Offshore Energy News

VIDEO: Barcode Tags Could Cut Subsea Pipeline Inspection Costs

Sep 24, 2020

A pipeline inspection solution combining subsea drones and the use of visual markers - barcodes - on the pipelines themselves could drive down the costs of subsea pipeline inspections.The solutions is being developed by tubular solutions firm Vallourec…

Canada's OFG Acquires PGS' Towed Streamer CSEM System

Sep 07, 2020

PGS, Norway-based oil and gas seismic data specialist, has signed a deal with Ocean Floor Geophysics, (OFG) under which OFG has acquired the exclusive rights to use the hardware, software and intellectual property associated with the PGS towed…

Panther Wins GOM Pipeline Inspection Deal

Sep 03, 2020

ACSM chose an electric Saab Seaeye Panther XT robotic vehicle for pipeline inspection in the Gulf of Mexico. The Panther inspected 261 pipelines totalling 2,340 km in four fields in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), at depths ranging from 15 to 130 metres…

Installation Underway for World's Longest Heated Subsea Pipeline

Sep 02, 2020

Installation is underway in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea for the world’s longest heated subsea production pipeline, oil and gas company Neptune Energy has informed.The project will see the installation of the 36-kilometer electrically…

Equinor Taps into DUG's Tech for Seismic Processing

Sep 01, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has signed a multi-year deal with supercomputer group DUG Technology, covering seismic processing and imaging technology.Under the agreement, DUG says, Equinor will replace existing third-party technology with an integrated solution using DUG McCloud…

NOC on Effect: Jackup Rig Demand at the Mercy of National Oil Companies' Playbook

Aug 26, 2020

Over the past four months we have been flooded by news of just how badly the offshore rig market has been hit during the double whammy of the Corona pandemic and oil price fallout. We witnessed what seemed like a never-ending wave of contract…

Kongsberg's DP Digital Survey App Gets Bureau Veritas Approval

Aug 26, 2020

Norwegian maritime equipment and technology giant Kongsberg Maritime has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas for its Dynamic Positioning Digital Survey (DPDS) application.Kongsberg says that its DPDS application digitizes all the data derived from the DP Annual tests…

Petrobras Awards Fugro Three Long-Term ROV Contracts

Aug 26, 2020

Dutch offshore services company Fugro has won three long-term contracts by Petrobras to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services for a variety of subsea activities in Brazil.'All three contracts are for 3-year firm periods with additional 1-year options…

Silva Tapped to Lead Corpower Ocean Portuguese Ops

Aug 25, 2020

CorPower Ocean, designer of wave energy systems, appointed Miguel Silva as head of its Portuguese operation.The news comes shortly after CorPower revealed plans for a new $18.1m R&D, Manufacturing and Service Center in Viana do Castelo, Portugal…

IEV Wins Pipeline Inspection Gig Offshore Malaysia

Aug 25, 2020

Subsea services provider IEV has been awarded an advanced inspection solutions contract in Malaysia.The contract, accepted by IEV Malaysia last Friday, was awarded by an unnamed oil and gas (“O&G”) services provider.IEV said the contract was…

Buss Energy Acquires Stake in Drone Inspection Firm

Aug 20, 2020

Germany based Buss Energy Group has acquired a 24.9 percent stake in Austrian drone specialist Aero Enterprise which provides drones for offshore wind turbine inspections.The Aero Enterprise drones are based on helicopter technology and thus can be used even at high wind speeds…

Flexible ballast water treatment for offshore

Aug 20, 2020

Requirements in the offshore industry are diverse. With vessels ranging from smaller supply ships and anchor handling tugs to large drill ships and accommodation platforms, there are seldom one-size-fits-all solutions. In ballast water treatment…

Welaptega's Riser Cleaning Tech in Successful Debut Offshore Norway

Aug 19, 2020

Underwater asset integrity company Welaptega's recently launched system for marine growth removal from offshore risers recently had a debut at Var Energi's Balder X project, in the North Sea, offshore Norway. Welaptega delivered the system called…

Eserv Digitizes Neptune's Offshore Platforms

Aug 18, 2020

Oil and gas company on Tuesday announced Neptune Energy a new partnership with 3D technology specialist, Eserv, as part of the ongoing digitalization of Neptune’s assets including its operated Cygnus gas platform in the UK southern North Sea…

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