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Solstad Reups, Expands Deal with Marlink

Jan 29, 2020

Norwegian offshore services and supply vessel company Solstad Offshore has renewed its connectivity contract with Marlink, committing 65 offshore vessels to Sealink, Marlink’s high-throughput Ku-band VSAT service. Solstad’s vessels will be provided…

Neptune Energy to Make Oil Discoveries and Bring Them Online Faster Using Digital Tech

Jan 29, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy plans to speed up the process of making a discovery, cut exploration costs, and bring the oil finds online faster using a new digital subsurface program that will Neptune said the program's aim is to discover hydrocarbons 70% faster…

Drones Could Deliver Spare Parts for Offshore Wind Turbines

Jan 27, 2020

Three European companies are working on a drone that could deliver spare parts and tools from vessels to offshore wind turbines, cutting delivery times to technicians atop wind turbine generators.Siemens Gamesa, Ørsted, and ESVAGT have teamed…

Equinor, Eidesvik in Ammonia-Fueled PSV Pact

Jan 23, 2020

Norwegian oil company Equinor has signed a deal with vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore to test the use of carbon-free ammonia as a fuel aboard the Viking Energy platform supply vessel.Equinor has awarded Eidesvik Offshore a five-year contract with effect from April 2020…

USV Completes Greater Gabbard Survey

Jan 22, 2020

A vessel remotely operated from shore performed survey work for a wind farm in the sea off Suffolk, UK, reportedly marking a first for the offshore wind sector.The XO-450 unmanned surface vessel (USV), owned and operated by XOCEAN, carried out…

Baker Hughes Profit Misses Estimates

Jan 22, 2020

Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co missed analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Wednesday, hit by lower orders in its business that supplies turbines and compressors to liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers. Orders in the unit fell 10% year-over-year…

Vestas Working on Zero-Waste Wind Turbines

Jan 22, 2020

Danish manufacturer of wind turbines Vestas is working towards becoming even more sustainable, as it is now striving to develop zero-waste wind turbines.'Vestas is expanding its sustainability focus beyond the positive contribution of its products to also address waste generated in the value chain…

Halliburton Posts $1.7B Loss, Beats Estimates

Jan 21, 2020

Halliburton Co beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, as higher drilling activity in international markets helped the oilfield services provider blunt a hit from slowing North America that led to a charge of $2.2 billion.International…

Kraken Finalizes OceanVision Contract

Jan 20, 2020

Kraken Robotics Inc. announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has finalized the contract for the OceanVision project with the Ocean Supercluster and industry partners (Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador,…

Saipem, Italian Police Sign Cyberattack Prevention Deal

Jan 17, 2020

Italian offshore energy services provider Saipem and the Italian State Police have signed an agreement that aims to prevent and combat cyberattacks that target information and services systems of companies of special importance for the country…

IHC IQIP Grips Taiwan Offshore Wind Deal

Jan 17, 2020

Dutch offshore services firm IHC IQIP has won an order to deliver 84 jacket pile grippers for an offshore wind project.The order relates to a Taiwanese project for 21 OWF jacket foundations to be installed in 2020, IHC IQIP said earlier this week…

Fugro to Probe Dutch Offshore

Jan 16, 2020

The geo-data specialist Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation contract for the Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone (TNWWFZ).The TNWWFZ, over 70km off the north coast of the Netherlands, has a total surface area…

Subsea Robots in the Splash Zone

Jan 16, 2020

From their base deep within a former World War II U-boat pen, Norwegian outfit, OceanTech, is developing a set of robot tools that cling to offshore structures in order to effect inspection, maintenance and repair, or IMR. Old submarine anchorages are now subsea testing and training sites…

Keppel working on 3D-Printed Offshore Grade Steel

Jan 15, 2020

Singapore-based offshore rig builder Keppel O&M is working on a system that will enable it to 3D print offshore grade materials, to speed up production and lower cost. The company has teamed up with local university and research and technology…

Aker Solutions in Study to Electrify North Sea Platforms

Jan 15, 2020

Norway's Equinor has awarded a front-end engineering (FEED) study to Aker Solutions for the electrification of the Troll B and C platforms in the North Sea from shore, with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions from the field.The contract includes an option for the engineering…

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