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Saipem completes Innovator 2.0 sea trials

Dec 21, 2016

Saipem has successfully completed sea trials of its new remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the Innovator 2.0, and has obtained a declaration of compliance with Norsok U102 standards, as well as DNV GL certification.   Innovator 2.0, a…

Seatools adds to compensator range

Dec 21, 2016

Seatools, a Dutch subsea technology company, introduced their new subsea hydraulic compensator range: the Advanced series. This subsea compensator range, based on the preceding Hyco range, is designed for improved robustness, durability, and standardization…

Imenco launches corrosion business

Dec 21, 2016

In September 2016, privately owned Norwegian contractor Imenco launched a new division Imenco Corrosion Technology to concentrate on the promotion of its field proven anode systems globally to the offshore renewable energy sector and into late life assets in the oil and gas industry…

Benthic bags Libra geotechnical gig

Dec 20, 2016

Petrobras, on behalf of the Libra consortium, has awarded geosciences company Benthic a contract for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the Libra field area, some 140mi off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Benthic’s portable…

DeepOcean inks Statoil ROV gig

Dec 12, 2016

DeepOcean was awarded a contract from Statoil for survey and light construction services in 2017.  Image of the Superior ROV, from DeepOcean. Offshore work will be undertaken in 2017 with a vessel from DeepOcean’s in-house fleet…

Polarcus bags two South America projects

Dec 08, 2016

Polarcus received two letters of intent from two undisclosed clients for two additional marine seismic projects offshore South America. The projects, one 3D using Polarcus' RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition and one 4D monitoring survey…

Bibby inks Shell Gannet G work

Dec 06, 2016

Bibby Offshore secured a significant contract with Shell to provide engineering and subsea construction activities in the Gannet G field in the Central North Sea. The campaign, due to commence in Q1 2017, will utilize Bibby's multipurpose dive support and offshore construction vessel…

Fugro, Shelf Subsea cancel agreement

Dec 05, 2016

Fugro has decided to no longer pursue the divestment of its subsea services business in Asia Pacific to Shelf Subsea. On 4 August 2016, Fugro announced that it had signed an agreement for the sale of its subsea services business in Asia Pacific to Shelf Subsea…

Fighting wellhead fatigue

Dec 01, 2016

Jerry Lee examines Trendsetter Engineering’s Tether BOP system, which aims to curb fatigue and improve wellhead performance. Close-up of a pile top assembly. Images from Trendsetter Engineering…

Composite composure

Dec 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin surveys some of the firms creating new solutions for bonded thermoplastic composite pipes. Magma’s 2in jumper being put to the test at Oceaneering’s facility in Houston. Photo from Magma Global…

BGP starts Cuba 2D multi-client survey

Nov 23, 2016

BGP Marine started a 2D multiclient survey, offshore Cuba, after signing a contract with Cuba-Petroleo Co. (CUPET). Map from BGP. The project comprises 25,000 km of 2D long-offset…

Farstad awarded multiple charter contracts

Nov 22, 2016

Farstad Shipping has been awarded multiple charter contracts in Brazil and Egypt. Petrobras has extended the contract for the multi-purpose supply vessel Far Swift with another year in direct continuation with present contract, until October 2017…

Technip launches Deep Explorer DSV

Nov 15, 2016

Technip’s latest newbuild, the diving support vessel (DSV) Deep Explorer, has been officially named in Norway. The traditional naming ceremony was held at VARD’s Langsten shipyard.  Deep Explorer is a DP3 class DSV, purpose-designed and…

Eidesvik inks CGG double contact

Nov 14, 2016

French seismic firm CGG has awarded Eidesvik two contracts for the seismic vessels Vantage and Veritas Viking. The contracts, scheduled to start in January 2017, are 180 days firm each, with further options available. The Vantage…

Tullow progresses on Jubilee, Norway exit

Nov 09, 2016

Tullow Oil is moving to get its Jubilee project offshore Ghana on track by year-end, as it firms up plans to divest all of its Norwegian assets by 1H 2017. Image from Tullow. “We…

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