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Subsea Oil & Gas: Australia & New Zealand

Riser support in place at Ichthys offshore Western Australia

The construction vessel Aegir has installed the riser support structure (RSS) tower at the INPEX-operated Ichthys field in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

Australian research aims to reduce pipeline, drilling costs

Australia has invested heavily in the oil and gas industry but with increasing capex and ever-increasing demand, the country is focusing heavily on R&D to help mitigate costs while continuing to attract foreign investment to exploit its oil and gas reserves. Australian researchers have pinpointed three areas in which costs can be decreased through innovation and new technology.

Ichthys project reaches peak construction activity

Australia's Ichthys project is now officially half way to completion. Three mega-projects in one, the Ichthys project will involve some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, significant onshore infrastructure, and an 889-km (552-mi) pipeline connecting the two. When complete, the pipeline will become the fifth-longest subsea pipeline in the world.

Prelude turret sets new standards for size, capability

Shell's Prelude FLNG project offshore northwestern Australia continues to push the technology boundaries with a number of "firsts." The mooring turret system for the vessel is no exception. At almost 100 m (328 ft) in height, it is the largest in the world. This part of the system weighs 4,300 metric tons (4,740 tons) alone. The turret construction contract is held by Drydocks World and consists of five parts, all to ship from Dubai to Geoje, South Korea.

McDermott creates ‘world’s largest’ valve for offshore project

McDermott engineers have achieved a first; creating the world’s largest forged body specialty valve in collaboration with a valve manufacturer. The valves are destined for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.

 

Deep Sea Mooring opens base in Australia

Deep Sea Mooring, a provider of mooring solutions, is expanding its international footprint with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia. The facility, which will officially open Oct. 8, will provide sales and technical support to customers across Australasia.

UTEC Survey completes Apache Energy infield AUV inspection

UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd has completed a major infield inspection of 550 km (342 mi) of pipelines and 20 infield structures off the northwest coast of Australia, using two of its Gavia autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The work was completed on behalf of Apache Energy Ltd.

AWE updates global offshore projects

AWE Ltd provided its 2Q 2014 production and development update.

Partners ponder North West Shelf subsea tieback

Front-end engineering design continues for Persephone, the next major offshore development in Australia’s North West Shelf.

INTECSEA expands into New Zealand

Following the recent brand transition of Transfield Worley (TW) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the WorleyParsons Group to become WorleyParsons New Zealand Ltd, INTECSEA has taken the opportunity to expand its presence into New Zealand.

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