Offshore Subsea News - page 164

 

Point by point: intervention

Aug 01, 2014

In advance of OE’s 2014 Deepwater Intervention Forum held in Galveston, Texas, Managing Editor Audrey Leon spoke with representatives of Helix Energy Solutions, FMC Technologies, and consultant Robert Keith of R.J. Keith & Associates, to discuss topics affecting the intervention sector…

Precision parts

Aug 01, 2014

TrustLube installed an automatic greasing system on EMAS’ newbuild ice-classed ultra-deepwater pipelaying and construction vessel Lewek Constellation in June. The newbuild is shown here in July sailing along the Queensland…

Royal accolade tops record year

Aug 01, 2014

IHC Engineer Business’ Hi-Traq trenching system, launched in May. Photos from Royal IHC.  Elaine Maslin spoke to Bram Roelse, the CEO at Royal IHC—the new name for Dutch firm IHC Merwede. Last…

Multiple markets for heavy lifts

Aug 01, 2014

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s crane vessel Stanislav Yudin installing a topside.  Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) will be involved in one of the biggest lifting campaigns in the North Sea…

Integrating automation offshore

Aug 01, 2014

As a part of creating production, here is a subsea production tree that mounts at the well head. Source: FMC Technologies  Peter Welander examines how the challenges of networking disparate elements are intense…

Combating fatigue

Aug 01, 2014

Fig. 1: Illustration of riser acceleration vs. wave height. Images from 2H Offshore.  Michael Long Ge and Himanshu…

Intervention allies

Aug 01, 2014

Sarah Parker Musarra spoke with FTO Services’ Vidar Sten-Halvorsen to learn more about the new Island Performer intervention vessel, a product of the joint venture between FMC Technologies and Edison Chouest Offshore. The Island Constructor…

Paradigm invests in new headquarters

Jul 31, 2014

Paradigm Flow Services has invested approximately US$7.2 million in a new headquarters and test center in Drumoak. The company has a 15-year lease on Paradigm House from MacDonald Properties (Aberdeen) Ltd., which will provide capacity…

API publishes new capping stack guidelines

Jul 31, 2014

The American Petroleum Institute (API) published new guidelines for the design, manufacture and use of subsea capping stacks, equipment designed as part of industry’s emergency preparedness in the event of a spill at a wellhead on the ocean floor…

P&A problems

Jul 30, 2014

The Fugro Synergy. From Fugro Drilling and Well Services. Plugging and abandonment accounts for about 43% of decommissioning costs. Operators and service companies are looking at ways to reduce the bill…

Heave compensation improves offshore lifting operations

Jul 30, 2014

In addition to allowing cranes to work safely and effectively in harsh conditions, heave compensation reduces the effect of resonance on the subsea load. Photo from Huisman. Accurately…

Seatronics partners with Digital Edge Subsea for video inspection

Jul 30, 2014

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has signed a worldwide contract with Digital Edge Subsea Ltd. for Digital Edge Subsea’s complete range of digital video inspection systems. Seatronics will be equipped with Digital Edge Subsea systems for…

WFS, Fugro offer wireless ROV integration

Jul 29, 2014

WFS Technologies and Fugro Subsea Technologies announced an agreement to offer subsea wireless capability on all FCV Work Class ROVs beginning in 2015. The partnership will deliver enhanced ROV solutions for subsea projects. With this agreement…

JDR opens center in Cambridge

Jul 25, 2014

JDR is opening a new offshore engineering technology center in Cambridge on 28 July. The new Cambridge R&D team will evolve JDR’s specialist knowledge of subsea production umbilicals and subsea power cables to take on exploration challenges faced by oil…

Bechtel and Gulf Island join forces

Jul 25, 2014

Gulf Island Fabrication has signed a cooperation agreement with Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc. to work together on offshore projects for the US Gulf of Mexico and abroad. Gulf Island Fabrication will offer its fabrication experience…

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