Oil And Gas Fields News

Seismic vessel Tansa (Photo: NYK Group)

New 3D Geophysical Survey Vessel Named

OGF and JOGMEC, NYK is entering the geophysical survey business at the most upstream part of the energy value chain and making efforts to accumulate experience and technical expertise in new fields.This survey will promote the development of domestic resources and contribute to the discovery of new oil and gas fields in sea areas around Japan.NYK also aims to expand the business by concluding contracts for surveys with private companies, it said.Vessel ParticularsGross tonnage: 13,782 tonsLength overall: 102.2 metersBreadth: 40 metersMax. speed: 18 knotsMax. boarding capacity: 70Flag: Japa

Your sea trials, here: a SINTEF test basin. Credit: SINTEF

Higher Learning & SINTEF’s Existential Rise

large and small innovations, and large-scale, medium-scale and small-scale flow laboratories (loops) still offer the chance in here to study hydrate behaviour via closed loops (and particle rays). For Norway, multiphase research has been the great nation-builder, bringing the wealth in cold-water oil and gas fields hundreds of kilometers to shore.“It is often difficult to measure the gains of research in kroner, but I think I can safely say that this research (into flow assurance) has greatly benefited society, both the social and the commercial economy,” former research minister, Tora Aasland

Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform (Photo: Lundin)

NKT to Link Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup

benefit from the already planned power link in conjunction with phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development. The link connecting Johan Sverdrup phase 2 to the onshore power grid is currently under development by NKT.The project will complete the Utsira High Power Hub Project aiming to electrify the oil and gas fields Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krog, Ivar Aasen and Edvard Grieg located on Utsira High in the North Sea with renewable power from shore.NKT, which has previously provided several power from shore solutions to the oil and gas industry, said it has delivered the power cable solutions for several of the

Saab Seaeye’s Sabretooth it in its test tank (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Saab Seaeye eRobotics Campaign Wins UTC Award

director, for the Saab eRobotic Spring Campaign 2019, tonight at the Underwater Technology Conference annual dinner, held in Bergen.Siesjö has played a central role in the development of Saab Seaeye’s underwater robotics, including the development of a field resident system for offshore oil and gas fields, using the company’s 3,000-meter-rated Sabertooth autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Development of the concept dates back more than 10 years, to when Saab started investigating opportunities to work in the Norwegian market. Back then, the idea was ahead of its time.Now, thanks development

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor)

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Approved

and Aibel apprentice Hannah Pettersen. (Photo: Håkon Fonseca Nordang / Equinor)The first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development is nearly 90% complete, and production is expected to start in November this year, Equinor said.The Johan Sverdrup field is powered from shore, placing it among the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions in the world. In the second phase the field will also supply shore power to other fields on the Utsira High, including the Edvard Grieg, Gina Krog and Ivar Aasen fields.Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor

Oceaneering’s Freedom vehicle (Image: Oceaneering)

Sonardyne Equips Latest Oceaneering Vehicles

modes, performing both AUV and ROV related tasks, including survey, inspection, torque tool operation and manipulator-relator activities.Oceaneering Jami Cheramie, “Both of these systems have been developed to drive a step-change in inspection, repair and maintenance operations in subsea oil and gas fields, to help both increase uptime, operational flexibility and autonomy. A single hybrid instrument for their navigational needs.”“Tight integration of the separate sensors within SPRINT-Nav as well as the use of high-specification Ring Laser Gyros are behind the high performance our

(Photo: Airborne Oil & Gas)

Aker Solutions Buys Stake in Airborne

, and the addition of Aker Solutions is significant as there are several areas where we can optimize the benefits of TCP to offer the sector an enhanced range of integrated products, including subsea production solutions.”Aker Solutions has an extensive track record in developing offshore oil and gas fields with capabilities in front end engineering design (FEED) and subsea production systems. The collaboration will see the firm utilizing TCP to improve field development economics globally.“We also look forward to working closely with Aker Solutions to explore synergies for collaborative

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

;We felt part of the Space Age, knowing a satellite in orbit was communicating directly to us while we were over the horizon from land.”For others, the transition wasn’t so easy. At Wimpey, the focus was on navigation using radio-based positioning. Its technology was in all the major oil and gas fields, says Ralph Rayner, the current event’s chairman, who has been attending Oceanology since 1983, back then as a visitor and since exhibiting with Wimpey Laboratories, then Wimpol, before it became part of Fugro. “But the technology was completely displaced over a period of just two

Photo: Sonardyne

Partners Designing Autonomous Seismic Nodes

underwater vehicles (AUV), such as the Shell-funded FlatFish AUV.These capabilities will help to generate operational efficiencies and eliminate the various existing difficulties in deploying current 4D seismic monitoring technology, which is vital to the development and production optimization of oil and gas fields. The new technology will also allow the reduction of both costs and operational safety risks, Sonardyne said.“This is a very promising project, fully aligned with the new reality of the oil and gas industry, which seeks to use new technologies to ensure a safer, more efficient operation

Pic: Inpex Corporation

Inpex Wins Exploration Acreage Offshore Norway

interest in exploration license PL767B, an extension area to exploration license PL767 in which Inpex acquired* a 40% interest in 2017.Oil and natural gas exploration activities in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea began in the 1960s, resulting in the discovery of numerous large-scale oil and gas fields. Thereafter, exploration activities have expanded north to the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea.In recent years, oil and gas fields estimated to hold reserves of several hundred million barrels of oil equivalent have been discovered in succession in the Barents Sea, which is considered to

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