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LLOG Orders 20k Trees for Shenandoah

Oct 15, 2019

US-based LLOG has ordered subsea trees designed for pressures up to 20,000 pounds per square inch (psi) for its deepwater Shenandoah development in the US Gulf of Mexico.The subsea trees, ordered from TechnipFMC on Tuesday, mark the first material…

TÜV SÜD NEL Opens Advanced Multiphase Facility

Oct 15, 2019

Flow measurement research and development (R&D) specialist TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory announced it has opened a £16 million ($20.5 million) Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF), which aims to help global oil and gas operators to ensure production remains economically viable…

Transmark Subsea Acquires WiSub

Oct 15, 2019

Transmark Subsea announced on Tuesday it has acquired fellow Norwegian underwater environment company WiSub.Transmark Subsea manufactures cable systems for distribution of electrical signals, power and fiber optics to the offshore subsea industry…

A Fire in the Battery Room

Oct 15, 2019

A fire in the battery room of a passenger ferry this week has given Norwegian offshore safety officials — and firemen — a taste of the dreaded toxic, hard-to-control chemical explosions and fumes that marine energy storage was feared to have been theoretically capable of creating…

The Drilling Evolution

Oct 14, 2019

Following a few years of low oil prices and a drop in rig utilization rates, drillers remain focused on ways to improve operational efficiency and safety.Many of the improvements to rigs are evolutionary, such as automation, remote control and sensing…

Japan, Scotland Invest in Subsea Technology

Oct 11, 2019

Scottish and Japanese companies will receive £9 million from a joint fund to work together on innovative subsea technology.Combined with investment made by the companies themselves, a total of £20.9 million of industrial research and development will go ahead…

Atlantic Offshore Orders Hybrid Package for OSV Pair

Oct 11, 2019

Technology group Wärtsilä said it will engineer, supply and install complete battery hybrid packages to two offshore supply vessels (OSV) owned by Norwegian-based operator Atlantic Offshore. The 746 kWh battery hybrid systems will be installed…

Fewer Splices Mean Faster Umbilical Production at Upgraded Facility

Oct 11, 2019

A new method for manufacturing large power umbilicals can shave off 15% to 20% of manufacturing time by minimizing the number of electrical cable splices required.Power umbilicals can be 10 inches in diameter and up to 60 miles long and take up a lot of space prior to installation…

Tekmar Acquires Pipeshield

Oct 10, 2019

Tekmar Group, a provider of subsea protection systems technologies, said it has signed a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of subsea concrete mattresses provider Pipeshield International from its founder Steven Howlett. The deal…

Deep Casing Tools Unveils New P&A Tech

Oct 09, 2019

A new tool designed to help reduce the cost of decommissioning is being developed by Aberdeen-based oil and gas technology company Deep Casing Tools (DCT) in collaboration with the Oil and Gas Technology Center (OGTC) and Total.The UK is expected…

Talos Deploys USI Subsea Wellhead Cap in the GoM

Oct 09, 2019

Universal Subsea Inc. (USI) announced that its patent-pending Defender subsea isolation cap was installed to the Bulleit subsea well, operated by Talos Energy in the Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 1,300 feet.The lightweight, thermoplastic cap was landed…

Forum’s XLe Spirit ROV Completes Sea Trials

Oct 09, 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies’ latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the XLe Spirit, has completed sea trials in Norway, the manufacturer announced on Wednesday.The vehicle is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range…

All-polymer Pipeline Connector Delivered

Oct 09, 2019

Swagelining, the polymer lining specialist for subsea pipelines, said it has installed its LinerBridge connector technology for the first time for three North Sea projects..The Swagelining team installed the LinerBridge polymer lining connectors…

Unique Group Buys Five USVs

Oct 09, 2019

Subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has sad it has signed an agreement to acquire five unmanned surface vessels (USV) DriX units from French technology company iXblue.The autonomous offshore survey vehicles are designed for a…

Halliburton Awarded License for Gravel Pack Completions

Oct 08, 2019

Oilfield services company Halliburton said it has been awarded an international license for ExxonMobil’s patented Non-Aqueous Fluid Gravel Packing (NAFPac) technique for gravel pack completions.Hole stability and shale inhibition are keys to successful installation of openhole completions…

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