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New harsh environment fiber optic connectors from HUBER+SUHNER deliver best in class performance, packing density and environmental protection

Global connectivity solutions company HUBER+SUHNER has set a new benchmark for outdoor fiber optic connectivity with the launch of its new Q-ODC®-12 interface for industrial and FTTA applications. Designed to be the smallest and most robust products in their class, the new connectors also have the highest fiber density – based on the proven QN push-pull mating system. Q-ODC®-12 connectors are similar in size to the two-fiber Q-ODC® but can connect up to 12 fibers in a single mating step. Read more…

Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Marathon Oil, Stone Energy and W&T Offshore on Deepwater Decommissioning

On February 10-11 2015, leading offshore operators will come together to discuss the challenge of deepwater decommissioning and subsea abandonment at the Deepwater Decommissioning Workshop. If this is an area your company are active in – download the brochure to gain full details of the Deepwater Decommissioning Workshop program: Read more…

Kongsberg – Photo and Video Competition

KONGSBERG is celebrating 200 years in business during 2014.

To celebrate this milestone achievement we are launching The Full Picture Photo and Video Competition and invite you to send us your best images and SD or HD video clips taken with a Kongsberg Maritime Ltd Camera Product for the chance to win a prize*.

Prizes for the best photos and video clips include:
An iPad, an iPod and Digital Camera

*In order to qualify for entry all photos and video footage must be taken with a Kongsberg Maritime Ltd Camera Product and submitted materials must specify the model number with which they were taken and be cleared for our use by a responsible person in the competition entrant or their clients company.

Upload your photo and/or video and register to win.

The competition period is from 26th August 2014 to 30th November.

Click here to register
Click here to find out more about Kongsberg Maritime

RUD VLBG Load Ring

Turns Loads 360° aligned to the direction of the pull.

RUD offer a wide range of lifting and lashing applications, which include both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points. Read more…


A fundamental difference between NASNet® and conventional Long Baseline (LBL) systems is in NASNet®’s use of a broadcast, or one-way ranging technique which allows the use of passive receivers. This approach successfully overcomes the limitations of conventional LBL systems and provides a true multi-user system.

NASNet® combines its advanced signalling technology with a unique, patented, implementation to provide acoustic range measurements of up to 5,000m for seabed positioning and up to 10,000m for surface positioning. This allows any area to be covered by greatly reducing the number of units, thereby reducing vessel time needed to install and calibrate the seabed array. Read more…

Regional oil, gas and petrochemical producers will convene to share strategies for implementing Operational Excellence

In October of this year, many of the region’s leading producers will meet in Abu Dhabi to share stories of how they are developing strategies and implementation plans for Operational Excellence. Read more…

Top decommissioning operators to speak at GOM summit

Experts from operators at the forefront of decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico have been 

confirmed as keynote speakers at the largest decommissioning and abandonment gathering in

the world taking place in Houston.

Win Thornton, vice president for decommissioning at BP, and Lew Dennis, Chevron’s

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Shipwreck salvage techniques could help GOM decommissioning, expert says

A Dutch salvage expert believes that techniques developed by the global salvage industry could be

usefully deployed for offshore decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

Jelle Lanting, commercial manager of Manmoet Salvage BV, told DecomWorld that since every

shipwreck presents a unique mix of risks and opportunities, salvage companies have to be ‘terribly


Recent Manmoet projects include the recovery of a capsized rock barge off the English coast and a

monsoon-damaged drilling rig in the South China Sea.

“For those companies who construct offshore oil and gas infrastructure, salvage companies are not

regarded as proven,” he said, “but the fact is we have to be terribly creative in dealing with a host of

unknowns in totally unique situations.”

Mr Lanting, who will be addressing DecomWorld’s Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment

Summit in Houston, said that techniques which could be applied to offshore decommissioning

include creating buoyancy in sunken structures to partially refloat them for greater manoeuvrability.

Another approach is the modularization of equipment, such as hydraulic chain pullers, which allows

the scaling up of capacity to whatever level is required.

“If you have a chain puller capable of lifting 300 tons each, and you deploy 10, 15, 20 or more of

them for a given operation, there are almost no limits on what you can do,” he said.

The 6th

 Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, 10-12 March, 2014 in Houston will

explore innovative recovery techniques and provide delegates with in-depth market forecasts and

expert-level perspectives to equip them for the imminent challenges of GOM decommissioning.

For more information please click here

AMEC wins brownfield modifications contract for TAQA’s Cladhan field development, North Sea

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been appointed by TAQA’s UK business, to undertake the engineering, procurement and  construction of modifications to the Tern oil production platform to accommodate a new subsea tie-back to the Cladhan field in the northern North Sea. AMEC will also provide commissioning support. Read more…

Stork Technical Services celebrates safety excellence at REACH Annual Safety Awards

Stork Technical Services, the leading global provider of asset integrity management services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, celebrated a year of outstanding safety performance at its first global REACH Annual Safety Awards (Thursday 20 June). Read more…

Leading provider of Sound Velocity Profilers in South Korea

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

Leading Manufacturing and Engineering Firm Secures Deals Worth £1.8 Million

Leading North east company Hydrus has secured deals worth £1.8 million in the last three months, resulting in the creation of seven new jobs.
The Brechin-based company has secured the work primarily in the subsea engineering sector where it will support subsea construction activities for clients in the North Sea, west of Shetland and Trinidad & Tobago.

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Mindfulness – making personal safety a reality

THERE have been significant improvements in workforce safety in the UKCS sector of the oil and gas industry since its inception over 50 years ago. The industry can point to a combination of technical advances, procedural improvements and a maturing safety culture to explain this improvement.

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Centrifuges Un-Limited Experiences Business Uplift in Middle East

Leading Aberdeen-based oil and gas service company Centrifuges Un-Limited is reporting an uplift in interest from the Middle East with £750,000 of work secured in the region since the start of the year.

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Deadline extended for SPE Aberdeen student bursaries

SPE Aberdeen has announced that the deadline for students wishing to apply for the 2012-13 bursary programme has been extended by a further two weeks to Sunday, 14 April. Click here to read more

Energy Ventures Hosts Annual Aberdeen Reception & Technology Showcase

ABERDEEN – Energy Ventures, an independent venture capital firm dedicated to funding high-growth upstream oil and gas technology companies, hosted its annual reception and technology showcase at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen. Click here to read more


The first graduate to come through the Fort William-based subsea training facility, The Underwater Centre, as a result of a Caithness Chamber of Commerce-led funding initiative has already secured a job in the industry. Click here to read more

Inaugural Business Event Attracts Transatlantic Audience of More Than 240

A transatlantic audience of more than 240 delegates took part in an exciting new business event on Tuesday, March 19th – and plans are already in the pipeline to repeat the successful venture. Click here to read more

Smi Group’s Rapid Reaction and Tanker Operations Asia Pacific 2012 conference and exhibition

Smi Group’s Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction and Tanker Operations Asia Pacific 2012 is the perfect opportunity to meet with the regional airlift community and discuss current requirements and evaluate recent airlifter operations. The conference and exhibition will be held on the 9th and 10th July in Singapore and is the only event where this community can meet together to discuss the regions capabilities and requirements. Running parallel next to the conference will be a vibrant exhibition that will allow vendors to showcase their solutions and technologies for airlifting.
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Air Energi get another award for 2012

Air Energi has won the 2012 Regional Management Team Award for International Impact. Air Energi was recognised by the BVCA (British Venture Capital Association) for the third year running. The BVCA is the trade association for the UK’s private equity industry and Air Energi’s award is gratifying given the quality of the other household names with private equity investment at this time.

This award recognises the value that Air Energi brings to outside investors and validates their strategy for continued global growth in the oil and gas sector.

Well done to all staff and eomployees at Air Energi for keeping their high standards and excelling in the marketplace.

Source: Air Energi

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