Offshore Maintenance News - page 12

Myths and misperceptions about RLWI

Oct 08, 2013

Milling bit packed with set asphaltenes Copyright Welltec A/S Various myths and misperceptions surround riserless light well interventions (RLWI), preventing operators from performing these cost-efficient…

Bluewater’s Haewene Brim in Cromarty

Sep 01, 2013

Bluewater’s Haewene Brim floating production and offloading vessel (FPSO) has been in dry dock for an upgrade at the Nigg fabrication yard in the Cromarty Firth, northeast Scotland. It is the first time the yard, operated by Global Energy Group…

Shallow water safety concerns

Sep 01, 2013

Recent Gulf of Mexico well control incidents have US regulators calling for better safety in shallow water. By Audrey Leon Representatives from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), US Bureau of Lands and Minerals Management…

Wood Group wins contract extension

Jul 25, 2013

ConocoPhillips (UK) extended one of its longest running projects in the North Sea under a US$60 million (£40 million) one-year contract extension with Wood Group PSN. WGPSN will continue to provide operations and maintenance services, and…

Competing interests walk a tightrope

Jun 05, 2013

Off the coast of Summerland, California, they didn’t drill the first-ever offshore oil well. They hammered it. “Engineers” used a pile driver to pound a pipe 455ft into the seabed in about 30ft of water. Yield was moderate; the site shut down after several years…

AquaTerra wins Fairfield work

Apr 09, 2013

Leading Rope Access Specialists, AquaTerra Solutions Ltd, has been awarded a multimillion pound three year contract for its specialist access services in Leg Intervention Work. The contract work scope, which includes an array of construction and upgrade work…

£2million work for XPD8

Apr 01, 2013

Aberdeen-based XPD8 Solutions has reported a strong start to 2013 after its condition monitoring team secured work worth more than £2 million and announced plans to expand its workforce.The company, which specialises in the management of maintenance systems for oil and gas producing assets…

Wood Group wins Colombian contract

Mar 19, 2013

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) is delivering operations and maintenance services to Chevron's offshore production facilities under a new $17.5 million (USD) contract. La Guajira map (Image: Ecopetrol)Wood Group PSN will provide services to Chevron's two offshore platforms (Chuchupa A and B)…

Energy Skills Challenge Fund helps train subsea divers

Mar 14, 2013

The Underwater Centre gains funding for 15 more trainees The Underwater Centre awarded further £130,000 to train a further 15 divers The Underwater Centre in Fort William has been awarded a further £130,000 as part of a major initiative…

Aker enters UK frame

Jan 14, 2013

Contract covers Talisman Sinopec brownfieldsTroll C LPP module leaving Egersund (Photo: Aker Solutions)Aker Solutions has secured an important five-year frame agreement for the execution of contracts across Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd's brownfield projects on the UK continental shelf…

Phase one research wrap

Jan 10, 2013

A Houston company specializing in the repair and rehabilitation oil & gas industry pipeline reports that it has successfully completed phase one of a nanotechnologybased research project. A SBIR grant from the US National Science Foundation funded Pipe Wrap’s research…

Annulus Testing

Dec 09, 2012

Flexlife is providing independent assessment services worth up to $1.4 million for Petrobras' Cascade-Chinook subsea development in the Gulf of Mexico. The agreement involved annulus testing of the flexible risers, and work was to be carried…

Enbridge plans $6.2B expansion

Dec 07, 2012

Light Oil Market Access Program mapPipeline expansion targets light oil markets Enbridge Inc. has received shipper support to proceed with a $6.2 billion program to expand access to markets for growing volumes of North Dakota and western Canada light oil production…

TDW completes Yolla MLE isolation

Dec 04, 2012

Origin's Yolla MLETDW closes its longest pipeline isolation gig TDW Offshore Services announced that it has completed the longest ever pipeline isolation operation in company history for Origin Energy Limited. For 299 days, the company’s…

Products in action - January 2012

Nov 23, 2012

Corrosion-erosion monitoring first The first of ClampOn's groundbreaking corrosion erosion monitors (CEM) was due to become operational in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of last month. Destined for retrofitting in an unspecified BP brownfield application…

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