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Technip wins Brazilian pipe supply contract

Jun 19, 2013

Technip won a major contract for the supply of flexible pipes by Petrobras for the Iracema Sul (former Cernambi Sul) field, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area, Brazil at a water depth of up to 2,500 m. The contract covers the qualification…

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…

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…

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…

Ocean Rig receives drillship contract

Jun 17, 2013

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. received a Letter of Award for its ultra deepwater drillship Ocean Rig Skyros. The Letter of Award is for five wells or a minimum of 275 days contract for drilling offshore West Africa, with an estimated backlog of approximately US $190 million…

Halliburton opens Rio technology center

Jun 11, 2013

Halliburton announced the opening of its new Technology Center at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Technology Park, located at Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The center provides the setting for collaboration as…

Atwood Achiever heads to Morocco

Jun 10, 2013

Atwood Oceanics Inc. was awarded a drilling services contract for the  ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by  a subsidiary of Kosmos Energy Ltd.for an exploration  program commencing in Morocco.  The contract specifies a base operating rate of about US $595…

Further, deeper, colder with SX121

Jun 07, 2013

The offshore oil and gas industry is moving further into deeper and colder waters in remote locations thanks to advancing technologies. Ulstein provides products and solutions in support of safer, smarter and greener operations.  The OCV/subsea vessel design SX121…

Technip wins Julia contract

Jun 05, 2013

ExxonMobil handed Technip a contract for the development of the Julia field, a US$4 billion project Exxon and partner Statoil announced last month. The contract covers the project management, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of more than 48 km of 10…

FMC wins Heidelberg supply

Jun 04, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum chose FMC Technologies to provide subsea equipment for the Heidelberg field, FMC announced on 4 June 2013. The scope of FMC Technologies' contract includes the supply includes five enhanced horizontal subsea trees, tree mounted controls…

Extra time for Aminex in Tanzania

May 30, 2013

Aminex has been given extra time to carry out exploration in its licence in Tanzania's offshore Rovuma Basin.  Partner in the licence Solo Oil, said the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation had agreed a variation of the terms of…

Reliance confirms Indian gas find

May 28, 2013

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) and partner BP, have discovered gas and condensate in the KG D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari field off the eastern coast of India. The KGD6-MJ1 well was drilled in a water depth of 1024 m, and a total depth of 4509 m…

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