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PLAT-I Operational in Nova Scotia

Feb 28, 2019

An innovative tidal energy platform has generated first power from the tidal currents of Grand Passage in Digby County, Nova Scotia.Following a period of commissioning and testing environmental monitoring equipment, Sustainable Marine Energy…

Naviera Tramarsa Adds Another ROV

Feb 28, 2019

Offshore operator Naviera Tramarsa has extended its subsea vehicle fleet with a new Cougar XT remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) from manufacturer Saab Seaeye.The 2,000m rated Cougar XT will enter operations in May 2019, joining the company’s Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV…

EnerQuip Sets Sail on Vantage Drillship

Feb 27, 2019

Torque machine solutions provider EnerQuip said a recent contract delivery for Vantage will mark the first time one of its high torque machines will be used on a drillship, the sixth generation ultra-deepwater capable Tungsten Explorer.The 200…

Shell to Boost Ormen Lange Field Output

Feb 27, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell aims to boost output and recoverable reserves from its Ormen Lange gas field off Norway by installing subsea compressors, the head of its Norwegian operations said on Wednesday.Output from Shell-operated Ormen Lange, Norway's…

Enhanced Seismic Monitoring at Johan Sverdrup

Feb 26, 2019

Cabled subsea instrumentation will help increase the accuracy of time-lapse seismic data for Norwegian energy firm Equinor at the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea, about 87 miles west of Stavanger, Norway.From first production at the development…

France to Test Floating Wind Turbines

Feb 25, 2019

The European Commission said on Monday it had authorized French subsidies to four offshore wind farm projects which are aimed at testing a new way of producing electricity from wind.The EU competition regulator said in a statement that the state…

Moog Focal Products for APL Norway AS

Feb 22, 2019

A Floating Storage and Offloading project in the Norwegian Sea is to benefit from high-end products for data and process control from MacArtney & Moog Focal.MacArtney has secured a contract from APL Norway AS, a Norwegian Mooring and Loading…

Top-tension Riser JIP Launched

Feb 20, 2019

2H Offshore said it has launched the TRACS (tensioned riser assessment for continued service) joint industry project (JIP), which will see the riser and conductor specialist work with operators to develop top tension riser (TTR) reassessment and life extension guidance…

Sakhalin: Offshore Heavy Lift Refit

Feb 20, 2019

Large-scale conversion project on offshore platform Molikpaq operated by Sakhalin Energy.While the refit of heavy lift capacity onboard an offshore rig might sound mundane, Liebherr’s project to replace and modernize cranes on the offshore platform Molikpaq operated by Sakhalin Energy…

Exmar Ship Management Opts for Luminultra

Feb 19, 2019

Belgium-headquartered EXMAR Ship Management has selected the LuminUltra Quench-Gone Aqueous (QGA) test kit to monitor the quality of the drinking water produced onboard the LPG FSO NKOSSA II.The decision follows the success of the QGA solution…

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

Feb 15, 2019

Missions—it’s all a question of missions. The mission decides the payload, battery capacity, size and processing power of an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV. King among these is payload, from which market disruption is just waiting to happen…

Saab Seaeye Progresses Vehicle Residency

Feb 14, 2019

Saab Seaeye said it has shown that underwater e-robotic vehicles can dock at remote deepwater sub-resident docking stations for data transfer, assignment instructions and battery charging.The underwater robotics company said its Sabertooth hybrid…

Proserv Names Erntsen as CTO

Feb 13, 2019

Controls technology company Proserv said it has promoted Tore Erntsen to the position of chief technology officer (CTO), Subsea Controls, based at the firm’s Trondheim facility.Prior to taking on his new role, Erntsen  was vice president, engineering and technology…

MFDevCo Partners with Siemens

Feb 12, 2019

Marginal Field Development Company (MFDevCo) announced Tuesday it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Siemens’ Dresser-Rand business in support of its gas to wire initiative for the development of marginal gas fields.Siemens becomes the second company…

Partners Designing Autonomous Seismic Nodes

Feb 12, 2019

Underwater sensor technology company Sonardyne International said it is partnering with Shell Brasil and Brazilian research institute Senai-Cimatec to develop autonomous technology to make the monitoring of Brazil’s deepwater pre-salt oil fields more efficient…

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