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Oceaneering's umbilicals facility in Panama City, Fla. (Photo courtesy: Oceaneering)

Oceaneering Awarded Work in Mozambique

;s ability to safely deliver high-quality integrated products and services at a time of extreme prudence by operators in moving projects forward. We look forward to executing this substantial scope of work to support the Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG project and are pleased to help advance the energy industry in the region."Anadarko gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the construction of a $20 billion gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique, the largest single LNG project approved in Africa to date.The Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project will be the country’s first onshore

The Aptara TOTEX-lite subsea system features lightweight, modular subsea technologies that are designed to reduce lead times for equipment delivery as well as total cost of ownership for the full life of the field. (Image: BHGE)

BHGE Opens Subsea Center of Excellence

directly support the STEM program as well as local schools. The company noted it has doubled its apprenticeship intake in 2019 by launching a program that develops the skills of their current and future employees.Paul Lewis, Managing Director, Scottish Development International, said, “The energy industry is one of Scotland’s leading sectors and Scottish Enterprise is honored to support BHGE in the creation of this Center of Excellence and advanced manufacturing campus in Montrose. This is a major investment by BHGE and is further evidence of Scotland’s attractiveness as the top location

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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

and how it can best fit into the overall energy marketplace, maximizing its value.  Also critical: the emerging, and increasing, revaluation of many east coast ports as they prepare and position themselves to play leading roles in the maritime logistics required to build out an entirely new energy industry.2013 – A critical project: construction of the first floating offshore wind turbine connected to the grid.  This was a DOE partnership with the University of Maine, deploying a 1:8 scale, 20-kw concrete-composite floating platform wind turbine--the first in the world.  This project

Fairfield Geotechnologies Names Sugahara CEO

Mattos has been promoted to SVP of Geosciences.Dryer is a 22-year veteran of the company and has served in various sales and commercial roles throughout his career, including Chief Sales Officer. Xavier joined the company in 2017 as VP of Corporate Development. He has over 22 years in the energy industry in various business development and financing roles at Frank’s International, GE and Intergen.Mattos joined the company in January, 2019 as VP Data Processing after spending 19 years with Schlumberger and WesternGeco in various technical and business development roles

Korean Prime Minister Nak-yon Lee. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Korean Prime Minister Lee Visits OTC

Korean Prime Minister Nak-yon Lee attended the 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park on Wednesday, 8 May, emphasizing the global reach of the offshore energy industry.“It was an honor to welcome Prime Minister Lee and have him experience everything that OTC has to offer,” OTC Board of Directors Chairman Wafik Beydoun said. “His presence symbolizes the importance and impact of our conference as well as the global presence of attendees from more than 100 countries."

Balmoral’s senior test technician, Mike Royl, and Michael Oswald of the University of St Andrews (Photo: Balmoral)

Subsea Monitoring Equipment Put to the Test

Subsea Test Center form part of a marine mammal monitoring station anchored to the sea floor. Utilizing both passive- and active-acoustic tracking techniques, the station will collect data on the underwater movements of marine mammals around operating tidal turbines.Data will be used by the tidal energy industry and regulatory authorities to make informed decisions about marine mammal collision risk for tidal energy developments.Michael Oswald, of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews, said, “The wide range of test chambers available at the Balmoral Subsea Test Center meant

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Mainstay to Build Wave Energy Device

million European Regional Development Fund grant awarded by the Welsh European Funding Office.Bombora Wave Power Europe, established its European headquarters in Pembroke Dock at the end of 2017 and after a period of growth, now employs 21 people with wide ranging disciplines from across the marine energy industry.Sam Leighton, Bombora’s managing director, said, “We are very pleased to be able to award our largest single contract to a company with solid roots in Pembrokeshire helping boost the local economy. The majority of our work to date has been awarded to local companies and there are

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EOM Offshore Acquires Ocean Tech Services

Oceanographic technology and marine services provider EOM Offshore announced Tuesday it has acquired the assets and operations of the New Jersey-based marine services provider Ocean Tech Services.Ocean Tech Services has a decade of experience in the offshore renewable energy industry and increases EOM Offshore’s capabilities by providing metocean data collection solutions, subsea remote sensing and offshore logistics. Together, EOM Offshore’s mooring solutions technology development and Ocean Tech Services’ offshore operations capability provide a solution for customers requiring

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VA Offshore Wind: A Strong Foundation

. Initial project awards are expected by end of March.In addition to the regional R&D Consortium, Virginia has its own Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA), established by the legislature in 2010 “to facilitate, coordinate, and support development of the offshore wind energy industry, offshore wind energy projects, and supply chain vendors” and to establish public-private partnerships to promote offshore wind.  VOWDA’s focus areas include “identifying regulatory and administrative barriers” and recommendations “to encourage and expedite

BSEE inspectors monitor a pressure gauge held by an oil worker during a pressure test of temporary equipment on a deepwater facility in the Gulf of Mexico (Photo: BSEE)

Trump Requests $200.5 Mln for BSEE, $193.4 for BOEM

;The FY 2020 budget request allows BOEM to continue its efforts to advance these goals as part of our statutory mission.”Randall Luthi, President of industry group National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), said the proposed budget includes “some very positive signs for the offshore energy industry,” Luthi said some of the positive signs include increased or continued funding for the safe and responsible development of offshore oil, natural gas and wind, scientific research to inform energy development and exploration, streamlined permitting processes and offshore revenue sharing

Moray Melhuish who joins WFS Technologies as commercial director (Photo: WFS Technologies)

Melhuish Joins WFS Technologies

and marketing work-class ROV systems at i-Tech, a division of Subsea 7. He also spent three years at Triton Group, now Forum Energy Technologies.An Aberdeen University graduate with an honors in Law and Spanish, Moray then completed a Masters in Entrepreneurship before embarking on a career in the energy industry. He started as a marketing assistant with industrial valve and gas turbine specialist, Score Group, before quickly being promoted to Group business development and tendering manager. From here, he went on to become commercial director of the company’s defense prime contractor, Score Marine

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