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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

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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

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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

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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

Photo: Harald Pettersen / Equinor

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

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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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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