Subsea 7 Completes Acquisition of Siem Offshore Contractors
Subsea 7 completed the acquisition of Siem Offshore Contractors, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the Subsea 7 Group. Two vessels, the interarray cable-lay vessel, Siem Aimery, and the support vessel, Siem Moxie, were acquired from Siem.
This brings to 37 the number of vessels operated by Subsea 7. In its 4Q results, the company said it operated 35 vessels, of which 29 were active at the end of that quarter.
Subsea 7 has been making other moves to strengthen its position in the offshore business. In February it agreed to acquire 60% holding in Xodus Group, an energy consultancy, from Chiyoda, forming a joint venture. The intended Schlumberger/Subsea 7 joint venture announced in February is based on the Subsea Integration Alliance established in 2015. It combines the subsurface expertise, subsea production systems, and subsea processing systems of OneSubsea with Subsea 7’s capabilities in subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline systems. Subsea 7 said in its 4Q report that it will not continue the KG7 alliance established in 2015 with KBR/Granherne. The companies will instead work together on a project-by-project basis.
TC Energy Plans To Move Equipment for Keystone XL Preconstruction Work
TC Energy is planning to start mobilizing heavy construction equipment to worker campsites and pipeline storage sites in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska in February to start preconstruction work on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
New Innovations Enable Autonomous Pipeline Inspections
As companies look to reduce the time it takes to inspect a subsea pipeline, as well as the costs involved in the operation, autonomous systems have become a more desirable option. How close are they to becoming the norm?
DNV GL Issues New Recommended Practice for Subsea Welding
Aimed at streamlining manufacturing processes and significantly reducing costs, the practice provides standardized operator requirements that DNV GL says will ensure consistency in the fabrication of subsea pressure retaining equipment such as wellheads, manifolds, and jumpers.
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