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Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Fighting wellhead fatigue

Jerry Lee examines Trendsetter Engineering’s Tether BOP system, which aims to curb fatigue and improve wellhead performance. Close-up of a…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Wireless wells 

For the first time, wireless technology has been used downhole on a subsea well. John Sheehan speaks with FMC Technologies…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Thursday, 24 November 2016 04:22

EU clears way for FMC, Technip merger

FMC Technologies and Technip been cleared by the European Commission to go ahead with a merger. The firms are set…
Monday, 21 November 2016 04:06

Flash Tekk pick Saab's Panther XT Plus ROV

Flash Tekk Engineering has chosen the Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV as a key diving support vessel resource. Flash…
James Fisher Subsea (JF Subsea), a division of James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), has reduced inspection downtime to 2% for…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 04:19

Bibby completes Shell contract, wins a second

Subsea services firm Bibby Offshore has completed one contract and has started a second for Shell on the major's Corrib…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 03:20

SAE nets ocean bottom contract

Houston-headquartered SAExploration has won a ca.US$35 million contract to provide a 3D deepwater ocean-bottom marine project in West Africa. SAE…
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 07:07

M² Subsea acquire 32 ROVs

A recently formed subsea services business has secured private equity investment in order to buy a fleet of 32 remotely…
Oceaneering International is expanding its presence for autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) survey services to the West African region. Oceaneering currently…
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Underwater autonomy

There’s potential for growth in the AUV market. However, operators and manufacturers will need to clearly demonstrate the benefits of…
Published in OE: 2016 / October
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

ROV in residence

Elaine Maslin details Statoil’s journey towards the resident ROV – using an existing ROV design. The Merlin UCV. Photo from…
Published in OE: 2016 / October
Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00

Keeping up with Arctic regulations

Jerry Lee looks into Arctic-rated safety equipment that seeks to make it eaiser to comply with regulations around the globe.…
Published in OE: 2016 / October
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:36

Fugro track base used at Rampion

A development by Fugro for its work class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) has been utilized successfully in cable lay touchdown…
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 03:28

Akastor, Mitsui form 50/50 JV

Norwegian oil service firm Akastor has agreed to form a joint venture with Mitsui and its subsidiary AKOFS Offshore. The…
Friday, 16 September 2016 09:06

Maersk in Janice decom

Maersk Oil UK has awarded fellow company Maersk Supply Service to provide decommissioning services for the Janice field in the…