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Baker Hughes is Exploring Advanced Manufacturing with AFRC

ways to reduce cost and increase productivity across BHGE’s operations.Joining the research center as a tier one member, BHGE will work with the AFRC’s team of engineers and researchers to improve its manufacturing processes and delivery of services. Using its expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, the AFRC will help BHGE identify opportunities to cut costs and cycle time, while extending the lifespan of oilfield equipment required for operations in increasingly high temperature and extreme pressure environments.  This collaboration will see BHGE have a seat on the AFRC’s managing

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JW Fishers Pipe Tracking Made Easy

gas, telecommunications, and power generation all utilize Lighthouse’s survey services. Lighthouse works for major utility groups around the world, assisting with survey projects from power line corridors and wind farms to complex underground cabling and utility management. With state of the art equipment and expertise in all surveying functions, Lighthouse provides their customer with best-in-industry survey results. In 2017, Lighthouse was subcontracted by a client to provide data on the shore-approach section of two 32” and one 16” export pipelines in the Caspian Sea. The objective

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Case Study: High Accuracy Survey under Bridges

Client: WSA Berlin Application: Hydrography/Charting Product: Apogee-E Inertial Navigation System Project: Multibeam echo sounder stabilization and data georeferencing   The vessel Spreegrund, property of WSA Berlin, has been equipped by MBT, part of MacArtney group, with state-of- the-art equipment including the Apogee-E, the highest accuracy inertial navigation system from SBG. One of the main goals was to obtain very good results when surveying under bridges.    The catamaran survey vessel named Spreegrund serves as survey vessel on German lakes, adjacent canals and rivers

IKM mobilization crew and Statoil representatives after installation at Snorre B (Photo: IKM Subsea)

IKM Reports Progress at Snorre B and Visund

Onshore Control Center is also in construction at Bryne and the whole system is prepared to be completed by Q2 2017,” commented Jan Vegard Hestnes, Operations Director at IKM Subsea AS.   “We are sincerely proud of ourselves being able to design, build and develop this state of the art equipment on such a stringent schedule. The RROV concept developed for Snorre B, represents the future ROV technology resulting in safer operations, expected cost reductions for oil companies and the industry overall. And not at least a sustainable industry for the IKM Group and IKM Subsea located at Bryne

Thierry Boyer (selfie) and Deep Trekker ROV above the HMS Erebus wreck. (© Parks Canada)

All Hands on Deck: ROVs and AUVs Aid Search for Franklin

in studying the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, “It’s an enthralling story of human fortitude, deprivation and sacrifice. Even the initial reports of men desperately resorting to cannibalism add a chilling element to it. The Franklin Expedition was well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for that time and departed with much optimism with the objective of finally charting a Northwest Passage which had been an elusive goal since Elizabethan times. Finally, it would be realized. But, with all of these men to have disappeared nearly without a trace, it has held captive the public&rsquo

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SMP Delivers Air/Gas Diving Spread for GloMar Subsea

the delivery of the dive spread, we have installed it already on one of our vessels (the GLOMAR WAVE) and will start working with it in the coming weeks.”   The Dive Control has also been fitted with a three diver Mixed Gas Dive Panel as well as a full height rack with the state of the art equipment for communications, diver monitoring and CCTV.    Connolly added, “As the systems are used for offshore activities, they both require a DNV container with a system conforming to IMCA Guidelines.”   To further enhance the company’s capabilities, SMP joined

Equipped with Sonardyne acoustic and inertial navigation technology, SuBastian will provide scientists from around the world with new opportunities to explore and study the ocean. (Photo: SOI)

Schmidt Selects Sonardyne Navigation for SuBastian

by the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), a private nonprofit operating foundation located in California, SuBastian will provide scientists from around the world with new opportunities to explore and study the ocean. Capable of diving to 4,500 meters, the vehicle has been equipped with a state-of-the-art equipment package that includes a reconfigurable payload skid for deploying and recovering experiments, a 4K Ultra-High Definition camera capable of streaming live video to the surface and a comprehensive suite of scientific sampling sensors.    Following a survey of the deep ocean research

Mooring Research Makes Waves with EcoSPRAY Tidal Platform

and mooring systems in early stage engineering design of the projects.   The EcoSPRAY platform was collaboratively designed and built by DSA, Fundy Tidal, and local suppliers Clare Machine Works (Meteghan, NS) and Bear River Plastics (Cornwallis, NS). The experiment includes state of the art equipment to measure motion, mooring line loads, wind speeds, tidal currents, and wave conditions. The platform is equipped with a drag plate to simulate the thrust created by an underwater turbine.   “Large scale multi-megawatt projects using floating platforms are being discussed in the

Carlo Pinto Next Geosolutions Sales and Marketing Director Photo Carlo Pinto, Next Geosolutions

Next Geosolutions Wins MONITA Project Contract

, searching for a viable path for the cables through a challenging section of route, which is made up of a complex seabed and extremely dense presence of debris and UXOs.   “The survey results are extremely interesting and detailed so we are adopting a combination of our state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge processing methodologies to deliver almost online results and drive productivity on a fast track.”   As Next Geosolutions continues to establish its presence in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, it is planning to exhibit at renowned industry events

New Mexico State Police officers search shallow waters of Rio Grande with their Pulse 8X detectors looking for a gun. (Photo: JW Fishers)

Homeland Security Selects Top Underwater Metal Detector

Rescue International in Colorado and Team Lifeguard Systems in New York. Both offer courses in aquatic preparedness to ensure public safety dive team respond effectively to water incident scenes. Their instructors combine knowledge of rescue and recovery with experience in the use of state of the art equipment. Their field exercises are designed to help teams establish operational standards that ensure sustainable performance. The detectors they use in their evidence recovery training are JW Fishers Pulse 8X.    The Explosive Training Branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Makai Expands Marine Corrosion Lab

. The MCL is located at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), reportedly making it the only location in the U.S. where large flows of shallow and deep seawater from depths up to 3,000 ft. are continuously available. The MCL is staffed with corrosion engineers and state-of-the-art equipment for a wide range of research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) services in the field of marine corrosion. Capabilities at the lab include both basic corrosion science research and applied engineering solutions for the prevention of marine corrosion, and are complemented by a strong

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