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The FPSO Turritella
16th June 2016

The FPSO Turritella will connect to subsea infrastructure located beneath approximately 9500ft (2896m) of water, breaking the existing water depth record for an oil and gas production facility. This ultra-...
Bente Helén Leinum, Project Manager, DNV GL – Oil & Gas
16th June 2016

A cross-industry project led by DNV GL to halt the boom in subsea documentation shows that implementing a standardised approach can significantly reduce engineering hours.  The two-year collaboration...
The subsea boosting systems consist of three retrievable 3.0 MW single-phase pump modules
2nd May 2016

"We strive to deliver the solutions that help customers reduce costs while increasing recovery from the reservoir, and in this case, our subsea boosting technology is enabling the customer to optimize...
Major oil spills can destroy lives,
2nd May 2016

The difference between a major environmental incident and a less damaging oil spill can rest on how quickly a hydrocarbon leak is detected.  DNV GL has now launched the first globally applicable...
Coldshield under test by Bureau Veritas
2nd May 2016

Coldshield is a composite structural reinforcement specifically developed for the harsh environments of offshore units."Coldshield offers a long awaited solution for the repair of corroded offshore...
FieldPulse model-based, predictive analytics software
2nd May 2016

Baker Hughes has released FieldPulse model-based, predictive analytics software, which enables operators to proactively optimize production across entire fields by giving them clear understanding of an...
ITF CEO, Dr Patrick O’Brien
2nd May 2016

A new technology system designed to address a common problem in the subsea industry is undergoing a shallow water trial at Portishead Quays marina. The system will help to identify the location of...
Wild Well Control
2nd May 2016

These wells are a part of a larger plug and abandonment campaign which began earlier this year. “The new tools and techniques used on this project have already exceeded expectations,” Martial...
MaxPull high-pull wireline conveyance system
2nd May 2016

Schlumberger has announced the launch of the MaxPull high-pull wireline conveyance system that can pull from 18,000lbf to 30,000lbf in wells 40,000ft [12,192m] deep or more. The MaxPull system’s...
Award winners
11th February 2016

The awards, which seek to celebrate the achievements of companies and individuals in the £9billion subsea industry across the country, were presented at a gala dinner during Europe’s largest...


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