Offshore Technology News


Subsea 7 pipeline bundles

Apr 01, 2014

Subsea 7 has designed, fabricated and installed more than 70 unique pipeline bundle solutions over the last 30 years. Here, the company provides an in-depth look at installing pipeline systems.

SEG teams with Energistics on open standards

Mar 14, 2014

Energistics, the upstream oil and gas standards consortium, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the international society of applied geophysics, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore joint development opportunities…

Appetite for technology in ME increases need for intelligent energy law solutions

Mar 11, 2014

The oil and gas industry is experiencing an increasing demand for advanced technology and expertise in the Middle East at a time when the sector as a whole is changing its approach to acquiring, transferring, and protecting its intellectual capital…

BP uses high-fidelity simulators to develop non-technical skills

Mar 10, 2014

Tim Bailey, director of BP's Global Wells Institute, explains how simulators are used in the applied deepwater well control program. BP's well control and drilling simulator allows trainees to experience…

Senergy joins Plexus JIP

Feb 25, 2014

Lloyds Register Group subsidiary Senergy has joined oil and gas engineering services firm Plexus Holdings' on-going joint industry project (JIP) to develop and commercialize a new and safer subsea wellhead, using Plexus' patented POS-GRIP technology…

Proserv buys KRG

Feb 11, 2014

Energy production technology services company Proserv has bought KRG Industries Ltd from majority shareholder Torishima Pump Mfg. Co. Ltd, (Torishima) in Japan. KRG provides precision engineering services to the oil and gas and aerospace and defense industries…

Sevan wins TORP LNG's tech rights

Feb 10, 2014

Sevan Marine ASA has acquired the technology rights of TORP LNG AS and its affiliates. This acquisition gives Sevan Marine ownership of the proprietary HiLoad technology for offshore loading of LNG. The HiLoad technology was originally developed…

ATC announces spotlight winners

Feb 10, 2014

The Arctic Technology Conference has put a spotlight on the latest innovations in the Arctic E&P industry. A panel of qualified E&P professionals reviewed entries from exhibitors at the show and selected recipients based on these criteria: New…

Ensco in jackup sale

Feb 04, 2014

Ensco plc announced the sale of its two remaining cold-stacked jackup rigs for US$33 million. The net value of the two rigs, ENSCO 69 and Wisconsin, both built in 1976, was approximately $9 million. The pre-tax gain on the sale is approximately $24 million…

The marine energy challenge

Feb 04, 2014

Marine energy technology has been in development for decades and, in the past 10 years, interest and investment in marine and tidal technologies have increased. However, marine energy still lags 15-20 years behind offshore wind, says Kevan Stokes…

Colloquy: OE adds interactive print experience

Feb 01, 2014

Augmented reality is a new communication tool that brings the print and digital worlds closer together. Scanning a page with a smart phone or smart device reveals additional “hidden” content. Interactive print campaigns are slowly spreading into the oil & gas industry…

Rolls Royce chooses Vard for DP3 install

Jan 30, 2014

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with the shipyard group Vard for its latest DP3 dynamic positioning system to be installed on two new offshore construction vessels. Dynamic positioning (DP) control systems allow vessels to be held in exact position…

Fundy Tidal's turbine off Nova Scotia

Jan 21, 2014

Fundy Tidal Inc.'s turbine project in the Bay of Fundy, off Nova Scotia.

Using RFID technology to improve offshore logistics

Jan 15, 2014

RFID is nothing new, but companies are adopting the technology in hopes of streamlining the way they do business offshore. By Audrey Leon Offshore logistical operations can be complicated. Companies need to keep tabs on all equipment…

Olgoonik/Fairweather awarded Beaufort Sea work

Jan 09, 2014

The group will conduct monitoring studies on potential Arctic nearshore impacts in Beaufort Sea development area.Olgoonik/Fairweather LLC, in conjunction with a team of scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Texas at Austin…

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