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23 January 2017
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Press Releases

Nexans Appoints Marc Grynberg as Censor
The Nexans board of directors (BoD) decided yesterday to appoint Marc Grynberg as censor, with a view to proposing his candidature as member of the BoD to the 2017 shareholders' general meeting.

Nexans' HV Cables to Connect ScottishPower Renewables' 714MW Windfarm to Shore
ScottishPower Renewables has chosen Nexans' submarine cables to carry energy onshore from its new 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.

STARTER to Attend EUROMARITIME 2017
STARTER will be present to the EUROMARITIME exhibition, one of the most important European appointment of the maritime and fluvial economy.

MFI Develops Versatile, Custom-Build Donut Fenders
A leader in the marine fendering industry, Marine Fenders International (MFI) engineers have developed the industry's most versatile and customized donut fendering solutions.

Versatile Crane Systems Comply With International Regulations and Standards
The crane systems manufactured by material handling specialists J D Neuhaus are designed for arduous operating conditions, and have a proven track record throughout worldwide installations.

White Papers

Hardening and Shielding Metal Surfaces with Advanced Ceramic Sealing Technology
A ceramic seal from Bodycote, called Tech17, employs a thermo-chemical diffusion method to strengthen and protect the surface of metallurgical plating or coating against porosity or cracking...

Retrofit Solutions: Give Your Pump a Second Life
The retrofit market has been booming over the past years. New environmental regulations, tougher competition for more efficient and reliable equipment and technological advances contributed...

Wet Stator Units for Oil and Gas
Sulzer has the in-house capability to provide specialist service support to the upstream oil and gas industry for all large water filled electro-submersible pumps manufactured by Sulzer and...

Pneumatic Hoists and Trolleys
At Red Rooster, we specialise in the sale, rental and repair of powered hoists, trolleys and winches....

Air-Filled Buoyancy Bags and Load Test Water Bags
DOOWIN is China's leading manufacturer of flexible products made of PVC and TPU coating...

Features

Making the switch: should the oil industry be moving into offshore wind?
With oil prices still depressed and investment flat in many parts of the offshore oil and gas industry, the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has urged the industry to diversify into offshore renewables such as wind, tidal and wave energy, which it says represent combined spending of £210bn over the next ten years. Rod James spoke to the innovation centre to find out what oil and gas companies could offer to offshore renewable tech, and what they could stand to gain.

Maersk’s new generation drill rigs boost North Sea hopes
Maersk’s massive XLE4 rig is on course for deployment before the end of this year and could herald the leap forward in rig technology that the North Sea so desperately needs. Nnamdi Anyadike investigates.

Is the tide turning for north sea investment? Energy Ventures think so
Independent private equity firm Energy Ventures has announced that it has earmarked $200m to invest in the North Sea. With this startling move coming during a period of uncertainty for the oil industry, investment director Tomas Hvamb discusses the importance of new technology and his optimism for the North Sea with Molly Lempriere.

Size matters: inside the General Electric-Baker Hughes merger
The merger deal between General Electric’s oil and gas business and Baker Hughes will, subject to ratification, create a $32bn oilfield services giant ready to compete with industry leader Schlumberger. Julian Turner explores potential opportunities for both players in oilfield technology and analytics.

Building Information Modelling: designing and maintaining offshore rigs
The words building information modelling may not inspire passion in the hearts of people working in construction, but they have become commonplace in the industry. A government mandate issued this year has made BIM, a construction tool which embeds product and asset data into a 3D computer model, a requirement for all centrally secured projects. If BIM is so important to the construction industry, could its uses translate to the offshore industry?

Projects

Ivar Aasen Field Development
Ivar Aasen Field (formerly Draupne Field) is located in the northern part of the North Sea, west of the Johan Sverdrup Field.

Druid Prospect, Southern Porcupine Basin
Druid prospect lies in the Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 2/14 of the Southern Porcupine Basin offshore Ireland in water depths of approximately 2,250m.

Alma / Ardmore Field Development, North Sea
Scotland-based company EnQuest redeveloped the Ardmore field (known earlier as the Argyll field) located in the central North Sea.

Barryroe Oil Field, North Celtic Sea Basin
The Barryroe oil field is located in the Standard Exploration Licence 1/11 (SEL 1/11) of the North Celtic Sea Basin, Ireland, in water depths of 100m.

Deimos Offshore Field, Mexico and US
The 3,000ft-deep Deimos offshore field is located in the Mississippi Canyon Blocks 762 and 806, adjacent to the Mars production unit in the Gulf of Mexico.

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