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OPT and Saab Seaeye Partner

system, providing remote charging capabilities for both autonomous and remotely operated vehicles. OPT’s PowerBuoy is a persistent power and communications platform for remote offshore applications such as autonomous vehicle charging, weather and ocean data collection, providing power to subsea equipment, and surveillance and monitoring of offshore operations both above and below the sea surface. The PB3 PowerBuoy supports a suite of mission critical payloads, lowering our customer’s operational costs and enabling real-time data transfer and real-time decision making.“We believe

Defender Stasis LT (Photo: USI)

New Fluid Helps Preserve Subsea Equipment

A newly introduced preservation fluid is designed to provide long-term protection for subsea equipment components and interface profiles.The environmentally friendly Defender Stasis LT from Universal Subsea Inc. (USI) is a lightweight, nontoxic, biodegradable preservation fluid that is compatible with all commonly used metals and nonmetallic materials in oilfield service.USI said it identified the need for the product during the development of its nonmetallic, low-pressure, subsea isolation cap product line. The company needed a lightweight preservation fluid for subsea wellheads and trees for long-term

Kristin Færøvik, Lundin Norway and Arild Selvig, TechnipFMC (Photo: Lundin Norway)

TechnipFMC Bags EPCI Work for Luno II and Rolvsnes

not reveal an exact dollar figure for the contract, but said it is worth between $250 million and $500 million.The Lundin Norway operated Luno II and Rolvsnes are situated on the Utsira High in the North Sea, and will be tied back to the Edvard Grieg platform. TechnipFMC will deliver and install of subsea equipment including umbilicals, rigid flowlines, flexible jumpers and subsea production systems.The contract represents a continuation for TechnipFMC, who has also performed integrated work for Lundin in the FEED phase for Luno II and Rolvsnes.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, said

Proserv’s new Skene Facility, housing much of the firm’s Field Technology Services business unit, is now up and running. (Photo: Proserv)

Proserv Relocates Within Aberdeen

sum has already been earmarked for expansion of the premises and existing office space has been doubled as part of the move.Proserv said it intends to utilize its new site to focus on growing its intervention workover control systems (IWOCS) division as well as its marine technology business and its subsea equipment maintenance and testing, which recently saw a major multimillion dollar award from an international oil and gas supermajor.Richard Lind, general manager, Skene Facility said, “We will now be based at a much more integrated facility which has been tailored to our exact requirements. This

Allan Pirie (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Partners with 4Subsea

Subsea equipment rental, sales and services provider Ashtead Technology announced it has entered into a global strategic partnership with 4Subsea.Under the deal, Ashtead said it will add 4Subsea’s sensors to its portfolio for inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services and gain access to 4Subsea’s domain experts within subsea production, well intervention and drilling. 4Subsea hardware and digital services delivery through Ashtead’s sales and distribution network including facilities in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Halifax, Houston and Singapore.Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead, said

Atlantis platform (Photo: BP)

TechnipFMC Scores Contract for BP's Atlantis Phase 3

with its $1.3 billion Atlantis phase 3 development on Tuesday after it discovered an additional 400 million barrels of oil in place at the Gulf of Mexico’s third largest oil field.Following final investment decisions from all partners, TechnipFMC said it will manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment, including subsea tree systems, manifolds, flowline, umbilicals and subsea tree jumpers, pipeline end terminations, subsea distribution and topside control equipment. The contract also includes provisional services for tooling and personnel required to install the hardware.The BP operated Atlantis

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Eni Deploys OPT's PowerBuoy

standalone charging station and communications platform that would enable the long-term remote operation of AUVs.OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy is a persistent power and communication platform for remote offshore applications such as autonomous vehicle charging, meteorological and ocean data collection, subsea equipment powering, and well monitoring for offshore oil and gas operations. The device supports a suite of end user selectable mission critical payloads while extending their range of operation, lowering their operational costs, and enabling real-time data transfer and decision making, the manufacturer

DNV GL's test laboratory in Norway (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL to Test Bolt Fatigue for API

controlled environment within DNV GL’s global laboratory network involving its sites in Columbus, Ohio and Norway, which provide extensive corrosion expertise and the ability to test up to capacities of 7,500 kN. These laboratories have key subject matter experts in the areas of fatigue of subsea equipment, bolting connections, cathodic protection and instrumented tests. The tests will be highly instrumented to record the number of cycles, stresses, strains, current, pH and oxygen level.After testing is completed by late 2019, the data will be shared on DNV GL’s digital platform Veracity

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Ocean Power Technologies Pact with NEC Energy Solutions

what we believe will be a very high quality and desirable subsea battery technology."Last month, OPT expanded its product line to include subsea battery solutions that will provide sea floor energy storage for offshore operations.OPT's subsea battery solutions will enable the powering of subsea equipment, sensors, and communications, and the recharge of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV). They can power sensors, chemical injection systems, and even electric trees and control systems, which regulate the flow of oil, chemicals, and water and gas

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Ashtead Technology Acquires Welaptega

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology said it has bolstered its inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services and capabilities with the acquisition of Canadian-based underwater inspection company Welaptega.The transaction comes 10 months after the company completed a joint venture with Forum Energy Technologies, creating an independent provider of subsea survey and ROV equipment services with a fleet of 19,000 assets worth in excess of £100 million.Today’s announcement marks Ashtead’s third deal since it was acquired by Buckthorn Partners and APICORP in 2016.

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Ashtead Inks Rental Deal with Oceaneering

Independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services to the offshore industry Ashtead Technology Limited announced Wednesday that it has secured a global master lease agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of global oilfield services provider, Oceaneering International Inc.The agreement will see Ashtead offer Oceaneering’s range of remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) tools and systems for rental from its facilities in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Houston and Singapore.  

OPT's hybrid PowerBuoy with seafloor battery (Image: OPT)

OPT Rolls Out New Products

thus potentially making the probability of new entrants quite low.(Photo: OPT)Subsea batteries create a sea floor energy storage solution for remote offshore operations. These subsea batteries use lithium ion batteries (often replacing traditional lead acid batteries) to supply power that can enable subsea equipment, sensors, communications and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV) recharge. OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy is complimentary to subsea batteries by providing a means for recharging during longer term deployments, or the batteries can be used independently

CSS Lightweight Pipeline Lifting and Handling Frames have been used for more than 1000 freespan correction operations, and folds into a 10' container for effective transportation and storage (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Partners with Connector Subsea Solutions

are a specialist provider of Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) solutions for subsea pipelines, risers and conductors. The company operates from four countries in Europe and South America.According to Unique Group, the newly entered collaboration will help bolster its lineup of rental subsea equipment and solutions, and further enhance and simplify its capabilities in the field of Subsea IMR. Unique Group will deliver complete lightweight and compact remote operated tools and systems for the cleaning, inspection, and maintenance of subsea risers, flowlines and pipelines.Sahil Gandhi, COO

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C-Kore Systems Rolls-out New In-line Testing Tools

Monitor tests the health of electrical lines by measuring the insulation resistance and continuity. The Subsea TDR identifies faults along electrical lines with a precision of 10cm.Greg Smith, General Manager for C-Kore Systems commented: “Many of our customers have access issues with their subsea equipment. There just isn’t enough space. In the past we’ve resorted to extension whips but this introduces another variable in the measurements."Greg added: "With our new in-line units we can now plug directly into the equipment even when clearance is tight, ensuring accurate readings

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Applied Acoustics Grows Its Team of Engineers

Subsea equipment manufacturer Applied Acoustics Engineering said it has expanded its engineering department and is looking to add even more team members as part of growth plans underway at the Great Yarmouth, U.K. based firm.Recent BSc Electronic Engineering graduate Will Oakey has joined the production area, while Will Shave, another BSc qualified engineer, is working on new developments in the company’s seismic profiling systems, and HND qualified Sean Evans is using his 30 years of technical expertise to improve the quality and build of the latest sparker systems.“These colleagues will

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Ashtead Delivers Installation Monitoring Services to Subsea 7

Subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology said it has completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Subsea 7 in support of Equinor’s Utgard development, located in blocks 15/8 (NCS) and 16/18a (UKCS) of the central North Sea.The contract, which was awarded by i-Tech Services on behalf of Subsea 7, saw Ashtead’s Deflection Monitoring System (DMS) used to capture critical data required to safely deploy a subsea template in water depths of 110m from Subsea 7’s vessel the Seven Arctic.The DMS monitors structure deflection, heading, pitch, roll, depth and suction at differenti

STL Secures $2m Contract

STL secured a$2mln contract with an international engineering services firm that will see it provide a range of innovative products designed to improve productivity and reduce downtime.   Aberdeen-based STL (Subsea Technologies Ltd) provides pioneering subsea equipment and technical advisory services, from concept development and design engineering to project management and operations support. The latest scope of work awarded will see STL deliver a range of well intervention equipment, including three SLICs (Stackable Lightweight Intervention Connectors) and seven male mandrels, of

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