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  • Local O&G Worker
    September 18, 2013 - 11:14

    Probably Subsea 7 didn't give Sea-Force the job because their owner Jim Hynes still works for Technip who is their biggest competitor...just my view.

  • Chris
    September 08, 2013 - 07:39

    Just a quick google search of Mr. Hynes brings up a video from CNIB regarding his Vision loss. It also states in this video from 2009 and the transcript that he works with Technip Canada as logistics coordinator. I am assuming that with 2 or 3 vessels in canada, one of them being a DSV that the stand by contract is awarded to Technip, Canada. As he is/was an employee of Technip is this the reason the current contract was awarded to Seaforce Hyperbaric. and he sees it as an opportunity to make a competitor look bad in the media with out stating all the facts? Maybe before the government funded this system they should have consulted the companies which would use it to ensure it meets all the required elements.

  • MJ
    September 06, 2013 - 09:08

    As a person who works in the oil industry locally, the CNLOPB, will do absolutly nothing about this, as they have done in the past and I know this from experience. Why you may ask, well the next job for the these board members will be with some oil company or oil service company that pays big money. So why would they want to upset the guys who are going to offer them thier next big job or a big contract. Just look at where the last chairman they had is too. Small newfoundland companies get nothing and I think it is a big problem that our goverment should do something about, but no chances are, the contract will go to some big company in Houston and the local guy will just have to close up shop. It is sad because we are not growing our industry one bit, we need a Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board to fix this a board, that will look out for the interests of Newfoundland oil services companies.