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Deepwater Oil Drilling: North Sea & Europe

Sandvik and Tenaris sign new five-year alliance

Sandvik and Tenaris have signed a new five-year strategic alliance agreement on the exclusive joint supply of corrosion-resistant alloy OCTG materials and technology – building on an alliance of more than a decade.

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

Infield sees subsea market growth over next five years

The “Global Perspectives Subsea Market Report to 2018” by Infield predicts that capex in the segment will grow by 6.72% over the time span.

BMT to monitor deepwater Aasta Hansteen spar/risers interaction

Subsea 7 has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser monitoring system for the Statoil-operated Aasta Hansteen spar platform in the Norwegian Sea.

From the archives: Plans set for the TLP debut

Selected from the March 1980 issue of Offshore, the article describes the Conoco-led consortium's plans to develop the Hutton field in the North Sea with the industry's first tension leg platform, a "technological breakthrough in deepwater exploration."

Hyundai commissions gas/nitrogen equipment for Aasta Hansteen spar offshore Norway

Hyundai Heavy Industries has contracted Wärtsilä to supply inert gas and nitrogen generator systems for the spar platform under construction for Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea.

Consortium to review ultra-deepwater drilling buoyancy needs

Nine companies across Europe are working jointly to develop a buoyancy unit to aid oil and gas exploration in deeper waters.

Saipem wins second South Stream offshore pipelay job

South Stream Transport has contracted Saipem for construction support services for the second South Stream offshore pipeline.

Providence to step up exploration of deepwater offshore southwest Ireland

Providence Resources has updated its licensing option 11/11 (Newgrange), which it operates in partnership with Sosina Exploration.

Radius Oceanic and Cyta commission Poseidon submarine network

Radius Oceanic Communications and Cyta have completed testing and commissioning the Poseidon submarine cable system, a fiber optic network built to serve the oil and gas and scientific markets in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Advanced AUV Upgrades for Pipeline Inspection and GeoHazard Surveys

C & C Technologies has enhanced its AUV technology to address the needs for pipeline inspection.  C & C has made inspection-class upgr...

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This webinar, sponsored by HGST, will explore the interfaces, server appliances, integration and configuration of flash storage, consider the advan...
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Trends in Real-Time Operations: Best Practices for Asset Integrity and Secure Information Management

This webcast, presented by Thinklogical, examines best practices for the design of the underlying system to securely control, manage and distribute...
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Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...
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