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Nord Stream 2 Pipelay Starts Offshore Denmark
Monday, January 25, 2021Russian pipelaying vessel Fortuna has started working US sanctions.

Gazprom Sets Date to Resume Nord Stream 2 Pipelay
Monday, November 30, 2020Russia can probably get around the latest US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 and complete the controversial pipeline, according to industry executives and analysts.

DNV Wins Verification Services Contract with Wintershall
Thursday, January 29, 2015Technical services firm DNV is selected by Wintershall Norge to supply verification services for the SURF part of the Marian field development project in the Norwegian Sea.

DNV GL Merger Gets Clearance from Competition Authorities
Thursday, September 12, 2013Det Norske Veritas announces that competition authorities in South Korea, the United States, the European Union and China have cleared its merger with Germanischer Lloyd to form DNV GL.

DNV Breaks Ground for New Laboratory in Singapore
Monday, July 01, 2013Det Norske Veritas breaks ground for a new laboratory in Singapore to provide testing capabilities for ships and deepwater oil and gas sectors.

DNV Welcomes New UK Head
Monday, March 18, 2013DNV appoints new Head of UK Advisory Services to oversee a further growth in the oil and gas sector, drawing on a diverse and experienced pool of consultants.

DNV Inks Contract for LLOG's Delta House FPS
Wednesday, February 27, 2013DNV will provide classification and certification services for LLOG's planned Delta House FPS.

DNV, GL Unveil Merger Plans
Thursday, December 20, 2012DNV has signed an agreement to merge with GL Group, a deal that will create one of the world's leading ship classification societies.

Graduate Focus for North Sea Oil and Gas Firms
Tuesday, December 04, 2012TAQA Bratani is planning to launch a graduate development program in 2014 while looking to recruit 100 experienced staff for its North Sea operation during the next year.

DNV Launches New Deep-Water Pipeline Concept
Friday, January 20, 2012DNV has developed a new pipeline concept, called X-Stream, that can significantly reduce the cost of a deep- and ultra-deepwater gas pipeline while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime.

DNV Unveils Deepwater Technology Centre
Tuesday, January 10, 2012DNV has launched a Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore.

DNV Establishes Deepwater Technology Center in Singapore
Monday, January 09, 2012DNV has launched a Deepwater Technology Center in Singapore.

US Investigators: Trapped Piece of Drill Pipe Prevented Sealing of BP Well
Wednesday, March 23, 2011A piece of drill pipe trapped inside the Deepwater Horizon's BOP kept the device from averting last year's massive oil spill in the GOM, said U.S. investigators.

Kenneth Vareide is Passionate for DNV
Friday, February 25, 2011"If you don't have passion, work is going to be hard," DNV's Director of Operations Kenneth Vareide says.

DNV Releases New Class Notation
Tuesday, May 18, 2010DNV has released a new class notation for Integrated Software Dependent Systems (ISDS).

DNV Unveils Breakthrough CO2 Storage Guideline
Tuesday, April 06, 2010DNV and the energy industry, with valuable contribution from government agencies, have developed the world's most comprehensive guideline for safe and sustainable geological storage of CO2.

DNV Approves Nautilus Rigging's Lifting Hooks Range
Wednesday, March 17, 2010Nautilus Rigging has secured key type approval for the company's groundbreaking lifting hooks range.

DNV Certifies 100,000th Offshore Container
Wednesday, March 03, 2010First launched in 1989, DNV's Certification 2.7-1 for Offshore Containers has become the industry standard.

DNV Sets Up Offshore Committee in China
Monday, January 18, 2010The DNV Offshore Committee, led by Zhou Shouwei, Vice General Manager of CNOOC and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is the first of its kind to be organized by a classification society in China.

Russia, Norway Zero In on Offshore Activities in Barents Sea
Friday, December 18, 2009The Barents 2020 cooperation project on safeguarding petroleum activities in the Barents Sea was concluded today at a conference in Moscow.

DNV Gives Thumbs Up for Hoegh's Unique LNG FPSO Concept
Friday, December 11, 2009After completing an extensive front-end engineering design project, Hegh LNG received Approval in Principle from DNV for its unique LNG FPSO concept.

SOF CONSEIL Joins Norway's Det Norske Veritas
Thursday, December 03, 2009"The French energy cluster is becoming increasingly important in several of DNV's targeted markets and with this strategic move, DNV is positioning itself close to the headquarters of leading energy companies," said Remi Eriksen.

DNV Wins Classification of Petrobras FPSO P-62
Friday, October 09, 2009DNV and Petrobras have signed a contract for the classification of the FPSO, P-62, which will operate in Module 4 of the Roncador Field in Brazil's Campos Basin.

DNV Appoints New Regional Manager for Maritime, Offshore Americas
Tuesday, September 29, 2009DNV has appointed Kenneth Vareide as the new regional manager responsible for maritime and offshore class operations in North and South America.

DNV Classes World's First Circular Ultra-Deepwater Rig
Tuesday, July 07, 2009The first circular drilling rig prepared for drilling at a water depth of almost 4,200 meters was named at COSCO Shipyard Group's Qidong Shipyard on June 28.

DNV Gives Thumbs Up for Hoegh's LNG FPSO Project
Tuesday, June 09, 2009Hegh LNG received the Approval In Principle from Det Norske Veritas for its LNG FPSO project, including a reconfigured membrane containment system.

DNV, Gassco Team Up to Revolutionize Gas Pipeline Checks
Friday, May 29, 2009Det Norske Veritas has joined with Gassco to develop a new acoustic inspection method which allows the internal and external status of gas pipelines to be accurately characterized.

Developing Best Practices for Arctic Offshore Structures
Wednesday, May 06, 2009In order to improve existing industry guidelines for the safe design of both fixed and floating structures in Arctic offshore regions, DNV is kicking off a new joint industry project.

ZADCO's Bravo First Oil Terminal Classed in Middle East
Tuesday, March 31, 2009ZADCO's Bravo is the first oil loading terminal to be classed in the Middle East and will be offloading crude oil from the Zirku field northwest of Abu Dhabi.

Tri Drill Earns NDT Certification for Offshore Equipment
Thursday, February 05, 2009Tri Drill recently earned certification from Det Norske Veritas to perform Non Destructive Testing on offshore drilling rigs and drilling components.

West Alpha Semisub Tapped for North Sea Exploration Drilling
Thursday, January 08, 2009StatoilHydro has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling of the wells 30/3-10S and sidetrack 30/3-10A with the West Alpha semisub.

COSL Completes Main Body Construction for COSLPioneer Semisub
Monday, November 24, 2008COSL successfully assembled the deck module to the ship hull of its semisubmersible rig COSLPioneer.

DNV Establishes Global Risk Center in Hyderabad for O&G Industry
Tuesday, November 11, 2008Located in Hyderabad, the DNV Global Risk Centre was established to meet a global demand for risk based asset management services, and will consist of 60 consultants aiming to mitigate the increasing number of major incidents in the O&G industry.

Norway Takes Reigns to Provide Next Generation Integrated Operations
Tuesday, August 26, 2008Major Norwegian stakeholders are now joining forces to develop a digital platform which manages the risks and optimization of next generation integrated operations for operating safely and sustainably in remote, hazardous areas.

DNV, Petrobras Ink CVA For First FPSO In GOM
Thursday, April 10, 2008The FPSO will be installed on the Chinook and Cascade fields at the beginning of 2010, with production commencing in the first quarter of 2010.

Guangzhou Shipyard, DNV Partner for Heavy Lift Job
Wednesday, November 28, 2007Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has selected DNV as a key partner to classify a pair of innovative large semi-submersible heavy lift newbuildings.

DNV and COSCO Shipyard Group Sign Strategic Agreement
Tuesday, November 06, 2007DNV and COSCO Shipyard Group signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement at the World Shipping (China) Summit 2007, marking the cooperation between COSCO and DNV have entered into a new phase.

Fjord Conversion Update
Monday, October 22, 2007Fairmount Heavy Transport informs the market that progress on the Fjord conversion is nearing completion.

DNV Sees Need for Industry Artic Pipeline Standards
Tuesday, September 04, 2007DNV is inviting the industry to a Joint Industry Project, which will establish a common practice to address pipeline design challenges.

DNV Heading Project to Harmonize Industry Standards for the Barents Sea
Monday, August 27, 2007The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has invited Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to head up a project of harmonizing industry standards for health, safety and the environment for the Barents Sea.

Suez Gears Up for Neptune LNG Construction
Friday, August 10, 2007Suez LNG NA has received all necessary permits from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to begin construction of the buoy system and pipeline connection for the Neptune Deepwater Port facility.

DNV: Thanks to Seismic Demand, Class Requests Up Tenfold
Wednesday, June 13, 2007The booming global economy and high oil price have led to strong demand for seismographic ships. DNV is experiencing a tenfold increase in classification requests compared to previous years.

DNV Staying Busy in China
Thursday, June 07, 2007The world's biggest floating production storage offloading unit (FPSO) is being built at Shanghai Waigaoqiao to DNV rules and is an important example of offshore competency.

Steel Production Begins for New Odfjell Semisub
Wednesday, May 30, 2007Odfjell Drilling announced a milestone achievement in Deepsea Atlantic project. The first steel milestone for rig No. 1, Deepsea Atlantic, was reached in line with plan, confirming the project being on schedule.

DNV, Partners Pursue Ship Design 'Powerhouse'
Friday, May 11, 2007Aker Yards, Rolls Royce Marine and DNV are joining forces with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

DNV Seeks Industry Input for Integrity Management RP
Wednesday, May 02, 2007Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is preparing a new Recommended Practice for offshore pipeline integrity management and invites upstream producers and pipeline operators to participate in this Joint Industry Project.

DNV Unveils New Class Notation for Well Intervention Equipment
Wednesday, May 02, 2007To meet the current trend of dedicated well intervention vessels, Det Norske Veritas (DNV: has established a new class notation for well intervention equipment: "WELL."

DNV: Survey Finds Strong Support for CO2 Capture and Storage Tech
Tuesday, May 01, 2007A new survey of over 500 key energy decision makers from across Europe has found a strong appetite for the development of CO2 capture and storage technologies in Europe.

New Deals Boost Duffy and McGovern in SE Asia, Australia
Tuesday, April 17, 2007Duffy and McGovern has secured three new deals in Australia and China, boosting its order book in Southeast Asia and Australasia by more than £100,000 (US$197,000).

DNV Wins Nod for OCS Unit Plan Reviews, Inspections
Friday, February 09, 2007The US Coast Guard has authorized DNV to carry out plan reviews and inspections on its behalf of all types of offshore units that are operating on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), regardless of flag.