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DRILLING FOR TALENT: THE CHALLENGES FACING UK IN THE NORTH SEA
by wade on July 22, 2014
(June 20th, 2014) The UK North Sea will remain an important region for oil and gas for years to come. Most of its fields are expected to remain economically viable until 2020 at the earliest, and high oil prices have given a boost to exploration in the North East Atlantic basin in areas previously considered marginal and thereby uneconomic. The region still boasts estimated oil and gas reserves of 9.4 billion boe with a 50 per cent plus chance of recoverability.
LIFE AFTER OIL
by wade on May 26, 2014
Norway is often held up as a model for Arctic countries looking to ensure that they can make the most of their newly available natural resources. But new concerns about the country’s reliance on oil may have them thinking twice about following in its footsteps.Read more.
SUBC IMAGING DEMONSTRATING UNIQUE PRODUCT LINE AT OTC 2014
by wade on May 5, 2014
SubC will be exhibiting for the first time at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas from March 5-8, 2014. If you are in Houston during that week and would like to get a better look at the products which have made inroads so quickly into the marine imaging industry, please join us at booth #1633 in the Newfoundland and Labrador Pavilion. Read more.
RFP: ALTERNATIVE PROTECTION STRATEGIES FOR ICE SCOUR REGIONS
by wade on May 5, 2014
Petroleum Research is seeking proposals from qualified Service Providers to provide consulting services to complete the project “Alternative Protection Strategies for Ice Scour Regions – Phase 1”, as detailed in the attached Request for Proposal (‘RFP’). It is required that all work and expenditures take place in Newfoundland and Labrador.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 30th, 2014, 3:00 PM (Newfoundland Time).
RFP FOR RESEACH TO REDUCE H&S RISKS IN HARSH MARINE ENVIRONMENT
by wade on April 28, 2014
Dear Stakeholders; Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador (Petroleum Research) is issuing a ‘Call for Proposals’ seeking proposals that address research themes aimed at reducing health and safety (H&S) risks for offshore operations in harsh marine environments. Research themes include: human factors, fatigue management, training, simulation technologies, and technologies or processes aimed at reducing the likelihood of low-probability, high-consequence events (process safety). Read more.
OIL BOOM BOOSTS BUSINESS
by wade on August 8, 2013
A recent report from Memorial University outlines just how much of an effect Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil boom has had on the province’s productivity growth.
The study, conducted by Ottawa’s Centre for the Study of Living Standards and funded by the Department of Economics, through its Collaboration for Applied Research in Economics initiative, found
that Real GDP in the province’s business sector increased at nearly twice the rate of Canada’s (4.55% per year in N.L., compared with 2.50% nationally) between 1997 and 2010. Read more.
CALL FOR RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS: ARCTIC AND HARSH ENVIRONMENT
by wade on March 2, 2013
Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador (Petroleum Research) is issuing a ‘Call for Proposals’ seeking proposals targeting oil and gas offshore resource development in Arctic and Harsh Environments. The key objective is the development of technologies, services, or improved processes/methodologies to reduce the risk and/or cost of operation in Arctic and Harsh Environments. Read more.
SUB-C WOWING THE INDUSTRY WITH HIGH DEFINITION ROV STILLS AND VIDEO
by wade on July 31, 2012
SubC's new Dragonfish Ethernet HD and Stills Camera for underwater harsh environments is making a biig impression in the industry delivering live 1080p HD, 5 MPixel Ethernet images. Whether used for Ocean Observatories, for ROV/AUV Imaging, or for Port Security, the Dragonfish serves up unprecedented image quality providing live digital transmission over 4-wire Ethernet with built-in overlay of text, date-time, and images. Read more.
Hydro International Latest News: Size of ROV Support Market to Double
by wade on November 24, 2011
A report by Douglas-Westwood (UK) forecasts strong growth in demand for ROV support of offshore operations between 2011 and 2015, driven by a significant rise in offshore exploration and subsea field development activity. Research indicates that all the market drivers of the work-class ROV business are in a period of growth, and the report forecasts that total annual expenditure on ROV support of underwater operations will grow from USD891 million in 2010 to USD1,692 million in 2015. Read more.