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Siemens to deliver steam turbine generator for a waste to energy plant in Great Britain Siemens Energy has received an order for a steam turbine generator to be used in a waste-to-energy plant equipped with combined power and heat generation in Plymouth, England. The customer is Imtech Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, a leading provider of technical building services equipment, based in Planegg near Munich. As the general contractor for the Water-Steam-Cycle, (Pagina 11)

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Het Argentijnse sleep-en havenbedrijf Remolcadores Unidos Argentinos (RUA) heeft recent de levering van de ‘Rua Cap. Lucio R’, een Damen ASD Tug 2810, ontvangen. Hoewel er al diverse Damen sleepboten actief zijn in Argentinië, is dit de eerste Damen sleepboot waarvan een een Argentijns bedrijf eigenaar is. (Pagina 12)

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In deze editie van Offshore News het vervolg van de maandelijks terugkerende rubriek (t)ASKforce Werknemers schuiven elkaar de pen toe om daarmee te reageren op een aantal vragen. Deze keer: Wesley de Graaf Control Union Testing and Inspection B.V. (Pagina 23)

Peterson SBS Chemicals introduceert ultieme tankcontainer Als onderdeel van de 4PL dienstverlener Peterson SBS, verhuurt Peterson SBS Chemicals offshore transporttanks. Gedurende een reeks van jaren registreerde adjunct-directeur Rob van Duivenvoorde alle meldingen rond incidenten met tanks. (Pagina 13)

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Lukoil sees net profits rise Russian crude producer Lukoil has reported a 15% rise in annual net income to $10.4 billion on the back of high oil prices. The profits came despite lower production and higher production costs seen over the 12-month period. Commercial hydrocarbon production fell 4.4% year-onyear to 2.14 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. Hydrocarbon production costs per barrel of oil equivalent rose 14.3% year-on-year to $4.71 in 2011, something Lukoil attributed to the appreciation of the ruble against the US dollar. The company said its bottom line was also hit by a $955 mil-

lion loss connected to downward revision of its new South Khylchuyu oilfield reserves. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecasted higher profits of $11.77 billion, but sales revenues, up 27% to $133.7 billion, beat their expectations of $132.8 billion. Earnings before interest, taxation depreciation and amortisation rose 16% to $18.6 billion, below the analysts’ forecast of $19.64 billion. Between next year and 2014 Lukoil in investing $48 billion with $13.9 billion of this coming in 2012 alone, Russia's second largest producer said in December

Seadrill orders two ultra-deepwater drillships from Samsung HAMILTON, Bermuda – Seadrill Ltd. (XOSL:SDRL) has entered into turnkey contracts with Samsung for the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships at $600 million each. Construction of the drillships is scheduled for completion in the second and third quarters 2014. The price includes a turnkey contract with the yard, project management, drilling and handling tools, spares, capitalized interest, and operations preparations. Seadrill has also a fixed price option to order an additional drillship for delivery in 2014. The drillships are the same design as the three previous dual-derrick drillships Seadrill ordered from Samsung late 2010 and early 2011, with in-

creased water depth, technical capabilities and accommodation capacities. These dynamic positioning drillships will have a hook load capability of 1,250 tons and a water depth capacity of up to 12,000 ft (3,658 m) targeting operations in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil as well as West and East Africa. In addition, these units will be outfitted with seven ram configuration of the BOP stack and with storing and handling capacity for a second BOP. In making the decision to order the vessels, Seadrill cited a surge in long-term demand for ultra-deepwater drilling rigs as well as tender rigs driven by high oil prices and deepwater exploration successes.

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IHC Merwede secures orders worth € 450 million for three pipelaying vessels IHC Offshore & Marine, part of IHC Merwede, and SapuraCrest have signed two contracts for the design, engineering and construction of two new 550t pipelaying vessels. A third contract has been signed with OSX Construção Naval S.A. Brazil for the design and engineering of a 300t pipelaying vessel, as well as a large equipment package supplied by IHC Engineering Business, among others. The orders have a total value of €450million. All three ships will install flexible pipelines in Brazilian waters, pursuant to Petrobras’ contracts

electrical machinery package. Other IHC Merwede businesses, such as IHC Piping, are also delivering equipment.

for the charter and operation of pipelaying support vessels, which were awarded to SapuraCrest.

The third vessel - with a top tension capacity of 300t - will also be designed and engineered by IHC Merwede. The vessel will be - in accordance with the demands of Petrobras - built in Brazil, at the OSX yard in Açu, Rio de Janeiro. The pipelay spread will also be supplied by IHC Engineering Busines.

SapuraCrest is a leading Malaysian rig and offshore support vessel operator. The company is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

IHC Merwede will build the two identical 550t pipelaying vessels at the Krimpen aan den IJsselyard. These vessels are the first fully integrated offshore vessels completely designed, engineered and built by IHC Merwede with a pipelay spread supplied by IHC Engineering Business. In addition, IHC Drives & Automation will deliver the integrated automation system, the full electrical installation and the complete

The delivery dates for the vessels to be built in The Netherlands have been set for May and August 2014 respectively. “IHC Merwede is delighted with the orders that have been confirmed by SapuraCrest and OSX,” says IHC Merwede’s President Govert Hamers. ”Together with the pipelaying vessel we are building for Subsea 7, IHC Merwede plays a major role as

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Crisismanagementtraining t ASK Falck Nutec door NOGEPA force geaccrediteerd procesplaat, maakt het mogelijk om scenario’s na te spelen waar zowel het hoger management als het operationeel personeel bij betrokken is. Met camera opnames en met behulp van observatoren (die achter geblindeerde ramen de training observeren) kan de training goed geëvalueerd worden. Centrica heeft als eerste deelgenomen aan de training, de deelnemers gingen volledig op in het scenario.

Falck Nutec heeft de nieuwe NOGEPA 2.14 Management of Major Emergencies (MoME) training ontwikkeld. Tijdens deze crisismanagement- en scenariotrainingen worden verantwoordelijke teams op een offshore productie platform voorbereid op het handelen tijdens een grootschalig incident. Speciaal voor deze training heeft Falck Nutec op haar oefencentrum op de Rotterdamse Maasvlakte een nieuwe trainingsaccommodatie gebouwd. De training is uniek in Europa. Naar aanleiding van het Deep Water Horizon incident, ook wel bekend als de olieramp in de Golf van Mexico in 2010, heeft NOGEPA (Nederlandse Olie en Gas Exploratie en Productie Associatie) 12 speerpunten geïdentificeerd. Het ontwikkelen van een Crisismanagement training voor Offshore Installation Managers (OIM) was er één van. NOGEPA heeft Falck Nutec gevraagd om een nieuwe Management of Major Emergencies (MoME) standaard te schrijven. Op 13 januari is de NOGEPA 2.14 Management of Major Emergencies geaccrediteerd en is de training opgenomen in het NOGEPA traininghandboek. “Wij hechten grote waarde aan goed opgeleide OIM’s. Met het volgen van de MoME training zijn zij goed voorbereid op grote

incidenten aan boord van een boorplatform of productie eiland. Onze verwachting is dat alle OIM’s, werkzaam in het Dutch Continental Shelf, binnen twee jaar deze training met goed resultaat hebben gevolgd.” stelt Cees van Oosterom, adviseur bij NOGEPA.

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In deze editie van Offshore News het vervolg van de maandelijks terugkerende rubriek (t)ASKforce Werknemers schuiven elkaar de pen toe om daarmee te reageren op een aantal vragen. Deze keer: Ashley Schouwenaar Den Helder Support Service 1. Who are you, how old are you and where did your cradle stand? I am Ashley Schouwenaar, 20 years old and I am born in Huisduinen where I still live. 2. What does your home situation look like? I still live with my mother in Huisduinen, with my 2 little brothers. We live in a Hotel, named Hotel The Baron Crown, where we all help my mom every day.

3. What is your current position and where is your stand? I am working with Den Helder Support Service at heliport Den Helder, started as part timer, when I was still at school and since January this year as full timer. We take care of helicopter freight for the oil companies and also arrange hotels & taxi’s for passengers. Besides this we carry out helicopter crew changes for our clients, including dispatch services. 4. Which are your daily activities? I sport every day, I do Triathlon. After work I sport or help my mom with the hotel. 5. Which schools did you attend? Luzac College in Alkmaar, when I was highly active in triathlon for the Dutch youth team 6. How did you wind up in the offshore industry? My dad has is owner of Den Helder Support Service, a ships agency which also has an office at the heliport of Den Helder to serve our clients. As the company is growing, he needed more personnel at the heliport in Den Helder. So he asked me if I wanted that job, because I was looking for a job where I could work besides my school . I had 1 day school in a week, so had enough time to work. 7. How long have you been working in the offshore industry? For 1,5 year now, I work for Den Helder Support Service. 8. Tell us your dreams for the future. To live a healthy and happy life with my husband and children, and maybe a sports career in the Triathlon. That is really my dream. Next to that I have ambitions to climb higher in the organisation of Den Helder Support Service and make use of my capabilities to my maximum limits. 9. Who would you like to trade places with? I don’t want to trade places with somebody, but if I have to, I want to trade places with my mom. She is my idol, because her persistence is incredible and I do not know another woman who is as strong as she is, which I really admire in her. 10. How do you spend your leisure time? I love to sport, especially to run, that is my favourite part of Triathlon. I have to sport every day, because I want to go back to the top sport of triathlon. It’s a great world and I miss it every day. I did professional triathlon for a couple years but I quit because I had to finish school first. 11. Do you keep track of the news? If so, which item, national or regional, has had the greatest impact on you last month? My interests goes to the situations in poor countries, especially African Countries. 12. What is your motto in life? Carpe diem, and do only the things what you like to do! If you want something and you do your utmost for it, you can always reach your goal. 13. Who would you like to nominate for the next edition and why? I want to nominate Dennie Koningstein, because he’s just 24 years old and he loves his work (I think..) and he is just like me, a younger person., what I think is good for offshore, because on the heliport there are a whole lot older people 14. What are your plans for the (near) future? In April I will travel to Durban in South Africa to carry our volunteering jobs for 3 months with foundation BE MORE, to help young orphan & unprivileged children. I really looking forward to that and being able to help! When I return to Holland again, I will start a work related study, in order to grow in the company. Maybe I will end up in our companies office in Ghana to strengthen that team, as I have a passion for Africa. Beside this my sport is important for me, maybe I can still make it to the International top, who knows..


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Reservoir Group bolsters well intervention business with new member International oilfield services company, Reservoir Group welcomes WellTools Ltd as its latest member. This transaction is a further demonstration of the Group’s commitment to becoming the recognised specialist in the fields of drilling, completion and production, and data management to the worldwide oil and gas industry. WellTools Ltd was established in 2004, and operates from its base in Inverkeithing, Scotland. The company has a solid reputation in the design and development of proprietary and

specialised down hole tools for a customer base spanning the US, South East Asia, Middle East and Europe. A high-end engineering house, WellTools offers both design engineering

solutions and manufacturing expertise. The Fife firm will further strengthen Reservoir Group’s well intervention business, composed of Aberdeen-based Well Bore Intervention (WBI) and The Tool Company, located in Assen, the Netherlands. WellTools will continue to operate from its Fife facility where a recent expansion plan will increase current delivery capacity. In addition to this move, the company has undertaken immediate international expansion, offering its products to the global market. Former owner, Paul Hilliard, will remain in place as the general manager.

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Reservoir Group’s chief operating officer, Wade McCutcheon, said: “We were attracted to WellTools on the basis of its reputation for ingenuity and its ability to design and manufacture bespoke solutions for the industry’s downhole services’ challenges. “Reserves are becoming increasingly costly to access, requiring our clients and the overall supply chain to work harder in order to remain efficient and profitable. As a result, collaboration and innovation are key to future growth within the energy sector. “WellTools Ltd offers solutions to both the intervention and drilling market. In welcoming the company to our club, we are adding new technologies and expertise that will ultimately enhance our ability to address the various challenges faced by the industry, while maintaining our competitive advantage.” Paul Hilliard, manager of WellTools Ltd, said: “Joining Reservoir Group offers WellTools the opportunity to expand our presence by building on the foundations that we have established over the past seven years. While we will be taking an independent route to market, the Group’s excellent reputation across the worldwide oil and gas industry, coupled with the synergies existing with fellow members made this an obvious choice. Our existing customer base will continue to benefit from the full offering and engineering skills of the company. “Personally, the additional support offered by Reservoir will provide me with the time and capacity to shift my focus to the engineering of new bespoke solutions for the industry. That’s where Welltools Ltd’s true value is and we have a lot of ideas in progress that we will now be able to develop at an accelerated pace.”


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AutoTrak X-treme, TesTrak Systems Successfully Drill Tri-lateral Well in The Netherlands Directional drilling and LWD services help operator achieve recovery goals

Benefits • Reduced torque and drag in 2,000 m sand screens with “gun-barrel” wellbore geometry • Minimized NPT through comprehensive LWD and formation pressure point data • Eliminated additional run using the modular motor • Achieved directional control 10 m out of the casing windows

Dana Petroleum, operating an offshore exploration well in The Netherlands, discoveredan 11-m thick oil rim approximately 5 km east of the P11 de Ruyter platform. To recover the maximum amount of hydrocarbons before the well gassed out, the operator would have to drill a maximum reservoir exposure well. Baker Hughes deployed the AutoTrak™ system from the 17 ½-in. section onwards, providing a “gunbarrel” hole geometry, especially through the critical horizontal sections. Then, the AutoTrak X-treme™ motor-powered rotary steerable system and the TesTrak™ formation pressure while drilling services

were used to deliver a commercial trilateral well that drained oil from the rim, while also producing the free gas above it. Baker Hughes drilled a total of 7,926 m, while keeping the well within centimeters of the plan without any failures or issues. This exposure well ensured instant directional control could be achieved without the need for a large rathole or separate directional motor run outside the casing windows. The comprehensiveness of the LWD data gathered through the TesTrak service eliminated the need for a wireline run, minimizing recorded NPT for the project. Additionally, the “gun-barrel” wellbore

geometry contributed to 2,000 m sand screens going into the well with significantly lower drag than what was predicted. Directional control was outstanding, keeping the well within centimeters of the plan. Dana Petroleum was able to drill and complete 100 m of the Volpriehausen sandstone reservoir to drain the Van Ghent gas cap. Horizontal sections were maintained within

+/- 0.5 m of the landing TVD. By using the TesTrak and AutoTrak X-treme systems, the well’s tested rates exceeded expectations and met all targets for Dana Petroleum. A well construction manager from Dana Petroleum commented, “This is just a note to express our appreciation at the awesome performance of your DD/LWD tools and crews on the last tri-lateral well.”

Well background and challenges • Tri-lateral oil and gas well, offshore, The Netherlands • Drilled a total of 7,926 m (26,004 ft) • Deployed AutoTrak system from 17 ½-in. section providing gunbarrel hole geometry through critical horizontal sections Baker Hughes solution and results • Deployed TesTrak system for 12 ¼-in. pilot hole, eliminating the need for wireline run • Near perfect lateral sections achieved using AutoTrak and AutoTrak X-treme systems to maintain precise well trajectory • Deployment of AutoTrak X-treme system achieved instant directional control without drilling a large rat-hole or dedicated directional motor run


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New direction ECN: with and for the market The complete Board of Directors presented ECN’s new strategy plan 20122015 to Mark Dierikx, Director General for Energy, Telecom and Competition of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I). While handing over the new plan, Paul Korting commented on the new direction of ECN and its role in the complex world of a sustainable energy system: “Sustainable energy is vitally important for the entire world. The world is changing fast and the demand for innovative solutions and smart applications for a sustainable society is urgent. ECN endorses the need for sustainable change and is setting a new course accordingly. To realise a transition to a sustainable energy system, ECN focuses on developing applied knowledge and technology with and for the market. ECN used to be regarded as an organisation that worked exclusively for the government, but these days are over. ECN wants to take a leading role in bringing together and joining the so-called golden triad: trade and industry, government and other knowledge institutes, both on a national and global level. ECN's

Mark Dierikx (EL&I), Pedro Sayers (ECN), Robert Kleiburg (ECN), Paul Korting (ECN)

new course of action fits in well with central government innovation policies. We are working together to put the Netherlands among the top-5 knowledge based economies in the world. Collaboration is the only way forward. ” Mark Dierikx agrees and responds positively: "Wonderful to see how ECN is embarking on a new course! My first association with ECN was that of a James Bondlike environment where 'secret’ technology such as torrefaction is developed. But once you get to see the inside, it becomes clear that ECN develops important technologies. Not just for the Netherlands, but also for the rest of the world. With this new course ECN will work together with the market even more."

North Sea platform gains life extension OSLO, Norway – Statoil Petroleum has authorization from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway to extend use of the Statfjord B platform in the North Sea beyond its design lifetime. Statfjord is an oil field that straddles the median line dividing the Norwegian and UK sectors in the Tampen area. The platform, on the southern part of the field, began producing in 1982. Statoil applied a 20-year lifetime extension from end-August 2011. PSA has also approved Statoil’s request to use the semisub Transocean Leader for well abandonments. The company plans permanent plugback and abandonment of wells 31/5-B-5 H and 31/5-B-6 H on the Troll Oseberg Gas Injection (TOGI) subsea facility in the North Sea. Work could start this month, and should take around 85 days to complete.

IHC Merwede values SapuraCrest order Dutch shipbuilder IHC Merwede has confirmed it will build two pipe-laying support vessels for Malaysia’s SapuraCrest for use offshore Brazil by Petrobras, Offered the contract in January, IHC Merwede valued the deal for the three vessels SapuraCrest had ordered at €450 million ($599.7 million), with Brazil’s OSX valuing its contract for the construction of one vessel yesterday at about $263 milllion. The ships will install flexible pipelines pursuant to Petrobras contracts for them, charter contracts for the then-yet-to-be-built pipe-layers awarded to SapuraCrest in November 2011. IHC Offshore & Marine will design, engineer and build two new 550 tonne pipe-laying vessels at its Krimpen aan den Ijssel yard in the Netherlands, with the pipelay spread supplied by IHC Engineering Business and IHC Piping also delivering equipment. In addition, IHC Drives & Automation will deliver the integrated automation system, the full electrical installation and the complete electrical machinery package, IHC Merwede said. The company would also be responsible for the design and engineering of the OSX-built vessel, with a top tension capacity of 300 tonnes, with the pipelay spread would also be provided by IHC Engineering Business. This, coupled with a pipelay vessel being built for Subsea 7 meant that IHC Merwede was providing technology to four of the six pipe-laying vessels ordered by Petrobras, IHC Merwede president Govert Hamers said. The Dutchbuilt vessels were due for delivery in May and August 2014.

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XEMC Darwind is proud to announce On February 28/2012, Windkraft FIT GmbH, XEMC Darwind B.V. and XEMC Windpower Ltd. concluded a Turbine Supply and Erection agreement with regard to the construction and supply of 10 wind turbines of 5 MW each to be installed at a site in the North Sea off the coast of the Federal Republic of Germany. The total contract value is in the range of € 70 to € 90 million. Realization of the Albatros 1 project is expected in the year 2015.

MW wind turbine to be supplied by XEMC Darwind today ranks amongst the first multi MW offshore dedicated Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Generator Turbines.

Windkraft FIT will install their foundations and the XD115/5

Signing of the contract also signifies the first cooperation

between a Chinese owned turbine manufacturer located in Europe and a well reputed European offshore wind park concession holder. Directors of both companies regard the contract as a first step towards a future strategic partnership whereby such close cooperation will lead to an important breakthrough in making offshore wind energy more competitive compared to traditional ways of generating electricity, whilst keeping design integrity and quality at the highest possible levels.


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T.O.S. signs contract with German towing company T.O.S. (Transport & Offshore Services) and the German towing company Hans Schramm & Sohn Schleppschifffahrt have signed a contract for the ship delivery and total crewing of the NavTug© FlatTop “Torsten”. In the beginning of this month Mr Torsten Andritter-Witt (Managing Director) and Mr. Kees Wagenaar (Managing Director T.O.S.) signed the total crewing contract.

personnel services.” thus Rolf Kievits, Commercial Manager T.O.S. A T.O.S. delegation consisting of

Marlena Holdermans (Executive Manager Finance, Quality & Law), Marleen Stuurman (Executive Manager Operations) and Rolf Kievits (Commercial

Manager) visited the festive christening of the “Torsten” in Turkey on Saturday, February the 18th. With this ceremony the maiden-trip of this NavTug©

“T.O.S. employs worldwide professionals in the wind energy sector. T.O.S. professionals are working at projects and on vessels active in survey, foundation, turbine & substation to maintenance. With the total crewing of the “Torsten” T.O.S. sets an important step in this sector again.” thus Rolf Kievits.

The first contact between the towing company from the Schramm Group and T.O.S. was made during Tugnology’11 in Antwerp. “Besides the ship delivery of the “Torsten” the crewing was a topic of conversation. The vessel is the towing company’s own design and offers 24/7 accommodation for a crew of up to 6 people. From the beginning T.O.S. has shown its value with nautical and legal advice for the

Shipyard Sanmar in Turkey is a well-known place for the departure of T.O.S. ship deliveries. Last week, the final vessel of four departed for the company Seaspan from Canada. The Seaspan Kestrel departed for a voyage of two months to its final destination Vancouver.

Siemens to deliver steam turbine generator for a waste-to-energy plant in Great Britain Siemens Energy has received an order for a steam turbine generator to be used in a waste-to-energy plant equipped with combined power and heat generation in Plymouth, England. The customer is Imtech Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, a leading provider of technical building services equipment, based in Planegg near Munich. As the general contractor for the Water-Steam-Cycle, Imtech will construct the plant for the Mannheim-based EfW specialist MVV Umwelt. Once commissioned in 2014, the power plant – with an electrical capacity of up to 25 megawatts (MW) – is designed to cover the heat demand of Plymouth’s Naval Base, cost-effectively and with low CO2 emissions. The waste-to-energy plant in Plymouth is expected to

FlatTop is coming near. Within two weeks the “Torsten” will depart for Brunsbüttel in Northern Germany. From here the vessel will be used in several offshore wind projects in European waters.

use 245,000 metric tonnes of household, business, and industrial waste to generate electricity and heat by means of combined heat and power generation to ensure a reliable heat supply for Plymouth’s Naval Base. Construction of the power plant, with an installed electrical capacity of 25 MW and a maximum process steam extraction of up to 30 tonnes per hour, is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012, with commissioning scheduled for 2014. Siemens is responsible for the delivery, installation, and commissioning of the SST400 steam turbine, including gearboxes and oil system as well as the electrical generator and auxiliary systems. The steam generator installed in the plant produces steam that drives the turbine to ultimately

produce electricity. The plant is being built adjacent to the Naval Base in Plymouth in south west England. It will provide the base with a reliable and economical heat supply. Additionally, most of the electrical energy produced will be used at the Naval Base. The British Defense Ministry’s Devonport Naval Base, located on the west side of the city, is the biggest naval port in Western Europe and also Plymouth’s biggest employer. “The SST400 is one of our most versatile industrial steam turbines,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of the Industrial Power Business Unit within Siemens Energy. “With an installed capacity of up to 25 MW, the flexible steam turbine has proven itself to be a costeffective and environmentally friendly solution in a wide variety of applications.”

Royal Dutch Shell plc Board announces new Upstream International Director Shell announces that Malcolm Brinded has agreed to step down as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 April 2012. Mr Brinded has agreed to remain at Shell until 30 April 2012 in order to assist with the transition of his responsibilities. Mr Brinded is currently Executive Director Upstream International. He first joined Shell in October 1974 and has served the company in Brunei, the Netherlands, Oman and the United Kingdom. In 1998 he became Managing Director of Shell UK Exploration and Production and from 1999 until 2002 he was Shell Country Chairman in the UK. He has been a member of the Royal Dutch Shell plc Board (and its predecessors) since 2002. Prior to his current role, he was Executive Director in charge of Exploration & Production. Royal Dutch Shell Chief

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Eerste Argentijnse eigenaar van Damen ASD Tug 2810 neemt komt aan in Buenos Aires Het Argentijnse sleep-en havenbedrijf Remolcadores Unidos Argentinos (RUA) heeft recent de levering van de 'Rua Cap. Lucio R', een Damen ASD Tug 2810, ontvangen. Hoewel er al diverse Damen sleepboten actief zijn in Argentinië, is dit de eerste Damen sleepboot waarvan een een Argentijns bedrijf eigenaar is. RUA, opgericht in 1967 en gevestigd in Buenos Aires, heeft een vloot van zeven schepen, alle met een kleinere trekkracht dan de nieuwkomer. Het nieuwe schip heeft 58 t trekkracht en is een weerspiegeling van de groeiende economie in Argentinië en het feit dat steeds grotere schepen de Argentijnse havens aandoen. Ezequiel Najmias, Damen Sales Manager Zuid-Amerika, zegt: "We concurreerden met bedrijven in de regio en met China. We zijn blij dat RUA onze prijs/kwaliteit verhouding erkent en Damen het contract gunde. We hebben een uitstekende relatie met RUA en wilde hen helpen hun doelen te bereiken." Dr Carlos Ruiz Moreno, CEO van RUA, zegt: "Ons familiebedrijf, de tweede generatie al, heeft 45 jaar onafgebroken gewerkt in de sleepmarkt in elke Argentijnse haven. Met Damen bereiken we de perfecte synergie tussen een serieus bedrijf dat zijn producten wil verkopen en een ander serieus bedrijf dat snelheid, kwaliteit, flexibiliteit en goede prijs nodig heeft. De gunstige omstandigheid van onze groeiende economie betekent dat we nu al denken aan een tweede schip, omdat we ervan overtuigd zijn dat er nog steeds een gezonde groei

mogelijk is. "   Snelle levering De Damen ASD 2810 is op maat gemaakt voor havenwerkzaamheden, aldus Najmias. "Het is het perfecte ontwerp voor de activiteiten in Buenos Aires. De sleepboot kan 10 man crew accommoderen en is uit voorraad leverbaar, zodat zij zeer snel geleverd kan worden”, benadrukt hij, “Dat was nog een reden waarom RUA voor Damen koos. De bestelling werd officieel geplaatst in oktober 2011 en half februari werd ze opgeleverd. Hoewel de 2810 vooral geschikt is voor havenactiviteiten, heeft de Rua Cap. Lucio R zich ook bewezen op de oceaan. Het schip, gebouwd bij Damen Shipyards Changde in China, moest een twee maanden durende reis naar Argentinië ondernemen - vermoedelijk de langste reis die ooit door een Damen sleepboot is gemaakt. "Een Damen-bemanning voer haar over en ze kwam er in perfecte staat aan. Het is zeer bevredigend om te zien dat zowel de klant als de bemanning hier erg gelukkig mee waren," voegt Najmias toe. Damen Customer Finance Dr Ruiz Moreno benadrukt: "Het hele proces van onderhandelen, de aankoop en het oplevering

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is boven verwachting goed gegaan."  Een pakket reserve-onderdelen is met het schip meegeleverd en bovendien werd Damen’s afdeling Customer Finance

ingeschakeld. Beide partijen bereiketen daardoor overeenstemming over een financieringsplan en -schema, zodat RUA het schip zo snel mogelijk kon krijgen. Najmias:


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Peterson SBS Chemicals introduceert ultieme tankcontainer Als onderdeel van de 4PL dienstverlener Peterson SBS, verhuurt Peterson SBS Chemicals offshore transporttanks. Gedurende een reeks van jaren registreerde adjunct-directeur Rob van Duivenvoorde alle meldingen rond incidenten met transporttanks van diverse leveranciers. Het leverde hem een schat aan informatie op omtrent verbeterpunten. Samen met technici van Stainless Equipment Works (SEW) uit Heerhugowaard en de Ierse tankbouwer Suretank ontwikkelde hij een nieuw type transporttank dat alle verbeterpunten in zich verenigt. Het prototype – de eerste van een serie van 15 nieuwe transporttanks – werd in februari aan Peterson SBS Chemicals in Den Helder afgeleverd. Van Duivenvoorde (sinds 1983 bij het bedrijf betrokken) signaleerde onder andere dat de bestaande tankcontainers vanwege hun hoogte en de manier van ontluchten gevaarlijke situaties konden opleveren. Met name tijdens het werken op een offshore installatie. Hij bedacht dat de nieuwe generatie transporttanks dus lager moest worden uitgevoerd en hield bij zijn nieuwe ontwerp rekening met een maximale hoogte van 1,80 meter. Door bovendien antislipbanen aan te brengen op de paar klimbalken die nog aanwezig zijn én stevig bevestigde handgrepen plus de mogelijkheid een valbeveiliging aan te brengen, verbeterde hij

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de veiligheid rond het werken aan en op de tankcontainer aanzienlijk. Tel daarbij de automatische ontluchter en een niveaumeter aan de zijkant – waardoor het niet meer nodig is op de transporttank te klauteren en het mangat te openen voor een peiling – en je hebt verdere veiligheidsmaatregelen die tegelijkertijd werktijdbesparend zijn. Loose Objects Een ander belangrijk item betrof de regelmatige aanwezigheid van losse, achterblijvende objecten op de transporttanks. Die vormen een gevaar voor de mensen onder de tankcontainer

tijdens hijswerkzaamheden. Door alle objecten (zoals afsluitdoppen) niet meer te bevestigen via een kwetsbaar kettinkje en een ringetje aan een schroef maar via een sterke staaldraad, is het probleem van de 'loose objects' ook opgelost. Net zo'n inventieve oplossing kwam er voor de aansluitkoppeling van de slangen. Door een zogeheten 'dry-break koppeling' toe te passen, kan deze niet meer tijdens transport door onbevoegden worden geopend en al helemaal niet meer per ongeluk (bij aanstoten). Bovendien wordt er nu tijdens het aan- en afkoppelen van slangen geen product meer gemorst. Verdere inventieve toepassingen zijn grote stalen vlakken voor het aanbrengen van alle informatiestickers en

uitsparingen in de bovenzijde van het frame, waardoor het hijsgereedschap niet meer kan komen klem zitten tussen de lading onderling. Het frame is verder voorzien van RVS heftruckkokers waardoor geen roestplakken meer ontstaan, die op ongelegen momenten van de container afvallen. Ook verkleint de opengewerkte onderzijde de kans op het verzamelen van los materiaal zoals grind. Van Duivenvoorde zorgde er ten slotte voor dat de capaciteit van de tank toenam tot 5100 liter, waardoor er minder transportbewegingen nodig zijn én dat de elliptisch gevormde tank op afschot ligt naar de bodemafsluiter. Daardoor loopt de tank snel en eenvoudig leeg en kan hij ook eenvoudiger worden gereinigd. Rob van Duivenvoorde ziet de ontwikkeling van de nieuwe tank een beetje als de kroon op zijn werk. Nadat hij samen met de collega's van de toenmalige vestiging in Velsen Noord naar Den Helder kwam, zag hij daar de efficiency en de veiligheid toenemen. “We hebben hier op de kade onze eigen bulkvoorraden chemicaliën en vullen zelf af, zodat er geen vrachtwagens met gevaarlijke stoffen over de openbare weg hoeven”, vertelt hij. Het geldt voor zowel de offshore gebruikte chemicaliën als voor helikopterbrandstoffen. “Voor dat product krijgen we trouwens ook een nieuwe transporttank”, besluit hij. Die wordt ongeveer de helft kleiner. Foto: Rob van Duivenvoorde bij de nieuwe transporttank die Peterson SBS Chemicals gaat inzetten Tekst: Jan van de Nes


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Wintershall increases oil production in Aitingen Aitingen/Schwabmünchen. Wintershall is continuing to invest in domestic oil production: between November 2011 and January 2012 the company sunk the new wells “Aitingen Süd 2”, “Schwabmünchen 7” and “Aitingen Nord-Ost 1” in the Alpine foothills south of Augsburg. All three wells struck oil. The crude oil from “Aitingen Süd 2” and “Schwabmünchen 7” will flow via steel pipeline to the operations in Aitingen from May 2012, where it will be treated and then transported to the refinery in Lingen. The exploration well “Aitingen NordOst 1” will first undergo a test in April to provide information on the possible production volumes. The wholly owned BASF subsidiary Wintershall has invested around 7.5 million euros in the wells. “The new wells aim to increase the previous annual production volumes and secure production for the next 20 years,” Rainer Ihl, Manager of Wintershall’s production site in Aitingen, explained.  The company has been operating the production region south of Augsburg since 1979. In 2011 around 30,000 tons of crude oil were produced in Ait-ingen

and Schwabmünchen. The new discoveries bring the total number of production wells by Wintershall in the Alpine foothills to ten. In its exploration for further crude oil deposits in the Alpine foothills, Wintershall is now using an innovative process that can make the search for hydrocarbons faster and much more cost-efficient. Ex-perts plan to measure electromagnetic fields in a predefined area from a helicopter using measuring antennas attached to the helicopter skids. The experts expect to find electromagnetic fields in a certain frequency range in places where hydrocarbons are con-tained in the ground. This is because under the influence of natural ground vibrations the mixture of hydrocarbons and the water-salt-mix contained in the ground beneath the surface generates a characteristic vibration pattern, which creates special electromagnetic fields – and which can be measured. The process does not involve any intervention in the natural surroundings. The experts are merely measuring fields that

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already exist. “We are not able to determine with certainty whether hydrocarbons exist in the ground’s structures with the seismic methods previously applied; we can only make assumptions,” Marcel Eckard, geophysi-cist at Wintershall, explains. But the new method could possibly prove the existence of hydrocarbons in the subterranean structures more directly. “In the end wells are always required to determine whether crude oil or natural gas does actually exist.” The flights over the Alpine foothills are planned for a few days from 29 February up to and including 5 March. An area covering 93 square kilometers including Großaitingen, Kleinaitingen, Graben and parts of Wehringen will be surveyed. The helicopter will fly lines in a north-south direction at a speed of 25 to 35 kilometers per hour and with a gap of 100 meters. The flying altitude will be 25 to 50 meters. In built-up areas the altitude will increase 150 to 300 meters. All flights will be made in daylight only.

Growing optimism and challenging frontiers make exeptional talent a valuable commodity Industry responds to buoyancy with innovative measures designed to tackle the skills shortage 20 February 2012: Despite the economic downturn being experienced globally, 2012 is set to be an exciting year for companies operating in the oil and gas industry. There is a real sense of optimism, with renewed confidence around the world. Surging demand for oil and natural gas means that commodity values continue to remain high, despite political tensions in key regions, increasingly demanding exploratory environments and the resultant impact of rising costs on operators. Regardless of these factors, the industry is nothing short of vibrant.

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Expro has been awarded its single biggest power connector order to date with a contract worth in the region of £7.3million. Aker Solutions, of Norway, has ordered high-voltage subsea connectors for the subsea gas compression system the company is developing for Statoil at the Åsgard field, which is located 124 miles offshore of Norway, in the Halten bank of the Norwegian Sea. The Åsgard project is a highly significant win for Expro as not only is it Expro Connectors & Measurements single largest power connector order to date, but also on a project which is to supply the world’s first subsea gas compression (SSGC) system, which will be released in 2014. Expro Connectors & Measurements will be supplying the high-voltage SpecTRON 5 and SpecTRON 10 systems which will provide power to the subsea pump systems of the Åsgard SSGC project. Work is well under way on the project in

the technical department of the Subsea Excellence Centre, in Ulverston, to meet the Åsgard SSGC requirements.

organisations, either in terms of succession planning or to other postings abroad. However, as project development activity ramps up over the next 12 months, favourability could return to contractor positions.

industry remains fundamentally attractive. Energy demand continues to grow and oil and gas look set to remain important parts of the energy mix for the foreseeable future, with many of the world’s largest finds being discovered, creating new energy hubs.

Fabrication, operations and production personnel are amongst the highest in demand, but given the increasingly technical nature of offshore exploration in the UKCS, professional sciences and engineering credentials are also highly valuable and proving difficult to find.

and pay rates in the oil and gas industry (H1) 2012, suggests that the real challenge this year will be in preparing for the future, ensuring the continued flow of adequately skilled professionals.

Caspian, Europe and the Middle East will remain high, with the expectation for both contract and salaried pay rates to increase as a result across a number of these regions.

This buoyancy is reflected in the jobs market too, according to the latest joint report from OilCareers. com, the international jobs board for the oil and gas industry, and partner Air Energi, a global provider of manpower solutions to the energy sector.

While the ‘great crew change’ remains high on the agenda, there are signs that the industry is beginning to take its role more seriously by making attempts to combat the issue. Solutions are innovative and wide-ranging; from internships and virtual mentorship, to supplementary offsite education programmes and more flexible government allowances towards working retirees.

For the UK, 2012 was met with welcome news, as 46 new production licences were handed our during the country’s most recent licensing round. This is evidence of a revival in domestic activity, and will ward off pressure from other countries, Australia in particular.

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Activity levels across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Australasia,

Permanent staff are increasingly being given preference over contractors. They come with less flight risk, slightly lower rates and can easily be mobilised within

Scandinavia too, is enjoying renewed success, with the focus switching from maximising existing reserves to new discoveries. Three major finds by Statoil, as well as a historically large licensing round, have reaffirmed the region’s position as a leader in the industry. Mainland Europe paints a slightly different picture. A few cautious approaches to staffing have been observed, with a slight preference towards contractors. This will allow companies to be more flexible, enabling them to make rapid adjustments to headcount as required, in response to some continued uncertainty around the economy. Mark Guest, managing director of OilCareers.com, said: “Despite all the challenges, I believe our

Mike Friars, SpecTRON product manager, said: “The award of the Åsgard SSGC contract is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at Expro Connectors & Measurements. To be selected to supply our products on this prestigious and ground-breaking project again acknowledges our expertise and reputation as a market leader in the supply of high-voltage subsea connector systems.” Expro Connectors & Measurements are recognised as a world leader in its field; providing subsea connectors for global oil and gas projects spanning more than 30 years.

“A number of companies are developing unparalleled project queues this year, with such investments impacting positively on the employment market. We’re seeing examples of this through increased hiring globally and, with plenty of opportunities on the table it’s an exciting time to be involved in the energy sector.” Ian Langley, group executive chairman of Air Energi, added: “The Air Energi-OilCareers.com survey provides an indication of the trends that the industry can expect to see across the remainder of the year. “With increased exploration activity across all regions, a lack of suitably qualified labour will continue to remain a concern. Many companies, however, are now giving the long-standing skills gap their full attention, ensuring they have the capability to maximise the abundant opportunities on offer worldwide.”


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OPERATOR / MECHANIC AMPELMANN (Offshore) USG Energy zoekt kandidaten voor een internationaal opererend bedrijf actief in de offshore. Als operator/ mechanic bedien en onderhoud je een zichzelf stabiliserend platform met loopbrug. Voornaamste inzet is bij werkzaamheden op zee, waarbij het veilig overzetten van personeel van belang is. Het werkveld is offshore en aanboord van schepen in een werkschema van 4 weken op en af. Functie-eisen • Afgeronde technische opleiding op MBO-4 niveau in de richting Werktuigbouwkunde, AOT of Marof • Minimaal 4 jaar werkervaring • Kennis van hydrauliek en besturingstechniek • Basis offshore training volgens NOGEPA • Goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal • Enthousiasme en groot veiligheidsbewustzijn • Communicatief vaardig en servicegericht • Pro-actief en een hands-on mentaliteit Wij bieden een uitdagende en functie, goede primaire en secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden met o.a. reiskosten vergoeding en een pensioenregeling. Voor meer informatie neem contact op met: Sander Barten 0251-261044 jvoorhout@usgenergy.com

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SAFETY OFFICER (Maritiem & Offshore) USG Energy is op zoek naar een Safety Officer voor een State of the Art nieuwbouw installatie Jack-up schip in de petrochemie werkend internationaal. Als Safety Officer zie je erop toe dat het Company QHSE Management systeem wordt nageleefd door al het personeel op de locatie en je kijkt naar mogelijkheden om deze te verbeteren. Je verzekert je ervan dat alle vereiste veiligheidsmaatregelen in acht worden genomen en dat persoonlijke beschermende middelen aanwezig zijn en op de juiste manier worden gebruikt. Je houdt de administratie en rapportage van alle QHSE zaken en onderhoudswerkzaamheden aan het safety en life saving materiaal bij. Functie-eisen • AAfgeronde MAROF opleiding en/of ervaring in de scheepvaart/offshore branche • MVK (Diploma Middelbaar Veiligheidskunde) of gelijkwaardig. NEBOSH • Uitstekende beheersing van de Engelse taal, zowel mondeling als schriftelijk. • Goede administratieve vaardigheden en kennis van MS Office. Arbeidsvoorwaarden met o.a. reiskosten vergoeding en een pensioenregeling. Voor meer informatie neem contact op met: Kees van der Kroon 0251-261042

USG Energy is een gespecialiseerde dienstverlener in de olie& gasindustrie op het gebied van personeel in de disciplines, drilling, productie, engineering en medische dienstverlening.

Deckhand (Maritiem & Offshore) USG Energy zoekt kandidaten die als deckhand carrière willen maken op een State of the Art nieuwbouw installatie Jackup schip. Je vervult een taak als volwaardig deckhand. De werkzaamheden bestaan onder andere uit assistentie onder de zware lading kraan, algemeen (licht mechanisch) dek onderhoud en zorg dragen voor het equipement aan boord. Het werk kenmerkt zich door een hoog uitvoerend gehalte in een uitdagende en industriële werkomgeving waarbij veiligheid van het grootste belang is. Functie-eisen • Afgeronde nautische opleiding op MBO niveau in de richting SWTK, WTB, AOT of MAROF • Gemotiveerd en bereid onder aan dek te beginnen. • Goede fysieke gesteldheid. • Basis training volgens de STCW norm • Goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal • Enthousiasme en groot veiligheidsbewustzijn • Communicatief vaardig en teamspeler • Pro-actief en een hands-on mentaliteit. Wij bieden een uitdagende en functie in een 4/4 weken schema, goede primaire en secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden met o.a. reiskosten vergoeding en een pensioenregeling. Voor meer informatie neem contact op met: Kees van der Kroon 0251-261042 hr@usgenergy.com

Accountmanager Offshore News 38 uur per week, regio Zuid-Holland 

Werkzaamheden Wij bieden een zelfstandige functie met ruimte voor eigen inbreng. Als accountmanager van Offshore News heb je als belangrijkste taak het vergroten van de omzet en het uitbreiden van relaties. Je maakt verkoop- en bezoekrapportages en geeft media advies bij prospects en bestaande relaties. Je bent continu alert als het gaat om ontwikkelingen in de olie- en gas branche en vertaalt deze naar kansen voor onze onderneming. Met het verkoopteam, bestaande uit een collega accountmanager, een telefonisch verkoper behaal je de afgesproken omzetdoelstellingen. Hierbij is jouw individuele inbreng heel belangrijk. Wij vragen Heb jij passie voor sales en gevoel voor humor? Kunnen collega's op je rekenen? Geen 9 tot 5 mentaliteit? Dan heb je bij ons een streepje voor. Verder vragen we: • afgeronde MBO opleiding, richting Commerciële Economie • minimaal 2 jaar ervaring in de buitendienst • aantoonbare ervaring in het ontwikkelen van verkoopacties • enthousiasme en gedrevenheid. Wij bieden • een goed basissalaris en een auto van de zaak • een mobiele telefoon • verkooptraining en opleidingsmogelijkheden • informele bedrijfscultuur Contact informatie Ben je geïnteresseerd?. Voor meer informatie over de functie kun je bellen naar 0223 610800 Solliciteer per e-mail: sales@offshore-news.eu

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Patriot International is een snel groeiend bedrijf dat specialistisch gereedschap levert aan bedrijven in de Olie & Gas, Petrochemische en Power Generation industrie. Vanuit onze vestigingen in Nederland, Engeland, Schotland, Duitsland en Denemarken leveren wij aan klanten die offshore en onshore werkzaam zijn. Vanwege onze continue groei zijn wij voor onze vestiging in Dordrecht op zoek naar:

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Project Engineer Als Project Engineer maak je deel uit van het Operations team waar je vragen van onze klanten vertaalt naar de gereedschappen die wij leveren. Tot jouw dagelijkse werkzaamheden behoren o.a het maken van offertes en contracten, (telefonisch) adviseren van klanten , orderpicken en planning, gereedschapinspecties en het afronden van verhuurprojecten. Functie eisen • MBO werk- en denkniveau, opleiding werktuigbouwkunde of vergelijkbaar • Enkele jaren ervaring in een vergelijkbare functie • Communicatief en sociaal vaardig • Een positieve instelling om in een druk teamverband maar ook zelfstandig te kunnen werken • Geen 9 - 5 mentaliteit • Goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal in woord en geschrift Patriot International biedt een prettige informele werksfeer binnen een groeiende organisatie. Er worden prima arbeidsvoorwaarden geboden. Als je denkt, dat je de juiste kandidaat bent om ons team te versterken, stuur dan je sollicatie met CV naar: Patriot International BV, Pascalstraat 88 3316 GR Dordrecht. info@patriot-int.com t.a.v. Raymond van Oosterhout, QA Manager Voor meer informatie bezoek onze website www.patriot-int.com

Patriot International is een snel groeiend bedrijf dat specialistisch gereedschap levert aan bedrijven in de Olie & Gas, Petrochemische en Power Generation industrie. Vanuit onze vestigingen in Nederland, Engeland, Schotland, Duitsland en Denemarken leveren wij aan klanten die offshore en onshore werkzaam zijn. Vanwege onze continue groei zijn wij voor onze vestiging in Dordrecht op zoek naar:

Sales Engineer Als Sales Engineer ontwikkel je nieuwe klantrelaties, onderhoud en bouw je bestaande relaties uit, verzamel je markt- en verkoopgegevens ten behoeve van toekomstige ontwikkelingen, geef je presentaties en demonstraties aan klanten, werk je samen met het Operations team om opdrachten tot een succes te maken en draag je bij aan het ontwikkelen en implementeren van salesstrategieën. Functie eisen • MBO/HBO werk- en denkniveau • Minimaal 3 jaar ervaring in een vergelijkbare functie • Communicatief en sociaal vaardig • Ervaring in het opstellen en behalen van salesdoelstellingen. • Een sterke team speler • Goede organisatorische eigenschappen • Goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal in woord en geschrift Patriot International biedt een prettige informele werksfeer binnen een groeiende organisatie. Er worden prima arbeidsvoorwaarden geboden. Als je denkt, dat je de juiste kandidaat bent om ons team te versterken, stuur dan je sollicatie met CV naar: Patriot International BV, Pascalstraat 88 3316 GR Dordrecht. info@patriot-int.com t.a.v. Raymond van Oosterhout, QA Manager Voor meer informatie bezoek onze website www.patriot-int.com

Voor één van onze Nederlandse opdrachtgevers die zich bezighoudt met de aanleg en installatie van kabels voor windmolenparken, zoeken wij een Deck Engineer. Het betreft een project voor de lange termijn in een 4 weken op 4 weken af systeem.

Taken • Zorgen voor een optimale werking van het materieel bestemd voor het leggen van de kabels (motoren, turntables, hijswerktuigen) en de diesel, hydraulische en/of elektronisch aangestuurde generatoren • Zorg dragen voor het voorraadbeheer van materieelstukken an boord van de schepen • Oplossen van technische storingen wanneer deze zich voordoen met betrekking tot materieel aan boord van de schepen, en zoekt indien nodig contact met interne of externe partijen • Assistentie en ondersteuning bieden tijdens de uitvoering van mobilisaties en demobilisaties van de schepen • Draaiuren bijhouden van materieel met gebruik van het Equipment Management Systeem voor aankoop, beheer en onderhoud van materieel

Profiel • Kennis van gespecialiseerde werkmethoden en – processen op gebied van eigen vakdiscipline, verkregen door specialistische scholing (elektrotechniek, hydrauliek en werktuigbouwkunde), vaktechnische opleidingen en praktijkervaring • Bosiet en VCA VOL

Contact: Meld je aan op onze website www.tos.nl Indien je nog vragen hebt of meer informatie wilt, neem dan contact op met Josien Cool of Mario de Zwart, divisie Offshore (+31)10 – 243 67 02.

TOS TOS is een wereldwijd opererende leverancier van nautisch en technisch personeel, actief in de zeevaart - offshore – olie & gas - bagger - natte aannemerij en binnenvaart. Onder de naam Select levert TOS nautisch en technisch personeel voor walfuncties. Naast het leveren van personeel verzorgt TOS turnkey ship deliveries. Bezoek onze website www.tos.nl

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Oil and gas professionals tip Australia to become world’s largest gas exporter by 2030

from across the world. Richard Palmer, GL Noble Denton’s country manager for Australia, said: “The result of this research reflects the rapid rise to prominence of Australia’s oil and gas industry and the optimism of its professional community as the country strives to become a world-leading oil and gas hub over the next 20 years. “Favourable economic conditions and high levels of confidence in Australia’s energy future will fuel further capital expenditure within the industry, propelling the development of new LNG projects at an unprecedented rate.” Australia currently stands as the world’s fourth largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after Qatar, Indonesia and Malaysia. The country is the tenth largest exporter of natural gas overall, with the market dominated by Russian export.

Delegates at the 2012 Australasian Oil and Gas Conference forecast huge growth in Australia’s role in the energy markets, tipping the country to become the largest gas exporter by 2030, according to a poll conducted by GL Noble Denton. Australasian Oil and Gas Conference, Perth – 23 February 2012: Oil and gas industry professionals are confident in

Australia’s ability to become the world’s largest gas exporter according to a poll conducted yesterday at the Australasian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (AOG) in Perth. 84% of participants said that Australia would grow to become the premium exporter of gas by 2030, while 16% thought that it would not. The Industry Snapshot Poll was conducted by global independent technical advisor GL Noble Denton on the first day of AOG, which is expected to attract more than 11,000 industry professionals

Australia’s rapid growth in gas production has led to a strong increase in demand for GL Noble Denton’s technical advisory services over recent years. Last year, the company announced a landmark deal with leading Australian coal seam gas explorer and producer QGC, to supply inspection services for the installation of the 540 kilometre underground line between natural gas fields in the Surat Basin and a natural gas liquefaction plant on Curtis Island on Queensland’s coast. The venture is expected to further boost the country’s reputation as a leading producer and exporter of natural gas.

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In deze editie van Offshore News het vervolg van de maandelijks terugkerende rubriek (t)ASKforce Werknemers schuiven elkaar de pen toe om daarmee te reageren op een aantal vragen. Deze keer Bobby Roosien Atlas Service Group 1. Who are you, how old are you and where did your cradle stand? My name is Bobby Roosien, 26 years old and born in Beverwijk, The Netherlands

2. What does your home situation look like? I am in a relationship with Laura for about 6 years now; we live together in Den Helder, no kids or pets since there’s simply no time for them! Both of us work at least 40 hours a week, Laura works as a surgery assistant at the Gemini Hospital in Den Helder. 3. What is your current position and where is your stand? I am the Operations Recruiter for Atlas Services Group; our office is located next to the Heli Airport in Den Helder. 4. Which are your daily activities? Atlas Services Group has been operating in the Energy and Marine industry for almost 30 years. During this period, the company has established an excellent reputation. Atlas holds important home market positions both inside and outside of Europe. Atlas Services Group works with professionals in the Energy and Marine industry. Our business units put employees and consultants to work in the oil and gas, power, engineering, renewables, seismic and hydrographic, offshore, dredging and shipping industries. My focus is mainly on the recruitment of the operational side in the Energy industry. Sourcing the right professionals & having job interviews are just a few of my daily tasks. 6. How did you end up in the offshore industry? During my previous occupation as an Account Manager I started my recruitment in the Oil & Gas industry. I decided to make a move to Atlas Services Group to work in a more professional and specialised environment that is how I got more involved in the offshore industry. 7. How long have you been working in the offshore industry? Nearly 2,5 years. 8. Tell us your dreams for the future. I am not much of a dreamer, I let things happen and try to approach everything in a positive way. As long as I stay healthy and get pleasure out of my occupation I am a happy man! 9. Who would you like to trade places with? Nobody, I’m happy with what I do and what I have so there’s no need to trade places with anyone! 10. How do you spend your leisure time? I love to travel! I’ve been in New York, Thailand and several other countries but there’s still much more to explore! Next to travelling I love to snowboard, I actually just got back from my trip to Val Thorens! 11. Do you keep track of the news? If so, which item, national or regional, has had the greatest impact on you last month? Yesterday I saw a woman doing “baby yoga”. I can’t believe people are capable of doing horrible things like that! 12. What is your motto in life? Be honest, be yourself and the rest will come by itself! 13. Who would you like to nominate for the next edition and why? Joey Kuyp, because I think he is one of many who have always wanted to work in the offshore industry. It might be a good read to see how he managed to get himself into the industry and this might be a good example for others who are eager to work in the offshore!

T.O.S. conducts high speed ship delivery services for Svitzer Americas T.O.S. (Transport & Offshore Services) and Svitzer Americas have done business for a while now. Over the last five years many tug boats were delivered to North America and South America. Because of this cooperation T.O.S. was able to conduct high speed ship delivery services for the Svitzer Kestrel.

It only took two days from inquiry to a signed order for the delivery of the Svitzer Kestrel. Within days the crew left for Singapore together with Victor Mees, Senior Consultant Nautical & Technical at T.O.S. The preparation for the departure started from a

‘layed up’ with all systems down. The tug was moored in Singapore for a month without any electricity. In close cooperation with Svitzer Americas and the trained delivery crew, the job was carried out in a couple of days.

Last Sunday, on the 19th of February, the Svitzer Kestrel left the port of Singapore for a voyage of approximately two months, via Cape town with final destination in the Caribbean.


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Baker Hughes Opens Unconventional Resources Research and Technology Center in Dhahran The Baker Hughes Dhahran Research and Technology Center opens its doors today with a focus on research and development of new technologies to unlock the potential of unconventional resources. The newly constructed, world-class technology and research center is the result of years of planning and a partnership between Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) and Saudi Aramco that sets out to solve the challenges in world energy production, said Baker Hughes' President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Craighead. "Baker Hughes has made massive technological advances in unconventional resources, and as a result we have completely redefined the baseline," Craighead said. "We recognize that the key to success and performance in unconventionals lies in the decisions made in the early phases of development. At Baker Hughes, we have established a multidisciplinary,

integrated approach to understanding and analyzing shale reserves that allows us to model and predict how reservoirs will perform." Amin H. Nasser, Senior Vice President, Upstream, Saudi Aramco said: "We congratulate Baker Hughes on the opening of the unconventional resources research and technology center, which clearly demonstrates a long term commitment in meeting the world's energy challenges. For Saudi Aramco, the center is an example of our strategy to capitalize and strengthen mutually beneficial collaborative opportunities with international companies, and additionally, it will help to further leverage and develop our intellectual capital and technological capabilities."

The new research and technology center brings together the competencies of Baker Hughes' engineers and scientists with those from the oil and gas industry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals to develop application-specific solutions. The center is strategically located at the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Science Park at Dhahran Techno-Valley. "The commitment of this center to offer research opportunities for students and post-graduates in different focus areas, ranging from petrophysics, drilling, geomechanics, fluids and production technology is important to the continued success of the Techno-Valley," said H.E. Dr. Khaled Al Sultan, Rector of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. "The opportunities and cooperative experience

in science and engineering studies demonstrate the spirit of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Science Park." Offering state-of-the-art rock and fluids laboratories, the center provides the equipment required to further the understanding of the complex science and technology involved in developing unconventional resources. "By first understanding the reservoir, we have had great success in accessing shale gas in a cost efficient manner in North America, ensuring stability and enabling further economic growth by assisting with the supply of energy to a growing world population," Craighead added. "While our new research and technology center addresses specific challenges unique to unconventional resources, it also will provide research facilities and collaboration opportunities for other applications."

The new technology center further expands Baker Hughes' infrastructure in the Kingdom. Baker Hughes also has a manufacturing plant that opened last year and a 100,000-square-meter operations center that opened in 2010. The operations center houses labs, offices, repair and maintenance facilities, as well as a remote collaboration center. Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 57,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information on Baker Hughes' century-long history, visit www.bakerhughes.com

Dana strengthens position in Central North Sea with Bittern acquisition Dana Petroleum plc (‘Dana’), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation (‘KNOC’) has reached an agreement with Hess Corporation (‘Hess’) to acquire Hess’ 28.3% interest in the Bittern field, increasing Dana’s share to 33%. As a result of the transaction Hess will resign the affiliated operatorship of the Triton floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel and Dana has indicated its desire to operate the facility. Foto: Fairmound Marine

Fairmount Summit delivers drilling rig Delba III in Brazil Tug Fairmount Summit has delivered the new build drilling rig ODN Delba III safely from the Persian Gulf to a location offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The total voyage over a distance of 10,625 miles was performed with an average speed of 6.0 knots. ODN Delba III is a semi submersible drilling rig for deep water operations build in Abu Dhabi for Odebrecht Drilling Services, part of Odebrecht S.A., a leading Brazilian multinational. Odebrecht contracted Fairmount Marine to tow ODN Delba III from Muscat, Oman, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For this job the Fairmount Summit was mobilized to the Persian Gulf. During the towage at a stopover at Cape Town, South Africa, some cargo runs were performed by the also contracted Fairmount Fuji. This multi-purpose DSV/ supply vessel had just returned

to Cape Town after a survey job on the Atlantic Ocean. The towage of ODN Delba III was Fairmount Marine’s second successful operation for Odebrecht in a short period. Earlier Fairmount Marine performed the towage of semi submersible drilling rig Norbe VI, a sister unit of ODN Delba II, for Odebrecht. Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage

and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each, especially designed for long distance towing, and a multipurpose support vessel. Fairmount Marine is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group.

Under KNOC, Dana is focused on increasing production and reserves in the UK and internationally while positioning Dana as a partner of choice in its chosen markets. The transaction will add a further 2 mmboe per year to Dana’s UK production, with 5,500 boepd expected in 2012. This will bring our total UK production volume to 17 mmboe per year in 2012, an increase of 14% on 2011. Dana Petroleum’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr Marcus Richards said: “This is a significant deal for Dana, which supports our goal to double production to more than 100,000 boepd by 2016, as we strive to become a leading international oil and gas company operating in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “This acquisition consolidates Dana’s existing position in these high-quality assets. The synergies realised from Dana’s desire to operate both the Greater Guillemot Area subsea facilities and the Triton FPSO will help us maximise value from our interests in the Central North Sea. “We have made extensive preparations, working closely with Hess, to enable a smooth transition should Dana become the new operator of the Triton FPSO.” The Bittern field is located around 200km east of Aberdeen in the Central North Sea. The Bittern Field partners are Dana (33%), Shell UK Ltd (25%), Shell EP Offshore Ventures (14.6%), Endeavour (2.4%) and ExxonMobil (25%).


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1. Who are you, how old are you and where did your cradle stand? I’m Wesley de Graaf, 30 years old, and my cradle was standing at my parents’ house in Den Helder where I’m also born and raised. 2. What does your home situation look like? Married and father of three, all boys. 3. What is your current position and where is your stand? Inspection supervisor, stand is Den Helder. My current activities are in Mumbai and Kakinada in India. 4. Which are your daily activities? Train, educate and supervise foreign colleagues both on- and offshore.

11. Do you keep track of the news? If so, which item, national or regional, has had the greatest impact on you last month? Yes. Due lack of better, Prince Friso was breaking news. However it had no big impact on me all. 12. What is your motto in life? Treat as you will be treated. 13. Who would you like to nominate for the next edition and why? Koen Backer van Ommeren. He is my vocal point in Holland while I’m abroad.

6. How did you end up in the offshore industry? Ten years back via R. Tompot and B. Harms. 7. How long have you been working in the offshore industry? Ten years, all with Control Union Testing and Inspection. 8. Tell us your dreams for the future. See my children growing up in good health. A ride with a hot air balloon on a beautiful sunny day, this must be breath taking.

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9. Who would you like to trade places with? Andre Kuipers. Enjoy facing the earth from space and experiencing zero-gravity. 10. How do you spend your leisure time? With my family doing fun things. Cleaning up the mess created by the boys. Decorating the houses interior as per wife’s desires.

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