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Helix Q7000 (Credit: Helix Energy Solutions)

Helix Energy Solutions on Track to Complete Decom Work for Cooper Energy

Houston-based offshore services firm Helix Energy Solutions is wrapping up the multi-well decommissioning operation for Cooper Energy on the Basker, Manta and Gummy (BMG) fields in the Gippsland Basin, off Australia.According to Cooper Energy, Helix Energy Solutions’ Helix Q7000 vessel light well intervention offshore rig is scheduled to complete the BWG wells decommissioning program this week.A future stage of work will be required to remove seafloor production equipment, which can be conducted with a workboat and is a significantly smaller scope than the wells decommissioning program, Cooper

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Kraken Robotics Sees Strong Momentum Continuing

consortiums bidding on a program. We believe we are well positioned for success with maritime defense spending programs through the end of this decade.”Defense industry spending is growing and the allocation of spending to unmanned maritime platforms is growing. Kraken provides sonar and energy solutions to some of the strongest positioned Uncrewed Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) manufacturers in the world such as HII, Teledyne, and Anduril. These companies are benefiting as demand grows for reasons noted above but also as technical capabilities improve and new classes of subsea vehicles emerge as

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Verlume and SeaTwirl Ink MoU

and technologies will push forward the decarbonization of remote assets and prove that the hard-to-abate emissions can be reduced through new technology. At SeaTwirl, we look forward to continuing to develop this market through this MoU and to expand the possibilities of renewable offshore energy solutions.&rdquo

MAATS cable-lay underdeck carousel (Credit: NOV)

NOV Acquires MAATS Tech's Carousel and Cable-Lay Systems IP

Houston-based energy solutions provider NOV has acquired the intellectual property (IP) rights of MAATS Tech, a defunct business providing turnkey ship-based carousel and cable-lay systems.In 2023, NOV formed a new Cable Lay team based in Stonehouse, UK. The team, formerly senior and principal engineers with MAATS Tech, brings more than 70 years of combined experience in engineering fully integrated lay systems with advanced automation and line control.The team’s extensive track record at MAATS Tech includes delivering 35+ carousels as well as cable-lay systems for some of the most advanced

Q4000 well intervention vessel (Credit: Helix Energy Solutions)

Helix Secures Five-Year Decommissioning Contract in Gulf of Mexico

U.S.-based oil and gas services firm Helix Energy Solutions has signed a five-year agreement with oil and gas company Talos Energy for decommissioning services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Helix Energy Solutions will provide decommissioning services for offshore wells and infrastructure, primarily on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Shelf as part of the agreement signed in February 2024.Decommissioning work under the contract is expected to start in the second quarter 2024, Talos Energy said in an update.This follows Helix Energy Solutions’ engagement in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from 2023, when the company

Helix Energy Solutions' Q4000 (Credit: Helix Energy Solutions)

Helix Secures Deepwater Well Intervention Contract in West Africa

U.S.-based oil and gas services firm Helix Energy Solutions has been awarded a deepwater well intervention contract award by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Esso) at Erha and Usan fields, offshore Nigeria.The project is expected to start in September 2024 with the vessel scheduled to be in Nigeria into 2025.The Erha and Usan fields - developed by Esso, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Nigeria - are located approximately 97 kilometers offshore of Nigeria in water depths ranging from 700 to 1,500 meters.Under the contract, Helix will provide the Q4000, a DP3 riser-based semi-submersible well interventi

Siem Helix 1 Vessel (Credit: Helix Energy Solutions)

Helix Energy Extends Decommissioning Contract with Trident

U.S.-based oil and gas services firm Helix Energy Solutions has secured the extension of its decommissioning contract with Trident Energy for work offshore Brazil.The contract extension is for an additional 12 months and in direct continuation of the current contract.The extension is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024 at rates in line with the improved well intervention market.The original contract with Trident Energy do Brasil started late 2022 offshore Brazil in the Campos Basin and utilizes the Siem Helix 1 riser-based well intervention vessel and a 10K Intervention Riser System.

Martin Thomson (Credit: FEM)

ROV Specialist FET Names First Ever Energy Transition Chief

extensive background and leadership acumen, Martin will be instrumental in fortifying our efforts to amplify our footprint in the offshore wind sector. His strategic vision and dynamic approach will play a pivotal role in harnessing our capabilities to align with the burgeoning demand for renewable energy solutions,” added Ivo Bozukov, FET Vice President of Dynacon & Energy Transition, Subsea Division

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Evaluating Ice Loads on Windmill Monopiles

with our findings,” says Leiviskä. “Through our research, we aim to enhance the reliability and safety of windmill structures in icy conditions, potentially leading to more durable and cost-effective designs. This could significantly contribute to the advancement of sustainable energy solutions in harsh marine environments.”  The research team anticipates publishing the results following a detailed analysis and review.(Republished with permission from Aker Arctic

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