Ultra-Deepwater Program Funding for Remora

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) selects Norway's Remora for negotiations leading to funding awards

The Statement of Work (SOW) covers a 1 year study involving US operators and execution of Industry related work shops addressing various HiLoad DP offloading scenarios in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

"Remora is pleased to learn that RPSEA and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have acknowledged the HiLoad DP solution and that our technology has been successfully selected under the Ultra-Deepwater Program.

It is considered quite remarkable that a Norwegian Company has succeeded in obtaining US government funding and gained acceptance for the HiLoad DP as a viable contender for offloading operations among deepwater operators in US GoM", says Kim Diederichsen, Senior Vice President Americas, Remora.

Remora explains the background: Deepwater operators in the US GoM have seen a need for deepwater direct offloading systems for multiple applications: (1) direct offloading from FPSO's of tanker and/or round configuration in a steady state production environment in ultra deepwater GoM, (2) ability to offload liquid hydrocarbons from existing platforms that have been isolated by pipeline breaks such as occurred in the hurricanes of 2005, and (3) ability to load spilled oil from whatever source it may be collected into a quickly available tanker for delivery to a US GoM ports.

Remora's development of HiLoad DP has reached a stage where the first vessel has been successfully operated under harsh environment sea conditions offshore Norway. Knowledgeable US operators believe that Remora's HiLoad DP vessel can be adapted to US GoM requirements to enable functioning successfully for both a steady state production situation  as well as emergency situations.



 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Ricardo to Support Kongsberg WFMS Development

Ricardo and Kongsberg have signed a framework agreement that will see Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well

GVF Launches Maritime Communications Glossary

Lexicon of Communications Terminology to be applied to Communications Solution Provider & Solutions User Dialogues During the Informa VSAT 2014 conference in London,

Seacure Higher Flow-Rate BWTS Certified by BSH

Evoqua inform that the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie- BSH), which previously granted the Evoqua

Offshore

Upcoming Expo 'Offshore Marintec Russia'

ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg, October 7-10  will host the International Specialised Offshore Exhibition and Conference 'Offshore

RWE Dea Awarded Two New Concessions in Egypt

In the International Bid Round 2013, RWE Dea has been awarded two new offshore concessions with operatorship by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).

TRIYARDS' Liftboat Orderbook Filling up

*This new order brings total liftboat contracts to date to 14, and showcases TRIYARDS’ engineering versatility * Win affirms TRIYARDS' leadership position as

Finance

Oil Edges Below $99 but Supply Risks in Focus

Oil traded slightly lower below $99 a barrel on Thursday, pressured by ample supply and concern over the weakening of demand growth in major consumer nations, as well as a rise in the U.

Aiming to Make Less Fuel Go Further: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling says it is engaged in an energy efficiency project for its newbuilds together with Maersk Maritime Technology. The project involves an Energy Management System (MSPS),

Sound Oil Announce 2014 Interim Results

Sound Oil, the European / Mediterranean focused upstream oil and gas company, announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2014.   Highlights   *

Energy

Oil Edges Below $99 but Supply Risks in Focus

Oil traded slightly lower below $99 a barrel on Thursday, pressured by ample supply and concern over the weakening of demand growth in major consumer nations, as well as a rise in the U.

Shell: Nigeria Oil Union Strike Not Affecting Exports

A strike by Nigeria's oil unions is not having any immediate impact on crude oil exports from Africa's top exporter, despite moving into a third day, spokesmen

Ricardo to Support Kongsberg WFMS Development

Ricardo and Kongsberg have signed a framework agreement that will see Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1621 sec (6 req/sec)