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Tritech Gemini Narrow Beam Imager

Nov 11, 2013

Tritech’s Gemini Narrow Beam Imager (NBI) has been field-proven by Reef Subsea. The NBI successfully monitored the trenched installation of 6-in. and 2-in. cable, while using controlled flow excavation techniques. The seabed conditions around the site varied considerably…

TDW’s Clamp Installation Tool

Nov 11, 2013

T.D. Williamson Offshore Services (TDW) introduced the Clamp Installation Tool (CIT), a lightweight, remote-controlled system that installs any proprietary clamps or fittings on subsea pipelines in need of repair or to prepare for tie-ins to new pipelines…

Contract Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

FMC wins TEN order FMC Technologies Inc. received an order from Tullow Ghana Ltd. to supply subsea systems for its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Development (TEN) offshore Ghana. The order's estimated value is US$340 million. FMC Technologies’ scope of supply includes subsea trees…

Global Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

Transboundary may head to committee The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate’s version of the bill, passed last month (October)…

University launches subsea engineering program

Nov 01, 2013

The University of Houston’s Subsea Engineering program is the first of its kind in the US. The program—founded by mechanical engineering professor and director of UH Subsea, Matthew Franchek— is in its inaugural year operating with a 10-course…

Embracing towed pipeline production systems

Nov 01, 2013

Subsea 7 demonstrates the effectiveness of pipeline bundle solutions and a subsea depressor device in the North Sea. By Meg Chesshyre “Subsea 7 is currently experiencing the busiest period of bundle design/installation activity ever…

Visualizing operations in Technip’s model lab

Nov 01, 2013

Physical modeling of deepwater projects can be a very useful tool. Despite the advent of computer modeling and immersive computer visualization environments, physical 3D models help vessel operators, riggers, and field engineers find potential problem areas and resolve spatial issues…

RGU develops software to prevent faults in subsea technology

Oct 31, 2013

Researchers from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Scotland have created new software as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which helps pre-empt potential faults in subsea technology. Dr. Andrei Petrovski and Professor John McCall…

Bluestream boosts fleet of ROVs

Oct 31, 2013

Bluestream Offshore has taken delivery of the third of four ROVs ordered from Saab Seaeye in the last twelve months. Their new 2000m-rated Cougar XT is the second of this model to be added to the fleet of 11 ROVs already operated by the offshore services company…

ArcelorMittal to supply steel wires to Technip

Oct 21, 2013

ArcelorMittal has been selected by Technip to supply highly-resistant steel wires for the development of offshore fields. ArcelorMittal’s site located in Bourg-en-Bresse is currently developing a partnership to supply highly-resistant…

Eni spuds Gulf of Tonkin prospect

Oct 21, 2013

Eni's Vietnam subisidiary, Eni Vietnam BV, has spud the Ca Ngu-1 exploration well off central Vietnam, partner KrisEnergy announced. The Ca Ngu-1 well, which is being drilled by the Songa Mercur semisubmersible rig, is located in the Gulf of Tonkin in Block 120…

Bourbon sells support vessels

Oct 18, 2013

Bourbon announced that it sold three vessels, including a tug, an MPSV (multipurpose supply vessel) from the Subsea Services fleet and a PSV (platform supply vessel), for an approximate total amount of US$38 million generating a total capital gain of approximately US$18 million…

New frontiers: Depth drives intervention

Oct 16, 2013

Growing numbers of subsea wells in increasingly deeper waters will continue to drive the market for well intervention capabilities. Infields’ James Hearn outlines the market. Depleting oil and gas reserves within established shallow water…

FMC wins TEN order

Oct 15, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. received an order from Tullow Ghana Ltd to supply subsea systems for its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Development (TEN) offshore Ghana. The order has an estimated value of US$340 million in revenue. FMC Technologies' scope of supply includes subsea trees…

BSEE to mandate new BOP rules

Oct 08, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will be issuing new requirements for the blowout preventers (BOP) by the end of the year, according to agency director Brian M. Salerno. BOPs are large, high-pressure valves used…

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