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Subsea Tech: Taking 3D Printing to the Seabed

Aug 04, 2021

Underwater pipeline repair is an unavoidable and also fairly intensive activity within the offshore industry. There’s a lot of it on the seabed, some of it is old and/or subject to corrosive substances and even damage by anchor or trawler gear. Until now, its repair is largely through installing clamps over specific defects or cutting out and then welding in new sections, when there are multiple defects or a more extensive issue…

GE, Partners Building World’s Largest 3D Printer for Offshore Wind

Sep 16, 2021

GE Renewable Energy said Thursday it has partnered up with Fraunhofer IGCV and voxeljet AG in a research to develop the world’s largest 3D printer for offshore wind applications in order to speed up the production of key components of GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine…

Huisman Scales Up 3D Printing

Jul 13, 2021

Cranes manufacturer Huisman said it has successfully tested four new 3D printed 350mt crane hooks under the supervision of the independent certification authority Lloyd's Register.The hooks are approx. 170 by 130cm in size, almost nine times larger than the first Huisman 3D printed crane hook…

Subsea 3D Printing Tech Targeted for 2022

Jun 01, 2021

Norwegian robotics company Kongsberg Ferrotech has joined forces with Equinor, SINTEF, and Gassco to develop 3D printing technologies for subsea equipment repair and maintenance.The company has already developed a subsea robotic system, Nautilus…

The Case for 3D Printing Downhole Tools

Oct 07, 2020

Advanced design software supports growth of additive manufacturing applications in the oil and gas industryAdditive manufacturing (AM, aka 3D printing) is beginning to impact product-development strategies in the oil and gas industry just as…

3D Printing for Offshore Wind Turbines Introduced

Dec 30, 2019

IT service provider Accucode is partnering up with RCAM Technologies, a specialist in large-scale concrete additive manufacturing, to develop large-scale, 3D printed concrete structures supporting offshore wind turbines.The partnership with Accucode comes on the heels of a grant announcement…

ION Bags 3D Multi-Client Program in Argentina

Oct 30, 2019

ION Geophysical Corporation,  the provider geophysical technology, services and solutions to the global oil and gas industry, announced a new 3D multi-client program in Argentina's Neuquén Basin.ION is nearly tripling the size of its Vaca Muerta program to 25…

PGS Releases 3D GeoStreamer Survey Data

Oct 21, 2019

Norwegian seismic services provider Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) said that beam migrated data is now available for viewing on its latest 3D GeoStreamer seismic survey over Angola blocks for the 2021 bid round.Modern imaging will unlock links between onshore and offshore presalt and postsalt plays…

SeaBird Faces Delays in Seismic Surveys

Aug 15, 2019

SeaBird Exploration, a global provider of marine 2D and 3D seismic data and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry, has estimated that its ongoing seismic surveys in West Africa and Americas will both be completed about two months later than originally planned…

EMGS Bags Offshore Namibia Work

Aug 05, 2019

Oslo-listed Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS)  has been awarded a contract from Nabirm Global LLC for a proprietary 3D CSEM survey over Block 2113A  in the Walvis Basin offshore Namibia.The program, valued at over $1 million, will cover acreage in block 2113A…

Shearwater Bags Shell Deal

Apr 12, 2019

Norwegian geoservices company Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a multi-project marine seismic 3D and 4D acquisition contract by Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell.The contract covers four separate surveys; three in the North Sea and one off the coast of Western Australia…

Naval Energies Enters 3D Realm

Feb 07, 2019

French marine contractor Naval Energies  deploys the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop new offshore floating wind turbines for wind farm projects and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) solutions to value deep water resourcesNaval Energies will use the ‘Designed for Sea’ application…

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