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FUGRO wins five-year contract with INPEX in Australia

LEIDSCHENDAM, The Netherlands -- Fugro has been awarded a contract from INPEX Operations Australia for subsea services to be executed across the Ichthys facilities in the Timor Sea, located approximately 220 km from the coast of Western Australia.

Expro adds senior project manager for well abandonment services

Expro launched four new business capabilities last year, including fully integrated well abandonment services encompassing; late-life reservoir management, permanent reservoir abandonment and post abandonment monitoring. To help manage these new business units, Expro, appointed Bill Inglis, senior project manager, well abandonment.

Seatronics inks frame agreement with Bibby Offshore

Seatronics Ltd, an Acteon company, has secured a contract with Bibby Offshore to be their preferred supplier of subsea rental equipment.

Subsea 7 wins contract for Centrica’s Oda field development

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Centrica for Oda field in the Norwegian North Sea.

EnerMech secures first Subsea 7 contract in Australian market

EnerMech has been awarded its first contract by Subsea 7 in the Australian oil and gas market.

N-Sea, University of Strathclyde collaborate on subsea inspection

Integrated subsea service provider, N-Sea, and the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Sensors Signals and Communications at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, have secured substantial funding from the Data Lab Innovation Centre for an innovative research project to automate subsea pipeline inspection.

Wood Group and Heerema Fabrication sign memorandum of understanding

Wood Group and Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The companies will join efforts to offer wellhead platform development, from design to installation, hook-up and commissioning, to clients on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Subsea Integration Alliance awarded deepwater integrated EPCIC contract by Murphy E&P

Subsea Integration Alliance has announced the industry’s first deepwater integrated subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) multiphase boosting system award.

Subsea 7 awarded surf contract, offshore Australia

Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a sizeable contract by Woodside Energy Ltd for the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 Project, offshore Australia. The Greater Western Flank is located on the North West Shelf of Australia, 60 km southwest of the Goodwyn Alpha (GWA) platform. The contract scope comprises the subsea tie-back of adjacent fields to the GWA platform, including the installation of manifolds, umbilicals and spool pieces, together with the pre-commissioning of the system.

Shell to start feeling Norway heat on Ormen Lange gas project

Norway expects Royal Dutch Shell Plc to go forward with a shelved project to boost recovery of natural gas at the Ormen Lange field, and warned it will start pushing the company for progress from next year.

Over 600 offshore projects to be decommissioned over the next five years

The decommissioning of aging offshore oil and gas platforms, subsea wells and related assets is increasing dramatically, with more than 600 projects expected to be disposed of during the next five years. This rapid trend toward decommissioning is causing spending to rise significantly, according to a new study by IHS Markit.

Maersk Supply Service secures new decommissioning contract

As a result of efficient project management and strong synergies with partners on the Janice decommissioning project, Maersk Supply Service has secured a second contract with Maersk Oil UK for the Leadon subsea decommissioning in autumn 2017.

Technip introduces new diving support vessel

Technip’s latest newbuild, the diving support vessel (DSV) Deep Explorer, was officially named on Saturday.

Subsea efficiency in harsh environments

Vibesh Ravindran, Expro

Efficient subsea safety systems isolate a well in a controlled manner during exploration, completion and intervention. By utilizing a landing string system (LSS), non-productive time (NPT) is reduced significantly during shutdown, disconnect or drive-off, by providing controlled isolation of the wellbore and associated hydrocarbons. The LSS facilitates critical hydraulic and electrical feed-through to subsurface completion components. This yields potential rig time savings of 24-plus hr in shallow water, and up to 48 hr in deep water.

Executive viewpoint

Neil Saunders, GE Oil & Gas

Looking to the future of subsea processing

N-Sea increases capabilities with addition of new vessel

N-Sea, a subsea IMR provider, has increased its fleet through the long-term charter of Siem Offshore’s subsea construction vessel, the Siem Barracuda.

M² Subsea secures funding for 32 best-in-class ROVs

M² Subsea Limited, a recently formed subsea services business, has secured a substantial injection of private equity investment to acquire a fleet of 32 best-in-class ROVs.

Aker Solutions signs two subsea framework contracts with BP

Aker Solutions secured two five-year framework agreements for potential future deliveries of subsea production systems and lifecycle services at BP-operated oil and gas fields globally.

Subsea 7 awarded contract for Egypt’s Atoll field

Subsea 7 has been awarded a substantial contract by Pharaonic Petroleum Company. The contract is to be executed at Atoll field, offshore Egypt, at water depths of over 900 m.

Oceaneering expands services with Blue Ocean Technologies acquisition

Oceaneering International has acquired the assets of Blue Ocean Technologies, a privately held provider of riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services, for approximately $30 million in cash.