Fugro Acquires Bluestone Offshore

Fugro has reached agreement with Reef Subsea AS to acquire Bluestone Offshore Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries.   Bluestone Offshore is a specialist provider of geotechnical services in Southeast Asia and Australia and currently operates one chartered DP deepwater geotechnical vessel in the region. The staff of approximately 40 also provides laboratory and engineering services in their office in Singapore. The office will be consolidated into Fugro’s existing operations in Singapore.   Revenues for Bluestone Offshore for 2010 were in the order of USD 20 million.     (read more)
2011-04-11 12:00:00

Offshore Energy 2016

Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry. It covers both the exploration and production of the conventional energy resources oil & gas as well as the expanding renewable part of the energy mix such as offshore wind and marine renewable energy. Renewables play an important role during OEEC 2016, which is why it is the ideal place to find out where the future of energy is heading. (read more)
2010-04-06 01:59:36

Offshore West Africa 2016

Offshore West Africa, presented by Offshore Magazine and supported by Oil & Gas Journal, is a conference and exhibition dedicated to the offshore oil & gas industry and will host its 20th anniversary edition 2016 in Nigeria at the Eko Hotel & Suites. Offshore West Africa 2016 will once again show innovative technologies and solutions within the deepwater exploration and production industry.  (read more)
2015-12-02 10:42:08

Metocean Offshore Contract

Metocean Services International (MSI) and PT Pageo Utama (PAGEO) have signed a new two year agreement pertaining to the exclusive provision of Metocean services in Indonesia at Oceanology International 08. The agreement builds on the existing relationship between both companies where their complementary services and experience in the oil and gas industry will enable them to secure and execute Metocean projects to the offshore industry of Indonesia.   Under this agreement, MSI will provide the sales interface and conduct the actual services and provide all the associated technical support. MSI, continuing with its commitment to build local capacity, will also... (read more)
2008-03-27 10:12:55

Positioneering Offshore Market Entry

Positioneering, a provider of global GNSS-based precise-positioning services to enter the offshore market, has appointed Ewan Brown to the role of Global Resources Manager. Formerly Production Manager at Nautronix, Ewan will be responsible for completing the on-going production and manufacture of Positioneering’s launch products and services, and the subsequent management of all Positioneering equipment, software and operations people worldwide.     Positioneering also has promoted Paul Gordon to Global Operations Manager. Paul has been with Positioneering for fourteen months as a Senior Development Project Manager and has been key to the successful delivery of Positioneering’s product developments. Paul will bring... (read more)
2011-04-05 12:00:00

Offshore Survey Frame Agreement

MMT (Sweden) hase been awarded a Frame Agreement for offshore survey services with Statoil. The Frame Agreement consists of survey services such as pipeline surveys, seabed mapping surveys, inspections, geotechnical survey support and environmental survey support that will be conducted and provided worldwide. This is a four-year-long contract with an option of an additional two years.     MMT will operate an ROV, ROTV, tow fish and vessel-based survey sensors under this Frame Agreement. The work will mainly be performed in the North Sea. MMT has qualified six vessels in the agreement; these vessels include those owned and operated by... (read more)
2012-02-09 12:00:00

Standards in Offshore Survey

The offshore industry has a range of standards in common use. As survey contractors/subcontractors, how far should we aim for standardisation in the work we do and how much scope should we leave for differentiation between ourselves? In common with most industries, the offshore survey industry has its fair share of standards that are defined by clients, standards bodies, trade associations and legislative bodies, to name but a few. These can relate to data exchange, work practice, quality management systems or health and safety matters. Good standards can be beneficial; they may improve safety and quality of work, reduce unnecessary... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Offshore AIS Network Complete

Norcontrol IT has supplied Petroleos Mexicanos Exploration (PEMEX) with a large offshore AIS network. Whilst AIS is generally considered a tool for port and coastal applications, the offshore industry can benefit from the extra data it offers. The project is located in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico and spans some 150 platforms throughout the entire area. Norcontrol IT has installed eight AIS base stations supplied by Kongsberg Seatex, a subsidiary of Kongsberg maritime. PEMEX is currently in the process of installing AIS transponders on supply vessels and other ships serving the oil production facilities in the... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

HTMV Solutions for Offshore

One of the great challenges for cables in offshore applications is the combination of high temperatures, harsh environments and high voltages. The demands put on the materials are intense and the need for longevity in offshore doesn't make it any easier. Habia Cables’ new HTMV (High Temperature - Medium Voltage) range enables smarter and more economical solutions in different applications, such as heating cables and power cables for pipelines, pumps and ROVs. Habia Cables use fluoropolymers to attain higher temperature and chemical resistance than traditional XLPE-based insulation systems. Some of the development challenges included three layer bonding of the materials... (read more)
2017-03-30 04:40:33

Offshore Business Director

IXSEA has appointed Richard Parkinson as Offshore Business Director. Parkinson, an Oceanographer and Surveyor, was the founder, Managing Director and major share holder of UTEC Services Ltd, a start-up offshore survey company set up in 2003.   After attracting investment in UTEC's survey services from a Houston based investment group, which allowed the company to expand, he became Sales and Marketing Director of UTEC Survey Ltd and now brings extensive experience in the offshore industry to IXSEA.     (read more)
2008-05-19 04:41:44
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