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Subsea Production Systems
The INTECSEA Subsea Production Systems Engineering Group has emerged as the industry leader in providing services for deepwater subsea technology for water depths to 2,800 m and beyond. INTECSEA's primary emphasis has been on subsea applications in frontier areas, notably deepwater field developments and for unusual service conditions such as high pressure and high temperature, aggressive fluids and subsea processing. These specialized technologies are firmly established within INTECSEA's extensive project experience including practical design and installation technology required for cost effective completion and operation of offshore field development facilities worldwide. INTECSEA's capability in subsea production systems has become industry leading as functional requirements for deepwater concepts have evolved. In 1985 INTECSEA initiated several joint industry studies to develop solutions for deepwater production in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic, in which as many as 15 oil and gas companies participated. In 1992 INTECSEA was selected to manage the first phase of the DeepStar Program sponsored by Texaco. In this role INTECSEA actively participated in the efforts of a multi-discipline industry group to extend the technological production limits and develop solutions for subsea operations in water depths to 10,000 ft and greater. As a result of these initiatives, the offshore industry has moved to subsea systems configurations that are now more modular and allow greater flexibility with reduced risk. These concepts have been implemented worldwide. INTECSEA has been able to validate these concepts via many subsea deepwater project applications.
New Kawasaki SPICE Explained - Kawasaki Underwater Vehicle Drone
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced the successful completion of verification tests for the close-range inspections of a subsea pipeline by an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) off the coast of Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture. With a focus on the growing demand for pipeline maintenance in offshore oil and gas fields, Kawasaki has been developing an AUV called SPICE*1 (Subsea Precise Inspector with Close Eyes) equipped with a robot arm for performing subsea pipeline inspections—the world's first—based on a fusion of submarine technologies and industrial robot technologies fostered in-house over many years. During verification testing, SPICE executed a close-range inspection process which involved deployment at sea to locate and perform tracking operations on a subsea pipeline, after which it returned to its docking station*2for recovery. These tests were part of a series of tests required to verify autonomous operation capabilities, and were conducted from June 1st to 12th with the support of the Joint Technological Development Support Program for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Fields,*3 which is supported by DeepStar*4and The Nippon Foundation. SPICE's verification tests entailed inspections of a mock pipeline used to simulate a real subsea pipeline, located off the shore of Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture. The tests succeeded in verifying the performance of SPICE's autonomous robot arm control and sensor-equipped close-range inspection unit to track the pipeline while the AUV maintained stable travel, and represent a major step forward along the company's path to commercialization. Moreover, attendees at demonstrations carried out during the testing period expressed high praise and great expectations in response to the success of the tests. Kawasaki will continue to carry out verification tests using equipment fitted with various inspection sensors in reflection of actual market needs, while simultaneously pursuing classification-society certification for its AUV. Furthermore, the company will keep on developing high-performance, high-quality products capable of uncrewed, automated operation for the AUV market, where demand is expected to grow for such underwater equipment, while proactively pursuing commercialization in FY 2021. - “SPICE” is a trademark for AUV developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. - A subsea docking station under development by Kawasaki. SPICE docks underwater with the station, which is attached via a cable to the mother ship (base ship for operations), enabling the AUV to charge and send collected inspection data to the mother ship. This arrangement enables SPICE to work for long periods undersea without frequent launch and recovery, thus reducing boat crew workload and improving safety. - A collaborative support program of The Nippon Foundation with the aim of participating in technological development in the ocean development field. Kawasaki was selected for participation in the program in FY 2019 in order to pursue applications for autonomous underwater robots in offshore oil fields, and the abovementioned verification tests were carried out as part of this program. - A marine technology development consortium comprising major oil companies, companies involved in ocean development, universities, research institutions and other such organizations with the aim of surveying, developing, and pursuing production in offshore oil and natural gas fields. #kawasaki #spice #underwater #vehicle SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/c/TeknoMobRETYNAmata and press the 🔔🔔
DeepStar Awards Phase II of Magnetic Drive System Concept for Electric Submersible Pumps
Artificial lift technology company Upwing Energy and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have been awarded the next phase of the Magnetic Drive System project by DeepStar, a global offshore research and development consortium. The new phase, based on the successful completion of a design study last year, will include the design, build and test of enabling technologies that are the backbone of Upwing’s MDS concept for a reliable and retrievable Electric Submersible Pump. The proof-of-concept phase, targeting deepwater offshore and subsea oil well applications, is sponsored and funded by the Nippon Foundation - DeepStar Joint Ocean Innovation program and supported by project champions Chevron, Shell, Petrobras and Equinor. Upwing Energy will design, fabricate and test a full-scale passive radial bearing assembly as well as a magnetic vibration and temperature sensor system to be utilized between the pump stages and motor in the MDS. MHI will design, fabricate and test a few stages of the high-speed, efficient hydraulic pump. The detailed design of the prototype and validation of major components of the MDS will determine the technical and economic viability of the MDS pump system. Upwing and MHI engineers will begin work on Phase II of the project in June and are scheduled to complete the experimental prototype, including component testing, by May 2021. DeepStar is a joint industry technology development program focused on advancing technologies to meet its members’ deepwater business needs to deliver increased production and reserves. DeepStar members include Shell, Total, CNOOC, Anadarko, Equinor, ExxonMobil, JX Nippon, Chevron, Petrobras and Woodside.
Occidental Overview 2020
Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit oxy.com for more information.
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Stress Engineering Services - Plant Services Overview
Since 1972, Stress Engineering Services has been providing timely and cost-effective engineering solutions to improve plant & refinery efficiency, safety, and reliability. Our practical experience, obtained from years of work in refineries, power stations, chemical plants and pipelines, provides our clients with a tremendous resource they can rely on daily or in emergencies.
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Manager Deep Offshore
Subsea Systems Advisor
Sr. Research Scientist Flow Assurance
Sr. Flow Assurance Engineer