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IOG Taps Subsea 7 for North Sea Project SURF

Offshore installation company Subsea 7 has won a contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) to provide Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers, and Flowlines (SURF) for Phase 1 of IOG's Core Project in the UK Southern North Sea.Subsea 7 will be responsible for the project management, engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of 35km of flow lines between the IOG's Southwark, Blythe, and Elgood fields, together with subsea structures, an umbilical, and associated subsea tie-ins.More precisely, Subsea 7 will provide a 6km 24-inch extension to the Thames Pipeline to the Southwark platform

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Jadestone Starts RLWI Work at Montara

a riserless light well intervention (RLWI) campaign at the Montara complex, offshore Australia.The Sapura Constructor light well intervention vessel was mobilized to the field on May 30, 2019, and, after conducting pre-work safety checks, is now operating at the Skua-11 well, as planned, the independent oil and gas company said.The RLWI program, which is said to be a first-of-its-kind project in Australia, is intended to restore gas lift to the Skua-11 and Swift-2 wells, perforate additional sands in the Swallow-1 well, and unlock new heel volumes in the Skua-11 well.Paul Blakeley, President and CEO

Ocean Observer (Photo: Gardline)

Gardline Surveying for i3

Independent oil and gas company i3 Energy said Boslkalis' marine survey subsidiary Gardline is performing a site survey for its 2019 and 2020 drilling program at the Liberator development and Serenity prospect, as well as the pipeline route for its Liberator Phase I development offshore the UK.Gardline survey vessel Ocean Observer has begun working and is expected to complete the survey by the end of March, i3 said in an operational update on Friday.The survey will cover the locations of Liberator's Phase I production drill center and associated development wells, in addition to the planned

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Bibby Offshore Bags Spirit Energy Contract

Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore said it has secured a fixed term framework agreement with independent oil and gas operator Spirit Energy.Awarded in April, the two-year agreement, which follows on from a previous five-year agreement, will see Bibby Offshore carry out inspection repair and maintenance (IRM) works, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) inspection and subsea survey operations across a number of North Sea structures and pipelines.The project will utilize Bibby Offshore’s diverse fleet capabilities, including its multi-role diving and ROV support vessel, Bibby Sapphire, a Quasar

Typical 100t pipeline suction anchor, installed on Greater Plutonio field, offshore Angola [Jayson et al – Offshore Pipeline Technology Conference 2008]

Partners Address Pipe-walking Challenges

systems which could mitigate the risk of pipeline walking and cut pipeline anchor installation costs in half.   The Anchoring Pipeline Technology (APT) JIP will bring together major global operators and pipeline installation companies to collaborate with ITF and Crondall Energy, an independent oil and gas consultancy, to investigate alternative and less costly solutions and create a roadmap on how to manage and mitigate the pipe-walking challenge.   David Bruton, Director Subsea, Crondall Energy, said, “There is much uncertainty over walking rate predictions in design, leading

Francois Florence (Photo: InterAct)

Florence Joins InterAct as Sr. Reservoir Engineer

Francois Florence has joined InterAct as a Senior Reservoir Engineer.  Florence brings to the role 10 years of experience working with a large independent oil and gas operator in the LA Basin, with a background in reservoir engineering and production operations. His reservoir knowledge brings expertise in waterflood management, field development and reservoir simulation. As a Production Engineer, his experience includes managing well maintenance, daily production and injection with a focus on asset optimization. Florence has a great deal of experience managing large scale projects including

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SensorView Reduces Non-productive Rig Time at Ichthys

Software that enables acoustic data to be streamed in real-time from subsea structures as they are installed has helped to reduce non-production time (NPT) for independent oil and gas producer, INPEX, and its survey contractor, Neptune Geomatics, during construction of the Ichthys gas field, offshore Western Australia.   Supplied by subsea technology company Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd in Singapore, the SensorView software allowed data gathered by an acoustic transponder mounted on Tubing Head Spools (THS), to be transmitted at high speed to rig personnel monitoring the installation operations.

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Baker Hughes helping IOG develop North Sea resource base

  Independent Oil and Gas PLC (IOG) is extending its seismic remapping agreement with Baker Hughes’ Reservoir Development Services (RDS) group to better understand resource potential for its Blythe and Cronx/Elgood projects in the Southern North Sea (SNS), with an expected delivery date of late July 2015. “We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with RDS as the initial results from the seismic remapping work are positive,” said Mark Routh, IOG’s Chief Executive Officer. “We expect that the resource plays beneath the Blythe and Cronx/Elgood fields are larger

Cortez Subsea's shallow water pipelay system has earned a patent in the U.K. (Image courtesy of Cortez Subsea)

Cortez Pipelay System Awarded UK Patent

its current six-figure investment over the next six to 12 months. Cortez Subsea managing director, Alasdair Cowie, said, “The Zap-Lok connection, which has been used onshore and offshore for over 40 years, has gone through significant testing and is now approved by a number of major and independent oil and gas companies who see the advantage of the Zap-Lok technology. We are now progressing towards fabrication and trials of the first of the units for operations at the beginning of 2015.” The collaboration has seen the continued development in the application of the Zap-Lok mechanical

Hyperdynamics Continue Search for Offshore Guinea Oil

added. Hyperdynamics holds a 37 percent non-operated working interest in the offshore Guinea exploration project.  Tullow Oil, the operator, holds a 40 percent working interest, and Dana Petroleum holds a 23 percent working interest. About Hyperdynamics Hyperdynamics is an emerging independent oil and gas exploration and production company that is exploring for oil and gas offshore the Republic of Guinea in West Africa.  www.hyperdynamics.co

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