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Thyssenkrupp’s MUM concept. Image from Thyssenkrupp.

Robotics: The Next Gen in Subsea Vehicles

an expected target. A surface system with a floating conveyor belt type arrangement would then collect them.“There’s a variety of seismic acquisition technologies out there that are mainly towed,” says Kyrre J Tjøm, iDrop’s founder and CEO, who has previously worked at Schlumberger and consulted for Equinor and Seabed Geo Solutions. “There are also nodes that are placed on the seabed by an ROV. There are others where you dump them over the side with concrete ballast and some propelled alternatives. Our system will remove the necessity for large specialist vessels with

Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

joined the company in 2017 as VP of Corporate Development. He has over 22 years in the energy industry in various business development and financing roles at Frank’s International, GE and Intergen.Mattos joined the company in January, 2019 as VP Data Processing after spending 19 years with Schlumberger and WesternGeco in various technical and business development roles

The strategic collaboration for the multiclient sparse node program will create a data set utilizing high-end imaging to serve clients in field development phases and also enable near-field exploration in the congested areas within the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. (Image: TGS)

TGS, Schlumberger Partner for Ocean-bottom Node Project

TGS and Schlumberger’s geophysical services product line WesternGeco will work together to develop opportunities to co-invest in additional multiclient ocean-bottom node projects in the deepwater  U.S. Gulf of Mexico under a new collaboration agreement announced Wednesday.This collaboration includes the previously-announced 2,350 square kilometer Amendment Phase 1 project in the Mississippi Canyon and Atwater Valley protraction areas. Supported by industry prefunding, Amendment Phase 1 commenced in early 2019 and data acquisition is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2019.Both TGS

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Aker Solutions Raises 2019 Forecasts

is forecast to increase by up to 5 percent in 2019 and accelerate to 5-15 percent in 2020 according to industry estimates," CEO Luis Araujo said.Rival Halliburton this month said that it expects global offshore spending to rise 14 percent in 2019, double the estimates given by sector leader Schlumberger NV.Aker still faces fierce competition as industry overcapacity looms after years of restraint by oil companies after the 2014-16 oil price crash, with pricing for subsea equipment still under pressure."We expect markets to remain competitive in certain segments. But we still see prices improving

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Ocean Infinity Names Paul Helmore as CCO

Ocean Infinity has announced the appointment of Paul Helmore as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).Paul has spent his career to date in business development roles, and brings a track record of managing complex commercial situations and driving international growth.  He joins Ocean Infinity from Schlumberger, where most recently he was Director Global Accounts, responsible for overseeing relationships with many of the company’s fastest growing, technology led, customers, said the seabed survey and ocean exploration company.During his career at Schlumberger Helmore held senior positions in Data

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Shell to Pick Either Onesubsea or TFMC for Ormen Lange Phase 3

Shell will develop the third phase of its giant Norwegian gas field Ormen Lange with a subsea compression system, the oil major said in a statement on Friday.The company will either choose Schlumberger's Onesubsea or TechnipFMC to do the work, it said, adding that it would take a decision later in 2019. (Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)

Boosting technology from Schlumberger's OneSubsea (File image: Schlumberger)

Schlumberger Sees International Growth in 2019

Schlumberger NV on Friday reported quarterly revenue that topped estimates and forecast single-digit growth in international markets this year even as crude prices have tumbled roughly 30 percent since October.With the drop in oil prices many producers were evaluating spending budgets for 2019, stoking concerns that a slowdown in activity would hurt oilfield service companies that have struggled to boost prices since the 2014 downturn.Schlumberger, a bellwether for the oilfield services sector, said recent volatility in crude prices has led to more uncertainty in the spending outlook for oil and gas

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Subsea Integration Alliance Wins Esso Contract

Exxon Mobil subsidiary Esso Australia Pty Ltd. awarded integrated subsea engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts to Subsea Integration Alliance, which comprises OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, and Subsea 7.The work scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two production wells in a water depth of approximately 45m that will be tied-back to the Longford onshore gas plants. Project management and engineering will be provided by OneSubsea and Subsea 7 from local offices in Perth and Melbourne, Australia. Offshore installati

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Nine US States Seek to Stop Atlantic Seismic Testing

mammals is an important draw for tourists to the states and helps coastal economies.The Department of Commerce declined to comment.Last month the fisheries office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, part of the Commerce Department, issued permits to WesternGeco LLC, a subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd, and CGG to harass, but not kill, marine mammals with air gun blasts in a region of the Atlantic from Delaware to Cape Canaveral, Florida.Jennie Lyons, a spokeswoman at the fisheries office declined to comment on the lawsuit but said the department only authorized harrasment, not outight killing

All-electric actuated subsea boosting system. Image: Schlumberger

Schlumberger Bags Equinor Contract for Subsea Boosting System

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company.The contract is for the supply of the industry’s first all-electric actuated subsea boosting system for the Vigdis Field in the Norwegian North Sea.The scope of the contract includes a pump station, with a manifold foundation and protective structure; and a pump module, topside equipment, umbilical, and all-electric controls with electric actuation.“We are delighted to be working with Equinor on the successful long-term development of the Vigdis

Vigdis subsea installation (Photo: Andre´ Osmundsen / Equinor)

Vigdis Gets a Boost

also involve some modifications to Snorre A, which receives oil from the Vigdis field, and Snorre B, supplying the new boosting station with power from a new umbilical.The contract for delivering the boosting system, including subsea template and trawling protection, has been awarded to OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company. The contract value is estimated at NOK 700 million ($82.4 million).Engineering will start in December 2018 in Bergen, and the assembly will take place at the company’s plant at Horsøy near Bergen. OneSubsea will use several subcontractors, including Framo Flatøy fabricating

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