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OTC.13: Subsea 7 technology focus

May 02, 2013

Subsea 7, a global leader in seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services, will be exhibiting its innovative technologies and why it is the technology partner of choice for many in the offshore energy industry, at OTC 2013 from 6 to 9 May in Houston…

Saipem wins $500m Latin America work

Apr 22, 2013

Saipem has been awarded new E&C Offshore contracts in Latin America with a total value of approximately $500 million. In Venezuela, Saipem signed with Cardon IV, a 50/50 joint-venture between Eni and Repsol, T&I contracts for the development of the Perla EP Project…

Pipe-manufacturing center

Apr 16, 2013

Russia-based OMK held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new pipe-manufacturing facility, which sits on 75 acres in Houston. The US$100 million investment was made in response to rising demand for oil country tubular goods (OCTG), especially by strong demand in North America’s shale plays.

Get ready for a new phase of West African development

Apr 16, 2013

Exploration is expanding from West Africa’s Sierra Leone to Namibia, explains Bruce Nichols, led by sustained high oil prices, improving technology, relative political stability and a more supportive operating environment. Cobalt’s potentially…

Tapered stress joint

Apr 16, 2013

A new tapered-stress joint is under development by UK-based pipe design and manufacturing firm Magma Global. The company is working alongside major oil companies Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil, and Petrobras, to develop the joint using Magma’s m-pipe technology…

Rune Haddeland talks Cold based pipe connection solutions

Apr 10, 2013

Tech talk. With the 44th Offshore Technology Conference in Houston just on the horizon, OE sought answers to the question, “What emerging technology will have a direct impact on the offshore market?” Our think tank had this to say: Rune Haddeland…

Technip on Moho Nord subesa EPSCI

Apr 08, 2013

Technip was awarded by Total E&P Congo a major (more than $500million) lump-sum contract for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation (EPSCI) and pre-commissioning for the Moho Nord development project.This project is…

Petrofac wins $500m EPIC project

Apr 02, 2013

Petrofac has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for Satah Al Razboot (SARB) package 3 project, offshore Abu Dhabi.The US$500 million competitively…

Tenaris renewed

Mar 28, 2013

Tenaris renewed a long-term supply deal with Brazil’s Petrobras last month. Under the agreement, Tenaris will supply large diameter casing pipes with TenarisHydril Wedge Series 500 premium connections and other products until 2017.


Mar 28, 2013

Last year, Turkey approved construction of the South Stream pipeline through its territory, which will bring Russian gas across the southern Black Sea and into Europe. Construction should be completed in 2015, with the offshore component costing US$13 billion…

Cal Dive wins Mexican EPIC

Mar 27, 2013

Cal Dive wins $63 million PEMEX subsea contractMexican state oil company Pemex awarded Houston-based marine contractors Cal Dive International, Inc an EPIC contract worth US$63 million concerning the company's Abkatun-Pol-Chuc Field in the Bay of Campeche…

Second cleaning tool

Mar 25, 2013

Seanic flex joint cleaning toolHouston-based Seanic Ocean Systems will design a second flex joint cleaning tool. The first was designed to remove excessive marine growth where the ball and socket meet, allowing for better inspection of elastomer material…

Offshore pipeline leak detection for Arctic applications

Mar 20, 2013

Dr Premkumar Thodi, Mike Paulin, Duane DeGeer, and Glenn Lanan, INTECSEA Canada, examine examine the potential of external distributed sensors using fiber-optic cable systems. Multiple offshore Arctic fields have been developed over the past three decades…

Subsea 7 UK & Canada wins Talisman pipeline contract

Mar 04, 2013

Subsea 7 wins North Sea contract Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract to install a 10km pipeline bundle from Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Ltd. The contract, valued at US$285 million is for subsea construction services in support of the company’s Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) Project…

OMK opens Houston pipe mill

Feb 27, 2013

OMK invests in US OCTG market.Russia-based OMK (United Metallurgical Company) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new pipe-manufacturing facility in northeast Houston. The US$100 million investment was made in response to rising demand for oil country tubular goods (OCTG)…

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