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David Ince, Event Director, Oi

Interview: David Ince, Event Director, Oi

, and in fact you have recently expanded, again?Yes, it is very exciting to be able to announce a new edition of Oceanology International Middle East, which will be taking place in Abu Dhabi from the September 7 to 9, 2020. We have an established office in the UAE and have been running the World Future Energy Summit in Dubai for many years, with existing partnership with different areas of government in the region already established.As we see at each Oceanology event, science, technology and innovation help drive effective solutions as different industries and governments look to the world’s oceans

Sonardyne International Ltd. and National Oceanography Centre staff completed the P3AUV trials at Loch Ness, Scotland, this week. (Photo: Sonardyne)

AUV Project Boosts Endurance, Navigation Capabilities

;s largest deployment of AUVs operating in swarms, were completed this month in Loch Ness, Scotland.“Sending autonomous and unmanned underwater vehicles (AUV/UUVs) out on missions that will last for weeks or even months, unaided by crewed ships is a shared vision held by the ocean science, offshore energy and defence sectors,” says Geraint West, Sonardyne’s Global Business Manager for Ocean Science. “But, current constraints on AUV or UUV operations, such as onboard battery capacity and navigational accuracy degradation over time, has meant that the role these vehicles have had to

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#Oi2020 History

in the ocean beneath the Arctic sea-ice. This is mainly because recent decreases in Arctic sea ice may have a big impact on the circulation, chemistry and biology of the Arctic Ocean, because of ice-free waters becoming more turbulent. By revealing more about how these turbulent motions distribute energy within the ocean, the findings from this study provide information important for accurate predictions of the future of the Arctic Ocean. The melting of Arctic sea-ice is expected to be accelerated as the cold, fresh layer of water just beneath the ice mixes with a relatively warm, salty layer below

Subsea UK: New Board for 2020

. The guidance and support of our new board will allow Subsea UK to continue to meet its members’ needs and ensure that we are well-placed to help our members embrace new opportunities across all of the sectors in which we operate.”Gordon added, “The last year has been defined by the energy transition which will pick up further momentum in 2020. The good news for subsea is that we are right at the heart of this transition with underwater engineering and technology playing a role in oil and gas, decommissioning, offshore wind, floating wind and offshore power generation, carbon capture

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DeepOcean Wins IMR Work from Equnior

Subsea services provider DeepOcean informs it has been awarded a contract from Norwegian energy company Equinor to perform inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services in 2020.The contract has a duration of up to nine months work offshore, using the vessel Normand Ocean, and comprises subsea remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) operations covering IMR activities on Equinor’s assets on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), including associated project management and engineering services.The project team will work out of DeepOcean’s offices in Haugesund, Norway and offshore

Polarcus Asima (Photo: Polarcus)

Neptune Launches Petrel Seismic Campaign

Neptune Energy announced it has begun seismic surveys in the Petrel field, located in the Bonaparte Basin of Australia, the first substantial investment in Petrel for five years.Neptune, on behalf of the Petrel JV, has entered into a non-exclusive data licensing agreement with Polarcus Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, which is acquiring the Petrelex 3D seismic survey.The study will expand the area of seismic data Neptune holds and increase the quality and breadth of data to allow Neptune and its partners to plan for the future, the company said.Neptune Energy Australia Managing Director, Janet Hann said: “Th

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Orsted to Invest in 'Green Hydrogen' Pilots

Danish wind farm developer Orsted aims to invest in pilot projects that will use wind power and other renewable energy sources to make hydrogen fuel, its chief executive said.Henrik Poulsen told Danish business daily Boersen that "green hydrogen", which is made from renewable resources rather than fossil fuel, could be used to store energy and create a renewable power source to transform transport and industry."We are ready to invest in pilot projects and are working on finding good pilot projects," he said, adding "green hydrogen" was a "strategic extension of both

Technology Outlook 2030 (stills from video). Image: DNV GL

10 Tech Trends to Impact Shipping Industry

Outlook 2030' said that the relationship between humans and technology is switching, with humans increasingly augmenting the decisions of artificial intelligence, rather than the other way around.For example, in the next decade there will be a greater proliferation of autonomous vehicles, whilst energy production and transmission will increasingly become the domain of algorithms rather than people.The next ten years will also be defined as an era of precision, particularly in healthcare, food, and materials science.  Agriculture and aquaculture will look toward robotics in combination with

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SubSLAM Live: Live 3D Subsea Streaming Tech Debuts

instantaneous access to information as an inspection or construction activity is taking place. Rovco put the tech on trial earlier in the year with an unnamed oil and gas super major at a renewable wind farm, and more recently in 0.5m of visibility at an ex-naval dockyard owned by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.“To our knowledge, this technology is the first of its kind, anywhere in the world, to live stream from the seabed to a desk,” said Iain Wallace, CSO at Rovco. We have been utilizing our SubSLAM technology for one year so far,” but there is continued R&D investment

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Subsea Tieback Research Hub Opens in WA

integrated into industry to work on real-world challenges and solutions for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, UWA said.Premier Mark McGowan has praised The University of Western Australia (UWA) and industry partners for the joint research laboratory that will position Western Australia as a global energy hub leader, stimulating the economy and creating jobs.The new center UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said the collaborative research center was a significant project that fulfilled the University’s aim of serving the community and improving people's lives.“Not only

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