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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…

TechnipFMC Wins Subsea Contract off Brazil

Apr 09, 2019

TechnipFMC said on Tuesday it has secured a contract to supply flexible pipes for oil production, gas lift and gas injection as well as associated accessories for the Lapa field, located in the pre-salt Santos Basin, under the BM-S-9A concession…

Hydro Group Secures Japanese Partner

Apr 08, 2019

International underwater connectivity manufacturer Hydro Group announced Monday it has established a new partnership with Japanese electrical and optical products company Riken Dengu Seizo Co., Ltd.The Tokyo-headquartered firm will be the official…

FPSO Allan to Get Anchoring Upgrade

Apr 04, 2019

The Yinson floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Allan will receive an anchoring system upgrade prior to deployment at the Anyala and Madu fields within leases 83 and 85 offshore Nigeria later this year.Norwegian FPSO systems…

MHI Turbine Win Starts Rovuma LNG Surge

Apr 01, 2019

A 10-year build-up of supermajor, offshore-heavyweight and expert onshore hydrocarbon players in Tanzania and Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin is starting to produce a trickle of large supplier orders that’s expected to become a torrent, as liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains line up…

Subsea Tiebacks Go the Distance

Mar 29, 2019

While the blue economy and renewables loomed large on today’s agenda at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy, moves toward extending exploration into underexplored Greece, as well as technologies to enable more fields to be produced as subsea tiebacks…

Bergink Takes the Helm at Framo

Mar 26, 2019

Martijn Bergink has taken over as CEO of pumping systems manufacturer Framo.Former Framo CEO Sameer Kalra has officially handed Bergink responsibility for the business as Kalra becomes the new head of the Alfa Laval Marine Division and a member of the Alfa Laval Group management…

MacGregor Bags Order from CNOOC

Mar 26, 2019

MacGregor announced Tuesday it has received an order from China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to supply the on-vessel mooring system for a semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU) being built for a deepwater natural gas field in the western part of the South China Sea…

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