Norway gives go-ahead for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2

May 15, 2019

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation of the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project.

Norwegian authorities approve North Sea drilling, intervention requests

May 15, 2019

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to use a new submarine cable at the Eldfisk complex in the southern Norwegian North Sea.


Study to assess new topology for downhole rotating systems

May 14, 2019

DeepStar has selected Upwing Energy and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to perform a feasibility and conceptual study of Upwing’s magnetic drive system for electric submersible pumps.

McDermott awarded Sepia Phase 1 subsea scope

May 14, 2019

Petrobras has awarded McDermott International an EPCI subsea contract for the first-phase Sepia field development in the presalt Santos basin, 174 mi (280 km) offshore Rio de Janeiro state.


Trestakk subsea tieback cleared for start-up

May 14, 2019

Equinor has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to start operations at the Trestakk field in license PL091 in the Norwegian Sea.

Wave power system reaches milestone in the Adriatic Sea

May 13, 2019

Ocean Power Technologies Inc.’s PB3 PowerBuoy deployed in the Adriatic Sea has produced more than one MegaWatt-hour cumulative energy to date.


Equinor increases stake in Caesar Tonga

May 13, 2019

Equinor has exercised its preferential rights to acquire an additional 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell Offshore Inc. for $965 million in cash.

Four Rever vessels on North Sea support duty

May 13, 2019

Rever Offshore (formerly Bibby Offshore) has deployed all four of its subsea vessels since the start of last month for projects in the UK North Sea.


Predator states case for Ram Head subsea-shore project offshore Ireland

May 11, 2019

Predator Oil & Gas Holdings has issued a prospective resources update and conceptual development plan for the Ram Head gas field offshore southern Ireland.

OGTC provides further funding for subsea liquid removal technique

May 11, 2019

Worley’s INTECSEA consultancy has funding from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre for prototype testing of its Pseudo Dry Gas liquid removal system.


OGTC supporting heavy oil recovery prototype

May 10, 2019

Cavitas Energy has secured funding from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre for a new solution for heavy oil.

ConocoPhillips lets SPS contract for Barossa offshore Australia

May 09, 2019

ConocoPhillips Australia has awarded Technip Oceania Pty Ltd. an EPC contract to supply the subsea production system and associated installation support for the offshore Barossa project.


Aker BP sanctions infill wells to lift North Sea Valhall recovery

May 09, 2019

Aker BP and its partners in the Valhall field in the southern Norwegian North Sea have taken a final investment decision for the first phase of the Wellhead Platform Production Recovery project.

Norwegian research center commissions hyperbaric test facilities

May 09, 2019

NUI, an independent hyperbaric research and test facility, has ordered two large hyperbaric pressure chamber systems from Optime Subsea.


Nexans umbilical to power North Sea Vigdis subsea boost

May 08, 2019

Nexans has a Eur10-million ($11.2-million) contract to provide a power umbilical for Equinor’s latest life extension program for the Vigdis field in the Norwegian North Sea.

OTC 2019: Wireless network monitors subsea equipment performance

May 08, 2019

WFS Technologies has premiered what it claims is the world’s first subsea wireless edge network for real-time monitoring of subsea assets.


Global offshore development below halfway point, report claims

May 08, 2019

There is plenty of life remaining in the offshore sector over the decade ahead, according to analyst Rystad Energy.

TechnipFMC to supply subsea systems for latest Thunder Horse expansion

May 07, 2019

BP has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation subsea contract for the Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico.


BP sanctions Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2

May 06, 2019

BP has sanctioned development of the Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Expro expands intervention capability

May 06, 2019

Expro has introduced two new well access solutions to its intervention system portfolio.


OTC 2019: Partnership to qualify thermoplastic composite pipe risers for deepwater Brazil

May 06, 2019

Airborne Oil & Gas will collaborate with Símeros Technologies to deliver what they claim will be the first qualified thermoplastic composite pipe risers for use in deepwater Brazil.

OTC 2019: BMT, Sonardyne monitoring Aasta Hansteen spar risers

May 06, 2019

BMT has teamed up with Sonardyne to supply its riser monitoring system to Subsea 7 for use on the Aasta Hansteen field spar platform in the Norwegian Sea.


OGA calls for greater take-up of new technologies across the UK shelf

May 03, 2019

The Oil and Gas Authority has identified more than 30 technologies which it claims are critical for the future of the UK continental shelf.

OTC 2019: Oceaneering develops subsea pumping technology

May 03, 2019

Oceaneering has won an OTC Spotlight Award for subsea pumping technology.



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