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Image: Shearwater GeoServices

Shearwater Wins Offshore Senegal Shoot

multi-azimuth triple source contract over these significant Senegal discoveries” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.“The award reflects our capabilities as a full-service geophysical service provider and the Polar Marquis’ excellent record operating offshore Africa,” Irene added

DSV Kelly Ann Candies (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Charters Otto Candies DSV

rescue facility (HRF) and a life support package (LSP) to accommodate the SPHL in case of an emergency vessel evacuation. The vessel is Jones Act complaint, fuel efficient and is well suited to support clients in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago, Mexico and the surrounding regions including West Africa, Aqueos  said.Aqueos Corporation has incorporated a “One Team Approach” between vessel and dive crew and has also added valued business partners, Canyon Offshore for ROV services, T. Baker Smith for the provision of survey and vessel positioning and Unique Hydra for the provision

(Illustration: Equinor)

DNV GL To Perform Hywind Tampen Study

in floating wind for many years now, including as verification body on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland project, we’re excited to impart our expertise further on Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project,” commented Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL - Energy.(Illustration: Equinor

Photo credit: S. Cerchio/Omuraswhale.org

'Elusive' Omura Whale Spotted

Indonesia. From 2003 through 2013, their known range expanded to a few more locations in the eastern Indo-Pacific region. After the release of Dr. Cerchio’s video, the number of documented sightings increased dramatically across the world including the western Indian Ocean, eastern Atlantic off of Africa, western south Atlantic, northwestern Pacific and Oceania. The only major tropical or warm temperate oceanic basins not reporting sightings have been the eastern and central Pacific.These unevenly colored whales have filtering baleen instead of teeth and come from the whale family called rorquals

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom announced that the marine survey for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has been completed and the cable route finalized. The companies also announced the addition of a landing station in Bosaso, Somalia. Image: Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom

DARE1 Marine Survey, Somalia Landing Station Complete

Cable system with landing points in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya will bring increased capacity and connectivity to East AfricaDjibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom announced that the marine survey for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has been completed and the cable route finalized. The companies also announced the addition of a landing station in Bosaso, Somalia. The DARE1 cable system is the first step in a planned expansion into eastern Africa, which will connect Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso (Somalia), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Mombasa (Kenya). With a finalized

Drexel Crewing Manager Ahmed Abelnasser, Drexel Operations Manager Mahmoud Eissa, Rovco CEO Brian Allen, Drexel Business Development Manager Bassem Emam (Photo: Rovco)

ROVCO Partners with Drexel

, as part of a plan to increase business in the region over the next five years.Through the strategic alliance with services company Drexel Marine, Rovco said it aims to gain access to the local market and offer its 3D and AI technologies to oil companies and offshore contractors across Egypt, Northeast Africa and the Middle East.Brian Allen, CEO and founder of Rovco, said, “Egypt is a significant growth market for the business and a region where we see a great deal of opportunities in both shallow and deep water developments.“This strategic partnership allows us to take bold steps towards

Barry MacLeod has been named CEO of the newly rebranded Rever Offshore (Photo: Rever Offshore)

Rever Offshore Names MacLeod CEO

director, asset management director and – latterly – managing director; a post he has held for the past five years.MacLeod has extensive engineering and project management experience within the wider oil and gas industry, having delivered projects across the North Sea, Canada and West Africa with subsea contractors and consultancies.Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, completed a full rebrand in January of this year following the transition to new ownership

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Subsea 7 Wins Three Woodside Contracts

office, with support from other Subsea 7 and OneSubsea offices.“The award of the SNE FEED contract by Woodside to Subsea Integration Alliance reflects our expertise in integrated projects and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Woodside,” said Gilles Lafaye, Vice President Africa for Subsea 7. “Senegal is an exciting new market for Subsea 7 and we are pleased to support the local oil and gas industry.”The Scarborough Field is located approximately 380km offshore North West Australia. Subject to FID by the Scarborough joint venture, the full integrated project

Iain Smith, Proserv’s president, Subsea Controls (Photo: Proserv)

Subsea Supply Chain Tightening -Proserv

outlined that more final investment decisions (FIDs) are now being made in the upstream industry. Rystad Energy presently predicts almost $30 billion of extra capital expenditure in the E&P subsea segment across the next six years, as areas such as South America, Europe, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa experience increased spending.Notably, Rystad also expects several regions, including South America and Europe, to see the majority of expenditure directed to brownfield sites. Iain Smith, Proserv’s president, Subsea Controls, concurs: “FIDs are definitely now on an uptick but operators

The 95-meter Hydrographic Survey Vessel is said to be the most complex vessel ever built in South Africa  (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg on board South African Navy Survey Vessels

Hydra (Pty) Ltd, has been selected to deliver a cutting-edge integrated hydroacoustic and bridge system technology package for The Replacement of the SA Navy Hydrographic Capability Project.Kongsberg technology will be used on a state-of-the-art new Hydrographic Survey Vessel being built by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) in Durban. Due for delivery in 2022, the new 95 meters long, 17.5 meters wide ship is billed as one of the most complex vessels to be built in South Africa and will replace the SAS Protea, which has been in service since 1972. Built to a VARD Canada ice-strengthened design, its top

Map: Rystad Energy

Exploration Comes-back with a Bang

Energy.The energy research and business intelligence company said in a press release that improved market conditions and lower well costs have led E&P players to ramp up their 2019 exploration activities in all parts of the world, but driven in particular by rising investments in South America and Africa.“Renewed optimism in exploration activities is anticipated in 2019, with operators from various segments aiming for multiple high-impact campaigns – both onshore and offshore – in essentially all corners of the world,” said Rystad Energy senior analyst Rohit Patel. &ldquo

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