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  • Volume 81, Issue 6 November/December

    (Courtesy Murphy Exploration and Production)
    The King’s Quay semisubmersible arrived in the Gulf of Mexico in September.
    The King’s Quay semisubmersible arrived in the Gulf of Mexico in September.
    The King’s Quay semisubmersible arrived in the Gulf of Mexico in September.
    The King’s Quay semisubmersible arrived in the Gulf of Mexico in September.
    The King’s Quay semisubmersible arrived in the Gulf of Mexico in September.
    US & Gulf of Mexico

    Semisubmersibles setting the standard in the Gulf of Mexico

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Lean semis increasingly specified for GoM field development.
    (Courtesy TPAO)
    The drillship Fatih.
    The drillship Fatih.
    The drillship Fatih.
    The drillship Fatih.
    The drillship Fatih.
    North Sea & Europe

    E&P activities ramping up in the Black Sea

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Projects are under way offshore Romania and Turkey.
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    Production

    Offshore industry embraces artificial intelligence

    Dec. 1, 2021
    AI systems are being deployed throughout the E&P chain.
    (Courtesy Neptune Energy)
    Neptune and Eserv have co-developed a digital twin of the bridge-linked Cygnus platform complex in the UK North Sea.
    Neptune and Eserv have co-developed a digital twin of the bridge-linked Cygnus platform complex in the UK North Sea.
    Neptune and Eserv have co-developed a digital twin of the bridge-linked Cygnus platform complex in the UK North Sea.
    Neptune and Eserv have co-developed a digital twin of the bridge-linked Cygnus platform complex in the UK North Sea.
    Neptune and Eserv have co-developed a digital twin of the bridge-linked Cygnus platform complex in the UK North Sea.
    North Sea & Europe

    Neptune Energy developing digital powerhouse for global E&P operations

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Over the past two years, the company has implemented digital projects with various service providers targeting performance improvements in all aspects of E&P.
    (Courtesy TotalEnergies)
    The Elgin/Franklin platform complex in the UK central North Sea.
    The Elgin/Franklin platform complex in the UK central North Sea.
    The Elgin/Franklin platform complex in the UK central North Sea.
    The Elgin/Franklin platform complex in the UK central North Sea.
    The Elgin/Franklin platform complex in the UK central North Sea.
    Drilling & Completion

    Machine learning delivers instant benefits to Elgin/Franklin wells

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Machine learning is helping TotalEnergies improve drilling returns at the Elgin/Franklin fields in the UK North Sea.

    More content from Volume 81, Issue 6 November/December

    (Courtesy Aker BP)
    The Hod B platform was delivered in 14 months.
    The Hod B platform was delivered in 14 months.
    The Hod B platform was delivered in 14 months.
    The Hod B platform was delivered in 14 months.
    The Hod B platform was delivered in 14 months.
    Field Development

    Industry advancing unmanned platforms, remote operations

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Operators are advancing unmanned platform projects offshore Norway, Trinidad, and Malaysia.
    (Courtesy Siemens)
    Modern FPSOs and fixed offshore production platforms have highly variable power demands – ranging from 50 to several hundred megawatts. Due to their high power density, gas turbines have traditionally served as the primary means of electricity generation.
    Modern FPSOs and fixed offshore production platforms have highly variable power demands – ranging from 50 to several hundred megawatts. Due to their high power density, gas turbines have traditionally served as the primary means of electricity generation.
    Modern FPSOs and fixed offshore production platforms have highly variable power demands – ranging from 50 to several hundred megawatts. Due to their high power density, gas turbines have traditionally served as the primary means of electricity generation.
    Modern FPSOs and fixed offshore production platforms have highly variable power demands – ranging from 50 to several hundred megawatts. Due to their high power density, gas turbines have traditionally served as the primary means of electricity generation.
    Modern FPSOs and fixed offshore production platforms have highly variable power demands – ranging from 50 to several hundred megawatts. Due to their high power density, gas turbines have traditionally served as the primary means of electricity generation.
    Production

    Combined cycle power plants may help offshore producers decarbonize

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Several current FPSO projects now specifying this technology.
    Courtesy Equinor
    Equinor and its partners, which include TotalEnergies, submitted plans earlier this year for partial electrification of the Troll B platform and full electrification of Troll C in the Norwegian North Sea.
    Equinor and its partners, which include TotalEnergies, submitted plans earlier this year for partial electrification of the Troll B platform and full electrification of Troll C in the Norwegian North Sea.
    Equinor and its partners, which include TotalEnergies, submitted plans earlier this year for partial electrification of the Troll B platform and full electrification of Troll C in the Norwegian North Sea.
    Equinor and its partners, which include TotalEnergies, submitted plans earlier this year for partial electrification of the Troll B platform and full electrification of Troll C in the Norwegian North Sea.
    Equinor and its partners, which include TotalEnergies, submitted plans earlier this year for partial electrification of the Troll B platform and full electrification of Troll C in the Norwegian North Sea.
    Production

    TotalEnergies prioritizing greener offshore energy, reduced waste

    Dec. 1, 2021
    SPE session outlines ongoing measures, including electrification.
    (All images courtesy Seaplace)
    Anti-heeling systems in floating offshore wind technology.
    Anti-heeling systems in floating offshore wind technology.
    Anti-heeling systems in floating offshore wind technology.
    Anti-heeling systems in floating offshore wind technology.
    Anti-heeling systems in floating offshore wind technology.
    Renewable Energy

    New approval process can help validate floating offshore wind technologies

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Methodology recently applied to platform ballast control system.
    Courtesy Saudi Aramco
    A distributed temperature sensing system will monitor the condition of two 230kV composite submarine power cables from shore to the Marjan Offshore Gas-Oil Separation Plant-4.
    A distributed temperature sensing system will monitor the condition of two 230kV composite submarine power cables from shore to the Marjan Offshore Gas-Oil Separation Plant-4.
    A distributed temperature sensing system will monitor the condition of two 230kV composite submarine power cables from shore to the Marjan Offshore Gas-Oil Separation Plant-4.
    A distributed temperature sensing system will monitor the condition of two 230kV composite submarine power cables from shore to the Marjan Offshore Gas-Oil Separation Plant-4.
    A distributed temperature sensing system will monitor the condition of two 230kV composite submarine power cables from shore to the Marjan Offshore Gas-Oil Separation Plant-4.
    Equipment Engineering

    Advanced digital solution will monitor two submarine cables offshore Saudi Arabia

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Distributed temperature sensing, real-time thermal rating systems deployed on Marjan project.
    The Continental 20,000-psi flexible line has an internal stainless-steel carcass that is engineered to endure periods of continuous operation.
    The Continental 20,000-psi flexible line has an internal stainless-steel carcass that is engineered to endure periods of continuous operation.
    The Continental 20,000-psi flexible line has an internal stainless-steel carcass that is engineered to endure periods of continuous operation.
    The Continental 20,000-psi flexible line has an internal stainless-steel carcass that is engineered to endure periods of continuous operation.
    The Continental 20,000-psi flexible line has an internal stainless-steel carcass that is engineered to endure periods of continuous operation.
    Equipment Engineering

    New flexible line designed for HP/HT environments

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Continental Hoses has created what it says is the industry’s first 20,000-psi API 16C choke and kill flexible line.
    Courtesy Nexxis
    The Magneto is designed to perform non-destructive testing, remote visual inspection, and maintenance tasks.
    The Magneto is designed to perform non-destructive testing, remote visual inspection, and maintenance tasks.
    The Magneto is designed to perform non-destructive testing, remote visual inspection, and maintenance tasks.
    The Magneto is designed to perform non-destructive testing, remote visual inspection, and maintenance tasks.
    The Magneto is designed to perform non-destructive testing, remote visual inspection, and maintenance tasks.
    Equipment Engineering

    Nexxis wins award for robotic inspection technology

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Magneto-EX technology is said to be the world’s first ex-rated robotic crawler.
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    Production

    ESG goals expected to lead corporate agendas in 2022

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Environmental, social and corporate governance goals have become a widespread priority in the oil and gas industry as pressure mounts to curb global greenhouse gas emissions.
    2112 Of Fdata P01
    2112 Of Fdata P01
    2112 Of Fdata P01
    2112 Of Fdata P01
    2112 Of Fdata P01
    Drilling & Completion

    Worldwide offshore rig count and utilization rate

    Dec. 1, 2021
    The offshore drilling market has regressed somewhat in terms of utilization.
    2112 Of Fdata P02
    2112 Of Fdata P02
    2112 Of Fdata P02
    2112 Of Fdata P02
    2112 Of Fdata P02
    Renewable Energy

    Offshore wind spending is closing the gap on oil and gas

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Offshore wind spending is increasingly closing the gap on oil and gas investments and is forecast to surpass them in several key markets by 2030, according to Rystad Energy.
    2112 Of Fdata P03
    2112 Of Fdata P03
    2112 Of Fdata P03
    2112 Of Fdata P03
    2112 Of Fdata P03
    Africa

    Angolan oil production declining, gas increasing

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Angola’s crude oil production has declined almost 30% in just six years, according to GlobalData.
    (Illustration: Asle Haugland / Equinor ASA)
    The circular FPSO planned for the Wisting development in the Barents Sea.
    The circular FPSO planned for the Wisting development in the Barents Sea.
    The circular FPSO planned for the Wisting development in the Barents Sea.
    The circular FPSO planned for the Wisting development in the Barents Sea.
    The circular FPSO planned for the Wisting development in the Barents Sea.
    Regional Reports

    Global E&P

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Aker Solutions has a letter of intent from Equinor to perform the FEED for the 500-MMboe Wisting field development in the Barents Sea.
    (Courtesy Saab Seaeye)
    The eWROV is an intelligent all-electric, work-class underwater robot.
    The eWROV is an intelligent all-electric, work-class underwater robot.
    The eWROV is an intelligent all-electric, work-class underwater robot.
    The eWROV is an intelligent all-electric, work-class underwater robot.
    The eWROV is an intelligent all-electric, work-class underwater robot.
    Subsea

    TechnipFMC, Saipem form SURF alliance

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Saipem and TechnipFMC have entered a global commercial agreement to identify subsea opportunities worldwide that they could jointly execute.
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    Top Ten Rig Owners Screenshot 2021 11 18 135832
    Top Ten Rig Owners Screenshot 2021 11 18 135832
    Top Ten Rig Owners Screenshot 2021 11 18 135832
    Top Ten Rig Owners Screenshot 2021 11 18 135832
    Vessels

    Noble-Maersk merger to create world’s third-largest offshore rig owner

    Dec. 1, 2021
    The combined company will have 19 jackups, 15 drillships, and five semisubmersibles.
    Courtesy Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.
    Keppel says it will design and build the topsides modules of two substations for an upcoming undisclosed offshore wind farm project.
    Keppel says it will design and build the topsides modules of two substations for an upcoming undisclosed offshore wind farm project.
    Keppel says it will design and build the topsides modules of two substations for an upcoming undisclosed offshore wind farm project.
    Keppel says it will design and build the topsides modules of two substations for an upcoming undisclosed offshore wind farm project.
    Keppel says it will design and build the topsides modules of two substations for an upcoming undisclosed offshore wind farm project.
    Renewable Energy

    California floating wind pilot project advances

    Dec. 1, 2021
    BW Ideol says that its planned offshore floating wind pilot project in California has progressed to the environmental assessment stage.
    Phuthuma Nhleko
    Phuthuma Nhleko
    Phuthuma Nhleko
    Phuthuma Nhleko
    Phuthuma Nhleko
    Business Briefs

    Business Briefs

    Dec. 1, 2021
    The latest personnel moves and company news in the offshore energy industry.
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    Renewable Energy

    For subsea power cables, offshore wind industry can benefit from oil and gas experience

    Dec. 1, 2021
    Electric infrastructure is a hot topic these days, and for good reason.