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$440m North Sea contract for Aker

Jul 01, 2013

Aker Solutions has won a contract worth up to US440 million to deliver the subsea production system for an oil field development in the UK North Sea. The delivery includes 25 subsea trees and six template manifolds as well as associated controls…

Category B project cancelled

Jun 24, 2013

A project to design and build a new Category B semisubmersible rig capable of year-round well-intervention work offshore Norway has been cancelled. Aker Solutions and Statoil have said the technology development needed to build the rig…

UTC: Deepwater cutting from Chukar

Jun 21, 2013

Chukar Waterjet has developed an ultra-high pressure subsea waterjet capable of cutting and blasting at depths of more than 3000m.  The system, presented at UTC in Bergen this week, was developed following Chukar's involvement in providing…

UTC: Escalating costs in subsea sector

Jun 21, 2013

The subsea industry is doing incredibly well, but it needs to reduce costs and invest more in technology development—according to the key note speaker at this week's UTC 2013. Kristian Siem, chairman of Subsea7 and its parent company Siem Industries…

Technip wins Brazilian pipe supply contract

Jun 19, 2013

Technip won a major contract for the supply of flexible pipes by Petrobras for the Iracema Sul (former Cernambi Sul) field, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area, Brazil at a water depth of up to 2,500 m. The contract covers the qualification…

Huisman launches new subsea cranes

Jun 19, 2013

Dutch offshore lifting, drilling and subsea equipment firm Huisman has developed a new series of large, offshore cranes capable of use in ultra-deepwater and with capacities of up to 900 metric tonnes (mt). The series includes a 300mt/600mt…

UTC: Subsea CT scanner launch from Tracerco

Jun 19, 2013

Detection and monitoring firm Tracerco launched a new external pipeline flow assurance and integrity monitoring system at UTC (Underwater Technology Conference) in Bergen today. The system, TRACERCOTM Discovery, is a subsea CT (computed…

Subsea Norway in brief

Jun 19, 2013

DCN invests in ROV division DCN Diving has launched its own ROV division led by Fred Bosman as ROV operations manager. Bosman acquired his experience with robotic underwater systems with the Royal Dutch Navy, and for the past 13 years…

Award winning corrosion monitoring comes of age

Jun 18, 2013

ClampOn won a Spotlight award last year—now its corrosion erosion monitoring system is taking off. Corrosion erosion is seeing increased interest in the subsea sector, both on old and new developments. It is proving a growing business area for ClampOn…

Pioneer Array tests AUV durability

Jun 18, 2013

As more equipment goes on the seafloor, the industry is increasing its hunt for permanent underwater robotics solutions. Elaine Maslin got a view from Kongsberg Maritime. This year, two of Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid’s REMUS…

Åsgard first comes a step closer

Jun 18, 2013

A project to create the world's first subsea gas compression facility is a step closer after the main subsea frame for the project set sail from a Norwegian yard.  Aker Solutions loaded out the 1800-tonne gas compression station steel frame from its yard at Egersund…

Design detail - Huisman’s dual multipurpose tower

Jun 17, 2013

The GTI and 2s’ DMPTs ease construction and interface with the vessel because they can be built in Huisman’s Schiedam fabrication hall and then skidded on the quayside, where it can be tested, before a single lift onto the vessel, says Huisman…

Kursk tragedy inspires deep-sea diving system design

Jun 14, 2013

The Kursk tragedy in 2000 identified a need for a Russian submarine rescue ship after 118 sailors and officers perished when the nuclear-powered, cruise-missile submarine sank in the Barents Sea. As a response, the Russian Admiralty is constructing the Igor Belousov…

Progress after Piper

Jun 12, 2013

As the 25th anniversary of the UK North Sea Piper Alpha disaster approaches, GL Noble Denton looks at regulatory best practice. The 25-year anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster provides an important opportunity to stop and reflect…

Colloquy: Safety first... in the North Sea

Jun 12, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Beginning this month, we recognize the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. The Piper Alpha production platform was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. in the UK sector of the North Sea…

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