Schlumberger, Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 has announced an agreement to form a joint venture to deliver a step change in subsea production economics by helping customers unlock reserves, reduce time to first oil and lower development costs while simultaneously delivering on their decarbonization objectives.
Subsea & Survey
Interconnect Malta Ltd (ICM), a government company operating under Malta’s Ministry of Environment, Energy and Enterprise, following an international open call for tenders, has awarded Fugro a contract to deliver a preliminary marine route survey and post-survey assessments to identify the final route for the Second Cable Interconnection Project between Malta and Sicily.
Japan’s 3D survey company, Windy Network, has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle for its global operations.
They intend deploying the Falcon on a wide range of missions, including academic research, marine archaeology, fishery surveys and construction installation studies, such as offshore wind energy sites.
Helix Robotics Solutions Limited, the U.K. Robotics division of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX), and Volstad Maritime AS announced five-year charter extensions for both the Grand Canyon II and Grand Canyon III construction support vessels to continue working on projects across multiple energy sectors.
Petrobras has extended the contracts and awarded new long-term charter and service contracts to Norskan Offshore Ltda. and DOF Subsea Brasil Servicos Ltda. for the vessels; Skandi Chieftain, Skandi Olympia and Skandi Commander. All contracts include vessels and ROVs and are for a period of three years.
For expedition yacht Dapple a Saab Seaeye deep-rated Falcon robot has been chosen as a standby rescue resource for emergency recovery of their manned submersible.
Aker Solutions has been awarded a sizeable  contract from Aker BP to provide the subsea production system for the Trell & Trine field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea. The development concept is a subsea tie-back to the Alvheim FPSO, using existing facilities and infrastructure.