ABERDEEN company ffA (Foster Findlay Associates) and TerraSpark Geosciences have agreed to mutually explore advancement of 3D seismic analysis and interpretation capabilities and to explore parallel research and development programmes.
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The first issue surrounding diabetes and working offshore is that you must disclose to your employer and occupational healthcare provider that you have the condition.
A NEW rig, Iran Alborz, has started work in the Caspian. It is Iranian-built and has now started work on a well in the Iranian sector. Hedayatollah Khademi, managing director of the rig's owner, North Drilling, has been reported as saying this is the first of three wells scheduled to be drilled this year.
THE Marcliffe Hotel was the venue for this year's Energy Institute annual dinner, which took place last Thursday, February 25.
THE Oil & Gas UK Breakfast Briefing took place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre last Thursday, February 25.
SHELL has firmed up on its order for a new type of low-profile subsea production tree developed by GE Oil & Gas's drilling and production division in Aberdeen.
ITALY'S Eni has become the latest to make oil discoveries offshore ultra-deepwater Angola.
Anadarko has made what appears to have the makings of a major hydrocarbons discovery off Mozambique, East Africa, where there has so far been little offshore exploration, let alone success.
THE Oceanology International exhibition and conference being staged in London this month will also host the two-day UKSPILL10 Marine Oil Spill Seminar organised by the UK Spill Association (UKSPILL).
ABERDEEN'S 2010 All-Energy show promises to be the most timely and relevant yet to the renewables and oil&gas communities.
THE partners in the Gudrun discovery offshore Norway have decided to go ahead with its development based on a single steel-jacket platform.
A STRONG operational performance and a rig utilisation rate of 8% helped Norwegian company Prosafe to an operating profit of $218.6million for the year 2009.
ITALIAN company Saipem has secured four new drilling contracts for its jack-up drilling rig, Perro Negro 3, and semi-submersibles. The Perro Negro 3 has been hired by Harrington Dubai for a six-month campaign in the Persian Gulf, with an option for an additional 18 months. Scarabeo 4 has received an extension to its contract with International Egyptian Oil Company (IEOC) that began in 2007 and which will now keep the rig working in the Egyptian part of the Mediterranean Sea until June 2013.
Expro Group is investing in a new multimillion-dollar facility at Takoradi, Ghana, to capitalise on opportunities in this West African state's emerging offshore industry.
FMC Technologies has successfully negotiated a four-year subsea tree frame agreement with Petrobras that is expected to deliver as much as $400million in revenues if all the subsea equipment included in the agreement is ordered.
Two of the UK's leading oil&gas industry bodies have joined forces to develop a new training programme aimed at expanding the nation's subsea skills and expertise.
A couple of weeks ago, Neil Poxon, CEO of the Industry Technology Facilitator, arranged for me to receive a copy of a University of Aberdeen report regarding the effectiveness and future possibilities for the organisation.
This is a very interesting period for the gas industry both in the UK and overseas. The gas sector's share of total energy consumption has generally increased over the last decade, at the expense of oil and coal.
PETROTECHNICS says it is the only provider of a fully Integrated Safe System of Work (ISSOW) solution for the oil&gas industry.
The Energy Institute is warning that the UK's energy industry is suffering from a deep skills crisis, one that has been seeded by decades of neglect.
Ofgem's Project Discovery reveals the folly of the electricity free-for-all. Last month began with the conversion of Ofgem, the energy regulator, to the idea that major market reforms are required if Britain is going to keep the lights on over the coming decade.
The recent furore over the hacking of e-mails at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit and the "revelation" that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change got its forecasts on the rate of Himalayan glacier melt wrong are both rather "unfortunate" events
Aberdeen-based drilling performance improvement specialist Exceed has played the anchor role in raising performance levels aboard a super-drillship in the Transocean fleet.
British Geological Survey is engaged in a fight over its plans to shut its rock core facility in Edinburgh and shift the collection to a location in England.
In many ways, today's operating environment is very different from that which was being experienced when Oil & Gas UK last published its activity forecasts 12 months ago.