Norwegian Company Profiles

ClampOn produces measuring systems based on ultrasonic technology for sand/particle, pig and corrosion/erosion monitoring, both topside and subsea. The ClampOn 2000 Particle Monitor gives reliable and real-time data on particles in the process flow. The ultrasonic intelligent sensor is non-invasive and easy to install or relocate. It can be installed and retrofitted subsea by diver or ROV. This instrument has a wide range of applications including production optimization/boosting of oil and gas

ClampOn

ClampOn produces measuring systems based on ultrasonic technology for sand/particle, pig and corrosion/erosion monitoring, both topside and subsea. The ClampOn 2000 Particle Monitor gives reliable and real-time data on particles in the process flow. The ultrasonic intelligent sensor is non-invasive and easy to install or relocate. It can be installed and retrofitted subsea by diver or ROV. This instrument has a wide range of applications including production optimization/boosting of oil and gas wells.

Datainstrument/Mipeg

Datainstrument/Mipeg manufactures and supplies high quality, high reliability load/ moment monitoring systems for use mainly on offshore pedestal cranes. More than 560 systems are currently in use around the world on both fixed and floating platforms and in nuclear generation plants. Other crane-related products manufactured are rope speed/direction indicators, safe load indicators, gross overload/moment protection signal generating systems and operation limit monitoring systems. Agents cover the industry's requirements in the North Sea, Middle and Far East, Trinidad and USA.

Fluenta

Fluenta's business concept is based on offering cost effective solutions in the area of produc tion and process monitoring for optimization of oil and gas production. The emphasis is on ease of installation, non-or minimal process obstruction, robustness and minimal need for maintenance. Fluenta has been a pioneer in non-intrusive metering. The firm can offer:

  • Flare gas meter based on non-intrusive ultrasonic transit time technique, able to measure velocities up to 100 m/s
  • The original topside and subsea clamp-on sand detector system able to detect very small sand particles even at low flow velocities
  • Accurate and flow regime-tolerant topside, subsea and downhole multiphase flow metering products.
Fluenta products in operation are approaching 1000 units.

Hernis Scan Systems

Hernis Scan Systems is a world leader in the design, manufacture and engineering of high quality closed circuit television (CCTV) systems for hazardous and corrosive environments. Hernis offers a comprehensive CCTV package covering assessment of the client's needs, initial design, engineering, manufacture, installation, testing and supply of detailed documentation. Staff have extensive experience in project development. The systems are well documented and supported, with sales worldwide.

Jotun

Jotun is a leading manufacturer of protective coatings and cathodic protection with companies and operations worldwide. It also provides passive fire protection in numerous countries throughout Europe and Asia. Jotun's complete protection service for topside or subsea structures, support vessels or FPSOs brings the advantages of dealing with one contract, one delivery and one source for coatings, cathodic protection and passive fire protection.

The products are based on advanced formulations that offer resistance to corrosion, fouling and fire, as well as chemical attack and severe abrasion.

Karmoy Winch

Karmoy Winch is best known for its Karm Fork and Towingpins system for AH supply vessels. Its latest system features two Karm Forks, each with an SWL of 750 tons, and can accommodate wire/chain with sizes up to 162 mm. The new system achieves very fast release times with high tonnage. The first installation will be on two 27,000 HP AH supply vessels owned by Solstad Offshore, one of which, the Normann Pioneer, has recently been launched and is on long term charter to Coflexip Stena Offshore.

A third is now being built at Ulstein Shipyard, Norway for Farstad Shipping and will be chartered long-term to Petrobras in Brazil. Karmoy Winch also produces pull-in winches. This year, it delivered one 200-ton riser pull-in winch to the new Troll C platform. In addition, the company hires out winches and power packs worldwide.

Navis

Navis Explorer I has been built to drill in water depths down to 3,000 meters. It comprises the most important properties of rigs and drill ships: large load-carrying capacity, oil storage capability, good mobility and high operability in all sea areas. Advanced and internationally recognized experience has been secured through a partnership with R&B Falcon, one of the world's leading contractors for deepwater drilling.

Maritime Pusnes

Maritime Pusnes is part of Aker Maritime's Products and Well Services group, based in Arendal, Norway, with 445 employees and annual turnover of $80 million. Subsidiaries are Pusnes Produksjon, Porsgrunn Steering Gear, Maritime Nyland and Woodfield Systems. Pusnes also owns 28% of Nippon Pusnes in Japan. With Nippon Pusnes, the two companies form the largest suppliers of offshore/ marine winches in the world.

Maritime Pusnes is a world leader in delivery of offshore anchoring/mooring systems, offshore oil loading and offloading systems, marine winches, hydraulic steering equipment for ships, emergency towing equipment for ships, spare parts for ships' diesel motors, and turret equipment.

Ocean Rig ASA

Ocean Rig ASA is an Oslo-based, Norwegian publicly quoted company, which was formed in 1996. Ocean Rig's objective is to become a leading international supplier of drilling services for operations in deepwater and harsh environments. The Company's focus is on offering solutions that rank among the most cost-effective and technologically advanced in the market.

Ocean Rig has four semisubmersibiles under construction. The first two units will be delivered, outfitted as deepwater dynamically positioned drilling rigs, in late 1999. Ocean Rig is established in Norway, in the United Kingdom (as Ocean Rig Ltd.) and in the United States (as Ocean Rig Inc.)

ODIM

ODIM is a leading global supplier of cable handling solutions to seismic companies and other offshore applications, as well as integrated control systems for the oil and gas and marine markets. Over the past few years, the company has also supplied winch systems and hydraulic power units for subsea operations such as workover control and intervention systems. Future plans include more pro-active participation in further development of systems for traditional seismic exploration, and development equipment for technology such as Ocean Bottom Seismic.

Offshore Heavy Transport

Offshore Heavy Transport ASA was established in Oslo in 1997 when it ordered two new generation semisubmersible heavy lift vessels at CSBC in Taiwan for delivery in August and October 1999. The new OHT vessels are significantly larger than existing designs and also include many improved features for extreme heavy cargoes. The OHT vessels are able to carry the very largest high spec/high value cargoes ever built, such as the largest drilling and production vessels, SPAR-buoys and TLPs.

Norwegian Maritime Equipment

Norwegian Maritime Equipment has grown substantially since its formation a few years ago.

Its specialty is cranes, winches and associated equipment for the offshore and shipping market, both new and second-hand. Last year it made a breakthrough when it sent several deliveries to the USA.

For the first time, Norwegian Maritime Equipment delivers second-hand, reconditioned equipment for a new, permanent offshore installation, Kv?rner Oil & Gas A/S has recently ordered used rescue equipment for the new Statoil-operated Siri Field installation, just onstream in the Danish North Sea.

The company has also secured an agency contract for the products of the world's second largest manufacturer in China of lifeboats.

ONS

The biennial Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference and exhibition in Stavanger, Norway was first held in 1974. It has since become a major international event within the oil and gas industry. ONS regularly features high-level discussions on the industry's political, economic and technical dimensions. The exhibition covers some 19,000 sq meters in net area with 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors. Innovation as a key to survival "in a $10/bbl world" will be one of the main themes at ONS 2000.

Scan-Sense

Scan-Sense is an innovator in sensor technology. The company specializes in sensitive and reliable sensors for measurement of force, pressure and pre-tension - either custom designed or standardized for offshore and industrial applications. Its latest invention is the BoltSafe sensor system, which will be exhibited at OTC '99 in Houston.

Used as a regular washer, mounted between the nut and the surface, the sensor measures the pre-tension in the bolted joints both when tightening and throughout the joints' service life. Applications include turret systems, cannon towers, crane slew rings, and main cylinder tops. Based in Norway with an office in the UK, the company can serve the international market directly or through well-qualified distributors.

Rapp Marine

For almost 100 years, the Rapp Marine Group has successfully developed new generations of advanced machinery and equipment for the marine and offshore oil industries worldwide. The firm's high level of R&D activities are linked closely to the group's basic strategy - creating products and solutions at the technological forefront, with an emphasis on optimal performance and rational operations. The new Rapp Marine Ship Division offers a wide range of products for marine operation. The group employs 350 people, with turnover of over $ 50 million a year.

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