Offshore Technology News


COVID-19 Mitigation on Rigs & Ships

Feb 24, 2021

Steve Lykins, President, Mako Industries, discusses the case for investing in Puradigm COVID-19 mitigation and monitoring technology onboard offshore rigs and ships.The creation of Mako Industries, a subsidiary of Mako Oilfield Services, is proof that every storm cloud has a silver lining…

Subsea LiDar Specialist Ventures into Offshore Geophysical Survey Business

Feb 23, 2021

3D at Depth, a company specializing in commercial Subsea LiDAR (SL) laser technology, and a provider of underwater survey services and 3D data solutions, on Tuesday announced the launch of its offshore Geophysical Survey Services division. According to 3D at Depth…

HydroSurv, Sonardyne in 'Transformative' USV Tech Collab for Offshore Industry

Feb 23, 2021

Uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) specialist HydroSurv Unmanned Survey has teamed up with marine technology specialist Sonardyne to develop and demonstrate what the companies say will be transformative seabed-to-shore sensing and data acquisition technologies for offshore operations…

Ashtead Technology Upgrades Tech Center to Support Renewables and Decom Work. Launches Recruitment Drive

Feb 23, 2021

UK-based subsea technology and services provider Ashtead Technology said Tuesday it has invested £ 1million to develop a new R&D and engineering facility in Aberdeenshire to support renewables and decommissioning work. 'Upgrading an existing site at Thainstone Business Park…

Baker Hughes, C3 AI to Provide Petronas with AI Solutions

Feb 19, 2021

Baker Hughes and C3 AI on Friday announced an artificial intelligence (AI) collaboration with the Malaysian oil and gas firm Petronas.Under the agreement, the two companies will deploy their joint BakerHughesC3.ai (BHC3) technology across Petronas' strategic digital transformation programs…

Engie, Equinor in Low-carbon Hydrogen Push

Feb 18, 2021

French energy firm Engie, and Norway-based Equinor said Thursday they were teaming up in development in 'low-carbon hydrogen activities.' The partners will investigate the production and market potential for hydrogen from natural gas whereby the CO2 will be captured and stored permanently offshore…

BOEM Issues Lease for Wave Energy Research Project off Oregon

Feb 17, 2021

A pioneering project to build the U.S.’s first pre-permitted wave energy testing facility cleared a critical hurdle this week with a lease award from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to operate in federal waters about seven miles off the Oregon Coast…

Unique Floating Wind Turbine Set for Middle East Debut

Feb 17, 2021

The Middle East might soon be home to a unique floating wind turbine project led by a group of European companies. Namely, unlike the other floating wind projects currently developed or being worked on, aimed purely at producing electricity…

Vertical Axis Floating Wind Turbine Developer Granted Japanese patent

Feb 16, 2021

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing vertical-axis floating wind turbines, has said that it has been granted a patent by the Japanese Patent Office for its divisible wind turbine. According to the company, the patent protects a solution where…

Norway Approves Plan for Power-from-Shore Solution at Sleipner Field

Feb 12, 2021

Norwegian authorities have approved Equinor's revised plan for development and operation (PDO) for partial electrification of the Sleipner field center in the North Sea.The field center will be tied to the Utsira High area power from shore solution…

Air Control Entech Launches Drone That Can Spot Gas Leaks

Feb 11, 2021

Air Control Entech, a remote inspection technology specialist has launched an unmanned aerial vehicle targeted for the global oil and gas inspection industry.The company said that the UAV was 'the world’s first lightweight optical gas imaging inspection system…

Offshore Driller Transocean Launches Wearable Tech to Boost Drill Floor Safety

Feb 11, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Thursday announced the deployment of what it said was the offshore drilling industry’s first safety system that integrates a wearable locating device with drill floor equipment and machine stoppage controls…

Wärtsilä Helps Siem Offshore Cut Emissions, Fuel Consumption

Feb 11, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has tapped Finnish maritime technology firm Wärtsilä to help it cut emissions and fuel consumption aboard two well intervention vessels.The two vessels, the Siem Helix 1 and Siem Helix 2, each operate with eight Wärtsilä 32 engines…

Cummins QSK95s: Big Electric Power for Conversion of Ariake to FPSO

Feb 10, 2021

Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels are essential tools in the search for oil  in deeper waters, further from shore-based facilities. Typically, the large FPSO is stationary with a number of wells feeding oil into its holds…

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