Stepping Stones to start-up

Just months after start-up of Shell’s record-setting Stones development in the Gulf of Mexico, a key member of the development team shares his thoughts on planning, quality and safety — and how the industry can benefit through greater collaboration.

Buoyancy first

Trelleborg’s offshore division and SubC Partner have teamed up for what the companies say is the first offshore replacement of buoyancy modules conducted on an FPSO’s live 12-inch production riser while production remained up and running.

Subsea snake

Norwegian underwater robotics company Eelume has built and tested what is said to be the first snake-like underwater robot.

Rigless installation

Baker Hughes has announced the first installation of the TransCoil rigless-deployed electrical submersible pump (ESP) system at Saudi Aramco’s Khurais field.