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MSI completes 'Deepest, Longest Moorings' to Date

In late 2018 Total contracted Metocean Services International (MSI) to mobilize what would be MSI's longest moorings for deployment in the deepest water to date (3,150m) at locations just north of the border between South Africa and Namibia.The moorings comprise a surface buoy to measure meteorology, waves and current profiles as well as an I-type mooring to measure full water column current profiles and water quality.Because the top of the I-type mooring needed to be near the surface, special attention was paid to the mooring design.This was modeled using third party software to ensure that the

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i-Tech 7 Performs UWILD for Borr Drilling

UWILD solutions can carry out inspections on mobile drilling units (MODUs) and floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO), using ROV machine-vision technology combined with fast acquisition, processing and reporting of data.Robin Mawhinney, i-Tech 7’s regional director for Europe, Africa and Canada, said, “This is another great project example that showcases the strength and depth of our UWILD service offering.“Our success lies in our repair expertise combined with our advanced automated analysis and data reporting capability. It is further strengthened with our extensive

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Polarcus Signs MOU with ARGAS

Marine geophysical company Polarcus said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (ARGAS) to collaborate on seismic projects in the Middle East and NOrth Africa (MENA) region.Polarcus provides global marine seismic acquisition capabilities and cloud-based Priority Processing services. ARGAS provides regional expertise in land, transition zone and shallow water seismic data acquisition and associated data processing. Together, the firms will work to identify opportunities and execute projects in the MENA region.“Leveraging the core strengths and

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Maersk Tests Containerized Battery System

in Odense, Denmark by the system integrator and turnkey supplier Trident Maritime Systems. The battery system will be shortly transported to Singapore and installed on board the Maersk Cape Town.The vessel is a Singapore-flagged 249-meter long container ship built in 2011 which sails between West Africa and East Asia. The first full voyage with the new system in place will take place next year and will be closely monitored to evaluate the performance of the system against the trial’s ambitions.Battery modules will be operating within the container in conjunction with other electrical and control

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Cougar XT Chosen for Africa Subsea Ops

, bringing significant savings in terms of time and cost. This will be of great benefit to our customers,” declares Effiong Okwong, RusselSmith’s Director for Solutions & Market Development.As a leading provider of integrated oilfield and pipeline services to the oil and gas industry in Africa, RusselSmith is set to fully exploit the technological potency of the Cougar XT.A key feature of the 2000m rated Cougar XT is its unrivaled power and maneuverability whilst handling a wide range of heavy tooling and sensors, that comes from its six powerful thrusters, each interfaced to a fast-acting

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Polarcus Wins 4D Project in West Africa

Marine geophysical company Polarcus said it has received an award for a 4D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa.The project duration is approximately two months and is scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 following a scheduled class docking.

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TDI-Brooks Hires Byno

, Intelligence Community and Executive Branch.He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a Member of a Marine Special Operations Command team in which he performed airborne and combat dive operations, air reconnaissance, and direct action in regions of Iraq, Afghanistan and northern Africa. He received an Honorable Discharge in October of 2006. 

Dr.  Jyotika Virmani and Dr. Marlon Lewis at OceanObs’19. Photo: OceanObs’19

OceanObs’19: Innovation Expanding Ocean Observations

science, leadership, and mentorship. A panel of four leading women in ocean science offered insights from their own careers. Rosie Alegado from the University of Hawaii served as moderator and the panelists included Barb Kirkpatrick from the US, Nelly Florida from Indonesia, and Juliet Hermes from South Africa. They were joined by almost 40 more women in the field who served as ambassadors to answer questions and inspire discussion during a networking reception.The breaking waves event was just one example of how the OceanObs’19 program fostered creative discussions and new relationships in the ocean

Philip Adams, Director UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Photo: UMass Dartmouth.

Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water

, it was 86 degrees in the Arctic”. He pointed out several solutions to recent environment crises that are moving markets and society to action, including: credit trading to stem the acid rain problem; banning fluorocarbons to close the ozone hole and the public awareness campaign in Cape Town S. Africa around their plight of running out of water on “Day Zero”, where the entire population was mobilized to conserve water and it worked!Phil also talked about the nature of change, showed a news video of the Brayton Point towers being imploded in April, and encouraged folks to “see

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SAExploration Wins AsiaPac Deal

expected to last approximately 55 days and will occur primarily during the fourth quarter of 2019, it said.SAE offers a full range of vertically-integrated seismic data acquisition, data processing and interpretation, and logistical support services throughout North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.In addition to the acquisition of 2D, 3D, time-lapse 4D and multi-component seismic data on land, in transition zones and offshore in depths reaching 3,000 meters, SAE offers a full suite of data processing and interpretation services

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