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Gulf of Mexico is equally important as Permian for U.S. oil production, Rystad says

Since the early days of U.S. shale development, we have observed impressive efficiency and well productivity gains realized by E&P companies. These gains were triggered by a gradual learning process, optimization of completion techniques and well configuration, and high grading of drilling locations and equipment.

ONS reveals theme for next year's event, ONS 2018: INNOVATE

ONS has announced the main theme for next year’s event, ONS 2018. The main theme is INNOVATE.

KLAW launches new marine breakaway coupling

The Marine2, launched by KLAW, is 32% shorter and 25% lighter than alternative marine breakaway couplings on the market and is designed to reduce stress on hoses used on offshore hose reel applications.

TechnipFMC, DOF Subsea JV delivers Skandi Búzios, commences contract with Petrobras

TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea announce that the Skandi Búzios, a pipelay support vessel (PLSV) owned by the joint venture formed between TechnipFMC (50%) and DOF (50%), commenced its eight-year charter contract with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), as scheduled on April 13, 2017.

Trelleborg provides buoyancy to new deepwater ROV

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has engineered and manufactured a custom syntactic foam buoyancy package for the Schmidt Ocean Institute for use on its new remotely operated vehicle (ROV), SuBastian.

FMS, Interocean Marine Services align to form FMS Interocean

An international mooring firm has boosted its multi-million-pound inventory value after securing an additional £5million of offshore equipment, as part of an alliance deal with a global marine services company.

ABS breaks ground on new global headquarters in Houston

ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has broken ground on its new global headquarters.

ABS research establishes firm foundation for jackup moves

ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has issued the ABS Guidance Notes on Geotechnical Performance of Spudcan Foundations, encompassing the results from multiple targeted jackup research initiatives.

Hansa Heavy Lift transports subsea equipment for offshore gas fields in Indonesia

Hansa Heavy Lift has successfully transported two dozen reels, as well as a range of subsea equipment for the Jangkrik Complex Project, off the coast of Indonesia.

Wood Group secures design contract for Statoil's Snorre Expansion Project

Wood Group has been awarded a contract with Statoil to provide front end engineering design (FEED) to the subsea flowline system of the Snorre Expansion Project in the Norwegian North Sea.

BSEE sponsors subsea bolt performance workshop, consensus study

The National Materials and Manufacturing Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will conduct a workshop April 10-11 to discuss the causes of bolt material failures and possible options for reducing the risks associated with bolts in subsea oil and gas operations.

Trump said to ready order to expand offshore oil drilling

President Donald Trump is preparing to issue an executive order with the goal of giving oil companies more opportunities to drill offshore, reversing Obama-era policies that restricted the activity.

Trendsetter Engineering awarded contracts for Noble’s Leviathan field

Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. is thrilled to announce the recent award of multiple contracts to design and manufacture subsea production equipment for Noble Energy’s Leviathan Project, a large natural gas field development in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel.

Statoil awards Transocean two multi-million-dollar rig contracts

Statoil and license partners have decided to use the semisubmersible rig Transocean Spitsbergen on three exploration wells in the UK, and then on a six-well production drilling campaign on the Aasta Hansteen licence in Norway.

DNV GL announces new recommended practice for subsea forgings

Steel forgings are essential building blocks for subsea components, but tailor-made solutions to meet end-users’ specific requirements have caused long delivery times. A joint industry project (JIP), led by DNV GL, has now taken the next step in subsea standardization by harmonizing requirements for quality management of forgings.

Subsea UK shares knowledge and expertise with Mexico's NOC

Senior figures from Mexico’s national oil company, Pemex, have been discovering the secrets of the UK subsea sector’s success and how it has revolutionized the way in which hydrocarbons have been extracted from beneath the seabed during a fact-finding visit to Aberdeen.

TechnipFMC awarded Shell contract for Kaikias subsea equipment

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (Shell), for the delivery, integration, and installation of the subsea production system (SPS) and subsea riser, jumper and flowline (SURF) equipment for phase one of the Kaikias deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Siemens and Saipem to collaborate on subsea control system technology

Saipem and Siemens have signed a Joint Development Agreement aimed at qualifying and promoting an open standard subsea control systems for Saipem’s Subsea Bus architecture based on Siemens Subsea DigiGrid.

NPD extends life of subsea facilities at Exxon Mobil's Sigyn field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for continued use of the subsea facilities on the Sigyn field in the North Sea from the end of 2017 until the end of 2022.

4Subsea awarded master service agreement with Statoil

4Subsea will deliver services and research projects related to structural integrity of fixed and floating offshore installations.