WATCH: Technip’s New Diving Support Vessel, Deep Explorer

French engineering company Technip has introduced its latest newbuild, the diving support vessel (DSV) Deep Explorer.  The vessel was officially named Saturday at a ceremony held at VARD's Langston shipyard in Norway. The vessel hull was built by Vard Tulcea shipyard in Romania and completed at Vard Langsten for equipment outfitting and commissioning. The vessel … [Read more...]

WATCH: Heidelberg Spar Upended in Gulf of Mexico

Anadarko's Heidelberg Spar has made the 400 mile trip from Ingleside, Texas to its new home at the Green Canyon 859 block in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it has now been upended. The Heidelberg is an exact replica of Anadarko's Lucius facility, which began production in January 2015 in the Gulf of Mexico's Keathley Canyon area. The two facilities are Anadarko's … [Read more...]

Technip Dive Vessel to Work on Standby at Goliat FPSO

Eni Norge AS, operator of the Goliat field located approximately 85 kilometers northwest of Hammerfest, Norway, has been given approval today by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority to perform manned underwater operations in support of the installation of the Goliat FPSO. ENI spokesperson Andreas Wulff says Technip's Seahunter, a Light Diving Craft, will be utilized, … [Read more...]

Technip’s Deep Blue Tagged for Subsea Pipeline Work at Thunderhorse

BP, operator of the Thunderhorse semi-submersible production and drilling facility, will be further developing Mississippi Canyon Blocks 778 and 822 through the addition of two additional subsea production flowlines. French EPC contractor Technip has been awarded the full scope of the project from the initial design through pre-commissioning and testing. The work entails the … [Read more...]

Technip Wins CNOOC Tension Leg Platform FEED Project

Liuhua, China's largest offshore oil field with an estimated 1 billion barrels of oil in place, will be developed via a pair of tensioned leg platforms (TLPs), floating structures that are anchored to the sea floor by vertically-oriented tendons that keep the production platform stable above it with little to no heave movements. Technip says today they, and consortium … [Read more...]