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Quad 204 takes shape subsea

Jul 16, 2013

BP’s Quad 204 redevelopment will be one of the largest subsea developments in the UKCS. Quad 204 is one of the world’s biggest subsea redevelopment projects, and one of the most complex engineering challenges BP and its project partners have ever undertaken…

Mooring line failures attract industry attention

Jul 16, 2013

Mooring lines on floating production systems continue to fail, costing the industry lost time and production— why and what is being done? Elaine Maslin reports. The use of floating production systems in the offshore oil and gas industry…

Fabricating an 8-leg launch jacket in record time

Jul 16, 2013

Using multiple work centers and close project management, L&T delivered the MNP jacket on schedule. Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India was awarded the Mumbai High North (MHN) process platform, living quarters, and process gas compressor module project by ONGC…

Emergency Release Connectors designed for high bending moment

Jul 16, 2013

In the wake of the Macondo incident, the drilling industry has focused on making improvements to offshore safety and developing methods to recover from similar incidents. However, emergency release connector (ERC) technologies, which…

Case Study: ROV-deployed inspection of firewater pumps on a North Sea platform

Jul 16, 2013

Firewater pumps are crucial to the safe operation of platforms. Caissons protect the pumps from the harsh offshore environment and provide the transport route for firewater. Degradation of the caisson can render pumps ineffective; so it is…

Remote caisson inspection gets a hand

Jul 16, 2013

Caisson inspection can be crucial for long term integrity, especially of firewater systems. Graham Marshall, subsea project manager, Sonomatic The deterioration and failure of caissons, and associated supports, is a core industry concern for several reasons…

Navigating the pitch and roll of broadband seismic

Jul 15, 2013

Last month’s Annual Meeting of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) in London was by far the largest in the EAGE’s history. Over 8000 delegates showed up at the conference and exhibition at the Excel Centre in London to create plenty of buzz…

Bowtech delivers chain stopper monitoring system for BP Quad 204

Jul 11, 2013

Bowtech Products Ltd, a global market leader in subsea vision systems, announced on 9 July 2013 that it delivered a £100,000 Chain Stopper Monitoring System to SBM Offshore, to monitor the chain stoppers during installation of the BP Quad 204 Turret Mooring System (TMS)…

US$1.6bn of pipelay support contracts for Subsea 7

Jul 08, 2013

Subsea 7 is to build and operate three flexible pipe-lay support vessels (PLSV) for Petrobras under three five-year contracts worth about US$1.6 billion. The contracts include project management, engineering and installation of flowlines…

Aker delivers Mariner equipment

Jul 03, 2013

Aker Solutions won a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to deliver a drilling equipment package for the production platform at the Mariner oilfield in the UK North Sea. The parties agreed not to disclose the value of the order…

Kongsberg wins rig supply deal

Jul 02, 2013

Norway's Kongsberg secured contracts with China's CIMC Yantai Raffles and South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding for the supply of dynamic positioning (DP), automation, new generation safety system, integrated navigation, hydroacoustic positioning…

Oceaneering, McDermott win Julia work

Jul 01, 2013

ExxonMobil chose Oceaneering International Inc. to supply production control umbilicals for its US$4 billion Julia development in the Gulf of Mexico. The order is for an electro-hydraulic, steel tube umbilical approximately 14 miles (22…

$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…

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