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Carbon+Intel: DNV supports world’s first large-scale testing of submerged CO2 pipelines

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is working with Wintershall Noordzee and the OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences to explore how existing natural gas pipelines in the southern North Sea can be used for future CO2 transport.

Neptune Energy completes Seagull manifold installation

Neptune Energy and its joint venture partners, bp and JAPEX, have completed the safe and successful installation of the manifold and umbilical for the Seagull project in the UK Central North Sea.

Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico: Expediting an offshore platform’s decommissioning

Vivek K. Prajapati, Petroleum Engineer

With the backlog of idle offshore platforms steadily increasing, the industry needs to optimize procedures and operational strategies to reduce costs while improving overall HSE during and after decommissioning.

Helix Energy Solutions partners with Trendsetter Engineering for global integrated hydraulic intervention services agreement

The new partnership will integrate Trendsetter’s 15,0000psi Subsea Tree Injection Manifold and experienced personnel into Helix’s state-of-the-art fleet of well intervention vessels and equipment used to perform well services globally.

Guyana seeks a 135-mile subsea gas pipeline to extend its energy win streak

Guyana will likely become one of South America’s top oil producers over the next four years, but the world’s newest petrostate increasingly sees gas as the bedrock for growing its domestic economy.

U.S. Coast Guard boards vessel suspected of damaging subsea pipeline

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship that dragged its anchor near to a Southern California subsea pipeline that was the source of an oil spill earlier this month.

Turkish Petroleum awards Schlumberger contract to tap its largest gas reserve

Turkish Petroleum has awarded Schlumberger a significant contract for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of end-to-end production solutions for the Sakarya gas field, Turkey’s largest gas reserve.

Democrats seek stricter regulation of offshore oil and gas infrastructure

House Democrats are making the case for stricter regulation of thousands of abandoned wells, platforms and pipelines off the U.S. coasts following the biggest off-shore spill in California in nearly 30 years.

DOF Subsea and Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. form strategic alliance for global AUV services

The partnership leverages the two businesses’ recent collaboration in the development of the OFG AUV non-contact integrated Cathodic Protection (iCP) inspection system, and enable the sharing of resources on several pipeline inspection and geohazard surveys.

UK grants North Sea subsea carbon storage license in pursuit of COP26 goals

The UK Oil and Gas Authority  has awarded a carbon dioxide appraisal and storage license to Harbour Energy, boosting the drive to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

SPIE awarded multi-year engineering services contract for Jansz-Io Compression project

As the reservoir pressure of the Jansz-Io field declines after years of production, compression infrastructure is required to enhance the recoverability of the field.

Who pays: Allocating liability for plugging and abandonment costs in the GOM’s OCS

Kaylan Dunn, Michael Morfey, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Lessees and interest-holders in the Gulf of Mexico should carefully evaluate the existing contractual language governing their investments in light of case law and consider adding bond requirements or additional consideration in exchange for a specific, express release of costs associated with decommissioning obligations.

Enpro Subsea acquired by Hunting PLC in all-cash deal

Production optimization specialist Enpro Subsea has been acquired by Hunting PLC for a total consideration of US $33 million.

Allseas chooses WFS Technologies for major subsea pipeline project

Allseas has chosen WFS Technologies’ new Seatooth Pipelogger for the real time measurement of process temperature on a subsea pipeline system designed for total gas throughput capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters per year.

Rovco expands ROV fleet with new Falcon DR ROV

UK subsea services company, Rovco, has expanded its ROV and hydrographic survey capabilities with the addition of a Saab Seaeye Falcon DR ROV to its fleet.

N-Sea increases capabilities with addition of new vessel

N-Sea, a subsea IMR provider, has increased its fleet through the long-term charter of Siem Offshore’s subsea construction vessel, the Siem Barracuda.

Aker Solutions signs two subsea framework contracts with BP

Aker Solutions secured two five-year framework agreements for potential future deliveries of subsea production systems and lifecycle services at BP-operated oil and gas fields globally.

Endeavor Management completes initial Subsea Decommissioning JIP

Endeavor Management has announced the completion of its initial Subsea Decommissioning Joint Industry Project (JIP), which was initiated last year and funded by seven operators and five service companies.

Ashtead Technology lands deal with Dutch engineering firm

Ashtead Technology has secured a deal with international contractor Van Oord to provide the latest generation of video processing systems for worldwide offshore construction operations.

Statoil, IKM Subsea partner to introduce residential ROV concept

IKM Subsea has been awarded a contract for ROV and subsea services for Statoil's Visund and Snorre B assets.