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The cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria at the Johan Sverdrup converter station at Haugsneset near Kårstø.(Photo: Øyvind Gravås - Woldcam / Statoil)

Efficient Cable Installation Slashes Emissions at Johan Sverdrup

The laying of the cable supplying Johan Sverdrup with power from shore started last week. This helps make the North Sea giant one of the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions worldwide.On Wednesday last week the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria began laying the cables that will supply the Johan Sverdrup field with power from shore.The starting point was the Johan Sverdrup converter station at Haugsneset near Kårstø, and by the end of May the vessel will have laid nearly 200 kilometers of power cables out to the field in the North Sea.Bundled with the power cables, a fiber-optic

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Equinor to Boost Drilling to Extend Norwegian Shelf Life

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 oil recovery rate of 35 per cent," Arne Sygve Nylund, Equinor's head of development and production in Norway, said.Equinor's current recovery rate for oil stands at 50 percent. The company did not provide a recovery rate for gas.Nylund didn&rsquo

Seabed Geosolutions Wins GoM Extensions

Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG, has secured an extension to a recently awarded 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic monitoring surveys over multiple oil and gas fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Seabed Geosolutions has recently started as planned with the original workscope, and the additional surveys will increase the total duration to around five months. The extension secures backlog continuity for the CASE Abyss ocean bottom node crew and the Hugin Explorer vessel.Seabed Geosolutions supports the optimal development and production of oil and gas fields by providing high

The Saab Seaeye Cougar XT is the only system with the power to operate the SubC anode replacement tool, and also operate in strong shallow water currents. (Image courtesy of SubC Partner)

Cougar ROV Helps Cut Costs of Anode Repairs

for any size and shape of sacrificial anode, whether surface mounted or welded, and offers a very fast anode exchange procedure that avoids diver intervention and can be undertaken in extreme weather conditions.The system comes as a skid, and is a resource targeted at offshore wind installations, oil and gas fields and a range of maritime facilities. This includes anode repair at monopiles, jackets, ships and semi-submersibles.After considering all vehicles on the market as a development platform for their new concept, the Saab Seaeye Cougar XT was considered the best choice, says SubC’s sales manager

Seabed Geosolutions Mobilzes for OBN Survey in West Africa

Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a 4D baseline ocean bottom node project in West Africa, with a duration of six-weeks.   The crew is currently in the mobilization phase of the project, which will support the optimization of the recovery rate during the development and production phases of oil and gas fields, by providing high quality data on hydrocarbon prospects, reservoir characteristics and potential geohazards. The project positions the company well to respond to other potential projects in the region.

Partnering for a Wellsite solution Photo Fugro

Seabed Geosolutions mobilizes for West African OBN survey

Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a 4D baseline ocean bottom node project in West Africa, with a duration of six-weeks. The crew is currently in the mobilisation phase of the project, which will support the optimisation of the recovery rate during the development and production phases of oil and gas fields, by providing high quality data on hydrocarbon prospects, reservoir characteristics and potential geohazards. The project positions the company well to respond to other potential projects in the region.  

Forum’s ROV simulator provides two subsea missions for visitors to California Science Center. (Photo: Forum)

Forum ROV Simulator is a Hit at CA Science Center

and identifying species.   Andy McAra, product director, Visualsoft and VMAX at Forum, said: “The VMAX team were very excited to be awarded this contract by the California Science Center.  We are much more used to developing scenarios with man-made structures found in offshore oil and gas fields whereas this project involved interaction with natural obstacles and wildlife. One of the big challenges was striking a balance between making the system operable by inexperienced users whilst providing those users with a realistic experience. This is certainly one of the most enjoyable simulator

Total to Explore Senegal's Deepwater Potential

two parties also agreed to cooperate on exploration in "ultra-deep" offshore waters, with the potential for Total to become an operator there too.   The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.   Senegal is on the verge of an oil and gas boom, as newly discovered oil and gas fields are expected to begin production within the next decade. Companies including British-based Cairn Energy and Dallas-based Kosmos Energy have reported a string of successful finds that could transform Senegal's agricultural economy.   "These agreements are part of the group's strategy

Project to Standardize Subsea Processing Progressing

efficient to be considered attractive. At the same time, subsea processing will be an enabler for increased oil recovery. Through collaboration with the big players in the subsea industry, this JIP drives subsea processing towards being a competitive and viable solution for a wide range of future oil and gas fields.”   Phase 2 will be completed in 18 months

Xodus Group CEO, Wim van der Zande

Xodus wins Subsurface Contract with Cairn Oil and Gas in India

offices in London and The Hague with regular visits to Cairn Oil and Gas’ offices near New Delhi for workshops.   Cairn Oil and Gas operates over a quarter of India's domestic crude oil production. The Mangala, Bhagyam and Aishwariya (MBA) are the three largest finds in Rajasthan. The oil and gas fields in the Rajasthan Block constitute Cairn's key assets in India. The Mangala field - considered to be the largest onshore hydrocarbon find in India in the last two decades - was discovered in January 2004. This was followed by the discovery of the Aishwariya and Bhagyam fields.   Through

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Kawasaki Tests Prototype AUV in UK Waters

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced it has completed verification testing of its autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in U.K. waters.   With a focus on the growing demand for pipeline maintenance in the offshore oil and gas fields, Kawasaki said it has been developing AUVs utilizing sophisticated underwater vehicle technologies fostered in-house over the years, with support from a subsidization project by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).   The AUV verification test was carried out from November 6 to 20, 2017 at The Underwater Centre, a marine

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Aker Solutions Secures Subsea Services Work for Statoil

Aker Solutions said it has secured a framework agreement to provide subsea services for Statoil-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway. The contract has a fixed period of five years, starting in the first quarter of 2018, and contains five four-year extension options. Its value depends on the amount of work ordered by Statoil under the agreement. This is currently estimated at about NOK 3 billion ($361,000) for the fixed period and will be booked in fourth-quarter orders. The agreement provides work for Aker Solutions' services bases in Ågotnes on the west coast of Norway and

Workers assembling subsea equipment at Aker Solutions factory in Brazil. Photo: Aker Solutions

Interview: Woodson Ferreira, Aker Solutions, Brazil

an agreement to buy the majority (70%) stake in C.S.E, a local offshore service company. The agreement includes an option for Aker Solutions to purchase the remaining 30% of the company in three years. The acquisition gives Aker Solutions access to Brazil's growing market for servicing existing oil and gas fields. C.S.E., which had a revenue of $99.6 million in 2015, provides maintenance, assembly, commissioning and crane operation services for offshore and onshore facilities, with vast experience is topside and subsea IMR projects. “With the acquisition of C.S.E., the Production Asset Services

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Maersk Establishes Decomissioning Company

A 50/50 joint venture (JV) between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service will provide decommissioning services to oil and gas operators. After decades of production, an increasing amount of offshore oil and gas fields are approaching the end of their economic life. In the North Sea alone, more than 400 fields are expected to cease production by 2026 at an estimated cost of $56 billion. Globally, more than 700 fields are expected to require decommissioning.  The JV will initially offer bundled solutions for up to 80 percent of the oil field decommissioning process, including project

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Aker Solutions Upgrades Aberdeen Site

 Aker Solutions today officially opens its upgraded Aberdeen services facility to help capture subsea sector growth in the UK and elsewhere. Demand is increasing globally for services at oil and gas fields offshore, including in the UK. Energy companies are seeking to maximize production and returns from existing assets and infrastructure amid tighter budgets. "Our investment in the Aberdeen services base demonstrates our commitment to the North Sea, a mature basin where we see opportunities," said Sian Lloyd Rees, Aker Solutions’ UK country manager. "It’s

Statoil Wins Offshore Wind Lease in New York

;   Statoil is an integrated, technology-based international energy company primarily focused on upstream oil and gas operations. From a daily production of approximately 1.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), more than 270,000 BOE stem from the company’s onshore and offshore oil and gas fields in the U.S.  Statoil’s Energy Ventures Fund, launched in February 2016, is one of the world’s largest clean technology venture capital funds, dedicated to the successful advancement of viable renewable energy projects. 

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Norway Launches New Licensing Round in Mature Offshore Areas

Norway will hold a new licensing round for its offshore oil and gas fields in already opened areas, further expanding the exploration acreage available to energy firms, the oil ministry said on Wednesday.Areas in the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea will be offered to oil companies, who have until September to submit their applications. The ministry plans to award licenses at the beginning of 2019, it said."Access to prospective exploration acreage is crucial in order to make new petroleum discoveries. New discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf ensure value creation

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