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Statoil awards 4 ERRV NCS contracts

Feb 13, 2017

Statoil awarded Simon Møkster Shipping contracts for three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV); and Havila Shipping for one ERRV. The contacts have a total value, included options, of nearly US$322 million (NOK 2.7 billion). The…

Halliburton expands Dash system capabilities

Feb 07, 2017

Halliburton (HAL) released the Dash Large Bore Subsea Safety System, which provides full electrohydraulic control of well safety and intervention functions. The fully customizable system brings new benefits to deepwater operators for completion…

ABB inks Castberg safety, automation gig

Feb 06, 2017

ABB has signed a project specific agreement for the safety and automation system with Statoil for the Johan Castberg offshore oil field development. Statoil has issued the first call-off from the agreement covering front-end engineering and design (FEED)…

PSA finds Gullfaks B safety issues

Feb 01, 2017

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA)carried out an audit of Statoil's management of operations and barriers at Gullfaks B in the North Sea that disclosed several safety issues. The audit, carried out from 21 to 29 November 2016,…

LR starts Subsea Inspection Services

Jan 31, 2017

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a provider of integrity, compliance and specialist risk consulting services, has begun its Subsea Inspection Services to support underwater inspections of subsea pipelines, assets and facilities to energy companies operating offshore…

NEL leads multiphase meter standards development

Jan 31, 2017

NEL, the flow measurement research and development specialist, has been selected to lead the development of a new multiphase flow measurement standard for the oil and gas industry.   Despite the growing use of multiphase meters to cope…

Teledyne releases Klein side-scan/bathymetry module

Jan 23, 2017

Teledyne Gavia, manufacturer of the Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), has released a side scan/bathymetry module that incorporates US-based Klein Marine Systems’ UUV-3500 high-resolution side scan sonar with optional bathymetry sonar…

Webtool develops resettable ED cutter

Jan 23, 2017

Hydraulic cutting systems specialist, Webtool, announces a resettable emergency disconnect (ED) cutter for light and medium subsea well intervention. As an integral part of either a workover tool or dedicated emergency disconnect package…

Viper develops V-SUPPLY power module

Jan 20, 2017

Viper Subsea has added to its product portfolio with the introduction of V-SUPPLY, a topsides electrical power module, which as well as providing a source of electrical power to subsea equipment, incorporates monitoring technology. The…

Statoil Troll incident could have been fatal

Jan 20, 2017

Norwegian giant Statoil held a press conference earlier today (20 January) to discuss the investigations of two very serious incidents with safety issues that could have been fatal to the crew onboard.   Øvrum…

Lloyd's Register offers efficient decom

Jan 18, 2017

Lloyd’s Register helps you navigate the regulatory and technical complexities of late life operations and decommissioning. Drive significant cost savings, improve project efficiency and safely decommission assets and facilities.

UH offering Data Analytics certificate

Jan 17, 2017

Stabilizing oil prices have prompted producers to return to both shale and offshore projects, but the industry still needs to cut costs. A new workforce program offered by the University of Houston (UH) focuses on helping oil and gas…

Chopper check disrupts North Sea operations

Jan 10, 2017

Short-term disruptions have hit the North Sea today (10 January) following an alert service bulletin from helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky requiring inspection for all S-92 aircraft, globally. The bulletin follows an incident on 28 December…

Exxon develops cMIST dehydration technology

Jan 06, 2017

ExxonMobil has developed cMIST, a technology which dehydrates natural gas using a patented absorption system inside pipes and replaces the need for conventional dehydration tower technology. This inline technology could be deployed at both…

Oil & Gas UK publishes drone guide

Jan 06, 2017

A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – also known as drones - has been published by Oil & Gas UK. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Management Standards and Guidelines were developed by a work group set up by the trade body…

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