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Hal Goldie (Photo: Enpro Subsea)

Goldie Appointed to Enpro Subsea Board

solutions to support operators across the life of field from development phase through to decommissioning. Their FAM system was most recently deployed by LLOG Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico on the Crown and Anchor field.Goldie, who is based in Houston, has a career that spans almost 50 years in the oil and gas industry. Having started as an engineering apprentice at Cameron in Scotland in 1969, he rose through the ranks within various divisions in Norway, Middle East, UK and USA holding senior management and executive positions including president, Cameron Subsea Systems

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Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines to Power N.Sea Oilfields

.The project at the Gullfaks and Snorre oilfields would cost around 5 billion Norwegian crowns ($592 million) and could reduce Norway's emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 200,000 tonnes per year, Equinor said."This could be the first time an offshore wind farm is directly connected to oil and gas platforms," state-controlled Equinor said in a statement. The two fields currently are powered by generators running on natural gas at the platforms.Norway's greenhouse gas emissions have remained high despite pledges for deep cuts under international accords such as the Paris climate

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Huisman Building Drilling System for CMHI

This week, China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMHI) awarded Huisman a contract for the engineering and fabrication of a drilling system which will be integrated and installed on the moored drilling semi-submersible constructed at CMHI Haimen.This drilling system will be used for oil and gas drilling activities in shallow to medium water depths all around Asia, particularly the South China Sea.The contract is a result of a constructive cooperation between CMHI and Huisman during the semi’s concept design. The drilling system comprises an 1800kips static rated load Dual Multi Purpose Drilling Tower

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Subsea’s Future is Blowin’ in the Wind

blades of an 8MW MHI Vestas V164 turbine at Burbo Bank Extension, 7km off the coast of Liverpool Bay in the Irish Sea, through a partnership between U.S. based SkySpecs and offshore wind farm developer and operator Ørsted.Denmark based Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) has roots in the oil and gas industry that go back to the early 1970s. Today, the company is completely focused on clean renewable energy and is the world’s largest offshore wind farm company, with projects in operation or under development in Denmark, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, the U.S. and Taiwan. Needless

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Equinor to Boost Drilling to Extend Norwegian Shelf Life

to 3,000 wells offshore from its native Norway in coming decades - almost as many as it has drilled since its startup in 1972 - to mitigate declining output from older fields, and extend the production lifetime of more than 20 installations.The company said it remained on track for to keep profitable oil and gas production in Norway towards 2030, but needed new measures to tackle a decline after that, including a deliberate push to find more natural gas."We aim to achieve an average recovery rate of 60 and 85 per cent respectively at our oil and gas fields. This is almost twice the average global

High-resolution bathymetric map of the Carson Basin, a frontier region offshore Newfoundland. Fugro acquired the data which will help E&P companies to evaluate lease options for Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019 licensing round. (Image: Fugro)

Fugro Goes Seep Hunting off Eastern Canada

the successful licensing of Fugro’s nearby Orphan Basin dataset from the 2017 program, Steve Carter, Fugro’s Multiclient Data Licensing Manager, also cited oil finds in the area and expressions of interest by several companies in this year’s program as indicators that the oil and gas industry is rebounding: “International E&P companies are eager to be at the forefront of exciting frontier areas like offshore eastern Canada and Fugro’s success in analyzing and interpreting hydrocarbon potential in such areas enables us to lower costs and risks and reduce exploration

Andrew Jaffrey, Chief Technology Officer; Neil Gordon, Chief Executive; Elliot Kinch, Business Development Director. (Photo: Sentinel Subsea)

Revolutionizing Decom Environmental Monitoring

environmental stewardship to all stakeholders and that is where Sentinel Subsea aims to help.“In providing an alert to well barrier failure, our solution provides the confidence for industry to adopt innovative decommissioning techniques that have the potential to make a huge contribution to the Oil and Gas Authority’s 35 percent cost reduction target. The early-detection offered by our technology also has the potential to significantly lower clear-up costs.”Sentinel Subsea was born out of the city’s Grey Matters Program, developed by Scottish Enterprise and delivered in partnership

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Reviewing Sapinhoá-Lula NE BSR System

and have to be drilled through another 2,000 or so meters of salt. Although exploration challenges have been daunting, production challenges are no less formidable. With a number of production and injection wells placed over the large reservoirs, the difficulty of reliably and safely bringing the oil and gas to production FPSOs have been compounded by the extreme water depths involved.In 2011 Subsea 7 was awarded a milestone subsea umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract by national operator Petrobras for four decoupled riser systems to be installed in the Sapinhoá-Lula NE fields located

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James Fisher Bolsters Middle East Capabilities

James Fisher and Sons plc (James Fisher) is bolstering its offering in the Middle East (ME) with the addition of further subsea-focused capabilities to strengthen its position and enable it to support the fast-growing oil and gas market.The deployment of a significant range of additional capabilities, including dedicated specialist equipment to support offshore construction, IRM and decommissioning services, will enable customers to benefit from a fast, local response. This combined regional capability will provide total subsea engineering solutions that draw upon James Fisher’s established

Alan Milne, Managing Director, Water Weights; with Graham Brading, Group Director - Buoyancy & Ballast at Unique Group (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Acquires Water Weights

Group which has a strong global presence in all of our markets and is well placed to continue supporting our clients.”Sahil Gandhi, COO at Unique Group, commented, “Unique Group has experienced a period of sustained growth and investment recently, despite the global challenges faced by the oil and gas sector and its related supply chain. The group continues to build a strong market presence globally, with Water Weights further enhancing our ability to service clients with integrated solutions from our multisite divisions and nine regional offices.”Unique Group produces its flexible buoyancy

Nadir Rahmatullah (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Names Rahmatullah Middle East Director

services group Acteon, has appointed Nadir Rahmatullah as the commercial and strategy director of its Middle East and Caspian operations.Rahmatullah was most recently managing director of UTEC StarNet, a specialist division of UTEC providing survey, inspection and data management services to the oil and gas, telecommunication, renewables, civil engineering and nuclear sectors. He joined UTEC's parent company, Acteon Group, under its Pacer Program, which is designed to attract high-achieving, driven individuals. The program gave Rahmatullah the opportunity to work at a high level within the group

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Aker Bets on Software Engineers for Its Oil Business

to do this mapping, the more advanced, the more automatic, that mapping will be."While Cognite is not alone in developing systems that can link masses of data historically kept in different systems, Alfonso Velosa at tech advisory firm Gartner https://www.gartner.com/en reckons when it comes to oil and gas, Aker is out in front for now."Those systems tended to be stuck in proprietary legacy systems and this is now an approach that is trying to marry (them) together," he said."This is a trend that's coming down and they're just ahead of the trend at the moment in the oil sector

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MMT Inks 10 New Contracts over 2 Months

Swedish based marine surveyor MMT has during the past two months received 10 new subsea survey and inspection projects within the offshore wind, renewable energy and oil and gas industries.MMT said the contracts, some of which are in joint collaboration with MMT’s Norwegian partner Reach Subsea, come from a wide portfolio of old and new clients, including Siccar Point Energy, Equinor, Perenco, SSE, Örsted, Vattenfall, GreenLink Interconnector, National Grid, Wintershall and BP Trinidad.Services range from traditional geophysical surveys to unexploded ordinance (UXO) inspection and excavation

The SAT-14 diving system (Photo: Hydra)

Hydra Preparing for Offshore Upturn

Offshore and subsea construction company Hydra said it has entered into the saturation diving market in anticipation of an offshore oil and gas sector rebound.Trevor Davis, president and CEO of the Texas-based company, said Hydra has converted its flagship vessel Subsea Responder and acquired a modular 200msw/12-man saturation diving system to prepare for new projects as the oil and gas industry experiences an upturn.“The oil and gas industry is showing signs of a bounce back [after] reaching a five-year low,” Davis said. “During that time, not all companies servicing the industry

John Warrender, Chief Executive, Decom North Sea and Bill Cattanach, Head of Supply Chain at the OGA. (Photo: Decom North Sea)

Forum Tackles Decom Challenges

At its inaugural Collaboration and Innovation in Decommissioning event earlier this month, Decom North Sea brought together more than 110 delegates – from operator and supply chain companies – to focus upon finding solutions to current and future decommissioning challenges.Working with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), Decom North Sea constructed a highly interactive day comprising presentations, open forum sessions, networking and one-to-one sessions to maximize delegate engagement resulting in the generation of over 120 potential solutions.Setting the scene, the Oil & Gas Technology Center

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New ROV Tools for Deep Sea Mining Monitoring

.The ROV tools are designed for ease of mounting and systems can be daisy-chained together to create a sampling network that is ideal for rapid assessment work.All ROV tools are rated to 6,000m and have a wide range of potential applications including monitoring deep sea mineral retrieval and oil and gas operations, scientific exploration and environmental impact assessments

Øivind Røegh (Photo: iSURVEY)

iSURVEY Completes Industry First Project for Norske Shell

iSURVEY, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, has completed a pioneering project for A/S Norske Shell.  The project, which took place last month as part of the operator’s Scarabeo 8 drilling campaign, utilized iSURVEY’s survey support remotely from its Oslo headquarter. This marks the first time remote positioning has been applied for a regular DP drill rig move operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The survey equipment was initially mobilized on board, and then operated from the iSURVEY

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