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PSW Spoolbase, the image has been cropped. Source: PSW Group

PSW Takes Over EMAS Spoolbase In Norway

;y said: “With the spoolbase we are now doubling our area of operation and are aiming for the international market. We are already in dialogue with global companies who are investigating the possibility of using PSW Spoolbase versus new establishments in other regions”.Apart from the offshore oil and gas industry, PSW Group also plans to further develop the facilities to handle spooling and logistics for offshore power cables that are necessary for offshore wind projects, as the company is currently working on several prospects together with companies outside of Norway

Illustration: A Subsea 7 vessel - Image by SV1XV, Ipernity - Shared under CC BY 3.0 license

Subsea 7 Wins 'Very Large' Sangomar Contract

with Schlumberger's One Subsea through their Subsea Integration alliance following Woodside's announcement on Friday that its field development plan for the Sangomar field has been approved.The Sangomar field (formerly the SNE field), containing both oil and gas, will be Senegal’s first offshore oil development. It is a deep-water oil field discovery located offshore 100 kilometers (km) south of Dakar. First oil production is targeted in early 2023.The project work scope for Subsea Integration Alliance covers the engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and installation of the

Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project will use floating wind turbines to provide power to the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas production facilities.  (Image: Equinor)

Offshore Energy Outlook for 2020

;s 12MW Haliade-X turbine) and innovative floating foundations that are deployable in greater water depths where fixed turbines cannot be installed. And IEA believes the potential for growth is even larger with increased policy-maker support.Italian services firm Saipem is among companies applying its offshore oil and gas expertise for renewables projects. (Photo: Saipem)Changing of the guardWhile the prospects for renewables are bright, oil and gas still has a major role to play, both at present and into the future. Most analysts agree that demand for hydrocarbons will continue to grow over the next decade

Seafloor map showing pockmark and micro-depressions in the seafloor off Big Sur. Image: © 2019 MBARI

Researchers Find Mysterious Seafloor Holes

. Image: © 2019 MBARISeafloor pockmarks have been found elsewhere around the world, and have been associated with releases of methane gas or other fluids from the seafloor. Such methane releases could potentially cause the seafloor to be unstable, which could pose risks for structures such as offshore oil platforms or wind turbines.  However MBARI researchers found no evidence of methane in the sediment or seawater in this region. In fact, sonar data showing layers of seafloor sediments suggest that these pockmarks have been inactive for the last 50,000 years.In contrast to the pockmarks,

(Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 to Install Risers at Lingshui 17-2

Services firm Subsea 7 said it has been awarded a contract to install risers for CNOOC’s Lingshui 17-2 gas field development project in the South China Sea.The contract from Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC) — worth between $50 million and $150 million — will see Subsea 7 transport and install five steel catenary risers with diameters ranging from 10” to 18”.Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with offshore operations taking place in the first half of 2021, the company said.The Lingshui

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment

#Oi2020 History

Oceanology International Middle East 2020, a biannual event in Abu Dhabi this coming September. The new Abu Dhabi event – designed to bring together businesses, academics, and governments – will feature an exhibition, conference, and demonstration zones that cover the following sectors: Offshore Oil & Gas, Marine Science, Offshore Construction, Ports and Shipping, Academia, Marine Renewables and Environment protection, Government, Fisheries and Aqua culture, Coastal Engineering and Protection, Maritime Security. “The need to save our oceans has never been more critical. Given this

Solwara 1 project seabed mining tools. Courtesy Nautilus Minerals.

Will 2020 be the year for Subsea Mining?

Anyone who has been around the Offshore Oil and Gas or the Marine industries for long has heard of plans for mining various minerals located on or just below the seafloor. In fact, when Howard Hughes built the Glomar Explorer in 1972, the cover story for its true mission – recovering a Soviet submarine - was that the rig would be used to mine manganese nodules from the deep ocean floor.  This cover story was so effective that it had the unintended consequence of stirring great interest in ocean mining among offshore companies and the general public.In the years since, there has been a great

Photo Credit: NOAA

#Oi2020 History

;Rules for the Construction and Classification of Mobile Offshore Units.” One year later, the American Bureau of Shipping updates its “Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Drilling Units, which was first published in 1967. According to a staff working paper by NOAA, titled The History of Offshore Oil and Gas in the United States,  “These rules were then incorporated into the Coast Guard’s regulatory requirements for mobile offshore drilling units (the Coast Guard had jurisdiction over vessels in transit) and the OCS Order No. 2 pertaining to ‘Drilling from Fixed Platforms

Photo: Unique Group

Unique Group Wins COOEC Contract

Unique Group has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by China Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd (COOEC).The contract was signed at the 2nd CNOOC Global Procurement signing ceremony held on November 7th, as a part of CIIE 2019 in Shanghai, China.Under this contract, Unique Group will design, manufacture and deliver a classed saturation diving system to be integrated on COOEC’s vessel, including technical support during and post installation.  All equipment will comply with DNV and International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines. Additionally, the turnkey package will

Skandi Hercules. Image: DOF Subsea AS

DOF Subsea Bags APAC Contracts

into the first quarter of 2020.  The contracts, for undisclosed clients in New Zealand and South East Asia, will see Skandi Hercules commence operations in December 2019 for a major operator, said the company which provides integrated project managed and engineered subsea solutions to the global offshore oil and gas industry.Additionally, Skandi Singapore will commence construction operations in early January 2020 in South East Asia.In a statement Mons Aase, CEO DOF Subsea, said, "These are important awards for us securing good utilization for our vessel and resources in the Asia Pacific Region

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