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Ocean Power Technologies’ PB3 PowerBuoy wave energy pictured with single point mooring integrating power and data transmission connected to a subsea battery solution and AUV charging station. Developed with Modus Seabed Intervention utilizing a Saab Seaeye Sabertooth AUV, the concept has been submitted for U.S. government development and demonstration project funding consideration. (Image: OPT)

New Subsea Resident Vehicle Solution Taking Shape

without the need for surface vessel support or complex power and data umbilical cable systems to offshore platforms or land has the potential to offer tremendous savings over operations that would otherwise require manned vessels – including long-term environmental monitoring, frequent subsea equipment integrity inspections, and interaction with seafloor assets.This novel system is designed for carbon-free autonomous offshore operations with the OPT PowerBuoy power and communications platform at its core. Via an innovative integrated mooring and subsea power/data transmission cable, a PowerBuoy

Island Offshore took delivery of Island Victory, a new offshore installation vessel, at VARD Langsten today. Photo: Island Offshore/ Droneinfo

Offshore Installation Ship Island Victory Delivered

said Erik Haakonsholm, GM of Offshore and Specialized vessel in VARD. “Island Victory is designed by Kongsberg Maritime, type UT 797 CX. The vessel is equipped with a 250 tons offshore crane, two ROVs and a large moon pool, making it suitable for both pre-lay of anchor systems, installation of subsea equipment on the seabed, maintenance of oil wells, regular anchor handling as well as installation of offshore windmills. The spacious accommodation has room for 110 persons, making it a possible to function as an accommodation vessel as well

Illustration: A Subsea 7 vessel - Image by SV1XV, Ipernity - Shared under CC BY 3.0 license

Subsea 7 Wins 'Very Large' Sangomar Contract

Offshore installation and construction specialist Subsea 7 has said it has won a 'very large' subsea equipment contract from Woodside for the Sangomar project offshore Senegal.Subsea 7 has won a contract in cooperation with Schlumberger's One Subsea through their Subsea Integration alliance following Woodside's announcement on Friday that its field development plan for the Sangomar field has been approved.The Sangomar field (formerly the SNE field), containing both oil and gas, will be Senegal’s first offshore oil development. It is a deep-water oil field discovery located

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Subsea 7 Wins Chevron Gulf of Mexico Work

win for the Gulf of Mexico region. It combines the utilization of our newest pipelay vessel, the Seven Vega, along with Subsea 7’s proven project execution capabilities and Swagelining’s polymer lining technology. In addition, the combination of the SURF scope for Subsea 7 and ongoing subsea equipment delivery by OneSubsea, will allow the Subsea Integration Alliance to work in collaboration with Chevron to unlock the value of an integrated approach to project optimization.&rdquo

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Forum Upgrades Hyperbaric Test Site

hyperbaric testing facility, which will result in an operational time saving to clients of more than 35%.Located at the company’s Kirkbymoorside base in North Yorkshire, UK, the pressure test tank is one of the largest in Europe and provides a well-located facility for the critical testing of subsea equipment. It has been widely used in previous years by the oil and gas, defense and subsea telecommunications industries.Improvements include enhanced pumps, which can reduce tank filling by 45 minutes. The tank’s door has been fitted with the latest technology allowing it to be opened and closed

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Forum Upgrades Hyperbaric Testing Facility

also underlines our commitment to our clients by providing a solution to address their challenges and exceed their expectations.”Located at Kirkbymoorside base in North Yorkshire, UK, the pressure test tank is one of the largest in Europe and provides a well-located facility for the testing of subsea equipment

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OneSubsea to Supply 20K SPS for Chevron's Anchor

– an industry first, Schlumberger said.OneSubsea will also deliver production manifolds and an integrated manifold multiphase pump station rated to 16,500 psi, subsea controls and distribution, according to Schlumberger, who revealed today that the contract was awarded back in March. The subsea equipment for the Anchor project is covered under the 20-year subsea equipment and services master order for Chevron’s development projects in the Gulf of Mexico.Chevron, as operator with a 62.86% stake in the Anchor project, announced the final investment decision (FID) for the $5.7 billion ultra-high

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Bender UK Delivers ROV Power Monitoring

monitoring equipment from Bender UK is being used by remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operator Film-Ocean to verify the integrity of power supplies offshore.For Bender, whose insulation monitors and earth fault location technologies are employed within the oil and gas industry to protect personnel, subsea equipment, installations and associated electrical infrastructure from insulation failure, the Film-Ocean application marks the first for its power quality monitoring (PQM) technology in the subsea sector.Subsea contractor Film-Ocean provides ROV inspection and intervention services, and it relies on

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Seatool’s Plug-and-Play Subsea HPU Range

;Complementing Seatools’ existing line of subsea hydraulic components, with the launch of this underwater hydraulic powerpack range we grow alongside existing customers and meet the needs of new customers.”The ready-to-roll powerpacks were designed to meet the demands of today’s subsea equipment and clients’ configuration requirements, and come with a significant number of (integrated) hydraulic system components and functionalities. Examples are pressure compensation, filtration, controls, and instrumentation. The modular approach creates a benefit for hydraulic system integrators:

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DNV GL Issues Guidance for Subsea Welding

A new recommended practice (RP) to standardize operator requirements for welding and inspection of subsea equipment has been published by DNV GL.DNVGL-RP-B204 “Welding of subsea production system equipment” provides harmonized operator requirements and that will ensure consistency in the fabrication of subsea pressure retaining equipment such as wellheads, Xmas trees, manifolds and jumpers.The RP has been published following a joint industry partnership (JIP), initiated by DNV GL in February 2017. The JIP involving 12 operators, contractors and fabricators addressed supply chain uncertainty

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