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Okeanus Expands Fleet of Deepwater Oceanographic Winches

our rental equipment, has positioned Okeanus to be that single source.”Okeanus provides turnkey, packaged solutions that can include all of the equipment needed for environmental sampling and survey projects, including sensors, water and sediment sampling equipment and the launch and recovering deck systems. Customers are able to operate more efficiently with Okeanus’ ready-to-go winches and survey packages. These off-the-shelf systems can be rented, long-term leased or purchased depending on project needs

Deepwater Survey Completed in Working Oilfield

, operated by the Hess Corporation, is in approximately 3,500 ft. of water.  The 238 km2 survey was the second successful deployment of Fairfield Geotechnologies’ ZXPLR system.  ZXPLR is the newest generation of ocean bottom node technology and features a compact design, automated back deck systems, and powered and piloted subsea node deployment and retrieval for safe and efficient operations.Charles Davison, Jr., President and CEO of Fairfield Geotechnologies, noted the complexity of conducting seismic operations in a working oilfield. “Ocean bottom nodes are the only way to achieve

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Oceaneering Adds New Reel Drive System

control cabin to conform with U.S. Coast Guard requirements, as well as a Walk- About-Box (WAB) for complete flexibility of operator position.   This latest third-generation unit is the biggest delivered by MDL to date, and takes the flex-lay equipment provider’s tally of fully-electrical deck systems across the 50th mark. The original third-generation 350-metric-ton unit, forming part of MDL Offshore Service, was first used as part of a complete MDL flex-lay spread on North Sea’s Kraken field in autumn 2015.   Conrad Picou, Global Supply Manager at Oceaneering, said, “Oceaneering

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MacArtney's CEMAC for Safe Cable Handling

and telecommunication cables and for cable handling operations within the renewable energy industry, in particular the offshore wind sector.   In addition to supplying challenging subsea solutions from concept to completion, MacArtney has also specialized in designing and manufacturing vessel deck systems and equipment for the renewable energy industry and in particular the offshore wind sector.   The equipment in question, the so-called CEMAC offshore handling equipment, belongs to a product line, which incorporates both cable carousels, offshore track tensioners, linear cable engines,

Mike Read, President of Teledyne Oil & Gas

MTR 100: Teledyne Marine Interconnect Solutions

conditions to provide accelerated aging life performance metrics. All are tested to failure to create a true understanding of the mechanisms, time and conditions to create robust solutions for high reliability survival in harsh environments.  In addition, the harsh operating environment of the deck systems and the ROV deployment vehicles and systems themselves require high reliability interconnect harnesses to power and transmit data to and from the many instruments in the deployment operations.   What is your group’s most exciting technology advancement since MTR 100 2013?  

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