Top Videos of 2017

Subsea World News has gathered the most popular videos of 2017.

We have seen many interesting videos in the past year. Here are the industry’s most-watched clips of 2017:

The Largest Jacket on NCS

Standing 140 metres tall and weighing 26 000 tonnes, the first jacket for Johan Sverdrup is the largest on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The steel jacket will carry the riser platform, which is one of four platforms being built in the field’s first development phase.

Shell’s Prelude FLNG Unit Heads to Final Location

Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility left the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea in June 2017.

The facility, constructed by Technip Samsung Consortium, was towed to North West Australia, where the next phase of the project will begin.

Ichthys FPSO Sets Sail for Australia

The Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project’s floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility–Ichthys Venturer–safely sailed away from waters near its construction site in Okpo, South Korea en route to Australia.

The 336-metre long ship-shaped, offshore facility began the 5,600 kilometre voyage that took approximately one month to complete, from South Korea towards its ultimate destination in the Browse Basin, some 220 kilometres off the north coast of Western Australia.

Aasta Hansteen Substructure Floats Out

The video shows Statoil preparing for the sail away of the 200 meter long Aasta Hansteen substructure from the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) yard in South Korea to Norway.

Aasta Hansteen is the world’s largest Spar-platform, and will be the first in Norway. The substructure is 200 meters long, 50 meters in diameter and will have a dry weight of 46 000 tonnes.

Second Shah Deniz 2 Jacket Sail Away

The video shows the quarters and utilities platform jacket sail away to the Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea from the Heydar Aliyev Baku Deepwater Jackets Factory (BDJF).

The QU platform jacket weighs approximately 12,084 tonnes and stands 105 meters high. It contains 31 J Tubes, 7 utility caissons and 3 J tube caissons.

Saipem Hydrone ROV/AUV

The animation shows a new hybrid ROV/AUV technology as a permanent subsea infrastructure for Life of Field management services.

The so-called Hydrone, developed by Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem and its Sonub division, was born as an evolution of the Innovator 2.0 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system.

Subsea Snake Robot Takes Shape

In February last year, Eelume released the first live video footage of its snake-like underwater intervention vehicles.

With the support of Kongsberg Maritime as a development partner, the new Eelume robot has been designed to live permanently underwater and carry out underwater intervention tasks that would normally require the mobilisation of surface vehicles for divers or to launch and retrieve ROVs or AUVs.

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