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Testing, testing . . .

Apr 01, 2012

One of Bergen’s biggest and boldest offshore players is Framo Engineering, now wholly owned by Schlumberger following its purchase of the Sandsli-headquartered company’s remaining equity shares in June 2011. The two organisations had worked…

Putting pressure on the seabed

Apr 01, 2012

Three Norwegian projects are racing to deliver a subsea technology solution that promises to yield major rewards for the industry. Terry Knott provides a thumbnail sketch of the subsea gas compression ambitions for the Åsgard, Gullfaks and Ormen Lange fields…

Heads up, the elephants are coming!

Apr 01, 2012

The era of the oil & gas industry is not over. Predictions for global energy demand can’t be met without an increasing utilization of petroleum recourses. And when many thought our industry was in decline, elephant discoveries in the North Sea…

Going with the flow

Apr 01, 2012

A third-generation subsea multiphase flowmeter and a second-generation subsea wet gas meter are among the new products expected to emerge next from the Roxar Flow Measurement team in Bergen, now officially dubbed parent group Emerson's Multiphase Centre of Excellence…

Plumbing the depths

Apr 01, 2012

We are moving away from being subsea plumbers into people who are deeply integrated into the full value chain of the subsea production system,’ Peter Blake, subsea systems manager with Chevron Technology Company, told Subsea 2012 attendees. In the past…

Ultrasound business sense

Apr 01, 2012

Bergen companies know a thing or two about using intelligent sensors to optimize well productivity. One of the leaders in this field is ClampOn, which, as its name does more than suggest, specialises in sensors of the nonintrusive variety. Since it was founded in 1994…

Current events

Mar 03, 2012

Fugro Subsea Services has introduced 3D sea current profiles to its DeepWorks line of subsea simulators, allowing users to model complex currents at various depths and locations. The modeled currents provide more realistic environmental…

Handling the heat

Mar 03, 2012

The recently launched Pelagic CLEO high temperature subsea control fluid is hailed as breakthrough technology by its developer Niche Products. Developed to bridge the technology gap between water-based fluids and the extreme offshore HP/HT developments anticipated in future…

High-capacity subsea power cables

Mar 03, 2012

A range of robust subsea power cables qualified for long life and low life cycle cost applications has been launched by BPP Cables, a subsidiary of BPP-Tech. Targeting subsea, downhole and pipeline flow assurance applications, the advanced cable designs have been developed…

Straight-through hot stab

Mar 03, 2012

Subsea connector specialist SECC Oil & Gas reports that a full-bore, straightthrough, pressure-balanced hot stab – hailed as an industry first – based on its patented technology is being specified for a series of subsea injection and pumping projects in the Gulf of Mexico…

Subsea teamwork

Mar 03, 2012

ROV and AUV software developer SeeByte and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have teamed up to develop advanced control algorithms for ROV systems. The collaboration will build on SMD’s experience with its Distributed Vehicle Control…

Trial run

Mar 03, 2012

Perth-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…

Ultrasonic scanning in depth

Mar 03, 2012

Automated ultrasonic inspection specialist Sonomatic is hailing its new MAG-Rover as the first remotely steerable ultrasonic scanner capable of deepwater operations.Designed and developed in-house over the past four years, the innovative scanner is capable of carrying out topside…

Waimea piles guided home

Mar 03, 2012

A newly developed subsea pile-stabilising template has been successfully deployed for the first time in Brazil’s Campos Basin. The StabFrame, jointly developed by Large Diameter Drilling (LDD ) and German underwater hammer specialist Menck…

Petrofac

Mar 03, 2012

Petrofac has acquired KW, a UK-based high-end subsea pipeline consulting and engineering services business with offices in Woking and Aberdeen.

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