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  • Volume 81, Issue 5 September/October

    (Courtesy Kellas Midstream)
    The Tolmount platform in the UK’s southern gas basin.
    The Tolmount platform in the UK’s southern gas basin.
    The Tolmount platform in the UK’s southern gas basin.
    The Tolmount platform in the UK’s southern gas basin.
    The Tolmount platform in the UK’s southern gas basin.
    North Sea & Europe

    Operators see continued future for North Sea oil and gas, at a price

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Britain remains an attractive proposition for offshore oil and gas investments, according to speakers at the SPE’s Offshore Europe virtual event last month.
    Locations of the 10 deepwater Gulf of Mexico field development projects.
    Locations of the 10 deepwater Gulf of Mexico field development projects.
    Locations of the 10 deepwater Gulf of Mexico field development projects.
    Locations of the 10 deepwater Gulf of Mexico field development projects.
    Locations of the 10 deepwater Gulf of Mexico field development projects.
    Field Development

    Ten deepwater GoM developments assessed for execution, contracting, cycle times

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Future projects will be leaner, greener, smarter, and standardized.
    (Courtesy Saudi Aramco)
    In recent years, Saudi Aramco has performed a number of floatover installations for platform integration, due to heavier topsides.
    In recent years, Saudi Aramco has performed a number of floatover installations for platform integration, due to heavier topsides.
    In recent years, Saudi Aramco has performed a number of floatover installations for platform integration, due to heavier topsides.
    In recent years, Saudi Aramco has performed a number of floatover installations for platform integration, due to heavier topsides.
    In recent years, Saudi Aramco has performed a number of floatover installations for platform integration, due to heavier topsides.
    Field Development

    Floatover installations gaining momentum in the Arabian Gulf

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Saudi Aramco’s demonstration of the floatover method could provide a model for others in the industry who are facing the challenge of heavier topsides installation.
    (Courtesy Allseas)
    Valhall QP jacket load-in at the field location in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
    Valhall QP jacket load-in at the field location in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
    Valhall QP jacket load-in at the field location in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
    Valhall QP jacket load-in at the field location in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
    Valhall QP jacket load-in at the field location in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
    Vessels

    Pioneering Spirit steps up jacket removal capability

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Pioneering Spirit has added lighter jacket removals and offshore wind platform installations to its track record, both delivered via a new 5,000-metric ton crane.
    Photo by Kamchai Charoenpongchai/Courtesy Dreamstime
    Tugboat sails past drill ships near the DSME shipyard in Okpo city, South Korea.
    Tugboat sails past drill ships near the DSME shipyard in Okpo city, South Korea.
    Tugboat sails past drill ships near the DSME shipyard in Okpo city, South Korea.
    Tugboat sails past drill ships near the DSME shipyard in Okpo city, South Korea.
    Tugboat sails past drill ships near the DSME shipyard in Okpo city, South Korea.
    Vessels

    Rig construction market still faces prolonged downturn

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Pandemic, lower demand, oversupply continue to afflict market.

    More content from Volume 81, Issue 5 September/October

    (Courtesy Oceaneering)
    An illustration of the ROV making a second cut along the riser near the seabed.
    An illustration of the ROV making a second cut along the riser near the seabed.
    An illustration of the ROV making a second cut along the riser near the seabed.
    An illustration of the ROV making a second cut along the riser near the seabed.
    An illustration of the ROV making a second cut along the riser near the seabed.
    Subsea

    New method for steel catenary riser decommissioning reduces disruption to topsides operations

    Oct. 1, 2021
    SCR removal from the Morpeth TLP in the GoM proves viability of new methodology.
    (Courtesy Saipem)
    The Hydrone-R is said to be the first-ever resident subsea drone.
    The Hydrone-R is said to be the first-ever resident subsea drone.
    The Hydrone-R is said to be the first-ever resident subsea drone.
    The Hydrone-R is said to be the first-ever resident subsea drone.
    The Hydrone-R is said to be the first-ever resident subsea drone.
    Equipment Engineering

    OTC showcases new innovations and products

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Fourteen technologies from 13 companies from around the world received the Spotlight on New Technology Award.
    (Courtesy Draeger Marine & Offshore)
    Advances in wireless technologies have made offshore installations more feasible and cost-effective.
    Advances in wireless technologies have made offshore installations more feasible and cost-effective.
    Advances in wireless technologies have made offshore installations more feasible and cost-effective.
    Advances in wireless technologies have made offshore installations more feasible and cost-effective.
    Advances in wireless technologies have made offshore installations more feasible and cost-effective.
    Equipment Engineering

    Wireless gas detection ‘comes of age’ with better data systems, battery technology

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Recent deployments suggest that savings of 60% are possible.
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    North Sea & Europe

    UK energy crisis underscores need for North Sea oil and gas

    Oct. 1, 2021
    The gas shortages are real, and in recent weeks natural gas prices have soared, with wholesale prices rising to over three times the level they were at the start of the year.
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    Drilling & Completion

    Worldwide offshore rig count and utilization rate

    Oct. 1, 2021
    The offshore drilling market is keeping up the trend of steadily improving.
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    Regional Reports

    Offshore acreage dominates global licensing rounds

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Sixteen licensing rounds that are currently open are expected to close by the end of the year.
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    Field Development

    Pace of FPS awards expected to increase

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Energy Maritime Associates has identified 35 projects that are most likely to be sanctioned in the next 12 months.
    (Courtesy Keppel Corp.)
    The FPSO Liza Unity sets sail for Guyana.
    The FPSO Liza Unity sets sail for Guyana.
    The FPSO Liza Unity sets sail for Guyana.
    The FPSO Liza Unity sets sail for Guyana.
    The FPSO Liza Unity sets sail for Guyana.
    Regional Reports

    Global E&P

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Liza Phase 2’s FPSO Liza Unity sailed recently from Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and should be ready to start operations offshore Guyana in early 2022.
    (Courtesy Aker Solutions)
    Subsea compression is designed to boost gas recovery at lower cost and occupy a smaller footprint than compressors typically installed on platforms.
    Subsea compression is designed to boost gas recovery at lower cost and occupy a smaller footprint than compressors typically installed on platforms.
    Subsea compression is designed to boost gas recovery at lower cost and occupy a smaller footprint than compressors typically installed on platforms.
    Subsea compression is designed to boost gas recovery at lower cost and occupy a smaller footprint than compressors typically installed on platforms.
    Subsea compression is designed to boost gas recovery at lower cost and occupy a smaller footprint than compressors typically installed on platforms.
    Subsea

    Chevron, Shell greenlight subsea compression projects

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Chevron and Shell have sanctioned subsea compression projects in Australia and Norway, respectively.
    (Courtesy Transocean)
    The Transocean Encourage is currently working offshore Norway on a drilling contract that extends through November 2023.
    The Transocean Encourage is currently working offshore Norway on a drilling contract that extends through November 2023.
    The Transocean Encourage is currently working offshore Norway on a drilling contract that extends through November 2023.
    The Transocean Encourage is currently working offshore Norway on a drilling contract that extends through November 2023.
    The Transocean Encourage is currently working offshore Norway on a drilling contract that extends through November 2023.
    Vessels

    Drilling rig contractors reporting early signs of market recovery

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Increased confidence is prompting an uptick in future rig demand.
    (Courtesy RWE)
    Located off the Lincolnshire coast, Triton Knoll consists of 90 Vestas 9.5-MW turbines, each one up to 187 m (614 ft) tall.
    Located off the Lincolnshire coast, Triton Knoll consists of 90 Vestas 9.5-MW turbines, each one up to 187 m (614 ft) tall.
    Located off the Lincolnshire coast, Triton Knoll consists of 90 Vestas 9.5-MW turbines, each one up to 187 m (614 ft) tall.
    Located off the Lincolnshire coast, Triton Knoll consists of 90 Vestas 9.5-MW turbines, each one up to 187 m (614 ft) tall.
    Located off the Lincolnshire coast, Triton Knoll consists of 90 Vestas 9.5-MW turbines, each one up to 187 m (614 ft) tall.
    Renewable Energy

    Triton Knoll wind turbines installed offshore the UK

    Oct. 1, 2021
    Cadeler’s jackup vessel Wind Osprey has installed the final turbine at RWE’s Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea.
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    Business Briefs

    Business Briefs

    Oct. 1, 2021
    The latest personnel moves and company news in the offshore energy industry.
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    North Sea Sun
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    North Sea Sun
    North Sea Sun
    Coronavirus

    Emerging technologies will enable the supply chain to thrive in the next new normal

    Oct. 1, 2021
    While the pandemic lingers on, the logistics and supply chain in the upstream oil and gas industry is getting back on track.