Oil And Gas Industry News

Image: SeaBird Exploration

SeaBird Wins New OBN Survey

received a letter of intent for the exclusive provision of source vessel services for an ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.The survey will take place in the Eastern Hemisphere, said the global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry.The survey is expected to start in Q1 2020, with an approximate duration of 60 – 90 days.SeaBird did not disclose the name of the client nor the value of the contract.SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, as well as in

Photo: Saab Seaeye

Cougar XT Chosen for Africa Subsea Ops

smaller vessels, bringing significant savings in terms of time and cost. This will be of great benefit to our customers,” declares Effiong Okwong, RusselSmith’s Director for Solutions & Market Development.As a leading provider of integrated oilfield and pipeline services to the oil and gas industry in Africa, RusselSmith is set to fully exploit the technological potency of the Cougar XT.A key feature of the 2000m rated Cougar XT is its unrivaled power and maneuverability whilst handling a wide range of heavy tooling and sensors, that comes from its six powerful thrusters, each interfaced

Pic: GlobalData

Oil and Gas Industry Adopts VR

The oil and gas industry is witnessing wide-scale deployment of virtual reality (VR) technology across its value chain, according to GlobalData.According to the report, ‘Virtual Reality in Oil & Gas’, VR is finding its way into upstream, midstream and downstream sectors with applications in the simulation of new processes, analysis of project designs, reviewing of maintenance requirements and planning disaster responses.Ravindra Puranik, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, said: “Over time, this technology will transform oil and gas processes and workflows and help create new

(Image: Equinor)

Equinor Awards Hywind Tampen Contracts

.The contracts have been awarded to Kværner AS, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy AS, JDR Cable System Ltd and Subsea 7 AS.“The signing of five major contracts is a key milestone in realizing the Hywind Tampen pioneer project. Won in international competition, the contracts prove that the oil and gas industry is also competitive for renewables projects. The awarded contracts will generate considerable spin-offs in Norway,” said Anders Opedal, Equinor’s executive vice president for Technology, projects & drilling.The substructures will be designed and constructed by Kværner

Map: Searcher Seismic

Searcher Completes Northern Basins Study

Searcher Seismic announced the expansion of its modern offshore data library with the completion of its Northern Basins Prospectivity Study in Papua New Guinea.The independent multi-client company providing seismic datasets and associated products to the global oil and gas industry, said that in conjunction with Discover Geoscience, it has compiled the Northern Basins Prospectivity Study following its successful acquisition of the Solomon Sea Broadband Non-Exclusive 2D seismic survey in 2017.The study offers the industry a detailed understanding of the basins and hydrocarbon potential of the region

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

Higher Learning & SINTEF’s Existential Rise

, spin-offs from oil and gas research have been many and stem from research into drilling and well control; exploration and production; gas-process tech; increased oil recovery; plug and abandonment; refining; safety and the environment; subsea systems and pipeline transport.The modern Norwegian oil and gas industry is likely most in debt to SINTEF for the multiphase flow laboratory, and all its offshoots, where R&D tested new ways to handle well stream and get downhole tools, subsea and topside equipment into service. Some say it was here that Norway’s decades old pump makers “scaled

Roberto Di Silvestro (left), head of Sonsub at Saipem, Giovanni Chiesa, head of subsea engineering and underwater technologies at Saipem, Sophie Hildebrand, chief technology officer Equinor, Hans Henrik Nygaard, procurement Equinor, and Gry Lindboe, manager procurement Equinor. (Photo: Arne Reidar Mortensen)

Equinor to Deploy Subsea Resident Vehicles

to deploy pioneering subsea resident vehicle technology.Equinor, on behalf of the Njord licence, has awarded Saipem a €40 million ($43.7 million) subsea service contract to use the technology starting when the Njord field resumes production in 2020.“This is a historic contract in the oil and gas industry. It is the first contract signed for the use of advanced wireless drone services. We are pleased to secure a contract that will bring subsea technology a big step forward. Equinor aims to help shape the development of this type of technology, which this contract underscores,” said Anders

Photo: JW Fishers

ROV Helps Recovery Dive Teams Locate Dumped Car

1864, however, the first tethered ROV, named POODLE, was developed by Dimitri Rebikoff in 1953.” In late 1960’s, the US Navy began developing robots to help locate and recover underwater ordinance. By the 1980’s, commercial companies began utilizing the technology to aid in the oil and gas industry. Now, ROVs are used in all manner of exploration and commercial applications from dam and water tank inspections, evidence recovery, pipeline maintenance, aquaculture, and drowning victim recovery.James City County, located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, has an estimated population of 67

Norske Shell’s HSE Advisor, Mats Hauge, Sonardyne’s Senior Project Manager, Nick Street and Norske Shell’s Senior Project Surveyor, Tomas Frafjord, inspect the first batch of Fetch PMTs heading to the Ormen Lange field. (Photo: Sonardyne)

Shell Chooses Sonardyne for Monitoring Campaign

this goal.”Norske Shell’s Senior Project Surveyor, Tomas Frafjord, said, “Shell has fully supported Sonardyne for over a decade in the development and improvement of seabed subsidence monitoring technologies that have been used to great effect at several of our fields. While the oil and gas industry drove these initial developments, it is very pleasing to note that they have also become a key tool for the scientific community, enabling scientists and researchers to measure movements of subduction zones and tectonic plate boundaries. This, in turn, is helping to unlock a better understanding

Photo: Ocean Power Technologies

OPT Announces PB3 PowerBuoy Contracts

, proprietary autonomous system that turns wave power into reliable, clean, and environmentally beneficial electricity for offshore applications. The PB3 PowerBuoy can be customized to fit customer needs, including monitoring, surveillance, subsea charging and connectivity for the offshore oil and gas industry, science and research, and telecommunications markets.OPT’s contracts with EGP follow closely on the heels of the company’s successful PB3 PowerBuoy deployment in the Central North Sea for Premier Oil in August of this year

Marine Technology Magazine Cover Oct 2019 - Ocean Observation: Gliders, Buoys & Sub-Surface Networks

Marine Technology Reporter is the world's largest audited subsea industry publication serving the offshore energy, subsea defense and scientific communities.

Subscribe
Marine Technology ENews subscription

Marine Technology ENews is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for MTR E-news