Oil And Gas Installations News

Maneuvering the Subsea Power Hub over the pier for the first system wet trial. (Photo: Nortek)

Tidal Power for Seabed Oil and Gas Installations

industry saw one such potential opportunity and decided to set up their own company – EC-OG – to pursue it in 2013. The result of their endeavors is the Subsea Power Hub, a compact tidal- and ocean-current-based electricity generator, suitable for providing renewable power to subsea oil and gas installations.Rapid solutionThe most obvious immediate need for this technology is in mature oil and gas North Sea fields. Here, companies are seeking to extend field life, but are having to contend with ageing infrastructure, often in need of upgrading. This includes the power supply on which subsea

REMUS M3V  (Photo: Hydroid)

Hydroid's Most Compact AUV Ever Produced

have been kept down to a true “A-size” form factor – it measures just 36" by 4.875" (0.91 m × 0.12 m). The compact size of the M3V makes it ideal for many applications, such as marine life research or underwater assessment around infrastructure such as oil and gas installations, offshore wind turbines and military applications. Hydroid hopes that the REMUS M3V’s size will open up new avenues for deployments beyond mine-countermeasure (MCM) activities where REMUS AUVs are already in use. The A-size form factor also means the REMUS M3V can be launched from

Photo: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Wins Order at Zohr Offshore Gas Field

at the umbilicals plant in Moss, Norway. The company has invested substantially in the Moss facility over the past years. The plant has more than 20 years of experience in making the most advanced and complex umbilical systems, which are used to transport data, power and liquids between oil and gas installations on the seafloor and facilities onshore or on platforms. The umbilicals system will be delivered by mid-April 2017

Image: DNV GL

Wind-powered Oil Recovery Project Green-lighted

as offshore oil and gas operations,” said Sara Ortwein, President of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. “Such technological advances improve the economic feasibility for wind to contribute to the overall energy supply mix.”    “Supplying clean power to oil and gas installations was part of the original idea behind Statoil’s Hywind concept,” said Hanne Wigum, Head of Renewable Technology Development in Statoil. “The WIN WIN concept represents an alternative source of electricity and has the potential to open up new opportunities for field development

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Trelleborg Signs Framework Agreement with Statoil

topside applications to ensure safety comes first. FireStop is non-corroding and can withstand jet fires with a heat flux of 390kW/m2, temperatures above +2552 °F / +1400 °C and flame speeds that exceed the speed of sound. This makes it an ideal material choice for use on offshore oil and gas installations and ships, as well as other hazardous environments. Thermal Insulation (Vikotherm™ R2, S1 and P7) is necessary to avoid formation of hydrate plugs and wax build-up in subsea structures. Without thermal insulation the cold seawater rapidly cools down the oil, forming hydrate or

ADIL Secures First ORA Software Contract

of the oil and gas industry, legislation places an obligation on companies to effectively manage risk within their business,” said ADIL managing director James Paton. “The effective management of major accident hazards is an integral feature of safe operations on offshore oil and gas installations. A duty holder’s procedures for risk management need to accommodate and account for adverse changes in safety-critical element provision or other abnormal situations that may potentially increase levels of major accident risk.” The secure web-based system allows for the identifica

The Sabertooth double-hull can roam free for up to 40 miles, is depth-rated to 3,000 meters and has 360-degree orientation.

Breakthrough in Asset and Environmental Scrutiny

Benefits to asset integrity and environmental monitoring of oil and gas installations will come from a project developed by EniNorge and Tecnomare called Clean Sea (continuous long-term environmental and asset integrity monitoring at sea). The Clean Sea team has found answers to key issues, like the early warning of spills and leakages, with imaginative technological solutions using a Sabertooth hybrid AUV/ROV from Saab Seaeye. They sought to overcome the current shortcomings of environmental monitoring and inspection of oil and gas infrastructures. Usually such work is restricted to an annual

Photo: Allison Engineering

Flange Protectors Prevent Hazardous Pipe Corrosion

Protecting pipelines from the damaging effects of corrosion is an essential requirement for many offshore or onshore oil and gas installations, where if left unchecked can cause leakage, failure and in extreme cases, result in expensive shutdown. Kleerband Flange Protectors, recently introduced by Allison Engineering are an innovative solution to the problem as they provide a quick and easy way to apply protection and prevent corrosion. Kleerband Flange Protectors offer clear benefits compared to traditional corrosion protection devices such as shrink sleeves, tapes and wax fillers. For example

HMAS Warramunga conducts a twilight patrol around the natural gas production facility, Prod Bayu-Undan, as the ship and crew of HMAS Warramunga conduct a maritime security patrol in the Timor Sea as part of Ex Blue Raptor 2013. Photo: LSIS Brenton Freind

Australian Navy Completes O&G Security Exercise in Northwest Shelf

of Australia, have concluded their participation in Exercise Blue Raptor in the Northwest Shelf area. Exercise Blue Raptor was a maritime security exercise which tested communications, procedures and protocols between the Navy ships and other units of the Australian Defense Force with the oil and gas installations in the area. The exercise is part of a number of routine patrols conducted by the Navy in the region and was supported by a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion. These patrols are conducted as part of Australia’s robust maritime security framework to safeguard against unlawful

Island of Heimaey: Photo credit Wikimedia CCL  Bruce McAdam

Subsea Icelandic HV Cable Link Contract for ABB

of this fast-track project.” ABB is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-voltage cable systems and installation services for submarine and underground power transmission applications. These include offshore wind farm connections, power-from-shore links to offshore oil and gas installations, subsea power interconnections, mainland to island power links, underground city in-feeds, and the integration of renewables with the power transmission grid.

Ulstein Multi-performance OSV: Image credit Ulstein

Island Offshore Opts for Ulstein Vessel

by six large generator sets. 

 The vessel with a crew capacity of 130 will be built in accordance with the latest international environmental and safety requirements and will meet the most stringent HSE requirements on the Norwegian continental shelf as well as regulations for floating oil and gas installations. Consequently, the ship also complies with the ESD requirements (Emergency Shut-Down). In the event of evacuation, both the starboard and port side life boat can accommodate the entire crew

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