Published:  12 April, 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies has launched the latest version of its VMAX simulator to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).

Published:  04 April, 2019

Cutting-edge solutions for high-integrity sealing applications developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions were recently showcased at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen (5 to 7 February), the annual subsea exhibition and conference.

Published:  24 January, 2019

Hydraulic cutters and systems specialist, Webtool, reports it is exhibiting the latest developments in its industry-leading ROV electric cutters, cable retrieval and pipeline decommissioning tools on stand 124 at Subsea Expo 2019, 5-7 February, Aberdeen. Webtool integrated cutters also featured include IWOCS emergency disconnection and emergency deck cutters.

Published:  11 January, 2019

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM) need a considerable amount of time and resources spent on them when it comes to their transportation. A failure to provide either can result in a far more expensive decommissioning and transporting process from NORM and TENORM — a cost felt both in time and money. Consulting experts at the beginning of the process is invaluable to the planning process, and can also help secure large savings.

Published:  19 December, 2018

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions worked in partnership with LB Bentley, a specialist in creating small bore subsea valves for subsea applications, to support the company in its development of its medium duty rotary gate valve.

Published:  16 November, 2018

JFD, a leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, reports it has successfully completed mating trails with its Lloyd’s classed portable Hyperbaric Rescue Facility (HRF) with Boskalis DSV BOKA Atlantis. The mating trials with the HRF and two Self-propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboats (SPHLs) were completed, as planned, in a period of 11 hours with no complications, representing a significant advancement for hyperbaric rescue.

Published:  16 November, 2018

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global, has announced the inaugural deployment of its SeaCure technology.

Published:  01 August, 2018

Trelleborg’ reports its offshore facility based in Skelmersdale,  broke ground on its new 630m² / 2,066ft² testing facility that will house two state-of-the-art hyperbaric test chambers. The new equipment will be able to simulate extreme deepwater pressure conditions, enabling accurate testing of subsea and drilling equipment.

Published:  18 July, 2018

Published:  13 July, 2018

Published:  10 May, 2018

New clamp technology has been developed by RED Engineering to improve subsea well intervention operations.

Published:  18 April, 2018

A result of the technological revolution, our society is now more interconnected than ever before. However, despite our dependence on gadgets, glitches still occur and technology can fail us from time-to-time. While the most we have to deal with is a smashed smartphone screen or an unresponsive laptop, what happens if the problem is located deep on the ocean floor?

Published:  09 February, 2018

Published:  31 August, 2017

A North East global supplier of fabrication and engineering services reports it has successfully fabricated and installed - in only 11 weeks - a 700Te carousel which will be used for the storage of spare cables for UK offshore windfarm projects.

Published:  06 July, 2017

Unprecedented savings are reported to have been won by Australia’s innovative subsea services company, Dive Works, for its oil and gas clients through the imaginative deployment of its Saab Seaeye Leopard electric robotic vehicle.

Published:  08 June, 2017

A recent study shows new installation and maintenance technology will help industry go farther and deeper without jack-ups and reports a revolutionary new approach to offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance could cut the cost of energy from future deepwater sites by around 9%.

Published:  18 May, 2017

Ace Winches, a leading global deck machinery specialist, reports it has successfully delivered and engineered a back deck solution for Saipem. Working to a tight deadline of three and half weeks, ACE Winches says it worked in conjunction with Scantrol AS to supply a deck machinery solution which included an Active Heave Compensation winch and A-frame solution that will be used as an auxiliary deep water deployment system for subsea equipment.

Published:  30 March, 2017

Senior figures from Mexico’s national oil company, Pemex, have been discovering the secrets of the UK subsea sector’s success and how it has revolutionised the way in which hydrocarbons have been extracted from beneath the seabed during a fact-finding visit to Aberdeen.

Published:  09 March, 2017

Global Marine Systems, a leader in subsea cable systems design, installation and maintenance, has announced the addition of the 6,200 ton cable deadweight CS Recorder to its existing fleet of vessels.

Published:  24 January, 2017

Saab Seaeye says electric robotic systems will perform all tasks in the underwater domain, including those now undertaken by hydraulic systems.

Published:  17 November, 2016

VIPER_subsea-105.jpgViper Subsea, a subsea engineering company that provides consultancy and develops products for the oil and gas sector worldwide, says it is preparing to diversify and grow its business by transferring its award-winning technology into new markets.

Published:  17 November, 2016

IMG_3636.jpgJames Fisher Subsea (JF Subsea), a leading subsea services division of James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), reports it has reduced inspection downtime to 2% for Shell UK, through the innovative use of asset-based remotely operated vehicles (ABROVs) on oil rig inspection programmes in the North Sea.

Published:  27 September, 2016

Dual-Barrier-HPHT-riser-system.jpgAquaterra Energy and Plexus Holdings have announced they have developed a light weight, dual barrier HPHT riser system which can be deployed by a jack-up to enable a viable and cost-efficient alternative to semi-submersible installation for HPHT well operations.

Published:  08 September, 2016

Untitled.jpgNominations have opened for the 2017 Subsea UK Awards. Now in its 11th year, the awards seek to recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in Britain’s successful £9billion subsea sector.

Published:  30 August, 2016

Viper_Subsea_recieve_Queens_Award_2.jpgViper Subsea has announced Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw, has officially presented the company with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation at a ceremony at the company’s Portishead head office which took place on Friday 19th August.

Published:  30 August, 2016

HSSE_image1.jpgJames Fisher and Sons (James Fisher) has announced the acquisition of Hughes Sub Surface Engineering (Hughes SSE) - a specialist diving, subsea and marine project company. James Fisher says the acquisition further enhances its existing subsea activities and, through the combination of complementary capabilities, creates a comprehensive portfolio of services focused in the oil and gas, marine renewables, power generation and marine civil engineering sectors.

Published:  16 August, 2016

Stackable_at_Sea_basket.jpgA fabrication company, Quayside Fabrication, reports it has come up with a creative design for subsea baskets, which means they can now be stacked and secured on a vessel whilst at sea. The company says the newly named ‘Stackable at Sea’ subsea baskets will save on valuable deck space and bring huge savings with fewer trips to sea for oil companies.

Published:  13 June, 2016

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of industrial automation supplier EU Automation discusses how the oil and gas industry can manage the spiralling issue of equipment obsolescence.

Published:  06 April, 2016

Focus and investment into fabrication infrastructure is needed to unlock the potential of gravity base structures for the offshore wind sector reveals a new study. ODEE reports.

Published:  06 April, 2016

Pipeline technology company, STATS Group, has developed a Flangeless Subsea Launcher (FSL) which offers greater flexibility and can be positioned at any given position in depths of up to 2220 metres. ODEE reports.

Published:  08 December, 2015

A second subsea piling campaign for Technip in Norway has successfully been completed. ODEE reports.

Published:  27 August, 2015

Extracting oil and gas from subsea reservoirs is very challenging and requires sophisticated technology to ensure safe and efficient production. ODEE reports.

Published:  27 August, 2015

After several years of technology development, construction and testing, the first subsea wet gas compressor in the world is now installed at the Gullfaks C platform in the North Sea. ODEE reports.

Published:  27 August, 2015

A research paper exploring the viability of moving offshore oil and gas processing subsea, including the techno-economics of an ‘all subsea’ solution, has been launched by DNV GL. The report addresses current limitations, but also highlights opportunities for subsea technology. ODEE reports.

Published:  27 August, 2015

Global Marines recently undertook a successful transportation and installation (T&I) of a Cable End Module (CEM) in the North Sea. ODEE takes a look at how the company’s project engineering department was tasked with demands that included pre-planning, interfacing with project stakeholders, design engineering and precision installation.

Published:  30 June, 2015

National Hyperbaric Centre’s training department offers a variety of industry-respected diver and subsea training courses designed to meet the needs of a range of clients throughout the diving, renewable and oil & gas industries. Its aims are to improve the standard of subsea safety worldwide. ODEE reports.

Published:  30 June, 2015

The inspection, repair and maintenance of subsea umbilicals can be a challenging process. Computer based simulations of flexible assets is critical in determining whether maintenance operations are required and to what extent. Ryan Diver*, a subsea engineer at Jee Ltd, discussed with ODEE, a recent comparative study of a control umbilical and the subsequent recommendations made to the client, following a subsea project located in the North Sea.

Published:  30 June, 2015

ODEE looks at Global Marine Systems’ main considerations when designing and delivering long lasting Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) installation solutions.

Published:  25 June, 2015

The fall in the oil price has resulted in widespread budgets cuts, which have seen many operators put a firm hold on recruitment activity and contracting work out to support companies. Despite this, the future looks bright for companies willing to seize new opportunities by developing technological advancements. ODEE spoke to Alexander MacLeod, project services manager at independent project services consultancy, Cambla, to discuss how the company has adapted its service offering with the development of state-of-the-art software to meet the changing needs of the industry.

Published:  25 June, 2015

The installation of the modules that collectively constitute Åsgard subsea gas compression has commenced on the Åsgard field. ODEE report.

Published:  25 June, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and The Crown Estate have published a report on the performance of subsea cabling in high energy environments to support the development of commercial wave and tidal energy sites.

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