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Marine & Offshore Featured Stories:

    • 7 Technologically Advanced Oil Rigs

      by Tina Olivero

      Oil rigs have been advanced by state-of-the-art technology, including sophisticated navigation systems, software, dynamic positioning devices and improved designs. Here’s a snapshot of seven of the most technologically advanced oil rigs in the world that have wow factor. 1. The Atlantis Deepwater Oil Rig: Somewhat Like Plato’s City Nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, the […]

    • How Tall are the World’s Largest Offshore Oil Structures?

      by Greg Fisher

      The worlds largest superstructures are probably not what you think.  They aren’t buildings and they aren’t towers, they are offshore engineering feats like no other, on the planet. This infographic gives you the visual understanding of the true nature of our castles in the sea.  The most significant engineering feats in the world belong to […]

    • Newfoundland Future Outlooks From Ed Martin – President and CEO of Nalcor Energy

      by Tina Olivero

      During the NOIA conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, this summer the range of speakers and talent was exemplary. NOIA was successful in delivering talks from people who pioneered the oil and gas industry and presented their views with enthusiasm for the future of Newfoundland and Labrador – speakers such as the grandfather of the oil […]

    • Atlantic XL – Big Name, Giant Vision

      Atlantic XL Exposé

      Atlantic XL was founded in 2001, but its beginnings go back twenty plus years ago. The company is a part of a larger entity, XL Group, an integrated multi-discipline technology group of companies providing high technology solutions to oil and gas, petrochemical, utilities, and process industries. Founded by CEO Colin Laird, XL Group began with […]

    • Risk Reduction With Marine Institute Offshore Simulator

      by Gina Gill

      It is hard to imagine the conditions involved when working offshore. The weather and the environment are some of the top factors that affect the safety and performance on offshore platforms. Much of what happens offshore is predictable, so it is the industry’s job to be proactive with training and support workers who are dealing […]

    • Journey to Hebron and Other Atlantic Canadian Projects

      by Tina Olivero

      Five Offshore Projects Currently in Production: NS: Deep Panuke and Sable (natural gas) NL: Hibernia, Terra Nova, and White Rose (oil) Hebron Project Offshore Nl Under Development Current NB Onshore Projects:  1 exploration program  2 production programs (oil and natural gas) Economic Benefit’s of Oil and Gas Activity in Atlantic Canada Employs over 6,000 people […]

    • The Revival of the Gulf Coast, USA

      by Linita E. Mathew

      The deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico are filled with an abundance of the natural treasure of oil and gas. In fact, it is solely held accountable for 23 percent of the total U.S. crude oil and natural gas production. However, in recent years production receded due to a catastrophic event that occurred at […]

    • Autonomous Marine Vehicles [Liquid Robotics]

      Wave Glider™ Exposé

      In the search for data to improve drilling and exploration effectiveness, the oil and gas industry is moving to the world of robotics and in particular autonomous marine vehicles. This data gathering initiative is particularly important in frontier and harsher weather environments, where there has been little investigation to date. Wave Glider™ is an autonomous […]

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