Saturday, November 22, 2014

Seismic Vessel Tech News

Phocoena (Photo courtesy of Everett Community College)

Everett College to Launch New Research Boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will launch its new research vesel on November 22 with a celebration at 11 a.m. at the Port of Everett.   The dedication of the Phocoena (the scientific name for harbor porpoise, pronounced FOE see nuh) will happen at the port’s travel lift, located in front of ORCA’s classrooms at 1205 Craftsman Way in Everett.    The 36-foot Phocoena was funded by a $218,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and built by Bean Custom Marine Fabrication. The boat’s design includes all necessary equipment

RL-K 7500 subsea crane in operation.

Single Lift of RL-K 7500 Subsea Crane

On the premises of Liebherr in Rostock a remarkable single lift of the new RL-K 7500 subsea crane recently took place in the course of its loading for shipment to Asia. The lift was executed by four Liebherr cranes.   In the beginning of September, two LHM 600 mobile harbor cranes and two LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes lifted the subsea crane onto a transportation device. Since it was the first time that four cranes were involved in a single lift at the test stand in Rostock a lot of planning and preparation work was required. Only the assembly of the mobile cranes took approximately two

Normand Vision

Normand Vision Ready for GOM SURF Job

Ocean Installer won a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG on the Delta House project.  The location of the project is in the Mississippi Canyon Area. This marks the highly advanced construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Vision’s first SURF contract in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). “We are very pleased that we are able to present Normand Vision to the region and demonstrate her capabilities on an interesting project,” says Mike Newbury, President of Ocean Installer in the US. The scope of work includes umbilical transpooling, pre-lay

PLAT-O at sea.

New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials

In the continuing quest to harvest efficient, renewable energy from the power of the world’s tides, an organization called Sustainable Marine Energy’s announced that its PLAT-O tidal energy platform has successfully completed its first field trials.   Despite the tremendous power and predictability of the world’s waves and tides, efforts to successfully build and bring to market a device to harness, store and transmit power in an efficient manner have been largely unsuccessful in the commercial sense. In particular the tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for

EM Leader post modifications

EMGS to Map Brazil's Gas Hydrates

Catholic University (PUCRS) of Rio Grande do Sul and Petrobras' Research and Development Center called CENPES. EMGS will support each stage in the workflow, from survey design and data acquisition to processing and interpretation. The company's services will enable the integration of EM data with seismic and other geophysical and geological information to give explorationists a clearer and more complete understanding of the subsurface. This improves exploration efficiency and reduces risks and the finding costs. The vessel EM Leader has commenced the survey

Rosneft completes offshore geological survey program for 2014

Rosneft Completes Geological Survey

  Rosneft reports on 100% completion of the geological survey program on Company's offshore license areas for 2014. In the current year geological survey covered 24 license areas with the scope considerably exceeding license obligations. Seismic performance results included 31,503 line km of 2D seismic, and 12,939 sq. km of 3D seismic. Also the scope of airborne gravity magnetic survey totaled 225,006 line km and electrical survey - 1,300 line km. In 2014, Rosneft drilled two appraisal wells and one exploration well. The company conducted engineering-geological studies to drill wells on 4

Photo: DOF Subsea North America

Slocum G2 Gliders Delivered to DOF Subsea

Teledyne Webb Research announced the sale and delivery of Slocum G2 Gliders to DOF Subsea North America for use in commercial oil and gas related applications. While approximately 500 Slocum gliders have been sold for academic and military applications, including fleets of gliders to the U.S. Navy, Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) and the United Kingdom National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the deliveries to DOF Subsea are amongst the first Slocum gliders delivered to service providers in the oil and gas market. The Slocum gliders are equipped with an Environmental Characterization Optics

Nigg Bay

EU Funds Study into New Aberdeen Harbor

The EU's TEN-T Program will invest over $940,000 for development studies for a new harbor at Nigg Bay in Aberdeen, Scotland. The harbor is to support the existing Port of Aberdeen with a view to a significant traffic growth forecast. The Port of Aberdeen handles around 8,000 vessel arrivals and 5 million metric tons of cargo a year. It is almost at its maximum capacity due to high levels of traffic, and the growth potential for the future is significant across several sectors. However, the port's location near the city center limits its expansion. Thus, construction of a new port is a solution

Everett College to Launch New Research Boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will launch its new research vesel on November 22 with a celebration at 11 a.m. at the Port of Everett.   The dedication of the Phocoena (the scientific name for harbor porpoise, pronounced FOE see nuh) will happen at the port’s travel lift, located in front of ORCA’s classrooms at 1205 Craftsman Way in Everett.    The 36-foot Phocoena was funded by a $218,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and built by Bean Custom Marine Fabrication. The boat’s design includes all necessary equipment

Single Lift of RL-K 7500 Subsea Crane

On the premises of Liebherr in Rostock a remarkable single lift of the new RL-K 7500 subsea crane recently took place in the course of its loading for shipment to Asia. The lift was executed by four Liebherr cranes.   In the beginning of September, two LHM 600 mobile harbor cranes and two LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes lifted the subsea crane onto a transportation device. Since it was the first time that four cranes were involved in a single lift at the test stand in Rostock a lot of planning and preparation work was required. Only the assembly of the mobile cranes took approximately two

Normand Vision Ready for GOM SURF Job

Ocean Installer won a contract for an umbilical installation project with Oceaneering for LLOG on the Delta House project.  The location of the project is in the Mississippi Canyon Area. This marks the highly advanced construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Vision’s first SURF contract in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). “We are very pleased that we are able to present Normand Vision to the region and demonstrate her capabilities on an interesting project,” says Mike Newbury, President of Ocean Installer in the US. The scope of work includes umbilical transpooling, pre-lay

New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials

In the continuing quest to harvest efficient, renewable energy from the power of the world’s tides, an organization called Sustainable Marine Energy’s announced that its PLAT-O tidal energy platform has successfully completed its first field trials.   Despite the tremendous power and predictability of the world’s waves and tides, efforts to successfully build and bring to market a device to harness, store and transmit power in an efficient manner have been largely unsuccessful in the commercial sense. In particular the tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for

EMGS to Map Brazil's Gas Hydrates

Catholic University (PUCRS) of Rio Grande do Sul and Petrobras' Research and Development Center called CENPES. EMGS will support each stage in the workflow, from survey design and data acquisition to processing and interpretation. The company's services will enable the integration of EM data with seismic and other geophysical and geological information to give explorationists a clearer and more complete understanding of the subsurface. This improves exploration efficiency and reduces risks and the finding costs. The vessel EM Leader has commenced the survey

Rosneft Completes Geological Survey

  Rosneft reports on 100% completion of the geological survey program on Company's offshore license areas for 2014. In the current year geological survey covered 24 license areas with the scope considerably exceeding license obligations. Seismic performance results included 31,503 line km of 2D seismic, and 12,939 sq. km of 3D seismic. Also the scope of airborne gravity magnetic survey totaled 225,006 line km and electrical survey - 1,300 line km. In 2014, Rosneft drilled two appraisal wells and one exploration well. The company conducted engineering-geological studies to drill wells on 4

Slocum G2 Gliders Delivered to DOF Subsea

Teledyne Webb Research announced the sale and delivery of Slocum G2 Gliders to DOF Subsea North America for use in commercial oil and gas related applications. While approximately 500 Slocum gliders have been sold for academic and military applications, including fleets of gliders to the U.S. Navy, Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) and the United Kingdom National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the deliveries to DOF Subsea are amongst the first Slocum gliders delivered to service providers in the oil and gas market. The Slocum gliders are equipped with an Environmental Characterization Optics

Project manager in Ulstein Verft, Per Svein Brekke, crane supervisor Ove Blindheim and project manager in Island Offshore, Tom Inge Vetrhus, and several from the teams involved

Ulstein Verft Ready for Big Scale Construction

Ulstein Verft’s largest vessel so far is under full production these days. Sections for hull 302, an offshore construction vessel for Island Offshore/Edison Chouest Offshore, have arrived Ulsteinvik, and our shipbuilders get to practice big scale “Lego” construction in the dock hall. The vessel has been redesigned in the engineering phase, and thus, the final vessel has increased both in length and beam. The vessel will be 159.8 metres long with a beam of 30 metres. The deadweight will be approximately 14 000 tonnes, resulting in increased deck area and tank capacity. “Ul

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