Aker's MPO Unit Wins Industry Award at OTC

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Photo: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions' subsidiary, Managed Pressure Operations, won a prize for its riser safety system at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

The Aker Solutions unit won the Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award for its Riser Safety System (RSS).

The award recognizes products, devices or systems that reflect innovation or practical use of mechanical engineering in solving problems, improving design or maximizing performance, according to the ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute that hands out the award.

The Riser Safety System is designed to assist in control of wellbore fluids while undertaking oil and gas drilling offshore. The system is built to detect an influx of gas into a drilling riser and divert the gas to prevent a blowout.

To do this, an annular blowout preventer is integrated with the drilling riser. On detection of an influx of gas into the riser, the BOP can be shut in 5 seconds, and the wellbore fluids and expanding gasses diverted to a mud and gas separator. The drilling fluid can be returned to the rig systems, and the gas safely vented, with no environmental impact or risk to the vessel. Aker Solutions delivers the complete subsea system and surface equipment.

The award is handed out by the ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute. ASME was founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineer and is today a global organisation dedicated to promoting the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering.

The Woelfel award recognizes products, devices or systems that reflect innovation and/or practical use of mechanical engineering in solving problems, improving design or maximizing performance. Aker Solutions also won the award in 2011 for its vertical connection system for subsea installations.

www.akersolutions.com

 


People & Company News

MN100: MarineCFO

The Company: Founded in 1992, UA Business Solutions was a pioneer in the field of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and an early Microsoft Partner. The ERP evolution

MN100: All American Marine, Inc.

The Company: All American Marine Inc. was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30 to 150 feet LOA. Today,

Five Minutes with Paul Switzer

Five minutes with Paul Switzer - Manager, Shipbuilding & Offshore, Viega   For readers not familiar with Viega, please give a ‘birds eye’ view, putting the company

Technology

MN100: MarineCFO

The Company: Founded in 1992, UA Business Solutions was a pioneer in the field of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and an early Microsoft Partner. The ERP evolution

Better Turbocharger Performance, Proven Tech

Engineer wisdom: Nothing is worse as the right idea at the wrong time. But with the new ECOCHARGE Two-Stage Turbocharging System MAN D&T has reached both goals.

Rotor Sail Development Gets a €2.6 Mln Boost

Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading provider of low maintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, has been selected to receive €2.

Maritime Safety

The Economics of Ship Breaking & Scrapping

Sometimes being an industry supplier offers interesting insights – your business is touched by the ups and downs of the charter market, but you are never so involved

Extreme Boat Lifts Installed in the Panama Canal

When the Republic of Panama needed lifts for a pair of its service boats, it turned to Golden Boat Lifts for the supply of two custom-designed 7,000 lb. capacity

Philippines: Sea Dispute Won't Shift Ties with China, U.S.

The Philippines' territorial dispute with China over the South China Sea has not caused Manila to rebalance diplomatic ties with either its ally, the United States,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1120 sec (9 req/sec)