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Photo: Johan Castberg Anchor System Installation Underway

chartered for the job. This is one of the most comprehensive anchoring projects globally in 2020; preparing for the arrival of a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) which will be processing and storing oil from the 30 wells on the seabed when the production starts in 2022," Ocean Installer said Wednesday.Client Ocean Installer and end customer Equinor cooperate closely with Island Offshore on this project, the vessel owner says."Weight and logistics in this project have called for good preparations, and we have spent much time planning together with client and customer. Each

Ashtead -DMS installed on a Subsea Template as seen from ROV camera. Photo: Ashtead

Challenges of Underwater Structure Monitoring for Offshore Operations

have come forward over the last few years, CCS appears to be one of few effective, large-scale options at the time of writing.Photo: AshteadDMS for offshore operations and communicationsIn September last year, Ashtead Technology completed a two-part subsea installation monitoring project for client Ocean Installer AS in the Northern Norwegian Sea. The company supplied its DMS to monitor the installation of 15 Integrated Template Structures (ITS) in total, located in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields.Combining powerful software with modular technology, the DMS was deployed alongside supporting

Kevin Murphy, Deputy CEO. Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Appoints New CEO

Ocean Installer has announced the appointment of Odd Strømsnes as the company’s new CEO as company enters new growth phase and addresses offshore wind market.The Norwegian subsea contractor said in a press note that the interim CEO Kevin Murphy will continue as Deputy CEO.Strømsnes was most recently managing director at TIOS, a TechnipFMC and Island Offshore joint venture, and has more than 25 years of experience from the global subsea industry holding various senior executive and board roles. He was managing director for Technip Norge from 2010 to 2016."Odd will also be

NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been operating around the world. Photo from NotiloPlus.

Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'

and Hydromea, you enable an environment where having inexpensive modems or tools or sensor-systems - allows you to scale up.”The firm has been on the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s TechX accelerator program and has seen its optical communication technology used by Rever Offshore, Ocean Installer and i-Tech 7 for tasks like transmitting roll/pitch/yaw data from gyro boxes to observing ROVs during subsea construction projects to give on-deck crane operators, for example, faster information about what’s happening subsea.Hydromea’s LUMA modem. (Photo: Hydromea)A LUMA modem was

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NOV Wins Balder Pipe Work

Oilfield services firm NOV said it will provide more than 90 kilometers of flexible pipe systems for the Balder field in the Norwegian North Sea.NOV Flexibles, part of Subsea Production Systems within NOV's Completion & Production Solutions segment, and Ocean Installer have signed a contract for the supply of flexible pipes and ancillaries for the redevelopment of the Vår Energi AS-operated Balder field on the Norwegian continental shelf.The contract covers more than 90 kilometers of flexible pipe systems, including 10 dynamic risers, five midwater arches, and other riser accessories.

Ashtead Technology’s Deflection Monitoring System being installed for a project with Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields. (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Supports Subsea Template Installs

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology said it has completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields in the Northern Norwegian Sea.The contract saw Ashtead Technology provide its integrated Deflection Monitoring System (DMS) services and equipment to support the installation of eight Integrated Template Structures (ITS).During operations, the dual independent DMS systems monitored, calculated, displayed and logged structure deflection, heading, pitch, roll, depth and suction can differential pressures

The LNG plant at Melkøya. (Photo Ole Jørgen Bratland Statoil)

Statoil Awards Askeladd Development Contracts

Statoil is awarding a contract for pipelaying to Subsea 7 and for marine operations to Ocean Installer in the Askeladd field development.  "The Askeladd project is being developed in a period of several key milestones for Statoil in North Norway. The Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea will come on stream at the end of the year. The Johan Castberg development began in earnest after it was recently sanctioned. In addition, Statoil’s drilling campaign in the Barents Sea is being pursued this year," says Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vice president for project

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Ocean Installer Gets Two SURF Contracts From Statoil

 Norway's Ocean Installer has secured two subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) contracts with Statoil for work on several fields offshore Norway.   The subsea company has secured two contracts, comprising work from 2018 through 2020 on the Snorre, Troll, Njord, Åsgard, Bauge, Fenja and Dvalin fields, said a press statement.   The first contract is for Subsea Lines Modification (SLM) work, with offshore activities containing complex riser change-out operations, set to commence in Q2 of 2018.   "We continue to build on the excellent working relationship we

Oseberg field centre in the North Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen)

Statoil Awards NOK 1.6 Billion Contracts

will provide 110 million barrels of oil equivalent and will be profitable even in a low oil price scenario. Technip Norway A/S has been awarded contracts for pipe laying at Johan Sverdrup and Oseberg Vestflanken 2.  The combined contract value is approximately NOK 400 million. Ocean Installer has been awarded contracts for marine construction and installation at Oseberg Vestflanken 2, Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krog. The combined contract value is approximately NOK 200 million. Hereema Fabrication Group has been awarded the contract for engineering, procurement and construction

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