Subsea ///

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.

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.