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Eni’s Coral Sul FLNG vessel (Image: Eni)

Mooring Monitor System for Coral Sul FLNG

supplier SOFEC has selected an innovative mooring monitoring system (MMS) for a major new deepwater development offshore Mozambique.The new system, supplied under a teaming agreement between BMT and Sonardyne, will involve monitoring of the turret mooring system on a new-build floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility being built in South Korea for Eni’s Coral South project, in with water depths ranging from 1,500-2,300 meters.Above the waterline, BMT will supply the station-keeping turret monitoring system and local control panel with touchscreen interface. The control panel will also

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Wood Wins Jansz-lo Subsea Compression FEED

integration and flow assurance front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Jansz-lo compression project offshore Western Australia.The project – the first outside of Norway to use subsea compression technology – will maintain gas supply to the existing onshore Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.Wood said it will lead as system integrator of the technology, providing independent flow assurance, subsea design and construction engineering support during the FEED. Effective immediately, Wood’s one-year contract will be delivered by its team based in Perth.The Jansz-Io

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McDermott Wraps Up Ichthys LNG Campaign

LNG Project is effectively three mega-projects rolled into one, involving some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, a state-of-the-art onshore processing facility and a 890 kilometer pipeline uniting them for an expected operational life of 40 years.The project involves liquefying natural gas lifted from the Ichthys gas-condensate field offshore Western Australia at an onshore gas liquefaction plant constructed in Darwin, Northern Territory, and producing and shipping approximately 8.9 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and approximately 1.65 million tons of liquefied petroleum

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Ocean Geo-Frontier Tallies Survey Contract

shipping company NYK (45%), Norwegian Marine surveyor PGS Geophysical (34%) and Japanese conglomerate Hitachi (21%), submit its tender to JOGMEC in February 2018.OGF will use JOGMEC’s seismic vessel for a range of activities, including basic geophysical surveys (for domestic petroleum and natural gas), vessel operation and management, geophysical data acquisition, data processing and the supply of related equipment.The business, in line with new Japanese ocean policy, aims to acquire detailed geological information in sea areas around Japan for the development of domestic resources. The service

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Chevron to Use Subsea Compression at Jansz-Io

cover an unmanned power and control floater, as well as overall field system engineering services. The field control station will distribute onshore power to the subsea compression station.The Jansz-Io field – part of the Chevron Australia-operated Gorgon Project, one of the world's largest natural gas developments – is located around 200 kilometers offshore the northwest coast of Western Australia at approximately 1,350 meters below the surface

BSEE inspectors monitor a pressure gauge held by an oil worker during a pressure test of temporary equipment on a deepwater facility in the Gulf of Mexico (Photo: BSEE)

Trump Requests $200.5 Mln for BSEE, $193.4 for BOEM

industry group National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), said the proposed budget includes “some very positive signs for the offshore energy industry,” Luthi said some of the positive signs include increased or continued funding for the safe and responsible development of offshore oil, natural gas and wind, scientific research to inform energy development and exploration, streamlined permitting processes and offshore revenue sharing with states.“However, some of the budget recommendations should be rejected by Congress,” Luthi said. “One example is expanding offshore inspection

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Ineos to Upgrade Forties Pipeline

and this 1 billion pounds investment underlines our confidence in our business in the UK," Ratcliffe said.The company bought the pipeline from BP in late 2018. Within weeks, it was forced to shut the system for around two months to fix a crack in an onshore section, triggering a spike in British natural gas prices in the depths of winter.Ineos said the upgrades would extend into the 2040s the lifeline of the pipeline system, which it said carries 40 percent of Britain's offshore crude oil and natural gas.Ineos said it would also invest 350 million pounds in a new energy plant at the 200,000-bpd

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Offshore Pipeline Market to Grow 6.5%

6.54%, from 2018 to 2023.Increasing demand for safe, economical, and reliable connectivity expected to drive the overall offshore pipeline market, said a market research report by Reportbuyer."The offshore pipeline market is driven by various factors, such as increasing demand for crude oil & natural gas. However, growing demand for refined products can hinder the growth of the offshore pipeline market," it said.The greater than 24" segment is the fastest growing segment in the offshore pipeline market.The European region is expected to have planned projects for the offshore pipeline

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Partners Designing Autonomous Seismic Nodes

research institute Senai-Cimatec to develop autonomous technology to make the monitoring of Brazil’s deepwater pre-salt oil fields more efficient.The new 4D seismic monitoring system, based on so-called On Demand Ocean Bottom Nodes, is being developed under a National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) promoted program.According to Sonardyne, the goal is to increase the autonomy of ocean bottom nodes and enable them to be deployed and remain on the seafloor for up to five years. During that period, no interventions, such as connections for data extraction or replacement

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New Tech Simulates Methane Hydrate Recovery

enable support for the safe and efficient operation of shallow methane hydrate lifting equipment and gas processing equipment.(Photo: MES-HD)MES-HD said it has acquired various hydrate-related technologies and patents through its many years in the development of technologies for the transportation of natural gas hydrate (NGH) in pellet form. The company also possesses testing facilities for measuring various attributes of multiphase flows (mixtures of solids, liquids and gases) inside lifting pipes, and has conducted experiments on flows containing methane hydrate. Adding to this knowledge and expertise

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Rebuilding Confidence in Reactivated DP Assets

will continue the trend of slow but steady growth within the offshore sector as it lays the foundations for a longer-term resurgence.Buoyed by this optimism and a tangible increase in oil prices, deepwater drilling is making a comeback. With the price of oil relatively steady above $60 a barrel and natural gas projected to provide 45% of power generation by 2040, drilling rigs are coming out of lay-up to meet the market’s demand. As a result of a positive forecast for the future of the industry, vessel operators are beginning to reactivate idle OSVs as the demand for their services climbs in conjunctio

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