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Back to subsea's blue skies

Oct 01, 2012

Blue sky thinking and a bunch of new patents have in recent years heralded Fluor's return with a vengeance to the subsea technology arena after a near two-decade lull. Jennifer Pallanich talks to Fluor Offshore Solutions technology director…

Teledyne Impulse-PDM

Sep 12, 2012

Teledyne has acquired the parent company of PDM Neptec, a UK-based provider of underwater cables, fibre optic and electrical subsea connectors. The acquired company will now operate under the name Teledyne Impulse-PDM.

Subseas strategic enabler

Sep 01, 2012

Purpose-built to match the evolving needs of deepwater subsea developments, the Seven Borealis promises to set a new benchmark in the subsea world. Terry Knott was invited to visit the vessel as it neared completion in the Netherlands.When Subsea…

ROV moonpool handling systems

Aug 17, 2012

Two complete ROV moonpool handling systems are to be delivered by Norwegian specialist Rapp Hydema for Ezra Marine Service’s newbuild vessel Constellation. The new-generation systems are designed for work class ROV operations down to 4000m.…

Subsea hardware spend rebounds

Aug 01, 2012

Oil & gas companies will spend roughly $135 billion on subsea hardware between 2012 and 2016, an increase of 14% over the preceding five-year period, according to a new report from Douglas-Westwood.Spending took a hit in 2010 and 2011 as the…

JDR Cables

Jun 26, 2012

High-performance subsea cables and umbilical systems supplier JDR Cables has completed its £30 million investment in its state-of-theart UK manufacturing plant in Hartlepool (OE September 2009). JDR, the UK’s sole supplier of sub-sea array cable…

Proserv

Jun 26, 2012

Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv, backed by private equity firm Intervale Capital, has acquired the subsea controls business of Weatherford International. The deal includes more than 300 personnel and all control systems operations in the UK, Norway, North America, the Middle East and the Far East.

West Engineering Services

Jun 26, 2012

Newly acquired West Engineering Services joined the Lloyd’s Register stable on 1 May in a move the class society believes will secure its position as the premier independent risk-management organisation supporting the global offshore drilling industry…

Subsea tiebacks struggle from Macondo's grip

Jun 01, 2012

OE's latest review of deepwater subsea tieback projects ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico shows the region is still suffering from the after-effects of the drilling moratorium that followed in the April 2010 Macondo disaster's wake. Jennifer Pallanich…

Pekan Push

May 27, 2012

This state-of-of-the-art umbilical manufacturing plant is to be built by Aker Solutions in Pekan, Malaysia, to meet the anticipated Asia Pacific business growth. Representing a total investment of $60 million, the new facility will complement…

Marine Renewables

May 01, 2012

US offshore wind studies under wayThe US Department of Energy has awarded GL Garrad Hassan two grants worth a total of $700,000 to fund studies that will help identify optimal strategies for the installation, operation and maintenance of offshore…

Fast Worker

Apr 28, 2012

Tomahawk, the latest addition to Forum Subsea Technologies’ ROV range, has been built to be fast and agile and it shares the same 35kW power system and thrusters as Forum’s largest electric vehicle, the Comanche.It is manufactured at the Aberdeenshire facility of Sub-Atlantic…

Leak sniffer

Apr 28, 2012

The mobile early leak detection system (MELDS) from Teledyne TSS is claimed capable of quickly detecting leakages of dissolved methane and combustible gases from pipelines and subsea structures at depths down to 3000m. The versatile and…

IMR fleet troubleshoots 1.8 million barrels a day

Apr 01, 2012

French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services calculates that its seven inspection, maintenance and repair vessels working offshore West Africa have supported hydrocarbon production to the tune of 1.8 million boe/d over an eight-year period…

Offshore drilling management: time to raise the game

Apr 01, 2012

In the aftermath of Macondo, the E&P industry is preparing to invest heavily in upgraded BOP equipment. For some drilling professionals, including Fraser Offshore’s Douglas Nunn, this is a questionable use of resources. ‘Hardware upgrades and…

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