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(Em)Bracing innovation

May 01, 2015

Installed in 65m water depth in 1998, the Siri platform was an innovation. Now, it has taken another innovation – taking onshore cable stay engineering design concepts for use subsea – to allow the platform to continue operation. Elaine Maslin reports…

Safety from a design consideration

May 01, 2015

Preventing corrosion is necessary to avoiding production failures. Leokadia Rucinski and Genesis’ Binder Singh provide details. Fig. 1: A collage of somewhat unusual corrosion phenomena, many of…

EMAS makes waves in the Gulf

May 01, 2015

EPCIC contractor EMAS AMC is betting on the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, bringing not only its newbuild vessel the Lewek Constellation, but investing and upgrading a sprawling marine base in Ingleside, Texas. Audrey Leon reports. The…

Putting hydrates under high-pressure

May 01, 2015

While methanol/glycol cleaning could be considered the primary removal method, its efficiency in open water is limited. BOURBON has started using high-pressure water jet cleaning as an alternative. The…

KML adds second Cougar ROV

Apr 27, 2015

Keynvor MorLift (KML) added a second Saab Seaeye Cougar XT to their ROV fleet. Cougar XT ROV with detachable tooling skid. From KML. This new addition comes fully containerized and can be easily transported…

Global Marine inks two North Sea contracts

Apr 20, 2015

Tampet awarded UK-based Global Marine Systems Ltd. two contracts in the North Sea, designed to further enhance high-capacity communications networks in the area and entail highly skilled route survey, cable installation and protection services…

Dredging trials exceed expectations

Apr 07, 2015

Trials of a new subsea dredging system, able to move 1-tonne of rocks on the seabed per minute, have exceeded expectations in testing. The Predator Subsea Dredger, a new concept, underwent a number of trials while fitted to the Triton…

Island Performer docks in New Orleans

Apr 03, 2015

As the last throes of winter ushered in the grey, misty weather upon the mighty Mississippi River in early March, a soon to be familiar visitor in the Gulf of Mexico sat docked at the Port of New Orleans, Island Offshore’s newbuild subsea support vessel Island Performer…

Lewek Constellation in Rotterdam

Apr 02, 2015

On 1 March, EMAS AMC officially christened and named its flagship, the Lewek Constellation, prior to her departure to the Gulf of Mexico to start work for Noble Energy. EMAS AMC’s Lewek Constellation…

Buoy supported riser installed at Guara-Lula

Apr 01, 2015

Automation systems provider Cougar Automation has developed and commissioned a control system for Balltec to use on the first buoy supported riser (BSR) system installed on Brazil’s Guara-Lula project. Buoy supported riser tether adjustment…

Fugro in Moho Nord subsea gig

Apr 01, 2015

Total E&P Congo awarded Fugro a five-year, US$100 million contract for remote operated vehicle (ROV) services and remote subsea tooling in the Moho Nord field offshore Africa. Image of Fugro's FCV 3000 work class ROV system…

MacArtney winch for advanced Chinese research vessel

Oct 16, 2014

MacArtney has delivered a MERMAC R40 RA winch to the Hunan University of Science and Technology (Xiangtan, China). The company works closely with SeaTech China in its role as exclusive MacArtney product and system representative on the Chinese market for underwater technology…

iSURVEY completes contract for Bibby Offshore

Sep 17, 2014

iSURVEY Offshore, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, has completed a contract with Bibby Offshore’s ROV division worth more than £500,000. The work was performed in the UK sector of the North Sea…

J2 Subsea opens new US facility

Aug 07, 2014

J2 Subsea opened a new facility in New Iberia, Louisiana. This facility, which includes a new hydraulic workshop for tool preparation, servicing and support, will provide torque tools, analysers, Webtool cutters, intensifiers, grinders…

Heriot-Watt orders ASV C-Enduro

Jul 11, 2014

Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Campus has ordered an ASV C-Enduro. The C-Enduro Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) will be used for research in persistent and long-term autonomy with multiple remote and autonomous marine platforms. The…

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