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Harkand to invest $30m in ROVs

Apr 17, 2013

Harkand is investing upwards of US$30million to expand its global fleet of remotely operated vehicle systems as the company drives forward with its ambitious growth strategy. The Group has signed a deal with Forum Subsea Technologies…

BOP control systems

Apr 16, 2013

Oilfield services provider Oceaneering International is to provide a Transocean subsidiary with subsea blowout preventer control systems for three existing semisubmersibles. The contracts cover three discrete hydraulic systems. Transocean…

Subsea thermal insulation

Apr 16, 2013

Dow Corning presented its new XTI-1003 RTV Silicone Rubber Insulation at the 2013 Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition held last month in San Antonio, Texas. The technology is a solid, non-syntactic thermal insulation solution designed for HPHT deepwater equipment applications…

Subsea tiebacks: The latest strategies

Apr 15, 2013

Après the moratorium of deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, operators are once again exploring for opportunities offshore. Yet, escalating costs for production facilities can prohibit the profitability of some marginal fields. Jeannie…

Skarv –BP harsh-water FPSO

Apr 15, 2013

The Skarv FPSO is BP’s first Norwegian greenfield project since 2001. Elaine Maslin explains the details. Sitting just 50km from the Arctic Circle in 350-450m of harsh waters, the Skarv FPSO is a milestone for BP. It is the firm’s first…

SCAR plough proves worth

Apr 15, 2013

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has reported a successful start to a 10-week boulder clearing and trenching campaign on the Baltic 2 offshore wind farm project. Mobilised onboard the Siem Topaz anchor handling vessel, Ecosse Subsea’s SCAR subsea…

New subsea centre for Newcastle

Apr 14, 2013

Newcastle University is to lead a national centre for subsea and offshore engineering as part of a major drive to develop new materials and technologies to explore the world’s oceans. The Neptune National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering…

IRM award for BRIL

Apr 11, 2013

Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL) has successfully secured a contract with the potential of a seven year commitment. Centrica Energy has awarded a three year contract with two, two year extension options, worth up to £40million. It is the largest Inspection…

Patrick O’Brien talks Subsea processing

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: Subsea…

Daniel More talks communication advancements for monitoring subsea E&A wells

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: In…

Sweden's Trelleborg buys UK firm

Apr 09, 2013

Sweden's Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, signed an agreement and finalized the acquisition of the UK company Ambler Technologies Ltd.The company, based in Lancashire, develops and produces composite…

Intermoor to build Brazil base

Apr 09, 2013

InterMoor do Brasil Serviços Offshore de Instalaçao Ltda (InterMoor), an Acteon company, has been awarded a construction license to build facilities at the new Industrial Complex of Açu Superport located in São João da Barra in northern Rio de Janeiro…

Subsea 7 to operate vessel for Petrobras

Apr 09, 2013

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a contract worth in excess of U$350 million from Petrobras. The contract is for the operation of the pipelay support vessel (PLSV) Kommandor 3000 on a day-rate basis for five years. Kommander 3000…

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…

Gazprom readies Kirinskoye flow

Apr 05, 2013

Natural gas production will begin this year from the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field under the Sakhalin III project, Gazprom announced.Kholmsk, Sakhalin Region (Image: Gazprom)The announcement followed a meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom's management committee…

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