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Aker BP, Framo Pump Pact a Market Indicator

Mar 05, 2020

Aker BP and Framo have signed a first long-term frame agreement for the preventive maintenance of seawater lift pumps, a deal in which “compensation is directly linked to facility uptime”, the operator said in a release Monday.While the “seawater lift as a service” agreement might sound “smart”…

A Road to Residency

Mar 05, 2020

The last 12 months has seen a long-envisioned concept in field resident subsea finally make it mainstream. The idea now features in talks by chief technology officers at major industry events, instead of just being the focus of a smaller subsea side events…

Protecting Offshore Production Innovations

Mar 04, 2020

Answers to six key questions regarding protection of offshore production innovations.Congratulations! You’ve just redesigned the subsea isolation valve control system (SSIV) that your company sells for use as part of an emergency shutdown system for an offshore production site…

Powering the Seabed

Mar 04, 2020

In November 2019 ABB announced the commercial availability of its new subsea power distribution and conversion technology system. Jointly developed with Equinor, Chevron and Total, the tech aims to see the majority of the world’s offshore hydrocarbon…

Sandvik Wins Mero Steel Tube Umbilical Order

Mar 03, 2020

Sandvik reports it has won the first large-scale stainless steel umbilical tube order in Brazil’s pre-salt Mero oilfield.Mero is an expansive pre-salt oilfield in the Santos Basin offshore Rio de Janeiro with immense oil production potential…

Fred. Olsen Orders Huisman Crane for Next-Gen Wind Turbines

Mar 03, 2020

Offshore wind turbine installation company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has ordered a Huisman crane for one of its jack-up units.Huisman, based in Schiedam, The Netherlands, said Monday it would supply a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane, capable of installing…

Go-ahead for Van Gogh Infill Phase 2

Mar 02, 2020

Australian energy company Santos announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) had been made on the Van Gogh Infill Development Phase Two Project, which will involve the drilling and completing of three new horizontal, dual-lateral production wells and subsea tieback into existing infrastructure…

Wärtsilä Thrusters for Bokalift 2 Crane Vessel

Feb 24, 2020

Wärtsilä, a Finland-based marine equipment manufacturer, has secured order to deliver thrusters for Boskalis' crane vessel Bokalift 2.The Finnish company said its comprehensive thruster solution would enable Boskalis to convert an existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2…

Hunting Buys Enpro Subsea

Feb 21, 2020

Energy services group Hunting has said it has completed the acquisition of Enpro Subsea for $33 million.Hunting said Friday that, apart from the $33 million, the consideration also includes a potential maximum earn-out of US$3.0m based on EBITDA performance in 2020…

Optime Subsea Invests in Topside Equipment

Feb 20, 2020

Norway's Optime Subsea, a subsea system solutions provider, has said it has recently secured large international contracts worth millions of dollars as a result of the product portfolio expansion.The company, which last year won a two-year well access deal with Aker BP…

Sparrows' Cranes for Qatargas' North Field Platforms

Feb 19, 2020

UK-based offshore equipment specialist Sparrows Group has signed a deal for the delivery of three cranes for Qatargas' giant North Field offshore expansion project.Sparrows said Wednesday the contract was secured through McDermott International…

UK Oilfield Services Firm Expands Facilities, Adds Jobs

Feb 18, 2020

UK-based well services and oilfield equipment rental company RMEC has expanded its total headcount to 43, on the back of a recent six-figure sum investment in its on-site test bay facilities.RMEC said this week the investment was aimed at maximizing…

UUV Manipulators: Get a Grip

Feb 13, 2020

While much focus on resident subsea vehicles has been about the vehicles, there’s also been a lot of focus behind the scenes on creating electric tooling. The industry has relied on hydraulic tooling since tooling has been used, with the benefits and drawbacks that come with it…

Pearson to Lead National Subsea Center

Feb 11, 2020

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has appointed Chris Pearson as Director for the National Subsea Center (NSC), tasked with leading the center’s research and development to tackle subsea engineering challenges.Pearson will take up the new post…

Equinor: New Gas Module to Boost Fram Field Output

Feb 11, 2020

Norway's Equinor has said that the new gas module recently put on the Troll C platform in the North Sea will accelerate and boost production from the nearby Fram field 'by substantial profitable volumes.'The Fram oil deposits in the North Sea comprise the Fram Vest and Fram Øst fields…

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