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Ineos to Upgrade Forties Pipeline

Mar 04, 2019

Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe's petrochemicals company Ineos said on Wednesday it would spend 1 billion pounds ($1.33 billion) on UK energy assets, including the Forties pipeline, which carries almost half of Britain's oil and gas from the North Sea…

Mongstad Leak Suggests Corrosion, Inspection Need More Cash

Dec 11, 2018

If your outfit is all about leak detection, then you might want to call Norwegian energy company Equinor.The Stavanger-based outfit faces a reported 650,000 manhours and a $60-million bill this year and next for corrective work on pipes and valves at its 40-year-old Mongstad refinery alone…

N-Sea Expands Its Middle East Capabilities

Nov 07, 2018

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) subsea services provider N-Sea said it has reinforced its commitment to the Middle East with expanded its service capabilities in the region.N-Sea, which opened its regional office in Dubai in 2016, said…

Halfwave Wins Pipeline Inspection Work

Nov 02, 2018

Halfwave said it has has been awarded two new in-line inspection (ILI) contracts by Woodside in Australia. The awards have been made as part of a Master Services Agreement (MSA).Woodside is an early adopter of Halfwave’s ultra-wideband acoustic resonance technology (ART) inspection technique…

Drafinsub Chooses Falcon ROV

Oct 23, 2018

Italian underwater works company Drafinsub chose the Saab Seaeye Falcon electric remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) for the wide ranging and complex tasks undertaken by the company.“We chose the Falcon because it's the industry standard for observation robotic vehicles…

Petrofac Inks Extension Deal in Iraq

Oct 08, 2018

Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services (EPS) East business has secured a four-year renewal of a contract for maintenance management services for an international oil company client in Iraq.Under the agreement, which is worth approximately US$50 million…

Aker Solutions to Provide Brownfield Services for BP in Angola

Oct 04, 2018

Aker Solutions has been awarded a five-year agreement to supply brownfield modifications, maintenance and operations support for BP's Greater Plutonio and PSVM fields offshore Angola.The work scope covers the supply of engineering, procurement…

Norway's Goliat Oilfield to Restart by Friday

Oct 04, 2018

Oil production at Eni's Arctic Goliat field off the coast of Norway will restart by Friday following maintenance, the company told Reuters on Thursday.The restart had originally been planned for Oct. 1, but Eni extended the outage to carry out…

Stress Engineering Delivers Monitoring System to Noble Corporation

Oct 04, 2018

Houston-based Stress Engineering Services has delivered a state-of-the-art real-time drilling riser and wellhead monitoring system (RFMS), in conjunction with its Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) process for Noble Corporation’s ultra-deepwater drillship Noble Tom Madden…

Real-time Sea State Data Made Available in the Cloud

Sep 26, 2018

Dry measurements of sea state has been made available through the cloud as a service, granting customers flexible access to real time data without having to cover the investment in data collection and transfer equipment.“Making sea state data…

Technology trials point toward shorter shut-downs

Dec 22, 2017

A series of trials in the North Sea to test non-intrusive inspection (NII) techniques have shown that they can offer similar results to traditional intrusive methods. Non-intrusive inspection technologies could mean operators do not have to shut-in equipment…

Sparrows picks up crane services work

Nov 06, 2017

Chrysaor has awarded Sparrows Group a three-year crane management services contract for the three operating assets it took ownership of from Shell in November. The scope of work will see Sparrows operate and maintain seven cranes across the Armada…

Filling in the gaps

Nov 01, 2017

While automation has begun to be slowly implemented offshore, it’s going to take a full business transformation to get IoT and other technologies fully implemented. Karen Boman reports.  The industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) could…

Drilling deeper into data

Oct 01, 2017

Digital drillship. Photo from GE. Reducing maintenance costs is the primary focus of the oil and gas industry’s quest to get more insight from Big Data. But, can they successfully navigate remaining barriers…

Royal IHC, GranEnergia form GranIHC Services

Aug 10, 2017

Dutch company Royal IHC and Brazil’s GranInvestimentos have formed a new partnership, GranIHC Services, to deliver innovative and integrated life cycle solutions, increase their operational and service activities, while expanding their presence in Latin America…

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