Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (September 12 – September 18).
Aker Solutions, Det norske oljeselskap and Subsea 7 agreed on a so-called “one for all, all for one” collaboration model that should, as the companies believe, mark a major shift in how an operator and its suppliers can work together on oil and gas developments offshore Norway.
The alliance combines Det norske’s exploration and production know-how with Aker Solutions’ expertise in front end engineering, brownfield modifications and subsea systems and Subsea 7’s capabilities in the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF).
The company will now be providing specialist offshore equipment for the installation of power cables, umbilicals, and flexible pipelines.
The vessel of VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 91.2 meters and a beam of 21.5 meters, has been developed especially for undertaking light construction, SURF and IRM projects in South East Asia.
Following a successful deployment of its riserless coil tubing (CT) technology in the offshore petroleum industry, Island Offshore is said to be taking it to the next level by performing heavy well intervention with coil tubing in producing subsea wells.
In 2015 Island Offshore made history when drilling a pilot hole for Centrica by means of riserless coil tubing, in order to check for shallow gas at the location.
Three turbines have been supplied by Andritz Hydro Hammerfest, and the fourth by Atlantis, each with a rated power of 1.5 MW. Three of the turbines are being installed and connected later this year by JFMS.