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DNV GL's test laboratory in Norway (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL to Test Bolt Fatigue for API

by generating new test data.S-N Fatigue testing is the graphical presentation of the dependence of fatigue life (N) on fatigue strength (S). The testing will take place in a strictly controlled environment within DNV GL’s global laboratory network involving its sites in Columbus, Ohio and Norway, which provide extensive corrosion expertise and the ability to test up to capacities of 7,500 kN. These laboratories have key subject matter experts in the areas of fatigue of subsea equipment, bolting connections, cathodic protection and instrumented tests. The tests will be highly instrumented

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ROVs and Surveying Harbor Pollution

Norway’s Agder Dykk, is extending its scope of operations in the region with a new Saab Seaeye Falcon.An early task for Agder Dykk’s Falcon is a survey of Norway’s harbors to provide data for the authorities on the status of sediment built up over decades of environmentally polluting activities.In addition to this task, Agder Dykk will extend itsFalcon’s role across a wide scope of operations in the region to include multibeam survey, construction work support and inspection of cables, pipes and moorings, together with inspection of infrastructure for the Norwegian authorities.

Vigdis subsea installation (Photo: Andre´ Osmundsen / Equinor)

Vigdis Gets a Boost

Norway's Equinor said it has decided with its partners to invest some NOK 1.4 billion ($164.7 million) in a boosting station for the long-producing Vigdis field in the Norwegian North Sea.The new boosting station, expected to come online in the first quarter of 2021, is expected to raise production by almost 11 million barrels at the subsea field Vigdis, which has been producing oil through the Snorre field for more than 20 years.“This is an improved oil recovery project which includes a multiphase boosting station that will increase production from existing wells. This adds new oil barrels

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Nexans Wins $113m Subsea Contract

to connect the three power grids of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao into one unified national grid, Nexans will leverage on its global manufacturing footprint.The 350 kV submarine MI cable will be manufactured in Nexans' Nippon High Voltage Cable Corporation plant in Futtsu, Japan as well as in Nexans Norway plant in Halden. The installation and protection works at water depths up to 650 m will be performed by Nexans' own specialised cable laying vessel C/S Nexans Skagerrak."Nexans is delighted to once again be trusted by National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), building on a number

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Aker Solutions, Siemens Join Forces To Strengthen Digital Offerings

Norway's Aker Solutions has forged an alliance with the German technology giant Siemens to further develop digital offerings in engineering, operations and services.The global engineering company based in Oslo said that the collaboration focuses on the creation of software applications and joint service offerings including the development of industrial digital twins that will drive efficiency throughout the entire plant lifecycle.In addition, the companies will further develop specific offerings for the oil and gas sector based on Siemens' Comos engineering platform. These solutions will help

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Nexans Wins Contract in the Philippines

local energy resources.To optimize the delivery of the submarine cabling system for the MVIP, Nexans will leverage on its global manufacturing footprint. The 350 kV submarine MI cable will be manufactured in Nexans’ Nippon High Voltage Cable Corporation plant in Futtsu, Japan as well as in Nexans Norway plant in Halden.The installation and protection works at water depths up to 650 meters will be performed by Nexans’ own specialized cable laying vessel C/S Nexans Skagerrak

Knut Eriksen (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Eriksen Joins Kreuz Subsea Board

International and NATCO Group, focusing on operations and business development. Additionally, he has held the position of VP – worldwide deepwater development at Unocal Corporation.Eriksen has managed operations and delivered organizational transformation strategies in Indonesia, Brazil, Japan, UK, Norway and North America. He has also been instrumental in driving core values, HSE initiatives and establishing joint ventures for global businesses.Marcus Thompson, chair of the Kreuz Subsea board, said, “The board and management team looks forward to Mr. Eriksen’s contributions based on his

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Poland and Denmark to Build Baltic Gas Pipeline

Poland's gas grid operator Gaz-System and its Danish counterpart have given the final go-ahead to invest in building a gas pipeline linking Poland with Norway's deposits via the Baltic Sea and Denmark, Gaz-System said on Friday.The 900-kilometres (560-mile) pipeline, known as the Baltic Pipe, is a Polish project designed to reduce its reliance on Russian gas. The Baltic Pipe is expected to be ready in 2022 when Poland's long-term deal with Russia's Gazprom expires.(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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Nexans Wins Hornsea 2 Contract

1.4 GW Hornsea 2 is the sister project to Hornsea 1. Ørsted is now constructing the project, with completion set for 2022. Once Hornsea 2 begins operating, it will provide enough electricity to power more than 1.3 million homes. The cables for Hornsea 2 project will be manufactured at Nexans Norway site in Halden.The project will be equipped with Nexans three-core HVAC submarine cables in order to bring the electricity produced by the wind farm onshore. These 245 kV XLPE cables will be part of the near shore section of the export circuits linking the wind farm’s reactive power substation

Ole Jacob Sandal (Photo: Ridge)

Ridge Hires Sandal as Subsurface Manager

and geology from University of Bergen, and a large national and international network within oil and gas business, research and finance.In connection with this appointment, Ridge enters into a co-operation agreement with HRH Geology.“In recent years, I have focused on establishing HRH Geology AS in Norway,” Sandal said. “HRH is a world-leading niche company in geo operations. Therefore, it makes sense that HRH and Ridge enter into a close partnership where we will front a total service range within subsurface to the operators.“Ridge already has a good market share within subsurface

From left: Jan Vegard Hestnes Operations Director IKM, Ben Pollard Managing Director IKM, Geir Sjøberg CEO AKOFS & Hans Fjellanger BD Director IKM  (Photo: IKM)

IKM Wins ROV Contract from AKOFS

mobilization of two Merlin UCVs (ultra-compact vehicles) on board the well intervention vessel AKOFS Seafarer. IKM will also supply ROV services with personnel and onshore support for the duration of the contract. The ROVs will be built by IKM Subsea’s sister company, IKM Technology, in Bryne, Norway, where both companies are headquartered.Delivery and mobilization of the ROVs is scheduled to take place be mid-2019

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Denmark-Netherlands Subsea Power Cable Reaches Dutch Coast

the third quarter of 2019."This is an important step towards the integration of electricity networks in western Europe," said Jeroen Brouwers, spokesman for Dutch grid operator TenneT."We will now have the first link between the Netherlands and Denmark, adding to existing connections with Norway and Britain."TenneT and Danish counterpart Energinet.dk have invested 621 million euros ($705 million) in the project, supported by a 86 million euro subsidy from the European Commission as part of efforts to build a European electricity network.The link will run from Endrup in Denmark to Eemshaven

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Aquaterra Bags More Johan Sverdrup Work

project management, analysis and bespoke and standardized products, to streamline the supply chain and reduce challenges associated with well initiation. According to Aquaterra, this minimizes the risk of delays and offers operators multimillion-dollar savings in rig time and resources.Christian Berven, Norway Business Development Director at Aquaterra Energy, said, “After successfully completing the first stage of the project, we can use our learnings and technical expertise to optimize the new wells. Equinor has already reduced the total estimated investment by 6 billion NOK since February of this

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NKT to Supply Cables for Johan Sverdrup 2

Denmark-based cable supplier NKT said it has received a letter of award from Norway's Equinor to supply and install a cable system of 200 kilometers of 80 kV high-voltage DC offshore power cables for the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup oil field development project in the Norwegian North Sea.The award is conditional upon finalization of the formal contract which is likely to take place within a few weeks, NKT said. The contract value is expected to be approximately EUR 110 million, corresponding to roughly EUR 82 million in standard metal prices.The cable system comprises two 200 km of cables

Claxton to support MOL Norge’s first well programme on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

to be drilled from the Rowan Viking jackup rig.The well program is scheduled to start in April 2019 and estimated to last 255 days.For Claxton, the award comes in addition to its support for MOL Norge’s Oppdal–Driva exploration well, which is due to start at the end of October.Vegard Dale, Norway regional manager, Claxton, said the company has been working collaboratively with Ross Offshore Well Management AS through a framework agreement since 2014 and will continue to embark on similar initiatives in the future

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Nexans Wins Cable Contract for Northwester 2 Wind Farm

wind farm to the Elia-owned Offshore Switch Yard (OSY) platform connected to Modular Offshore Grid (MOG). The three-core HVAC cable, rated at 220 kV, with state-of-the-art XLPE insulation will be supplied by Nexans in one length. Cable testing and termination works will then be carried out by the Nexans Norway team.The submarine cable will be manufactured in early 2019 in the Nexans Norway facility in Halden, Norway, while the associated accessories will be delivered by Nexans Switzerland plant located in Cortailod, Switzerland.The Northwester 2 wind farm is expected to make a significant contribution

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Seismic From Below

record long offset refraction data for improved velocity mapping west of the Shetland Isles. One of the first commercial reflection OBS survey was undertaken in 2003/4 by Seabird Exploration for Pemex over the Canterel/Sihil field offshore Mexico. The node technology used for this survey was developed in Norway, following ground breaking research undertaken by Statoil (recently renamed Equinor) with their SUMIC (SUbsea seisMIC) ocean bottom four component cable system.“For many years the superior quality of OBS data over towed streamer data, even wide azimuth streamer data, has been widely accepted

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