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Subsea Oil & Gas: US & Gulf of Mexico

Gulf brownfield project addresses safety challenges and solutions

The Auger/Cardamom tie-in project presented numerous safety challenges, including weight and stability issues, tight tolerances, and large structural and equipment additions. Solutions to these challenges included use of laser scanning technology, pre-planning with hazard assessments and constructability reviews, weight mitigation efforts, and continual interface on safety issues with all project phase participants. Video conferencing tools were frequently used to link design with operations and construction. Project operator Shell worked with Jacobs Engineering to incorporate safety values and processes into every phase to produce solid project results.

NCS Survey wins five-year subsea contract with Ceona

NCS Survey Ltd, an Acteon company, has won a five-year contract for positioning services with Ceona. Mobilization and has been completed installation on the first vessel, Ceona’s DP3 multi-purpose vessel, the Normand Pacific.

J2 Subsea opens new US facility and extends ROV tool offering

J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has opened a new facility in New Iberia, Louisiana, to make its extensive range of ROV tools more readily available for subsea operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

TDW subsea pipeline pressure isolation technology protects divers

T.D. Williamson was recently retained to isolate pressure in a Gulf of Mexico riser so that a wye could be safely installed and so that divers, who would be working 228 m (748 ft) subsea near the open end of the line, would be safe.

Blue Ocean sets subsea well intervention records

Blue Ocean Technologies LLC, a riserless subsea well intervention company, has set industry records in subsea well intervention by intervening in, and subsequently conducting P&A on, a production gas well in 6,700 ft (2,042 m) of water and 12,600 ft (3,840 m) downhole, without a riser.

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.

Technology delivers unconventional results

The buzz in the US continues to be centered on tight oil and shale formations onshore…and for good reason.

Buckled pipe at core of Macondo event says US Chemical Safety Board

A draft assessment of the Macondo blowout by the US Chemical Safety Board concludes that the BOP failed to seal the well because the drill pipe buckled.

ASV C-Worker 6 vessel carries out GoM subsea operation

ASV Ltd.’s C-Worker 6 has carried out a seabed transponder calibration in 1,300-m (4,265-ft) waters. The trials, in the Gulf of Mexico, were conducted in rough conditions with 2.5-m (8-ft) waves.

Hydratight and AS Connector to jointly supply subsea services to offshore operators

Hydratight, a pipeline joint integrity company, and AS Connector, a deepwater engineering company, have agreed to jointly supply subsea pipeline inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) solutions for the offshore exploration and production.

Webcasts

Advanced AUV Upgrades for Pipeline Inspection and GeoHazard Surveys

Pipeline inspection surveys with an ROV have historically been lengthy and costly. Forthis webcast, C & C Technologies will demonstrate how its...

Accelerate Exploration Data Access With Flash Storage

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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