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Oceaneering Takes a Digital Dive into 3D Simulation

Mar 13, 2020

Offshore engineering company expects to reduce mission-readiness time by 30% and training times by 20% through high fidelity, real-time 3D simulations.Houston-based Oceaneering International Inc. is a global leader in the subsea engineering and applied technology field…

Sapura Installs Hokchi Satellite Platform in Mexico

Mar 13, 2020

Malaysia’s Sapura Energy has completed the installation of a satellite platform topside offshore Mexico, as part of Hokchi Energy's Hokchi field development.In a post on social media on Friday, Sapura Energy said it successfully lifted and set down the Hokchi Satellite Platform topside…

Chevron Studies Spending, Production Cuts in Face of Oil Rout

Mar 10, 2020

Chevron said it is looking at ways to cut spending, which could lead to lower near-term oil and gas production, following the recent collapse in the oil price. The U.S. company is the first oil major to confirm it is reassessing its spending in the wake of the price collapse…

DNV GL Awards 'First of its Kind' Floating Solar Certificate

Mar 09, 2020

Global classification society DNV GL has awarded a conformity statement to Norwegian solar energy company Ocean Sun for its floating solar design methodology.The conformity statement is the first of its kind and was issued following a thorough…

Serica Resumes Production from Bruce Platform

Mar 09, 2020

London-listed Serica Energy has resumed production from its Bruce platform in the UK sector of the North Sea, following a halt in January.Production was halted on Bruce while engineering work was carried out to secure an unused caisson, which was found to be in a deteriorated condition…

Worley Lands Chirag Platform Work Off Azerbaijan

Mar 06, 2020

BP-operated Azerbaijan International Operating Co. (AIOC) has awarded Worley a contract for engineering, procurement and construction services as part of a gas lift project. Under the contract, ASX-listed oilfield services firm Worley will provide engineering…

Prysmian to Deliver Cables for French Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 05, 2020

Italian marine cable installation specialist Prysmian has won a contract worth over €150 million (around $167 million) to deliver cable systems for an offshore wind farm in France.Prysmian said Thursday the contract was awarded by Réseau de…

Lifting Stabilization Tool Advances Offshore Wind Turbine Installation

Mar 04, 2020

The wind blows steadier at sea than on land, creating more reliable energy conditions for the generation of renewable energy—a major opportunity to combat climate change without disrupting the lives of those people it will benefit the most.…

Protecting Offshore Production Innovations

Mar 04, 2020

Answers to six key questions regarding protection of offshore production innovations.Congratulations! You’ve just redesigned the subsea isolation valve control system (SSIV) that your company sells for use as part of an emergency shutdown system for an offshore production site…

Global E&C Acquires Magma

Mar 04, 2020

Oilfield engineering and construction company Global E&C has said it has acquired 100% share capital in commissioning specialists Magma.Global E&C was formed in March 2019, following the majority acquisition of Apollo by Global Energy Group…

Powering the Seabed

Mar 04, 2020

In November 2019 ABB announced the commercial availability of its new subsea power distribution and conversion technology system. Jointly developed with Equinor, Chevron and Total, the tech aims to see the majority of the world’s offshore hydrocarbon…

Cameroon: TechnipFMC Clinches Etinde FEED

Mar 04, 2020

Oilfield services giant TechnipFMC has won a front end engineering design (FEED) contract for the development of the offshore IM gas condensate field at Etinde, Cameroon. The Etinde Permit (former Block 7) lies in shallow water in the Rio del Rey Basin…

Fred. Olsen Orders Huisman Crane for Next-Gen Wind Turbines

Mar 03, 2020

Offshore wind turbine installation company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has ordered a Huisman crane for one of its jack-up units.Huisman, based in Schiedam, The Netherlands, said Monday it would supply a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane, capable of installing…

Jumbo Scores DEME Offshore Wind Contract

Mar 02, 2020

Jumbo has been awarded a contract to support DEME Offshore in its scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. Jumbo’s scope of work in the project is the provision of transportation for 165 monopiles from Rostock to Eemshaven and…

Shell's Bonga Oilfield to Undergo Maintenance

Mar 02, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell's Bonga oilfield in Nigeria will undergo maintenance in March and April, though the impact on production and exact dates are still being finalized, a spokesman said.Shell operates the offshore field via its Nigerian subsidiary SNEPCo…

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