http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Halliburton and Optime Subsea form global subsea services alliance https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/7/halliburton-and-optime-subsea-form-global-subsea-services-alliance The strategic alliance between Halliburton and Optime Subsea will jointly commercialize and deploy innovative and efficient subsea interventions and controls. VARD wins North Star Renewables contract for three SOVs to operate on Dogger Bank Wind Farm https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/6/vard-wins-north-star-renewables-contract-for-three-sovs-to-operate-on-dogger-bank-wind-farm VARD has secured contracts for the design and construction of three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for North Star Renewables in Scotland. The state-of-the-art hybrid trio will operate on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea. Novel flexible pipe overcomes challenges in pre-salt subsea developments https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/features/novel-flexible-pipe-overcomes-challenges-in-pre-salt-subsea-developments An innovative technological solution has overcome flexible pipe corrosion cracking in high CO2 content fields, including Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments. The new pipe system is verified to extend service life by at least 50%, compared to standard flexibles. Noble Corp to acquire Pacific Drilling in all-stock deal https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/25/noble-corp-to-acquire-pacific-drilling-in-all-stock-deal Noble Corporation and Pacific Drilling Company have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Noble will acquire Pacific Drilling in an all-stock transaction. Baker Hughes and Horisont Energi team on Barents Sea carbon capture and storage project https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/24/baker-hughes-and-horisont-energi-team-on-barents-sea-carbon-capture-and-storage-project Baker Hughes and Horisont Energi AS have signed a memorandum of understanding for the Polaris carbon storage project off the northern coast of Norway. Under the agreement, the two companies will explore the development and integration of technologies to minimize the carbon footprint, cost and delivery time of carbon capture, transport and storage (CCTS). Baker Hughes pioneers flexible pipe solution to overcome stress corrosion cracking https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/22/baker-hughes-pioneers-flexible-pipe-solution-to-overcome-stress-corrosion-cracking Baker Hughes has reached a significant technology milestone in pioneering a solution to overcome flexible pipe stress corrosion cracking (SCC) tendencies in high CO2 content fields, such as those found in Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments. TechnipFMC to develop floating offshore wind projects in partnership with Magnora https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/18/technipfmc-to-develop-floating-offshore-wind-projects-in-partnership-with-magnora TechnipFMC has entered into an agreement with Magnora ASA to jointly pursue floating offshore wind project development opportunities under the name Magnora Offshore Wind. Expro and FTAI Ocean form subsea well intervention alliance https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/17/expro-and-ftai-ocean-form-subsea-well-intervention-alliance Expro Group has formed an exclusive alliance with global vessel provider FTAI Ocean for the supply of the DP3 M/V Pride well intervention vessel to provide full light well intervention services to the subsea oil and gas sector. Forum Energy Technologies appoints Brazilian partner to support growth in South America https://www.worldoil.com/company-news/2021/3/1/forum-energy-technologies-appoints-brazilian-partner-to-support-growth-in-south-america Forum Energy Technologies has entered into a partnership with Brazil’s Deepsea Technologies Equipamentos Industriais Ltda as part of their long-term growth strategy in South America. ClassNK releases ROV/AUV performance and safety requirements https://www.worldoil.com/company-news/2021/3/1/classnk-releases-rovauv-performance-and-safety-requirements Classification society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for ROV/AUV” which summarize the performance and safety requirements for remotely operated underwater vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles as part of its activities to meet industry needs related to the establishment of safety standards for innovative technologies and third-party certification.