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Search Resumes for Malaysian Flight MH370

A U.S.-based company has begun searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Malaysia said on Tuesday, as it tries to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.   Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people, mostly Chinese, on board.   Investigators believe someone may have deliberately switched off MH370's transponder before diverting it over the Indian Ocean. Debris has been collected from Indian Ocean islands and Africa's east coast and at least three pieces have been confirmed as coming from the missing plane.   Austral

Malaysia Deepwater Project Contract for Technip J/V

Technip in a Joint Venture with MMHE awarded substantial contract for the Malikai Project in Malaysia. Technip in a joint venture with Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) has been awarded a substantial contract by Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (SSPC) for the engineering, procurement and construction of a tension leg platform (TLP) for the TLP Malikai Deepwater Project. This TLP will be designed as a fully-manned platform to be installed 110 kilometers offshore Sabah, Malaysia, at a water depth of approximately 500 meters. It will weigh approximately 26,000 metric tonnes incorporat


Aker Bags Rotan Subsea Contract

  Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract from Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. (Murphy) to deliver the subsea production system for the Rotan deepwater natural gas development offshore Malaysia. The delivery includes hardware for four subsea wells, a hub manifold, in-line tees, a connection system and production control system. First deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2016. The contract will be booked as part of the company's third-quarter order intake. "We're very pleased to team up with Murphy on this important development," said Ravi Kashyap, country manager for

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MacArtney Equipment Aids Deep-sea Search for MH370

As the search continues for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew aboard, MacArtney informs its MERMAC R40 winch is to be used in the deep-sea search efforts.   The Boeing 777-200ER is believed t have disappeared over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam during its flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China. The plane’s transponder stopped transmitting and the passenger jet seemingly disappeared without a trace. Following an intensive search involving planes and ships from 14 countries and a session of careful flight

Aker Solutions Wins Major Contract in Malaysia

. The first hardware delivery is scheduled for Q1 2013. Dave Hutchinson, president of Aker Solutions' subsea business in the Asia Pacific region says: "We have been working closely with Murphy for many years and are very pleased to be their selected subsea partner for this important contract. Malaysia's oil and gas industry is a key market for Aker Solutions, and we are well positioned in the Asia Pacific region with a strong manufacturing capacity and dedicated workforce. We look forward to working on the Siakap North - Petai development together with Murphy." In 2005, Aker Solutions

Wood Group Bags Hess Contract in Malaysia

Wood Group has been awarded a five year contract with Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia. The operations and maintenance contract is to support Hess' new-build fixed and floating offshore facilities in the North Malay Basin development area located approximately 150km north east of the Peninsular Malaysia, and includes a one-year extension option. Delivered by Wood Group's Kuala Lumpur office, the contract will support up to 130 new full-time positions in Malaysia. Integrated operations and maintenance services including core offshore personnel, onshore technical support, training and

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Technip Awarded Malaysian Subsea Contract by Petronas

Technip has been awarded a subsea contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, (wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS), for the Samarang Redevelopment Project Phase 2 EOR, in Malaysia. Under this contract, Technip will manage the engineering, supply, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of flexible pipelines, with diameters ranging from 4” to 6”, as well as EPCIC of associated platform I-tubes. The contract will be executed by Technip’s operating center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is scheduled for completion in quarter three of 2017. Technip will leverage on its

Boa Thalassa is a purpose built 3D EM Vessel Photo EMGS

EMGS secures Malaysia Contract

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) confirmed that a firm contract has been entered into with an oil company in Malaysia. This contract confirms the provisional agreement announced in the stock exchange notice of 1 November 2016. As previously announced, this contract extension is worth approximately USD 8 million. The agreement relates to a 3D EM data acquisition offshore Sabah, East Malaysia. The vessel BOA Thalassa will perform the survey which is estimated to take approximately two months with an expected completion date early January 2017.  

OFG’s CEO, Matthew Kowalczyk, and SPS’ CEO,Thomas Sjoberg, sign the agency agreement at Salcon Petroleum Services’ office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 27, 2016 (Photo: OFG)

SPS Signs on as Malaysian Agent for OFG

Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG) has appointed Salcon Petroleum Services (SPS) as its agent in Malaysia.      Under the agreement, SPS, whose personnel possess technical and sales experience in the oil and gas industry, including marine electromagnetics (EM), will provide marketing support for all of OFG’s services in Malaysia.   Matthew Kowalczyk, CEO at Ocean Floor Geophysics, said, “We are excited to be working with Salcon Petroleum Services. This is an important step in continuing to expand our business in this region to provide marine EM surveys for exploration

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Released)

MH370: The Search Continues

U.S. Navy contractors lower the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 into the Indian Ocean from the deck of the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield. The submersible is being utilized to search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. 

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SapuraKencana Bags Contracts of RM 1.34 bln

consists of underwater services together with vessels, air and saturation diving, remotely operated vehicle (“ROV”) and other related underwater services, including inspection, maintenance and repair to support PCSB’s underwater facilities located at the offshore waters of Peninsular Malaysia. The contract is for a period of two years and the work is to be performed on a call-out basis. Award of Provision of Soil Investigation Services by PCSB. SapuraKencana GeoSciences Sdn. Bhd. has been awarded a contract by PCSB for the provision of soil investigation services. The work

ROMAR employee working on a swarf handling unit

ROMAR International Expands Global Business

;s range of magnetic separation products in Norway, South East Asia and the Middle East in a highly successful arrangement between the two companies. As well as the new deal for the Caspian, a result of continued success in South East Asia, ROMAR has increased its presence in the region to cover Malaysia, as part of the agreement with STEP Oiltools. Last month, a swarf handling contract worth a six figure sum with a major oil and gas operator was secured for ROMAR and work will commence in Q3 2014. The latest deal will involve ROMAR’s products being introduced to the Caspian region, targeting

Investigators examine piece of aircraft debris (Photo: ATSB)

Australian Agency Believes it Can Locate MH370

Australia's main scientific agency said on Wednesday it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.   The agency's assertion is based on satellite pictures taken two weeks after Flight MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, on a flight to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.   But the Australian government rejected the conclusion of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Doug Whyte, Hydro Group managing director with Steve Ang, who will head-up the Hydro Group Singapore office. Photo: Hydro Group

Hydro Group Reports International Growth

and saw turnover rise from over £5million in 2011 to over £6million 2012. In recent years, oil and gas has accounted for more than 60% of the Group’s sales and consolidating its position will facilitate development of stronger links with the energy sector in Southeast Asia. Malaysia has the 21st largest crude oil reserves with total domestic reserves estimated to be 20.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent; Malaysia and Indonesia combined produce approximately two thirds of the annual U.K. and Norway oil and gas output.

EOC's FPSO Sale Completion Extended

majority equity interest in the owning and operating of the FPSO 'Perisai Kamelia' (formerly known as 'Lewek Arunothai' has been put back to 31, August 2013. The vessel is to be sold according to an earlier agreement between to Perisai Petroleum Technologi BHD (Perisai) from EOC Limited. Labuan, Malaysia (being the state of incorporation of one of the Target Entities) relating to the transfer of shares in a Labuan-incorporated company, the Company and Perisai have agreed that completion of the FPSO Sale will be extended from 15 August 2013 to 31 August 2013. EOC Limited offers offshore floating

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Barakah Offshore Wins Petronas Subsea Work

Sdn Bhd ("PBJV") wholly-owned subsidiary company of the Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad ("Barakah" or the "Company")has received the Letter of Award from PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd ("PCSB") for the Provision of Underwater Services for oil and gas fields in East Malaysia ("Contract"). The Contract requires the provision of Main and Support Vessel, Air and Saturation Diving, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and other related underwater services, which includes Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, drilling support and other work to PCSB's underwater facilities

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Malikai TLP Float-Off in Malaysia

InterMoor completed its involvement in the Shell Malikai Tension Leg Platform (TLP) float-off operations. The TLP was loaded onto the Dockwise Heavy Lift Vessel White Marlin at Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) shipyard in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, and transported to a float-off location in the Singapore Straits.    Contracted by TMJV, a joint venture between Technip and MMHE Shipyard, InterMoor Pte was responsible for the marine aspects of the float-off and tow of Shell’s Malikai TLP through the Johor Straits into the Singapore Straits and to a float-off location for

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