Offshore Design


American Offshore Energy Launches Novel Floating Wind Turbine Design

Nov 18, 2022

American Offshore Energy (AOE) has this week announced novel patents in the floating wind turbine industry including a vertical axis wind turbine which, the company says, can be deployed quickly, and even submerged in the wake of a hurricane…

Wood to Deliver Design for Salamander Floating Wind Project in Scotland

Aug 02, 2022

Engineering firm Wood said it has been awarded the Principal Designer and Pre-FEED scope for Salamander, the 100MW floating wind farm development located 35km off Peterhead in the East Coast of Scotland.The Salamander project, a joint venture between Simply Blue Group…

Aker Solutions Wins Contract to Build Shell's Jackdaw Platform

Aug 02, 2022

Norwegian engineering firm Aker Solutions said on Tuesday it has won a contract from Shell to build an offshore platform for Britain's Jackdaw gas field.The offshore field about 250 kilometers east of Aberdeen is expected to account for over…

Increasing Accuracy and Efficiency with Data-Rich 3D Models During Construction of the Platforms of Johan Sverdrup

Oct 27, 2021

The design and construction of offshore oil and gas platforms are both complex and unique, requiring incredible precision and close collaboration between all parties. For this reason, 3D models play an important role in the lifecycle of offshore oil platforms…

Digitalization: Designing with a Digital Twin

Oct 20, 2021

According to Oil & Gas UK’s latest Tech Insights report, data and digital solutions are finally becoming an integral part of the asset lifecycle. One of the largest areas where they’re applied is facilities management, but what about the design phase…

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…

Calculating Opex: Data Paints a Bigger Picture

Jan 29, 2020

For any new offshore oil and gas project, calculating costs is key. Operators must assess both up-front capital expenditure (capex) as well as expected ongoing operational expenditure (opex) over the life of the project and weigh these figures…

First Deck Complete on Johan Sverdrup P2

Dec 23, 2019

Aibel Thailand, which is building the Main Support Frame (MSF) module for Johan Sverdrup’s P2 process platform, said it has completion of the first deck at the company’s yard in Laem Chabang.In November, the project reached a major milestone…

BP Awards Cypre FEED to Aker Solutions

Dec 10, 2019

Aker Solutions said it has secured a contract to support the development of BP’s Cypre project, offshore Trinidad and Tobago.The contract will see Aker Solutions deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the first platform in a potential…

SBM Orders Two More Fast4Ward Hulls

Dec 05, 2019

SBM Offshore announced it has signed contracts with Chinese shipyards for the construction of the company’s fourth and fifth hulls under its purchase program for Fast4Ward newbuild multipurpose floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) hulls…

IKM Wins Johan Sverdrup 2 Contract

Nov 15, 2019

Equinor has awarded the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Pipeline and Umbillical Detail Engineering contract to IKM Ocean Design. The contract is a continuation of IKM Ocean Design’s long term involvement in the Johan Sverdrup project, where the company…

Subsea Digital Alliance Launched

Nov 13, 2019

Showcasing Norwegian digital solutions, the Subsea Digital Alliance has been launched to bring smart cloud collaboration to the energy industry.As digital strategists in the oil and gas sector see the opportunity to leverage new projects to introduce new…

DNV GL to Class Bay du Nord FPSO

Oct 28, 2019

Norwegian-based DNV GL said it has been selected as Equinor's certifying authority and classification society for Bay du Nord  project, offshore Atlantic Canada.Located approximately 480 kilometers northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador…

Doubling Down on Digital

Oct 23, 2019

Companies successful in reducing their capex and opex costs in the real world often do so by taking advantage of the digital world.There’s a reason terms like big data, digitalization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the digital…

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