Intervention Equipment News

Ocean Evolution (Photo: Oceaneering)

Support Vessel Delivered to Oceaneering

to keep station in difficult conditions.The vessels design and construction was done with well stimulation and light well intervention in mind as a key capability. The underdeck storage capacity of up to 413 cubic meters of special products maximizes use of the critical deck space for pumping and intervention equipment. The vessel layout and safety systems meet ABS class requirements for a special well stimulation and well intervention notation.The vessel is equipped with two Oceaneering work class ROV systems. One 220-horsepower Millennium Plus and one 250-horsepower NEXXUS systems are on board, each with

Martin McDonald, Senior Vice President, ROV Division, Oceaneering International.
Courtesy of Oceaneering International

One-on-One with Martin McDonald, SVP, ROV Division, Oceaneering

at 275 (work class) ROVs today.When you’re adding units, is there a specific technology that is most important?Yes, when we’re adding units, we’re upgrading them with the latest technologies, such as the latest control systems, navigation sensors, software, pumping packages, and intervention equipment.Looking at work class, inspection class, and observation class vehicles, are there any product gaps that still need to be filled?We’ve identified some gaps in the market. As we move forward, autonomy, remote operations, speed, and reliability are all coming into play. The opportunity

Photo: Phoenix

Phoenix SRDRS Receives Operational Readiness Certification

knowledge of the system and its capabilities. This knowledge will be critical, as was demonstrated during the Argentina rescue response, to maintaining all US rescue, intervention, and mobilization capabilities in responding under challenging mobilization and operational conditions. Rescue and intervention equipment for which Phoenix is responsible includes the SRDRS for deep rescue, two Submarine Rescue Chambers (SRC) for shallow rescue, the Sibitzky ROV, and all associated equipment for rapid mobilization and operations

STL Secures $2m Contract

.   Aberdeen-based STL (Subsea Technologies Ltd) provides pioneering subsea equipment and technical advisory services, from concept development and design engineering to project management and operations support. The latest scope of work awarded will see STL deliver a range of well intervention equipment, including three SLICs (Stackable Lightweight Intervention Connectors) and seven male mandrels, of which four will be configured as full-bore mandrels and two as test/lift caps, with one spare.  The connectors are fully populated with STL’s recently developed range of subsea hydraulic

(left to right): Ian Donald, managing director of Enpro Subsea, Anke Heggie, company growth director (oil & gas) from Scottish Enterprise and Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse MSP. (Enpro Subsea)

Enpro Subsea Drives $1.8mln into Flow Assurance Project

; Managing director of Enpro Subsea Ltd, Ian Donald, said: “This funding has given Enpro the confidence to continue our product development for local and export markets. This assistance from Scottish Enterprise will enable Enpro to develop the next generation of subsea enhanced production intervention equipment to increase oil recovery and address emerging markets in deeper waters.”    Commenting on the Subsea Engineering Action Plan, Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “Scotland has the largest concentration of subsea engineering in the world, with Aberdeen

Photo courtesy of FUGRO

FUGRO, Cross Group Awarded Multi Well GoM Contract

specification, Fugro Synergy complements MODU-based operations. Complete with a top tension riser system, this allows through-riser intervention activities. “The tower on Fugro Synergy allows us to run pipe, as opposed to either using a crane over the side, or running riser-less well intervention equipment,” explained Kevin Bosley, Managing Director at Fugro Drilling and Well Services. “In the current industry climate ‘added value’ is of paramount importance, and Fugro Synergy certainly adds significant value to such client operations, together with our ability to

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Fugro, Cross Group Bag Multi-Well Contract

specification, Fugro Synergy truly complements MODU-based operations. Complete with a top tension riser system, this allows through-riser intervention activities. “The tower on Fugro Synergy allows us to run pipe, as opposed to either using a crane over the side, or running riser-less well intervention equipment,” explained Kevin Bosley, Managing Director at Fugro Drilling and Well Services. “In the current industry climate ‘added value’ is of paramount importance, and Fugro Synergy certainly adds significant value to such client operations, together with our ability to

RMEC managing director, Bryan Fagen

RMEC Embarks on Five-year Growth Strategy

RMEC Ltd is expanding its industrial facilities in Scotland in support of ongoing growth in the energy sector as it looks to increase turnover to £16million by 2019. The Forfar-based well intervention equipment firm is looking to treble its existing 1.5 acre workshop site and invest £2million in growing its rental fleet over the next 18 months. The announcement, which comes as the company marks’ its 10th anniversary today (July 4), signals the start of the next stage in its growth strategy following a £7.5million investment by Maven Capital Partners in April. Managing

MODU vessel rendering courtesy of Siem Offshore

Siem Offshore in New Offshore Well Intervention Vessels Deal

that the aggregate project cost for the two vessels is expected to be approximately US$ 420 million. Siem Offshore will finance the aggregated project cost for the two vessels by a combination of mortgage debt and bond issue. Helix will provide the topsides and manage the integration of the well-intervention equipment on to the vessels. In turn, informs Siem, Helix has entered into agreements with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (“Petrobras”) to provide well-intervention services offshore Brazil for an initial period of 4 years with options to extend. The first vessel is expected to be in

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