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Eni Restarts Goliat Oil Production
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:42:21

Eni Norge has resumed production of oil on Goliat on December 17, 2017. Maintenance and modification work has been conducted during a planned campaign during this fall. Furthermore, Eni Norge said it...

Nexans Set for Rock Installation on Beatrice OWF Export Cable
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:12:48

Cables specialist Nexans Norway will carry out the rock placement campaign for the installation of the first of two export cables (EC1) in the Beatrice offshore wind farm. Earlier this month, the...

JFD Delivers Naval Personnel Training at The Underwater Centre
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:39:24

The Underwater Centre has delivered two ROV and hyperbaric system acquaintance training courses and provided 19 days of operational support to JFD as part of their training delivery to one of the...

Rovco Executes Wave Hub Job
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:26:38

UK-based Rovco has completed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the offshore renewables test site, Wave Hub. The inspection programme included the first commercial trial of Rovco’s 3D...

Keppel Delivers ‘MPV Everest’ to Maritime Construction Services
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:39:47

Keppel Singmarine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has delivered a multi-purpose ice-class vessel to New Orient Marine, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based...

Siem Helix 2 Starts Brazil Ops
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:34:47

Helix Energy Solutions’ well intervention vessel, Siem Helix 2, has completed the acceptance process and is on contract offshore Brazil. The vessel will be performing well intervention services...

Wintershall Starts Up Maria Field Off Norway
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:19:51

Wintershall, and its licence partners Petoro and Spirit Energy, have started production from the Maria field one year ahead of schedule. The original start up was planned for the fourth quarter of...

‘Polar King’ Stays with Nexans
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:41:30

Norwegian offshore vessels provider GC Rieber Shipping and cabling specialist Nexans have agreed to extend the firm period of the charter for the construction support vessel Polar King for 11 months....

Aker Solutions Nets Subsea Equipment Orders From Aker BP
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:33:13

Aker Solutions has secured subsea equipment orders from Aker BP for the Skogul and Valhall Flank West oil fields offshore Norway. Aker Solutions will deliver two subsea manifolds, a controls system...

Polarcus Secures Caribbean 3D Project
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:21:06

Oslo-listed seismic contractor Polarcus has received a contract award for a 3D project in the Caribbean. The project will begin in Q2 2018, and it will last for two months. Polarcus will use its...

Subsea 7 VP Commercial Steps Down
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:19:39

Subsea 7 said that its executive vice president Commercial, Øyvind Mikaelsen, has decided to step down from his role and will be leaving the company in the second quarter of 2018. Mikaelsen will be...

Aleron Subsea Aids Salvage of WWI and WWII Wrecks
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:26:00

Aberdeenshire-based Aleron Subsea has deployed AUXROV subsea system as a part of a wrecks salvage project in the Atlantic Ocean. Aleron’s AUXROV was selected by James Fisher Marine and...

Highlights of the Week
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:40:10

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (December 10 – December 17). Aker BP has submitted the plans for development and operations (PDOs)...

DEA Divests Interest in Polarled, Nyhamna and Gassled
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:32:02

DEA has sold its ownership in the Polarled gas pipeline, the Nyhamna onshore gas processing plant and Gassled, the Norwegian gas transportation network, to CapeOmega. “The transaction represents a...

Oceaneering Wins Maryland Offshore Wind Survey Contract
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:46:24

Oceaneering has secured a contract by US Wind, Inc., a subsidiary of the Toto Holding Group, to conduct marine geophysical survey services starting in the second half of 2018 in support of US Wind’s...

Subsea 7 Scores Hat-Trick with Aker BP
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:57:13

Subsea 7 has been awarded two new contracts from alliance partner Aker BP in the Norwegian North Sea. The contracts are for the Skogul project and the Valhall Flank West project, valued between $50...

OGTC Offers £2M for New Ideas on Digital Transformation and Decommissioning
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:35:17

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has launched two ‘Calls for Ideas’ on digital transformation and decommissioning, with up to £2 million available to innovators. The OGTC is looking for...

New JIP to Examine Neodrill’s Well Foundation Technology
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:09:07

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), in collaboration with Maersk Oil, Nexen, Shell, Siccar Point Energy, TechnipFMC and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), is leading a joint industry...

Aker BP Presents Plans for Three Fields on Norwegian Continental Shelf
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:35:42

Aker BP has submitted the plans for development and operations (PDOs) for the Valhall Flank West, Ærfugl (formerly Snadd) and Skogul (formerly Storklakken) fields to the Norwegian Ministry of...

Helix’s Q4000 Sets Deployment Record for 10K Riser System
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:35:12

Helix Energy Solutions has informed that its well intervention vessel Q4000 set a new deepest deployment record for the Helix 10K Intervention Riser System (IRS) on a deepwater well. The Q4000...

Det Norske Veritas Assumes Full Ownership of DNV GL
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:11:23

Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas (The Foundation) and Mayfair announced the sale of Mayfair’s 36.5% shares in DNV GL Group to DNV Holding.  “We are proud to have been part of building a leading quality...

TechnipFMC Launches New Middle East Facility
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:11:22

TechnipFMC has officially opened its Surface International Facility in ICAD II as part of its investment in the UAE to deliver local solutions that extend asset life and improve returns for ADNOC....

Fugro Confirms Løseth as New CEO
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:56:14

Fugro’s shareholders have appointed Øystein Løseth as member of the board of management at today’s extraordinary general meeting. Løseth was nominated by the supervisory board of Fugro in...

Study: ADDs Effective on Minke Whales at OW Construction Sites
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:44:02

The Offshore Renewables Joint industry Programme (ORJIP), with funding from innogy, Ørsted, and Statoil has concluded a study to examine the effectiveness of using Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs),...

UK: Subsea 2017 Revenues Down 16 Pct Since 2014
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:22:34

Subsea UK has revealed in its latest business activity review that the industry is generating annual revenues of £7.5 billion, compared to £8.9 billion in 2014. The body which represents the...

Saab and NTU Singapore Partner on Underwater Robotic Research
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:21:22

Saab and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have signed a five-year master research collaboration agreement. The agreement was signed by NTU president Professor Bertil...

Ashtead, Newton Labs Undertake Underwater Inspection for Subsea 7
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:15:07

Ashtead Technology has delivered an advanced subsea laser scanning project for Subsea 7 on Chevron’s Captain field located in the UK North Sea. The scope of work included an internal casing...

WATCH: ABB Tests Subsea Variable Speed Drive
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:46:38

The first full scale prototype of a subsea variable speed drive has been tested in a sheltered harbor in Vaasa, Finland, taking the vision of an all-electric subsea processing facility one step...

TechnipFMC, OneSubsea Join Aker Solutions in Statoil Win
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:01:32

TechnipFMC and OneSubsea have, along with Aker Solutions, secured new subsea maintenance framework agreements from Statoil on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The contracts have a total...

MITech Launches ‘Cinema-Class’ ROV
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:52:12

Marine Imaging Technologies (MITech) has introduced Pixel, the first ‘Cinema Class’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Pixel is a multi-camera underwater filming and exploration platform...