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19 February 2017
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Press Releases

ELA Offshore Develops New 33ft Accommodation Container
ELA Container Offshore has announced the development of a new container design: a 10m x 3m-wide, high-cube accommodation container with an interior hallway space and two cabins.

HYDAC Introduces New Electrical Control Panel
HYDAC are pleased to provide a comprehensive range of solutions to meet all your fluid technology requirements, including hydraulic systems, electrical control panels, electronics and condition monitoring.

Curtiss-Wright to Present at Surface World Exhibition 2017
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 2017 Surface World Exhibition, to be held at the Birmingham NEC, 22 - 23 March.

IMG Composites Passes Pipe Repair Audit
IMG Composites has announced that the firm passed the most recent audit regarding adherence to the ISO24817 and ASME-PCC2 international composite pipe repair standards.

EM&I’s South America Division Appoint New RGM
EM&I's South America division have appointed a new regional general manager.

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Developing South Pars: a look at Iran’s mega gas field
France’s Total is the first foreign firm to sign a heads of agreement deal to develop Phase 11 of the Iranian South Pars gasfield since Western sanctions against the country were loosened. The deal, signed in November 2016, is an important step in the advancement of one of the world’s largest gas reserves. So where will the project go from here and what challenges does it still face?

Vital statistics: Oil & Gas UK discusses the North Sea decommissioning market
Oil & Gas UK’s ‘Decommissioning Insight 2016’, the first-ever survey of both the UK and Norwegian decommissioning markets, reports only steady growth, despite low oil prices continuing to challenge the economics of mature North Sea assets. Julian Turner analyses the key trends and statistics.

A new twist: robotic sea snakes perform offshore tasks
Eelume, a spin-off from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, is collaborating with Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil on a sea snake robot to perform subsea inspection, maintenance and repair tasks. Julian Turner talks to CEO Arne Kjørsvik about taking autonomous intervention vehicles to the next level.

Robert Gordon University on training up the Mexican oil and gas industry
Scotland’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) has begun to build a skills development programme for Mexico’s oil and gas industry. As the country opens up new licenses, it is faced with a skills gap of thousands of workers. Molly Lempriere talks to the director of RGU’s Oil and Gas Institute Paul de Leeuw to find out how the partnership came about and what we can expect.

All shook up: earthquake-proofing offshore platforms
Oil & gas company OMV recently shut down a platform in its Maari oilfield offshore Taranaki, New Zealand following the discovery of a crack in its strut, which may have been exacerbated by seismic activity in the area. But how do you earthquake proof an oil rig? Molly Lempriere takes a look at some of the new technology protecting rigs in the most seismically active area on the planet.


Dalmatian Oil and Gas Field, Gulf of Mexico
Dalmatian oil and gas field is located on the DeSoto Canyon blocks 4, 48 and 134 in the Gulf of Mexico, US.

Carcara Discovery, Santos Basin
Carcara discovery is located in the ultra-deep waters of the BM-S-8 offshore licence, within the pre-salt layers of Brazil's Santos Basin.

Perla Field, Gulf of Venezuela
The Perla gas field is situated in the Cardon IV block in the Gulf of Venezuela. Covering approximately 33km², the field lies at water depths of 60m.

Wisting Oil Discovery, Barents Sea
The Wisting oil discovery is located in the production licence PL 537 in the northern part of the Barents Sea, Norway, in a water depth of 402m.

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.

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