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JUL 2017

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www.sea-technology.com July 2017 / st 45 InterMoor Adds Rigless Well Abandonment Services InterMoor Ltd. has added rigless well abandonment capabilities to its U.K.-based services. Consolidating the capabilities of former sister com- pany OIS Ltd., InterMoor UK can now help clients to plan and execute turn- key suspended well-decommissioning campaigns. This includes vessel char- ter and project management of all on- shore and offshore operations from the initial review of well schematics to the production of end-of-well reports. Tiger Acquires Comea's Fleet Of Offshore CCUs in Italy Tiger Offshore Rentals has acquired Comea Imprianti Industriali's entire fleet of DNV-certified offshore cargo carrying units (CCUs) in Italy. In conjunction with the acquisition, Tiger and Comea entered into an agen- cy agreement that allows Comea to re-rent Tiger's full line of DNV-certified CCUs, offshore baskets, containers, skips, cuttings boxes, tanks and carri- ers to its customers. Proserv Awarded Decom Contracts in North Sea Proserv has been awarded three contracts worth a combined value of more than $2.5 million for decommis- sioning work in the Norwegian North Sea. The firm's Stavanger facility will provide cutting services as part of a full severance package covering subsea and topside work. This includes abra- sive cutting, diamond wire cutting, grout removal and dredging services. ACE Mobilizes Six-Point Mooring System for Brent Decom ACE Winches has successfully mo- bilized a six-point mooring system to anchor the Iron Lady Barge being used on the Brent decommissioning proj- ect. The Brent field is 115 mi. north- east of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The ACE equipment is now in situ and being supported by a team of ACE Winches offshore personnel. The mooring system incorporates ACE hydraulic drum winches ranging from 75 te WLL to 25 te WLL, powered by six closed-loop diesel hydraulic power units. IPE Gets Funding for Oil, Gas Research Training A major funding package for the In- stitute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at Heriot-Watt University will directly support research and training for the future of the industry in U.K. offshore waters. Heriot-Watt's Chief Scientist Professor John Underhill has secured funding of £416,000 from Verus Pe- troleum, an independent oil company active on the U.K. Continental Shelf (UKCS). The award will support a number of oil and gas-related training and Ap- plied Geoscience research activities in IPE, including the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training, the Ogilvie-Gordon 3D Audio-Visualisation Centre and UKCS and Frontier Basins Ph.D. re- search activities. Oceaneering to Support Appomattox Development in Gulf Oceaneering International Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide services and products to support the design, fabrication and installation of ancillary flowline hardware for the Ap- pomattox development in the Missis- sippi Canyon Area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for Shell Offshore Inc. The scope of work for ancillary flowline hardware will include the procurement and installation of pre- lay and post-lay crossing mattresses, flowline jumper fabrication and instal- lation, manifold installation, and the design, procurement, fabrication and installation of subsea buoyancy for flowline thermal expansion. The offshore installation services will be performed in various phases from late 2017 to 2019. 2H Offshore Launches JIP For Fatigue Assessment 2H Offshore has launched the STREAM (STeel Riser Enhanced Ana- lytics using Measurements) Joint In- dustry Project (JIP), which will see 2H Offshore work with operators to find efficiencies for the industry. Currently, four major oil and gas operators have agreed to participate in the JIP. 2H also invites more interested industry partners to join. STREAM aims to provide a mea- surement-based foundation for steel catenary riser (SCR) modeling to allow for accurate fatigue assessment. SCRs have been widely used in the deep- water offshore industry due to their service reliability. However, field mea- surements indicate that riser fatigue damage is often overpredicted at the critical touchdown region, which can lead to higher riser costs for the indus- try. Full-scale field data from six deep- water SCR systems have been secured from STREAM JIP participants, includ- ing four major operators. 2H will apply its proven riser response data analytics methodology to benchmark design, identify gaps and derive calibrated modeling parameters. The results will benefit the future design and life exten- sion of riser systems. Guide for Vessels Providing Offshore Accommodation ASTM International's committee on ships and marine technology (F25) has approved the first standard for vessels designed to accommodate construc- tion crews working on offshore proj- ects. The new standard aims to address the wide range of quality and safety of such vessels. The standard will be published as: "Guide for Design, Construction and Operation of Vessels Providing Accom- modation Service to Offshore Installa- tions (F3257)." The guide will help those who build and operate ships to communicate fea- tures about crew safety and environ- mental protection. Regulatory bodies could use dem- onstrations of compliance to the stan- dard as evidence that a vessel is ap- propriate for its intended use and fit for service. Corvus to Supply ESS for Retrofit of Offshore Vessel Corvus Energy has been selected by Wärtsilä as the supplier of lithium-ion- based energy storage systems (ESS) for the retrofit of an offshore platform sup- ply vessel, the Viking Princess. Corvus will be supplying the Orca Energy ESS solution for the project. The Viking Princess is the second Ei- desvik platform supply vessel to adopt a Corvus ESS, after the Viking Lady. The 533-kWh Orca Energy ESS will be installed on the vessel in a hy- brid arrangement, replacing one LNG genset. ST offshore oil & ocean engineering

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