Hawaiki Submarine Cable Construction Starts

April 5, 2016

Hawaiki Submarine Cable and TE SubCom announced that the contract for the Hawaiki submarine cable system has come into force and the construction phase has started. The Hawaiki submarine cable system is a new trans-Pacific cable, which will link Australia and New Zealand to mainland United States, as well as Hawaii, with options to expand… Continue Reading »


Aker Solutions Clinches Subsea Contract from BP

March 31, 2016

Aker Solutions has won a global framework agreement to deliver engineering and project management services at BP-operated subsea oil and gas fields. The contract has a fixed period of five years and may be extended by two years. It covers subsea engineering services, asset integrity management and operations support. “We are delighted to partner with BP… Continue Reading »


Fugro Seacore to Recover Rampion Lattice Met Mast

March 30, 2016

E.ON has filed an application to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to remove lattice met mast that collapsed at the Rampion offshore wind farm site. The lattice met mast collapsed in 2014 and sunk to the seabed alongside the met mast platform. Fugro Seacore, the company that installed the met mast on behalf of E.ON… Continue Reading »


Seatronics, RTS Mark 100 Installations with SDM System

March 15, 2016

Seatronics, an Acteon company, and Norwegian associates RTS, are said to have achieved 100 successful global installations with the subsea deflection monitoring system (SDM). The RTS-built SDM is used for the deployment and installation of subsea structures, and, according to Seatronics, aims to reduce the risk associated with both large and small installations. “It is due… Continue Reading »


Engineers Work on New Anchor System for Floating Wind Farms

March 14, 2016

A team of researchers that includes two engineers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is working with Vryhof Anchors on developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines. Reportedly, the system uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in… Continue Reading »


European Commission OKs Greece-TAP Agreement

March 7, 2016

The European Commission has found the Host Government Agreement between the Greek authorities and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline to be in line with EU state aid rules. The project should improve the security and diversity of EU energy supplies without unduly distorting competition in the single market. Margrethe Vestager, commissioner in charge of competition policy, stated:… Continue Reading »


Subsea 7 Grabs Egypt Contract

February 29, 2016

Subsea 7 has won a contract, worth over $750 million, from BP, and partner DEA (Deutsche Erdoel AG), for the development of the Giza, Fayoum and Raven subsea fields offshore Alexandria, Egypt. This is the second phase of the West Nile Delta project, where the field development will be at depths of up to approximately 800 metres…. Continue Reading »


Petrobras Turns On Cidade de Maricá FPSO

February 19, 2016

Petrobras has started operating the Cidade de Maricá FPSO platform, in the Lula field (Lula Alto area), in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin. The platform is located approximately 270 kilometers from the coast, at a water depth of 2,120 meters. With a daily production capacity of up to 150,000 barrels of oil and… Continue Reading »


Xtera Bags ‘Gulf to Africa’ Subsea Cable Deal

February 17, 2016

Omantel has signed a supply agreement with Xtera Communications for building a submarine cable from Salalah in Oman to Bosaso in Puntland and Berbera in Somaliland, with a terrestrial extension to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The Gulf to Africa (G2A) cable will be built in partnership with Ethio Telecom, Golis Telecom and Telesom Company. “This is the… Continue Reading »


Report: Emerging Decommissioning Market in Norway

February 17, 2016

Norway’s decommissioning market has the potential to be the second largest in the North Sea after the UK Continental Shelf, according to Oil & Gas UK’s first Norwegian Continental Shelf Decommissioning Insight report, which provides a forecast for the region over the next decade. The Norwegian Decommissioning Insight is the latest in a series of… Continue Reading »

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