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Deployment of a C-BASS VLF sound projector: a recent product launch from GeoSpectrum Technologies that fulfils a range of operational roles for the marine sector. Photo: GeoSpectrum Technologies.

Tech Talk: GeoSpectrum Acoustic Solutions

based acoustics specialist company GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc, a producer of underwater acoustic transducers and systems, has been in operation for more than 20 years, supplying hydrophones and sound projectors to a range of customers in the marine and oceanography sectors, as well as providing consultancy services on acoustic systems integration and test procedures. End-user sectors include defense and homeland security, oil & gas, and environmental services. As well as standard products, GeoSpectrum can also provide customized products and is particularly recognized as a leading provider of systems

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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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