Quantcast

Latest Stavanger Stories

2014-08-21 08:23:20

STAVANGER, Norway, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Competentia today announced the appointment of Geir Egil Olsen as CEO of the group with effect from 22 September 2014. Geir (49), a graduate of UIS in Stavanger, holds degrees in electrical engineering, business administration and petroleum technology. He has had an international career within the oil and gas services industry, predominantly with Schlumberger, having held operational, sales and management roles in...

2014-08-20 16:20:27

HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is now connecting Houston, Texas with Stavanger, Norway through nonstop air service, a move that's expected to significantly strengthen the economic and cultural ties that already exist between two leading players within the oil and gas industry. Houston Mayor Annise Parker will be celebrating the arrival of SAS on August 22 by utilizing the new air service herself, flying to the Scandinavian region in...

2013-01-30 23:00:32

Leading U.S. Offshore Tank and Container Provider Expands International Market with Norwegian Acquisition Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Hoover Container Solutions, Inc. (“Hoover”), a leading international offshore tank and container provider headquartered in Houston, TX is pleased to announce the acquisition of Consult Supply AS (“Consult Supply”), a leading offshore container provider based in Stavanger, Norway. The expansion into the Norwegian market will...

2012-01-19 13:33:06

Youngsters in Norway today are not as fit as earlier generations, and even the best perform less well. Researchers now warn that a wave of inactivity could have a major long-term health impact. The conclusions about the physical condition of young people build on a survey of Norwegian schoolchildren´s performance in the 3 000-metre race from 1969 to 2009. Associate professors Leif Inge Tjelta and Sindre Dyrstad at the University of Stavanger (UiS) have drawn on notes kept by a...

2012-01-06 14:41:57

The probability of being killed at work is 25 times higher for a coastal fisherman than for an offshore worker, according to a study from the UiS. Seafarers also run a high risk of accidents. Fifteen people died on vessels registered in Norway during 2010, figures from the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD) show. Eight of these were fishermen. Although these statistics show that the number of work accidents went down in 2009-10, the total has remained at a high and stable level for...

Face-to-face With An Ancient Human
2011-10-21 03:29:42

A reconstruction based on the skull of Norway´s best-preserved Stone Age skeleton makes it possible to study the features of a boy who lived outside Stavanger 7,500 years ago. “It is hoped that this reconstruction is a good likeness and that, if someone who knew him in life had been presented with this restoration, they would hopefully have recognized the face”, says Jenny Barber, an MSc student at the University of Dundee in Scotland. She has scientifically rebuilt the...

2010-10-12 09:35:00

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm(TM) (www.pdgm.com), a leading provider of enterprise software solutions to the global oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, announced today its agreement with Cyviz (www.cyviz.com), a leading provider of visualization and collaboration technologies, to showcase the latest Paradigm solutions at the state of the art Cyviz Technology Center (CTC) in Stavanger, Norway, a key international hub for the...

2010-08-19 14:53:08

By combining meteorology and archaeology, scientists may discover old sea routes and mooring sites, and boost our knowledge of ancient maritime culture "Archaeology has a long-standing tradition in protecting areas on land. But unfortunately, there is little attention to cultural monuments at the sea-shore and under water," says meteorologist Marianne Nitter at the University of Stavanger's Museum of Archaeology. "These may include mooring and landing sites, jetties, boat-houses, standing...

2010-03-29 06:30:00

KOKKEDAL, Denmark, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DSD Shipping AS of Stavanger, Norway, is the latest commercial maritime operation to take advantage of the broadband access and affordable service offered by KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) via its compact TracPhone® V7 satellite communications system and the mini-VSAT Broadband(SM) service. DSD Shipping recently completed a successful trial on the Stavanger Viking and is now moving ahead with the installation of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
Related