Thursday, September 1, 2011
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Arctic Riches Lure Explorers — Exxon, Rosneft, Shell Set to Pour Billions Into Potentially Huge, Risky Prospects

By Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal, above image courtesy GAZPROM ExxonMobil Corp.’s blockbuster $2.2 billion deal to drill for oil in the frigid

September 1, 2011
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Engineering News

GulfMark orders three PSV’s for North Sea market

Houston based GulfMark Offshore says it will be building at least three new PSV’s as part of a vessel construction program initiated today.  The program

August 31, 2011
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DryShips Swings to 2Q Loss; Stock down 42% this year

Image courtesy Samsung Heavy Industries (Dow Jones) DryShips Inc.’s (DRYS) swung to a sharp loss in its fiscal second-quarter as write-downs from the

August 31, 2011
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sorry BP: ExxonMobil scores multibillion-dollar Arctic oil deal with Russia

ExxonMobil Corp. and OAO Rosneft, the state-controlled Russian oil giant, reached a sweeping strategic alliance Tuesday that will give the U.S. titan access to

August 30, 2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011

GAO: Coast Guard, FBI must beef up security plans for maritime energy supply

Photo courtesy OneEighteen via Flickr HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation must develop a joint national plan

August 26, 2011
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Offshore industry contractor orders world’s largest hammer

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has a reputation for going big, and today, the company is living up to that hype, announcing an order for the world’s

August 25, 2011
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NOAA Joins Forces With Big Oil To Share Ocean Data

NOAA, Shell , ConocoPhillips, and Statoil today signed an agreement to collaborate on scientific ocean, coastal and climate data for the Arctic. The agreement

August 25, 2011
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Shipyard Magic – One Crane Lifting a 10 Story Steel Block

Click on the image for the Hi-Resolution version 12,481 employees, 64 wheel powered hydraulic jack transporters, 1000 foot floating drydocks plus assorted

August 25, 2011
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Aker Solutions adding 500 new jobs in UK

International oil services company Aker Solutions says it is will be creating up to 500 new jobs in the UK over the next year as the company looks to

August 24, 2011
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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Engineering News

Commercial exploitation of Greenland and the Arctic region… Denmark says, “We are not nervous”

By Flemming Emil Hansen, Dow Jones & Co, Image by Jeff Shea/NY Times COPENHAGEN—Denmark this week launched its first formal strategy for the Arctic

August 23, 2011
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rescuers Find Fourth Body In Petrobras Helicopter Crash, Search Ends

Photo: Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)–Brazilian state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR, PETR4.BR), or Petrobras,

August 21, 2011
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Saturday, August 20, 2011
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4 missing after Petrobras helicopter ditches off coast of Brazil

(Dow Jones) Rescue teams in Brazil on Saturday morning resumed their search for a helicopter with four people on board that made an emergency landing at sea

August 20, 2011
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Exxon’s Billion-Barrel Secret

HOUSTON— (Dow Jones) The only thing that surprised the energy industry more than ExxonMobil Corp.’s mammoth oil find in the Gulf of Mexico is

August 19, 2011
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Marshall Islands Marine Casualty Report into Deepwater Horizon Disaster [gCAPTAIN REVIEW]

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) released their Marine Casualty Report yesterday morning, going into great detail the circumstances leading to last

August 18, 2011
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Subsea 7 forced to sell off pipelay vessel amid competition concerns

Subsea 7 S.A.’s Acergy Falcon courtesy GSP The UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OTF) has agreed not refer the merger between Subsea 7 and Acergy SA,

August 17, 2011
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Marshall Islands Releases DEEPWATER HORIZON Marine Casualty Report [EXECUTIVE SUMMARY]

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has today released the DEEPWATER HORIZON Marine Casualty Investigation Report (RMI

August 17, 2011
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Transocean CEO: Wanted To Boost Norway Presence First And Foremost

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)- Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Chief Executive Steven Newman said that the company’s primary motivation to bid for Norwegian rig owner Aker

August 16, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Gulf Spill Trial Given Start Date In Late February

A civil trial to determine liability in last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been given a preliminary start date of Feb. 27, 2012, with the expected

August 15, 2011
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Transocean to Buy Norwegian Firm Aker Drilling

By Katarina Gustafsson Aiming to supplement its fleet in the arctic, American drilling giant Transocean Ltd. said it plans to acquire Norwegian drilling-rig

August 15, 2011
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Shell Fighting Oil Spill At North Sea Platform

Image by Oilrigphotos LONDON (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN, RDSB, RDSB.LN) said Friday an oil spill has occurred at its Gannet Alpha

August 12, 2011
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