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Drone Specialist Cyberhawk Lands 5-Year Deal with Shell

subsea assets, as well as all global construction projects."The contract follows the successful integration of iHawk at a construction project valued at over $6bn in the USA, where it is now being used by over 800 monthly users and has been rolled out at further sites in the UK, Central America, and Africa," Cyberhawk said.Cyberhawk, which has been working with Shell since 2012, said it would support the oil firm's digital transformation strategy, providing a central platform for all digital and visual data sources. "Additionally, iHawk will provide a fully enabled IoT solution by

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Fulkrum Acquires Oceaneering’s Third-party Inspection Division

clients.”Kelly and Mike bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge that is invaluable, they’ll fit right in with our existing team in Aberdeen and globally.”FTR opened its Aberdeen office in 2018. From this office, the company support clients in the UK, continental Europe, and Africa.  

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Falcon ROV Chosen for Project off West Africa

A service provider in the West African offshore energy sector has ordered a Saab Seaeye Falcon, fully fitted for survey work.Lucas Inyama, Technical Director of Nigeria-based Geocadinal Integrated Services, said, “We ordered a survey customized Falcon ROV to support our subsea inspection / installation projects in West African waters.”The customized survey suite on Geocadinal’s Falcon includes a Digital Edge HDD dual channel recording and eventing system, a dual laser system for video survey and measurement, and a Tritech sonar.The vehicle also comes with five function hydraulic and

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Offshore Drilling: It’s Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

and E&Ps attempt to prioritize drilling campaigns.Contract scrutiny has already led to a few contract cancellations and the first claims of force majeure.However, contract options are at most risk. Over $1.6 billion in contract value is at stake for options that are due to be exercised this year. Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East make up over 50% of the total.With the oil price crash and COVID-19, the near-term outlook for the offshore rig market is on a lot of minds. RigLogix has contacted a number of rig owners and operators and the consensus seems to be that it’s going to get

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Douthwaite Joins SEAMOR Marine

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) firm SEAMOR Marine announced it has hired Simon Douthwaite as its new Sales & Marketing Manager. A scuba instructor and deep technical diver, Douthwaite brings sales and marketing expertise from a career in finance that spans four continents.Douthwaite has worked for major companies such as HSBC in Hong Kong and Investec in London where he sold investment services in the futures, commodities and stock markets to a broad range of institutional and retail customers. Simon has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.

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SBG Systems' INS Chosen for Shom Fleet

, and support in maritime geospatial products and services for public policies on the sea and the coast. The fleet used by Shom is based in Brest and is composed of eleven boats, including seven speedboats, and three 59-meter long BH2 survey vessels. They operate on shallow and deep water in France, Africa, the Indian Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea. Shom also uses a fleet based in New Caledonia composed of two boats, one speedboat and a buoy-laying Vessel used part of the time for hydrographic surveys.When it came to renewing the fleet of inertial navigation systems (INS), the Shom looked at INS complying

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Hunting Buys Enpro Subsea

from members of the Enpro management team and Energy Ventures Private Equity, Hunting said.Based in Aberdeen, UK, Enpro provides subsea production technology for the offshore oil and gas industry. The company’s technology has so far been deployed in the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa.“Enpro's business model is focused on technology and product development, with all manufacturing outsourced to third parties. It is the intention to bring much of this manufacturing in-house and utilize Hunting's existing global manufacturing platform to commercialize further the technology

imon R. James (Photo: James Fisher Marine Services)

James Fisher Appoints Subsea Ops Director

James Fisher Marine Services appointed Simon R. James as its new Subsea Operations Director effective February 2020.James joins with more than 25 years’ of experience in the marine, offshore and subsea service sectors, having held director-level roles at DeepOcean, Fugro and Iremis.In his career to date, Simon has worked with large and prestigious companies, both in the UK and abroad. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Operations at EM&I Group where he improved effectiveness and drove efficiency across operations in the Americas, Africa, Canada and Southeast Asia.

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Saipem Scoops $500+ Mln EPCI Contracts

force until 2021. The scope of the offshore work encompasses the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a 36” carbon steel pipeline onto the existing network around the Ju’aymah area and brownfield services at the associated offshore platform.Furthermore, in West Africa, Saipem has been assigned a contract by Eni Angola S.p.A. related to Cabaça and Agogo Early Phase 1 developments. The scope of work includes the EPCI of risers, production flowlines, jumpers and the installation of a subsea production system (SPS) in water depths ranging between 400 and 600

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