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TechnipFMC Wins EPCI Contract from Woodside

announced on Friday it has been awarded an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Woodside for the development of the Pyxis and Xena fields, located offshore North West Australia.The contract, which includes the design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment including subsea production system, flexible flowlines and umbilicals, is valued between $75 million and $250 million, and is the first call-off under a recently executed five-year EPCI Frame Agreement between TechnipFMC and Woodside.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC

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Nexans Celebrates Construction of Aurora Cable Installation Vessel

. Representatives from Nexans, the shipbuilders, the ship designer and other project partners were present at the celebration.The Aurora design is based on the combined experience of Nexans, Skipsteknisk, Ulstein Verft and MAATS Tech, each world leadiers in their own fields. The aim is to produce a subsea cable and umbilical systems installation vessel for worldwide operations, covering the full range of shallow and deep subsea activities.Ragnhild Katteland, Vice President Subsea & Land Systems expresses that “The construction of this groundbreaking cable laying vessel is a major milestone

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Drilling Activity Buoyant in Norway

around 55 wells completed,” says Eivind Drabløs, an analyst on Rystad Energy’s offshore rig team. “This brings activity levels in line with the record pace last seen in 2013 and 2015, before the effects of the oil price collapse took hold on the drilling market in Norway.”Subsea development wells are forecast to experience a growth spurt beginning in 2020 and lasting several years. Several large upcoming subsea field developments, such as Johan Castberg, Snorre Expansion, and Wisting, will also spark an increase in long-term contracts for harsh-environment semisubmersible

Helen Samuels  (Photo: Bibby Marine Ltd)

Bibby Marine Appoints Samuels as CEO

is the holding company for Bibby Maritime Limited which provides floating accommodation to major projects worldwide: Bibby Marine Services Limited which provides services to offshore windfarms and installations, including the award-winning Bibby WaveMaster 1 : and Bibby HydroMap which provides leading subsea mapping and data analysis services.Bibby Marine Ltd is a subsidiary of Bibby Line Group – a diverse, $1 billion global business, operating in 16 countries, employing 4,000 people in sectors including retail, financial services, distribution, marine and construction equipment hire

Rick Fowler, COO of LLOG and Doug Pferdehirt Chairman and CEO of TechnipFMC (Photo: LLOG)

LLOG Orders 20k Trees for Shenandoah

US-based LLOG has ordered subsea trees designed for pressures up to 20,000 pounds per square inch (psi) for its deepwater Shenandoah development in the US Gulf of Mexico.The subsea trees, ordered from TechnipFMC on Tuesday, mark the first material equipment ordered for the Shenandoah project and are the industry’s first designed for pressures up to 20,000 psi, LLOG said.“LLOG is excited about signing this subsea tree order which is a first in the industry and a significant milestone towards the development of our Shenandoah project,” said LLOG COO, Rick Fowler. “LLOG is pleased

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Transmark Subsea Acquires WiSub

Transmark Subsea announced on Tuesday it has acquired fellow Norwegian underwater environment company WiSub.Transmark Subsea manufactures cable systems for distribution of electrical signals, power and fiber optics to the offshore subsea industry, WiSub supplies patented flexible wet-mate pinless underwater connection systems. Both companies have been key equipment and service providers to underwater intervention drone (UID) docking stations since 2018. This convergence of mature cable and connector manufacturing and design with innovative wireless underwater power and data transfer systems

L- R: Tony Laing of NSRI, David Rennie of Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon of Subsea UK. (Photo: Subsea UK)

Japan, Scotland Invest in Subsea Technology

Scottish and Japanese companies will receive £9 million from a joint fund to work together on innovative subsea technology.Combined with investment made by the companies themselves, a total of £20.9 million of industrial research and development will go ahead.External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop, in Japan this week to strengthen trade and investment links, announced the latest round of awards from the joint fund run by Scottish Enterprise and the Nippon Foundation.A launch in Yokohama, attended by senior executives from the subsea industry, heard how 12 Scottish companies will partner

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JFSE Reaches 200 Asia Pacific Operational Days

Controlled flow excavation (CFE) specialists James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has provided 200 days of operational expertise to clients in the Asia Pacific region to date in 2019.The projects have included several work scopes for Woen Jinn Harbor Engineering (WJH) at offshore windfarm sites in Taiwan. JFSE’s Twin R2000 spread has been mobilized for more than 300 days in the past two years, supporting WJH’s efforts on major Taiwanese energy projects.These projects have included trenching and deburying cables at Formosa 1, near Miaoli on the west

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Tekmar Acquires Pipeshield

Tekmar Group, a provider of subsea protection systems technologies, said it has signed a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of subsea concrete mattresses provider Pipeshield International from its founder Steven Howlett. The deal marks Tekmar's third acquisition since its admission to AIM in June 2018.The acquisition further strengthens Tekmar Group’s technology offering enabling them to offer more subsea protection in addition to current suite of products including; concrete mattresses, scour protection, pipeline crossings. Further this extends within the group the track record

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Blue Ocean Monitoring Orders AUV

also the only interferometric system on the market that produces bathymetry data with no nadir gap, furthering the efficacy of these systems for shallow water and low altitude coverage.Simon Illingworth, Managing Director for Blue Ocean Monitoring, commented that “We have immediate requirements for subsea pipeline inspection surveys, shallow water bathymetry surveys and benthic habitat monitoring; however, there are many other applications we are currently exploring.  The AUV has open system architecture and a modular payload which allows us to be flexible, but it also gives us the opportunity

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