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ABB Marine

ABB Marine is a global technology partner to the offshore and marine industries. Over the past two decades the company has delivered electric power, propulsion, automation and positioning systems to more than 250 advanced offshore vessels, drillships and rigs, FPSOs, shuttle tankers and supply vessels. The company aims to offer total integration, by focusing on the overall vessel concept and integration between the different systems, it can supply solutions offering advantages in terms of operational performance and reliability, energy consumption and safety.

ClampOn

ClampOn is a leading worldwide supplier of topside and subsea non-invasive ultrasonic intelligent sensors for particle, pig and corrosion/erosion monitoring and spectrum analyzing. Applications include solids control needed for safe and continuous production optimization/monitoring, well testing, frac flowback measurement, clean-up operations, underbalanced drilling, sand management, pig detection and condition monitoring. The company claims its systems also improve safety and control of underbalanced drilling operations.

CorrOcean

Corrocean provides knowledge-based solutions in monitoring technology, integrity and risk management. It aims to help companies reduce risk, increase safety, improve environmental performance and enhance profits through the application of innovative technical solutions. The company comprises three divisions: AIS Advanced Integrity Services; Safetec Risk Management; MOT Monitoring Technology. The customer base is global, and extends from the oil and gas industry to utilities, transportation and general industrial facilities.

Dreggen Crane

Dreggen Crane supplies cranes and lifting technology to the offshore and onshore oil and gas industries. The company has developed a range of explosion-proof equipment widely used offshore such as hoists, trolleys and slewing cranes, electric, pneumatic, hydraulic or manually-operated cranes, Xmas tree and BOP cranes, and riser/pipe handling cranes. These are compact, multi-purpose lifting units easily adapted to almost any working conditions.

Frank Mohn Flatoy

Frank Mohn Flatoy is the Oil & Gas division within the Frank Mohn group of companies and is responsible for the design, fabrication and marketing of FRAMO offshore products and environmental protection equipment. Pump and system designs are based on more than 30 years of experience from in-field operations in a wide variety of applications and duties such as firewater, cooling water supply, seawater injection, crude oil storage and transfer pumps, oil recovery and emergency offloading.

Hitec Marine

Hitec Marine is a leading supplier of ship-related equipment systems for offshore loading of crude oil. The company has supplied loading systems to more than 60 vessels worldwide, ranging from simple conversions to some of the world's most sophisticated shuttle tankers. The product range includes bow loading systems, stern discharge systems, mooring and hawser handling winches, VOC return/recovery systems, CALM buoys and related equipment for APL's submerged turret loading and STP technology. Hitec claims to offer a combination of high reliability with low operating and maintenance costs.

Hydralift

Since Hydralift was formed in 1965, the company has supplied equipment based on high pressure hydraulic components and advanced instrumentation and control systems. Today it provides a comprehensive range of products and systems for the offshore and shipping sectors. Its main products are cranes and other load handling equipment for marine and offshore vessels as well as drilling and turret systems. The company has delivered more than 6,000 electro-hydraulic pedestal cranes to the shipping and offshore markets worldwide.

Karmoy Winch

Karmoy Winch is a Norwegian producer of equipment to the oil and shipping sectors. It produces winches with pull capacity of up to 500 tons. Products include riser pull-in winches, mooring winches and chain winches for chain size up to 160 mm. Customers include Coflexip, DSND and Stolt Offshore. The other main market for the company's products are tugs and supply vessels. Here Karmoy Winch is renowned for its Karm Fork stopper and Towingpin systems which have been sold to over 360 anchorhandler supply vessels worldwide. The company also supplies tug winches, AH towing winches, anchor winches and deck cranes.

Karmsund Maritime Offshore Supply

This company specializes in the development, production, supply and sale of patented time, cost and safety-efficient tools and equipment for the process and petrochemical sectors, off and onshore, worldwide. Its main products are portable pneumatic valve actuators (customers include Statoil, Shell UK, Enron, BP), ring joints for sealing and surveillance of flanged connections (references include Norsk Hydro, Hyundai, TotalFinaElf, Shell UK and Cameron).

Norwegian Trade Council

The Norwegian Trade Council (NTC) is Norway's national resource center in the field of exports and internationalization. NTC acts in an advisory capacity for commercial enterprises and authorities in Norway, and works to enhance the competitiveness of Norwegian companies in international markets. It provides services to individual companies, organizes joint promotional programs and Norwegian pavilions at international exhibitions. The NTC network of offices abroad covers important markets around the world, and there is also close co-operation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ONS 2002

The biennial Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) Conference and Exhibition in Stavanger, Norway was first held in 1974. It has since become a major international event within the oil and gas industry, featuring high-level discussions on the industry's political, economic and technical dimensions. The exhibition covers some 17,000 sq meters in net area with 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors. At ONS 2002 (August 27-30, 2002), the venue will be extended with a new hotel, conference and exhibition facilities.

Offshore Heavy Transport

Offshore Heavy Transport has over 20 years' experience with heavy lift, self-propelled vessels. Its team recently designed and built two new ships. A cargo capacity of up to 50,000 tons and a cargo deck 178 meters long makes these vessels the largest in the world, the company claims. Suitable cargoes are drilling rigs, production platforms, topsides, TLP hulls, Spar buoys, cranes, drydocks, barges, dredgers, modules and other heavy items.

Rapp Hydema

For almost 100 years, the Rapp Group has developed successive new generations of advanced industrial products for demanding marine applications. Current main product areas are advanced hydraulic deck machinery, integrated control systems, fire doors, ship equipment and offshore maintenance. Total engineering and supervision are available for all products and the company offers maintenance and service worldwide. R&D is a high priority to create advanced technological solutions.

Roxar

Roxar is a specialist in 3D geological modeling, stochastic reservoir simulation, monitoring and metering. It provides technology and expertise for uncertainty analysis, field development planning, reservoir optimization and permanent monitoring and metering operations. The company's range of personnel includes engineers, geoscientists, software developers and computer scientists. It provides seamless service covering every aspect of reservoir evaluation and development. Its products include the IRAP RMS and Tempest software portfolios, monitoring devices such as PROMAC and the Water Monitoring Radar tool, and advanced metering systems such as the MFI multiphase meter.

Technoguide

Technoguide provides advanced software training and consulting for 3D modeling of oil and gas reservoirs. Its Petrel software gives geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers the capability to model, visualize and understand their reservoirs, enabling them to optimize hydrocarbon recovery. Petrel has an intuitive and user-friendly interface that helps simplify complex operations and analysis. The company claims that the completeness and degree of integration is unique.

Navion

Navion is a Norwegian company which provides a unique combination of shipping and offshore-related operations. The company was established by Statoil and the Rasmussen group, and has a large international presence. It claims to be a world leader for offshore loading of oil into shuttle tankers. Its long experience in this area has led to advanced technology and concepts for ship-based oil production. The Navion Shipping subsidiary also operates a substantial fleet in conventional tanker markets.

Smedvig

Smedvig is an offshore drilling contractor headquartered in Stavanger, Norway. The company provides activities for well construction and well services in the North Sea and South East Asia. Smedvig's main activities are divided into mobile drilling units, platform drilling and tender-assist rigs. It operates a fleet of five modern drilling rigs, one deep water drillship and eight tender rigs. In addition, it has contracts for production drilling, well services and maintenance on fixed installations.

SM Steinsvik Maskinindustri

SM Steinsvik Maskinindustri was founded as an independently owned company by Kaare Steinsvik in 1966. Today it is one of Norway's premier suppliers of complex machining solutions. To the offshore oil and gas industry it supplies various tools, products and services, with branches spread across Norway and also in Chile. The company owns one of the largest numbers of CNC tool machines in Norway. Specialized parts and products can be produced efficiently in very low volumes, if required. The company's activities are certified to the NS -EN- ISO 9001 standard.

Triangle Equipment

Triangle Equipment was formed to develop, install and service downhole well completion equipment. Its current focus is on the all-hydraulic, NESCOS smart well system. NESCOS has several innovative features such as a rotation sleeve, metal-to-metal sealing, variable steps and a large ID. It has been developed in collaboration with Ericsson Saab Avionics from the aerospace industry to high quality and reliability standards. It is deployed in collaboration with EXPRO Group monitoring systems.

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