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U.S. Coast Guard investigating miles-long oil spill after hurricane Ida

Federal authorities are responding to a 14-mile long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico discovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, according to the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office.

ScottishPower Renewables backs Proserv offshore wind subsea cable solution

Global controls technology company Proserv Controls has received industrial sponsorship for its disruptive subsea cable condition monitoring system for the offshore wind segment, ECG, or Electro Cable Guard, from ScottishPower Renewables.

Port Fourchon, other Gulf oil facilities likely offline for weeks after Ida

Damage to Port Fourchon, which services about 90% of output from U.S. Gulf deepwater oil and natural gas wells, is extensive and widespread, Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission said in an NPR interview Tuesday.

Green scrutiny delays Siccar Point’s Cambo work offshore UK

Siccar Point Energy Ltd. is delaying work on its Cambo oil field in the UK North Sea, a target of vociferous criticism by environmental activists.

Silixa rolls out industry’s first subsea distributed acoustic sensing system

Silixa announced the successful installation, validation, and borehole seismic acquisition from a permanently installed fiber optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing system, Carina Subsea 4D, on BP’s Atlantis Phase 3 subsea field development.

Denmark pursues plan to store CO2 in empty oil reservoirs

A Danish project to store captured CO2 in North Sea reservoirs that were once filled with oil and gas moved a step closer to becoming operational, after winning approval from new stakeholders.

Tracerco Discovery deployed in Gulf of Mexico to carry out subsea pipeline inspections

Tracerco has been awarded three subsea inspection contracts to provide critical asset integrity data on pipelines of a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico.

SEAJET Systems inks manufacturing partnership with SMD for subsea excavation and trenching technology

SEAJET Systems, a build to order controlled flow excavation solutions provider, has signed a manufacturing partnership with Soil Machine Dynamics, the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of specialist subsea intervention equipment.

Baker Hughes to supply Chevron’s Gorgon facility with subsea compression manifold

Driven by Baker Hughes’ Subsea Connect early engagement approach, Baker Hughes will provide Chevron with a subsea compression manifold structure including module and foundation, as well as the latest optimized version of its horizontal clamp connector system and subsea controls for the manifold structure.

Neptune Energy installs world’s longest ETH production pipeline

Neptune Energy announced the safe and successful installation and testing of the world’s longest trace-heated subsea production pipeline at its operated Fenja field in the Norwegian sea.

Aker Solutions wins subsea production system contract offshore Norway

The scope covers a complete subsea production system including four horizontal subsea trees, three manifolds, control systems, three static subsea umbilicals, as well as associated tie-in equipment and installation work.

Subsurface trend analysis in the Gulf of Mexico

Jared Ciferno, Kelly Rose, NETL; Mackenzie Mark-Moser, Leidos Research Support Team

The Subsurface Trend Analysis (STA) method is a data-driven approach, in which deductive geologic methods are integrated with spatiotemporal statistical autocorrelative methods. NETL has developed STA to better understand subsurface systems and predict their properties.

Making in-situ flowmeter calibration a reality

Dr. Bruno Pinguet, TUV SUD NEL

A combination of laboratory and wellsite analysis can be used to address in-situ meter performance to reduce maintenance frequency. This conditioned-based monitoring can reduce the overall annual cost of operating multiphase flowmeters in deeper and more remote fields.

Texas A&M to lead new Ocean Energy Safety Institute

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station will collaborate with energy-sector stakeholders, several national labs and universities in ten states as the manager of a new Ocean Energy Safety Institute.

Biden loosens Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanctions, but startup challenges remain

A natural gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany edged closer to completion after the Biden administration loosened sanctions of the controversial project, but significant hurdles remain before the fuel can start flowing under the Baltic Sea.

Developing pre-rig solutions that are greener, safer and more efficient

Jostein Aleksandersen, Neodrill

There is an increased focus in the oil and gas sector to look further afield to opportunities presented in deepwater locations. Because of this, finding cost-efficient solutions and overcoming the associated challenges that arise below 1,000 ft will be vital for the success of new activity.

Dutch government invites Shell, Exxon to join $2.6B subsea carbon storage plan

The project at the Port of Rotterdam could sequester about 2.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually by storing it in depleted gas fields in the seabed. The four companies involved—Shell, Exxon, Air Liquide SA, and Air Products and Chemicals Inc.—will receive state backing for the plan, according to Sjaak Poppe, a spokesman for the port.

CGG and dCarbonX sign strategic agreement for decarbonization exploration

CGG has signed a strategic agreement to support dCarbonX in the subsurface assessment of its operated clean energy projects offshore Ireland and the UK, which include geothermal energy and storage sites for CO2, hydrogen and ammonia.

Exxon proposes federally-funded $100B carbon capture facility on Texas Gulf Coast

In what would be the world’s biggest carbon carbon and sequestration project, Exxon, along with a multitude of private and public partners, would build a facility to collect emissions from refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities along the Houston Ship Channel, Joe Blommaert, president of Exxon’s new low-carbon business said in a blog post.

Maersk Drilling secures four-well intervention contract for Mærsk Developer in Brazil

The contract is expected to commence in the first half of 2022, with a firm duration of 110 days. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 34m, including rig modifications and a mobilization fee.