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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…

ROV moonpool handling systems

Aug 17, 2012

Two complete ROV moonpool handling systems are to be delivered by Norwegian specialist Rapp Hydema for Ezra Marine Service’s newbuild vessel Constellation. The new-generation systems are designed for work class ROV operations down to 4000m.…

Aker Solutions

Aug 17, 2012

Aker Solutions has acquired two Norwegian companies, Subsea House and SSH Engineering, from Subsea Holding. The deal, due to complete in 3Q 2012, includes a subsea test facility for subsea products, systems and tools.

Bredero Shaw

Aug 17, 2012

Bredero Shaw bagged its second contract for the Inpex/Total Ichthys LNG project in Australia. Awarded by McDermott and worth over $100 million, it calls for pipeline coating and related services for the project’s flowlines and tie-in spools.

David Stephen appointed GM Europe-Africa for Positioneering

Aug 17, 2012

David Stephen has been appointed GM Europe-Africa for Positioneering, an Aberdeen startup company providing GNSS-based positioning services for the offshore market. He joins from Specialist Subsea Services where he was GM of the Caledonian-Geotech division…

North West European Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Activity

Aug 17, 2012

Against a background of continuing financial uncertainty the oil price remains reasonably high, as does the level of activity in the North Sea, particularly in Norway with the planned development of the substantial Johan Sverdrup find. Reserves estimated at 1…

Subsea hardware spend rebounds

Aug 01, 2012

Oil & gas companies will spend roughly $135 billion on subsea hardware between 2012 and 2016, an increase of 14% over the preceding five-year period, according to a new report from Douglas-Westwood.Spending took a hit in 2010 and 2011 as the…

Upstream costs climb

Aug 01, 2012

High demand for goods and services helped push up building and operating costs for upstream oil & gas facilities over the six-month period covering 3Q 2011 to 1Q 2012, according to two IHS cost indexes. The IHS Upstream Capital Cost index rose 2…

Components and capabilities

Aug 01, 2012

Pieter Schelte will be capable of single-lifting topsides up to 48,000te and jackets up to 25,000te. Topsides will be lifted from a 122m long, 52m wide slot at the bow using eight sets of horizontal lifting beams, four on each side of the slot…

Paving the way through glacial boulders

Aug 01, 2012

As the giant Nord Stream project, involving 3 million tonnes of rock dumping over two and a half years, comes to an end, Tideway has picked up another substantial project from Subsea 7 for Total's Laggan Tormore project. Meg Chesshyre reports…

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’…

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