Oil Fields News

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Enpro Subsea Intros FAM Technology

, flow assurance, digital and intervention to be installed at any stage throughout the life of field.Enpro Subsea sales director, Craig McDonald, said, "Since our first FAM was deployed in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, FAM has been rapidly adopted for more than 50 wells globally, across 16 oilfields. The technology has been selected as part of a future-proof field development strategy. Installing FAM hubs provides operators with the reassurance that they can retrofit any technology to its subsea architecture or react to any production challenges in future field life."FAM aligns with the

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DNV GL To Perform Hywind Tampen Study

;s first offshore wind farm powering oil platforms.Situated in the North Sea approximately 200 kilometers west of Florø, Norway, north of Gulfaks and south of Snorre, the Hywind Tampen project will consist of 11 8 MW turbines capable of meeting 35% of the annual power demand of the two oil fields, including the the five Snorre A and B, and Gullfaks A, B and C platforms. The introduction of floating offshore wind could cut emissions from the oil fields by more than 200,000 metric tons per year.DNV GL’s independent verification study will ensure that the floating wind turbines comply

A PIES unit is put to the test ahead of being shipped to Norway for cabled installation at Johan Sverdrup (Photo: Sonardyne)

Enhanced Seismic Monitoring at Johan Sverdrup

optimize their recovery rates through improved reservoir visualization, modeling and eventually also predictive analytics. By using a PIES, Equinor will have higher repeatability in their seismic data which further supports proactive reservoir management.”Johan Sverdrup is one of the five largest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf, with expected resources of between 2.1—3.1 billion barrels of oil equivalents. Production for Phase One is is expected to begin in late 2019

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

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

boomed and oceanographic and submersible technology – building on the developments that had come before it - advanced to meet these new demands. “Building on technology like the CURV, the offshore oil and gas industry created the work-class ROVs to assist in the development of offshore oil fields,” says Jaeger. “More than a decade after they were first introduced, ROVs became essential in the 1980s, when much of the new offshore development exceeded the reach of human divers.”In 1980, Spearhead Exhibitions, run by David Stott, who had founded Hydrospace magazine in 1967

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Partners Designing Autonomous Seismic Nodes

Underwater sensor technology company Sonardyne International said it is partnering with Shell Brasil and Brazilian research institute Senai-Cimatec to develop autonomous technology to make the monitoring of Brazil’s deepwater pre-salt oil fields more efficient.The new 4D seismic monitoring system, based on so-called On Demand Ocean Bottom Nodes, is being developed under a National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) promoted program.According to Sonardyne, the goal is to increase the autonomy of ocean bottom nodes and enable them to be deployed and remain on the seafloor for up

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Aquaterra Bags More Johan Sverdrup Work

the new wells. Equinor has already reduced the total estimated investment by 6 billion NOK since February of this year. Our goal is to keep costs low by continuing to streamline their early well construction operations to reduce time to first oil.”Johan Sverdrup is one of the largest offshore oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf, with estimated reserves of up to 3.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The project includes the next 16 wells of the field’s development, including measures to facilitate power from shore to the Utsira High. Production start-up is planned for Q4 2022.Aquaterra

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NKT to Supply Cables for Johan Sverdrup 2

with NKT Victoria as a differentiator. The letter of award for Johan Sverdrup 2 is further strengthening our leading market position in the oil and gas segment, which along with offshore wind and interconnectors represents good growth opportunities for NKT."Johan Sverdrup is among the five biggest oil fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.Earlier in 2018, NKT completed supply and installation of the high-voltage DC offshore power cable solution for the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development project. Installation was conducted by NKT’s cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria operating at 600

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Kreuz Glorious Mobilized for ONGC Project

and an eight-point mooring system.The campaign will see 50 personnel from Kreuz supporting in project management roles as well as performing offshore construction tasks.In September 2018, the Government of India approved fiscal incentives to attract investments and technology to improve recovery from oil fields. This move is expected to lead hydrocarbon production worth more than $700 billion in the next 20 years.AJ Jain, chief executive officer of Kreuz Subsea, commented, “While we have supported ONGC for several years as a subcontractor, this project marks the first direct contract we have secured

Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav all-in-one subsea navigation instrument for underwater vehicles. (Image: Sonardyne)

DOF Subsea Selects Sonardyne Navigation Tech

instrument which, can also be serviced in-country by Sonardyne’s service center in Rio das Ostras.DOF Subsea’s multiple SPRINT-Nav systems will be used to support ROV operations, as part of construction, inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) work in Brazil’s deepwater pre-salt oil fields, in depths down to 3,000 meters

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James Fisher Bolsters Middle East Capabilities

expertise.Customer have already benefited from this enhanced capability and rapid response whereby James Fisher was able to utilize a vast array of locally available offshore equipment for decommissioning projects and satisfy numerous concurrent phases of work by working simultaneously across oil fields with numerous equipment spreads, delivering further cost and operational efficiencies.By extending its regional capabilities James Fisher will support major contractors by providing effective, responsive and efficient services, as an experienced integrator of complex offshore and subsea operations

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