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Aker, Baker Hughes approved for subsea production alliance

Sep 04, 2014

Aker Solutions and Baker Hughes Inc. received necessary regulatory approvals for the Subsea Production Alliance announced in April 2014. The two companies agreed to form the alliance a few months ago develop technology for production solutions designed to boost output…

FET in Brazilian multi ROV contract

Sep 03, 2014

Vard Holdings Ltd. awarded Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies (FET) a contract for eight remotely operated vehicles (ROV) systems. FET will supply eight Perry XLX 150HP work-class ROVs that will be mobilized on four new-build pipeline…

DNV GL approves SGS permanent underwater wet welding repairs

Sep 03, 2014

DNV GL and Subsea Global Solutions LLC. (SGS) announced the completion of an extensive joint research and development program that allows permanent repairs to be carried out by underwater wet welding on certain areas of vessels. With DNV GL’s approval…

Viper wins Caspian contract

Sep 03, 2014

Viper Subsea won a multimillion-dollar contract to supply subsea hydraulic and electrical distribution equipment to an unnamed oil field in the Caspian Sea. The contract includes the design and supply of subsea equipment, in addition…

Pemex awards Fugro $31.5 million survey

Sep 03, 2014

Mexico’s Pemex awarded an offshore multi-site geophysical and geotechnical survey to Fugro and Constructora Subacuatica Diavaz, S.A. de C.V. The contract, valued at US$31.5 million, includes offshore operations, laboratory testing and…

Petrobras, Endeeper enter software development contract

Sep 02, 2014

Endeeper and Petrobras entered into a two-year contract for provision of services related to Endeeper's software package for petroleum geology. The contract allows the development of new modules for Petroledge, Hardledge and RockViewer systems in addition to software training…

Statoil calls for Lego-style subsea future

Sep 02, 2014

Less than a week after its CEO Helge Lund called for the industry to develop a Lego-approach Statoil has announced it is working with DNV GL to introduce an international industry standard for subsea process technology. Lund was speaking at the ONS 2014 exhibition and conference in Stavanger…

BG joins POS-GRIP JIP

Sep 01, 2014

BG International, a subsidiary of BG Group, has signed up as the sixth major oil and gas consulting partner to Plexus Holding's on-going joint industry project (JIP).   The JIP’s objective is to develop and commercialise a new and safer subsea wellhead HGSS…

Making an entrance

Sep 01, 2014

Alan Thorpe examines the latest pipelaying vessels debuting on the market.  The Ceona Amazon leaving Cryst Shipyard in Poland. Photo from Ulstein.   Two new pipelayers for…

Innovating field joint insulation

Sep 01, 2014

Dow Chemical discusses the development of non-mercury-catalyzed field joint insulation material for subsea pipelines. By Amber Stephenson, Dave Parker, Mike Huspek, Kamesh Vyakaranam, and Mark Whelan For decades, offshore applicators…

Cranking up the power on connectors

Sep 01, 2014

Siemens is putting a 45Kv wet mate connector designed for up to 3000m water through its paces. Elaine Maslin went to learn more at the firm’s plant in Ulverston, Cumbria, England. Critical electrical component testing on the SpecTRON 45…

Sensing systems

Sep 01, 2014

Optical and even quantum sensing is being assessed to help monitor the subsea oilfields of the future as part of remote sensor networks. Elaine Maslin reports on work in the field by the University of Aberdeen. A…

The push for uniformity

Sep 01, 2014

Stephen Whitfield examines well control standards in the US and Europe. Since the Macondo blowout devastated the Gulf of Mexico in the spring of 2010, governments and industry organizations around the world have recognized the need to…

The perils of offshore power quality

Sep 01, 2014

Unacceptable power quality can have significant impacts on safety, the productivity of operations and profitability. Ian C. Evans explains. An Ex motor. Photos from Harmionic Solutions. Electrical…

Well control for pre-salt production efficiency

Sep 01, 2014

Baker Hughes has been developing completion technology and well control with Petrobras in deepwater ever since its first intelligent completion system contract in the early 2000s. Claudio Paschoa found out more. Baker…

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