News & Events


Oil States Provides Key Connections for China’s Lingshui 17-2 Gas Field

October 27, 2020

Lingshui 17-2 is a deepwater gas field located in the South China Sea, near China’s Hainan Province. With water depths of up to about 1,500 meters, the field is the first ultra-deep project developed by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in the region. “We are pleased to work with CNOOC and enable the development of the Lingshui gas field with the supply of the first-ever deepwater steel catenary riser FlexJoint™ assembly packages for China,” said Jeff Jewitt, project manager. “The execution of this global project involved bringing together scopes of supply from international suppliers as well as six different...

Oil States Industries Confirms Contract Award for a Deepsea Mining Riser System

June 3, 2020

Oil States Industries is very pleased Cosmos Shoji Co Ltd, Japan have chosen OSI to supply an Automated Hands-Free Deepsea Mining Riser System. The system is based upon Oil States’ field-proven, industry-leading Merlin™ Connector, and designed for rapid deployment in water depths of up to 6,000 meters. Deepsea Mining projects can be located in extremely remote areas, often a four- or five-day sail from the nearest shore.  System reliability therefore is critical.  OSI’s non-helical Merlin Connector is easier to reliably automate, faster to deploy, and with no moving parts is not subject to the many mechanical issues typically found in...

Oil States International’s CEO Featured in Energy Connection Magazine

February 24, 2020

Cindy Taylor - Oil States International CEO
Oil States International’s CEO, Cindy Taylor, was featured in the February 2020 edition of PESA’s Energy Connection Magazine. Click the links below to read the full article or magazine. Article: Energy Connection Magazine – Cindy Taylor Article Magazine: Energy Connection Magazine

Oil States Introduces Advanced Merlin™ Riser Technology for Deepwater Subsea Mining Applications

December 11, 2019

Oil States Merlin™ Subsea Mining Riser System

Oil States, a global leader in complete riser systems for drilling & workover applications, has now translated it’s experience in designing and manufacturing riser systems for oil & gas to meet the needs of the growing subsea mining sector.  Based on proven Merlin™ Riser Technology, Oil States now offers subsea mining riser systems. The Merlin™ Subsea Mining Riser System incorporates the world-leading high-fatigue, high-load capabilities of Oil States Merlin connectors which have been proven for decades in casing, conductor, tension leg platform (TLP) tendons, drilling and completion riser, caissons and FPSO turrets. It features non-rotational makeup with dual metal-to-metal seals...

Refurbished Nautilus™ Crane installed and commissioned on Shell FPSO Fluminense offshore Brazil

November 21, 2019

Oil States Industries has completed the successful installation, testing, and commissioning of a 26-ton Nautilus™ Crane on board the Shell FPSO Fluminense in the Bijupira and Salema Fields in the Campos Basin.  The Fluminense is installed about 295 km offshore of Rio de Janeiro city.  The refurbishment involved complete disassembly and inspection, reassembly, and functional testing; test lifting the assembled crane and transporting it to the dock, all while maintaining the crane’s original API 2C certification. Beyond the technical challenges, an aggressive timeline, coordination of nearly a dozen different contributing companies, language barriers, and cross-border logistics all added to the...



Event & Location

Booth #

February 4-6, 2020


February 18-20, 2020


September 1-4, 2020

Virtual Event

Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2020

Underwater Minerals Conference (UMC)

St. Petersburg, Florida USA

Virtual Event

October 27-28, 2020

Virtual Event

November 2-6, 2020

OTC Asia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Virtual Event

November 9-12, 2020


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Virtual Event

November 10-11, 2020

FPSO Brasil Congress

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Virtual Event

December 1-3, 2020

Rio Oil & Gas

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Virtual Event

December 15-17, 2020

International WorkBoat Show (IWBS)

New Orleans, Louisiana USA


TBD 2021


Las Vegas, Nevada USA


TBD 2021