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New Fluid Helps Preserve Subsea Equipment

Jan 31, 2019

A newly introduced preservation fluid is designed to provide long-term protection for subsea equipment components and interface profiles.The environmentally friendly Defender Stasis LT from Universal Subsea Inc. (USI) is a lightweight, nontoxic…

Baker Hughes Adjusted Profit Surges 85%

Jan 31, 2019

Baker Hughes, General Electric Co's oilfield services arm, posted an 85 percent jump in adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by surging demand for its services.Unlike rivals Schlumberger NV and Halliburton Co, Baker Hughes has less exposure to the North American pressure pumping sector…

Proserv Relocates Within Aberdeen

Jan 24, 2019

Controls technology company Proserv said it has moved a major portion of its Field Technology Services business unit from its previous location at Birchmoss, near Echt, to a Westhill based facility, much closer to its head office.The decision…

Ashtead Partners with 4Subsea

Jan 23, 2019

Subsea equipment rental, sales and services provider Ashtead Technology announced it has entered into a global strategic partnership with 4Subsea.Under the deal, Ashtead said it will add 4Subsea’s sensors to its portfolio for inspection, maintenance…

Wild Well Control Expands in the UK

Jan 17, 2019

Well control and engineering services company Wild Well Control announced it is expanding its Montrose facility at South Ferryden, U.K.Wild Well, a Superior Energy Services company, maintains its WellCONTAINED subsea containment system at Montrose Port…

New Valve Tech for Steam Flooding

Jan 17, 2019

New technology for offshore steam-flooding has taken its next step toward North Sea reality. Aberdeen-based oil and gas production technology business Pragma Well Technology said a successful feasibility study has led to a green light from Pharis…

Vryhof Reports New Contracts

Jan 15, 2019

The Netherlands based offshore services provider Vryhof  announced on Tuesday its three businesses Deep Sea Mooring, Vryhof Anchors and Moorlink have been awarded up to $75 million in new contracts to start 2019.The contracts include deals for Vryhof Anchors for the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm…

Lessons Learned from an I3P Review of HPHT Equipment

Jan 09, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) defines a high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) environment as any reservoir that requires completion equipment or well control equipment with an assigned pressure rating greater than 15…

Maintaining Tension in Subsea Cable Laying

Jan 08, 2019

Maintaining cable tension within required tolerances is critical during the submarine cable laying process to minimize the risk of cable damage due to cable cores being crushed or the minimum bend radius being exceeded.To regulate this tension…

Oil Spill Cleanup Device Tailored for the Arctic

Jan 04, 2019

A new oil spill response device capable of cleaning up spills in arctic conditions has been launched in an effort to bolster Norway’s spill preparedness.The new device, dubbed Arctic FoxTail, is a winterized version of H. Henriksen’s standard Foxtail vertical adhesion band (VAB) skimmer…

Eni Deploys OPT's PowerBuoy

Dec 19, 2018

Ocean Power Technologies' PowerBuoy has been deployed in the Adriatic Sea to advance Eni’s R&D MaREnergy project that aims to develop, deploy and demonstrate wave energy renewable technologies in oil and gas operations, the U.S.-based ocean energy solutions provider announced Wednesday…

First Steel Cut for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2

Dec 13, 2018

Kvaerner and Aker Solutions on Thursday cut the first steel plate for the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup offshore field development, kicking off Norway’s largest industrial project in three decades.The two Norwegian engineering firms have been working in a 50/50 joint venture under a NOK 3…

Ampelmann Inks Two Contracts in Asia Pacific

Dec 13, 2018

Offshore access services provider Ampelmann said it has secured two new contracts in the Asia Pacific region. Two A-type motion compensated gangway systems have made their way to India and Indonesia, respectively, and will enable both short- and long-term walk-to-work (W2W) operations…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

DNV GL to Test Bolt Fatigue for API

Dec 11, 2018

DNV GL said it has secured a contract from the American Petroleum Institute (API) for the full-scale S-N fatigue testing of large diameter bolts. The objective of the program is to improve fatigue assessments of critical bolted connections particularly…

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