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Knuckle boom subsea crane premier

Jan 10, 2013

Liebherr will debut a new subsea crane with knuckle boom, RL-K 7500, at its plant in Rostock, Germany, this month. The crane has both active-heave compensation and a vertical winch, frame-lifting system. The RL-K 7500 has a lift capacity of 260t and can work in water depths to 3400m.

ROV debuts at OSEA

Jan 10, 2013

Singapore’s Kreuz Subsea took possession of a new Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV displayed at OSEA 2012. Saab Seaeye boosted the ROV’s power management, offering 50% more power and reduced its size, requiring less deck space. Its 10 thrusters allow operation in currents greater than four knots…

Data Integrity

Jan 09, 2013

OE talked to Steve Knowles, president and CEO of Wood Group Mustang, asking ‘what will be the most important things in the coming years?’Knowles: I think that, although it’s not the expected subsea technology of big projects, rather, it’s data integrity associated with the projects…

Pre-programmed mission for decommissioning survey

Jan 09, 2013

Chevron needed to survey 14 sites in the Gulf of Mexico, most of which were slated for decommissioning, so it hired Lockheed Martin to deploy its new Marlin AUV to assist. Chevron subsea survey engineer Olugbena Esan and Lou Dennis, Lockheed Martin business development manager…

Standardized approach creates future infrastructure benefits

Jan 09, 2013

The Gulfstar FPS, a three-deck, wet-tree spar, is a standardized design with oil and gas gathering, production handling, gas processing,and an export pipeline. The design is expected to be used on other projects bringing about considerable economic benefits…

Surveying the field in the search for full autonomy

Jan 09, 2013

The trend toward deeper, more remote offshore oilfields is driving step-by-step automation of subsea operations while the oil industry awaits its science-fiction dream machine – an unmanned, untethered robot that can tend seafloor wellheads and install equipment without human intervention…

US on crest of a wave

Jan 04, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies has received US government approval for a planned 1.5MW wave power station off the coast of Oregon. The licence is the first to be issued by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for wave power. OPT's plan calls for ten of its PowerBuoy units to be installed 2…

Flowmeters market ‘to double’

Jan 04, 2013

Multiphase flowmeters claimed a $240 million market in 2011 and are expected to achieve a compounded annual growth rate of 14.5%, which means reaching $472.2 million in 2016. According to Flow Research’s World Market for Multiphase Flowmeters study…

Subsea 7 nets EPIC off UK

Jan 04, 2013

Dana chooses Subsea 7 for Western Isles EPIC Dana Petroleum's Western Isles developmentSubsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a contract valued at approximately US$300 million from Dana Petroleum, for the provision of subsea EPIC services in support of their Western Isles development project…

Surf and turf

Jan 04, 2013

With the acquisition of the Caesar and Express pipelay vessels, recent delivery of the Lewek Connector and anticipation mounting over the newbuild Lewek Constellation ice-class multi-lay vessel, Emas AMC is aiming for a share of the high-end offshore construction business…

Sonar for engineering

Jan 04, 2013

Figure 1.Figure 2.Figure 3.Figure 4.Figure 5.The use of high resolution sonar in project planning for subsea applications is discussed in this article by Kongsberg Maritime subsea acoustics specialist Ian Florence and senior subsea engineer Craig Wallace…

Expro has landed

Jan 01, 2013

Expro has landed its first subsea supply contract in India. The three-year contract involves the supply of two 73/8in electro-hydraulic completion landing strings systems and two sets of topside controls equipment.

FMC wins Snorre supply

Dec 26, 2012

Photo: Terje S Knudsen-StatoilSnorre supply deal nets FMC Technologies $33MStatoil has awarded FMC Technologies a $33 million contract to supply further subsea equipment for Snorre field, FMC announced on 26 December 2012.FMC will provide 10 production risers and tieback connectors…

Oceaneering wins Kizomba contract

Dec 20, 2012

Mondo FPSOOceaneering wins umbilicals supply off AngolaOceaneering has picked up an umbilicals supply contract for the Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 development offshore Angola, the company announced on 19 December 2012.ExxonMobil subsidiary…

Reef Subsea wins Grane field work

Dec 14, 2012

Polar PrinceReef to conduct seismic installation at GraneReef Subsea announced that one of its Norwegian subsidiaries, Reef Subsea Norway, has been awarded a major contract by Statoil for the full seismic system installation of the Grane field offshore Norway…

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