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Co-author Arnfinn Nergaard.

Book Review: Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway

went on to complete an MSc and then a PhD in petroleum technology and applied geophysics, also at NTNU. In fact, he’s the first Norwegian to have completed a PhD in the subject in Norway.The timing was fortuitous. He joined Norske Hydro in 1975, the same year that the company, Saga Petroleum and Statoil were drilling their first wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) using Norwegian rigs. Field developments on a huge scale and new technologies came fast. “I was on the North East Frigg project with Elf when the first subsea completions were installed in Norway in 1979,” says

Sistac  Diver ready for action. Photo Sistac

SISTAC: Brazil´s Homegrown Subsea Service Provider

and managed to extend three contracts with Petrobras: services such as industrial climbing, diving contracts and implementing services with divers and ROV with support from Sistac Esperança. In addition, we signed two more diving contracts (long-term), one with a new customer, Equinos (formerly Statoil), and another with Ensco. These achievements are a reflection of the value of the company, together with the commitment of all employees and quality of our services. The commitment from everyone was instrumental in getting this positive result during the crisis. Sistac has over two million professional

 A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA.. Photo: 
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BOEM "Blown Away" by Record U.S. Offshore Wind Auction

and lasted 32 rounds.Mayflower is a joint venture owned by Shell and EDP Renewables, a division of Portugal's EDP. Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Inc, a division of Spain's Iberdrola SA. Equinor is the Norwegian company formerly known as Statoil.Equinor and Mayflower each bid $135 million for their leases, while Vineyard Wind bid $135.1 million, BOEM said."We are truly blown away by this result," BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank said on a conference call to announce the winners.The amounts were by far the highest ever bid

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Europeans Sweep Record US Offshore Wind Auction

and lasted 32 rounds.Mayflower is a joint venture owned by Shell and EDP Renewables, a division of Portugal's EDP. Vineyard Wind is a joint venture between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Inc, a division of Spain's Iberdrola SA.Equinor is the Norwegian company formerly known as Statoil.Equinor and Mayflower each bid $135 million for their leases, while Vineyard Wind bid $135.1 million, BOEM said."We are truly blown away by this result," BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank said on a conference call to announce the winners.The amounts were by far the highest ever bid

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

Vigdis Gets a Boost

;st is piped from Snorre A to Statfjord A. Stabilized oil is transported by pipeline to Gullfaks A for storage and export.The former Saga Petroleum company became operator for licence PL 089 when the licence was awarded in 1984. Norsk Hydro took over operatorship after acquiring Saga in 1999. Then Statoil, now Equinor, took over operatorship on January 1, 2003

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Seismic From Below

west of the Shetland Isles. One of the first commercial reflection OBS survey was undertaken in 2003/4 by Seabird Exploration for Pemex over the Canterel/Sihil field offshore Mexico. The node technology used for this survey was developed in Norway, following ground breaking research undertaken by Statoil (recently renamed Equinor) with their SUMIC (SUbsea seisMIC) ocean bottom four component cable system.“For many years the superior quality of OBS data over towed streamer data, even wide azimuth streamer data, has been widely accepted in the oil and gas industry. With the advent of &ldquo

Norway to Spend More Looking for O&G Near Russian Border

to take a close look at were opposite exploration blocks awarded by Russia on the other side of the border.Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft operates three blocks bordering Norway, information on the company's website shows.Norway's state-owned oil company Equinor, previously called Statoil, had plans to drill with Rosneft in one of the blocks, known as Perseyevsky.But Western sanctions imposed on Moscow after Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, have ended such plans.Oslo and Moscow did a deal in 2010 to end a dispute over their maritime border, which included oil and gas exploration

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Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines to Power N.Sea Oilfields

were 2.4 percent above 1990 levels at 52.4 million tonnes."To maintain profitable operations (offshore Norway) in the long term, it is essential that we do our utmost to further reduce the carbon footprint from our activities," Executive Vice President Arne Sigve Nylund said.Formerly known as Statoil, Equinor earlier this year changed its name to underscore a push into renewable energy under Chief Executive Eldar Saetre, although oil and gas will remain the company's dominant business.The company's first floating offshore wind farm began operating off Scotland last year, supplying electricity

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Subsea’s Future is Blowin’ in the Wind

product, Horizon, which classifies images by damage type and severity. An advanced feature set in the software that includes repair planning workflows, analytics dashboards and insights then enable users to spot trends, project repair costs and determine ROI.Equinor, MasdarPartners Equinor (formerly Statoil) and Masdar have installed a battery storage system they call Batwind, which stores energy generated from the world’s first commercial floating wind farm. Electricity produced 25 kilometers offshore at the Hywind Scotland wind farm is transported via cables to an onshore substation in Peterhead

MTR does not present an “MTR100 Creative Photo” award, but if we did this year’s winner is Houston Mechatronics. Pictured is Houston Mechatronic’s Aquanaut in wet testing earlier this year holding it’s MTR100 ‘trophy’. (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

MTR100: The Ones to Watch

, Norway, based Stinger Technology, is something of a boutique firm in the subsea space. It’s a small firm – with seven staff – but this year it’s been making ingress into subsea docking station technology, with support from Norway’s Equinor (previously known as Statoil).Stinger designs and produces solutions focusing on lightweight and cost efficient subsea systems, for subsea intervention and monitoring, with a strong focus on systems that can access confined spaces, mostly for the offshore oil and gas sector, but also the fish farming and shipping industries

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