Offshore Technology News


Nexans to Power Vigdis Boosting Station

May 08, 2019

French cable firm Nexans has been picked to supply a power umbilical for Equinor's Vigdis subsea boosting station in the Norwegian North Sea.New all-electric actuated subsea boosting station, the industry's first all-electric boosting station…

STR, Forssea Agree Exclusive Partnership

May 08, 2019

French subsea firm Forssea Robotics and UK-based Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) have agreed a global exclusive partnership.The moves follows a partnership formed between the two companies in June last year (2018). As part of the new partnership…

Maersk Drilling Unveils Hybrid Low-Emission Rig

May 08, 2019

Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced what it's calling the first hybrid, low-emission drilling rig, based on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Through a series of upgrades, Maersk Drilling aims to convert the Maersk Intrepid ultra…

BHGE Wins Subsea Award from Beach Energy

May 07, 2019

Beach Energy has awarded Baker Hughes, a GE company, a contract to supply subsea production systems for its Victorian Otway Basin brownfield development project located in offshore Victoria, Australia.The Otway Basin is approximately 500 kilometers…

Schlumberger Launches New Service at OTC

May 07, 2019

Schlumberger has introduced the IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling service at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week. The new service provides the industry’s first application of electromagnetic (EM) technology for detecting…

Sonardyne Equips Latest Oceaneering Vehicles

May 07, 2019

Sonardyne announced Tuesday it has received an order from Oceaneering International to provide hybrid navigation systems for its subsea resident vehicles Freedom and E-ROV.  The two resident vehicle systems are to be fitted with Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav an all-in-one navigational instrument…

Aker Solutions Launches Digital Twin Platform

May 07, 2019

Norwegian offshore engineering company Aker Solutions has launched a new software and digital services company called ix3 that it says will enable operators to accelerate field development projects and optimize asset performance.At the core…

TechnipFMC Wins Thunder Horse Expansion Gig

May 07, 2019

BP has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) contract subsea systems on its Thunder Horse South Expansion 2 Project located in the Gulf of Mexico.Project sanction on the Thunder Horse project…

Expro Launches Two New Well Access Solutions

May 06, 2019

UK-based oilfield services firm Expro has added two new well access solutions to its its subsea intervention capabilities; an Intervention Riser System and a Riserless Well Intervention system. These two technologies are in addition to Expro's established subsea landing string system technologies…

UK Govt Backs Aberdeen Subsea Engineering Hub

May 03, 2019

The UK government said it will back industry plans for a multimillion pound underwater engineering hub in Aberdeen.The planned Global Underwater Engineering Hub will bring together underwater technologies from both industry and academia from…

Racing to 20K Equipment Amid Changing Regulations

May 03, 2019

Customer pressure for 20,000 psi-capable equipment has persisted for over a decade, yet no industry standards have been firmed up. This hasn’t stopped orders for such equipment, although some were later cancelled.Baker Hughes, a GE company,…

Teledyne RDI Rolls Out New DVL

May 03, 2019

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has launched its next-generation Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), the Tasman DVL.In 1995, Teledyne RDI designed and manufactured the industry’s first DVL, the Workhorse Navigator, aand has since delivered thousands…

Composites for Pipeline Repair

May 03, 2019

When properly designed and applied, composite materials, which have been used for pipeline repairs since the 1980s, can outlast the steel being repaired in offshore environments.Even with a decades-long track record, says Matt Green, VP of technical services at ClockspringNRI…

AdBM, Van Oord Deploy Noise Mitigation System

May 02, 2019

Acoustical engineering company AdBm Technologies and Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord has successfully demonstrated the new AdBm noise mitigation system (NMS), which can be used for offshore wind applications.The NMS reduces underwater…

Partners Find a New Way to Detect Well leaks

May 02, 2019

Project partners in the UK are working to develop a new approach for monitoring the long-term integrity of suspended or decommissioned oil and gas wells in the North Sea. Their proposed technique aims to act as a 'smoke alarm for the sea' to provide early warning in the event of a leak…

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