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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.

Rever Offshore completes North Sea decom project for Fairfield Energy

The workscope involved multiple campaigns comprising of preparation, removals of subsea infrastructure and final surveys, along with the management of all recovered waste for processing and safe disposal.

Motive Offshore acquires Pumptech flexible flowline business

Motive Offshore Group has completed the acquisition of Stavanger-based Pumptech for a seven-figure sum, reflecting a growth strategy that follows a private equity investment earlier this year.

Rovco launches live 3D subsea streaming system

Subsea technology company Rovco has launched “SubSLAM Live” a 3D streaming technology which allows clients to video and live stream 3D underwater pointclouds to any device in the world.

Peterson and Itaoca Offshore announce partnership for development of new Brazil terminal

The Itaoca Offshore project will be a private terminal (TUP), located in Itapemirim, in the Espírito Santo (ES) state in southeast Brazil, designed to provide logistical support to the supply chain for the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas.

Plexus wellhead sealing system aces API 6A PR2F testing standards

The tests, verified by Lloyds Register, exceed conventional API 6A temperature class ranges of ‘K’ (-75 to +180°F) and ‘X’ (0 to 350°F), and Plexus engineers believe no other wellhead sealing system can perform under the same conditions in a single test run.

Rovco completes ROV inspection, 3D modeling project at Galloper offshore wind farm

Rovco has utilized its technology and subsea expertise to inspect all 56 turbines at the Galloper Wind Farm, which generates enough green electricity to power the equivalent of 380,000 homes.

ABB proves long-distance subsea power system for deep, remote ocean environments

Offshore energy companies will be able to access a reliable supply of up to 100 megawatts of power, over distances up to 600 kilometers and down to 3,000 meters water depth.

Enpro Subsea completes latest subsea enhanced production campaign in Ghana

Enpro Subsea has recently completed another two successful subsea hydraulic intervention campaigns for two operators in West Africa.

CGG to undertake UK North Sea’s largest OBN multi-client survey

Planned to start in early 2020, the survey has already received significant industry interest and is being prefunded in part by BP. First results are targeted for Q1 2021.

i-Tech 7 extends UWILD track record in North Sea

i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit, has successfully completed an underwater inspection in lieu of dry-docking (UWILD) project for Borr Drilling in the North Sea.

Sparrows Singapore achieves API Q2 certification to support drilling work in APAC

Sparrows Group’s Singapore operation has achieved the world’s most advanced quality assurance certification for drilling service providers - the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q2.

Apache’s North Sea subsidiaries award Baker Hughes subsea frame agreement

Baker Hughes announced that Apache Corporation’s North Sea subsidiaries have awarded, through a multi-year frame agreement, a suite of subsea equipment and services including six trees, wellheads and an associated service package.

Decommissioning will be the North Sea’s biggest business by 2030

“Over $26 billion is to be spent on UK decommissioning by 2030,” said Paul Main, a Wood Mackenzie Ltd. analyst focused on the upstream supply chain. By that time, companies will be spending more on removing redundant oil and gas facilities than developing new fields, he said.

Variable Bore Rams adds new dual-string interlocking shear rams to inventory

Variable Bore Rams Inc., the largest original equipment manufacturer ram and blowout preventer component provider in the world, has added Cameron’s new dual-string interlocking (DSI) shear rams to its inventory.

RussellSmith picks Saab Seaeye ROV for Africa operations

“The Cougar is an ideal choice,” says RusselSmith CEO, Kayode Adeleke. “It is a powerful, highly maneuverable and capable ROV and we believe it will add a lot of value to our deepwater operations.”

Subsea 3D scanning specialists enter decommissioning market with double contract win

Viewport3 is entering the decom market after securing two pre-removal scanning contracts for North Sea projects with two major operators.

OneSubsea wins industry’s longest deepwater tieback project for Ormen Lange

The compression system will be powered and controlled from the Nyhamna onshore gas processing plant, which is 120 km from the subsea location. This tieback distance is also a world record for transmitting variable speed power from an onshore facility to equipment on the seabed.

DNV GL issues efficiency-minded recommended practices for subsea pumping systems

DNVGL-RP-F303 has been published following a joint industry project including participants from subsea operators Equinor, Petrobras, Shell and Woodside in addition to four major systems suppliers; Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, OneSubsea, and TechnipFMC.

Well-SENSE’s FLI technology marks its first round of offshore deployments

Well-SENSE has successfully completed its first round of commercial offshore FiberLine Intervention (FLI) projects worth a six-figure sum, demonstrating efficiency gains and the acquisition of high quality, rich downhole data.