Ancillary Equipment News

(Photo: Trendsetter Engineering)

Trendsetter Wins Talos Connectors Deal

Houston-based services company Trendsetter Engineering said it has been awarded a contract to supply TC7 Clamp Connection Systems and ancillary equipment for Talos Energy on the Bulleit development located in the Gulf of Mexico’s Green Canyon 21 block. The equipment is slated for delivery in 2020.The Trendsetter Connection System (TCS) family of subsea connector solutions features Trendsetter’s proprietary TEX metal‐to‐metal (MTM) gasket system. Trendsetter first introduced its subsea connector and TEX gasket technology in 2015 and has since delivered more than 250 connectors to clients

XLe Spirit (Photo: Forum Subsea Technologies)

Forum’s XLe Spirit ROV Completes Sea Trials

and repair work. It is suited to the aquaculture market and capable of tasks such as net and tank inspection.Working with its Norwegian partner, Innova AS, Forum tested the XLe Spirit at a fjord with a 500-meter water depth. The standard equipment function testing was confirmed utilizing all ancillary equipment, including cameras, lights, altimeters and sonars.  The XLe Spirit benefits from an optional electric or hydraulic five-function manipulator arm. The self-regulating power feature compensates for tether losses ensuring a constant and stable power delivery to the vehicle, regardless of

From left: Chris Overton and Djamel Hamel (Photo: Xodus Group)

Xodus Group Adds Subsea Staff

Engineering, Overton has previously undertaken roles at DNV GL, Lloyds Register, Oceaneering and Wood.The new recruits join a team of 20 engineers who provide Xodus’ subsea integrity services, including support with pipelines, risers, subsea structures, umbilicals, controls and all other ancillary equipment. The team has also developed XAMIN, a digital platform for monitoring, managing and assessment of all aspects of the subsea integrity cycle

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Sonsub Hydrone-R Launched in Water

its commercialization by year’s end.The Hydrone Program is the key workstream of Saipem’s Technology Development Plan within subsea robotics; a strategic move aimed at changing the paradigm of underwater inspections and interventions via a fleet of next-generation drones and advanced ancillary equipment.The Hydrone program, entirely executed by the Sonsub center, encompasses three vehicles, namely Hydrone-R, Hydrone-S and Hydrone-W (link) for which Saipem has anticipated a phased commercialization throughout 2019 and 2020.Hydrone-R, the first unit to be launched in the market, is an underwater

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Wild Well Upgrades Capping Stack Kit

is staged in a ready-to-deploy state in both Aberdeen and Singapore. The equipment at each location includes full subsea well intervention systems, including a subsea capping stack, debris removal shears, hardware kits for the subsea application of dispersant and inhibition fluids, and other ancillary equipment.Along with dedicated subsea containment equipment, capping stacks and support equipment, such as, specialized debris clearing equipment and critical dispersant injection equipment, Wild Well's highly qualified emergency response well control and subsea engineering personnel deliver innovative

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MDL Builds HLS for Double North Sea Scope

our fleet to meet existing and new clients’ expectations – the MDL HLS is a response to that demand.“This system builds on our existing portfolio of back-deck spreads for all water depths and sea-state conditions. Used in conjunction with our tensioners, reel drive systems and ancillary equipment, and managed and operated by personnel praised for their professionalism, the MDL HLS is a time-saving enabler for delivering projects in any global basin.&rdquo

WellCONTAINED subsea capping stack (Photo: Wild Well Control)

Wild Well Control Expands in the UK

WellCONTAINED subsea containment system at Montrose Port, where the full subsea well intervention system equipment is staged in a ready-to-deploy state, including a subsea capping stack, debris removal shears, hardware kits for the subsea application of dispersant and inhibition fluids and other ancillary equipment.Barry Moir, UK managing director, Wild Well, said, “This facility investment reflects our long-term commitment to support our clients by providing the best-in-class response to a subsea capping and containment incident.“Our highly qualified emergency response well control and subsea

JFS’s twin grab offshore equipment on back deck (Photo: James Fisher and Sons plc)

James Fisher Continues Growth in Middle East

invest in mobilizing offshore equipment to the region, strengthening its resources and offer faster deployment to projects.The company will continue to deploy a host of equipment that will be based in the region, including a range of 150t winches, tension spooling equipment, diamond wire saws and ancillary equipment – all supported by its team of offshore and subsea professionals in the Middle East.“As our operations expand, we plan to deploy even more of our resources and expertise, establishing a permanent presence that will offer unrivaled support and truly integrated subsea service solutions

Antony Croston (Photo: Trelleborg)

Interview: Antony Croston, Trelleborg Offshore

disconnect operations in the event of bad weather.(Photo: Trelleborg)How does engineering analysis at the start of a project lead to more technically sound designs? Will you please provide a few examples?Generally, every project starts with engineering analysis at pre-FEED and FEED stages. Here, ancillary equipment provided by Trelleborg’s offshore operation is typically designed based on experience, or with rough parameters suitable for a system-level design. By incorporating engineering analysis into Trelleborg’s product engineering teams, products can be designed with the system in mind

Photo: Maritime Developments

Oceaneering Adds New Reel Drive System

savings on offshore missions include: complete remote operation, reducing manual handling and eliminating working at heights integration of the electro-hydraulic power unit within the base of the tower, reducing the footprint occupied by equipment on deck, allowing for more product or ancillary equipment to be carried on board - potentially reducing sea fastening time and also mission time integration of reel cradle grillage into the RDS track system reel mobilization time without compromising on safety and possibly eliminating under deck stiffening on many vessels

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