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Helix Qs up for deepwater role

May 01, 2012

While the Q4000, star of the Macondo response,was in dock recently for some much-deserved TLC, Helix Energy Solutions Group chairman and CEO Owen Kratz spoke with analysts about the company’s bet on a burgeoning well intervention market and…

Going deeper with HMPE rope

May 01, 2012

Low creep synthetic ropes made from high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) hold the key to overcoming the engineering and installation issues facing naval architects and installation contractors arising from ultra-deepwater, permanent moorings. Lankhorst…

Deepwater rope trick

Apr 28, 2012

The offshore division of mooring rope specialist Lankhorst Ropes is unveiling a new ultra-low creep, high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) mooring rope for 2000m-plus water depths at OTC 2012 in Houston.Based on the Lankhorst Gama 98 rope construction…

Plumbing the depths

Apr 02, 2012

Subsea has moved from being the outlier to being ‘one of the core ways of us doing our business’, Chevron’s Peter Blake told the recent Subsea 2012 conference in Aberdeen. He expects the company’s net operated subsea production, currently in the region of 600…

Rolling in the deep

Apr 01, 2012

One portion of the Golden Triangle – the Gulf of Mexico – has slipped a notch in its dominance of the global deepwater play while activities in the other two corners – West Africa and Brazil – amped up. In addition, a new region has joined the report this year…

Heads up, the elephants are coming!

Apr 01, 2012

The era of the oil & gas industry is not over. Predictions for global energy demand can’t be met without an increasing utilization of petroleum recourses. And when many thought our industry was in decline, elephant discoveries in the North Sea…

Plumbing the depths

Apr 01, 2012

We are moving away from being subsea plumbers into people who are deeply integrated into the full value chain of the subsea production system,’ Peter Blake, subsea systems manager with Chevron Technology Company, told Subsea 2012 attendees. In the past…

Dutch duo on the move

Apr 01, 2012

The Dutch know a thing or two about lifting, transporting and installing offshore structures having for many years been in the vanguard of such activities around the world. Meg Chesshyre catches up with two leading exponents of the heavy lift art…

Testing, testing . . .

Apr 01, 2012

One of Bergen’s biggest and boldest offshore players is Framo Engineering, now wholly owned by Schlumberger following its purchase of the Sandsli-headquartered company’s remaining equity shares in June 2011. The two organisations had worked…

Bromwich disputes drilling backlog

Mar 02, 2012

BOEMRE director Michael Bromwich vows that deepwater drilling will return to the US Gulf of Mexico in the coming months, marking a return of exploration all but shut down after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But the oil & gas industry remains skeptical…

Asian players land bigger fish

Mar 01, 2012

The mix of orders for all categories of drillings rigs continues, with Asia Pacific and Middle East shipyards and their overseas affiliates indicating a marked drift away from jackups and towards ever larger semisubmersibles and ultra-deepwater drillships…

ROVs: going for growth

Mar 01, 2012

Barely recognizable from the Gulf of Mexico saturation diving company that emerged from a three-way merger back in 1969, Oceaneering is today in fully fledged dynamic growth mode. In the US, Russell McCulley looks at the company's plans to…

Slimming down for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

A new thinner-walled pipeline concept developed by DNV is claimed capable of significantly reducing the cost of a deep- and ultra-deepwater gas pipeline while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime. Meg Chesshyre reports…

Heading for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

Saipem's new pipelay giant Castorone, currently under construction at Keppel shipyard in Singapore, will replace the veteran Castoro Sei as the contractor's flagship vessel for laying large diameter pipelines and serving the growing deep- and ultra-deepwater markets…

Coatings cut to a new cloth

Mar 01, 2012

Whether it's providing protection for kit in HP/HT environments, keeping corrosion at bay or defending vessels against fouling or iceberg damage, the offshore industry sure does ask a lot of its paint jobs nowadays.Jennifer Pallanich talks to…

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