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Award winning corrosion monitoring comes of age

Jun 18, 2013

ClampOn won a Spotlight award last year—now its corrosion erosion monitoring system is taking off. Corrosion erosion is seeing increased interest in the subsea sector, both on old and new developments. It is proving a growing business area for ClampOn…

Subsea growth at home and abroad

Jun 18, 2013

High oil prices are helping boost spending, and Norway’s subsea industry has been quick to provide full system packages to those looking to spend—at home and broad. High oil prices, a growing level of subsea infrastructure, and a drive…

Using mussel power for monitoring

Jun 18, 2013

Norwegian technology development company Biota Guard has developed a subsea leak and environmental monitoring system for the oil and gas industry. Monitoring the heart-beat of mussels and their shell movements may not sound like a traditional activity within the upstream oil and gas industry…

A view from a subsea CEO

Jun 18, 2013

Transmark Subsea CEO Johan Møller Warmedal joined the company on January 1 this year. Before joining Transmark, he worked for AGR, FMC Technologies and Schlumberger, where he started his career more than 25 years ago as a wireline logging engineer…

Åsgard subsea compression on track

Jun 18, 2013

The world’s first subsea compression station is coming together in Norway— Elaine Maslin looks at the work ahead. Norway’s subsea laboratory is getting close to producing major results for Statoil and Aker Solutions. The two firms…

Rystad assesses global skills challenge

Jun 18, 2013

One of the biggest challenges facing the subsea industry, in Norway and globally, is human resources—access to skills. To help quantify and assess the sector’s skills base and find where the gaps are, the Underwater Technology Foundation…

Seeking new opportunities

Jun 18, 2013

Subsea Index creates business opportunities in English and Portuguese with high quality, business relevant data on subsea companies and organizations. The Brazilian companies União Engenharia and CP+ were among the first to register in the new Subsea Index…

Pioneer Array tests AUV durability

Jun 18, 2013

As more equipment goes on the seafloor, the industry is increasing its hunt for permanent underwater robotics solutions. Elaine Maslin got a view from Kongsberg Maritime. This year, two of Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid’s REMUS…

WiSub takes the pins out of subsea

Jun 18, 2013

Technology development firm WiSub hopes to make subsea data transfer easier and faster. A chance meeting at a subsea conference has resulted in the development of a technology aimed at making subsea connections easier, faster, and pinless…

Subsea aftermarket segment emerges

Jun 18, 2013

A new era is developing in subsea aftermarket service provision offshore Norway – one which is expected to set global standards. In 2010 production from subsea wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) outstripped production from surface wells for the first time…

World-leading expertise

Jun 18, 2013

The world-leading expertise on subsea equipment and technology that Norwegian companies hold has evolved over time. Now, it is vital that these companies are able to use the resources and knowledge they have available – and work smarter…

The Future of Solutions

Jun 18, 2013

Since the 1980’s, the Norwegian subsea industry has evolved to become a world-leading supplier of underwater equipment and technology. Oil and gas production across the world happens in ever deeper water, and the wells are increasingly complicated to operate…

Lundin spuds Brynhild well

Jun 17, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) has commenced drilling of the first development well on the Brynhild field in PL148, located in the Norwegian North Sea.Brynhild field is adjacent to the Norway-United Kingdom border, about 210 km from the Norwegian mainland…

Norwegian innovation makes its mark

Jun 14, 2013

When Norway first attended the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, 40 years ago, it was at the beginning of a long journey. Building on its seafaring heritage, the country has developed a strong base for oilfield technology. It’s now leading the way into new territories…

Draugen: Exceeding expectations

Jun 13, 2013

Draugen was the first field developed in the Norwegian Sea 20 years ago—Shell now expects it to produce for a further 20 years, doubling its expected life span. Asset manager Odin Estensen explains how. The story of Draugen is more than just the story of a field…

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