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Aker Solutions umbilicals; Image by Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Bags 20-Year Deal with Chevron in Gulf of Mexico

Norway's Aker Solutions has entered a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico. It has also won its first work under the agreement, to supply 24 kilometers (15 miles) of umbilicals for Chevron’s Anchor project.The scope of the Chevron master agreement includes the delivery of engineering, design, and manufacturing of dynamic and static control umbilicals, dynamic and static power umbilicals, and service and installation support.Under the first order for the Anchor project in the US Gulf of Mexico, the scope includes about 24

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Subsea Tieback Research Hub Opens in WA

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 center will be highly integrated into industry to work on real-world challenges and solutions for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, UWA said

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Partners Target Subsea Gas Seperation

Aker Solutions said it is working with a group of leading oil and gas operators in a joint industry project that aims to make subsea gas separation a reality.Using CO2 injection to increase recovery rates in offshore oil and gas fields can improve the economics of a field significantly, but so far, the separation of ‘back-produced’ CO2 from the well-stream 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

Seismic vessel Tansa (Photo: NYK Group)

New 3D Geophysical Survey Vessel Named

and JOGMEC, NYK is entering the geophysical survey business at the most upstream part of the energy value chain and making efforts to accumulate experience and technical expertise in new fields.This survey will promote the development of domestic resources and contribute to the discovery of new oil and gas fields in sea areas around Japan.NYK also aims to expand the business by concluding contracts for surveys with private companies, it said.Vessel ParticularsGross tonnage: 13,782 tonsLength overall: 102.2 metersBreadth: 40 metersMax. speed: 18 knotsMax. boarding capacity: 70Flag: Japa

Your sea trials, here: a SINTEF test basin. Credit: SINTEF

Higher Learning & SINTEF’s Existential Rise

and small innovations, and large-scale, medium-scale and small-scale flow laboratories (loops) still offer the chance in here to study hydrate behaviour via closed loops (and particle rays). For Norway, multiphase research has been the great nation-builder, bringing the wealth in cold-water oil and gas fields hundreds of kilometers to shore.“It is often difficult to measure the gains of research in kroner, but I think I can safely say that this research (into flow assurance) has greatly benefited society, both the social and the commercial economy,” former research minister, Tora Aasland

Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform (Photo: Lundin)

NKT to Link Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup

from the already planned power link in conjunction with phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development. The link connecting Johan Sverdrup phase 2 to the onshore power grid is currently under development by NKT.The project will complete the Utsira High Power Hub Project aiming to electrify the oil and gas fields Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krog, Ivar Aasen and Edvard Grieg located on Utsira High in the North Sea with renewable power from shore.NKT, which has previously provided several power from shore solutions to the oil and gas industry, said it has delivered the power cable solutions for several of the connections

Saab Seaeye’s Sabretooth it in its test tank (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Saab Seaeye eRobotics Campaign Wins UTC Award

, for the Saab eRobotic Spring Campaign 2019, tonight at the Underwater Technology Conference annual dinner, held in Bergen.Siesjö has played a central role in the development of Saab Seaeye’s underwater robotics, including the development of a field resident system for offshore oil and gas fields, using the company’s 3,000-meter-rated Sabertooth autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Development of the concept dates back more than 10 years, to when Saab started investigating opportunities to work in the Norwegian market. Back then, the idea was ahead of its time.Now, thanks development

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor)

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Approved

Aibel apprentice Hannah Pettersen. (Photo: Håkon Fonseca Nordang / Equinor)The first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development is nearly 90% complete, and production is expected to start in November this year, Equinor said.The Johan Sverdrup field is powered from shore, placing it among the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions in the world. In the second phase the field will also supply shore power to other fields on the Utsira High, including the Edvard Grieg, Gina Krog and Ivar Aasen fields.Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor

Oceaneering’s Freedom vehicle (Image: Oceaneering)

Sonardyne Equips Latest Oceaneering Vehicles

modes, performing both AUV and ROV related tasks, including survey, inspection, torque tool operation and manipulator-relator activities.Oceaneering Jami Cheramie, “Both of these systems have been developed to drive a step-change in inspection, repair and maintenance operations in subsea oil and gas fields, to help both increase uptime, operational flexibility and autonomy. A single hybrid instrument for their navigational needs.”“Tight integration of the separate sensors within SPRINT-Nav as well as the use of high-specification Ring Laser Gyros are behind the high performance our customers

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