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Going where no riser repair has gone before

Oct 01, 2017

Connector Subsea Solutions and Hydratight completed the world’s first deepwater riser repair at 1250m depth for BP off West Africa. Pål Magne Hisdal, Andre Midtun and Ivar K. Hanson explain. Image from the installation phase…

Autonomous systems hold the key

Oct 01, 2017

Sean Halpin, of Liquid Robotics, shares the benefits awaiting the offshore oil and gas industry if it could only speed up implementation of digital oilfield technologies. Wave Glider tow cable/towbody…

Improving subsea emergency response

Oct 01, 2017

Seanic Ocean Systems discusses the creation of a new subsea dispersant delivery system. Overboard chute. Photos from Seanic. The offshore oil and gas industry is constantly looking…

Mermaid JV inks Middle East extension

Sep 25, 2017

Mermaid Maritime’s joint venture company formed between Mermaid and a local offshore services operator has secured a contract extension for offshore inspection, repair and maintenance services with a national upstream oil and gas company following its initial five-year contract period…

Living in a subsea world

Sep 01, 2017

Oceaneering and Sonsub are making moves towards subsea resident remote operated vehicles. Elaine Maslin reports on their progress. The eNovus ROV illustrated. Image from Oceaneering. The…

Moving the needle

Sep 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin caught up with new Oceaneering CEO Rod Larson, at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference, and discovered his commitment to keep pushing the boundaries of what is currently possible. Rod Larson…

Port of call

Sep 01, 2017

Once a major port for coal export, northeast England’s Port of Blyth is becoming a growing hub for offshore industries. Elaine Maslin reports. Aerial view of the Port of Blyth. Image from Port of Blyth…

Schlumberger completes first hybrid seismic acquisition survey

Aug 24, 2017

Schlumberger’s WesternGeco has completed a hybrid seismic acquisition survey using their newly deployed multipurpose vessel (MPV)—a first in the industry, the company says. WG Vespucci. Image from Ultstein…

Cortland to use Plasma HiCo synthetic rope for WHOI

Aug 21, 2017

Cortland has won a “significant” new order from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to supply a single 12,000m length of 9/16in Plasma HiCo synthetic rope. Plasma HiCo synthetic rope…

Boskalis acquires Gardline Group

Aug 15, 2017

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV has acquired all shares of the UK’s Gardline Group as of today (15 August) in a US$51 million deal, including debt. Helios dredger. Image from Boskalis. The…

Tracerco Diagnostics Grout Monitoring launched

Aug 02, 2017

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey plc, has launched Tracerco Diagnostics Grout Monitoring, the company’s new product that is able to provide quick and accurate grout density profiling. Grout monitor…

Internet of oil things

Aug 01, 2017

The Internet of Things is becoming ever more embedded in the oil psyche. Steve Hamlen reports. Mackinnon The increasing use of sensors coupled with the progress in data collection…

SeaBird, TGS ink vessel deal

Jul 31, 2017

SeaBird Exploration signed an option agreement with TGS Nopec to provide up to 600 vessel days of seismic services. The deal offers TGS access to one or more SeaBird vessels to perform seismic services on a global basis. Call-off…

Mermaid bags US$4.6 million in two deals

Jul 24, 2017

Mermaid Maritime has been awarded two subsea contracts with a combined estimated value of US$4.6 million. The first contract award, with work scheduled to begin in Q3 2017, will involve a short ROV campaign for pipeline touchdown monitoring…

Fugro to install subsea power cable in Australia

Jul 17, 2017

SA Power Networks has awarded Fugro a contract to install a subsea power cable in South Australia. REM Etive. Image from Fugro. The new 20,000 kVA/33,000 volt cable will replace the existing 10…

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