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ExxonMobil announces production startup at kearl oil sands Project

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today the startup of the Kearl oil sands project in Alberta, Canada, which incorporates technological innovations to enhance environmental performance while enabling long-term production to meet future energy demand. Read more…

AMEC awarded framework contract to support Scottish government resource efficiency programme aimed at saving over £2 billion

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been appointed by Zero Waste Scotland (Zero Waste) to provide specialist support to the government-funded ‘Resource Efficient Scotland’ programme. Read more…

Deep Down awarded more flying leads

HOUSTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Deep Down, Inc. (OTCQX: DPDW) (“Deep Down”), an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services today announced it has received a contract from a major international controls manufacturer for the manufacture of Loose Steel Tube Flying Leads (LSFL) worth in excess of $1.7 million.  Additionally, there is an option to purchase additional distribution and installation equipment worth in excess of $2 million.  The contract is for the first phase of a large gas project on the Northwest coast of Australia; delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013. Read more…

High Energy Consumption? The Time Has Come To Think Renewable

At a time of high energy prices renewable energy is presenting new opportunities for reducing costs, particularly for businesses with significant energy consumption. Think Renewable Energy is a company that has proudly created some of the most innovative solar PV projects throughout the UK.
The latest scheme in Yorkshire features a 90kWp post driven ground mount system, providing the necessary power of around 82,260kWh a year to serve  an onsite piggery for a major agricultural client. Delivered on schedule, a team of Think Renewable’s specialist designers, engineers and project managers carried out   the project from start to finish, and has  also delivered a number of other projects across the north of England for a range of landowners and businesses.
The smooth execution of such a task is due to the wide experience that Think Renewable Energy has picked up over the years, designing high quality bespoke solar PV systems for an extensive range of clients of various sizes, from residential projects through to major solar farms across the UK.
Projects Suited To Size
Defined as anything over 50kWp, large scale or industrial solar PV projects present huge opportunities for clients and landowners who use high amounts of energy, and wish to lower their costs. Although the feed in tariff rates may fall by 3.5% from the May 1st for large scale systems, Think Renewables can still offer impressive returns of up to 16%.
For commercial or residential projects, Think Renewable Energy also has  a number of systems offering impressive returns, saving significant amounts of money throughout the project’s lifespan.
Choose Think Renewable Energy
So what exactly makes Think Renewable Energy a breed apart from the rest? As an established solar PV specialist with a renowned reputation for fantastic service and quality, Think Renewable Energy proves to be an industry leader in its field.
Offering thorough site assessments, surveys and fully involved project management, a combination of high quality products and fast, reliable installation makes Think Renewable Energy’s  service stand above the rest.
Join Our Seminar
Now is your chance to find out more! If you’re considering investing in Solar PV or simply want to ask a few questions regarding the technology, Think Renewable Energy holds regular seminars and on-site tours providing detailed information and answers to all queries.
Come along to Think Renewable Energy’s next seminar on Wednesday 8th May at Fridlington Farms. The event will include a walk around the solar PC site accompanied by a question and answer session. Places are free but limited and  early booking is essential.
To secure a place contact Victoria Geater on 01423 227 227, or email
Think Renewable Energy, The Stables, Newby, Weeton, LS17 0EY
Tel: 01423 22227

BP selects Mojix next-generation passive RFID for $7 billion offshore drilling project

Mojix® Inc., the leading provider of wide-area passive RFID solutions, announced that industry leader BP appointed Mojix to deliver track-and-trace technology for the Clair Ridge oil platform construction that will operate in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland. This solution provides real-time visibility of oil platform components moving from suppliers located around the globe to the platform’s construction site. BP is using this solution to monitor and manage the supply chain which includes tracking crates, Heavy Lift and Out Of Gauge equipment, containers and vessels to improve the efficiency and safety during the construction. Mojix’s STAR 3000 System delivers next-generation wide-area passive radio frequency identification (“RFID”) technology at warehouses and yards, creating supply chain visibility resulting in cost savings and risk mitigation for the Oil and Gas industry giant. Read more…

San Leon Energy announces awarded two further Spanish onshore exploration licences

San Leon Energy is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two new exploration licences in Spain. The two new licences, Aquiles and Cronos (“Licences”), have been granted to Frontera Energy, San Leon’s wholly owned subsidiary, by the Spanish Council of Ministers. Read more…

Rocksource provide update on the Storbarden well in PL 506S

Rocksource ASA (“Rocksource”) announces that the drilling rig “Borgland Dolphin” has completed drilling of the main reservoir and the secondary target at the high risk Storbarden prospect in PL 506S in the North Sea. The well has not encountered hydrocarbons. Final data acquisition and analysis is currently on-going after which the well will be plugged and abandoned. Read more…

Oil and gas exploration tender announced New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced details of the Government’s second round to attract competing bids for oil and gas exploration permits. Read more…

Sembcorp Marine announce Sembmarine SLP secures UK contract award

Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP), a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine is pleased to announce that it has secured a contract worth approximately £7 million to fabricate the Bridge and Flare Structures for Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd’s Golden Eagle Project. SLP is already the EPC provider for the Project’s Living Quarters Platform which, together with the Bridge and Flare Structures, is scheduled for delivery in May 2014. Read more…

Dana spuds new exploration well in southern North Sea

Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has spudded a new exploration well in the Southern North Sea from its De Ruyter platform. Read more…

Cape awarded maintenance contract in Azerbaijan

Cape plc, the international provider of essential support services to the energy and mineral resources sectors, announces its SOCAR CAPE joint venture has been awarded a three-year contract with two one-year extension options by a major international oil company for the provision of Fabric Maintenance Services at its  offshore and onshore assets in Azerbaijan. Read more…

New custom-build vessel for Osiris Projects

At Ocean Business we announced the delivery of a new 14m catamaran planned for later this year. The bespoke vessel, built by Blyth Workcats, will be customised specifically to the requirements of shallow water survey, and will feature the latest offerings from our regular equipment suppliers. The design is similar to that of our 15m catamaran ‘Lia’; another custom-build catamaran launched in 2004. The design is a popular choice for crew transfer vessels and is known for providing a fast transit speed without comprising stability.

The new vessel follows the launch of 27m semi-SWATH catamaran ‘Bibby Tethra’ in 2011, and is Osiris Projects’ 4th custom build project. For further information, contact

Leading Provider of plant design for lean construction in the South West

Are you looking for a provider of plant design for lean construction in the South West? AVEVA are a leading provider of plant design for lean construction in the South West.

AVEVA E3D is the core design application within AVEVA Plant. It is fully interoperable with all other AVEVA Engineer, Design and Manage products. AVEVA Plant, AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering and Design system, is a breakthrough in plant engineering software and design efficiency. By integrating engineering data, schematics data and 3D design data into one managed plant model, it avoids costly and damaging inconsistencies.

With AVEVA Plant, critical information is efficiently shared between disciplines and across teams. This simplifies the process and improves project schedule and quality.

Key Features

- Multi-discipline 3D plant design model
- Laser scanning integrated in modeling
- 3D graphics optimised for plant design modelling
- Easy to use GUI
- 2D and 3D geometry interfaces
- Drafting integrated with the model
- Design Checking
- High performance in large networks
- Multi-discipline and multi-user collaboration
- Built-in data management
- Integration of 3D data with engineering and schematic data
- Local customization
- Parallel running with PDMS, Engineering and Diagrams

For further information on AVEVA, please visit their website.

Leading provider of Sound Velocity Profilers in Canada

Are you looking for a provider of Sound Velocity Profilers in Canada? Valeport are a leading provider of Sound Velocity Profilers in Canada.

Valeport is the world leader in sound velocity technology due to its innovative development and meticulous attention to detail throughout the design, manufacture and especially calibration processes.

Valeports sound velocity profilers provide:-

- Genuine Accuracy of ±0.02m/s (Total Error Budget)
- Precision (peak to peak noise) of ±0.002m/s
- Operating range of 1375m/s to 1900m/s (covering all environments from fresh water to the Dead Sea and the Marianas Trench)
- Data rates up to 60Hz (instrument dependent)

For further information on Valeport, please visit their website.

Leading provider of engineering solutions in the Singapore

Are you looking for a provider of engineering solutions in the Singapore? Nylacast are a leading provider of engineering solutions in Singapore.

Nylacast supply a large number of engineering plastic components to manufacturers and suppliers within the Offshore Industry.

With over four decades of experience in the development of engineering plastic applications, Nylacast components is considered as a world leader in this field.

Nylacast Engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, High impact strength, Corrosion and chemical resistance, Self-lubricating, eliminating routine and costly maintenance, Lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel/ neutral buoyancy. In addition enhanced performance is available by building on the well known brands of Nylube, Oilon, and Aquanyl, and bringing together the experience of our Engineers and Chemists. Nylacast is able to tailor its materials to suit our customer’s projects.

For further information on Nylacast, please visit their website.

Leading Provider of the flexible and easy to use multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge in Japan

Are you looking for a provider of a flexible and easy to use multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge in Japan? Cygnus Instruments are a leading provider of the flexible and easy to use multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge in Japan.

The Cygnus 3 Data Logger from Cygnus Instruments is flexible and easy to use multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge with simple menu operation. Three data logging modes provide simple solutions to recording metal thickness across various geometries such as tanks, cylinders, pipes and plant. The Cygnus 3 Data Logger is designed to accommodate the need for a simple yet versatile method of logging thickness measurements through protective coatings.

The gauge interfaces with a PC using our Cyglink software which is Windows® compatible and has internal data storage on a SD Card for security.

The Cygnus 3 Data Logger is designed to accommodate the need for a simple yet versatile method of logging thickness measurements through protective coatings.

For further information on Cygnus Instruments, please visit their website.

L-3 MAPPS Full Scope Simulator for Embalse Is Ready for Training

MONTREAL, April 25, 2013 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that the Embalse full scope simulator it developed for Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) was put into service on March 22, 2013 at the Embalse nuclear power station on the southern shore of a reservoir on the Rio Tercero, near the city of Embalse in Córdoba Province, Argentina. L-3 MAPPS and NA-SA gathered in Córdoba today to celebrate this significant success, a project milestone known as “Ready for Training.” Click here to read more

Dejour Energy sets casing at Kokopelli

Dejour Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT: DEJ / TSX: DEJ), an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company operating in North America’s Piceance Basin and Peace River Arch regions, is pleased to announce that it has reached total depth of 8124 feet on the Federal 6-7-13-21 directional well at its Kokopelli field located in Garfield County, Colorado. Ample gas shows, as expected, were observed. The hole has now been cased and cemented, awaiting completion in May. Read more…

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announces oil discovery above the Gullfaks field in the North Sea – 34/10-A-8

Through production testing of well 34/10-A-8, Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 050, has proven a substantial volume of oil in the Shetland group/Lista formation, which is located above the Gullfaks field. Read more…

Rosneft head visited GE Offshore and Underwater Hydrocarbon Production Department in Britain

Igor Sechin, Rosneft President, Chairman of the Management Board visited GE Offshore and Underwater Hydrocarbon Production Department in the English city of Aberdeen as part of a series of Rosneft delegation visits to GE production and engineering facilities. Read more…

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