Seismic Vessel Tech News

Photo: Bordelon Marine

MTR100: Bordelon Marine

127 East Waguespack Street Lockport, LA 70374 T: 985-532-5333 E: [email protected] W: www.bordelonmarine.com CEO/President: Wes Bordelon No. of Employees: 300   Bordelon Marine provides Marine Transportation services operating in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. Founded in 1979, as a provider of offshore vessels supporting a multitude of services to the Oil and Gas Industry. The company owns and operates a fleet of modern offshore supply vessels ranging in size and type from DP1 Mini-supply Vessels to MPSV 260 DP2 vessels.  Bordelon Marine offers a full range of

MTR100: 2G Robotics

680-B Davenport Road Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2V2C3    T: 519-489-0005    [email protected]    W: www.2grobotics.com CEO/President: Jason Gillham    No. of Employees: 18    2G Robotics was founded in 2007. The company designs and develops underwater laser scanners for subsea surveys and inspections. These innovative systems generate real-time 3D models of subsea structures and environments from which submillimeter measurements can be instantaneously and repeatably captured. The high resolution 3D models

CAPEX returns:  “By 2016 oilfield  investments will  begin a four-year spike”  photo: Oyvind Hagen, Statoil

MTR100: Venture into the Norwegian Subsea Valley

All matters maritime and subsea are seemingly intertwined into the Norwegian DNA. For the tenth anniversary of the “MTR100,” our Oslo-based contributor William Stoichevski ventures into Norway’s “Subsea Valley” for a look at the emerging tech and trends. DNV GL Worldwide classification society and technology advisor DNV GL says its Joint Industry Projects, or JIPs, with operators, contractors and manufacturers will bring about three DNV GL Best Practices that targeting subsea safety and cost-cutting. “Years from now, these will be the standards. There will be

MTR100: 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 Vice President: Bjørn Jalving, EVP-Subsea Division # of Employees: 4396 (April 2014)   The Case Kongsberg Maritime’s sonar, multibeam echo sounders, cameras, positioning and underwater communication systems, and AUVs are used in survey and inspection operations worldwide. Working closely with customers to develop technology that pushes the limits in subsea applications, Kongsberg Maritime is also dedicated to developing

BLOQUE BRASIL FZAM320

Ecopetrol, JX Nippon Team Up to Explore Brazil Offshore

;s President, Juan Carlos Echeverry.   JX Nippon is a company that holds interests in North America, the North Sea, Malaysia, Vietnam, among others.  The FZA-M-320 block is in its first phase of the 5-year exploration period. The partnership is currently designing the seismic survey to be acquired in respect of the block’s 192 square kilometer area, in accordance with the commitment made to the ANP. In Brazil, Ecopetrol also holds interest in the CE-M-715 block within the Ceará basin, in association with Chevron (50%, the Operator) and in the POT-M-567

MTR100: MMT

Sven Källfelts gata 11 Västra Frölunda, Sweden SE42671    T: +46 (0)31 762 03 16 E: [email protected] W: https://www.mmt.se CEO/President: Stefan Eliasson No. of Employees: 250   Established in 1976 MMT is a survey company offering time and cost efficient solutions to customers requiring high-resolution sea floor mapping and subsea support services. MMT offers assured surveys in bathymetric, geophysical and geotechnical services, from pre-installations surveys to inspection, repair and maintenance works. As part of the risk assessment for all submarine

Trailing suction hopper dredger MAHURY

Royal IHC successfully launches TSHD MAHURY

  On 14 August, Royal IHC successfully launched the MAHURY, a 1,840m3 capacity twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), at partner shipyard MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria. The vessel is being built for Baggerbedrijf de Boer - Dutch Dredging, whose Managing Director C.J. van de Graaf Jr, attended the launch. The new TSHD is Dutch Dredging’s fourth IHC-built vessel, after the ALBATROS, LESSE and AMAZONE. The MAHURY is an upgraded version of the ALBATROS, which was delivered in 2013, and was well received by the customer. The MAHURY includes two dredging marks in its

Tritech’s Gemini as mounted on SISTAC’s SMD Atom ROV (Image courtesy of SISTAC)

Brazilian Order for Tritech’s Gemini

Tritech International Ltd. announced the sale of its multibeam sonar Gemini, to remotely operated vehicle (ROV) providers Sistac Sistemas de Acesso S.A.   Sistac initially hired a deep-rate Gemini to evaluate its performance during sea trials and after the company observed its capabilities, subsequently purchased the sonar. The Gemini 720id multibeam sonar is now the primary sonar onboard Sistac’s Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) Atom work-class remotely operated vehicle (WROV).   Tritech’s Gemini multibeam imaging range offers users a real-time, 120 degree field of view and

Photo courtesy of Sonardyne

TES to Rent Out Sonardyne Equipment

Abu-Dhabi based TES Survey Equipment Services LLC will become the first company in the Middle East to rent the latest 6G underwater acoustic positioning technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. The order for multiple Mini-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) systems and Wideband Sub-Mini 6 Plus (WSM 6+) transponders will be added to TES’ existing hire pool of Sonardyne equipment and used to support offshore survey and construction projects across the region. When it was introduced in April, Mini-Ranger 2 became Sonardyne’s smallest and lightest 6G (sixth generation) underwater

Fran Rowe

MTR100: Rowe Technologies

Rowe Technologies Inc. (RTI), a customer-centric oceanographic company designs and manufactures innovative and robust Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers [ADCPs] and Doppler Velocity Logs [DVLs].  These are used for measuring currents, directional waves, and underwater navigation from shallow coastal environments to full ocean depths.  RTI provides the only dual frequency ADCP/DVL, the highest resolution velocity measurements (0.01 cm/s), and 12 independent profile configurations for these markets: the oceanographic, intercoastal waters, river waterways, renewable energy, Remote Operated

MTR100: Venture into the Norwegian Subsea Valley

All matters maritime and subsea are seemingly intertwined into the Norwegian DNA. For the tenth anniversary of the “MTR100,” our Oslo-based contributor William Stoichevski ventures into Norway’s “Subsea Valley” for a look at the emerging tech and trends. DNV GL Worldwide classification society and technology advisor DNV GL says its Joint Industry Projects, or JIPs, with operators, contractors and manufacturers will bring about three DNV GL Best Practices that targeting subsea safety and cost-cutting. “Years from now, these will be the standards. There will be

MTR100: 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 Vice President: Bjørn Jalving, EVP-Subsea Division # of Employees: 4396 (April 2014)   The Case Kongsberg Maritime’s sonar, multibeam echo sounders, cameras, positioning and underwater communication systems, and AUVs are used in survey and inspection operations worldwide. Working closely with customers to develop technology that pushes the limits in subsea applications, Kongsberg Maritime is also dedicated to developing

Ecopetrol, JX Nippon Team Up to Explore Brazil Offshore

;s President, Juan Carlos Echeverry.   JX Nippon is a company that holds interests in North America, the North Sea, Malaysia, Vietnam, among others.  The FZA-M-320 block is in its first phase of the 5-year exploration period. The partnership is currently designing the seismic survey to be acquired in respect of the block’s 192 square kilometer area, in accordance with the commitment made to the ANP. In Brazil, Ecopetrol also holds interest in the CE-M-715 block within the Ceará basin, in association with Chevron (50%, the Operator) and in the POT-M-567

Royal IHC successfully launches TSHD MAHURY

  On 14 August, Royal IHC successfully launched the MAHURY, a 1,840m3 capacity twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), at partner shipyard MTG Dolphin Shipyard in Varna, Bulgaria. The vessel is being built for Baggerbedrijf de Boer - Dutch Dredging, whose Managing Director C.J. van de Graaf Jr, attended the launch. The new TSHD is Dutch Dredging’s fourth IHC-built vessel, after the ALBATROS, LESSE and AMAZONE. The MAHURY is an upgraded version of the ALBATROS, which was delivered in 2013, and was well received by the customer. The MAHURY includes two dredging marks in its

Brazilian Order for Tritech’s Gemini

Tritech International Ltd. announced the sale of its multibeam sonar Gemini, to remotely operated vehicle (ROV) providers Sistac Sistemas de Acesso S.A.   Sistac initially hired a deep-rate Gemini to evaluate its performance during sea trials and after the company observed its capabilities, subsequently purchased the sonar. The Gemini 720id multibeam sonar is now the primary sonar onboard Sistac’s Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) Atom work-class remotely operated vehicle (WROV).   Tritech’s Gemini multibeam imaging range offers users a real-time, 120 degree field of view and

FC38-12 Battery (Photo: EMP)

Renewable Energy Battery Solutions Ready for Ships

A range of marine battery solutions has received approval for use on-board ships or marine related applications such as offshore platforms and renewable energy projects.   Now available from Eco Marine Power (EMP), a developer of renewable energy solutions for ships, in cooperation with storage batteries and electrical machinery manufacturer Furukawa Battery Company of Japan, the battery range has been accepted for use on classed vessels by ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) in addition to having been evaluated by EMP.   Three main battery types from Furukawa Battery will now be used by EMP

Ushering in the Age of the Autonomous Workboat

While the topic of unmanned vessels has sparked vigorous debate and grown vociferous skeptics in all four corners of the world, Michael Gordon Johnson and his team at Sea Machines are intent on bringing an Autonomous Workboat to full-scale real-world trials by the end of the year. Michael Gordon Johnson is and entrepreneur, founding two companies and serving in various roles – offshore, heavy lift ocean transport and marine salvage – since graduating from Texas A&M University with a BA in Marine Engineering. Most recently he was a VP of Business at Titan Salvage and a VP of Projects

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus

New Submarine Named USS Idaho

  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony today to announce that SSN 799, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Idaho. The submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the Navy. Idaho is home to the former Farragut Naval Training Station, which was the second largest training facility in the world during World War II. From the early 1950s to the mid-1990s, the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) located within the Idaho National Laboratory, trained nearly 40,000 Navy personnel in surface and submarine nuclear power plant operations

Photo courtesy of Royal IHC

Royal IHC Launches Pipelay Vessel Sapura Rubi

Royal IHC has named and launched the pipelaying vessel, Sapura Rubi, in a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The naming of the fully integrated vessel was performed by  Glaucia Maciel, Human Resource Manager of Sapura Navegação Marítima S.A.   The Sapura Rubi is the fifth 550t pipelaying vessel that IHC is supplying to Sapura Navegação Marítima, a joint venture between SapuraKencana and Seadrill. All five vessels are being completely designed, engineered and built by IHC. Like her sister vessels

“When we look at what’s driving our group, I would say it is technologies where we integrate solutions intelligently ... input (that) is then turned into measureable information”   Kim Lehmann, President   Teledyne Marine Acoustic  Imaging Group

MTR100: Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging Group (PART III)

we are able to do with the Deepwater Echsounder and the sub-bottom parametric profiler, and you can (go to) full ocean depth, so you’re sampling the water column, you’re looking at the seafloor, and you are able to penetrate the sea floor up to 200 meters of depth to get an image of the seismic structures of what’s down there. That is truly very advances high-tech precision marine solutions.” Tech Drivers While the technology which allows users to see better in the underwater environment, Lehmann reckons that it is the integration of technologies with a variety of sensor

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