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Limpet Technology of Edinburgh, Scotland, has designated Delta Rigging & Tools as the primary distributor for its uniquely engineered Limpet Fall Protection and Climb Assist technology.
Europe, Industry Overview
A recently imposed federal regulation that compels operators to plug and abandon wells is expanding opportunities for service companies in the decommissioning sector of the Gulf of Mexico market.
North America, Offshore
Louisiana officials are working to overcome the latest federal denial of funds to rebuild the deteriorating highway that links Port Fourchon to the rest of the state, even though the Department of Homeland Security has declared the road critical to the nation’s energy security.
Two years after the Macondo accident, and 18 months after the federal moratorium that it spurred was lifted, the Gulf Economic Survival Team finds itself working as hard as ever to speed up an excruciatingly slow offshore well permitting process.
For more than 15 years, Gulf of Mexico operators have soundly embraced Proline Systems’ HSE-friendly approach to the delivery and handling of drilling fluids offshore. However, the New Iberia, La., company recently received a most unlikely endorsement, from none other than Hall of Fame, NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
After surviving hurricanes, a recession and the Macondo moratorium, Louisiana’s Port Fourchon has a bright future ahead, expanding its role as the home base of Gulf of Mexico deepwater activity.
North America, Deepwater
As anyone even remotely involved in the offshore oil and gas industry can certainly attest, it has been a challenging couple of years, to say the least. Like most of these businesses, Port Fourchon made the adjustments necessary to deal with a climate filled with uncertainties. Today, however, all the signposts suggest that we have turned the corner, and that the Gulf of Mexico is returning to the business of exploring for, producing, and servicing oil and gas.
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s Fourchon Beach Repair and Renourishment Project received a major boost in March 2012, thanks to a $500,000 donation by Shell Oil Co. on behalf of its Mars B Deepwater Platform Project.
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