Thursday, October 2, 2014

Seismic Vessel Tech News

Deep Vision (Photo: Teledyne TSS)

DeepOcean Working with New Teledyne TSS Cable Trackers

A recent investment by DeepOcean in four pipe/cable tracking systems from Teledyne TSS is now bearing fruit with the company putting them to work on a number of different subsea projects. DeepOcean took delivery of two TSS 440 and two TSS 350 systems at the start of the summer season and has been using them regularly since then. The four systems are occupying an essential role in DeepOcean’s high technology equipment inventory. The company undertakes a wide range of subsea services that include survey and seabed mapping, subsea installation and intervention, inspection, maintenance, repair

Image courtesy of HYPACK

C&C Selects HYPACK for Anchor Handling and Positioning

HYPACK, Inc. announced today that C & C Technologies has selected HYPACK 2014 as the standard solution for its Marine Construction Survey Division’s anchor handling and positioning applications, starting the fourth quarter of 2014. The new anchor handling routine in HYPACK 2014 will allow both the main vessel and anchor handling vessel (tug) operators to graphically display the status and location of anchors and their cables, track their movement and deployment, and send the anchor locations to the anchor handling vessel operators. “HYPACK’s versatile anchor handling

Gordon Drummond, John Mair and Peter Blake (l to r)

NSRI Announces Senior Appointments

A recently launched initiative aiming to coordinate research and development activities within the U.K.’s subsea oil and gas sector has appointed a chairman and project director. Peter Blake, Subsea Systems Manager at Chevron’s Energy Technology Company, has taken up the role of chairman of the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI), and Dr. Gordon Drummond, Technology Manager at Subsea 7, joined as project director. NSRI has been established to ensure the U.K.’s subsea technology needs are understood and met within the country’s increasingly complex and competitive

The $2.7 million environmentally friendly research vessel, Spirit of the Sound (Photo courtesy of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk)

‘Green’ Hybrid-powered Research Vessel Christened

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk christened a larger, “greener” new research vessel on Friday, September 26 in preparation for launching a new era in examining, monitoring and teaching about Long Island Sound. The $2.7 million environmentally friendly research vessel, Spirit of the Sound, was christened and officially named during a ceremony at the Aquarium dock. Breaking a bottle on her hull was godmother of the boat, Astrid Heidenreich of Greenwich. The boat will reportedly be the first research vessel in the U.S. running on hybrid-electric propulsion. Upon her launch in December

The TUP Diving System (Photo courtesy of N-Sea)

N-Sea Completes Inaugural System Diving Scope

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) specialist N-Sea has recently completed its inaugural diving scope with the TUP Diving System (Transfer Under Pressure). The diving scope involved x-mas tree assistance with the deployment of the TUP Diving System for client ONE (Oranje-Nassau Energie) on its project, L6 Diving Services, at the location L6D in the North Sea. For this project, N-Sea stationed the closed bell system on the Jack-Up rig, Paragon C46-1, between July and September. The project team included a 24/7 operations crew at the site of this challenging scope, during which the system

Per-Ola Baalerud, Partner in Norvestor Equity and chairman designate in PG (Photo courtesy of Norvestor)

Norvestor to Become PG’s Largest Shareholder

Norvestor VI, L.P., a fund advised by Norvestor Equity AS, announced it has signed an agreement to invest in Ing Per Gjerdrum AS including its subsidiaries PG Hydraulics AS and PG Construction AS. The transaction is expected to close end of October 2014, subject to customary approval from the Norwegian Competition Authorities. Following the acquisition, Norvestor will become the largest shareholder in PG with about 63 % of the shares, while the remaining shares will be held by Mads Gjerdrum and Roy Norum. The company had revenues of NOK 552 million in 2013. Roy Norum, CEO of PG, said, “Our

SDFS battery/Pumping Skids: Photo OceanWorks

OceanWorks Delivers SDFS to Well Containment Firm

OceanWorks International says it has delivered a Subsea Dispersant Fluid System (SDFS) to Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC). The system will be an integral part of the emergency response tool kit for a well control incident in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The SDFS system supports dispersant supply from the surface as well as autonomously from the seabed. To reduce vessel crowding at the intervention site, the SDFS system delivers dispersant from more than one mile away from the incident site. The system can function autonomously for up to five days without intervention. The system

(LLNL Photo)

U.S. Maritime Security: The Portunus Concept

The mission of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is to strengthen United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology. LLNL seeks to enhance the nation’s defense; reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.   The Portunus concept embodies each of these objectives by thoughtfully and methodically developing technologies and strategies that address desired improvements in our security

‘Green’ Hybrid-powered Research Vessel Christened

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk christened a larger, “greener” new research vessel on Friday, September 26 in preparation for launching a new era in examining, monitoring and teaching about Long Island Sound. The $2.7 million environmentally friendly research vessel, Spirit of the Sound, was christened and officially named during a ceremony at the Aquarium dock. Breaking a bottle on her hull was godmother of the boat, Astrid Heidenreich of Greenwich. The boat will reportedly be the first research vessel in the U.S. running on hybrid-electric propulsion. Upon her launch in December

N-Sea Completes Inaugural System Diving Scope

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) specialist N-Sea has recently completed its inaugural diving scope with the TUP Diving System (Transfer Under Pressure). The diving scope involved x-mas tree assistance with the deployment of the TUP Diving System for client ONE (Oranje-Nassau Energie) on its project, L6 Diving Services, at the location L6D in the North Sea. For this project, N-Sea stationed the closed bell system on the Jack-Up rig, Paragon C46-1, between July and September. The project team included a 24/7 operations crew at the site of this challenging scope, during which the system

Norvestor to Become PG’s Largest Shareholder

Norvestor VI, L.P., a fund advised by Norvestor Equity AS, announced it has signed an agreement to invest in Ing Per Gjerdrum AS including its subsidiaries PG Hydraulics AS and PG Construction AS. The transaction is expected to close end of October 2014, subject to customary approval from the Norwegian Competition Authorities. Following the acquisition, Norvestor will become the largest shareholder in PG with about 63 % of the shares, while the remaining shares will be held by Mads Gjerdrum and Roy Norum. The company had revenues of NOK 552 million in 2013. Roy Norum, CEO of PG, said, “Our

OceanWorks Delivers SDFS to Well Containment Firm

OceanWorks International says it has delivered a Subsea Dispersant Fluid System (SDFS) to Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC). The system will be an integral part of the emergency response tool kit for a well control incident in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The SDFS system supports dispersant supply from the surface as well as autonomously from the seabed. To reduce vessel crowding at the intervention site, the SDFS system delivers dispersant from more than one mile away from the incident site. The system can function autonomously for up to five days without intervention. The system

U.S. Maritime Security: The Portunus Concept

The mission of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is to strengthen United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology. LLNL seeks to enhance the nation’s defense; reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.   The Portunus concept embodies each of these objectives by thoughtfully and methodically developing technologies and strategies that address desired improvements in our security

Seismic data acquisition: File image

GofM Shelf Exploration Projects by TGS

. Both projects are supported by industry funding. TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide.  In addition to extensive global geophysical and geological data libraries that include multi-client seismic data, magnetic and gravity data, digital well logs, production data and directional surveys, TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, permanent reservoir monitoring and data integration solutions.  

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Eastern Shipbuilding Start Construction of Dredge Barge ATB for Great Lakes

  Eastern Shipbuilding is pleased to announce that on, Monday, September 15, 2014, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC  and Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) cut steel starting the construction of a new Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge ATB . The cutting ceremony of the 433’ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge Barge took place in Eastern’s under roof pre-fabrication building at its Allanton facility in Panama City, Florida. This indoor facility supports both of Eastern’s new construction facilities with state of the art equipment and a highly skilled workforce. •

Statoil Halts Aasgard A Production Due to Bad Weather

Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil shut production at its Aasgard A field in the Norwegian Sea due to bad weather and expects production to resume on Sunday, spokesman Morten Eek said on Thursday. Statoil, which is temporarily moving 310 people from various platforms, will also remove some personnel from the Statfjord and Norne fields but does not expect an impact on production there, Eek added. Aasgard A production is handled by a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. (Reporting by Balazs Koranyi)

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