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OPT Launches Subsea Battery

Aug 17, 2020

U.S. based ocean energy technology developer Ocean Power Technologies has launched a tech called the Subsea Battery solution for offshore installations.OPT said that the lithium-iron-phosphate battery system with a nominal storage capacity of…

Kraken Adds Offshore Exec Sam Allen as Advisor

Aug 12, 2020

Canada-based Kraken Robotics announced that it has hired longtime offshore industry executive Sam Allen as a strategic advisor to help the marine technology company refine its strategy for the international offshore energy market.Allen was President…

PHOTO: Saitec's BlueSATH Floating Wind Platform Installed in Spain

Aug 11, 2020

Saitec Offshore Technologies' BlueSATH floating wind platform has been installed and commissioned in its final deployment site in El Abra del Sardinero, Santander, Spain. The BlueSATH was towed from Astander's Dock Pontejos towards its destination 800 meters away off the Cantabrian coast…

Petronas, FASTsubsea Working on 'Low-cost' Subsea Multiphase Pump

Aug 11, 2020

Petronas Research, a subsidiary of the Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas, has joined a joint industry project to develop and test a low-cost, topside-less subsea multiphase pump.The company has signed a contract with FASTsubsea, a joint venture between Aker Solutions and FSubsea…

Rovco to Survey Proposed 96MW Floating Wind Farm Site

Aug 11, 2020

Subsea survey services and ROV provider Rovco has won a contract to carry out survey work on Erebus, a planned 96MW offshore floating wind farm 45 km off the coast of Pembrokeshire, in the southwest of Wales.Rovco said Monday that Blue Gem Wind…

SMD to Supply ROV for Petrovietnam Subsidiary

Aug 10, 2020

U.K.-based Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD) said it has won a multimillion-dollar contract to supply a medium-sized work class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to PTSC GEOS & SUBSEA SERVICES CO., LTD., (PTSC G&S), a subsidiary of Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC)…

Equinor's Incoming CEO Wants to Be Best in Offshore Oil, Gas

Aug 10, 2020

Anders Opedal, who on Monday was named Equinor's new chief executive, said he wanted the Norwegian oil company to be both best in offshore oil and gas and at the same time have higher climate targets and develop new low-carbon solutions.'I want Equinor to be best in offshore oil and gas…

INTERVIEW: Kris Kydd, Head of Robotics, at Total E&P UK; Total’s “Stevie the Robot”

Aug 10, 2020

Total has been working on robotics for some years now, having launched the Argos challenge in 2013 and now getting ready to put the Taurob designed Stevie robot through its paces in a trial at Shetland Gas Plant. We spoke with Kris Kydd, Head of Robotics…

TGS Makes Surprise $600 Mln Offer for Part of Rival PGS

Aug 06, 2020

Seismic surveyor TGS, a supplier of geological data to the global oil industry, on Thursday said it had made an unsolicited cash offer of $600 million for a key part of rival PGS.If successful, the offer to buy PGS's so-called multi-client library…

Offshore Wind Could Bring In $1.7B to U.S. Treasury by 2022

Aug 05, 2020

The United States has an opportunity to accelerate offshore wind energy growth, and benefit from 28 new gigawatts of wind power and $1.7 billion in U.S. Treasury revenue by 2022, according to a study released by the energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie…

Fugro Orders Two SEA-KIT USVs

Aug 04, 2020

Dutch offshore surveying services provider Fugro has ordered two 12-meter SEA-KIT X class uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), with one bound for their Asia-Pacific region and the other for North Sea operations.Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Director Remote Inspection at Fugro…

SRO Updates Stena Drilling's Rigs with IBM’s Maximo System

Aug 04, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has had its asset management software system on six offshore rigs replaced.The company hired UK-based tech firm SRO Solutions which, over the course of 14 months replaced its existing asset management system with IBM’s Maximo software…

Subsea Cable Specialist JDR Breaks Ground on US HQ

Jul 30, 2020

JDR,  a subsea cable supplier and services provider has started construction of a new US headquarters in Tomball, Texas. The building will consolidate three of JDR’s existing facilities in the region to expand its IWOCs (Intervention Work Over…

Spirit Energy Orders POS-GRIP System from Plexus

Jul 29, 2020

Oil and gas company Spirit Energy has ordered a POS-GRIP surface production wellhead system from Plexus Holdings.The order from Spirit Energy includes Plexus' POS-GRIP 5,000psi leak-proof 'HG' metal to metal sealing surface production wellhead…

Petronas to Use Honeywell UOP Tech at Kasawari Gas Field

Jul 28, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas Carigali will use Honeywell UOP modular natural gas processing technology at the Kasawari gas field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.Honeywell UOP said Petronas would use its technology in the development of…

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