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Saipem Wins Subsea Contract in Guyana

, innovation and cost efficiency are key to consolidate our position as one of the leading companies in the offshore subsea”.Furthermore, Saipem has been awarded certain variation orders for additional works linked to ongoing offshore E&C projects in Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and in the North Sea.The overall value of the above-mentioned contracts, together with the contract in Guyana, is worth approximately $880 million

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i-Tech 7 Performs UWILD for Borr Drilling

Subsea 7’s life of field business unit i-Tech 7 reports it has completed an underwater inspection in lieu of dry-docking (UWILD) project for Borr Drilling in the North Sea.Borr Drilling required a hull inspection for its Paragon MSS-1 mid-water semi-submersible, to meet ABS intermediate survey certification requirements. In place of conventional methods using divers, i-Tech 7 presented a solution using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to reduce cost, risk, and allow drilling operations to continue without interruption.i-Tech 7 mobilized an observation class ROV and supporting UWILD

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Aker Solutions Eyes Low Carbon Tech

. Aker Solutions is involved in offshore wind farm developments in the US and South Korea.It also provides technology to capture carbon emissions from offshore and onshore industry. It delivered the Sleipner storage solution in 1996 and is involved in the Northern Lights CO2 storage project in the North Sea."Growth in segments such as renewables and CCUS increases the addressable market for Aker Solutions," Araujo said. "Our ambition is to become the recognized leader in low carbon offerings and sustainable solutions."Other low carbon technologies such as solutions such as subsea

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OneSubsea, Subsea 7 Win Ormen Lange Contracts

of OneSubsea and Subsea 7 into a seamless integrated offering, resulting in the delivery of optimized solutions, with reduced execution and interface risk. This compression tieback project builds on the Subsea Integration Alliance integrated boosting tieback packages supplied to Taqa Otter in the North Sea and Murphy Dalmatian in the Gulf of Mexico.&rdquo

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Baker Hughes Wins Subsea Deal from Apache

Baker Hughes announced today that Apache Corporation’s North Sea subsidiaries have awarded, through a multi-year frame agreement, a suite of subsea equipment and services including six trees, wellheads and an associated service package. This award further builds on the existing collaboration between both companies and supports new exploration and existing well activity in the North Sea.In line with the Subsea Connect strategy, Baker Hughes will provide Apache with subsea solutions based on existing, proven technologies and standardization – a strategy designed to save both time and money

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Mooring Change-out for the Alba FSU

Services firm InterMoor said it said it swapped out 12 mooring lines on the Chevron-operated Alba floating storage unit (FSU) currently moored in 140 meters water depth in the UK North Sea.The scope of the project included engineering, procurement, delivery, vessel supply, and installation of over 3,135 metric tons of mooring equipment including spiral strand wire ropes, chain and connecting links.Utilizing the Island Offshore anchore handling tug supply ship (AHTS) Island Valiant as the primary installation vessel, and the Swire Pacific AHTS Pacific Duchess as the heading control vessel, InterMoor

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Seacat Kicks Off 3-vessel Charter with Equinor

Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services said it has commenced a long-term contract with Equinor, which will see three OESVs support the ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) of the 88-turbine Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in the UK North Sea.Throughout the contract, two of Seacat Services’ 21-meter vessels – Seacat Endeavour and Seacat Reliance – will operate on site all year round, and between March and October they will be joined on site by a larger 24-meter catamaran.Seacat Services’ vessels and crews will provide specialist logistical

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Industry Shares North Sea Data with Scientists

The offshore industries and researchers are sharing industry-acquired ecological data as part of a program increase understanding of the influence of manmade structures on the ecosystem of the North Sea.The INSITE Program has attracted recognition and support from industry, government through BEIS and DEFRA, and the scientific community through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Now in its fifth year, following the completion of a Foundation Phase of research, the Program has moved into a second phase.  A key outcome from the Foundation Phase was that new data is needed to maximize

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Shell Awards Pierce Scope to Subsea 7

Services company Subsea 7 said it has secured a contract from Shell for the Pierce depressurisation project in the UK North Sea, located approximately 160 miles offshore, east of Aberdeen.Shell announced it has taken financial investment decision (FID) for the project on Thursday.Subsea 7 said its contract is worth between $50 million and $150 million and includes engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and installation (EPCI and T&I) of a 30 kilometer gas export pipeline, a gas export riser and associated subsea infrastructure, for tie-ins at the Haewene Brim floating production

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ORCA Hub Readies Drones for Offshore Energy

type, Professor David Lane CBE, from Heriot-Watt University and director of the ORCA Hub, said: “The international offshore energy industry faces many challenges, including near-permanent low oil prices and expensive decommissioning commitments from historic infrastructure, particularly in the North Sea. The ORCA Hub is providing game-changing, remote solutions that can be easily integrated into existing and future assets and sensors for both the renewables sector and traditional industries like oil and gas extraction. These demonstrations are an opportunity to further test and adapt ORCA Hub

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