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Diamond Offshore files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., the rig contractor controlled by Loews Corp., filed for bankruptcy amid an unprecedented crash in crude prices that’s wrecking demand for oil exploration at sea.

WFS, AeonX team up to deliver asset integrity, flow assurance in Nigeria

AeonX Limited (Nigeria) has signed a partnership agreement with WFS to promote and deliver the full range of state-of-the-art Seatooth products for asset integrity and flow assurance monitoring to existing and new clients in Nigeria.

Trelleborg to supply cable protection for world’s largest offshore wind farm

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract by leading renewable energy provider, Ørsted, to provide four integrated cable protection systems for Hornsea Two, the world’s largest offshore windfarm.

Aker lands 20-year umbilicals master order with Chevron

Aker Solutions has entered a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Tracerco secures first baseline subsea inspection project for Gulf of Mexico pipelay development

Tracerco has been awarded a deep-water subsea inspection project to assess the integrity of a new pipelay in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stress Engineering Services launches new digital flex joint angle monitoring system

Stress Engineering Services has developed a digital flex joint angle measurement system for monitoring real-time drilling operations.

Aker BP taps Tendeka for sand-face completion program offshore Norway

Tendeka has received a Letter of Intent for a multi-million-pound contract to supply sand-face completion equipment to Aker BP’s Norwegian assets.

Aker BP and Framo sign “smart” offshore maintenance contract

Aker BP and Framo have entered a long-term maintenance contract for seawater lift pumps where compensation is directly linked to facility uptime.

Sandvik lands first steel tube umbilical order offshore Brazil

The milestone contract is significant for the offshore Brazilian oil and gas industry, which typically uses thermoplastic hose umbilicals.

Innovative strategy increases profitability of ultra-deepwater fields

Roy Shilling, Chuck White, Vamsee Achanta, Paul Hyatt, Howard Day, Frontier Deepwater Appraisal Solutions LLC

To solve complex issues related to developing deepwater reserves in the GOM, a common-sense approach utilizing appropriate technology enables operators to profitably capture critical dynamic reservoir data and increase ultimate recovery.

Enpro Subsea acquired by Hunting PLC in all-cash deal

Production optimization specialist Enpro Subsea has been acquired by Hunting PLC for a total consideration of US $33 million.

Neodrill targets drift-off, reducing idle offshore rig time by several days

Neodrill has launched its new Wellhead Saver System, to directly address the industry challenge of drift-off during offshore drilling.

Shell, Subsea 7 ink five-year digital transformation program

The agreement will help fast-track innovation and streamline the adoption of applied technologies in areas such as marine robotics, advanced sensing, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems to address the industry’s challenges to improve safety, cost-efficiency and sustainability.

Vessel option emerges to complete sanctioned Nord Stream 2 pipeline

A Russian pipe-laying vessel is on the move in the Far East, feeding speculation that Gazprom PJSC will work out a way to circumvent U.S. sanctions and complete a controversial natural gas link.

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.