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Peritus Names Regional Managing Director

Subsea and field development planning services provider Peritus International announced that Matthew Rawlings will be joining Peritus’ Perth office as Australia Pacific Regional Managing Director.Peritus has over 30 years' experience in the industry and previously held executive leadership positions with Petrofac, KBR and AMECFW. Notably he spearheaded the start up and successful operation of Perth’s first independent integrated consultancy offering with the business peaking at over 120 personnel, and a reputation of solving challenges within the oil and gas arena. It operated for

SGS Acquires UWC and GDS

Subsea Global Solutions (SGS), a commercial diving company, has announced that it has acquired Underwater Contractors Pte. Ltd. (UWC), a prominent commercial diving firm based in Singapore, and Gray Diving Services Pty. Ltd. (GDS), a commercial diving firm based in Sydney, Australia, through separate transactions. With these two tandem acquisitions, SGS expands its global footprint in the Asia-Pacific region beyond Busan, South Korea, where it had a local office for the last 7 years and increases the number of its home ports worldwide to 13.

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Aker Solutions Eyes Low Carbon Tech

high on the company's agenda.Aker Solutions delivered the world’s first subsea gas compression system to Equinor’s Åsgard field in 2015. The company is currently involved in developing the first subsea gas compression project outside Norway, at the Jansz-Io field for Chevron in Australia.Low emission power from shore to Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krogh can generate CO2 emissions savings equivalent to removing 150,000 cars annually. Aker Solutions is involved in several studies for the electrification of fields

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Polarcus Awarded XArray Project In Australia

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus said it has revived an award for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in Australia with an approximate duration of one month.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2020, immediately following completion of another XArra project in Australia announced last week.

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TechnipFMC Wins EPCI Contract from Woodside

TechnipFMC announced on Friday it has been awarded an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Woodside for the development of the Pyxis and Xena fields, located offshore North West Australia.The contract, which includes the design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment including subsea production system, flexible flowlines and umbilicals, is valued between $75 million and $250 million, and is the first call-off under a recently executed five-year EPCI Frame Agreement between TechnipFMC and Woodside.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at

Maersk Pelican with Norsepower Rotor Sails. Pic: Norsepower

Norsepower Rotor Sails Saves Fuel

the vessel forward; in this instance a Maersk Tankers’ Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel, said the company.The Rotor Sails deliver auxiliary wind propulsion to the vessel - which have operated in conditions ranging from tropical climate to arctic conditions in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia – resulting in the optimization of energy efficiency and a reduction in fuel consumption.The Rotor Sails were installed onboard Maersk Pelican in August 2018. As part of the test, the aggregated total fuel saved from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 was 8.2% savings. This is equivalent

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Jan De Nul Completes Port Hedland Dredging

Jan De Nul Group completed the capital dredging works for the Channel Risk and Optimization Project (CROP) in Port Hedland, Western Australia, and can look back on a successful three-year cooperation with the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA).Over the past three years a combination of Hopper Dredgers, a Cutter Suction Dredger and Split Hopper Barges were deployed to dredge sections of the 42-km long navigational channel and to further enhance the safe and sustainable access to the port of Port Hedland. The project, part of the Channel Risk and Optimization Project (CROP), included the removal of high

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Polarcus Gets Prefunding for Australia Survey

Polarcus said it has secured high industry prefunding for a multi-client XArray project in Australia.The project will commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 with an approximate duration of two months.

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EOMAP Wins Funding for Next-Gen Satellite-Derived Bathymetry

mapping the depth of the sea from satellite observations.Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB) uses data gathered by satellites and aircraft to generate depth measurements and seafloor characteristics for regions of shallow water. Developed 20 years ago by EOMAP scientists then at DLR (Germany) and CSIRO (Australia), SDB’s potential to create a continuously updated global database of shallow-water bathymetry is hampered by the heavy computing power required to process the large amounts of data now available.The new funding will allow EOMAP to push ahead with new SDB procedures based on high-performance

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Polarcus Announces XArray Project in Australia

Polarcus said it has secured high industry prefunding for a multi-client project in Australia with an approximate duration of one month.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2020 immediately following completion of another XArray project in the region, the offshore geophysical company said.

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