Deepwater Oil Drilling: North Sea & Europe

Test lab to simulate deepwater reeled installation techniques

Element Materials Technology is preparing a joint industry project to test subsea pipeline installation techniques.

Deepwater Black Sea gas opens competition, analyst claims

Wood Mackenzie suggests recent deepwater developments in the Black Sea, notably ExxonMobil/OMV Petrom’s play-opening 2.5-tcf Domino discovery in the Romanian sector, could have a major impact on the region’s gas supply dynamics.

Solitaire starts work on Polarled pipelay in Norwegian Sea

Allseas’ Solitaire has started laying Polarled, the first pipeline to extend Norway’s gas infrastructure into the Arctic Circle.

Statoil makes deepwater gas discovery near Aasta Hansteen

Statoil and its partners have made a gas discovery in the Snefrid Nord prospect in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. 

Cairn plans more wells on deepwater Senegal oil play

Cairn Energy has issued an update on its offshore exploration and development programs.

Aasta Hansteen to get Lankhorst VIV strakes

Lankhorst Mouldings will supply vortex-induced vibration (VIV) suppression strakes, distributed buckling mitigation buoyancy, and a new type of bend restrictor to Statoil for use on Aasta Hansteen.

Timelines deferred for Johan Castberg, Snorre projects offshore Norway

Statoil and its partners have agreed to delay development decisions on the Johan Castberg and Snorre 2040 projects in the Barents Sea and North Sea.

Analysis confirms prospectivity in Drombeg offshore Ireland

Providence Resources has provided an update on the review of its Lower Cretaceous Drombeg prospect in the southern Porcupine basin offshore southwest Ireland.

Deeper quay on Shetland to expand offshore activity

Lerwick Port Authority has commissioned an extension of the deepwater quay at Dales Voe South in Shetland to support subsea developments and decommissioning in the North Sea.

Pipe-in-pipe technology adapts to changing needs in deep and shallow water

Over the past two decades, the pipe-in-pipe (PiP) product has become an essential part of the subsea field development engineer's "tool box." Due to its high insulation performance, it minimizes heat losses from the transported fluid to the environment that more traditional subsea coatings cannot provide. In 2014, Technip installed its 50th PiP via the reel-lay method; the first project was in Australia in 1989. Along the way, the company has advanced the technology at various points.

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