Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Fiber Optic News

Simec: Tidal Power Hits Record at MeyGen

Image: Simec Atlantis Energy

The developer of renewable and sustainable energy projects, Simec Atlantis Energy, has hailed progress at its MeyGen project – announcing that its 2019 performance represents a record period of uninterrupted generation from a tidal turbine venture of its kind.The world’s largest operational tidal stream array  has now exported 24.7GWh of predictable renewable electricity to the national gridIn 2019 alone, MeyGen exported over 13.8GWh of predictable renewable electricity…

Sercel Launches DAS Seismic Solution

SigmaWave is Sercel’s first distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) seismic solution (Image: Sercel)

Seismic equipment and reservoir monitoring instrument manufacturer Sercel has launched its first distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) seismic solution.SigmaWave, designed in partnership with DAS specialist Fotech Solutions, integrates Fotech’s fiber optic monitoring technology into Sercel’s seismic acquisition systems. The result, Sercel says, is the first integrated distributed acoustic solution designed exclusively for borehole seismic…

MacArtney Supplies Moog Focal LVEOS Swivel to FPSO

Moog Focal LVEOS Model 430 (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney said it has supplied a Low Voltage Electrical Optical Swivel (LVEOS) to Norwegian turret and loading systems provider for intended inclusion into a swivel stack for a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, will supply the Moog Focal LVEOS to the FPSO operating in Block SK10 of the Helang gas field located off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia.Due for delivery in the mid-fourth quarter of 2018…

Aker Solutions to Supply Umbilicals for Liuhua FPSO

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Aker Solutions said it has been contracted to deliver power umbilical systems to China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) Liuhua oil fields in the South China Sea, off Hong Kong.The order, which is said to be worth more than NOK 350 million ($36.6 million), was booked in the third quarter of 2018. The work scope includes more than 35 kilometers of dynamic and static power umbilicals for the Liuhua 16-2, 20-2 and 21-2 fields…

Efficient Cable Installation Slashes Emissions at Johan Sverdrup

The cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria at the Johan Sverdrup converter station at Haugsneset near Kårstø.(Photo: Øyvind Gravås - Woldcam / Statoil)

The laying of the cable supplying Johan Sverdrup with power from shore started last week. This helps make the North Sea giant one of the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions worldwide.On Wednesday last week the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria began laying the cables that will supply the Johan Sverdrup field with power from shore.The starting point was the Johan Sverdrup converter station at Haugsneset near Kårstø, and…

WFN: Cable Route Survey Support for Kativik

Photo: WFN Strategies

WFN Strategies has been awarded a contract by Kativik Regional Government, a supramunicipal body with jurisdiction over the territory of Québec situated north of the 55th parallel of Canada, to provide cable route survey support for the proposed Eastern Arctic Undersea Fiber Optic Network (EAUFON) submarine telecoms cable system. EAUFON is a planned submarine cable with landing points at multiple communities in Canada’s Nunavik region.

Subsea Infrastructure: Challenges & Solutions

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As offshore oil and gas reserves become ever more difficult and costly to recover, the demand for innovative technology has never been greater. Joe Orrell, managing director at RED Engineering, considers some of the challenges in subsea infrastructure design and the role of fast track engineering solutions. The offshore oil and gas industry, even in times of low prices and abundant supply, is driven by the almost relentless search for new fields to replace those coming towards the end of their natural productive lives.

Trelleborg Solutions for FLNG Ship-to-Shore System

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg has hailed the recent test of the Universal Transfer System (UTS) conducted with Connect LNG and Gas Natural Fenosa, as tangible evidence of the new applications that its suite of products for jettyless LNG transfer can unlock in this challenging field. The UTS transferred LNG from the Skangas-chartered LNG carrier Coral Energy to the onshore terminal at the Norwegian port of Herøya on October 7 and is now in full commercial operation.

Global Marine Group Extends UK Footprint

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Offshore engineering services provider Global Marine Group (GMG) has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth, Northumberland. Blyth, a modern, well-specified port, has emerged as a major support base for U.K. offshore energy projects. Operating from the Port of Blyth, both of GMG’s two business units, CWind, which provides services to the offshore wind industry, and Global Marine, which provides fiber optic cable solutions to multiple sectors…

Global Marine Group Keeping Busy in 2017

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Offshore engineering firm the Global Marine Group (GMG) reported a busy first five months of 2017 with a strong outlook for the rest of the year. The company said all key assets from the GMG fleet are currently mobilized, either supporting maintenance zone agreements around the world, or on installation, maintenance or repair contracts. “As we head into the summer months, we are extremely pleased about our robust activity level, which we feel is a reflection of our high performance standards…

Global Marine Systems Wins Offshore Tampnet Contract

Photo: Global Marine Systems

Global Marine Systems Limited, a UK-based specialist in subsea cable engineering projects, has announced that it has secured a contract from Tampnet. The contract, with work being undertaken in 2018 by one of the Company’s key installation vessels, is designed to further enhance inter oil-field communication networks in the North Sea. The project, which is the sixth contract award to Global Marine from Tampnet, focuses on the installation of a platform to platform fiber optic cable.

ABB Debuts Digital Substation

Control room - ABB's digital grid approach Photo ABB

Digital substations as key elements in future-oriented power grids to improve efficiency, safety and system visibility. ABB is presenting its digital substation model at the Cigré conference and exhibition, in Paris from August 22-26, 2016, a leading global platform for power experts and a showcase for the latest technology developments in the sector. Digital substations will be a key component of next generation grids as they enable smarter power systems.

OneSubsea to supply production systems for Zohr offshore Egypt

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OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract totaling more than $170 million from Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel). OneSubsea will supply the subsea production systems for the first stage of the Zohr gas field, located in the Shorouk Concession, offshore Egypt. “Zohr is one of the largest gas fields discovered in the Mediterranean Sea to date, and is also the world’s second longest step-out, a distance greater than 150 km.

AnTech Launches Wellhead Outlets for Low Cost Operations

Tim Mitchell (Photo: AnTech)

AnTech Ltd, provider of specialist products and services for the upstream oil and gas industry, has launched three new products within its Wellhead Outlet range. The Type-C Wellhead Outlet, which was designed and developed by the company for use in hazardous environments, has been on the market since 2013 and offers safe and simple installation, created in compliance with API 6A, ATEX and NACE standards. In response to the product’s success and customer feedback, AnTech has launched two further outlets, namely: Types CB and CC.

INTECSEA Senior VP Luff Joins ITF Board

Richard Luff (Photo: ITF)

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has appointed Richard Luff to its board as a nonexecutive director. A chartered Civil Engineer, Luff has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector and currently serves as INTECSEA’s senior vice president for the Europe and Africa region. ITF, a not-for-profit organization focused on the commercial needs of its members, has facilitated the launch of more than 200 projects from early stage concepts through to field trials and commercialization.

Schlumberger Debuts Real-Time Downhole Flow Measurement Service

The ACTive Q service enables operators to evaluate the flow rate contribution to each interval and assess zonal coverage achieved during treatment. Photo Schlumberger

HOUSTON, March 23, 2016—Schlumberger today introduced the ACTive Q* CT real-time downhole flow measurement service, which delivers real-time injection diagnostics and treatment evaluation in just one run in a well. “Fluid injection monitoring and placement often requires customers to reach conclusions through trial and error or time-consuming logging operations,” said Amerino Gatti, president, Well Services, Schlumberger. “With the ability to measure pressure…

Trelleborg's Uraduct Earns Certificate for Material Verification

Trelleborg’s offshore operation in the U.K. has received a certificate for material verification for Uraduct under the American Petroleum Institute’s specification for flexible pipe ancillary equipment (API 17L1 Ed. 1 2013). The verification was completed by global engineering, technical and business services organization, Lloyds Register EMEA, acting as an independent verification agent. The formal review of test results found that Uraduct…

Tidal Turbine Connected with Onshore Electricity Grid

Final fixation of GreenLink connector to its plate (Photo: SABELLA)

French marine renewable energy pioneer SABELLA has completed a cable operation connecting a tidal turbine to an onshore grid. The operation was carried out in the Fromveur Passage, off the island of Ushant, France, and the future outcome of connecting the two halves is a coverage of 15 to 20 percent of the Ushant island’s electricity consumption needs. Completed with the help of a MacArtney connectivity solution, the ‘Sabella D10’ tidal stream turbine project includes two drymate GreenLink connectors…

Seatronics, Meridian Complete Mexico Pipeline, Deliver Cost Saving

Gen 5 Multiplexer Courtesy Seatronics

Seatronics has completed a project with marine services organisation Meridian Ocean Services (Meridian) in Mexico. The aim of the project was to inspect and chart existing pipelines along the coast of Ciudad Del Carmen, and required a full survey equipment spread utilising a Forum Comanche ROV. As a light work class ROV would be inappropriate for the type of planned inspection (due to the payload capacity of 250 kg) Seatronics proposed the implementation of the RTS Gen 5 Multiplexer as a suitable solution for the identified issue…

Two Named to NSRI Board

Melfort Campbell and Martin Jones have been appointed to strengthen the board of the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI). With impressive pedigrees in innovation and technology in the subsea industry, these new board members will help NSRI deliver its aim of bringing new technology to market that will reduce costs and deliver efficiencies and help the UK subsea sector maintain its world-leading position. NSRI is the focal point for research and development in the UK’s subsea sector, which is worth $13.9billion to the economy.