Offshore Technology News


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)…

Expandable Liner Hanger Designs Evolve

Jul 01, 2019

Expandable liner hanger designs are advancing to meet the ever-increasing demands of deepwater well construction.A new expandable liner hanger design provides an effective liner top seal for high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) well conditions…

TMC to Equip Awilco Newbuild

Jul 01, 2019

Singaporean builder Keppel FELS has awarded Norway's TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) a contract to deliver an energy-saving marine compressed air system to the first mid-water semi-submersible drilling rig the yard is building for Awilco Drilling…

A Future for Floating Wind

Jul 01, 2019

With more demonstrators in the water, more substantial players are taking interest in floating offshore wind.For some time, floating offshore wind has been something of a niche, but now full-scale demonstrators are in the works, and bigger players – including oil and gas companies – are taking note…

EMGS Wins BP Survey Off Senegal

Jul 01, 2019

Norwegian geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has been awarded a contract by UK oil and gas major BP for work off the coast of Senegal and Mauritania.EMGS said in a in Oslo Exchange filing that the contract is worth around $6 million…

CAN-ductor Reduces Environmental Impact

Jun 27, 2019

Neodrill's CAN-ductor technology is capable of reducing a well's environmental impact by as much as 44% compared to a conventionally drilled well, a recent report found.The CAN (Conductor Anchor Node) is a combination of suction anchor and guide pipe…

Shell, Hexcion to Develop Floating Wind Farm

Jun 27, 2019

Swedish floating wind farm designer Hexicon said it is teaming up with energy giant Shell to develop, construct and operate a floating wind farm approximately 40 kilometers offshore Ulsan.The project will be carried out under a joint development agreement signed by Shell and CoensHexicon…

Oceaneering Unveils Digital Inspection System

Jun 26, 2019

A new digital asset inspection system from Oceaneering International aims to streamline non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection management.The tablet-based technology, called Inform Inspect, has been designed to equip technicians, supervisors and managers with the ability to deliver seamless…

Equinor Awards Sand Screen Contracts

Jun 26, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor announced Tuesday it has signed three-year contracts with services firms Tendeka and Baker Hughes for providing sand screen services at a total value of around NOK one billion ($117.5 million), including options for five two-year extensions…

BHGE to Bring AI to Oilfield

Jun 26, 2019

Oilfield service company Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) has entered into a joint venture with the California-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) software provider C3.ai to accelerate the digital transformation in the oil and gas industry.'AI…

Moving Water Treatment Subsea

Jun 25, 2019

Verification of the Seabox ability to treat water for increased oil recoveryUnlocking full oil recovery potential is key for operators and a determining factor for field developments. Maximizing recovery rates is even more important in the current environment…

New Cable Layer to Feature Seawater Cooling

Jun 25, 2019

Norwegian VARD will incorporate a hull-integrated seawater cooling system for a cable laying vessel the shipbuilder is designing and constructing for energy and telecom cable systems firm Prysmian Group.Ålesund-based Hydroniq Coolers – formerly…

Eni, IBM Use AI to Boost Data Analysis

Jun 25, 2019

Italian supermajor Eni and American information technology giant IBM have revealed the first results of a multiyear collaboration using artificial intelligence (AI) by launching a new research platform to support Eni's decision-making during the initial stages of exploration phase…

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