JIP research focuses on deepwater sampling systems, subsea sensors and subsea clamp-on meters.

Flexible pipe technology is an area that has seen dramatic advances in its capabilities in recent times, but the need to know exactly what is happening to the risers below the surface also has grown accordingly.

Hopes are to start up the third vessel in 2018, according to the release. The date falls between the targeted onstream dates of 2017 and 2019 for the first two units, destined respectively for offshore Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

The technology aims to offer well intervention solutions to service the increasing number of high-pressure wells in the subsea environment. 

Weatherford’s OmniWel in-well optical production and reservoir monitoring systems will combine with OptaSense’s DAS technology to improve reservoir management/ EUR. Technologies include DAS-VSP vertical seismic profiling, DAS-HFP hydraulic fracture monitoring.

Central Area Transmission System’s riser platform is next to Everest platform, Block 22/10. Pipeline connects riser platform to Seal Sands, Teesside, gas terminal. CATS transports 8% of UK’s gas demand.

A Chevron Corp. unit will start on May 9 to shut oil fields Saudi Arabia is developing jointly with Kuwait after parties failed to resolve differences to keep the project running.

The aim is to start production from the field via the geostationary FPSO unit in late summer this year, Dalan added. Currently, two wells are being drilled; five wells have already been drilled and completed.

Downhole tool manufacturer Peak Well Systems’ new gas pressure testing facility in Aberdeen can conduct in-house ISO14310 validation testing of Peak products, up to the highest V0-Grade (zero gas leak). 

Halliburton Co. will separately sell its fixed cutter and roller cone drillbits, directional drilling and LWD/measurement while drilling businesses. It is currently working to acquire Baker Hughes Inc.

The contracts total $4.8 million, the company added. Engineering and fabrication of subsea isolation valve systems, and supplying the patented NHU umbilical, will be completed over the next year.  

SEA’s subsidiary J+S will provide the units, power, communication and hydraulics infrastructure for Apache’s Ness Nevis project. Apache North Sea is upgrading subsea controls architecture in nearby Beryl Field area.

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