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Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (Credit: Vattenfall)

Vattenfall, ORE Catapult Extend Test & Demo Alliance at Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

will be looking at technology innovation in the areas of robotics and sustainable solutions, Vattenfall and ORE Catapult said.So far, Safety at sea pioneers Zelim tested their Swift Rescue Conveyor System which demonstrated it was 20 times faster at recovering people overboard offshore than any conventional systems, and Pegasus Welfare Solutions (PWS) constructed the world’s first in-turbine toilets that have been installed into all the wind farm’s turbines. PWS was acquired by OEG Offshore in 2021.Edinburgh based company, Cyberhawk conducted an automated drone blade inspection at the offshore

ROCS operation at the Bonga field (Credit: Optime Subsea)

SNEPCo Wraps Up Remotely Controlled Well Completion Op Offshore Nigeria

only cuts costs but also significantly reduces the amount of deck space required for these operations.“We are very pleased with the performance of the ROCS. It means that we can perform well completion operations quicker, at lower cost, and with substantially lower CO2-footprint compared to conventional systems,” says Justus Ngerebara, Lead Well Engineer at SNEPCo.Last year, SNEPCo took delivery of its first ROCS from Optime Subsea and have worked closely with Optime Subsea to integrate the system into its operations.According to Optime Subsea, using a ROCS means that operators can cut approximately

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Aker Solutions Wins First SWIFT Contract at Johan Castberg Field With Equinor

with Envirex and will be manufactured at Envirex's facilities in Bryne, Norway. According to Aker Solutions, its market advantage is a long list of OPEX and carbon-footprint savings for operators by providing umbilical-less TH installations and retrievals that streamline operations."Conventional systems power, control and monitor TH installations and retrievals by using heavy and costly topside equipment. SWIFT provides the same functionality subsea from an in-riser control module integrated into the Drill Pipe Landing String (DPLS) and controlled from a laptop topside.  For Equinor&rsquo

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Unique Floating Wind Turbine Set for Middle East Debut

"is fully applied for, but not contracted and awarded yet."Asked to explain what is meant by "extra-long blade technology," the SIP spokesperson said this stood for a wind turbine "with a particularly low ratio between generator power and rotor area." "Conventional systems on the market have 200 W / m2 and more in this regard. We use a wind turbine design with less than 150 W / m2 for the Demonstration Project," the SIP spokesperson said.So, how do the end-users get the desalinated water?"The water is not stored on the unit but pumped to an on-shore

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Baker Hughes Launches Subsea Wellhead Cutting System "Terminator"

35 minutes.By comparison, the company says, alternative abrasive cutting methods could take as long as five or six hours for the cut alone. Fewer people required"The Terminator system can be deployed from a vessel and uses a mechanical cutter, rather than water jet cutting methods of conventional systems, to eliminate associated risks with high pressures. In addition, the system can reduce offshore personnel by two-thirds compared to conventional systems, requiring just two people instead of the typical six for water cutters," Baker Hughes explains.Apart from needing fewer people, Baker

Photo: Saab Seaeye

Another Sabertooth Vehicle for Hibbard

technology for long tunnel inspection, breaking its record with a 12 km Australian run using its initial Sabertooth vehicle.The Sabertooth technology also enabled Hibbard to lead in water-filled tunnel inspection at speed and against flow – and negotiate more consecutive bends than conventional systems.In addition to its single hulled Sabertooth, Hibbard has also evaluated the double hulled Sabertooth which has led to the recent purchase and a vision of increasing their capacity to both single and double hull vehicles to fit a broader range of capability.Hibbard has deployed the double hull

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Fugro Wins Project Off Dutch Coast

including state-of-the-art geotechnical drilling vessel, Fugro Scout. Deployment of Fugro’s innovative SEACALF MkIV system for seabed cone penetration testing will enhance operational safety as its coiled rod requires no manual handling. The system is also much less weather sensitive than conventional systems, increasing productivity by avoiding downtime.With a total capacity of 1400 MW, the Hollandse Kust (west) Wind Farm Zone lies in the coastal waters of the province of Zuid-Holland, 51 kilometers off the west coast of the Netherlands

Figure 1: The Sea Otter Surf Zone Crawler

Seafloor Crawlers: New Robotic Tools for Challenging Missions

. With a 16-km underwater range (32+ km surface), it can survey whole beaches in a single day. The modularity of the Sea Ox allows it to be hand carried through sensitive beach areas and can be launched and recovered by a single person from shore; reducing the cost of surveys to a fraction of conventional systems where the logistical costs can out-weigh the actual operation. Some recent applications have demonstrated this potential.UXO RemediationThe Sea Ox is a man-portable bottom mobility platform for UXO investigations in the transition, surf and very-shallow water regions. Funded by Environmental

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Schlumberger Introduces MEMS Gyro Surveying Service

gyro-surveying while-drilling tool that increases drilling efficiency and reliability while reducing drilling risks.As the first application of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology for gyro surveying while drilling in the oilfield, the GyroSphere sensor performs gyro surveys faster than conventional systems and avoids the need for recalibration between runs. Solid-state technology enables the GyroSphere sensor to withstand the downhole shock and vibration that occur during drilling beyond the limits of current gyro technologies. Additionally, the GyroSphere service can reduce gyro survey uncertainty

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