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UUV Manipulators: Get a Grip

Feb 13, 2020

While much focus on resident subsea vehicles has been about the vehicles, there’s also been a lot of focus behind the scenes on creating electric tooling. The industry has relied on hydraulic tooling since tooling has been used, with the benefits and drawbacks that come with it. Leading the field has been Schilling Robotics, now a part of the TechnipFMC group. But, for electric vehicles to really make to most of being all-electric…

Wintershall Cuts Balderbrå Discovery Estimate After Appraisal Duster

Feb 26, 2020

Wintershall Dea Norge has reduced the size estimate of its Baldebra discovery in the Norwegian Sea, after an appraisal well near the 2018 gas find proved dry.The 6604/5-1 gas discovery was proven in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Springar Formation) in 2018…

Northland Expands Offshore Wind Pipeline in Asia

Feb 24, 2020

Canadian power producer Northland Power will acquire Dado Ocean Wind Farm, a development company with multiple early-stage offshore wind development sites in South Korea.Dado Ocean is currently owned by Eui Jeong Hwang, a wind power developer…

Saipem Urges Workers in Italy to Stay at Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Feb 24, 2020

Italian offshore oilfield services company Saipem has activated safety measures to protect its workers, after the coronavirus outbreak in the country.According to a report by Reuters, Italy is the most affected country in Europe, with coronavirus cases rising on Saturday to more than 150…

Siemens Wins Order to Modernize M. East Jack-Up Rig

Feb 20, 2020

Arabian Drilling Company has tapped the German industrial giant Siemens to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jack-up drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East…

Optime Subsea Invests in Topside Equipment

Feb 20, 2020

Norway's Optime Subsea, a subsea system solutions provider, has said it has recently secured large international contracts worth millions of dollars as a result of the product portfolio expansion.The company, which last year won a two-year well access deal with Aker BP…

Mapping in the Cloud

Feb 19, 2020

How cloud-based computing is transforming subsea surveyDigitalization has revolutionized the world, and hydrographic survey techniques are no exception. While advances in mechanical design have enabled the survey of increasingly remote locations…

Kongsberg, Zero Join Forces for Renewables

Feb 18, 2020

International marine technology group Kongsberg Gruppen and  Zero environmental foundation signed a three-year collaboration agreement.The main intentions of the collaboration are to create increased momentum in the shift to renewable and emission-free solutions…

Pearson to Lead National Subsea Center

Feb 11, 2020

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has appointed Chris Pearson as Director for the National Subsea Center (NSC), tasked with leading the center’s research and development to tackle subsea engineering challenges.Pearson will take up the new post…

Oceaneering Scores Angola RLWI Gig with BP

Feb 11, 2020

Oil major BP has awarded subsea services specialist Oceaneering a contract for the provision of riserless light well intervention services in Angola.Oceaneering, which has described the contract award as meaningful, will provide the services at BP's offshore Angola Blocks 18 and 31…

UKCS Mediation Pilot Launched

Feb 10, 2020

UK oil and gas industry regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has revealed that it has launched a year-long UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) “mediation pilot”.According to the OGA, the pilot aims to test the extent to which mediation can resolve certain disputes between oil and gas licensees…

RigNet's Comms Solutions for Northern Offshore Jack-Ups

Feb 10, 2020

RigNet, Offshore communications, and networking solutions provider has signed a long-term services agreement with offshore drilling contractor Northern Offshore.Under the deal, RigNet will provide several solutions including VSAT Managed Communications Services…

Ulstein Retrofits HMC Vessel to HLV

Feb 06, 2020

The marine contractor in the international offshore oil and gas and renewables industry Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) contracted Ulstein Verft shipyard in 2018 to provide design and engineering services to convert their deepwater construction…

Ocean Infinity Launches Armada

Feb 04, 2020

US-based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity said it has launched a new marine technology and data company boasting the industry's largest fleet of unmanned surface vehicles (USV).Armada, with a focus on combining technology and environmental sustainability…

Proposed Bill Calls for More Transparency with Offshore Incidents

Jan 31, 2020

U.S. Congressman A. Donald McEachin, a Democratic representative from Virginia, has introduced legislation that would require offshore oil and gas operators to report failures of critical safety systems directly to the Secretary of the Interior…

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