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Subsea Tieback Research Hub Opens in WA

A new research and technology center backed by Chevron and Woodside has been launched at The University of Western Australia (UWA) to study long subsea tiebacks.The Center for Long Subsea Tiebacks laboratory located at UWA will focus on long subsea tieback discoveries that will enhance industry's understanding of hostile deepwater conditions. The development of new long subsea tieback technology helps to unlock the economic viability of WA gas fields that have not yet been commercialized due to their location.Jointly funded by Chevron and Woodside with approximately AUD$600,000 per annum

The new subsea power distribution and conversion technology system developed by ABB in partnership with Equinor, Chevron and Total will enable cleaner, safer and more sustainable oil and gas production. (Image: ABB)

ABB Showcases World-first Subsea Power System

availability of its groundbreaking new subsea power distribution and conversion technology system designed to bring about cleaner, safer and more sustainable oil and gas production.As part of a $100 million research, design and development joint industry project (JIP) between ABB and partners Equinor, Chevron and Total initiated in 2013, the company recently completed a 3,000-hour shallow-water test at a sheltered harbor in Vaasa, Finland demonstrating the validity of the technology, meaning that the majority of the world’s offshore hydrocarbon resources can be harvested through the use of subsea

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ABB Tests Subsea Power Technology System

. This is all achievable with a single cable with little or no maintenance for up to 30 years, making oil and gas production feasible in far out and deep ocean environments.The $100 million research, design and development Joint Industry Project (JIP) between ABB and Equinor with its partners Total and Chevron was initiated in 2013. The validation of the shallow water test at a sheltered harbor in Vaasa, Finland, means the majority of the world’s offshore hydrocarbon resources are now in reach for electrification.“This milestone marks an outstanding achievement and is the culmination point

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Partners Target Subsea Gas Seperation

has been considered carried out on an existing platform, adding cost and making the concept economically unattractive, Aker Solutions said.Now the Norwegian-based firm is working with energy companies Total, Pertamina, Equinor and industry group the CO2 Capture Project (CCP), including members BP, Chevron and Petrobras, in a joint industry project (JIP) to identify required membrane qualities for a subsea gas and CO2 separation process, to minimize pretreatment needs and avoid large processing modules.Flooding an oil field with CO2 increases recovery rates, and extends the life of an offshore field

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Oil and Gas Industry Adopts VR

normal work routines. Furthermore, it is equipped to replicate a wide range of emergency situations that employees could potentially face in real-life while working onsite with heavy machinery, thus ensuring they are ready to deal with any unforeseen event.”GlobalData identifies Baker Hughes, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Gazprom, Halliburton, Shell, Saudi Aramco and Sinopec as among the leading adopters of VR technology in oil and gas operations.The oil and gas industry faces a unique challenge as many of its facilities are in remote locations around the world. Inaccessible

The fast intervention tool is lowered into the submersion test tank (Photo: Balmoral Group)

New Decommissioning Cutting Tool Passes Tests

A new cutting and sealing tool for the decommissioning sector has been put through its paces in Balmoral Subsea Test Center's submersion tanks in Aberdeen, UK.Accrington-based Allspeeds, manufacturer of Webtool hydraulic remotely operated vehicle (ROV) cutters and systems, was awarded a contract by Chevron USA to develop an environmentally friendly, fast intervention tool (FIT) for subsea pipeline decommissioning work.The tool is designed to cut and seal pipework to prevent marine environment contamination removing the need for a containment dome during operations.The concept of the FIT relies on

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Mooring Change-out for the Alba FSU

Services firm InterMoor said it said it swapped out 12 mooring lines on the Chevron-operated Alba floating storage unit (FSU) currently moored in 140 meters water depth in the UK North Sea.The scope of the project included engineering, procurement, delivery, vessel supply, and installation of over 3,135 metric tons of mooring equipment including spiral strand wire ropes, chain and connecting links.Utilizing the Island Offshore anchore handling tug supply ship (AHTS) Island Valiant as the primary installation vessel, and the Swire Pacific AHTS Pacific Duchess as the heading control vessel, InterMoor

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Aker Solutions Eyes Low Carbon Tech

are also high on the company's agenda.Aker Solutions delivered the world’s first subsea gas compression system to Equinor’s Åsgard field in 2015. The company is currently involved in developing the first subsea gas compression project outside Norway, at the Jansz-Io field for Chevron in Australia.Low emission power from shore to Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krogh can generate CO2 emissions savings equivalent to removing 150,000 cars annually. Aker Solutions is involved in several studies for the electrification of fields

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OneSubsea Awarded Chevron Master Agreement

Chevron has awarded OneSubsea a 20-year subsea equipment and services master contract for development projects in the Gulf of Mexico, the subsea supplier’s parent company Schlumberger announced on Tuesday.Combining this master contract with a preapproved catalog of standardized subsea equipment will enable the US supermajor to decrease operating costs in its subsea projects, Schlumberger said.The provision of a OneSubsea custom catalog of equipment will also include innovative technologies that meet Chevron’s project requirements, including high-temperature projects or high-pressure

History: First MODU to Use Subsea Well Control

In 1955, the Western Explorer, owned by Chevron, is introduced in the Santa Barbara Channel as the first floating drilling MODU to use subsea well control. The unit, built by the CUSS group (Continental, Union, Shell, and Superior Oil (now Global Santa Fe)), measured 260 feet and had a 48-foot beam. It was retired in 1972. Marine Technology Reporter has been commissioned to publish the Official “Oceanology International 50th Anniversary Edition.” For information on advertising in this edition, contact Rob Howard @ howard@marinelink.com or Mike Kozlowski @ kozlowski@marinelink.com.

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