Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
Pacific (stylized as pacific) is the second studio album by Japanese musical group NEWS, released on November 7, 2007. The album reached the number one position on the Oricon Daily Album Chart and Oricon Weekly Album Chart. Four singles have been released from this album. The limited edition includes a 74-page photobook, while the regular edition comes with an 18-page booklet and 2 bonus tracks. It was released simultaneously with the single "Weeeek."
Tie-ups and theme songs
"Teppen" was used as the theme song to Fuji TV's coverage of the Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix 2005.
Pacific is primarily a complete course with techniques, tips and tools applicable to learning how to become a leader. The contribution of the secrets on leadership of over 200 leading executives and CEOs (whom we interviewed) as well as Gamelearn's 15 years of experience in corporate training guarantee Pacific's theoretical approach, which is based on six key notions:
Providing meaning to teamwork
Building a team to face synergies
The correct delegation of tasks
Feedback and coaching to boost teams
Gamelearn's developers decided to set the story in an environment of survival and cooperation: a group of people that are lost on an island in the Pacific. A favorable setting to explain the benefits of teamwork and staying motivated.
Two of the richest families in shipping are joining forces on a newly rebranded offshore wind installation vehicle ... The company owns and operates two offshore jack-up wind farm installation vessels, PacificOrca and Pacific Osprey ... Andreas Beroutsos, a senior executive at BW, commented last month.
DURBAN - Santova’s shares surged 15percent on the JSE yesterday after it reported double-digit growth in earnings for the six months to the end of August, boosted by the diversification of its operations ... Earnings from the group’s offshore operations grew 44.5percent, with strong contributions from the UK, the AsiaPacific and European regions.
... and tangible improvements in operational efficiency, team productivity, data accuracy and customs compliance ... With operations across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, DDC's 7000-strong staff deliver services in multiple languages with ahead-of-the-curve industry standards.
Offshore vessel operatorSwirePacific Offshore (SPO) is looking to stack nearly 40% of its fleet as business conditions in the offshore industry continue to deteriorate ... the offshore oil and gas industry.
... and components used in the offshore energy industry. It operates throughout AsiaPacific and the Middle East ... They will work alongside a comprehensive stock of Crosby rigging hardware as the company delivers services related to offshore operations, onshore support and training.
Danish offshore wind specialist Ørsted has signed a 15-year charter contract with Ta San Shang Marine, a joint venture of Taiwan’s Ta Tong Marine Group (TTM) and Japan’s MOL, which will see the construction of the first-ever Taiwan-flagged service operation vessel (SOV).
The vessel, whose operations would help ensure the reliability and availability of wind turbines, is to provide a high standard of comfort and safety for its crew and offshore technicians, Orsted head of Asia-Pacific operations Andreas Munk-Janson said in a statement.
Its achievements have been driven by strategic location in the heart of the SouthPacific and offering a cost-competitive location for investors intending to set up offshore operations for the manufacture of advanced technological products for regional and international markets ... You helm a diplomatic group for nations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Singapore-based offshore owner SwirePacificOffshore (SPO) has confirmed reports that 2002-built anchor handling tug supply vessel Pacific Warden was attacked by pirates offshore Equatorial Guinea. The vessel was supporting offshore field operations in Equatorial Guinea ...