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DOF Subsea Upgrades ROV Fleet

Subsea services provider DOF Subsea has equipped a further three of its Brazilian offshore vessel fleet with hybrid acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav all-in-one subsea navigation instruments are now supporting five Forum Energy Technologies (FET) remotely operated vehicles (ROV) on board the three vessels. This latest order takes the total number of DOF Subsea’s Brazilian vessels equipped with SPRINT-Nav aided ROVs to six.SPRINT-Nav combines Sonardyne’s SPRINT sensor, Syrinx 600 kHz Doppler velocity log (DVL) and a pressure

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Subsea 7 Wins Contract from Total in Brazil

of 35 kilometers of flexible pipelines and 20 kilometers of umbilical, connecting five wells to the floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Cidade de Caraguatatuba. Project management and detailed engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Offshore activities are due to commence in the fourth quarter 2019.Marcelo Xavier, Subsea 7’s Vice-President Brazil, said, “This contract builds on our track record of project execution offshore Brazil and reflects our commitment to work and learn together with our client to achieve

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MTR100: InterMoor

of intricate anchor recovery in the form of chain pocket, wire roller and detachable and locking mechanisms to InterMoor’s existing range of chaser designs. The company also expanded its global reach with more than 17 locations and 10 shore bases around the world, including in the UK, US, Norway, Brazil, Asia Pacific, and Australia. In 2019, InterMoor continued the roll-out of the IM Release and successfully released the first set of the acoustic release connectors offshore Mexico. The IM Release is a new acoustic release mooring connector, that builds on their track record of designing and installing

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CGG Kicks Off Deepwater Survey in Brazil

Paris-headquartered geosciences company CGG said it has commenced a new, large, long-offset BroadSeis survey located in the Campos and Santos Basins, offshore Brazil.The Nebula 3D survey is supported by industry funding.With an initial focus on Brazil’s 15th License Round blocks, the data is being acquired by the Geo Caribbean and a portion of the survey will provide 3D data coverage where no other 3D data currently exists.CGG Geoscience’s Subsurface Imaging Center in Rio will employ advanced data processing techniques to deliver improved imaging of pre-salt structures in these prolific

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Oil Price Controls Subsea Market Growth

through 2025 – close to 20% of spending in the subsea equipment and SURF segments is at risk, while around 10% of general oilfield services market spending is at risk should the oil price fall from our base case estimate to $50 per bbl.Examining the subsea spending risks more closely, we see that Brazil has several projects with breakeven prices around $50 per barrel.Spending at risk is largely dominated by floater projects globally, but in Norway is manifested in subsea tieback projects. No fewer than 16 projects with subsea expenditure between 2019 and 2025 are at risk on the Norwegian continental

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Hunting Acquires RTI Energy Systems

with the company.Hunting noted that RTIES is currently loss making, but said its management is optimistic of securing market opportunities to deliver returns going forward.Jim Johnson, Hunting Chief Executive said, “Given the new offshore deepwater projects being commissioned within the US, Brazil and Guyana, RTIES, which will sit alongside and complement our subsea operations, will provide Hunting with an enlarged product offering into the recovering deepwater offshore market.“The transaction also delivers on our stated strategic goal of targeting investments in differentiated technologies

TechnipFMC chairman and CEO Doug Pferdehirt (Photo: TechnipFMC)

TechnipFMC Resolves US and Brazil Probes

Oil services company TechnipFMC said it would pay $301.3 million to resolve anti-corruption probes with Brazilian and U.S. authorities, and added it was committed to resolving another probe on its affairs with French authorities.TechnipFMC said in a statement published late on Tuesday that it had agreed to the resolutions with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and Brazilian authorities to resolve anti-corruption investigations in Brazil and relating to the intermediary, Unaoil.The company agreed to pay $301.3 million to those authorities to resolve

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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winner Annouced

Alumni Team includes 16 alumni of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Postgraduate Training Program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), US. They are Dr Evgenia Bazhenova (Russia), Aileen Bohan (Ireland), Dr Mohamed Elsaied (Egypt), Andres Fitzcarrald (Peru), Tomer Ketter (Israel), Christina Lacerda (Brazil), Jaya Roperez (Philippines), Azmi Rosedee (Malaysia), Ivan Ryzhov (Russia), Hadar Sade (Israel), Sattiabaruth Seeboruth (Mauritius), Masano Sumiyoshi (Japan), Neil Tinmouth (South Africa), Dr Rochelle Anne Wigley (US), Dr Yulia Zarayskaya (Russia), and Dr Karolina Zwolak (Poland).The team&rsquo

Diego Baraldi is C-Kore's new South American sales manager (Photo: C-Kore Systems)

Baraldi Joins C-Kore Systems

manufacturer as Sales Manager – South America.Baraldi has more than 15 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas sector, starting his career with Halliburton as Field Engineer and then working for Lupatech as Business Development Manager. For the past six years he has worked for Fugro in Brazil, starting as the Service Line Manager, before moving to Business Development Manager.“The principles of [C-Kore’s] cost-saving tools fit extremely well with the wishes of the South American market, in simplifying and reducing the cost of subsea operations,” Baraldi said.Tim Overfield

Riachuelo submarine during launching. Image Marinha do Brasil

World Navies: Brazil´s Riachuelo Submarine

Brazil is a country with a coastline over 7,000 km long, bathed to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Along this coastline and offshore is where the country develops its fisheries activities, maritime trade and the exploitation of a variety of biological and mineral resources. The incredible environmental and financial wealth found in these waters, and under the seabed gave way to the term - Blue Amazon – relating to the Amazon Jungle. The Blue Amazon officially covers an area of 3.5 million square kilometers. However, Brazil is calling on the United Nations to expand its borders to the limits of

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