others. Before documents are released the Designer/Draughtsperson will ensure that they have been checked and that they have been subject to design review and approval.

The Ideal Candidate:
* HND or Degree
* AutoCAD/Inventor experience.
* A number of years experience within a Draughting role, preferably within the Subsea sector.


Jaguar wins field supervision/QC roles with CEPSA in Peru

Friday, Aug 27, 2010
Jaguar Exploration, Inc., global leader in seismic data quality control (QC) processes, has been named by Spanish oil & gas major CEPSA as its provider of Geodetics/Auditing and Seismic QC services for projects in Peru.
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NSTAR Proposes 32 Percent Cut in Natural Gas Price

Friday, Aug 27, 2010
For the remainder of the summer and into the fall, NSTAR Gas customers can expect to pay a supply price that’s about 32 percent less than the current summer price. The company has submitted a new gas supply rate of just over 21 cents per therm, down from the current price of 31 cents. If approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, the price cut will save the average NSTAR Gas customer nearly $4.00 a month beginning on September 1st.

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Leading supplier of subsea construction services in the Mediterranean

CTC Marine provides project-driven solutions and specialist technology for subsea construction, installation and trenching around the world.

With an experienced team behind some of the world’s most technically advanced fleet of marine trenching vehicles, CTC is able to offer a comprehensive range of R&D, geotechnical analysis, project and offshore management and engineering solutions, which expand the life cycle of a field development.

CTC Marine is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trico Marine Group, which is an integrated supplier of subsea marine support vessels and services, based in Houston, Texas.

For more information on CTC Marine, please visit the CTC Marine Professional Marketing Listing

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