Offshore Technology News


ClampOn Scores Norway Contract

Jul 10, 2019

Norwegian-based sensors company ClampOn said it has been awarded a contract for subsea corrosion-erosion monitors (CEM) for permanent monitoring of pipe erosion from sand production.The CEMs will be installed at a 6″ pipe bend on a subsea flow module…

Thought Leadership: Class & Regulations

Jul 09, 2019

Senior representatives from “thought leaders” ABS, DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register weigh in on some of the top class and regulatory issues facing the offshore industry today, from decommissioning and decarbonization to cyber security, unmanned surface vessels and beyond…

Neptune Adopts Sonardyne’s All-in-one Platform

Jul 09, 2019

UK-based subsea technology company Sonardyne said Australian headquartered subsea services firm Neptune has become the latest to adopt its new, all-in-one acoustic and inertial positioning technology platform to support offshore survey projects…

Acteon Acquires Proserv’s Field Technology Services

Jul 08, 2019

Subsea services group Acteon announced on Monday it has acquired Proserv’s field technology services (FTS) business unit, including its surveying capability. The exact terms of the transaction were been disclosed.The services and facilities of the FTS business…

OKEA Taps ABB in Digitalization Push

Jul 08, 2019

Technology company ABB said it will support Norwegian oil and gas producer OKEA in an effort to achieve productivity gains using agile and dynamic business models, looking at areas such as autonomous operations, digital solutions and advanced services…

Imenco Buys Proserv's Nautronix Unit

Jul 05, 2019

Controls technology company Proserv said it has sold its through-water digital acoustic communications and positioning systems business, Nautronix, to Imenco, a Norwegian supplier of subsea electronic and mechanical products.The divested unit will become a division within Imenco…

New Tech Enables Pipeline NDT on Producing Platforms

Jul 05, 2019

A technology used in security and drug enforcement was modified to solve the age-old problem of how to use radiography for non-destructive testing of pipelines on rigs without affecting nucleonic measurement associated with pressure vessels…

Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

Jul 04, 2019

Kraken Robotics' OceanVision marine technology development project will move forward with conditional approval – and millions in funding – from Canada's Ocean Supercluster.The three-year, $20 million project is being spearheaded by Kraken subsidiary…

Saudi Aramco, BHGE Ink Manufacturing MOU

Jul 03, 2019

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed this week by Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) will see the two firms establish a new joint venture facility in Saudi Arabia to manufacture non-metallic materials which will be used in a variety of areas of the energy industry…

Video: Fenja Manifold Lift

Jul 03, 2019

The template and manifold for the Neptune-Energy-operated Fenja project are currently undergoing factory acceptance testing (FAT) and system integration testing (SIT) in Eydehavn, Norway, as the subsea development ramps up toward planned first oil in 2021…

NOV to Supply STP for MJ FPSO

Jul 03, 2019

APL, a business unit within NOV's Completion & Production Solutions segment, has secured the contract from South Korean builder Samsung Heavy Industries to supply a large submerged turret production (STP) system for a newbuild floating production…

Maersk OSV Adds Fleet Xpress

Jul 03, 2019

Maersk Supply Service has signed a three-year contract extension with Inmarsat for its new dedicated bandwidth service Fleet Xpress, including a a dedicated bandwidth charterer service agreement.The Danish company, which has a fleet of 40 anchor handlers…

Ward Leonard WL29BC200 AC Induction Motor

Jul 02, 2019

The Ward Leonard WL29BC200 AC induction motor is the oil and gas industry’s only 2,000 horsepower motor designed to fit into a 1,500 horsepower motor package, according to its manufacturer.At up to 19 inches smaller and 10% lighter than competing 2…

Saudi Aramco, BHGE Open Research Center

Jul 02, 2019

Saudi Aramco signaled its commitment to cutting edge technology and developing global partnerships with the opening yesterday of a “game-changing” Baker Hughes GE (BHGE) research facility at Dhahran Techno Valley.The facility will house a number of state-of-the-art technologies…

Expro Acquires Quality Intervention

Jul 02, 2019

Oilfield services company Expro announced it has acquired 100% of the equity of technology company Quality Intervention AS (QI).The Norwegian-based company was founded in 2008 and provides a portfolio of products and services that includes coiled tubing technology (CoilHose)…

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