Eastern Canada News

Darren E. Penney joins the MacArtney Canada team.

Penney to Sales Lead at MacArtney Canada

MacArtney Canada Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia are passing the puck to Darren E. Penney as Head of Item Sales for Central and Eastern Canada.Canadian Ice Hockey enthusiast, proud hockey parent and underwater technology equipment expert Darren E. Penney brings with him 20 years of industry experience in technical sales and service. Previously employed by Xeos Technologies Inc. and Seimac Ltd. Darren has a wealth of experience and knowledge in underwater technology.Responsibility for establishing a network of 20 representatives in 29 countries, the attendance of close to 100 conferences and hundreds of

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

MTR Science & Technology writer Tom Mulligan reports from his subsea and maritime tech tour through eastern Canada.Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 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

High-resolution bathymetric map of the Carson Basin, a frontier region offshore Newfoundland. Fugro acquired the data which will help E&P companies to evaluate lease options for Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019 licensing round. (Image: Fugro)

Fugro Goes Seep Hunting off Eastern Canada

A geophysical acquisition portion of a 2018 Carson Basin seep hunting program offshore eastern Canada recently completed by Fugro covered an area of 18,875 square kilometers in water depths from 300 to 3,300 meters in this frontier region offshore Newfoundland. From its deepwater survey vessel, Fugro Searcher, Fugro acquired multibeam echosounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column) and sub-bottom profiler data which were used to interpret geologic features and optimize target selection for geochemical sampling and heat flow measurements.The second portion of the program –

Aquabotix updated dealer/distributor map (Photo: Aquabotix)

Aquabotix Adds Global Distributors

with a live underwater view from multiple locations simultaneously.   ROMOR Atlantic Ltd., which will represent Aquabotix in Canada. ROMOR distributes oceanographic, offshore oil and gas, geophysical and defense instrumentation from manufacturers around the world. Headquartered in Eastern Canada, ROMOR works with scientists, engineers, government officials, academic institutions and private firms to drive advances in ocean technologies.   Aquatech Services, which will represent Aquabotix in Australia and New Zealand. Aquatech is a Perth-based provider of nationally endorsed

Photo: ExxonMobil Canada

ExxonMobil's Canada Offshore Project Produces First Oil

The Hebron oil project off the coast of eastern Canada has produced its first oil, operator Exxon Mobil said on Tuesday, in a boost to Atlantic Canada's output after years of weak crude prices.   At its peak Hebron will produce up to 150,000 barrels per day (bpd), Exxon said. It will help Atlantic Canada offshore production climb 44 percent to 307,000 bpd by 2024, according to estimates from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.   The platform is located 200 miles (350 kilometres) off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in depths of 300 feet (92 metres) and the oil field

Photo: TechnipFMC plc

TechnipFMC Wins West White Rose Contract

TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract from Husky Energy for the West White Rose Project in Eastern Canada. The contract covers the supply and installation of subsea equipment including tie-in manifolds, flexible flowlines, and control umbilicals, which will connect the recently announced West White Rose Platform to the existing SeaRose FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel. Hallvard Hasselknippe, President Subsea Projects for TechnipFMC, said, the contract "continues TechnipFMC’s strong positioning

Eastern Canada 2016_Landscape Image courtesy TGS

TGS, PGS Team Up on Eastern Canada Seismic

TGS announces the expansion of its multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada with plans to acquire more than 36,000 km of 2D seismic data, in partnership with PGS, utilizing two vessels during the 2016 acquisition season. The M/V Sanco Spirit and M/V Atlantic Explorer, utilizing the PGS GeoStreamer technology, will acquire seismic and gravity data in the Labrador Sea, Newfoundland Orphan-Flemish Pass basins and Grand Banks areas. Data acquisition will commence during late May 2016.  Pre-processing of the initial GeoStreamer signal will be performed by PGS following which TGS will perform

MoorMaster is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines

Cavotec wins MoorMaster EUR 6.5 mln orders

,” says Marcelo Gonzalez, Managing Director of Cavotec Canada. Considered to be one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century, the 3,700km-long Seaway is an essential trade link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes at the heart of North America. And in Newfoundland, eastern Canada, Cavotec has won a contract for four MoorMaster MM400E10 units for the Portugal Cove – Bell Island passenger ferry service. Two units will be installed at the Portugal Cove Dock and two at the Bell Island Dock. The third order has been placed by SeaRoad Holdings a leading Australian

Deepwater Floater – Spar

The World’s Cold Ocean Lab

– since 1997.  It has been involved in every major offshore development project in Atlantic Canada to date, including Terra Nova, White Rose, and Hibernia. An important contributor to the region’s success, more than one billion barrels of oil has flowed through Technip pipe in Eastern Canada to date, and it is heavily involved in a number of Arctic and sub-Arctic initiatives, some of which are at an advanced stage of development. “Positioning ourselves in Newfoundland is really ideal because we have that government support, we have the facilities, and there are world-class

Small experimental unmanned surface craft conducting experiments near an iceberg.

ROVs Help Determine Iceberg Risks for Rigs

;s work will add to this resource by significantly advancing knowledge and safety concerning the predictability of their movement. The current AOSL project aims to increase observational capabilities of the underwater environment in harsh ice-covered and iceberg infested environments offshore eastern Canada and in the Arctic. The range of real time data gathered will be extensive as it identifies above and below water shapes of icebergs; maximum keel shape, depth and ocean surface current field; surface to bottom current profiles and weather in the vicinity of icebergs

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