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Rosneft seals partnership deals

Jun 21, 2013

Rosneft annoucned today it has signed cooperation agreements with Norway's Statoil, Italy's Eni, and America's ExxonMobil. Statoil and Rosneft have made official their plans to explore for oil and gas offshore Russia.  The two companies…

UTC: Escalating costs in subsea sector

Jun 21, 2013

The subsea industry is doing incredibly well, but it needs to reduce costs and invest more in technology development—according to the key note speaker at this week's UTC 2013. Kristian Siem, chairman of Subsea7 and its parent company Siem Industries…

Aker wins Heidrun work

Jun 20, 2013

Statoil awarded Aker Solutions a four-year frame agreement to supply, refurbish and store compensation equipment used to stabilize and control the production risers on the Heidrun platform in the North Sea. The contract value is undisclosed…

Huisman launches new subsea cranes

Jun 19, 2013

Dutch offshore lifting, drilling and subsea equipment firm Huisman has developed a new series of large, offshore cranes capable of use in ultra-deepwater and with capacities of up to 900 metric tonnes (mt). The series includes a 300mt/600mt…

UTC: Subsea CT scanner launch from Tracerco

Jun 19, 2013

Detection and monitoring firm Tracerco launched a new external pipeline flow assurance and integrity monitoring system at UTC (Underwater Technology Conference) in Bergen today. The system, TRACERCOTM Discovery, is a subsea CT (computed…

Subsea Norway in brief

Jun 19, 2013

DCN invests in ROV division DCN Diving has launched its own ROV division led by Fred Bosman as ROV operations manager. Bosman acquired his experience with robotic underwater systems with the Royal Dutch Navy, and for the past 13 years…

Asgard subsea template sets sail

Jun 18, 2013

Aker Solutions loaded out the 1800-tonne subsea gas compression station steel frame from its yard at Egersund. In the next two weeks it will be installed using the crane vessel Saipem 7000 in 300m water on the seabed at the Statoil-operated Åsgard field…

Monitoring moving subsea

Jun 18, 2013

Oil in water monitoring firm Pro Analysis has taken up the challenge of developing its technology for subsea use. Ever increasing water levels in production wells and stricter environmental standards are driving a research and development project to have a subsea oil-in-water monitor by 2015…

GE acquisition helps globalize Naxys

Jun 18, 2013

Subsea monitoring outfit Naxys has gained access to top research facilities after being bought out by global giant GE. Naxys’ work in the field of subsea monitoring systems led it to be snapped up by Measurement & Control, a business of GE Oil & Gas earlier this year…

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…

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