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Umbilicals: reducing the risk

Mar 01, 2012

Representing a $2 million capital investment so far, the test, qualification & reliability (TQR) laboratory at Oceaneering Umbilical Solutions' Rosyth plant in Scotland boasts an unrivalled collection of cutting-edge umbilical testing and analysis equipment…

ROV products in action

Mar 01, 2012

Trial runPerth-based subsea engineering and remote technology firm Velocious has rolled out a new ‘mock' ROV that the company says can be configured to any industry standard workclass ROV, including the six most widely used ROVs in subsea construction…

Heading for the deeps

Mar 01, 2012

Saipem's new pipelay giant Castorone, currently under construction at Keppel shipyard in Singapore, will replace the veteran Castoro Sei as the contractor's flagship vessel for laying large diameter pipelines and serving the growing deep- and ultra-deepwater markets…

PowerBuoy persistence pays

Mar 01, 2012

An autonomous PowerBuoy recently deployed by Ocean Power Technologies for the US Navy is reported to have delivered ‘a very strong performance', meeting all of its mission specifications.The autonomous PowerBuoy, hailed as a self-sustaining…

Bjørn Jalving

Feb 10, 2012

Bjørn Jalving (pictured) has been appointed EVP of Kongsberg Maritime’s subsea division in succession to Rolf Arne Klepaker, who is now working on strategic projects elsewhere in the KM group. Jalving has served as VP for Hugin AUV activity since 2007.

Åsgard gets its bearings

Feb 10, 2012

SKF group company S2M landed a two-year contract from MAN Diesel & Turbo and Aker Solutions Norway to supply custom-built SKF magnetic bearings and associated electronics for the subsea gas compression trains to be deployed on Statoil’s Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea…

Technology targets in the ITF crosshairs

Feb 01, 2012

ITF last month outlined the specific challenges that its membership of operator and service companies want to see tackled as priorities in 2012. Up to 100% funding will be available for the right solutions to some of the industry's most pressing challenges…

Pazflor in perspective

Feb 01, 2012

The complexity and sheer scale of Total's Pazflor project in block 17 offshore Angola – the field covers 600km2, six times the surface area of Paris – was outlined at the recent Subsea Europe conference in Paris by Laurent Villard, the operator's SURF installation engineering leader…

The economics of subsea sampling

Feb 01, 2012

The role of subsea sampling in securing maximum effectiveness from multiphase meters is reviewed here by Mirmorax chief executive Eivind Gransaether. He discusses how subsea sampling is addressing other crucial production management issues offshore…

Aker Solutions

Jan 10, 2012

Aker Solutions plans to establish a large engineering office in Tromsø as part of the company’s strategy to increase its footprint in the northern regions of Norway. The company is already building up a subsea service base in Hammerfest to support the Goliat subsea field development…

FMC Technologies

Jan 10, 2012

FMC Technologies has signed a global alliance agreement with Anadarko Petroleum to provide subsea systems and life-of-field services for its subsea development projects worldwide.

Oceaneering

Jan 10, 2012

Oceaneering is acquiring IRM, subsea engineering and field operations services provider AGR Field Operations from Norway’s AGR Group in a $240 million transaction.

Active heave compensation comes of age subsea

Jan 01, 2012

With 22 active heave compensated (AHC) cranes ranging from 10t to 250t currently operational on its vessels and another 17 on order, French offshore service provider Bourbon Subsea Services considers itself something of an authority on AHC crane capabilities…

Negotiating the pipe-in-pipe bends

Dec 01, 2011

Harnessing and transporting multiphase products from often high temperature/high pressure well environments to the processing plant presents many a technological challenge. Tata Steel’s Derek Bish discusses one of them: how to construct and efficiently insulate pipe-in-pipe bends…

There's something about the seabed

Oct 01, 2011

Back from the SEG annual meeting in San Antonio, Andrew McBarnet detects stirrings in the market for ocean bed seismic services.Ten years ago when the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) held its annual meeting in San Antonio, the event…

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