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Senior Canadian officials unite to support offshore industry

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, along with provincial Minister of Natural Resources Siobhan Coady, expressed support for a focused initiative to persuade the federal government to provide immediate assistance to East Canada’s offshore industry, which has been hit hard by Covid-19 and the collapse of oil prices.

Oceaneering wins significant asset integrity scope in the Middle East

The award includes the provision of general and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) and fabric maintenance inspection services across the operator’s onshore and offshore facilities in the Middle East.

Daily Brief podcast: Bringing offshore connectivity and HSE advances to onshore operations

Thanks to new developments in satellite connectivity, advances that were once only technically and financially feasible for offshore installations are now available for land operations as well.

Maersk Drilling further reduces headcount and financial guidance as projects dwindle

The revised guidance reflects expected adjustments to the existing contracts based on current customer dialogues, no additional contracts with financial impact in 2020, and COVID-19 related costs.

Oceaneering successfully completes integrated rig services campaign offshore South America

Oceaneering International announced that its Remotely Operated Survey group has successfully completed an integrated rig services campaign for a major operator offshore South America, recording a milestone 150,000 hours of ROS operations and no client operations or vessel downtime.

Logan Industries builds ROV A-frame for TechnipFMC for use in Gulf of Mexico

The Logan A-frame is a heavy weather, work class ROV launching system, designed to move some of the largest, work class ROVs in the market.

Sanction-defying pipelay vessel reaches home of stalled Nord Stream 2 line

The pipeline, one of the key export projects for Russia’s Gazprom PJSC, was just weeks away from completion when U.S. sanctions stopped work last year. There’s a small section in Denmark’s waters still to be completed.

Diamond Offshore files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., the rig contractor controlled by Loews Corp., filed for bankruptcy amid an unprecedented crash in crude prices that’s wrecking demand for oil exploration at sea.

Research shows digital twins, smart asset management drive cost savings

A digital twinning and smart data asset management tool from Bureau Veritas can save between 9% and 15% on total decommissioning project costs, research has revealed.

Weatherford tallies three deepwater firsts offshore Brazil

Weatherford International saved an operator 27.5 hours of deepwater rig time with an Integrated Completion Solution it developed to install downhole equipment in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

Gulf of Mexico operators move proactively to keep oil flowing during pandemic

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, offshore operators have stepped up screening and cleaning, lengthened job assignments and subjected workers to isolation periods. Some officials have even gamed out hypothetical scenarios that include shutting down operations if the pandemic spreads.

Aker Solutions secures Brunei brownfield services contract

Scope of work covers maintenance and upgrades to maintain production levels for more than 200 offshore assets.

Fugro, SEA-KIT join to advance uncrewed surface vessels

Fugro and SEA-KIT International will accelerate the development and use of uncrewed vessels, remotely operated from Fugro’s ROCs, to improve safety, efficiency, and reduce the environmental impact on marine activities.

Tullow cancels Maersk Venturer contract offshore Ghana

Maersk Drilling has been notified by Tullow Ghana of early termination of its contract for the Maersk Venturer deepwater drillship.

Aker lands 20-year umbilicals master order with Chevron

Aker Solutions has entered a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Wärtsilä creates testbed for smart marine solutions

The test laboratory project is the first of its kind in the world, and its unique approach will identify and open the prospects and possibilities for remote vessel pilotage.

Weatherford completes novel cased-hole sidetrack in ultra-deep Gulf of Mexico waters

Weatherford announced a success in an ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico operation that saved a major international oil company 14 rig days valued at approximately $14 million.

Tracerco secures first baseline subsea inspection project for Gulf of Mexico pipelay development

Tracerco has been awarded a deep-water subsea inspection project to assess the integrity of a new pipelay in the Gulf of Mexico.

Aker BP and Framo sign “smart” offshore maintenance contract

Aker BP and Framo have entered a long-term maintenance contract for seawater lift pumps where compensation is directly linked to facility uptime.

Wood to deliver engineering design for Chevron's Anchor development

Wood is delivering a multi-million-dollar engineering design project for Chevron’s Anchor deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico.