Offshore Oil & Gas

Ryan Wopschall (Photo: Pioneer Consulting)

Wopschall Named Director at Pioneer Consulting

as well as market analysis projects. Wopschall’s responsibilities will also include adding to Pioneer Consulting’s existing global market study capability.   Wopschall brings 10 years of undersea cable experience to Pioneer Consulting from his previous employer specializing in offshore geotechnical analysis, marine survey and geosciences services. During that time, he helped to develop international business for cable surveys and grow a global marine advisory consultancy. He holds a BSc in Engineering Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Professional

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US Offshore Wind Faces Pushback from Fishing Groups

a petition to delay the auction was presented to the federal court. The U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management (BOEM) requires an extensive stakeholder marine spatial planning process that de-conflicts the wind energy area prior to the Point of Sale Notice (PSN).  The Business Network for Offshore Wind, a business network that aims to help usher the U.S. into the offshore wind market, said it believes addressing stakeholder conflicts throughout the offshore wind development process is critical. The Network and its members say they are committed to meeting all local, state and federal environmental

Glencore's Rosneft Investment

Glencore's decision to acquire a stake in Russian state oil giant Rosneft is not financially risky, Moody's credit ratings agency said, and does not mark any shift from the miner-trader's new policy of limiting its debt levels. Russia said on Wednesday it had sold a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft to Qatar and Glencore for a total of 10.5 billion euros ($11 billion). Glencore is financing part of the deal with 300 million euros of its own equity, with the rest financed by the Qatar Investment Authority and non-recourse bank financing. "Looking at the preliminary terms of the Rosneft

Seabed Worker ROV Photo Swire Seabed

Swire Seabed Buys Fourth Subsea Vessel

in this high quality subsea vessel is part of Swire Seabed’s long-term growth strategy. Our contract with Ocean Infinity enables the Company to establish a survey department that can process and present large quantities of high quality data to our clients. Despite the challenging times in the offshore industry, the strength of our parent company, Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), with support from the rest of the Swire Group, allows Swire Seabed to continue investing in new assets and facilitating the company’s development and expansion in both current and new market segments,” says CEO

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Troll Solution Wreck Removal Completed

project completed in 2016.   Weighing approximately 7,000 tons, the jack-up Troll Solution, contracted to operate in Pemex's Abkatun-Pol-Chuc shallow water oil field, experienced a debilitating accident while carrying out maintenance work on the wellhead platform CAAN-A in May 2015. The offshore rig was positioning itself to carry out maintenance on wells linked to the Caan Alf platform in the southern Bay of Campeche when it listed, killing two workers.   Initial efforts were made to refloat and salvage the jack-up, though the Troll Solution collapsed and sank into the seabed in

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