Equinor, on behalf of the Njord licence, has awarded Saipem a subsea service contract using a wireless underwater intervention drone and a ROV. The 10-year contract, with five 2-year options for additional extension is worth an estimated EUR 40 million.
Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a contract by Equinor to process seismic data from the Johan Sverdrup Permanent Reservoir Monitoring system in the North Sea. A team of CGG processing experts, cooperating with Equinor, will deliver time-lapse 4D images to the Johan Sverdrup asset team within days of acquisition.
A group of major oil and gas companies have joined forces to establish the first industry blockchain consortium in the United States. The move is aligned with the rising interest on blockchain technology for trade industry in recent years.
Offshore drilling company Transocean announced that it has entered into an agreement with its Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor, to license and install Automated Drilling Control (ADC) systems on five of its rigs.
Equinor’s digital support centres were established to help create higher value, improve safety and reduce emissions from the company’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Thus, they have fruitful results from the first onshore-supported fields, according to Equinor’s statement.
Swire Seabed has completed the first autonomous inspection of offshore pipeline systems in October 2018, for Equinor, using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The vessel provided positional updates to the vehicle.
On 14 October, the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 field in the North Sea came on stream. Remotely-operated from the Oseberg field centre, the new Oseberg H platform is the first unmanned platform on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, with recoverable resources at 110 million barrels.
Aker Solutions will deliver a concept study on a new processing platform for future phases of the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup North Sea field, Norway’s largest oil find in three decades. The study includes design solutions for a tie-in of the platform and future satellites to the field center that is being developed in the project’s first phase.
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