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Q4000 well intervention vessel (Credit: Helix Energy Solutions)

Helix Secures Five-Year Decommissioning Contract in Gulf of Mexico

contract with Trident Energy for work offshore Brazil. The contract extension is for an additional 12 months and in direct continuation of the current contract.The second contract the company secured in February 2024 was for a deepwater well intervention work with Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Esso) at Erha and Usan fields, offshore Nigeria.The project is expected to start in September 2024, and will employ the Q4000, a DP3 riser-based semi-submersible well intervention vessel, scheduled to be in Nigeria into 2025.Helix Secures Deepwater Well Intervention Contract in West AfricaHelix

Helix Energy Solutions' Q4000 (Credit: Helix Energy Solutions)

Helix Secures Deepwater Well Intervention Contract in West Africa

U.S.-based oil and gas services firm Helix Energy Solutions has been awarded a deepwater well intervention contract award by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Esso) at Erha and Usan fields, offshore Nigeria.The project is expected to start in September 2024 with the vessel scheduled to be in Nigeria into 2025.The Erha and Usan fields - developed by Esso, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Nigeria - are located approximately 97 kilometers offshore of Nigeria in water depths ranging from 700 to 1,500 meters.Under the contract, Helix will provide the Q4000, a DP3 riser-based semi-submersible well interventi

ROCS operation at the Bonga field (Credit: Optime Subsea)

SNEPCo Wraps Up Remotely Controlled Well Completion Op Offshore Nigeria

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has performed the first remotely controlled well completion operation at Bonga field, offshore Nigeria.The operation was conducted at the Bonga field, in 1,060 meters water depth. The well completion operation was performed using a Remotely Operated Controls System (ROCS) that has been supplied by Norwegian technology company Optime Subsea.Optime Subsea's ROCS eliminates the need for both the umbilical, which traditionally connects the surface to the seabed for controlling the tubing hanger in subsea well completions, and the topside

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Argeo Searcher Set to Sail to Indian Ocean after Shell’s Nigeria Task

22, 2024, Argeo confirmed its current backlog includes close to $53 million (NOK 550 million), with a further sales and revenue potential of additional $19 million (NOK 200) million for Argeo Searcher vessel in the second half of 2024.According to the company, Argeo Searcher completed the Shell job in Nigeria in record time and with high performance.The Shell- SNEPCo contract covered deepwater inspection services in the Bonga field and its subsea assets, including pipelines, infrastructure, and flowline systems, as well as geophysical surveys of nearby areas.The vessel exited Nigeria on January 20, and

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How Floating Solar Panels Could Power Future Population Hotspots

;s oceans experience storms, some regions at the Equator are relatively still and peaceful. So relatively inexpensive engineering structures could suffice to protect offshore floating solar panels.Our high-resolution global heat maps show the Indonesian archipelago and equatorial West Africa near Nigeria have the greatest potential for offshore floating solar arrays.Heatmap for offshore floating solar panels. Red areas are best, followed by yellow, green and dark blue. The grey lines show tropical storm tracks. Author-supplied, using OpenStreetMap base, CC BY-NDSolar power rules by mid-centuryOn

Figure 1: 3D Volumetric Measurement of Anode. Image courtesy Kraken Robotics

Kraken Update Progress on Subsea Laser Scanner Service Activities

of installed subsea structures differ from their existing documentation, especially when servicing aging assets.In 2022, Kraken acquired over 10 terabytes of subsea data for offshore oil and gas and renewable energy customers across several countries including Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Nigeria, Norway, and Poland. Applications included anode volumetric measurements for offshore wind farms, mooring chain inspection for offshore oil and gas infrastructure, and subsea metrology services. In 2022, SeaVision services have delivered over 100 3D models and metrology for offshore wind and oil

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Hyprops Nigeria Opts for Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV

Hyprops Nigeria Limited has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon as the best robotic vehicle resource for increasing its long-term footprint in Nigeria.“Our current customers demand the Falcon as a trusted, easy-to-use resource,” says Hyprops, adding: “The Falcon has proven over the years to be capable and versatile, with a lightweight and portable construction that gives us the ability to perform diverse and difficult-to-access subsea operations.”Incorporated in 1997, Hyprops provides services to the Nigerian offshore oil and gas sector and adding the Falcon as their resource is in

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Intelatus: The long-tenured, New Name in Market Intel & Planning

crew transfer vessel segment for a U.S. financial institutionMiddle East: Analysis of current and future market conditions in the Middle East offshore support vessel sectorFloating Production: A study of the options for installing a floating storage vessel (FSO) on a shallow water gas field offshore Nigeria for a European oil major.Headquartered in New York, Intelatus maintains operations in Washington, Florida, the U.K. and Singapore.Jim McCaul, Managing Partner, has extensive market analysis and strategic planning experience in the maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors, having managed more than

Ezekiel David (30) has joined Subsea Europe Services GmbH as a marine surveyor.

Ezekiel David Joins Subsea Europe Services

specialist’s growth plan, which saw the recent addition of a new Field Operations Manager and a partnership with Aberdeen-headquartered Seatronics.David holds an M Sc. with Distinction in Surveying and Geoinformatics with Specialization in Hydrography and Geodesy from the University of Lagos in Nigeria, will complete his second Masters at Hamburg Hafencity University, in tandem with his position at Subsea Europe Services. Subsea Europe Services aims to simplify hydrographic surveying so that organizations without in-house expertise can easily acquire their own marine data.  “Our

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