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Subsea Oil & Gas: North Sea & Europe

FMC wins BP contract for subsea systems

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million.

ASV demonstrates C-Worker subsea capabilities

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Ltd. has recently demonstrated its C-Worker in Houston. More than 40 major oil and gas companies were represented at the two-day demonstration of the new unmanned surface vehicle.

Ormen Lange field partners delay subsea compression

Norske Shell and its partners have decided to postpone work on offshore compression for the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.

FoundOcean wins contracts to secure Solan foundations

FoundOcean has secured two contract awards for the Solan oil field development to the west of the Shetlands in the North Sea.

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.

JIP to provide guidance for installation of pipes, umbilicals, and cables

Failures of installed pipes, umbilicals, and cables during installation can lead to higher costs and delayed startups. There are no standards or recommended practices that address analysis methodology related to the laying of such products. To address this, DNV GL has launched a joint industry project (JIP) to develop best practice guidelines.

DNV GL: JIP to develop integrity assessment of steel wire ropes

To address safety issues related to subsea lifting operations, a DNV GL Joint Industry Project (JIP) is developing practical methods for reducing the risks and lifetime cost of steel wire ropes for subsea lifting applications, using an integrated systems approach.

Aker Solutions Well Intervention Services becomes Altus and Qinterra

Aker Solutions’ former well intervention services business, which was acquired by private equity fund EQT VI in January, has been restructured and will operate under two brands – Altus Intervention and Qinterra Technologies – as of April 22.

North Sea weather slows Greater Stella drilling progress

Ithaca Energy says oil from its Greater Stella Area (GSA) development in the central UK North Sea will be exported via shuttle tankers.

Subsea 7 taps Jumbo for Western Isles FPSO moorings installation

Subsea 7 has contracted Jumbo to install the mooring piles and chains of the FPSO for Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles development project in the UK northern North Sea.

Webcasts

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...

Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2013

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award - the top five offshore field development projects for 2013....
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