Friday, August 29, 2014

Seismic Vessel Tech News

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Science and Surveillance Blend for Polar Exploration

Surveillance and science aren’t a typical combination but for British Antarctic Survey, it’s a perfect pairing for polar exploration. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research bodies and is responsible for the U.K.'s scientific activities in Antarctica. Its specially designed research ships are among the most advanced in their field, which is why choosing the right technology to protect them is paramount. BAS selected Synectics' surveillance solutions to safeguard crew, science teams and research technology on-board the pioneering RRS

UTEC Survey Completes Apache Infield AUV Inspection

UTEC Survey Australia Pty Ltd announced the successful completion of a major infield inspection of approximately 550 km of pipelines and 20 infield structures off the North West coast of Australia using two of its Gavia autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The work was completed on behalf of Apache Energy Limited. Offshore activity commenced in mid-June and saw UTEC provide two of its latest model Gavia AUV systems equipped with a full suite of survey sensors. Survey works were carried out from the vessel Yardie Creek, with the scope of work completed in less than four weeks. For the first

Image: Divex

Divex Secures Contract for Saturation Diving System

Divex has been awarded a multimillion pound contract to supply a saturation diving system to Keppel Singmarine. Divex, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been contracted by Singapore shipyard Keppel Singmarine (KSM) for the engineering design, supply and installation of a 300-meter depth 18-man twin bell / twin hyperbaric lifeboat saturation diving system to be classed by DNV. The diving systems, which will include an air/nitrox surface diving capability, are to be installed upon a newbuild vessel for BP Exploration Shah Deniz II Project in the Caspian Sea.  The vessel, which is

Kim Lehmann, President of the Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging Group and Teledyne RESON Group, on the right, and on the left the future General Manager of Teledyne RESON GmbH in Bremen, Carsten Park Andreasen, who will be responsible for the transformation and integration of Teledyne ATLAS Hydrographic into the Teledyne RESON Group.

Teledyne RESON Acquires ATLAS HYDROGRAPHIC

Acoustic Imaging Group and Teledyne RESON Group. “With our combined product offering and global reach to our customers, we are now uniquely positioned to provide complete solutions and offer customers a full range of acoustic solutions for new vessel builds for research, deep water, offshore and seismic surveys – and all with state-of-the-art technology including high power multi-ping capable Multibeam Echosounders with ice-protection and advanced deep-water Sub Bottom Profilers.” “The Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging Group has with this acquisition added additional capability&rdqu

Seismic Survey Ship Polarcus Alima: Photo credit owners

TGS to Perform 3D Survey Offshore Sierra Leone

and we are pleased with the level of customer support to continue our investment in this region," commented Stein Ove Isaksen, Senior VP Eastern Hemisphere for TGS. Polarcus Limited announced it has signed a Letter of Award (LOA) with TGS for an approximately 30-day charter of the 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel Polarcus Alima for this survey. Data processing will be performed by TGS and will be available to clients in Q1 2015. The survey is supported by industry funding. polarcus.com tgs.co

Diving Support Vessel: Photo Hallin Marine

Hallin Marine Completes Unique FPSO Contract

Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, says it has completed a unique project for COOEC Subsea Technology, a wholly-own subsidiary of COOEC (China Offshore Oil Engineering Company) which  involved the replacement of 9 mooring lines beneath the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel HYSY111, while maintaining live operations. The oil and gas industry has previously witnessed the replacement of a single damaged mooring line replacement under such conditions; however this is the first time all FPSO mooring lines have been replaced as one continuous activity. The

Kongsberg Maritime

Strandpromenaden 50, Horten, Vestfold, Norway 3183 T: +47 32 28 50 00 E: [email protected] W: http://km.kongsberg.com CEO/President: Geir Håøy VP: Bjørn Jalving, EVP, Subsea Division Number of Employees: 4396   The Company Company Mission: Maximizing performance by providing The Full Picture. Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea, naval and fisheries. A world leader in technology advances, Kongsberg Maritime delivers systems that

John Tamplin

Seafloor Systems Inc.

3941 Park Drive Suite 20-218 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 T: +1 530 677 1019 E: [email protected] W: www.seafloorsystems.com CEO/President: John Tamplin No. of Employees: 7 The Company Seafloor Systems, Inc. was formed in Portland, OR, in 1999 by veteran naval hydrographer John Tamplin to provide hydrographic survey equipment and consulting to survey companies in the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in geophysical survey equipment, Seafloor has built up the largest multibeam echosounder rental pool in the U.S., providing  full spectrum of equipment, software, personnel, training

Science and Surveillance Blend for Polar Exploration

Surveillance and science aren’t a typical combination but for British Antarctic Survey, it’s a perfect pairing for polar exploration. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research bodies and is responsible for the U.K.'s scientific activities in Antarctica. Its specially designed research ships are among the most advanced in their field, which is why choosing the right technology to protect them is paramount. BAS selected Synectics' surveillance solutions to safeguard crew, science teams and research technology on-board the pioneering RRS

Teledyne RESON Acquires ATLAS HYDROGRAPHIC

Acoustic Imaging Group and Teledyne RESON Group. “With our combined product offering and global reach to our customers, we are now uniquely positioned to provide complete solutions and offer customers a full range of acoustic solutions for new vessel builds for research, deep water, offshore and seismic surveys – and all with state-of-the-art technology including high power multi-ping capable Multibeam Echosounders with ice-protection and advanced deep-water Sub Bottom Profilers.” “The Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging Group has with this acquisition added additional capability&rdqu

TGS to Perform 3D Survey Offshore Sierra Leone

and we are pleased with the level of customer support to continue our investment in this region," commented Stein Ove Isaksen, Senior VP Eastern Hemisphere for TGS. Polarcus Limited announced it has signed a Letter of Award (LOA) with TGS for an approximately 30-day charter of the 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel Polarcus Alima for this survey. Data processing will be performed by TGS and will be available to clients in Q1 2015. The survey is supported by industry funding. polarcus.com tgs.co

Hallin Marine Completes Unique FPSO Contract

Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, says it has completed a unique project for COOEC Subsea Technology, a wholly-own subsidiary of COOEC (China Offshore Oil Engineering Company) which  involved the replacement of 9 mooring lines beneath the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel HYSY111, while maintaining live operations. The oil and gas industry has previously witnessed the replacement of a single damaged mooring line replacement under such conditions; however this is the first time all FPSO mooring lines have been replaced as one continuous activity. The

Workboat deploying the Falcon ROV to check the integrity of floating turbine moorings off the coast of Japan

Falcon ROV Helps Japan Harness Offshore Wind

After Japan’s 50 nuclear reactors closed following the Fukushima disaster, wind is now seen as an important alternative energy source. But in a crowded and mountainous country the search for sites must go offshore, with floating turbines the main option in the deep waters off the rugged coastline. It is at the southernmost tip of Japan that the Ministry of the Environment is trialing a turbine to determine the viability of floating wind turbines, in a bid to help replace the 30% of energy lost since the nuclear shut-down. Sure-footed anchorage to the seabed is vital in such a vulnerable

'LiveFleet' App: Image Telerik

New Offshore Vessel Management Mobile App

Telerik says that its customer Bhagwan Marine, a leader in servicing the oil and gas industry, together with partner, Glenfield Digital Group, has released the first mobile app for offshore energy vessel management. 'LiveFleet'. Telerik explains that Bhagwan Marine wanted to be the first to leverage technology to promote its business in a bold way, setting it apart from industry-standard four-color printed brochures. The company decided to pursue a mobile app that would organize extensive vessel information and specifications, show vessel location in real-time, offer push notifications, pictures

Norway to Award Oil Licenses in New Offshore Areas in 2016

the second half of 2015. The awards will then be made in the first half of 2016," oil and energy ministry spokesman Haakon Smith-Isaksen said. The ministry said the need for more surveying in the area makes the current process longer than earlier ones. "The reason is that there is no 3D seismic coverage of the Barents Sea South East zone, which the oil companies are collecting now, there is only 2D data. 3D data will improve companies understanding of the geology in the area and thereby give better applications," said the spokesman. He said the timing of the round was going according

Triton will introduce Triton 1000/3 LP at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show in September in hopes that the new submersible will transform the yacht based submersible industry. (Image: Triton Submarines)

Triton’s Yacht-based Submersible to Debut in Monaco

New lightweight, low profile Triton 1000/3 LP designed specifically to fit into existing yacht tender garages. Triton Submarines (Triton) announced that it will introduce its newest model, the Triton 1000/3 LP (Low Profile) at the 2014 Monaco Yacht show September 24-27. Triton’s model line now includes eleven models configured for two to eight passengers with depth ratings from 1,000 feet (305 meters) to 5,500 feet (1,675 meters) as well as the full ocean depth rated Triton 36000/3. Yacht-based submersibles continue to gain popularity in the yachting community. Until now, size and weight

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