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The Northern Lights template on the seabed. The Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, is Equinor's partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and Total, (Photo: Equinor)

Norway's Carbon Capture and Storage Project Estimated to Cost $2.6B

and storage (CCS) chain could cost around $25 billion crowns ($2.58 billion), including operating costs for ten years, an economic analysis showed on Thursday.The International Energy Agency (IEA) says CCS technology will be crucial to limiting global warming, helping to decarbonize industries such as cement production, but opponents say it could prolong the use of fossil fuels.Norway, Western Europe's largest oil and producer, wants to prove that the CCS technology can work by capturing CO2 at two industrial sites and storing it under the seabed on the Norwegian continental shelf.One project to

Ashtead -DMS installed on a Subsea Template as seen from ROV camera. Photo: Ashtead

Challenges of Underwater Structure Monitoring for Offshore Operations

in the North Sea and aims to securely collect and transmit CO₂ from onshore sources and store this under the seabed.  The project is part of Norway’s full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) programme, which includes capture of CO₂ from industrial sources in the Oslo-fjord region (including cement and waste-to-energy) and subsequent shipping of liquid CO₂ to an onshore terminal on the Norwegian west coast. From there, the liquified CO₂ is transported via pipeline to an offshore storage location subsea in the North Sea for permanent storage. The CCS project is instrumental in helping to reduce

Eagle IP (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Signs Exclusive Agreement with OTAQ Offshore

Offshore to represent the latter’s technology and products across the Middle East, APAC and the Americas.  The agreement will see Unique Group represent a number of industry-renowned technologies, including the OceanSENSE and DragonFish solutions. Deployed in the dual roles of subsea leak and cement returns detection, OceanSENSE is recognized as the industry standard and has been deployed successfully on over 1000 offshore projects globally. Proven to work efficiently in the offshore environment, the DragonFish’s high precision laser measurement system generates sub-millimetric measurements

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UK Support Low-Carbon Maritime Technology

and budding entrepreneurs together to help innovation flourish in the sector.The new Green Finance for Maritime conference in Summer 2020 will bring together representatives from the government, financial services and technology sector to build relationships and broker new deals. This will help cement the UK’s position as a global hub for the provision of green finance and move the UK even further towards zero-emission shipping.Sarah Kenny, Vice Chair of Maritime UK said: MarRI-UK is the first collaborative body in the sector that brings together expertise from all parts of the sector. We

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Contract award for OOSV

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded BCS Automation Ltd. (BCS) a contract for work on the Government of Canada’s new Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV).BCS has been in operation for 30 years and specializes in automated systems for the marine, offshore and cement industries. BCS represents one of almost 80 Ontario suppliers to date that Seaspan is working with to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).BCS will supply a ship control and monitoring system for the OOSV. The system is designed to provide ship personnel with all the basic alarms and status

The Troll C platform (Photo: Øyvind Hagen / Equinor)

Equinor to Build CO2 Storage Under the Seabed

say is a costly technology that will perpetuate the status quo when rapid and deep cuts to energy use are needed to limit global warming.The planned storage will be located near Norway's largest oil and gas field, Troll, and aims to be able to receive CO2 from onshore facilities, such as power or cement plants, to reduce emissions to the atmosphere.Equinor and partners Shell and Total are working on front-end engineering and design (FEED)-studies, which should provide more accurate cost estimates.The preliminary estimates from 2016 showed it could cost between 7.2 billion crowns ($852 million) to

Tristam Horn, DeltaTek Chief Executive Officer (Photo: DeltaTek  Global)

DeltaTek Announces Inaugural North Sea Contract Win

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global continues its upward trajectory during 2018, with the award of a two-year contract from Aberdeen-based operator, Siccar Point Energy.Operating on a call off basis – and with an optional contract extension - DeltaTek will provide cementing services via its SeaCure technology, in support of Siccar Point’s drilling and field development operations within the North Sea.SeaCure is a unique system which delivers stabbed-in, inner string cementing for subsea wells. The brainchild of DeltaTek CEO and founder, Tristam Horn, it provides a range of major

Photo: Churchill Drilling Tools

Circulation Tool Helps Operators Cut Rig Time

and versatility, a North Sea operator activated the tool on a specialist Well Bore Clean Up (WBCU) run on a recent exploration well.  The tool was used for hole cleaning and BOP jetting, however, prior to its activation, the DAV MX had to be resilient enough to withstand 113 barrels of 1.6SG cement slurry so the operator could spot a temporary cement plug.  Once spotting was complete, using one of Churchill’s specialist smart darts the DAV MX was activated allowing the operator to hole clean at 3,500lpm. The client then completed five jet passes of the BOP removing debris which could

Mike Arnold (Photo: M2 Subsea)

M2 Subsea Secures $13.3 Mln in Projects

officer of M2 Subsea, commented, “Collectively, these contracts represent a huge step forward in what has been a challenging period for many companies. The oil price is slowly creeping up, which has resulted in renewed optimism across the market and new opportunities opening up.“As we look to cement our position as one of the leading inspection specialists, both in the U.K. and overseas, it has been extremely encouraging to see an increase in activity over the past 12 months, with a surge of projects being awarded in both Houston and Aberdeen.”The company has also secured placement of

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