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Offshore rope trick

Aug 01, 2012

With the recent completion in Johor, Malaysia, of the first phase of its new $100 million wire rope manufacturing plant, Kiswire believes it is now well placed to deal with the greater demands made of such products as the offshore industry moves into ever-deeper waters…

Subsea heading further, deeper, colder

Aug 01, 2012

At a recent Bergen conference showcasing the strength in depth of Norway's subsea industry, Statoil EVP Øystein Michelsen challenged delegates to work with his company in developing the technology to go further, deeper and colder and seize the…

Compact Semi Launched

Jul 19, 2012

The latest addition to the Hallin Marine fleet of subsea operation vessels, the compact semisubmersible Derwent, was floated for final fit out at the Drydocks World yard in Nanindah, Indonesia, last month. Designed and equipped to meet current and anticipated subsea industry demand…

Remote-controlled hot tapping

Jul 19, 2012

Successful field deployment of a new compact remote controlled subsea hot tapping machine was announced recently by TD Williamson. The lightweight Subsea 1200RC Tapping Machine, described as a ‘topside-driven machine with passive ROV interface’…

Line of sight

Jul 01, 2012

Maintaining a flowline that will operate smoothly following a shutdown means addressing a host of flow assurance challenges. The industry has typically approached the flow assurance question through chemical and mechanical means. Jennifer Pallanich…

Thermal insulation: pushing the limits

Jul 01, 2012

Subsea thermal insulation has an important role to play in ensuring the smooth running of offshore facilities as the industry moves into deeper waters and fluids get warmer. Trelleborg Offshore's Grethe Hartviksen argues that innovative synthetic…

Drilling automation deal

Jun 26, 2012

Cameron typically shows off serious subsea technology during the annual Houston event but this year chose instead to put the spotlight on its purchase of the TTS Energy Division from Norway’s TTS Group, a transaction expected to close soon.The…

Subsea separation success

Jun 26, 2012

FMC Technologies, flying high on two OTC ‘spotlights on technology’ this year for its advancements in the subsea separation arena, discussed the two projects – Marlim and Pazflor – that earned this recognition.The subsea oil-water separation…

DeepOcean

Jun 26, 2012

CTC Marine Projects, Trico Offshore and Deep Ocean AS, all subsidiaries of Norway’s DeepOcean Group Holding, have been rebranded DeepOcean. ‘The move is more than a name change,’ said group CEO Bart Heijermans. ‘We will operate as one company…

JDR Cables

Jun 26, 2012

High-performance subsea cables and umbilical systems supplier JDR Cables has completed its £30 million investment in its state-of-theart UK manufacturing plant in Hartlepool (OE September 2009). JDR, the UK’s sole supplier of sub-sea array cable…

Proserv

Jun 26, 2012

Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv, backed by private equity firm Intervale Capital, has acquired the subsea controls business of Weatherford International. The deal includes more than 300 personnel and all control systems operations in the UK, Norway, North America, the Middle East and the Far East.

Valle Silencioso

Jun 26, 2012

Valle Silencioso, a company managed by Sophia Capital, now has a 95.8% stock holding in pipeline coatings and subsea thermal insulation specialist Socotherm following the acquisition of 50% of the outstanding shares of SO-4 Ltd from 4D Global Energy Investment…

West Engineering Services

Jun 26, 2012

Newly acquired West Engineering Services joined the Lloyd’s Register stable on 1 May in a move the class society believes will secure its position as the premier independent risk-management organisation supporting the global offshore drilling industry…

Alan Jordan joins Jee

Jun 26, 2012

Subsea cables specialist Alan Jordan has joined Jee as a principal cables engineer.

Subsea tiebacks struggle from Macondo's grip

Jun 01, 2012

OE's latest review of deepwater subsea tieback projects ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico shows the region is still suffering from the after-effects of the drilling moratorium that followed in the April 2010 Macondo disaster's wake. Jennifer Pallanich…

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