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Teledyne releases Klein side-scan/bathymetry module

Jan 23, 2017

Teledyne Gavia, manufacturer of the Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), has released a side scan/bathymetry module that incorporates US-based Klein Marine Systems’ UUV-3500 high-resolution side scan sonar with optional bathymetry sonar…

Webtool develops resettable ED cutter

Jan 23, 2017

Hydraulic cutting systems specialist, Webtool, announces a resettable emergency disconnect (ED) cutter for light and medium subsea well intervention. As an integral part of either a workover tool or dedicated emergency disconnect package…

Viper develops V-SUPPLY power module

Jan 20, 2017

Viper Subsea has added to its product portfolio with the introduction of V-SUPPLY, a topsides electrical power module, which as well as providing a source of electrical power to subsea equipment, incorporates monitoring technology. The…

ACE Winches gets Prelude spooling contract

Jan 11, 2017

ACE Winches, a deck machinery specialist, has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. The contract will be the first time ACE Winches’ 500-tonne reel drive system is used…

SMD completes 6000m Curvetech testing

Jan 10, 2017

Following the award of an order from Shanghai Salvage for a 6000m Quasar Work Class ROV (remotely operated vehicle), SMD engineers have successfully completed work on the associated Curvetech subsea components to assure maximum working depth up to 6000m…

Exxon develops cMIST dehydration technology

Jan 06, 2017

ExxonMobil has developed cMIST, a technology which dehydrates natural gas using a patented absorption system inside pipes and replaces the need for conventional dehydration tower technology. This inline technology could be deployed at both…

Forum completes 350th RT torque machine delivery

Jan 05, 2017

Forum Energy Technologies has designed, manufactured, tested and delivered its 350th rotational torque (RT) torque machine to TAM International, a downhole inflatable packer provider. The torque machine, or bucking unit as it is commonly referred…

Lamprell delivers NDC Al Gharbia jackup

Dec 22, 2016

Lamprell completed the construction on the jackup drilling rig, Al Gharbia, and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC). Completion and delivery of the jackup rig, on time and on budget, was marked at an inauguration ceremony…

Saipem completes Innovator 2.0 sea trials

Dec 21, 2016

Saipem has successfully completed sea trials of its new remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the Innovator 2.0, and has obtained a declaration of compliance with Norsok U102 standards, as well as DNV GL certification.   Innovator 2.0, a…

Seatools adds to compensator range

Dec 21, 2016

Seatools, a Dutch subsea technology company, introduced their new subsea hydraulic compensator range: the Advanced series. This subsea compensator range, based on the preceding Hyco range, is designed for improved robustness, durability, and standardization…

Penspen, Crestech form Nigerian alliance

Dec 20, 2016

Penspen, a provider of engineering and project management services to the energy industry, has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Nigerian engineering firm Crestech. The partnership will enable the two businesses to provide engineering…

Culzean capex lowered

Dec 13, 2016

Investment costs for the Culzean project are now forecasted to be around US$4 billion, a reduction of about $500 million on the estimate at project sanction, said Gretchen Watkins, CEO, Maersk Oil at the Maersk Group Capital Markets Day in Copenhagen…

Wood Group, HFG sign NCS MOU

Dec 06, 2016

Wood Group and Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for joint efforts to offer wellhead platform development, from design to installation, hook-up and commissioning, to clients on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)…

Salunda develops hand-help MudChecker

Dec 06, 2016

Salunda Ltd. has designed its latest hand-held technology to provide rapid and consistent analysis of mud properties during drilling and completion of oil and gas wells. Offering an alternative to conventional retort and titration testing…

CGG releases HampsonRussell update

Dec 01, 2016

CGG GeoSoftware has released a new version of its HampsonRussell reservoir characterization software, with new features for attribute extraction and prediction along horizontal wells, as well as upgraded geostatistical mapping capabilities…

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