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Subsea Electrification: Subsea Power Evolves

are getting smarter and going untethered…and untethered subsea operations require batteries that are safe, smart, provide more capacity, deliver more power, are smaller and lighter, longer life, and highly reliable.For years, most electrical subsea operations were tethered, powered by umbilicals, which are costly, constraining, and require significant lead time.  Untethered subsea vehicles used sealed lead acid, which made them heavy and bulky, or batteries contained within 1 atmosphere pressure vessels, which can be expensive and heavy.Six years ago, Southwest Electronic Energy Corp&rsquo

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

TechnipFMC Bags EPCI Work for Luno II and Rolvsnes

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, “Our strong value

Oceaneering Wins $80 Mln in Umbilical Contracts

has secured three subsea umbilical contracts valued in excess of $80 million in total. The contracts with major international operators are to supply developments in the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and the South China Sea.Two contracts are for electro-hydraulic, steel tube production control umbilicals, measuring approximately 106km in total, and related umbilical distribution hardware. The third contract is for three thermoplastic production control umbilicals with a total measure of approximately 42km and related umbilical distribution hardware.Manufacture of the umbilicals is expected to commence

Atlantis platform (Photo: BP)

TechnipFMC Scores Contract for BP's Atlantis Phase 3

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 field is located approximately 150 miles south of New Orleans

Jan De Nul successfully completes first major umbilical installation project. Image: Jan De Nul

Jan de Nul Completes Umbilical Installation Offshore Egypt

Marine engineering firm Jan De Nul Group Jan De Nul Group has completed the installation and burial of the two main subsea umbilicals for the exploitation of new gas fields in the West Nile Delta concessions, located in the North Alexandria region, offshore Egypt.According to the company release, specifically for this project, Jan De Nul Group reconfigured its multi-purpose vessel Willem de Vlamingh into an efficient Umbilical Installation Vessel.The two umbilicals, with a total length of 69 km, were loaded in Norway in May 2018 and transported to Egypt. The installation campaign started with a 3-km

Sistac  Diver ready for action. Photo Sistac

SISTAC: Brazil´s Homegrown Subsea Service Provider

; maintenance and lifting gear inspection. Rope access techniques performed according to International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) standards. Qualified personnel who access remote and exposed points on the platform structures.Pull-in/pull-out: connection and disconnection of risers and/or umbilicals coming from the well to the platform or FPSO, using winches and divers or ROVs. Last task before the well starts producing oil.Sistac crewmember preparing dive helmet (Photo Sistac)Sistac`s Shipyard is located in Marina Verolme, Angra dos Reis-RJ, it is specialized in aluminum constructions, such

One of the vessels which will be used, DLV 2000 pipelay vessel, pictured off northwest Australia during the Ichthys project on which UTEC worked (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Wins Survey Work Offshore India

by McDermott International for a series of survey work scopes offshore eastern India.The work, due to commence in December 2018, will see UTEC provide surface and subsea positioning services during the installation of subsea flowlines, pipeline end manifolds and terminations, jumpers, risers and umbilicals that form part of the development of a field in water depths to 2,100 meters.UTEC said it will operate equipment and personnel initially on three vessels: the McDermott operated DLV 2000 pipelay vessel, a third-party light construction vessel and a third-party dive support vessel.Simon Hird, UTEC

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Subtech Wins Middle East Contracts

crew and equipment is being mobilized in support of the operations and will join teams based permanently in the region to complete the concurrent projects. The scope of works include a subsea installation project utilizing the Mubarak Supporter DP2 construction vessel for the installation of flexibles, umbilicals and power cables, combined with pipeline demolition works as well as employing specialist diving teams and equipment in the Safaniya and Manifa fields in the Arabian Gulf.Paul Whiley, managing director at Subtech Group, said, “Access to a comprehensive array of offshore equipment and skilled

Boka Atlantis (Photo: Boskalis)

Boskalis Wins Subsea Contract at Tyra Gas Field

order to extend the operational lifetime of the Tyra offshore gas field by at least 25 years.Boskalis will provide a broad range of specialist subsea contracting activities for relocating and connecting subsea pipelines as well as the installation of manifolds, vertical platform production risers and umbilicals. The project will be carried out from the Boskalis offices in Papendrecht and Aberdeen as well as in Esbjerg, Denmark prior to the project's execution. The majority of work offshore will be executed with the high-end diving support vessel Boka Atlantis which was recently added to the Boskalis fleet

Angela Lock, Tekmar Group APAC General Manager, and Dr. Jone Oh, Blue Wind Engineering CEO, sign MOU in Seoul (Photo: AgileTek)

AgileTek Eyes Korean Offshore Wind Industry

bilateral knowledge sharing of future projects and joint sales strategy within the regional market.AgileTek, a Tekmar Group plc subsidiary based in London, operates in the offshore wind, offshore oil and gas and wave power sectors, conducting studies and analysis of flexible pipes, subsea power cables, umbilicals, marine hoses, cable protection systems and SURF ancillaries.Headquartered in South Korea, Blue Wind Engineering was established to contribute to the development of wind power industry in the country, offering services ranging from the design of the offshore and offshore wind farms to the design

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Reviewing Sapinhoá-Lula NE BSR System

Subsea 7, with the support of UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and USP (University of São Paulo). The project required the installation of four huge 2,800ton submerged buoys approximately 250 meters below the surface. The system was designed to accommodate a combination of 45 risers/umbilicals for each field in a small area in a decoupled arrangement. Subsea 7’s scope was specifically 27 3.9km steel catenary risers of which 18 were 7.5-inch production lines, three 9.5-inch water injection lines and six 8-inch gas injection lines.Buoy Supported Risers (BSR)Petrobras and its partners

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California Offshore Wind Project Progresing

offshore wind farm is planned to be located more than 30 kilometers off the coast of Eureka and expected online in 2024. The objective is to help unlock the extraordinary value of offshore wind energy for California.Broad ExpertiseAker Solutions' proven track record in floating systems, subsea umbilicals and power cables and offshore power systems, allows for a wind offering that covers the entire lifecycle of a floating offshore wind farm. This includes planning, installation, commissioning, operations and maintenance services.Together, the project partners bring the expertise needed to develop

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Saipem Wins $700 Mln Worth of Offshore Contracts

approvals, project sanction from the joint venture and an authorization to proceed with the next phase, Saipem will then perform detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the risers, flowlines, and associated structures and jumpers. Saipem will also transport and install umbilicals, manifolds, and associated foundations for the production, and water and gas injection systems.Development of the Stabroek Block is being pursued by a joint venture which includes Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited as operator and 45 percent interest holder, in conjunction with Hess

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Aker Solutions to Supply Umbilicals for Liuhua FPSO

National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) Liuhua oil fields in the South China Sea, off Hong Kong.The order, which is said to be worth more than NOK 350 million ($36.6 million), was booked in the third quarter of 2018. The work scope includes more than 35 kilometers of dynamic and static power umbilicals for the Liuhua 16-2, 20-2 and 21-2 fields, linking the subsea development to a new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit.Power umbilical systems are bundled cable and fiber optic systems providing distribution of power, control and communication between subsea equipment on the

Mike Arnold (Photo: M2 Subsea)

M2 Subsea Wins Premier Oil Contract

vehicle (ROV) services provider M2 Subsea has said it has secured a contract to provide inspection services for Premier Oil’s Balmoral Floating Production Vessel (FPV).M2 Subsea, which has bases in Aberdeen and Houston, will carry out the 2018 inspection of the vessel’s hull, flowlines, umbilicals, risers and subsea template.The Balmoral is a purpose built semi-submersible FPV which is situated in the Balmoral field, block 16/21a and 16/21b of the central North Sea.  The work scope will be carried out by M2 Subsea’s Mohican ROV at a depth of 140m. The Mohican is an inspection

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Powering the Seafloor: Put a Socket in It

has power to transmit (such as wind farms) and needs power can use this infrastructure to import and export power. We are just touching the surface.”The ConceptAt the moment, subsea oil and gas systems are electro-hydraulic. Each power consumer is fed with power and communications via separate umbilicals from a topside variable speed drive (VSD). Such a system has limited flexibility, should an operator want to add in a new well or a subsea pump.The subsea power grid concept, however, would involve a single power line to the seabed equipment (in up to 3,000m water depth at present), potentially

File Image: A Subsea 7 offshore support vessel. CREDIT: Subsea 7

Subsea 7 Makes Hostile Bid for McDermott

;s Audun Martinsen said.The Middle East and Asia regions represents more than 90 percent of McDermott’s upstream revenues, Rystad Energy said."The train is about to leave the station. McDermott is the only acquisition target that could make Subsea 7 the market leader in the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) sector," Martinsen said.(Additional reporting by Terje Solsvik and Liz Hampton, editing by Gwladys Fouche, Jane Merriman and Adrian Croft

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