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The piece small challenge

Nov 07, 2013

Large structures in deep water Gulf of Mexico are set to challenge established decommissioning methodologies in the basin, while the North Sea still awaits its bow-wave of activity. Elaine Maslin reports. Globally, the offshore decommissioning market has largely been limited to two basins…

Global Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

Transboundary may head to committee The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate’s version of the bill, passed last month (October)…

Prosafe orders two accommodation units

Nov 07, 2013

Prosafe has agreed a letter of intent (LoI) with COSCO (Qidong) Offshore Co. Ltd. for the engineering, procurement and construction of two semi-submersible accommodation vessels, with options for four further units. The vessels will be…

Visund start-up for Statoil

Nov 07, 2013

Statoil has started production from the Visund North oil and gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The total recoverable reserves are estimated at 29MM boe and the total investment for the field development is NOK3.3 billion…

Viking, Chan partner on jackup

Nov 07, 2013

Viking Offshore & Marine will partner with Chan Kwan Bian (Chan) to construct a $180MM drilling jackup rig, marking Viking’s entrance into the rig building and rig charter market. Executive Director Daniel Lin said that with this agreement…

Alaska wave energy boost

Nov 05, 2013

ORPC Solutions, a subsidiary of Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), is to provide project management and services to Resolute Marine Energy’s (RME) Yakutat Wave Energy Project in Alaska. Located on the Gulf of Alaska 200 miles northwest of Juneau…

Siri could restart Q2

Nov 04, 2013

Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has said production is expected to restart from the Siri platform, offshore Denmark, in Q2 2014.  Production from the platform will be at reduced volumes until the Siri platform is permanently repaired…

University launches subsea engineering program

Nov 01, 2013

The University of Houston’s Subsea Engineering program is the first of its kind in the US. The program—founded by mechanical engineering professor and director of UH Subsea, Matthew Franchek— is in its inaugural year operating with a 10-course…

Visualizing operations in Technip’s model lab

Nov 01, 2013

Physical modeling of deepwater projects can be a very useful tool. Despite the advent of computer modeling and immersive computer visualization environments, physical 3D models help vessel operators, riggers, and field engineers find potential problem areas and resolve spatial issues…

Eni tests AUV technology

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge is testing an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed to carry out subsea environmental monitoring along predetermined tracks. The project is part of investment by Eni Norge in research and development linked to new and improved techniques for monitoring the marine environment…

Eni Norge opens Hammerfest office

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge has opened a new operations center in Hammerfest as part of its expansion in northern Norway and the Barents Sea.  Eni has been active in the region since the start of the 1990s and is developing the Goliat oil field - the first oil field to be developed in the Barents Sea…

Kvaerner in Moscow move

Oct 30, 2013

Norwegian engineering and construction firm Kvaerner has opened an office in Moscow to position itself for future arctic construction projects. Kvaerner's office in Moscow is being led by Andrey Plotnikov, with a staff of 10 people currently focusing on business development activities…

IntecSea's FHSB semisub design accommodates dry trees

Oct 24, 2013

INTECSEA, a global company within the Worley Parsons Group, is featuring its new semisubmersible design at the Deep Offshore Technology (DOT) conference this week. The company says the new design enables dry tree applications in harsh environments…

Russia's arctic production needs

Oct 16, 2013

More needs to be done to develop Russian subsea production capabilities in order to develop hydrocarbon resources in Russia’s arctic seas, SPE Arctic & Extreme heard in Moscow yesterday. According Gazprom, there is an estimated 21-46Billion tons of oil and 36…

Technip awarded subsea contract for GOM project

Oct 14, 2013

Houston-based LLOG Exploration Offshore L.L.C. awarded Technip a substantial contract for the development of the Delta House field, located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The contract covers the project management…

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