Offshore Inspection, Repair, & Maintenance News


NKT Wraps Up UK-Ireland Interconnector Remediation Ops

May 13, 2024

Danish subsea cable and services firm NKT has completed inspection survey and remediation work on the East West HVDC interconnector that links Ireland and Great Britain.The specialized inspection and remediation work allows the owner, EirGrid Interconnector Designated Activity Company (EIDAC)…

Optimizing Cathodic Protection Survey Using Non-contact Sensors

May 08, 2024

The principle behind sacrificial anodes, which are used to safeguard underwater pipelines and structures from corrosion, is relatively straightforward. Made of alloys like aluminum, Zinc and is some cases Magnesium, the anodes are more reactive…

Sapura Energy Hooks Subsea Services Contract from Thai Oil Major Off Malaysia

Apr 29, 2024

Malaysia-based offshore services firm Sapura Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sapura Subsea Services, has secured a contract to provide subsea services for Thai oil company PTTEP’s subsidiaries in Malaysia.The contract, effective from February 21…

Sapura Energy to Provide Subsea Services for Shell Off Malaysia

Apr 04, 2024

Malaysia-based offshore services firm Sapura Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sapura Subsea Services, has secured a contract to provide subsea services for Shell’s Malaysian subsidiaries Sarawak Shell Berhad and Sabah Shell Petroleum…

Equinor Hires DeepOcean for Subsea Infrastructure and Cable Repairs

Apr 04, 2024

Equinor has awarded ocean services provider DeepOcean a frame agreement for marine services covering subsea intervention and repair contingency for subsea pipelines, structures and high voltage cables for both offshore renewables and oil and gas fields…

RTS Wind Extends Blade Maintenance Contract for Belgian Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 28, 2024

RTS Wind, a specialist service provider in the renewable energy sector, has secured a multi-year framework agreement with C-Power to continue blade maintenance at Thornton Bank wind farm in the Belgian North Sea.The award is an extension that…

Reach Subsea Partners with Agalas for New IMR/Survey Vessel

Nov 10, 2023

Reach Subsea, a Norwegian subsea services company, has signed a long-term charter contract with Agalas for a modern IMR/Survey vessel to be built in Turkey.According to Reach Subsea, to be hired on three or five-year charter, will has a low emission…

Unmanned Surface Vessel Set to Transform Subsea IMR & Offshore Survey Work

Oct 10, 2023

Subsea services company DeepOcean and the Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP have agreed to 'pioneer' the use of an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) and survey work.The first USV is planned to be ready for offshore operations from 2025…

Operators to Inspect Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline for Possible Leak

Oct 09, 2023

Preparations were underway to inspect a subsea gas pipeline connecting Finland and Estonia after a sudden drop in pressure was detected, Finnish gas system operator Gasgrid said on Monday.The Balticconnector link was shut early on Sunday on…

DOF Boosts IMR Capacity with 'Stril Explorer' Charter

Oct 06, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has chartered the Stril Explorer vessel from Simon Møkster Shipping. The charter is a bareboat with a firm duration of 3 years plus 4 annual options. Financial details were not disclosed.'The vessel will be utilized on the recently awarded PIDF project…

Petrofac Secures $100M North Sea Deal

Oct 06, 2023

Oilfield services company Petrofac has won a three-year contract extension worth more than US$100 million, in support of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK’s North Sea operations.Under the contract, Petrofac will continue providing operations and maintenance services for Repsol Sinopec in the UK North Sea…

DOF Secures Three Service Contracts with Petrobras Worth Over $260M

Sep 18, 2023

Norwegian offshore support vessel firm DOF said Monday it had won three new service contracts with the Brazilian oil firm Petrobras.'The contracts were originated by a competitive bid process won by DOF and include work within our core service lines for Survey and Inspection…

Troll A Platform Maintenance Works Taking Longer than Planned, Equinor says

Sep 12, 2023

A planned maintenance outage at Norway's Troll field, Western Europe's largest, has been extended as scheduled work is taken longer than expected, operator Equinor said on Tuesday.'The reason for the extended maintenance period at Troll A is that modification projects have taken longer than planned…

Equinor to Test Autonomous Robots for Subsea Leak Detection

Aug 29, 2023

Equinor is set to trial the use of autonomous robots for subsea leak detection services in the North Sea.The Norway-based energy company has tapped Houston's Nauticus Robotics and its Norwegian technology partner Stinger Technology for the pilot project…

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