Saturday, October 25, 2014

Seismic Vessel Tech News

Courtesy  Ezra Holdings

Ezra Bags $70m in Offshore Contracts

Ezra Holdings Limited, a leading contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that the Group’s Subsea Services division, EMAS AMC, has won multiple new awards from various energy companies valued at over US$70 million. The scope of work includes subsea installation of umbilicals, flowlines and jumpers, as well as provision of services to support rigs. Work has commenced for several projects, with the others slated for offshore execution from Q4 2014 to Q2 2015. “I am delighted to see that our customers are leveraging our

USBL

USBL Tracking System for Mini ROV

Surrey based Planet Ocean said that the Deep Trekker Mini-ROV is now available with integrated TriTech MicronNav Positioning System Piloting the Deep Trekker ROVs are extremely easy to do, although there is an added complexity when you cannot see where the ROV is underwater. With this new integration, operators can map the path that the Deep Trekker ROV takes while completing underwater inspections. Unlike traditional GPS which cannot work underwater, the TriTech MicronNav USBL (Ultra Short BaseLine) Position System uses acoustics to communicate with the topside USBL dunking transducer.

Photos courtesy of Damen Shipyards

Rederij Groen Takes Delivery of 7-Waves

Rederij Groen’s entire SRSV fleet built by Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam. Dutch offshore services company Rederij Groen has taken delivery of the 7-Waves, the second of a total three identical Seismic Research Support Vessels. Once the third of these so-called offshore chasers will join the fleet in January 2015, all of Groen’s five custom built chasers will have been built by Damen yard Maaskant. Prior to ordering the three 35mSeismic Research Support Vessels of this current ‘7’-class in November 2013, Rederij Groen of Scheveningen (the Netherlands) had already

The latest contract with De Beers brings Kleven's backlog to $1.8B.

De Beers Orders Specialized Ship from Kleven

Kleven signed a contract with diamond company De Beers Marine Namibia, part of De Beers Group, on the building of a highly specialized vessel for deep water mineral exploration.   The first of its kind vessel will be of MT 6022 design from Marin Teknikk. This design is proven in the offshore construction segment, but the new build for De Beers will include a wide range of tailor made equipment and features.    “Underwater mineral exploration is a new segment for Kleven, and we look forward to working closely with De Beers on the realisation of this highly advanced vessel.

(Image: Statoil)

Statoil Wins Exploration License off Australia

line with our exploration strategy. This is an untested part of a prolific basin, offering significant upside potential,” says Erling Vågnes, Statoil’s senior vice president for exploration in the Eastern hemisphere.   Statoil has committed to collect 2,000 line kilometres of 2D seismic and 3,500 square kilometres of 3D seismic data within three years. Based on analysis of this information, Statoil will decide on further steps.   “This work program offers the necessary flexibility for such a frontier area, and is supported by Australia’s stable regulatory framework

Larsen B Ice Shelf Collapse, 2002. Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Scientists Study Waves’ Effects on Antarctic Ice Shelves

Seismic network will measure the effects of ocean waves on Antarctic ice shelves; researchers to create an innovative way to observe the forces that affect the evolution of ice shelves and possibly trigger their collapse Starting in November, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, researchers and colleagues will embark on a mission funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs to install a seismic array on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf. The data generated by the array is expected to deliver new information on the dynamics of the stresses that wave impact vibrations

(Copyright: PGS)

Norwegian Seismic Surveyors Stung by Lower Oil

* TGS Q3 operating profit $71 mln vs forecast $75 mln * PGS Q3 EBITDA $182 mln vs about $180 mln in Oct.15 warning (Adds PGS, detail)     Norwegian seismic surveyors TGS and PGS said on Thursday that demand from oil companies had deteriorated further due to falling oil prices during the quarter and tough market conditions were expected to last.   Seismic surveyors, which map out the seabed in search of oil and gas deposits, have been hit this year by energy firms cutting capital spending to protect profit margins and dividends to shareholders and, in recent weeks, by falling

DP2 IMR Subsea vessel - Mokul Nordic

Nordic Wins with Noble

  Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced a five year time charter for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, Mokul Nordic, which has been awarded by Noble Energy, the international energy provider. “At Nordic Maritime, we are delighted to have won this long term charter contract directly with a highly reputed international oil company, Noble Energy. This is a major achievement for us and together with our co-owner of this vessel, MDL Energy, we see this as a potential to grow our fleet of medium size IMR Subsea vessels in the years going forward” said Kjell

Ezra Bags $70m in Offshore Contracts

Ezra Holdings Limited, a leading contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that the Group’s Subsea Services division, EMAS AMC, has won multiple new awards from various energy companies valued at over US$70 million. The scope of work includes subsea installation of umbilicals, flowlines and jumpers, as well as provision of services to support rigs. Work has commenced for several projects, with the others slated for offshore execution from Q4 2014 to Q2 2015. “I am delighted to see that our customers are leveraging our

USBL Tracking System for Mini ROV

Surrey based Planet Ocean said that the Deep Trekker Mini-ROV is now available with integrated TriTech MicronNav Positioning System Piloting the Deep Trekker ROVs are extremely easy to do, although there is an added complexity when you cannot see where the ROV is underwater. With this new integration, operators can map the path that the Deep Trekker ROV takes while completing underwater inspections. Unlike traditional GPS which cannot work underwater, the TriTech MicronNav USBL (Ultra Short BaseLine) Position System uses acoustics to communicate with the topside USBL dunking transducer.

Rederij Groen Takes Delivery of 7-Waves

Rederij Groen’s entire SRSV fleet built by Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam. Dutch offshore services company Rederij Groen has taken delivery of the 7-Waves, the second of a total three identical Seismic Research Support Vessels. Once the third of these so-called offshore chasers will join the fleet in January 2015, all of Groen’s five custom built chasers will have been built by Damen yard Maaskant. Prior to ordering the three 35mSeismic Research Support Vessels of this current ‘7’-class in November 2013, Rederij Groen of Scheveningen (the Netherlands) had already

De Beers Orders Specialized Ship from Kleven

Kleven signed a contract with diamond company De Beers Marine Namibia, part of De Beers Group, on the building of a highly specialized vessel for deep water mineral exploration.   The first of its kind vessel will be of MT 6022 design from Marin Teknikk. This design is proven in the offshore construction segment, but the new build for De Beers will include a wide range of tailor made equipment and features.    “Underwater mineral exploration is a new segment for Kleven, and we look forward to working closely with De Beers on the realisation of this highly advanced vessel.

Statoil Wins Exploration License off Australia

line with our exploration strategy. This is an untested part of a prolific basin, offering significant upside potential,” says Erling Vågnes, Statoil’s senior vice president for exploration in the Eastern hemisphere.   Statoil has committed to collect 2,000 line kilometres of 2D seismic and 3,500 square kilometres of 3D seismic data within three years. Based on analysis of this information, Statoil will decide on further steps.   “This work program offers the necessary flexibility for such a frontier area, and is supported by Australia’s stable regulatory framework

Scientists Study Waves’ Effects on Antarctic Ice Shelves

Seismic network will measure the effects of ocean waves on Antarctic ice shelves; researchers to create an innovative way to observe the forces that affect the evolution of ice shelves and possibly trigger their collapse Starting in November, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, researchers and colleagues will embark on a mission funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs to install a seismic array on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf. The data generated by the array is expected to deliver new information on the dynamics of the stresses that wave impact vibrations

Norwegian Seismic Surveyors Stung by Lower Oil

* TGS Q3 operating profit $71 mln vs forecast $75 mln * PGS Q3 EBITDA $182 mln vs about $180 mln in Oct.15 warning (Adds PGS, detail)     Norwegian seismic surveyors TGS and PGS said on Thursday that demand from oil companies had deteriorated further due to falling oil prices during the quarter and tough market conditions were expected to last.   Seismic surveyors, which map out the seabed in search of oil and gas deposits, have been hit this year by energy firms cutting capital spending to protect profit margins and dividends to shareholders and, in recent weeks, by falling

Nordic Wins with Noble

  Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced a five year time charter for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, Mokul Nordic, which has been awarded by Noble Energy, the international energy provider. “At Nordic Maritime, we are delighted to have won this long term charter contract directly with a highly reputed international oil company, Noble Energy. This is a major achievement for us and together with our co-owner of this vessel, MDL Energy, we see this as a potential to grow our fleet of medium size IMR Subsea vessels in the years going forward” said Kjell

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