Offshore Subsea News


Prize Guys

Mar 03, 2012

Newcastle-based umbilical systems supplier Duco landed the top honour – subsea company of the year – at the Subsea UK annual awards dinner in Aberdeen last month. The company has seen turnover increase year on year with over £100 million in new contracts awarded in 2011 alone…

Bromwich disputes drilling backlog

Mar 02, 2012

BOEMRE director Michael Bromwich vows that deepwater drilling will return to the US Gulf of Mexico in the coming months, marking a return of exploration all but shut down after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But the oil & gas industry remains skeptical…

ROVs: going for growth

Mar 01, 2012

Barely recognizable from the Gulf of Mexico saturation diving company that emerged from a three-way merger back in 1969, Oceaneering is today in fully fledged dynamic growth mode. In the US, Russell McCulley looks at the company's plans to…

Slimming down for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

A new thinner-walled pipeline concept developed by DNV is claimed capable of significantly reducing the cost of a deep- and ultra-deepwater gas pipeline while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime. Meg Chesshyre reports…

Umbilicals: reducing the risk

Mar 01, 2012

Representing a $2 million capital investment so far, the test, qualification & reliability (TQR) laboratory at Oceaneering Umbilical Solutions' Rosyth plant in Scotland boasts an unrivalled collection of cutting-edge umbilical testing and analysis equipment…

ROV products in action

Mar 01, 2012

Trial runPerth-based subsea engineering and remote technology firm Velocious has rolled out a new ‘mock' ROV that the company says can be configured to any industry standard workclass ROV, including the six most widely used ROVs in subsea construction…

Heading for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

Saipem's new pipelay giant Castorone, currently under construction at Keppel shipyard in Singapore, will replace the veteran Castoro Sei as the contractor's flagship vessel for laying large diameter pipelines and serving the growing deep- and ultra-deepwater markets…

PowerBuoy persistence pays

Mar 01, 2012

An autonomous PowerBuoy recently deployed by Ocean Power Technologies for the US Navy is reported to have delivered ‘a very strong performance', meeting all of its mission specifications.The autonomous PowerBuoy, hailed as a self-sustaining…

Bjørn Jalving

Feb 10, 2012

Bjørn Jalving (pictured) has been appointed EVP of Kongsberg Maritime’s subsea division in succession to Rolf Arne Klepaker, who is now working on strategic projects elsewhere in the KM group. Jalving has served as VP for Hugin AUV activity since 2007.

Åsgard gets its bearings

Feb 10, 2012

SKF group company S2M landed a two-year contract from MAN Diesel & Turbo and Aker Solutions Norway to supply custom-built SKF magnetic bearings and associated electronics for the subsea gas compression trains to be deployed on Statoil’s Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea…

Technology targets in the ITF crosshairs

Feb 01, 2012

ITF last month outlined the specific challenges that its membership of operator and service companies want to see tackled as priorities in 2012. Up to 100% funding will be available for the right solutions to some of the industry's most pressing challenges…

Pazflor in perspective

Feb 01, 2012

The complexity and sheer scale of Total's Pazflor project in block 17 offshore Angola – the field covers 600km2, six times the surface area of Paris – was outlined at the recent Subsea Europe conference in Paris by Laurent Villard, the operator's SURF installation engineering leader…

The economics of subsea sampling

Feb 01, 2012

The role of subsea sampling in securing maximum effectiveness from multiphase meters is reviewed here by Mirmorax chief executive Eivind Gransaether. He discusses how subsea sampling is addressing other crucial production management issues offshore…

Aker Solutions

Jan 10, 2012

Aker Solutions plans to establish a large engineering office in Tromsø as part of the company’s strategy to increase its footprint in the northern regions of Norway. The company is already building up a subsea service base in Hammerfest to support the Goliat subsea field development…

FMC Technologies

Jan 10, 2012

FMC Technologies has signed a global alliance agreement with Anadarko Petroleum to provide subsea systems and life-of-field services for its subsea development projects worldwide.

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