Oil and Gas Industry Latest Tech Trends

13.11.2013 The Switch 8.6 MW Offshore PM Generator Passes Initial no-load Tests with Success

The Switch, a leading manufacturer of permanent magnet generators and full-power converters, announced today that its 8.6 MW permanent magnet generator (PMG) for offshore use successfully passed initial no-load testing.

07.11.2013 ROSEN Sets World Record for the Longest Non-Stop Inspection Run World-Wide at Nord Stream Pipeline

The 1224 km of the Nord Stream Pipeline have been successfully inspected by the ROSEN Group, achieving a world record for the longest non-stop inspection run world-wide, ROSEN Group reported at the end of October.

07.11.2013 Subsea Actuators and Gearboxes Assist First-of-Kind Commercial Wave Energy Project

Rotork Australia has supplied subsea rack and pinion hydraulic valve actuators and subsea gearboxes for an innovative renewable energy wave technology project on Garden Island, near Perth in Western Australia.

05.11.2013 CIS Group Introduces Subsea Piiling Services & Remotely-operated Subsea Piling System

Conductor Installation Services Ltd (CIS), an Acteon company, has launched a new service line: Subsea Piling Services.

29.10.2013 New Drilling Rig and Drill Ship Simulator Models Expand Scope of Offshore Engine Room Training

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced two new Diesel Electric models for its Engine Room Simulator, K-Sim Engine (previously Neptune).

24.10.2013 Montanhydraulik Makes Hydraulic System for Hochtief

The joint venture of Montanhydraulik and Dutch subsidiary Muns Techniek in the offshore sector has completed the development of the entire hydraulic lifting system for the latest Hochtief Solutions jack-up ship Vidar, Montanhydraulik said on October 23.

18.10.2013 KONGSBERG Launches New Laser Based Reference System for Offshore Applications

Kongsberg Seatex is launching SpotTrack, an advanced multi-target laser based relative position reference system. SpotTrack delivers accurate range and bearing measurements and is primarily intended for Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations.

16.10.2013 MacGregor Receives an Order for Two Subsea Cranes for New Norwegian-Owned Arctic Construction Vessel

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for two MacGregor active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes from a Turkish shipyard for a new subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) and construction vessel for a Norwegian owner.

16.10.2013 Honeywell Introduces Turnkey Experion® Virtualization System on Blade Servers for Offshore Oil&Gas

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) launched the newest Experion® Virtualization Solutions package, the industry’s first turnkey blade solution that is optimized for virtualization and the needs of the process control industry enabling offshore oil and gas, refining and petrochemical c

27.09.2013 Offshore Helicopter Operators Announce Joint Review To Enhance Flight Safety

Offshore helicopter operators Avincis Group, Bristow Group and CHC Helicopter announced today they have launched a review of safety practices that will deepen their commitment to share best practices and consistently operate at the highest possible level of safety.