Offshore Inspection, Repair, & Maintenance News


Equinor Dishes Inspection Contracts

Nov 15, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor said on Friday it has chosen suppliers for inspection services on all its offshore installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and onshore plants in Norway.The frame agreements, which Equinor said are scheduled to be signed shortly…

3sun Bags Vattenfall Contract

Nov 13, 2019

UK-based wind energy installation and maintenance company 3sun Group has won Vattenfall  contract to carry out statutory inspections across its offshore and onshore wind farms in five countries.The deal, which will result in the creation of up to 30 new jobs…

i-Tech 7 Performs UWILD for Borr Drilling

Nov 13, 2019

Subsea 7’s life of field business unit i-Tech 7 reports it has completed an underwater inspection in lieu of dry-docking (UWILD) project for Borr Drilling in the North Sea.Borr Drilling required a hull inspection for its Paragon MSS-1 mid-water semi-submersible…

Steps Toward Freedom

Oct 29, 2019

Steffan Lindsø, Director of Emerging Technology, Europe, at Oceaneering, discusses resident subsea systems and why uptake today looks more likely than in the 2000s.What was missing in the early 2000s?The primary missing component for this to make any operational sense has been communications…

Residency in Waiting

Oct 29, 2019

It’s long been a vision to have underwater vehicles able to support subsea operations without reliance on a surface vessel. We’re closer to this vision than ever before, but what’s new that wasn’t in place before to make this happen?Earlier…

Predictive Maintenance

Oct 25, 2019

Asset managers leveraging advanced sensor technologies, vast pools of stored and processed data, and real-time analytics are able to foresee—and prevent—costly component failures.A recent report from Lloyd’s Register points out that predictive…

BP to Shut West Chirag Platform for Maintenance

Oct 11, 2019

BP said on Friday it would shut down its West Chirag platform in Azerbaijan for 15 days starting on Oct. 15 for planned maintenance.'In accordance with the plan, production from the West Chirag platform will be suspended on 15 October for about 15 days to enable efficient maintenance…

Buzzard Oilfield Shutdown for Repair Work

Oct 04, 2019

China's CNOOC shut down the 150,000 barrel per day Buzzard oilfield in the British North Sea to repair pipework on the platform, a spokesman said on Friday.Buzzard plays a role in global oil pricing as it is the main contributor to the Forties crude stream…

It’s Only Just the Start for Subsea Drones

Oct 03, 2019

The starting gun on a subsea space race has now officially been fired with the first ever award of a contract that includes services from a subsea resident drone.But, what is less known is that the award, made by Equinor to Saipem for operations on the Njord field…

Subsea IMR Moves Robotic

Oct 02, 2019

Unmanned maritime systems (UMS), especially autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), are no stranger to commercial applications. Survey of the seafloor by AUVs and subsequently unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) is now an accepted practice. UMS technology is moving into new commercial domains…

Montara Umbilical Cables Replaced

Sep 26, 2019

Independent oil and gas company Jadestone Energy said replacement subsea umbilical cables have been installed at the Montara complex, offshore Australia.The project to replace the umbilical cables, which provide electrical power and control signals to the Montara complex subsea well-heads…

Tracerco Scores Subsea Inspection Work

Sep 24, 2019

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, reports it has recently been awarded seven subsea inspection projects to provide flow assurance and asset integrity data on a variety of pipelines, flowlines and risers in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and Offshore West Africa…

BP Mooring Inspection Campaign Completed in Angola

Sep 23, 2019

Underwater inspection provider Welaptega has used its optical chain measurement system (CMS), complete with new automated edge tracking software, to execute a subsea mooring inspection campaign for BP offshore Angola.  The project saw Welaptega…

Connector Subsea Solutions Acquires MORGRIP

Sep 16, 2019

Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS), headquartered in Bergen, Norway, said it has signed an agreement to acquire Hydratight’s MORGRIP Connector business in Walsall, UK.The MORGRIP Connector business will become an integral part of CSS’ extensive…

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