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Balticconnector Gas Pipeline Commissioned
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:34:50

The commissioning of Balticconnector – a gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia – was celebrated in Finland and in Estonia today. The ceremonies held simultaneously in Helsinki and in Paldiski were...

Jifmar Snaps Up Delta Marine
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:23:17

Jifmar Offshore Services has continued its expansion in Scotland with acquisition of the Shetland-based company Delta Marine one year after taking over North West Marine. Thanks to this acquisition,...

Fugro in Nearshore Geotechnical Survey Off Denmark
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:54:33

Danish consulting firm COWI has awarded Fugro a nearshore geotechnical site investigation for CPH City & Port Development’s Lynetteholmen megaproject in Copenhagen. Fugro’s site...

JFD Shows Off Submarine Rescue System Off Australia
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:48:54

JFD said it has set new benchmarks for international submarine rescue following the completion of exercises off the coast of Western Australia. In a range of weather conditions, JFD said that its...

New Seismic Acquisition Programs Off South Africa Begin
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:22:52

New marine seismic acquisition programs for Africa Energy over Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa have started. Shearwater has started the acquisition of 2D seismic program, and the 3D seismic...

Aker BP Conducts First ‘Single-Trip Multi-Frac’ Campaign on Valhall
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:07:58

Aker BP has executed the first successful ‘Single-Trip Multi-Frac’ campaign on the Valhall field. According to the company, this specific method of well stimulation has never been done...

Australia’s Marinus Link Deemed Feasible
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:07:32

A second interconnector with Tasmania is a step closer, with TasNetworks’ assessment of the business case finding a 1500 MW link is feasible and could begin operating as soon as 2027. Dubbed the...

Vår Energi Marks Anniversary with Completion of ExxonMobil Assets Acquisition
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:27:24

Vår Energi is celebrating its first anniversary as a company, with the closing of the ExxonMobil acquisition. The acquired fields, mostly operated by Equinor, represent an additional daily production...

EGS to Survey Ocean Wind OWF Site for Ørsted
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:26:33

EGS has been awarded a new contract in support of Ørsted’s efforts in the US, after the completion of the 2018 survey on the Bay State Wind development. The scope of work covers a geophysical survey...

DOF Subsea Scores Africa Job
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:47:05

DOF Subsea has entered into a 2-month long contract with an international energy client in Africa. The project will utilise Skandi Seven and start operations in direct continuation with the ongoing...

Solstad and SBM Agree Normand Installer Extension
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:49:24

Solstad Offshore has secured a charter extension deal with SBM Offshore for the construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Installer. The extension follows the frame agreement from August 2018, under...

New Long-Endurance Underwater Navigation Standards Set
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:19:42

New standards in long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning have been set following the completion of a joint project led by Sonardyne International, with partners the...

2G Robotics Launches ROV Micro Inspection Skid
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:12:38

2G Robotics has officially released the Micro Inspection Skid, a new laser survey skid for Inspection Class ROVs developed in partnership with iXblue and Nortek. The Micro Inspection Skid is...

Ocean Infinity Conducts Seismic Surveys for Total in Angola
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:35:15

Ocean Infinity has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola to conduct 2D ultra high-resolution seismic surveys and seabed soil sampling in Block 32 and Block 17. Ocean Infinity’s recent...

Kongsberg in SAR Pact with Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:31:15

Kongsberg Maritime has signed an agreement with the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue to develop new and innovative maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) technologies. The duo’s collaboration will cover...

STL Bags Subsea Crossover and Stinger Contract
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:43:23

Aberdeen-based engineering company Subsea Technologies Ltd (STL) said it has recently secured a contract to build and supply a subsea crossover and stinger. The contract from an undisclosed client,...

Aker Solutions Supports BP’s Cypre Development
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:54:18

Aker Solutions has received a contract to support the development of BP’s Cypre project, offshore Trinidad and Tobago. The contract will see Aker Solutions deliver front-end engineering and...

Tendeka Rolls Out Sand Control Solution for Failure in Wells
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:17:57

Tendeka has launched a new single trip sand control solution to address the issue of failure in wells . According to the company, the Filtrex remedial sand control system provides the flexibility to...

Neodrill and InterMoor Enter Global Cooperation Agreement
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:26:24

Neodrill has signed a global cooperation agreement with InterMoor, the global provider of mooring, foundations and subsea installation services. Effective immediately, the new partnership is a global...

His Majesty the King to Open Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:53:57

Equinor has informed that His Majesty the King will perform the official opening of the Johan Sverdrup field centre on January 07, 2020. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the Minister of...

XOCEAN Adds 4D Ocean
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:55:10

Ocean data company XOCEAN has completed the acquisition of 4D Ocean, a specialist autonomous hydrographic survey company. The announcement follows the news of XOCEAN’s €7.9 million funding round. 4D...

Ocean Infinity and NTNU Start New Scientific Study
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:53:20

Ocean Infinity, in partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), has started a long term programme of marine environmental scientific research onboard its’...

ASN to Build Barossa Subsea Fibre-Optic Network
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:39:32

Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has been awarded a contract by Vocus for fibre-optic cable manufacture and marine works at the proposed Barossa offshore gas project in the Bonaparte Basin, to the...

SmartBay Subsea Observatory Sheds New Light on Marine Environment
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 06:03:49

Researchers from the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics at Dublin City University are currently using many years’ worth of video footage recorded at the SmartBay subsea observatory to enable better...

Highlights of the Week
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 04:54:31

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (December 02 – December 07). Sapura Bags $147M in New Contracts McDermott Secures Access to...

Fugro Finalizes AUV and Geotechnical Surveys for BSP
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:50:33

Fugro has completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP). BSP’s project lead Bilman Pardomuan Hutabarat said: “This...

Vocus Wins Barossa Subsea Cable Deal
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:22:06

Australia-based telco operator Vocus has entered a contract with the Barossa Joint Venture to build, operate and own a high-capacity submarine fibre-optic network for the proposed Barossa offshore...

RUD Provides ROV Hooks for Oceaneering Subsea Ops
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:47:28

Oceaneering has used four 10-tonne capacity remotely operated vehicle (ROV) hooks from RUD to carry out two subsea contracts recently, in the Gulf of Mexico. The products were sourced from RUD...

Providence CEO Steps Down
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:32:54

Providence Resources chief executive officer, Tony O’Reilly, has stepped down from his position and from the board with immediate effect. The board has initiated a process to identify and...

Equinor Hires DeepOcean for Subsea IRM Services in 2020
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:36:49

DeepOcean has secured a contract from Equinor for subsea IRM services in 2020. The contract has a duration of up to nine months work offshore, using the vessel Normand Ocean. The work comprises...