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VIDEO: First Drone Delivery for World's Biggest Offshore Vessel

May 26, 2020

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit offshore construction and decommissioning vessel last week provided a stage for what is believed to be the Netherlands’ first drone to vessel delivery.Mobilizing in Rotterdam’s Alexiahaven for upcoming platform removal projects, the 382 meters long, 124 meters wide vessel last week received a special aerial package containing spare parts.The drone delivery was a test…

VIDEO: Nova Module Installed on Neptune's Gjøa Platform

May 11, 2020

Oil companies Neptune Energy and Wintershall Dea have informed that the 740-tonne topside module for the Nova development project in the Norwegian North Sea was lifted aboard the Neptune-operated Gjøa platform.The Nova topside module was installed by the world’s largest crane vessel…

Spider-like Robot to Change Offshore Wind Blade IMR Game

Apr 28, 2020

A spider-like robot designed for inspection, maintenance, and repair of offshore wind turbine blades has successfully passed its turbine walking test.During the trials, which took place in early March at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth…

Watch: Giant Offshore Rig Passing Under Bosphorus Bridges

Apr 16, 2020

Italian oilfield services company Saipem has shared a video of one of its offshore drilling rigs passing the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, earlier this week.The Scarabeo 9, Saipem's semi-submersible drilling rig, on Monday crossed the Bosporus Strait for the fourth time in its history…

40th Anniversary of Norway's Worst Offshore Disaster

Mar 30, 2020

It was March 27th, 1980. The Alexander Kielland offshore accommodation unit was linked to the Edda platform in the Ekofisk area of the North Sea, offshore Norway.Workers aboard were weather-bound to the floatel, because of the fog, and then the storm began to blow up…

Lifting Stabilization Tool Advances Offshore Wind Turbine Installation

Mar 04, 2020

The wind blows steadier at sea than on land, creating more reliable energy conditions for the generation of renewable energy—a major opportunity to combat climate change without disrupting the lives of those people it will benefit the most.…

Aker BP to Test Robots and Drones at Skarv

Feb 11, 2020

Aker BP said it plans to trial robots and drones for autonomous inspection, data capture and automatic report generation on its operated Skarv installation in the Norwegian Sea during 2020.The Norwegian focused exploration and production firm…

Ocean Infinity Launches Armada

Feb 04, 2020

US-based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity said it has launched a new marine technology and data company boasting the industry's largest fleet of unmanned surface vehicles (USV).Armada, with a focus on combining technology and environmental sustainability…

Liza Unity FPSO Hull Arrives in Singapore

Jan 13, 2020

The Netherlands-based SBM Offshore said the Liza Unity floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) hull has arrived in Singapore for topsides integration work ahead of planned startup for client ExxonMobil offshore Guyana in 2022…

Offshore Wind: The Future is Now

Dec 30, 2019

Matthew Tremblay, ABS SVP, Global Offshore Markets, discusses the course ahead for the burgeoning US offshore wind market.

OE’s Top of the Festive Video Pops

Dec 20, 2019

It's that time of the year again, when Christmas trees become, well, actual Christmas trees!Just for you, in our annual ‘top of the corporate festive video pops’ we've pulled together a selection of some of this year's best.A strong strain through many…

Valhall Flank West Starts Production

Dec 17, 2019

Oil and gas company Aker BP announced on Tuesday it has produced first oil at its Valhall Flank West normally unmanned installation (NUI) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The NOK 5.5 billion ($609.5 million) development aims to produce…

Subsea Digital Alliance Launched

Nov 13, 2019

Showcasing Norwegian digital solutions, the Subsea Digital Alliance has been launched to bring smart cloud collaboration to the energy industry.As digital strategists in the oil and gas sector see the opportunity to leverage new projects to introduce new…

Video: Subsea 7 Reel Lay Vessel Transported

Nov 07, 2019

Subsea 7's newbuild reel lay vessel Seven Vega has been transported from Royal IHC's shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel to Rotterdam Heijplaat through the beautiful scenery of Rotterdam.Launched in May 2019, Seven Vega is a high-specification…

Total, Equinor Developing Offshore Robots

Oct 23, 2019

Industry partners working to develop robots for use on offshore oil and gas platforms say they will advance the technology toward real world testing.The OGRIP (Offshore Ground Robotics Industrial Pilot) robot, designed to be used primarily as a surveillance vehicle…

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