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Interview: David Currie, CEO, Proserv

May 01, 2019

Looking at the global subsea picture, what trends do you see, and how does Proserv plan to capitalize on potential areas of opportunity?In my opinion, we are now past the stabilization phase in the subsea sector, which has taken us through the last 18 months…

New Subsea Landing String Control System

Apr 30, 2019

Interventek Subsea Engineering said it is developing a control system for a new subsea in-riser landing string that is designed to reduce size, weight, complexity and cost.The development of the new control system has gained support by the way…

A Sliding Scale of Residency

Apr 30, 2019

Seabed deployed remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) are already here. Since early last year, IKM Subsea has been operating its Merlin UCV R-ROV (resident ROV) from a cage placed beneath Norwegian operator Equinor’s Snorre B production facility offshore Norway…

Aker Solutions Raises 2019 Forecasts

Apr 30, 2019

Norway's Aker Solutions ASA raised its 2019 revenue outlook on expected higher spending on the offshore oil services and reported better than expected first-quarter profits, lifting its shares on Tuesday.The upbeat sentiment on oilfield spending…

Baker Hughes Profits from Foreign Focus

Apr 30, 2019

Baker Hughes reported negative free cash flow for the first quarter at a time energy investors have been pushing companies to aggressively shore up capital for dividends and buybacks, sending its shares down as much as 8.5 percent.Oilfield service companies…

New Jackup Delivered to EnscoRowan

Apr 26, 2019

Singapore-based rig builder Keppel FELS announced Friday it has delivered a new jackup rig to EnscoRowan. The US based driller, the product of a recent merger between Ensco and Rowan, has a contract to deploy the rig in the UK North Sea.The…

Pumping Tech a Piece of the Subsea Factory Puzzle

Apr 26, 2019

It’s been long thought the “subsea factory” could reduce capex costs, but many topsides pieces of equipment must first be marinized to make that vision a reality. Oceaneering’s Subsea Pumping Technology (SPT), which recently won OTC's Spotlight on New Technology Award…

Magnetic Drive Tech Overcomes Issues with ESPs

Apr 24, 2019

Upwing Energy, a technology firm in California, has developed a Magnetic Drive System (MDS) that aims to transform the century-old topology for electric submersible pumps (ESP).Upwing Energy is a spinoff of Calentix Technologies, a company in…

Drilling Rig Runs Thrusters from Batteries

Apr 23, 2019

Energy Storage Systems (ESS) that transfer power to the thrusters of Transocean’s Spitsbergen drilling vessel have been successfully installed and tested, marking the first time thrusters have been run directly from batteries on a drilling vessel…

Voser Steps in as Interim CEO at ABB

Apr 18, 2019

ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer has quit the Swiss industrial group as the board and major shareholders look for a speedier turnaround at the maker of industrial robots and supplier of factory automation.Spiesshofer’s abrupt exit follows…

Talakar Named CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas

Apr 18, 2019

Arja Talakar has been appointed CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas, effective April 1, 2019. He will be based in Houston.Talakar brings to this position extensive leadership experience. Prior to taking this new role, he was responsible for Siemens Saudi Arabia…

Keppel Wins Drilling Rig, FPSO Work

Apr 17, 2019

Singapore based Keppel Offshore & Marine announced Wednesday it has won two contracts: one from Diamond Offshore for the upgrade of the drilling semisubmersible rig Ocean Onyx, and the other from an unnamed operator for fabrication and integration…

Two Join Deep Down Board

Apr 16, 2019

Houston based deepwater oil and gas production and distribution equipment and services company Deep Down announced on Tuesday that it has appointed to experienced small cap investors to its board of directors.David J. Douglas and Neal I. Goldman fill two recent vacancies on the board…

Subsea Power Hub Tested in Aberdeen

Apr 10, 2019

Subsea energy storage and power generation specialists EC-OG said it has demonstrated the capabilities of its Subsea Power Hub (SPH) for powering subsea production equipment using battery power alone, during a recent workshop test program in Aberdeen…

Focusing on Next-gen VXTs

Apr 09, 2019

Global subsea Xmas tree orders took a major hit through the downturn. But, manufacturers are doing their bit to reduce cost and new generation trees are soon to leave factories, as Offshore Engineer found out during a tour of Aker Solutions’ Tranby facility…

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