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Subsea 7 Engineering Conversion Program brings experienced engineers to oil and gas

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8/20/2019 ABERDEEN – Subsea 7 is continuing its Engineering Conversion Program, based in Aberdeen, to help experienced engineers from civil engineering and military roles to transfer skills and build new careers in the subsea oil and gas industry. Operating since 2005, the conversion program provides an introduction to subsea engineering generally, and Subsea 7 activities Read More

Indian spacecraft carrying moon rover successfully enters lunar orbit – space agency

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India has successfully placed its rover-carrying spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 into lunar orbit, clearing one of the final hurdles for the Vikram lander’s historic touchdown on the unexplored southern pole of the Moon. Because of the great risks associated with the feat, the highly sophisticated maneuvering required some great engineering skills and precise calculations from the Indian Read More

U.S. tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it. FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Alphabet Inc’s Read More

2019 World Oil Awards finalists announced

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8/19/2019 World Oil and Gulf Energy Information are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 World Oil Awards. For 18 years, these prestigious awards have recognized and honored the upstream energy industry’s leading innovators and innovations and recognized step changes in technology that have made a lasting impact. Best Completions Technology Award FloFuse – Read More

Refinery news roundup: Autumn turnarounds set to start in Europe

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London — Planned refinery turnarounds in Europe have been building up, with several sites planning works in September. Meanwhile, news has focused on quarterly results. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Total said that its H1 and Q2 refinery runs were down as a result of “the Read More

One-hit wonder? Revolutionary CRISPR machine can edit hundreds of genes at once

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The revolutionary CRISPR gene editing machine has undergone an incredible upgrade to edit “dozens or even hundreds of genes” at once, allowing scientists to reprogram entire gene networks in one fell swoop. Previously, in the best case scenario, the CRISPR-Cas technique could only modify a handful of genes simultaneously and usually it could only manage Read More

Cathay Pacific’s new boss puts emphasis on safety and security

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HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Cathay Pacific Ltd (0293.HK) needs to focus on safety and security, its customers and the completion of a three-year financial turnaround plan, the airline’s new chief executive told staff on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A plane flies behind a new Cathay Pacific Airways Airbus A350 after being received by the airline at Read More

Petrofac and SOCAR JV secures Caspian engineering and technical services contract

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8/19/2019 BAKU – Petrofac, in a joint venture with the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), has secured an Engineering and Technical Services contract to support Total and SOCAR’s Exploration & Production activities in Azerbaijan. The 12-month contract, with option to extend, will support activity in the Absheron natural gas field, located Read More

Iran warns US against recapturing oil tanker as it leaves Gibraltar

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An Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar early last month left the British territory and was headed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday. Tehran warned any attempt by the US to seize the Adrian Darya 1 again would be met with “heavy consequences”. The vessel, previously known as the Grace 1, left anchorage off Read More