Volume 48, Number 3
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Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Floating Wind with Acteon CCO Barry Parsons
While the fixed bottom offshore wind dominates today, in the not-too-distant future floating wind will be the answer to efficient and voluminous renewable offshore wind power. Acteon CCO Barry Parsons discusses the technologies being developed and the planning being put in place so that his company can capitalize on this fast-growing market.
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Inside the “Hot Demand” for Subsea Construction Vessels
A rising tide lifts all boats, as the saying goes, and while the offshore industry is currently experiencing a wide-ranging surge, there are vessel types and specific market segments that are expected to benefit more than others.
The Rise of the Mighty Middle Eastern Jackup Market
It’s hard to believe that once upon a time the Middle Eastern jackup segment comprised of less than 60 units when today marketed supply sits just shy of three times that amount (180 units)
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The evolving FPSO landscape – healthy demand, changing procurement strategies
After a slowdown in activity during 2020/2021 due to soft commodity prices, demand for FPSOs is picking up.
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Fugitive Methane Emissions: LDAR Campaigns are Getting Smarter
Top down or bottom up, new technologies are helping the industry boost their leak detection and repair (LDAR) strategies
Northern Lights: Trailblazing the Path to Europe’s Net Zero Emissions
In the global quest for achieving net zero emissions and slowing down global warming, carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has emerged as an important solution. Among the notable projects being developed in the field is the Northern Lights offshore carbon capture and storage project in Norway, a country with long experience with offshore CO2 storage.
Energy Transition: What is an Offshore Vessel Operator to Do?
The energy transition is moving ahead amid recovery in offshore oil & gas and growth in offshore wind, leaving vessel owners that serve these markets with big questions about energy carrier and energy converter selection for their newbuilds.
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Plan to prepare or prepare to fail
From geopolitical trials to a squeezed supply chain, the offshore wind sector is facing stronger headwinds than ever before. Third-party logistics partners are increasingly being called upon to provide effective preparation and support to help developers circumnavigate these issues.
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Q&A with Pioneer Consulting’s Austin Shields.
Pioneer Consulting, a subsea fiber optic telecommunications consulting and project management company, was last year awarded a contract by Zemax-Planova Consortium to provide expertise related to the Petrobras Malha Óptica fiber optic system project, offshore Brazil. OE interviewed Pioneer Consulting’s Director of Client Solutions, Austin Shields, to learn more about the project.
SPE Offshore Europe 2023
CCS, Hydrogen challenges will be a focus of conversation at SPE Offshore Europe 2023, September 5-8 in Aberdeen.
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Subsea Tech Set for UTC 2023
Global subsea energy leaders will convene in Bergen, Norway at the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in mid-June to meet, greet and exchange ideas on the crucial underwater technology topics. Stig Instanes, TechnipFMC and Rune Vesterkjær, Aker Solutions, helped to shape a vibrant and diverse program, and they recently discussed the technical highlights and networking opportunities in store for visitors to UTC ’23.
By the Numbers: Discoveries & Reserves
By the numbers: RIGS
By the Numbers: The Floater Gas Market