Offshore Subsea News

Virtual flow metering enters reality

Mar 28, 2013

Dean Arnison, subsea controls business leader at GE Oil & Gas subsea systems group, revealed that GE as a group is working on virtual flow metering with a field specific package developed last year being installed by an operator ready for first gas in mid2013…

Cal Dive wins Mexican EPIC

Mar 27, 2013

Cal Dive wins $63 million PEMEX subsea contractMexican state oil company Pemex awarded Houston-based marine contractors Cal Dive International, Inc an EPIC contract worth US$63 million concerning the company's Abkatun-Pol-Chuc Field in the Bay of Campeche…

Mafumeira Sul advances

Mar 27, 2013

Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil will proceed with the second stage development of the Mafumeira Sul project located in block 0, 24km off Cabinda, Angola in 60m of water. Scope of the US$5.6 billion project includes 50 wells, two wellhead platforms…

FMC, Aker win Petrobras subsea contracts

Mar 27, 2013

Olso-based Aker Solutions and Houston-based FMC Technologies Inc. have both announced today major subsea contract deals with Petrobras in connection with the Brazilian NOC's pre-salt fields.(Image: Aker Solutions)Aker Solutions signed a new…

Simon Luffrum joins Magma

Mar 26, 2013

Magma Global has strengthened its riser development team by appointing Simon Luffrum as Project Manager.  Simon joins Magma from SRP (Subsea Riser Products) where he was Managing Director. Simon will initially head up Magma’s Taper…

Modus creates AUV division

Mar 26, 2013

Modus Seabed Intervention continues to demonstrate its commitment to be at the forefront of subsea technologies with the creation of a new Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) division.The North East England-based company has begun an investment programme into a planned fleet of AUV units…

'Power of one' to generate growth

Mar 26, 2013

GE Oil & Gas 2013 Annual Meeting, in its 14th consecutive year, was attended by more than 1000 oil and gas industry executives from over 70 countries. Meg Chesshyre joined the multitude in Florence, Italy.Gorgon module loading at Avenza, ItalyAt the beginning of the two day event…

Green light for Ivar Aasen and Gina Krog

Mar 25, 2013

Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA has as operator been authorized to develop the Ivar Aasen-field in the North Sea.The plan for development and operation of Ivar Aasen and Gina Krog were approved on Friday. Det Norske has a 3.3% share in Gina Krog…

Vessel range extended

Mar 25, 2013

IHC PackhorseNetherlands-based IHC Merwede introduced a new series of IHC Packhorse offshore support vessels last month. The vessels range from the Packhorse, a PSV, and the Packhorse-Maxi, which provides a 59-person accommodation unit, and options designed for subsea support on IRM work…

Aker wins $850M Moho Nord contract

Mar 25, 2013

Aker Solutions, the international oil services provider, has received a Letter of Award from Total for the delivery of a subsea production system for the Moho Nord project in the Republic of the Congo. The contract value is approximately NOK 4…

Ocean Installer wins Statoil work

Mar 25, 2013

Ocean Installer has been awarded a major Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation (EPCI) contract for subsea installations and tie-in operations at the Statoil operated fields Gina Krog (former Dagny) and Eirin.The total contract value is approximately USD 85 million (NOK 500 million)…

MDL to create 400 tonne reel drive

Mar 25, 2013

Maritime Developments (MDL), a leading provider of back-deck equipment for the subsea sector of oil and gas industry sector, has secured its largest contract to date.MDL, based in Peterhead and Aberdeen, will provide a 400-tonne reel drive system…

Subsea UK 2013 Awards

Mar 22, 2013

EPC Offshore won subsea company of the year at Subsea UK’s seventh annual award ceremony held in Aberdeen during Subsea 2013. Photographed below is Keith Wallace, EPC Offshore’s CEO with the award, accompanied by Carole Innes, business development manager at Brewin Dolphin…

Simon Hird Subsea support

Mar 22, 2013

Simon Hird Houston-based offshore survey company UTEC appointed Simon Hird general manager of its Australian arm UTEC Survey Australia last month. Hird, an industry veteran, with 30 years experience in the oil and gas sectors, has been stationed in Australia since 2008…

UK subsea sector looks to increase global market share

Mar 21, 2013

In his opening address, Subsea UK CEO Neil Gordon said that the global subsea market was set to double from £20 to 40 billion over the next fi ve years. The big challenge for Subsea UK and for the subsea UK industry was how to retain one-third of that market and grow its global share…

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