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products in action- February 2012

Nov 27, 2012

‘World first’ 10k drilling riser The offshore engineering team at Aquaterra Energy is hailing the 10,000psi-rated, 20in ID full bore drilling riser it recently installed for Apache North Sea as a world first. Designed specifically for Apache…

Expro picks up Indian subsea job

Nov 27, 2012

Photo: ExproExpro has been awarded its first major subsea completion landing string contract in India, the company announced on 26 November 2012.The three-year contract comes with options to extend for another two years. The scope of work…

Cameron, Schlumberger form Subsea JV

Nov 19, 2012

Cameron SubseaCameron and Schlumberger have united under the banner OneSubsea, a new 60/40 joint venture to manufacture and develop products, systems and services for the subsea oil and gas industry, the duo announced on 15 November 2012…

Subsea Smarts

Nov 10, 2012

A subsea pipeline pressure isolation operation was completed by TDW Offshore Services in the Gulf of Mexico in 370ft of water against 870psig. The isolation enabled the safe and effective tie-in of a piggable wye to the Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline…

Having fun with heavy oil

Nov 01, 2012

Some notable heavy oil projects offshore Brazil are entering advanced phases to increase or maintain production. Russell McCulley reports from Rio de Janeiro on the latest developments at three Campos Basin fields – Statoil’s Peregrino, Petrobras’…

Meeting the chemical injection challenge

Nov 01, 2012

As offshore operators get into deeper waters and develop more mature oil & gas fields using more complex well architectures, continuous downhole injection of chemicals is increasingly required to manage challenges such as scale formation or asphaltene precipitation within the wellbore…

Control modules through the ages

Nov 01, 2012

'In two to three years' time we could be looking at data speeds of 1Gbps.' Derek RobertsonThe development of subsea controls over the past 30 years, and trends for the future, were reviewed as part of a subsea technology day held in Aberdeen last month by Aker Solutions…

Aker Solutions and Statoil

Oct 12, 2012

Aker Solutions and Statoil were jointly awarded the ONS Innovation Award in Stavanger for their work on the Åsgard subsea gas compression system (OE April). Aker CTO Åsmund Bøe commented: ‘This technology has the potential to change offshore gas field developments worldwide…

Aquaterra Energy

Oct 12, 2012

Aquaterra Energy opened an office in Aberdeen last month. The company’s team there, working on drilling riser systems, offshore platforms, subsea templates and the like, is headed by GM Eric Doyle who commented: ‘We are developing the expertise…

Swagelok

Oct 12, 2012

Swagelok has acquired the assets of Erie, Pennsylvania-based Innovative Pressure Technologies. IPT manufactures high and medium pressure subsea valves, fittings and fluid control devices.

Caribbean concerns

Oct 01, 2012

As a number of Caribbean nations set sights on developing potential deepwater reserves, concerns have surfaced about the region’s ability to respond to a Macondo-style subsea leak. The topic is especially prominent in a swath of sea where tourists…

Frade seeps continue to haunt

Oct 01, 2012

Oil seeps at Chevron’s Frade field nearly a year ago have led Brazilian regulator ANP to assess millions in fines against Chevron and ultimately halted output at the troubled Campos Basin field. In November 2011, Chevron P&A’d an appraisal well…

Magnet motor key to subsea step change

Oct 01, 2012

Full qualification testing of a 3.2MW multiphase subsea pump system capable of operation in pressures up to 5000psi has now been completed, FMC Technologies and Sulzer Pumps confirmed during Stavanger’s ONS show.Unveiling the new system, Tore Halvorsen…

Rig delays dampen deepwater carnival

Oct 01, 2012

Brazil’s oil & gas potential continues to grab the industry headlines, with Petrobras confirming more than a score of offshore discoveries, most of them deepwater, in the last 18 months alone. Newcomer OGX confirmed a number of discoveries too…

Teledyne Impulse-PDM

Sep 12, 2012

Teledyne has acquired the parent company of PDM Neptec, a UK-based provider of underwater cables, fibre optic and electrical subsea connectors. The acquired company will now operate under the name Teledyne Impulse-PDM.

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