Offshore Renewable Energy

BOEM-funded Hurricane Sandy initiative is creating a new inventory of potential offshore sediment resources in federal waters in the Atlantic. Photo Lamont-Doherty

BOEM and Atlantic Sand Assessment Project

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) will dedicate the Atlantic Sand Assessment Project (ASAP) core storage repository on Tuesday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. The collection is a result of the BOEM-funded project to create a new inventory of potential offshore sediment resources in Federal waters in the Atlantic. The project involved collecting, analyzing and cataloging sediment cores from federal waters offshore 11 East Coast states from Miami, Florida, to Massachusetts beginning in 2015. The core analysis provides important information on thickness

Autonomous Boat Monitors Ocean Noise: Plymouth University Marine Institute scientists are working with AutoNaut and its nearly silent 5m wave-propelled USV, which tows a Seiche Ltd passive acoustic monitoring array, on a project studying how increasing levels of manmade noise in the sea is affecting marine life. (Photo: AutoNaut)

Silence Your Ships

Anthropogenic (manmade) sound is creating havoc among marine mammals and other aquatic species. These creatures have very sensitive hearing, which they rely on to find food and mates and (for some) to communicate and navigate. Sound waves can travel much further and with much less loss of strength in water than in air. In pre-industrial times, the oceans were relatively quiet. Sailing ships generated almost no subsurface noise. A whale’s call could be heard by another whale hundreds of miles away in ambient conditions. The substantial and growing amount and volume of anthropogenic noise in the

Capreolus Project Map (Image: Polarcus)

Polarcus Survey Played Key Role in Locating the Roc-2 Well

Carnarvon Petroleum Limited announced October 19 that the Roc-2 well test successfully flowed gas and condensate to surface over the course of a sustained test program.   The well was located using Polarcus' Capreolus 3D multi-client data within Quadrant Energy operated WA-437-P exploration permit, in Australia's North West Shelf. The Drill Stem Test flowed gas at rates up to 51.2 million scf per day and 2,943 barrels of condensate per day. Equivalent to 11,476 barrels of oil per day. The Roc-2 DST has clearly shown that the Triassic, Caley formation is capable of gas and condensate production

FMC Technologies to Pay $2.5 Mln for Overstating Profits

Energy technology company FMC Technologies Inc will pay a $2.5 million penalty to settle charges that it overstated profits in one of its business segments, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.   Two now former executives made the improper adjustments after being pressured to improve the financial performance of the Houston-based company's energy infrastructure department, the SEC said.   FMC Technologies and the two executives consented to the SEC's order without admitting or denying the findings, the agency said.   A spokesman for FMC and lawyers for the

Teledyne RESON T50-R Ultrahigh resolution Multibeam Echosounder with fully integrated Inertial Navigation System (Image: Seafloor Systems)

Seafloor Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Teledyne

Seafloor Systems has signed an International Distributorship Agreement with Teledyne RESON and Teledyne BlueVew, business units of Teledyne Instruments, Inc.   BlueView manufactures a variety of underwater surveying systems, including M900-2250 2D and 3D imaging sonars, and BV5000 3D Multibeam inspection sonars. RESON manufactures the SeaBat Multibeam Sonar systems, including the new SeaBat T-series (SeaBat T50-P, T20-P, and new T50-R, T20-R).   Seafloor Systems provides and supports customized integrated turnkey sonar solutions, both sales and rentals. In addition, the company recently

Aker Solutions to Acquire Majority Stake in Brazil's C.S.E.

of the transaction by the end of the first quarter of 2017. The acquisition gives Aker Solutions access to Brazil's market for servicing existing oil and gas fields. C.S.E., which had revenue of BRL 322 million in 2015, provides maintenance, assembly, commissioning and crane operation services at offshore and onshore facilities. "Aker Solutions has established a solid presence and reputation in Brazil's oil and gas market over the past 40 years and entry into the country's brownfield segment is an attractive growth opportunity," said Chief Executive Officer Luis Araujo. "Joining

Official Naming Ceremony of KAS III Photo Bumi Armada

Armada Sterling III FPSO Named

In December 2014, Bumi Armada Berhad through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Limited (BAOHL), together with its joint venture company, PT Armada Gema Nusantara (PT AGN) were awarded a contract to supply one floating, production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) for the Madura BD Field, approximately 65 km east of Surabaya and about 16km south of Madura Island, offshore Indonesia issued by Husky-CNOOC Madura Limited (HCML). The contract is for a fixed charter of ten years and five additional annual options.   “Armada Sterling III FPSO, is a unique project as

Seven Borealis (Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 Bags Offshore Egypt Contract

Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a 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 kilometers of rigid pipelines and associated structures for the new Atoll field, tying into the existing Taurt field at a water depth of 100 meters. A 105 kilometer umbilical will also be installed linking the Atoll field to shore. Engineering and procurement services have already commenced. Offshore campaigns will take place in the

EMO DOMINO-7 Mk-2 fiber optic multiplexer system (Image: MAcArtney)

MacArtney Supplies EMO Mux Systems to Unique System

The newly established MacArtney Canada office has delivered EMO multiplexer systems designed to offer up to 2,000 watts of DC power distribution for Unique System LLC (USA), a Unique Maritime Group company and integrator of turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers based in New Iberia, La. and Houston.   Unique System, which specializes in the supply of equipment for sale and rental to the diving and offshore industries in the Gulf of Mexico region, has taken delivery of two EMO DOMINO-7 Mk-2 fiber optic multiplexer systems at its Houston branch, joining the company’s ROV rental pool

L-R: Gerard Keser, N-Sea CEO; Jochem Langenhuijzen, Bodac CEO; Paul van Waalwijk van Doorn, N-Sea General Manager; Dirk van de Vleuten, Bodac Manager  (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea, BODAC Partner for UXO Projects

IMR provider, N-Sea, and BODAC UXO have announced an agreement to jointly market and execute marine UXO Survey, Identification and Removal projects across Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia.  In doing so, they will have the capability to offer developers, contractors and operators of offshore windfarms a complete suite of UXO solutions.    N-Sea has gained an impressive track record of unexploded ordnance campaigns, with experience in the investigation and mapping of potential targets using state of the art survey methods, ROVs and divers. With a history of 60 years&rsquo

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Kvaerner Reports Robust 3Q Results in Challenging Market

Kvaerner increased the adjusted EBITDA margin to 12.6 percent for the third quarter, up from 5.2 percent in the same period last year and 5.7 percent in the previous quarter.   "The margin reflects our improvements and ability to deliver predictably, which affected the results positively through reaching planned milestones on several projects," says Kvaerner's President & CEO Jan Arve Haugan. Kvaerner's efforts to improve costs, quality, productivity and competitiveness are currently yielding results on the current portfolio of projects. During the third quarter, two jackets

RV Meen Shandhani (Photo: Photos: IMC/Bangladesh Department of Fisheries)

FRV for Bangladesh

IMC’s latest fisheries research and survey vessel design was built in Malaysia for the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries. RV Meen Shandhani arrived in Bangladesh in June after completing extensive sea and fishing trials and its delivery voyage. The Australian consultancy’s naval architects and engineers drew on a wealth of relevant experience, data and expertise when developing the vessel’s design. Formed in 1994, IMC and its principals have a long interest in, and association with, the fisheries sector. Managing Director Justin McPherson worked in Australia’s Northern Prawn

Chet Morrison Contractors Partners with OEM on Riser Project

Chet Morrison Contractors’ Deepwater Riser Services division recently completed work on a complex deepwater riser maintenance project for an offshore drilling rig that included complete disassembly, blast, paint and reassembly of 57 risers.   By partnering with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) on the project, Chet Morrison Contractors was able to deliver key services that allowed for an OEM-recertification on the risers. In addition, by taking advantage of Chet Morrison Contractors’ available shop space and labor capacity, the OEM was able to provide the rig owner with a

Troll field Image Statoil

Well incident at Songa Endurance - Statoil

the well. Fluid for stabilising the well is being sent out to the rig from land to be able to perform this work. These supplies are expected to arrive at the field at around 8 pm CET this evening. Extra specialist personnel are on the way to the rig to assist those on board.   Statoil and Songa Offshore have mobilised their emergency response organisations. The emergency response vessel Stril Merkur is at the field and other resources, including helicopters, are available.   Weather conditions are good.   The Troll field is located in the northern part of the North Sea, approximately

Image: DeepSea Power & Light

DeepSea Power & Light Debuts LED SeaLite

New from DeepSea Power & Light is the LED SeaLite, which the manufacturer says is engineered to deliver a high-performance, field serviceable and affordable subsea light.   The LED SeaLite has up to 9,000 lumens with either a flood or spot beam pattern. The compact design weighs as little as 240 g in water and measures 78.7 mm in diameter and 88.5 mm long in a flood configuration without a connector. This light uses a hard anodized 6013 aluminum housing and is depth rated to 6,000 m with a standard sapphire port and 3,000 m with an acrylic port.   Both the LSL-1000 and LSL-2000

Dr. Ian Jordaan (Credit: James Delgado Collection)

Designing for Ice with Ian Jordaan

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 worked on various aspects of Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose, Hebron and other projects offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. I’ve also worked on projects in the Beaufort Sea, Barents Sea and Caspian Sea.   What are the biggest challenges in providing engineering solutions for industries that are operating in ice-prone waters? The biggest challenges are to get a handle on (1) how

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Prysmian Secures Rentel Wind Farm Work

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract - worth up to 13 M euro - by Tideway B.V. for the Rentel offshore wind farm project. Rentel N.V. was founded by a consortium of Belgian specialists in renewable energy, who have joined forces to develop, finance and operate the Rentel offshore wind project, which holds a 309 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea.    The Rentel wind farm is located approximately 34 km from the Port of Zeebrugge and approximately 40 km from Oostende off the Belgian coast. It will consist of 42 Siemens D7 type wind turbines and will produce nearly 309

TechSurge: Ocean Energy for non-Grid Connected Applications

MTS’ Marine Renewable Energy Committee, who recognized the need and opportunity to bring technologists together to focus on small non-grid connected applications of ocean energy. There are many applications for this sort of power, be it on islands that are supplementing expensive diesel power, in offshore arrays for oceanographic operations or for military operations in remote water side locations. Sponsored by Teledyne Marine, ODI, the event will begin with an onsite tour of the "Living Bridge" project at University of New Hampshire, and will include a welcome reception on November

New Task Force for California Offshore Renewables

 New Task Force for California Offshore Renewables   The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of California held the inaugural meeting of the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force today in Sacramento, Calif., to begin planning for future renewable wind and wave energy development opportunities in federal offshore waters along the Golden State.   California is the 14th U.S. coastal state to form a renewable energy task force to provide critical information to the decision-making process, including how to resolve potential conflicts between developme

Location map of the CGG multi-client surveys in Mozambique (Image: CGG)

CGG Awarded Seismic Data Project Off Mozambique

CGG has been awarded an extensive multi-client program by the Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) to acquire seismic data offshore Mozambique. The multi-survey program is designed to improve industry insight into the region’s geology and provide oil and gas companies with a greater level of understanding of the country’s prospectivity.   The program includes a 2D survey of over 6,550 km in the offshore Rovuma basin, including blocks R5-A, R5-B and R5-C, and a large 3D survey over the Beira High in the Zambezi Delta. The 3D survey is expected to be up to 40,000 km², subject to

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