Technology

MAN approves use of DSME HP gas system

Aug 9, 2013

Daewoo Ship building & Marine Engineering has announced a patent licence agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo for use of the DSME high pressure-fueled gas supply (HP-FGS) system. Under the terms of the contract, details of which are being kept confidential, MAN will use DSME’s HP-FGS system patents and licences for its two-stroke LNG propulsion…

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Kaztec Engineering to begin operation of Snake Island fabrication yard

Aug 8, 2013

Kaztec Engineering, a Nigerian fabricator of drilling and production platforms and other specialized structures for the oil and gas industry, has confirmed that construction of a new fabrication yard at Snake Island Integrated Free Zone in Lagos is on schedule, and that the facility is set to begin operation in the coming month. Kaztec is…

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UMG continues expansion into Africa, opens office in Nigeria

Aug 6, 2013

Unique Maritime Group (UMG), which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, has recently opened up a new office in the African subcontinent as part of its geographical expansion strategy. The office is situated in Nigeria and will be called Unique Wellube Nigeria Limited. The office will be headed…

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Advanced buoy technology to make uneconomic fields work

Jul 15, 2013

One of the themes of 21st Century oil and gas exploration has been how the sector can get at hydrocarbon reserves that are deemed uneconomical using traditional equipment and methods. Major players like Royal Dutch Shell plc think they have the answer to exploiting what have long been regarded as “stranded” gas reserves via the…

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Operators hail Baker Hughes’ new drilling technologies

Jun 25, 2013

Oil and gas industry operators have lauded the latest series of technologies introduced by a top-tier oil field service company, Baker Hughes, to optimise crude oil and gas production at reduced cost. This was one of the high points of the presentations during the company’s recent Techno Day held separately in Lagos for the International…

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TCN acquires N471m software to monitor electricity lines

Jun 13, 2013

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has announced the acquisition of a N471m software to enable it monitor activities on power transmission lines and other electricity distribution infrastructure in the country. The General Manager, Design and Construction, TCN, Mr. Mike Ezeudenna, said the software would also help in the accurate evacuation of power by the company.…

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