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Engineering Better Propulsion

, Inc. But it’s an art that MacPherson has always had a knack for, and today his company is known as experts in the field of hydrodynamic performance.MacPherson co-founded HydroComp together with managing director Jill Aaron in 1984. The Durham, N.H. based firm’s maritime software and consultancy services have aided a wide range of hull and propeller analysis and design projects – from large commercial ships to unmanned underwater vehicles. For any maritime vehicle, better hydrodynamic performance leads to reduced propulsion power requirements, freeing extra power for sensors and allowing

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Wood Group Secures Apache's Subsea MSA Deal Extention

Wood Group has been awarded an extension to its master service agreement (MSA) contract with Apache Corporation in the North Sea. Wood Group will continue to deliver subsea engineering and consultancy services, in support of Apache's routine operation and maintenance works, as well as detailed engineering for future subsea developments across its entire North Sea portfolio; the Forties and Beryl areas, Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) pipeline and the onshore SAGE facility at St Fergus. Effective immediately, the contract includes two one-year extension options. Wood Group has held this service

CGG Registered to Estimate Reserves in Mexico

;s oil and natural gas resources from conventional to unconventional in both offshore and onshore settings.   CGG GeoConsulting’s Robertson petroleum reservoir and economics group specializes in a wide range of geoscience, reservoir engineering, facilities engineering and economics consultancy services. It has a specialist certifier level and considerable experience in conducting audits using the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS), the international standard for defining and reporting petroleum reserves and resources.   CGG’s CEO, Jean-Georges Malcor, said, &ldquo

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Faulkner Joins Braemar SA as Manager

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed David Faulkner as ‘Manager, Ports and Harbours (Middle East)’. David is a Master Mariner and pilot and will be based in the Braemar SA Abu Dhabi office. He has extensive experience in providing specialist port consultancy services on aspects such as vessel manoeuvring, navigation, VTS (vessel traffic service) and marine risk, as well as providing expert opinion services to the insurance and legal markets on navigation, unsafe berth and unsafe port cases. David has worked for many years in the Middle East and will be

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Wood Group Lands Prelude Deal

Wood Group has secured a three year contract with Shell Australia’s Prelude, Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. Perth-based Wood Group Kenny will provide specialist consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management prior to and during operation of Prelude FLNG, which will be located 475km north-north east of Broome in Western Australia. The focus of the contract will be the development and implementation of the flexible riser integrity management plan, as well as inspection, monitoring, testing and on call engineering support. This contract, effective immediately

Left to right: EuroROV co-founders, Sebastain Ruiz, Adrian Tramallino, Sebastian Ruggirello (Photo: EuroROV)

EuroROV Selects ROV Supplier for Training School

solve practical problems under pressure. The structure of training aims to address these issues by setting the students practical problems to solve”   The training school complements EuroROV ‘s core business  offering courses in offshore electronics as well as engineering consultancy services to the subsea industry.   The company sees a bright future in Spain for ROV training. Ruggirello said, “Although the subsea industry is on a smaller scaler here compared with other regions, the students are drawn from an international background attracted by small class numbers

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Offshore Wind Data Campaign Underway

, after having completed third party validation tests with DTU and DNV GL. Oldbaum said its work will contribute to making best use of the wind resource available at both locations to reduce the costs associated with offshore wind development. Oldbaum provides wind data interpretation and consultancy services that efficiently complement Leosphere’s scanning LiDAR, allowing Oldbaum to design and implement cost effective wind resource assessment campaigns to establish the offshore wind regime from onshore for future wind farms as well as optimize its layout design. The instrumentation Oldbaum

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Fugro Secures PEMEX Contract Extension

Fugro’s longstanding and successful relationship working with PEMEX and reinforces Fugro’s market leadership internationally as the preferred service provider for geotechnical, geophysical and geoconsulting services. Fugro’s geotechnical soil data collection, lab testing and consultancy services are centered around onshore and offshore site investigation. The geotechnical information is used to design foundations for deepwater wells, offshore structures, on and offshore pipelines, ports, large buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure. Fugro is the largest global supplier of offshore

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James Fisher Acquires Mojo Maritime

James Fisher and Sons plc has completed the acquisition of Mojo Maritime Ltd (MML) a specialist provider of project management, engineering and consultancy services to the offshore industry. MML is a specialist provider of consultancy and design services in the offshore renewable energy sector. Founded in Falmouth ten years ago by Richard Parkinson CEO, the company has focused on consultancy services, marine operations, engineering and research and development. It has been involved in foundation design, installation methodology and project planning as well as design and development of products

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Intertek Launches Decommissioning Services

is on the asset will determine what can be done with each piece. This in turn has implications for timing, cleaning, cutting and removal options so early identification of the inventory is crucial to understand the reuse opportunities.”   With over 30 years experience in environmental consultancy services, Intertek will complete and manage the applications and permits associated with decommissioning projects for regulators and stakeholders. They will also utilize the expertise of their labs in waste analysis to provide waste characterization and ensure that pipelines are safe to prepare for

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Penspen Contracted in Abu Dhabi Offshore Gas Supply Project

Penspen says it has been awarded a contract to provide Abu Dhabi Marine Operation Company (ADMA OPCO) with project management consultancy services for additional gas supply from the  Umm Shaif Super Complex (USSC) project offshore UAE. The Umm Shaif Super Complex (USSC) is located 150 kilometers from Abu Dhabi  and 36 kilometers from Das Island. 
 Under the terms of the contract, Penspen informs it will project manage Technip/NPCC in its upgrade of the gas facilities at USSC to produce 200 million more standard cubic feet of gas per day. The scope of work includes but is not

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Three Weeks to Submarine Race in Gosport

of Future Projects for the Navy in London in 1987 after which he served for three years as head of one the MOD’s central civilian management divisions. In 1997 he became the Director of Marine Engineering in the Ship Support agency .Since retiring from the MoD in 2001, he has provided consultancy services to various organizations both within Government and the private sector. •Liz Whitrow CEng MRINA Liz Whitrow is a Program Manager for the Canadian Victoria Class submarines. A Naval Architect with BMT since 1996, she gained a breadth of experience on both surface ship and submarines

Martin Day, Senergy S&G Survey and Positioning Manager (Photo courtesy Senergy)

Senergy S&G Wins Construction Survey Support Contract

Survey & GeoEngineering (Senergy S&G) group has been awarded a major contract to support GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd (GDF SUEZ) in the forthcoming offshore construction phases of its major Cygnus gas project. Senergy S&G has provided survey project management and geosciences engineering consultancy services on the project, located in the southern North Sea (Blocks 44/11 and 44/12 – license number P1055), since 2007 including management of 15 rig and platform site and pipeline route surveys and geotechnical investigations. The latest contract will see Senergy S&G being retained to

National Hyperbaric Center to Open in Singapore

OGP Client Representative Course and Dive System Auditing and Assurance Course. These are complimented with a unique and new ROV System Auditing and Assurance Course, to take place of April 28-30, 2014. NHC’s Consulting Department will also be developed to provide specialist consultancy services in the form of experienced Client Representatives, Auditors and Diving Technical and Operational Support to progress safe and efficient subsea operations.

Offshore Risk Management Focus at SPE Event

can assist in integrating the risk management process across wider business practices and systems. Recently retired as Global Insurance Manager for Subsea 7, where he was an active member of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Armstrong now works independently to provide consultancy services to a number of oil and gas contractors including SIEM Industries. This presentation comes as part of SPE Aberdeen’s Simplified Series, which promotes interdisciplinary industry knowledge sharing from global experts in their respective fields. Armstrong’s presentation will focus

BMT to Showcase at Oceanology International

to invest in better understanding these challenges and providing innovative solutions for our customers.”   Supporting the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy sectors throughout all phases of the project lifecycle, BMT ARGOSS provides maritime, meteorological and metocean consultancy services, specialising in weather forecasting, metocean operability and design and vessel response behaviour.  The organisation’s Head of Vessel Response Services, David Hurdle will take to the stage on day two of the conference outlining his thoughts and experience of working in deep water

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Offshore Jack-Ups Compete in Winter Games 2014

factors, from wanting to fit into a kilt for a wedding to wanting to beat a co-worker for fun. I’ve witnessed one crew member lose 7kg over the space of two trips with the help of RigRun.” The event was launched in 2012 by IHS (UK) Ltd, who has been providing health promotion and consultancy services to organisations for over 12 years. To learn more  visit:  

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