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Miss Emma McCall (Photo: TDI-Brooks)

TDI-Brooks' New Vessel Completes Its First Projects

the vessel on a long-term bare-boat charter from Cameron Offshore Boats.The 2003-built Miss Emma is a multi-use oceanographic research vessel outfitted for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties for operations in the Northern/Southern Gulf of Mexico (GOM), U.S. East Coast and elsewhere in the Americas. The vessel is equipped to acquire geophysical surveys for offshore hazard/site clearance assessments, pipeline/cable routing, seafloor mapping, port and channel conditions, fisheries habitat mapping and burial assessment studies. She is also well suited to perform geotechnical sediment and seabed

Image Credit: Reach Subsea

Multiple Contracts for Reach Subsea, MMT

Subsea and MMT have together been awarded several contracts and call-offs under frame agreements for 2020 execution, representing about 450 project days, Reach said Friday.According to the Oslo-listed company, the projects involve inspection, survey, and construction support work across Europe and the Americas, for major operators in both the oil & gas and renewables sectors. The company did not say who the clients were nor did it disclose the financial details."With the addition of these contracts, our schedule indicates good utilization during the summer season. Reach now have approximately

Eagle IP (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Signs Exclusive Agreement with OTAQ Offshore

Unique Group has signed an exclusive rental agreement with UK-based OTAQ Offshore to represent the latter’s technology and products across the Middle East, APAC and the Americas.  The agreement will see Unique Group represent a number of industry-renowned technologies, including the OceanSENSE and DragonFish solutions. Deployed in the dual roles of subsea leak and cement returns detection, OceanSENSE is recognized as the industry standard and has been deployed successfully on over 1000 offshore projects globally. Proven to work efficiently in the offshore environment, the DragonFish’s

Photo: Oceanology International

Oi20: Set for London in March

be held in the long-running exhibition and conference’s habitual UK venue, ExCel London, on March 17-19, 2020. Indicative of the franchise’s still snowballing global profile, Oi has now made strong inroads into new international markets with the introduction of sister expos in China and the Americas (since 2013 and 2017 respectively), plus a forthcoming series with a Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean focus, due for launch in Abu Dhabi in September 2020. This impressive expansion is reflected by the way the numbers are already stacking up for the London 2020 event: more than 8,000 visitors are

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.

Photo Credit: Oceanology International

#Oi2020 History

 Oceanology International North America debuted in 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center. It’s since been rebranded as Oceanology International Americas to reflect the international market with a U.S.-based audience.   Marine Technology Reporter has been commissioned to publish the Official “Oceanology International 50th Anniversary Edition” which will distribute with the MARCH 2020 edition of MTR. For information on advertising in this edition, contact Rob Howard @ howard@marinelink.com, t: +1 561-732-4368; or Mike Kozlowski @ kozlowski@marinelink.com, +1-561-733-2477.

Survey vessel. Image: Fugro

NOAA Awards 5-yr Hydrographic Gig to Fugro

.Recognised by NOAA as a top-ranked hydrographic surveying firm, Fugro has worked continuously with the agency on similar IDIQ contracts since 1998.“Over the past 20 years, NOAA has been one of Fugro’s key clients in the US,” said Mark MacDonald, Hydrography Director for Fugro in the Americas.“Through this long and valued partnership, we have pioneered the use of multiple bathymetric surveying techniques, such as airborne lidar bathymetry, to improve the efficiency, quality and safety of shallow water surveys. We are honoured to help NOAA fulfil the country’s hydrographic

David Ince, Event Director, Oi

Interview: David Ince, Event Director, Oi

I think you could still say that tall of the events are driven by the Marine Science, Ocean Observation, Offshore Energy and Ocean Resource sectors, even if the proportions that attend at each event differs slightly. We are always looking to develop a unique audience for each event, for example at Oi Americas in San Diego, over 90% of the audience have never visited another Oi event before, a very important distinction to continue to develop in order to deliver value to the companies investing in each event. Oi China in Shanghai is predominantly Chinese although the team are also building audiences from

(Photo: Fugro)

Fugro Completes GoM Surveys for Shell

and techniques to site investigations in ways that reduce HSSE exposure and survey duration, while simultaneously providing superior data quality and ancillary datasets,” said Shell Project Manager, Deanne Hargrave.Fugro noted it has acquired more than 172,000 kilometers of AUV data in the Americas region since the early 2000s

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