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Subsea 7 Bags Offshore Egypt Contract

Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a substantial(1) contract, offshore Egypt, by Pharaonic Petroleum Company to be executed at water depths of over 900 metres in the Atoll field. The contract scope includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of more than 40 kilometres of rigid pipelines and associated structures for the new Atoll field, tying into the existing Taurt field at a water depth of 100 metres. A 105 kilometre umbilical will also be installed linking the Atoll field to shore. Engineering and procurement services have already commenced. Offshore campaigns

Dr. Ian Jordaan (Credit: James Delgado Collection)

Designing for Ice with Ian Jordaan

a research chair, sponsored by Mobil. The focus was to investigate ice-structure interaction, which I had been very interested in when I was working for DNV. This gave me a chance to do research in more depth.    The position here at Memorial was the NSERC Mobil Industrial Research Chair in Ocean Engineering. It was the first Collaborative Industrial Research Chair established at Memorial, and among the first in Canada. Fairly soon after coming here in 1986 I started working on several projects with C-CORE. I’ve worked on and off with them ever since, usually on a project basis. I have

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New Drones Are Being Developed for the French Navy

The future tactical component of France’s Naval Aerial Drone (Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine - SDAM) program is being designed by DCNS and Airbus Helicopters, who have joined forces to pool naval and aerospace skills and expertise.   The teaming of DCNS and Airbus Helicopters will be equipped to address all technical challenges arising from the naval integration of the drones through the creation of a robust system architecture that can evolve and adapt to meet every need, the developers said.   For DCNS, drones are the roving eyes of the battle system; their

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Exploring Alien Oceans with AUVs

Shielded by a thick, brittle ice surface, a vast warm ocean hides beneath. Scientists consider Jupiter’s smallest moon, Europa, to be the most promising for alien life and have set in motion multiple concept ventures to design an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) which could successfully explore this remote, off-world environment. Many Europa-bound missions are yet to come to fruition and prove the feasibility of this ambitious and complex task, until now. After four years of research and development, the Europa-Explorer project, engineered by Germany’s Robotics Innovation Center (RIC)

Sercel SG-5 single sensor connected to the UNITE node RAUeX (image courtesy of Sercel)

Sercel Sells 10,000 UNITE Nodes to NIS

CGG announced that Sercel has sold 10,000 channels of its high-end UNITE cable-free land seismic acquisition system to NIS, the Serbian oil and gas company in which Gazprom Neft has a majority shareholding.   After having successfully deployed the UNITE system since 2014 in Romania, NIS have now decided to purchase a new complete batch of UNITE for survey projects that they will be conducting over the next several years. In combination with the Sercel SG-5, a high-sensitivity 5-Hz single-sensor geophone, UNITE offers NIS a superior, light, efficient and flexible solution for the most complex

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