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Grupo Condesa Invest in Thermatool Solid State Welding System

Groupo Condesa have confirmed their investment with Thermatool for a new High Frequency, Solid State 900kW Contact Welder, for future increased production at their Lorraine Tubes Rettel operation in France, in August 2012.

Thermatool product manager Wayne Hine comments:

“This is recognised as a significant order for Thermatool and confirmation of the confidence, reliability, reputation and service capabilities Thermatool can deliver, supported by its growing European offices in France and Germany. When deciding which welder in our range best met with Lorraine Tubes production requirements, having clear objectives and open communication from the Rettel and Lexy plant managers (where Thermatool also has Welders) was invaluable”

The latest in a string of high profile global references shows a continuing trend and strength in Thermatool’s full range of High Power, Low Power and Fixed to Selectable Variable Frequency welders that can be configured to meet all Tube production requirements.

Hine continues “We also recognise the positive investment by the Grupo Condesa and of course will continue to work closely with them to maintain their business objectives, that may see the start of further discussion to replace Valve Technology units still in operation across Europe”

Source: Inductotherm

Gassco announces removal of job for the North Sea structures

A contract worth some NOK 60 million for recycling the jacket and bridge support for the Ekofisk 2/4S platform has been awarded to Kværner by Statoil on behalf of operator Gassco. Read more…

Det norske announces consent to use Transocean Barents on the Jette field

Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) has been granted consent to use the Transocean Barents mobile drilling facility to drill on the Jette field.
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Kallisto cases the Crossfield 11-26 well

CALGARY, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ – Kallisto Energy Corp. (TSX Venture: KEC) (“Kallisto” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully drilled, cored, logged and cased its well at 11-26-027-01 W5M to test the Lower Mannville formation. Due to spring breakup and road bans, the drilling rig will be moved to the side of the location to permit access by a service rig scheduled for later this week to commence completion, testing and evaluation of the well. Read more…

Aker Solutions awarded subsea connection systems contract

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by A/S Norske Shell, to deliver subsea connection systems for the Draugen field on the Norwegian continental shelf. Contract value is approximately NOK 105 million. Read more…

Roc Oil operational issues at enoch oil and gas field, offshore North Sea, UK

Roc Oil (GB) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ROC, advises that production from the Enoch oil and gas field (ROC: 12% interest), located in the North Sea, is anticipated to be offline for the remainder of 2012 due to mechanical issues related to subsea equipment.  ROC is awaiting advice from the operator (Talisman North Sea Limited) regarding the potential work programme and  costs of remedial activities required to reinstate production.    Read more…

Gazprom complete project documents ready for Southern Corridor Phase 1 construction

Gazprom completed preparation of the project documents for Phase 1 of the Southern Corridor gas transmission system (GTS). The documents were submitted to the State Expert Review Board (Glavgosekspertiza) for consideration. Read more…

Åsgard subsea gas compression approved in the Storting

The development of the Åsgard subsea gas compression was approved in the Storting (Norwegian parliament) on 27 March 2012. This signals the start for implementation of one of Statoil’s most demanding technology projects aimed at improving recovery. Read more…

BP Enters the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale in Ohio

BP (NYSE: BP) announced today an agreement to lease thousands of acres in northeast Ohio for future oil and gas production in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale formation. Read more…

NPD announces drilling permit for wellbore 2/8-18 S and production licence 440 S

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 2/8-18 S. Read more…

Study contract for the Statoil operated Skrugard/ Havis project awarded to Sevan Marine

Statoil has awarded Sevan Marine a study of the potential application of a Sevan FPSO for Statoil’s Skrugard/ Havis development in the Norwegian Barents Sea. Read more…

L-3 MAPPS Secures Important Simulator Upgrade Project in California

MONTREAL, March 28, 2012 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won a contract from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to upgrade the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) Operator Training Simulator (OTS). Work is underway now, with project completion expected by the fourth quarter of 2013.

“We are very pleased to have been selected for the Diablo Canyon DCPP simulator project,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “Our robust Orchid® simulation solution is well-matched to PG&E’s highly detail-oriented approach, and we look forward to developing our relationship with PG&E on this important project.”

The Diablo Canyon OTS upgrade project involves rehosting the legacy simulation models to modern simulation servers based on PC/Windows technology with L-3’s Orchid Simulator Executive to manage the models. It also involves the following work:
• Replacing the original instructor station with Orchid Instructor Station
• Replacing the reactor core neutronics model with L-3’s high-fidelity reactor core model, which is generated and validated with Orchid Core Builder
• Replacing the reactor coolant system thermal-hydraulic model with L-3’s ANTHEM™ model, which is developed and tested in Orchid Modeling Environment
• Replacing the legacy chemical and volume control system (CVCS) models with updated CVCS models developed with Orchid Modeling Environment
• Replacing the existing input/output system, which allows the simulation servers to communicate with the simulator main control room panel instruments, with a commercial-off-the-shelf I/O system that will be driven by Orchid Input Output

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in northern and central California. The Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a nuclear power plant owned and operated by PG&E. Its two Westinghouse 4-loop pressurized water reactor units together produce 2,300 net megawatts of greenhouse gas-free electricity – about 10 percent of all electricity generated in California – and enough to meet the needs of over three million homes in central and northern California. The DCPP site is located approximately nine miles northwest of Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, Calif.

L-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has nearly 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and nearly 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than three decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L-3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at

Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. L-3 M&PS also produces full-fidelity simulators for increased operator proficiency, resulting in safe operations for leading utilities and ship operators worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit the company’s website at

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2011 sales of $15.2 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at

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Source: L-3 Mapps

Air Energi: Tax Reductions


Air Energi’s take on the tax change for North Sea oil and gas companies,

‘The tax changes are positive for Air Energi, because they bring about new incentives for the main oil companies to commit to previously marginal field capital projects in the UK North Sea. This in turn provides more work for UK engineering professionals engaged in exploration, planning,design, construction and commissioning work”

“This additional activity comes against a backdrop of recent multi billon dollar UK investment by BP in Quad and Claire Ridge and ConocoPhillips in Jasmine. The services of engineers with oil and gas experience were already in demand globally. The UK tax changes in the recent budget will help continue this demand dynamic for many years to come and may signal the return of Aberdeen’s golden age.”

Source: Air Energi

The Petroleum Club of PNG


Cocktail Drinks Fortnightly on Wednesdays, Time: 1730 hrs Venue: Marea Suite, Level 2, Crowne Plaza

The Petroleum club of PNG originated in 1987 and after a 10 year period of hibernation was re-formed in February 2012. Air Energi Pacifica will administer this re-start of the petroleum club until a committee is established. The aim is to be a fully self-sufficient organisation, with Air Energi Pacifica assisting its administrative matters until the committee is satisfied with its capability. The Petroleum club of PNG is a not for profit organisation. Decisions will be made through the committee. Through industry participation, the goal of the Petroleum Club of PNG is to improve learning in schools for the future generations of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is a developing nation and its growth will be positively fuelled through the improved learning of its children.

Source: Air Energi

Air Energi Re-Launches in Norway


Stavanger will be a key operation for Air Energi, supporting some of their Key Global and Regional Accounts.

Known as the Petroleum Capital of Norway and home to several, major, international oil companies, including Talisman, ConocoPhillips and Statoil, It is a beautiful, harbour city, steeped in history and further enhanced by noticeable foreign influence.

If you can demonstrate a proven track record with Air Energi and feel capable of leading and developing their new team – be it as a long term move or 12 month secondment – contact Louise Wilkinson on

Source: Air Energi

Air Energi: HSE Manager

 Air Energi is the Trusted People Services Partner of choice for clients and candidates engaged in the global oil and gas industry and through their company values: safe, knowledgeable, innovation, passion, inclusion and pragmatism, WE DELIVER, each and every time.

Latest Position

HSE Manager – Oil Sands
Calgary, AB CAD$150,000.00

This world class E&P company is seeking a HSE Manager to join their team in Calgary, AB to manage the HSE organization, HSE Management System and documentation for the Project engineering, construction, commissioning and start-up phase in accordance with Company HSE policies and objectives as well as with international, federal, and provincial standards and laws. You will provide recommendations and supports to the Project Engineering, Construction, Commissioning and Field Operations groups in the areas of Health/Medical, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety, and Environment, coordinate with HSE Division and HQ organizations , manage Health/Safety / Environmental staff under direct supervision and Site HSE staff.

Must have a Bachelors’ degree in related field, minimum of 15-20 years experience in oil and gas production and construction operations, previous demonstrated experience managing Contractors and OH&S in a contractual environment; experience of having been in an operational position as well as in an HSE corporate support position would be an advantage.

Minimum of 5-10 years experience as an HSE specialist; Expertise in HSE management techniques with experience in large to mega projects within the Canadian Oil Sands.

**Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

To discuss this role in the strictest confidence, please contact <Andrea> on +1-403-225-4526 or by email at

Source: Air Energi

Lundin Petroleum announces Johan sverdrup appraisal well 16/2-11 is successfully completed and tested, offshore Norway

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce that the Johan Sverdrup appraisal well 16/2-11 located in PL501 has encountered a 54 meter gross oil column in Upper and Middle Jurassic sandstone reservoir in an oil-down-to situation. Read more…

North American Power introduces affordable renewable electricity service to customers of Duke Energy and Dayton Power & Light

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – North American Power, the energy company that has saved its customers millions of dollars on their electric bills while greening the power grid, has introduced service to customers of Duke Energy and Dayton Power & Light. North American Power’s service offers residents and small businesses access to renewable energy that gives back to charity and delivers the power to earn each time a customer flips the switch through the company’s powerful customer referral model. Read more…

Lundin Norway announces a pre-unit agreement for pl501 and pl265 has been signed

Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), as operator of PL501, has signed a Pre-Unit Agreement with the partners within PL501 and PL265 for the joint field development of the Johan Sverdrup field. The main focus is to jointly deliver a common field development plan to the Norwegian authorities for sanctioning by the government. Read more…

WesternZagros discovers major oil column in oligocene at Kurdamir-2

WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) (“WesternZagros” or “the Company”) has made a major oil discovery in the Oligocene reservoir at the Kurdamir-2 exploration well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Read more…

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