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Autonomous Subsea Pipeline Inspection

Dec 04, 2018

Swire Seabed said it completed autonomous inspection of offshore pipeline systems for Equinor in October 2018 utilizing Kongsberg Maritime’s Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).The inspections were performed on three pipelines between Kollsnes and Troll A. In total, 180 kilometers of pipeline were inspected over two AUV dives.The inspections were undertaken with the subsea vehicle in autonomous mode…

TAQA Extends Petrofac North Sea Contract

Dec 03, 2018

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has secured a Condition Monitoring contract renewal from TAQA in the U.K. following competitive tender.Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Petrofac’s Condition Monitoring team will provide onshore and offshore vibration analyses…

Eriksen Joins Kreuz Subsea Board

Dec 03, 2018

Global integrated subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has appointed Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent nonexecutive director. Eriksen, who took up the advisory position on December 1, will support the business on a strategic level and help to identify future growth opportunities…

DOF Subsea Awarded Australian IMR Contract Extension

Nov 29, 2018

The international subsea operating company DOF Subsea said that its subsidiry DOF Subsea Australia Pty Ltd’s existing Subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair Contract with Chevron Australia has been extended. DOF Subsea has successfully provided IMR vessel…

ROV Innovation Saves Millions for Woodside

Nov 21, 2018

An innovative use of remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) technology for subsea jacket inspections at Australia’s largest oil and gas development has demonstrated substantial cost reductions and operational improvements.In March this year…

N-Sea Expands Its Middle East Capabilities

Nov 07, 2018

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) subsea services provider N-Sea said it has reinforced its commitment to the Middle East with expanded its service capabilities in the region.N-Sea, which opened its regional office in Dubai in 2016, said…

Advanced Anti-Corrosion Coatings for North Sea Platforms

Oct 31, 2018

OGTC is conducting trials using EonCoat on Total and Nexen platformsIn a collaborative effort, designed to improve vital protection of offshore assets, the Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC) is successfully conducting trials of an advanced anti-corrosion coating on two North Sea offshore platforms…

Stork Wins UK Offshore Extension Deal with Chrysaor

Oct 19, 2018

Global engineering Fluor Corporation announced that its diversified services segment Stork was awarded a two-year contract extension by Chrysaor to deliver integrated specialist asset integrity services for its Armada, Everest and Lomond offshore…

Østensjø Rederi, DeepOcean Pact for 'Edda Fauna'

Oct 11, 2018

Norwegian offshore vessel supplier  Østensjø Rederi and Netherlands - based  subsea services firm DeepOcean have signed a new contract for Edda Fauna.The new contract will commence 1st March 2019 and will secure firm utilisation until end of 2020…

DOF Subsea Selects Sonardyne Navigation Tech

Oct 09, 2018

International subsea services provider DOF Subsea has chosen acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to support its deepwater operations from three vessels offshore Brazil.The three vessels will be equipped with…

C-Innovation Opens New Dock Facility

Oct 08, 2018

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, said it has opened a new dock facility in Port Fourchon, La., to expand the capabilities of its Subsea Services group.The new facility is located…

Aker Solutions to Provide Brownfield Services for BP in Angola

Oct 04, 2018

Aker Solutions has been awarded a five-year agreement to supply brownfield modifications, maintenance and operations support for BP's Greater Plutonio and PSVM fields offshore Angola.The work scope covers the supply of engineering, procurement…

BSEE issues gas release hazards guidance

Jan 05, 2018

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has issued a safety alert regarding gas release hazards, following a compliance and incident data review that turned up 31 incidents by 14 operators in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo from BSEE…

Navigating subsea integrity

Jan 01, 2018

Subsea asset integrity is a growing challenge on the UK Continental Shelf and elsewhere, with each basin having its unique set of often complex demands. This applies to traditional oil and gas plant as well as the new generation of renewable energy structures…

Technology trials point toward shorter shut-downs

Dec 22, 2017

A series of trials in the North Sea to test non-intrusive inspection (NII) techniques have shown that they can offer similar results to traditional intrusive methods. Non-intrusive inspection technologies could mean operators do not have to shut-in equipment…

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