Oil And Gas Installations News

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Siemens, Equinor Sign Safety and Automation Systems Deal

Siemens and Equinor have signed a framework agreement for the provision of safety and automation systems (SAS) for multiple oil and gas installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The agreement, signed in late 2019, but revealed by Siemens this week, covers support for daily operating systems, including maintenance, modifications, and upgrades.Under the agreement, Siemens will work with Equinor to implement systems and strategies aimed at lowering costs, minimizing production stoppages, increasing uptime, reducing emissions, and improving sustainability.The agreement applies to both

Solwara 1 project seabed mining tools. Courtesy Nautilus Minerals.

Will 2020 be the year for Subsea Mining?

of stability, structural integrity, station keeping, and safety, special design considerations for support of subsea mining must be taken into account.  These include handing of seafloor mining tools, handling of riser and lift systems, cargo dewatering and handling systems. As with oil and gas installations, abandonment and recovery operations due to weather or other circumstances must be properly planned and designed into the vessel or rig.For many, the Solwara 1 Production Support Vessel which was built and launched at Fujian Mawei Shipyard is an example that includes all of the key elements

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Nexans Celebrates Construction of Aurora Cable Installation Vessel

repair and cable system protection and trenching.The vessel will play a vital role in installation of Nexans’ cutting-edge high voltage (HV) submarine cables that will bring more energy to the world, helping connect offshore wind farms to the grid, supporting electrification of offshore oil and gas installations and creating interconnectors between countries

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

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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

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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

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