Popular news, October 13 – 19, 2014

Here is a list of the Offshore Energy Today articles you read the most this past week.

An article about how and why size matters when flying in an offshore helicopter in UK was the most popular.

You also read about an oil company firing two top execs for accepting unauthorized payments; Statoil losing CEO to BG Group; Door preventing crew from leaving helicopter,  Huge jack-up in Stavanger; KBG, Hyundai in FLNG deal…


Flying offshore in UK? Size matters


Helicopter passengers will be measured by the width of their shoulders and those whose shoulder width is 22″ or greater will be classed as Extra Broad (XBR).


Afren fires CEO, COO for accepting unauthorised payments


Oil and gas exploration and production company Afren has terminated contracts with its Chief Executive Officer Osman Shahenshah and its Chief Operating Officer Shahid Ullah for gross misconduct.


KBR, Daewoo win Eni FLNG FEED


The KD Consortium, consisting of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company, Ltd, has been awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) contract by Eni East Africa SpA for a floating liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility for the Coral South Development Project located in Mozambique.


Stubborn doors prevent crew transfer in North Sea


A helicopter carrying offshore crew has returned to its base in Aberdeen from a platform in the North Sea after its passenger doors would not open.


Statoil’s CEO Helge Lund resigns after 10 years in position


Helge Lund has chosen to leave Statoil to take up the position as CEO of BG Group.


Greenpeace boards Eni’s Prezioso platform (Gallery)


Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior have boarded the Prezioso offshore oil platform operated by the Italian oil company ENI in the Sicilian Channel.


Maersk Drilling’s giant rig XLE-2 finally in Stavanger


Loaded on a 223 meters long heavy-lift transportation vessel, the Hawk, the ultra-harsh environment rig XLE 2 arrived in Stavanger

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