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Oceaneering Tests AUV on Pipeline Inspection Pilot for TotalEnergies

, of an estimated 50% compared to existing methods with equivalent quality of the inspection and opportunity to exceed data quality provision through continuous improvement.Freedom, a hybrid AUV/ROV system, is the result of a long-term collaborative relationship between Oceaneering, TotalEnergies, and Chevron dating back to 2014, with Equinor joining the collaboration in 2019.The North Sea pilot for TotalEnergies resulted in an inspection of over 120km of sub-marine pipelines, to add to 60km of near-shore pipelines inspected during an earlier demonstration for TotalEnergies. Freedom demonstrated its

OPT's next-gen PowerBuoy (Credit: OPT)

OPT’s Wave-Powered Tech Nears 15MWh of Renewable Energy Production

in the Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean, and North Sea.These deployments came from a mix of renewable energy investments from government backed development programs and commercial leases and sales, for customers including Eni, EGP, Office of Naval Research and the DeepStar consortium inclusive of Chevron, CNOOC, Equinor, ExxonMobil, JX Nippon, Occidental, PetroBras, Shell, and Woodside.According to OPT, it has demonstrated and delivered use cases as a proven solution for anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, unmanned surface vehicle charging (USV), and environmental

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Sulmara on Offshore Survey Job at Bayou Bend CCS Scheme in Texas

Subsea specialist Sulmara has delivered offshore geophysical survey for Bayou Bend carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the United States, being developed by joint venture owned by Chevron, Talos Energy and Equinor.Bayou Bend CCS joint venture commissioned Sulmara to conduct an archaeological and geohazard assessment of the proposed Bayou Bend pipeline route from the landfall to the future offshore platform locations, which has the potential to reduce emissions from regional industrial facilities by safely storing carbon dioxide underground.Sulmara utilised an electric WAM-V 16 USV for the

Argos offshore platform (Credit: BP)

TechnipFMC Gets ‘Significant’ Contract from BP in Gulf of Mexico

Since 2008 Starts ProductionArgos is the centerpiece of BP’s Mad Dog Phase 2 project, which extends the life of the super-giant oil field discovered in 1998.BP is the operator with 60.5% working interest, with co-owners Woodside Energy (23.9%) and Union Oil Company of California, an affiliate of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (15.6%). 

SmartTouch technology for autonomous subsea pipeline inspection is under development at the University of Houston. Image courtesy UH

UH Aims to Develop Subsea Pipeline Inspection Autonomous Robot

(BSEE).The BSEE is funding the project with a $960,493 grant to UH researchers Zheng Chen, Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Gangbing Song, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who are working in collaboration with Oceaneering International and Chevron.“By automating the inspection process with this state-of-the art robotic technology, we can dramatically reduce the cost and risk of these important subsea inspections which will lead to safer operations of offshore oil and gas pipelines as less intervention from human divers will be needed

Source: TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC Signs 20-Year Agreement with Chevron Australia

TechnipFMC has signed a 20-year framework agreement with Chevron Australia under which TechnipFMC may provide Subsea 2.0 configure-to-order subsea production systems for gas field developments off Australia’s northwest coast.The agreement covers the supply of wellheads, tree systems, manifolds, controls, flexible jumpers, and flying leads.Jonathan Landes, President, Subsea at TechnipFMC, commented, "Subsea 2.0 is field-proven technology, which reduces engineering complexity and shortens lead times. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support Chevron's gas production needs under

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Chevron Awards InterMoor Decommissioning Contract

Acteon announced its engineering, moorings and foundations division InterMoor has been awarded a decommissioning contract by Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd. (CTEP).Following InterMoor’s completion of Phase 1 decommissioning work in 2021 in the Gulf of Thailand, CTEP has extended InterMoor’s field decommissioning contract by adding more packages for the disconnection and removal of pipelines.InterMoor’s scope of work after the extension includes project management, engineering, procurement and offshore execution; disconnection and removal of pipelines; disconnection

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Chevron Taps ABL for MWS at Jansz-Io Compression Project in Australia

Chevron Australia has hired ABL Group (ABL) to do marine warranty surveys (MWS) for the Jansz-Io Compression project off the coast of Western Australia.Part of the original development plan for the Chevron Australia-operated Gorgon Project, the Jansz-Io Compression project involves the construction and installation of a 27,000-ton, normally unattended floating field control station offshore western Australia. In addition, the development includes approximately 6,500 tonnes of subsea compression infrastructure, at 1,350 meters of water depth, and a 135-kilometer-long submarine power cable linked

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Hydromea at the helm on Subsea Wireless Optical Comms

to 6,000 meters.“We are very proud that our work on underwater wireless technology earned us a prominent place within the Subsea Wireless Group and that the industry players have entrusted us with leading the development of the standard,” said Felix Schill, co-founder and CTO of Hydromea.Chevron, Equinor, and TotalEnergies became members of SWiG to drive interoperability of underwater wireless technologies in the energy sector. They welcome initiatives that take a lead on development of industry standards. This will positively affect the adoption of underwater wireless technology by the

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