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  • Volume 83, Issue 4, July/August 2023

    Marine Inspection & Survey Vehicles Update: Operators look to automate remote data-collection programs
    All images courtesy Blue Ocean Seismic Services
    Artist’s depiction of multiple Blue Ocean subsea nodes in operation.
    Artist’s depiction of multiple Blue Ocean subsea nodes in operation.
    Artist’s depiction of multiple Blue Ocean subsea nodes in operation.
    Artist’s depiction of multiple Blue Ocean subsea nodes in operation.
    Artist’s depiction of multiple Blue Ocean subsea nodes in operation.
    Subsea

    Subsea robotic vehicles prove potential for autonomous OBN data acquisition

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Fleets of autonomous, self-positioning subsea nodes could soon be acquiring ocean bottom seismic data for oil and gas monitoring and renewable energy projects.
    Courtesy Saab
    Saab’s Sabertooth underwater vehicle can perform operations up to 3,000 m deep, which the company says makes it ideal for seabed investigations.
    Saab’s Sabertooth underwater vehicle can perform operations up to 3,000 m deep, which the company says makes it ideal for seabed investigations.
    Saab’s Sabertooth underwater vehicle can perform operations up to 3,000 m deep, which the company says makes it ideal for seabed investigations.
    Saab’s Sabertooth underwater vehicle can perform operations up to 3,000 m deep, which the company says makes it ideal for seabed investigations.
    Saab’s Sabertooth underwater vehicle can perform operations up to 3,000 m deep, which the company says makes it ideal for seabed investigations.
    Vessels

    Operators ramping up AUV/ROV efforts offshore

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Robotic technology implementation and field trials are proving to have hot spots across the globe.
    Courtesy Ocean Power Technologies
    Sulmara Subsea deployed a WAM-V 16 USV to complete a pipeline inspection survey offshore Trinidad.
    Sulmara Subsea deployed a WAM-V 16 USV to complete a pipeline inspection survey offshore Trinidad.
    Sulmara Subsea deployed a WAM-V 16 USV to complete a pipeline inspection survey offshore Trinidad.
    Sulmara Subsea deployed a WAM-V 16 USV to complete a pipeline inspection survey offshore Trinidad.
    Sulmara Subsea deployed a WAM-V 16 USV to complete a pipeline inspection survey offshore Trinidad.
    Special Reports

    Unmanned surface vehicles being deployed for range of applications

    Aug. 9, 2023
    USVs are being increasingly deployed for the offshore inspection and survey market, driven by an autonomy that helps operators lower personnel risks, gain better and more data...
    Photo 96285329 © Maksym Topchii | Dreamstime.com
    Floating Wind
    Floating Wind
    Floating Wind
    Floating Wind
    Floating Wind
    Home

    Industry weighs in on floating project technology, economics

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Some readers may be surprised to learn that “offshore wind projects and technology” was the highest-ranking topic of interest in this year’s Offshore reader survey.
    Photo 21250524 © Tomi Tenetz | Dreamstime.com
    Offshore rigs anchored on a fjord near Invergordon, Scotland.
    Offshore rigs anchored on a fjord near Invergordon, Scotland.
    Offshore rigs anchored on a fjord near Invergordon, Scotland.
    Offshore rigs anchored on a fjord near Invergordon, Scotland.
    Offshore rigs anchored on a fjord near Invergordon, Scotland.
    North Sea & Europe

    North Sea investment outlook set for near-term growth

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Investments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the UK Continental Shelf will remain stable through to 2026, increasing marginally from $29.2 billion in 2023 to $29.4 billion...

    More content from Volume 83, Issue 4, July/August 2023

    Courtesy Shell
    Shell’s Vito semisubmersible employs a simplified and cost-efficient host structure that was redesigned in 2015. The field came online in February 2023.
    Shell’s Vito semisubmersible employs a simplified and cost-efficient host structure that was redesigned in 2015. The field came online in February 2023.
    Shell’s Vito semisubmersible employs a simplified and cost-efficient host structure that was redesigned in 2015. The field came online in February 2023.
    Shell’s Vito semisubmersible employs a simplified and cost-efficient host structure that was redesigned in 2015. The field came online in February 2023.
    Shell’s Vito semisubmersible employs a simplified and cost-efficient host structure that was redesigned in 2015. The field came online in February 2023.
    Field Development

    New benchmarking analysis may provide needed recalibration for project cycle times

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Data reviewed from six recent semisubmersible FPU projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Courtesy Cerulean Winds
    Cerulean Winds says it plans on using the NOV GustoMSC Tri-Floater, coupled with a 15-MW wind turbine generator, as a `standard’ floating offshore wind park design.
    Cerulean Winds says it plans on using the NOV GustoMSC Tri-Floater, coupled with a 15-MW wind turbine generator, as a `standard’ floating offshore wind park design.
    Cerulean Winds says it plans on using the NOV GustoMSC Tri-Floater, coupled with a 15-MW wind turbine generator, as a `standard’ floating offshore wind park design.
    Cerulean Winds says it plans on using the NOV GustoMSC Tri-Floater, coupled with a 15-MW wind turbine generator, as a `standard’ floating offshore wind park design.
    Cerulean Winds says it plans on using the NOV GustoMSC Tri-Floater, coupled with a 15-MW wind turbine generator, as a `standard’ floating offshore wind park design.
    North Sea & Europe

    Floating offshore wind grid designed to power multiple North Sea platforms

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Offshore spoke to Dan Jackson, Cerulean Winds’ Founding Director, to learn more about the company’s proposals.
    Photo 26469569 © Corepics Vof | Dreamstime.com
    Wearable Technology Ppe
    Wearable Technology Ppe
    Wearable Technology Ppe
    Wearable Technology Ppe
    Wearable Technology Ppe
    Equipment Engineering

    Wearable technologies helping to protect offshore personnel

    Aug. 9, 2023
    PPE and safety gear are part of the equation that many operators include in their HSE initiatives.
    Photo 3452041 © Alexey Shchepetilnikov | Dreamstime.com
    Old Platform Upon Recovery Dreamstime M 3452041
    Old Platform Upon Recovery Dreamstime M 3452041
    Old Platform Upon Recovery Dreamstime M 3452041
    Old Platform Upon Recovery Dreamstime M 3452041
    Old Platform Upon Recovery Dreamstime M 3452041
    Decommissioning

    New cost metrics can be used to help predict decommissioning liabilities

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Worldwide asset retirement obligations estimated between $311 and $362 billion.
    Courtesy Intellilift
    The InteliAutomate application executes pre-built automation sequences which control the drilling equipment, and includes the ability to execute automation directly from the digital well plan.
    The InteliAutomate application executes pre-built automation sequences which control the drilling equipment, and includes the ability to execute automation directly from the digital well plan.
    The InteliAutomate application executes pre-built automation sequences which control the drilling equipment, and includes the ability to execute automation directly from the digital well plan.
    The InteliAutomate application executes pre-built automation sequences which control the drilling equipment, and includes the ability to execute automation directly from the digital well plan.
    The InteliAutomate application executes pre-built automation sequences which control the drilling equipment, and includes the ability to execute automation directly from the digital well plan.
    Equipment Engineering

    New software solution helps streamline well construction process

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Automated system helps simplify building drillpipe stands and casing.
    Courtesy DeepOcean
    The autonomous inspection drone was recently deployed on an inspection campaign for an operator on the Norwegian continental shelf.
    The autonomous inspection drone was recently deployed on an inspection campaign for an operator on the Norwegian continental shelf.
    The autonomous inspection drone was recently deployed on an inspection campaign for an operator on the Norwegian continental shelf.
    The autonomous inspection drone was recently deployed on an inspection campaign for an operator on the Norwegian continental shelf.
    The autonomous inspection drone was recently deployed on an inspection campaign for an operator on the Norwegian continental shelf.
    Equipment Engineering

    Underwater drones to lower subsea inspection costs

    Aug. 9, 2023
    The combination of autonomous drones and digital twins can offer substantial savings.
    Source: Esgian
    Offshore Drilling Credit Esgian
    Offshore Drilling Credit Esgian
    Offshore Drilling Credit Esgian
    Offshore Drilling Credit Esgian
    Offshore Drilling Credit Esgian
    Drilling & Completion

    Data Briefs

    Aug. 9, 2023
    At-a-glance statistics and analysis of the offshore energy industry
    Courtesy MODEC
    The FPSO Almirante Barroso is now operating at the Búzios field offshore Brazil.
    The FPSO Almirante Barroso is now operating at the Búzios field offshore Brazil.
    The FPSO Almirante Barroso is now operating at the Búzios field offshore Brazil.
    The FPSO Almirante Barroso is now operating at the Búzios field offshore Brazil.
    The FPSO Almirante Barroso is now operating at the Búzios field offshore Brazil.
    Field Development

    Global E&P Briefs

    Aug. 9, 2023
    A compilation of the latest offshore exploration and production updates and projects from around the world
    Courtesy Saipem
    Flat Fish 2
    Flat Fish 2
    Flat Fish 2
    Flat Fish 2
    Flat Fish 2
    Subsea

    Subsea robotics making great strides with introduction of AI

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Saipem exec details autonomous underwater drone technologies.
    Photo 9228681 © Trondur | Dreamstime.com
    Semisubmersible Drilling Rig In Harsh Environment Dreamstime M 9228681
    Semisubmersible Drilling Rig In Harsh Environment Dreamstime M 9228681
    Semisubmersible Drilling Rig In Harsh Environment Dreamstime M 9228681
    Semisubmersible Drilling Rig In Harsh Environment Dreamstime M 9228681
    Semisubmersible Drilling Rig In Harsh Environment Dreamstime M 9228681
    Rigs

    Harsh-environment semisubmersible market maxes out

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Committed utilization of marketed sixth-generation, harsh-environment semisubmersibles (semis) has jumped 14% over the past six months and is now sold out at 100% utilization....
    Courtesy SolarinBlue
    Artist conception of floating PV units for the Sun’Sète project along coastal southern France.
    Artist conception of floating PV units for the Sun’Sète project along coastal southern France.
    Artist conception of floating PV units for the Sun’Sète project along coastal southern France.
    Artist conception of floating PV units for the Sun’Sète project along coastal southern France.
    Artist conception of floating PV units for the Sun’Sète project along coastal southern France.
    Renewable Energy

    Floating solar technologies being deployed at an increasing pace

    Aug. 9, 2023
    Floating solar systems are increasingly in demand as societies look for ways to meet growing power needs with renewable energy technologies.
    Photo 45185193 © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com
    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs
    Business Briefs

    Business Briefs

    Aug. 9, 2023
    The latest company news and personnel moves from the offshore industry.
    Photo 101450905 © Theerapong28 | Dreamstime.com
    Wireless Connectivity Offshore Oil And Gas
    Wireless Connectivity Offshore Oil And Gas
    Wireless Connectivity Offshore Oil And Gas
    Wireless Connectivity Offshore Oil And Gas
    Wireless Connectivity Offshore Oil And Gas
    Business Briefs

    Investment in connectivity critical for safety, operational efficiency

    Aug. 9, 2023
    In a commodity business, the provider with the lower cost structure will have an advantage.