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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.

Technip awarded subsea contract in Malaysia

Technip has been awarded a subsea contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, (wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS), for the Samarang Redevelopment Project Phase 2 EOR, in Malaysia.

Technip, FMC win subsea work for Hurricane’s Lancaster development

Hurricane Energy has provisionally selected Technip and FMC Technologies, under their alliance, as its exclusive provider of subsea solutions for the Lancaster Early Production System (EPS) and for subsequent development of the Greater Lancaster Area.

Optime Subsea Services merges with Telemark Technologies

Subsea technology company Optime Subsea Services AS is set to merge with engineering house Telemark Technologies AS to fast track its cost-saving subsea installation solution to the global oil and gas market.

Aker Solutions, MAN to cut cost of subsea compression systems

Aker Solutions and MAN Diesel & Turbo expect to cut the size and weight of subsea compression systems by at least 50% just a year after the first such system successfully went on stream at Statoil’s Åsgard field.

Subsea Services Alliance to develop the first riserless open-water abandonment module

The Subsea Services Alliance, a contractual collaboration between Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., and Schlumberger, today announced the launch of the development of the first Riserless Open-water Abandonment Module (ROAM).