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Subsea Smarts

Nov 10, 2012

A subsea pipeline pressure isolation operation was completed by TDW Offshore Services in the Gulf of Mexico in 370ft of water against 870psig. The isolation enabled the safe and effective tie-in of a piggable wye to the Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline…

Having fun with heavy oil

Nov 01, 2012

Some notable heavy oil projects offshore Brazil are entering advanced phases to increase or maintain production. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro on the latest developments at three Campos Basin fields – Statoil’s Peregrino, Petrobras’…

Meeting the chemical injection challenge

Nov 01, 2012

As offshore operators get into deeper waters and develop more mature oil & gas fields using more complex well architectures, continuous downhole injection of chemicals is increasingly required to manage challenges such as scale formation or asphaltene precipitation within the wellbore…

Control modules through the ages

Nov 01, 2012

'In two to three years' time we could be looking at data speeds of 1Gbps.' Derek RobertsonThe development of subsea controls over the past 30 years, and trends for the future, were reviewed as part of a subsea technology day held in Aberdeen last month by Aker Solutions…

Aker Solutions and Statoil

Oct 12, 2012

Aker Solutions and Statoil were jointly awarded the ONS Innovation Award in Stavanger for their work on the Åsgard subsea gas compression system (OE April). Aker CTO Åsmund Bøe commented: ‘This technology has the potential to change offshore gas field developments worldwide…

Aquaterra Energy

Oct 12, 2012

Aquaterra Energy opened an office in Aberdeen last month. The company’s team there, working on drilling riser systems, offshore platforms, subsea templates and the like, is headed by GM Eric Doyle who commented: ‘We are developing the expertise…

Swagelok

Oct 12, 2012

Swagelok has acquired the assets of Erie, Pennsylvania-based Innovative Pressure Technologies. IPT manufactures high and medium pressure subsea valves, fittings and fluid control devices.

Caribbean concerns

Oct 01, 2012

As a number of Caribbean nations set sights on developing potential deepwater reserves, concerns have surfaced about the region’s ability to respond to a Macondo-style subsea leak. The topic is especially prominent in a swath of sea where tourists…

Frade seeps continue to haunt

Oct 01, 2012

Oil seeps at Chevron’s Frade field nearly a year ago have led Brazilian regulator ANP to assess millions in fines against Chevron and ultimately halted output at the troubled Campos Basin field. In November 2011, Chevron P&A’d an appraisal well…

Magnet motor key to subsea step change

Oct 01, 2012

Full qualification testing of a 3.2MW multiphase subsea pump system capable of operation in pressures up to 5000psi has now been completed, FMC Technologies and Sulzer Pumps confirmed during Stavanger’s ONS show.Unveiling the new system, Tore Halvorsen…

Rig delays dampen deepwater carnival

Oct 01, 2012

Brazil’s oil & gas potential continues to grab the industry headlines, with Petrobras confirming more than a score of offshore discoveries, most of them deepwater, in the last 18 months alone. Newcomer OGX confirmed a number of discoveries too…

Teledyne Impulse-PDM

Sep 12, 2012

Teledyne has acquired the parent company of PDM Neptec, a UK-based provider of underwater cables, fibre optic and electrical subsea connectors. The acquired company will now operate under the name Teledyne Impulse-PDM.

Jubilee points way for Prosperidade

Sep 01, 2012

Anadarko Petroleum has taken on a challenging project with the Prosperidade development in Mozambique. But the company plans to draw on lessons from its involvement in Ghanas Jubilee field development to unlock Mozambiques huge gas resources…

Subsea sector recruitment: rekindling a love of engineering

Sep 01, 2012

The extreme shortage of skilled personnel in the oil & gas industry is arguably the industry's biggest challenge today. Technical solutions may have changed but new challenges remain, particularly in the specialist area of subsea engineering…

Clever coatings

Aug 17, 2012

New from Jotun are two new high performance coatings developed specifically for the the offshore industry and conforming with ISO20340 and Norsok M501 standards.Barrier Plus, a two-component zincrich epoxy primer, is said to provide optimal…

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