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Ashtead Technology supports Northern Lights carbon capture project offshore Norway

Developed by Equinor in partnership with Shell and Total, the Northern Lights project aims to securely collect and transmit CO₂ from onshore sources and store it under the seabed.

Daily Brief podcast, Monday, February 10th

At Baker Hughes' 2020 Annual Meeting in Italy, we spoke with Chuck Chauviere, the company's Vice President of Subsea Drilling Systems, about how new technologies are driving predictivity into offshore drilling, and helping to build the baseline of reliability and certainty that operators demand.

Trendsetter enhances intervention capability with new system

As part of their continued focus on subsea well intervention, Trendsetter is pleased to announce that they have expanded their systems inventory in response to market demand to include a second Subsea Tree Injection Manifold (STIM).

Equinor awards subsea integration alliance integrated FEED contract for Bacalhau field

Schlumberger announced today an award to Subsea Integration Alliance of an exclusive contract by Equinor for the front-end engineering design (FEED) on its Bacalhau (formerly Carcará) project offshore Brazil.

Driving efficiencies and value creation via electrification of subsea systems

Adoption of electrically-operated subsea production architecture not only improves return on investment, but it helps operators get closer to their net-zero carbon goals as well.

Introducing predictivity into offshore drilling operations

Integrating people, processes, and technologies is a complex challenge in modern offshore drilling operations. From an operator’s standpoint, finding a baseline of reliability and certainty to minimize rig downtime is the primary goal.

Cost control and regulatory flexibility could spur deepwater revival

The decline in investment post-2014 could be arrested if processes are standardized and regulators become more responsive to industry concerns.

Equinor taps Subsea Integration Alliance for Bacalhau FEED project offshore Brazil

Schlumberger announced an award to Subsea Integration Alliance of an exclusive contract by Equinor for the front-end engineering design (FEED) on its Bacalhau (formerly Carcará) project offshore Brazil.

Oceaneering and Aquaterra Energy ink decommissioning collaboration

Under the agreement, the companies will offer tooling and services in four distinct areas: platform well abandonment, subsea well abandonment, topside and jacket removals and subsea removals.

Offshore wind developments pushing purposeful innovations

Andries Hofman, GustoMSC

Developers of offshore wind installation jackups must ensure that they continue to incorporate innovations that will enable these vessels to handle the requirements of next-generation turbines.

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Into the brink

James Fisher Subsea Excavation merges with James Fisher Offshore

The merger brings the leading subsea excavation service company with the world’s largest range of in-house excavation equipment, experience and expertise, under the banner of James Fisher Offshore.

CGG exits marine seismic acquisition business, kicks off marine streamer JV

CGG announced that it has completed its exit from the marine seismic acquisition business, following the earlier wind-down of its land seismic acquisition activities.

Simulated training for next-gen electric ROVs and drivers

Geoffrey Bixby, Forum Energy Technologies

Integrating with next-generation electric ROVs, the newly developed VMAX simulation software has a variety of ROV scenarios to test pilots’ skills. Subsea engineers can use it for modeling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks.

Hess dodges shale decline, leads S&P 500 via ‘fairy tale’ Guyana find

Hess rose above the carnage in shale stocks with a more traditional approach to oil exploration – partnering in a massive offshore discovery in a frontier nation.

Noble Energy’s first gas from Leviathan comes in $150M under budget

The first phase of development consists of four production wells producing through two 18-inch, 73-mile subsea tiebacks to a processing platform offshore northern Israel.

CGG quits seabed data acquisition JV, transfers holdings to partner

CGG announced it has terminated the Seabed Geosolutions’ joint venture agreement effective December 31, 2019.

Trump’s sanctions lead Allseas to halt Nord Stream 2 work

Germany lashed out against the U.S. penalties on Saturday, saying they’re “incomprehensible” and interfere in its internal affairs, a spokeswoman for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government said.

Forum upgrades hyperbaric testing facility for 35% reduction in operational time

Located at the company’s Kirkbymoorside base in North Yorkshire, UK, the pressure test tank is one of the largest in Europe and provides a well-located facility for the critical testing of subsea equipment.

U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream 2 pipeline target subsea construction vessels

Sanctions aimed at blocking the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany were included by U.S. lawmakers a must-pass defense bill, according to two people familiar with the legislation.