Subsea ///

Hydra enters saturation diving market, prepares for industry upturn

Offshore and subsea construction company Hydra enters the saturation diving market with a powerful diving support vessel, the M/V Subsea Responder.

Zennor Petroleum acquires Britannia field interest

Zennor Petroleum Limited has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Zennor North Sea Limited, has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Mitsui E&P UK Limited (MEPUK) in respect of its interests in United Kingdom Continental Shelf Licenses P.213, Block 16/26a, Area B and P.345 Block 16/27b Area B, which represent an 8.97% working interest in Britannia field.

2H Offshore expands STREAM JIP for improved SCR, lazy-wave riser design

2H Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, has completed the first phase of the STREAM (STeel Riser Enhanced Analytics using Measurements) joint industry project (JIP) and has expanded the work into a second phase.

Wood, Abyssal partner to provide latest digital technology

Wood has teamed up with Abyssal, a 3D visualization, simulation and digitalization solutions provider to the oil and gas and marine renewables markets, to provide the latest digital technology aimed at improving the design, constructability, operation and inspection of subsea assets globally.

NPD gives Equinor's Aasta Hansteen project the go-ahead

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of the Aasta Hansteen facility in the Norwegian Sea. Operator Equinor plans to start production during the course of autumn 2018.

JDR Cables, Wild Well Control sign five-year service agreement

JDR Cables Systems (JDR), the leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables owned by TFKable Group, has been awarded a five-year long-term service agreement with Wild Well Control, Inc.

The Modular Compact Pump: A game-changer in subsea multi-phase boosting

Oil companies are looking for ways to increase oil recovery rates. Subsea boosting can be a powerful tool, but investment costs are often too high, driven by expensive topside modifications and overall system cost.

BHGE secures three-year subsea services contract extension from Equinor

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), has received a three-year extension to a subsea services frame agreement with Equinor for its operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Life2018 sparks ethics conversations, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P.

Siemens to feature electrification, automation and digitalization solutions at ONS 2018

As companies come together to discuss innovation and how to redefine themselves in this digital environment, Siemens will focus on Topsides 4.0, cybersecurity, subsea power, and energy storage solutions at the upcoming Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) trade fair, August 27-30 in Stavanger, Norway, Booth #2550.

Equinor announces contract for improved recovery at Johan Castberg

Digital technology developed in Norway will help improve recovery from Johan Castberg field, in the Barents Sea. Equinor has awarded Alcatel Submarine Networks a contract for permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM), which in turn has signed a letter of intent with Nexans Norway AS for delivery of subsea cable.

LIFE 2018 sparks ethics conversation, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P. In its sixth year, the goal is to leverage advances in science, technology, digital, and the community, to drive the industry forward.

Aker Solutions to deliver power umbilical systems to China's Liuhua fields

Aker Solutions won orders valued at more than NOK 350 million to deliver power umbilical systems to China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) Liuhua oil fields in the South China Sea, off Hong Kong.

Wood launches new phase of subsea integrity management industry network

Wood has further extended the SURF IM Network, which aims to share experience and lessons learned from subsea integrity and reliability issues and is supported by 10 major global operators: BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Hess, Husky, Petronas, Shell, Suncor, Total and Woodside.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Plenty-brand screw and vane pumps from SPX Flow are engineered to pump heavy viscous fluids, and are ideal for forced lubrication of rotating machinery and fuel transfer processes.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company to provide coatings for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Operators and service firms collaborate through ground-breaking subsea technology

Drummond Lawson, Subsea Technologies Ltd.

Collaboration is the driving force of the global oil and gas industry, as it faces mounting pressure to increase efficiencies, maximize production and streamline processes, both offshore and onshore.

Maintaining asset integrity during hurricane season

David Renzi, Stress Engineering Services

Use of simulation twins can protect floating assets during hurricane season.

Aqualis Offshore to position Total's Egina FPSO, offshore Nigeria

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been handed the position keeping role for installation of the Egina FPSO, offshore Nigeria.

McDermott awarded EPCI subsea tie-back contract for Pemex's Ayatsil field

McDermott International, Inc. has announced a sizeable contract award by Pemex Exploración y Producción for subsea pipeline flowline installation in support of Ayatsil field, located 50 mi northwest of Ciudad del Carmen, in the Bay of Campeche, offshore Mexico.