Energy Voice | Nexen changes name to Cnooc International

Oil and gas operator Nexen has officially changed its name to Cnooc International. The Canadian firm was taken over by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (Cnooc) in February 2013 in a £9.4billion deal. At the time it was the largest foreign business takeover by China, and gave Cnooc new production in global hubs including the […]

Energy Voice | Offshore collision sinks pipelay vessel in South China Sea

An offshore tanker collided with a pipelay vessel off the island of Bintan in the South China Sea, sinking the £77 million ship. The crash with the Antea tanker punctured a hole in the side of the Star Centurion pipelay vessel causing it to tip onto its side. All crew aboard the vessel have been […]

Bibby HydroMap to Support Nekton Seychelles Expedition

Bibby HydroMap will be providing survey support to Nekton Deep Ocean Research Institute for their Seychelles Expedition in March 2019. Bibby HydroMap will be providing a hydrographic surveyor to take part in this scientific discovery opportunity to help make a difference, specifically undertaking bathymetric surveys during the expedition. Seabed mapping will play […]

Motive Offshore Welcomes New Finance Director

Marine equipment specialist Motive Offshore has made a strategic appointment to support ambitious growth plans for the coming year as it continues to post record results. The company has seen a record turnover for 2018 and is set to exceed its projected 20% increase on the previous year. To support founding directors James […]

Attollo Offshore Sets Up Innovation Incubator in Aberdeen

Marine operator Attollo Offshore has launched Aberdeen-based Innovation Incubator. Due to create 20 jobs, the incubator will bring operational and academic minds together, within Attollo, to accelerate the digital transformation of its offshore operations using latest technology including automation, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Technological innovation will be the incubator’s main focus, […]

Energy Voice | Working in partnership to transform decommissioning

Last week I was proud to represent the University at the opening of the National Decommissioning Centre, a long-term £38m partnership between the University and the Oil & Gas Technology Centre. Based at the University’s former Oceanlab research facility in Newburgh, the NDC will work in partnership with companies to become the global leader in […]

Energy Voice | BP, Eni team up for Oman project

UK oil major BP and Italian firm Eni have joined forces to progress a new exploration opportunity in Oman. The pair will work with Oman’s government to finalise new exploration and production sharing agreement for Block 77 in central Oman. Bernard Looney, BP chief executive upstream, said: “This would represent a further deepening of BP’s […]

Energy Voice | Eni, Oman call bottom for oil at $60

Italy’s top oil producer and Oman’s energy minister predict the latest oil rebound will stick. Prices are up more than 20 percent since hitting an almost two-year low in December, enough to alter OPEC+ rhetoric from reassuring investors that it will cut output to taking credit for the rebound, and in the case of Oman, […]

Viking Link Approved | Subsea World News

National Grid and Energinet have entered a joint ownership and operations agreement (JOOA) to construct and operate the Viking Link – a 760 kilometer long, electricity interconnector between Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, Great Britain and Revsing in southern Jutland, Denmark. Viking Link is now in a position to place contracts for the […]