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Rocsole’s Deposition In-Line Inspection tool. Source: Rocsole

Pipeline Inspection with Fast(ER) Results

; fluid and solid – of pipelines or vessels, such as separators.The technology has had the backing of Shell, who are trialling the Deposition In-Line Inspection (DILI) in a 12 in. water pipeline in Brunei in October to detect wax deposits. Planned this December, Rocsole also has a trial set up with Equinor, to inspect the 115 km-long Oseberg pipeline 28 in. export pipeline as well as further testing in its own flow loop. Mika Tienhaara, the company’s CEO, says that through the company’s data analytics, results are also available 300x faster than available today. This can reduce maintenance

Touch screen controls allow pilots to press one button to select a new tool and let the ROV do the rest. Images from TechnipFMC.

Subsea Technology and the New Routes to Residency

to start untethered offshore trials in August with operations focusing on pipeline inspection starting in Q4.Other ongoing projects include Italy’s Saipem and Norway’s Eelume working on systems able to work from a universal docking station, built by Blue Logic in Norway, with support from Equinor. For Saipem, that means its Hydrone-R vehicle, which is set due to be deployed at Equinor’s Norne field in the Norwegian Sea. Eelume, meanwhile, is targeting TRL5 by the end of 2021 for its snake-robot, culminating in two of them being deployed with a docking station at the Åsgard field

Deep Energy vessel during the pipe laying operation - Credit: TechnipFMC

Installation Underway for World's Longest Heated Subsea Pipeline

;s longest heated subsea production pipeline, oil and gas company Neptune Energy has informed.The project will see the installation of the 36-kilometer electrically trace-heated (ETH) pipe-in-pipe solution transport oil from the Neptune Energy-operated Fenja field to the Njord A platform, operated by Equinor.The first phase of the installation saw a 9km section safely installed and successfully tested, the company said.Neptune Energy’s Director of Projects and Engineering in Norway, Erik Oppedal, said: “The installation and testing of the ETH pipe is a great technical achievement, as well

Blue Logic Wins ONS Award for Subsea Docking Station for ROVs

, enabling a reduction in risk to personnel, who can operate the vehicles from shore, [and] a reduction in the carbon footprint of subsea operations by no longer requiring a support vessel on-site," the company said.Stig Magnar Lura, General Manager at Blue Logic said Norway's energy giant Equinor has supported the development on the subsea docking station.He said: “Equinor has been with us at the front throughout this process. Together, we have jointly developed specifications and requirements. By working together in this completely new way, where the focus has been on developing open

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Equinor Taps into DUG's Tech for Seismic Processing

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has signed a multi-year deal with supercomputer group DUG Technology, covering seismic processing and imaging technology.Under the agreement, DUG says, Equinor will replace existing third-party technology with an integrated solution using DUG McCloud, a platform that allows clients to mix and match DUG's high-performance computing as a service (HPCaaS), seismic processing and imaging (P&I) services, and the DUG Insight geoscience software.DUG McCloud includes disk storage and an online archive facility that allows web-based data visualization.  DUG Managing

BladeBUG is a blade walking inspection robot, focusing on leading edge erosion inspection. Images from ORE Catapult.

Robotics: Autobots Transform in the Offshore Energy Sector

Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. “Everything is linear, there’s no wind, waves or currents to get in the way. It’s so much easier to implement automation. When you think about offshore wind, it’s a different beast entirely, because of the operating environment.”  Equinor has been trialing System T, from Surface Dynamics, a portable robotic surface treatment system for sand or hydro-blasting ballast and other tanks. Photo from Equinor.A raft of new systemsStill, there are plenty of ongoing projects. The OGTC has been working with drone firms Air Control Entech and

(Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland, Equinor)

Equinor's Incoming CEO Wants to Be Best in Offshore Oil, Gas

Anders Opedal, who on Monday was named Equinor's new chief executive, said he wanted the Norwegian oil company to be both best in offshore oil and gas and at the same time have higher climate targets and develop new low-carbon solutions."I want Equinor to be best in offshore oil and gas," Opedal told a news conference at the company's headquarters, adding that he also wanted the company to create a platform for growth for low-carbon solutions."I want to go further ... with climate targets," he added.(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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ICONIC Installs First Instrumented Tubular Plug Offshore Norway

ICONIC, a Stavanger-based company developing wireless monitoring products for downhole applications, has said it has installed its first iTP (Instrumented Tubular Plug) in the Norwegian North Sea. The company, formed in 2020, was born out of ICON Instruments, which was awarded a LOOP contract with Equinor to to develop an instrumented tubular plug (ITP) with wireless communication, aimed at reducing cost related to "dry" wellhead operations by eliminating the need for wireline mobilization and rig-up for securing of the well.ICONIC said Monday the iTP was installed for a major international

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Aker Solutions, Equinor Sign LoI for Askeladd Subsea System

Norway's Aker Solutions has received a letter of intent from Equinor to deliver the subsea production system for the Askeladd Vest natural gas development in the Barents Sea in northern Norway.The development of Askeladd Vest is phase two of the multi-phased Snøhvit gas development in the Barents Sea."We are pleased to extend the series of deliveries to Equinor under the NCS 2017+ framework agreement," said Luis Araujo, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions. He said: "The Askeladd Vest subsea production system is based on our standard technology and products currently

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