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Top Oil Traders Offer Bespoke Blends at Sea

Posted by PortVision on Jul 25, 2017 6:07:00 AM

“Bespoke.” The term has been around awhile, but in recent years it’s gained popularity as a way of conveying the idea of something made-to-order for a specific customer. In the world of fashion, a bespoke suit is a suit cut and sewn to the exact measurements of the buyer. Or in the everyday world of lunchtime options, a bespoke sandwich might combine any number of toppings and condiments.

With that example in mind, it might even be said that some of today’s biggest oil traders have created a kind of “Sandwich Shop at Sea”. When it comes to the blends they’ve made it their business to mix-and-match for the niche needs of their customers.

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Navigating Safely Around Underwater Pipelines

Posted by PortVision on Jul 20, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article was written by Ed Landgraf, chairman of Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO), for Maritime Executive.

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Natural Gas Boom Likely to Compound Congestion at Ports in Gulf

Posted by PortVision on Jul 18, 2017 1:04:08 PM

With the increase in America’s production and export of natural gas, some industry experts warn of bigger traffic jams among tankers at the busiest ports in the Gulf. The congestion is not exactly on par with an LA freeway at rush hour, but sizable enough to cause costly delays.

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UAS Programs Take off in Growing Range of High-Value Oil and Gas Applications

Posted by PortVision on Jul 13, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article was written by Oceaneering's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Manager, Todd Chase. It originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Pipeline Oil & Gas Magazine. You can view the original HERE.

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Port Bans by Its Neighbors Isolate Qatar, Impact Shipping and Trade

Posted by PortVision on Jul 11, 2017 6:07:00 AM

The story might sound, at first, a bit like David vs. Goliath: The little country of Qatar, one of the smallest oil producers in the Middle East, is currently locked in a diplomatic conflict with two of OPEC’s largest oil producers—Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)—and their cohorts in the area, Bahrain and Egypt. But instead of wielding a slingshot, this “David,” according to its adversaries, is more likely to carry a bomb-filled backpack.

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Lower Costs, Less Congestion Lure Companies away from Houston Ship Channel

Posted by PortVision on Jun 27, 2017 6:07:00 AM

The multi-billion dollar investments currently being made in and near smaller ports along the Gulf Coast by some of the largest energy companies in the country are part of the long history of ports in the area.

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Will OPEC’s extension of production cuts lead to higher oil prices?

Posted by PortVision on Jun 13, 2017 6:07:00 AM

In Vienna on May 25, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies — including Russia — agreed to extend their cutbacks in oil production in hopes of addressing the glut of oil that’s been keeping down the price-per-barrel.

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Collaborative Intelligent Monitoring to Protect Offshore Assets

Posted by PortVision on Jun 8, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared at www.marinemec.com. Jason Tieman, our Director of Maritime Operations was interviewed by Martyn Wingrove. You can read the article in its entirety here.

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Floating LNG Facilities Making Waves as Energy Solution

Posted by PortVision on Jun 6, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Up until now, an estimated 60% of the world’s supply of natural gas has been locked in hard-to-reach places, like the ocean floor. With Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) projects, that’s no longer the case. These revolutionary facilitiestechnological marvels built to process, on site, natural gas trapped under the sea and far from shore—open up gas fields once thought of as logistically and economically unfeasible to monetize.

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Iraq Responds to Cutbacks in Crude with a Surge in Fuel-Oil Exports

Posted by PortVision on May 31, 2017 6:07:00 AM

According to industry sources, Iraq has increased its oil exports this year, in spite of the fact that, like fellow OPEC members and other oil-producing countries, it agreed late last year to cut crude production for the first six months of 2017 in an effort to stop the slide of prices.

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