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Aker Solutions Wins ADNOC Umbilicals Contract

subsea umbilicals for the Dalma gas development project located offshore the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf.The scope includes four steel tube umbilicals totaling more than 100 kilometers. The umbilical system will provide power supply, communication services and chemical injection fluids. It will connect the subsea equipment to three new wellhead platforms and link the topside equipment located on the offshore control platform to equipment located onshore."This is the first subsea umbilical award by ADNOC in the UAE and the first subsea award for Aker Solutions

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NOAA Scientists Honored for Innovative Research

to produce objective, forward-looking analysis on the world’s most food-insecure countries.Brian McDonald, an atmospheric scientist at NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research (CIRES) in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado and NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory Chemical Sciences Division, for innovative approaches that improve the scientific understanding of the sources of atmospheric pollutants and link human activity to environmental change.Andrew Rollins, an atmospheric scientist at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory Chemical Sciences Division, for

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​OSIL's Deep-Sea Mining Data Tools​

International Ltd (OSIL) continues to consolidate its deep-sea scientific data collection tools for use in the environmental management of deep sea mining & impact assessment of other deep-sea activities.OSIL’s product range now includes a 0.5m2 Giant box corer for bulk sampling in biological, chemical and geochemical applications. Box corers provide a large well-preserved sample in a range of sediment types with easy access to the substrate for sub sampling.The OSIL Giant Piston corer can retrieve cores of up to 60m in length from soft sediments and muds, as the action of the internal piston

Oceaneering's umbilicals facility in Panama City, Fla. (Photo courtesy: Oceaneering)

Oceaneering Awarded Work in Mozambique

and aftermarket services for its liquefaction and export terminal project in Mozambique.The multiple lengths of onshore and subsea steel tube control umbilicals total approximately 185 kilometers in length. The distribution hardware to be provided includes umbilical termination assemblies, hydraulic and chemical distribution units, electrical distribution units, flying leads, junction plates, remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) flyable large-bore connectors, and aftermarket services in support of installation.Oceaneering said it expects to begin manufacturing the umbilicals and distribution hardware

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Design Studies for Replacement of R/V DANA

advanced multidisciplinary research vessel that will place DTU Aqua in position being an attractive partner for international scientific projects.The multidisciplinary 65-m marine research vessel is designed and optimized for cost-effective fish stock assessment, hydro-acoustic studies and biological, chemical and physical oceanography based on DTU Aqua’s expected service profile in 2023.The following objectives have been prioritized:- Maximum capacity for hydro acoustic scientific performance- High efficiency in fish stock monitoring- High scientific multidisciplinary performance through versatile

An illustration of an organism infected with the giant virus known as Mimivirus. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Surprising Enzymes Found in Giant Ocean Viruses

hormones, and defend against pollutants. We have yet to find out what they are doing in these viruses, but for sure they are unique, unlike P450s in any other organism.”P450 enzymes, which constitute one of the largest enzyme superfamilies known, may also have major implications for understanding chemical effects both in the sea and in human disease processes.“We know some giant viruses may be linked to some forms of pneumonia, so gaining a better understanding of them will help us to develop ways of tackling those viruses,” explains David Lamb, lead author from Swansea University Medical

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PMI Adds Moore as Manager, Sales & Marketing

;s sales efforts. Moore recently was the Senior Business Development Manager at Beckett Energy Systems (Ohio, USA). Prior to Beckett, he was Vice President of Marketing for the Oatey Company (Ohio, USA). Mr. Moore received an MBA in marketing & finance from The University of Chicago and a BS in chemical engineering from Iowa State University

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's new Deputy Director & Vice President for Research Rick Murray (Photo: WHOI)

WHOI Names Murray Deputy Director & VP for Research

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announced that Dr. Richard W. Murray has accepted the position of the Deputy Director & Vice President for Research of the institution. He will assume the office on September 1, 2019.A geochemist whose research focuses on interpreting chemical records of climate change and volcanism in marine sediments, Murray joins WHOI from Boston University, where he has been since 1992 and is currently a professor of Earth and Environment. Murray was director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2015-2018. In addition to

The North Sea is currently home to approximately 11,000 oil and gas wells with 2,379 expected to be decommissioned over the next 10 years. (Photo: Heriot-Watt University)

Partners Find a New Way to Detect Well leaks

the compound under lab conditions. The position of the trigger on the seabed means it can be more readily replaced so this will need to last for approximately 10 years.”Professor David Bucknall (Photo: Heriot-Watt University)The project will focus on three critical stages, the partners said. The chemical design is currently underway and will be followed by laboratory and simulated field trials before independent external validation tests.The materials will then be commercially produced in sufficient quantities to begin offshore trials conducted by Subsea Sentinel in wells in the North Sea before

GEOTRACES carousel deployment showing Cortland cable. Image: Cortland

Case Study: Cables in Underwater Missions

instrumental in promoting synthetic strength member components as part of cable solutions instead of steel, providing the benefits of high temperature resistance, high strength to weight ratio, excellent cut resistance, low electrical conductivity and low interference properties, low stretch and good chemical resistance

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