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Putting Power on the Seabed: Edging towards a Subsea Powerhouse

Dec 29, 2020

Ten years ago, a future where subsea fields and their power-hungry process equipment could be fully electrified, enabling long step-outs to tap remote reserves with lean new infrastructure architectures, lit the fuse for a spate of investment in subsea power distribution.The result, following at least two major joint industry projects (JIP) and tens of millions of dollars of investment, is that subsea power distribution is now a ready technology…

Sonardyne Suite for Dive Technologies’ AUV

Jan 12, 2021

Dive Technologies of Quincy, Mass., selected a suite of Sonardyne technologies for navigation, tracking and control of its large displacement DIVE-LD autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) program.Founded in 2018, Dive Technologies’ rapid development…

Subsea Technology: Remote Power, On Demand

Jan 06, 2021

Taking the power to where you want it is another option – perhaps not for compression or pumping system, but potentially for monitoring, inspection, and even intervention systems, such as resident robotics concepts.It’s an idea some have been looking at…

Baker Hughes Flexible Pipe: Reinventing the Familiar for Subsea Production

Dec 28, 2020

In 2017, the Brazil National Petroleum Agency (ANP) issued a failure mode alert: stress corrosion cracking (SCC-CO2) triggered by the presence of CO2 in high-pressure pre-salt conditions had been identified as the cause of broken tensile armor wires on a certain flexible pipe installation…

SUBSEA TECH: Compact Hydrographic System for Shallow-Water ‘Gap-Filler’ Surveys

Nov 18, 2020

Subsea Europe Services GmbH has introduced a new compact version of its unique integrated Hydrographic Survey System (iHSS). Dubbed iHSS-Compact, it is designed to meet demand for shallow-water ‘gap-filler’ marine surveys and simplifies the…

EDITORIAL: See You Online @ Oi Connect!

Nov 12, 2020

Oceanology International, the world's largest exhibition and conference for the subsea sector, was originally scheduled for March 2020, subsequently rescheduled to December 2020 due to COVID-19. The organizers last month announced the need to…

Pipeline Inspection with Fast(ER) Results

Oct 22, 2020

Finland’s Rocsole is hoping to provide operators with better, faster insight into their pipelines through a new compact inline sensor and a large dose of data analytics. Its inspection tool uses electrical tomography and digital signal processing…

Increased Confidence in CO2 Storage

Sep 09, 2019

If we are going to store large volumes of carbon dioxide (CO2) in depleted oil and gas reservoirs beneath the seabed we need to be sure that, in the unlikely event of a leak, we can detect it.  A research expedition, carrying a world-first experiment…

MTS, SUT to Collaborate

Jun 27, 2019

The Marine Technology Society and the Society for Underwater Technology announced that they have entered into a three-year Memorandum of Agreement to explore ways to work together to the benefit of their collective membership.Both SUT and MTS focus on the facilitation…

Sercel Delivers 508XT Acquisition Systems

May 28, 2019

Sercel has announced the successful delivery of five of its state-of-the-art 508XT seismic acquisition systems to India’s national oil company, ONGC.ONGC selected Sercel’s cross-technology (X-Tech) solution to conduct various 3D surveys for a total of 40…

Efficient Wave-Generated Power … Really!

Apr 30, 2019

Wave-generated power could be considered the Rodney Dangerfield of offshore renewable energy sources; it gets no respect. There have been a number of high-profile, expensive failures that have conspired to give the sector a poor reputation despite a number of engineering advances…

Xodus Appoints Phil Cooper as New Director

Dec 19, 2018

The Scottish energy group Xodus Group has appointed Phil Cooper as a new corporate development director to support the continued growth of the company.The Aberdeen-based international energy consultancy said in a press release that Cooper has…

Schlumberger Bags Equinor Contract for Subsea Boosting System

Dec 19, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company.The contract is for the supply of the industry’s first all-electric actuated subsea boosting system for the Vigdis Field in the Norwegian North Sea…

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