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Shell, i-Tech 7 Team Up to Speed Up Subsea Digitalization

;s offshore assets.“Digitalisation will support Shell to become a world-class investment case by improving our productivity, reliability, and performance as well as reducing the costs of our assets,” said Christian George, Shell Vice President of Wells, Deep Water, and Surface Engineering Technology."[i-Tech 7's] mix of technology development and operational expertise across the life cycle of deepwater assets will help us accelerate the deployment of these transformational technologies,” added George

Vicinity Map Seagate Boston. (Image courtesy Tighe & Bond)

Protecting Ports from Sea Level Rise

in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with the most feasible barrier connecting Long Island to Sandy Hook.  Common to the existing and proposed storm surge barriers are three main elements: dike; tidal flow gates and navigation gates.  The dike and tidal flow gates are existing traditional engineering technology, aided in the modern age with computer modelling of the harbor to size and locate the tidal flow gates to maintain water quality and to minimize current velocity at the navigation gates.  The navigation gates hold the largest engineering challenge, balancing demands for the widest possible

OCEANS Conference Returns to Aberdeen

2017, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre – with a focus on energy and offshore renewables.   OCEANS’17 Aberdeen will be the 60th Occurrence of the event. First presented in 1970 in Seattle OCEANS has become established worldwide as one of the major proponents of marine engineering, technology and science education.   The event also marks the second time that OCEANS has come to the U.K., both hosted in Aberdeen, a major maritime and offshore energy hub.   Neil Gordon CEO of Subsea UK and Dr. Gordon Drummond of NSRI will kick off the conference’s plenary

Morgan Gomez (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Gomez as Engineering Technician

Greensea has appointed Morgan Gomez as Engineering Technician. He is responsible for hardware integration and software configuration for several customers, including VideoRay, SeaBotix, STIDD and Outland Technology. Gomez earned his Associates of Applied Science Degree, Engineering Technology - Unmanned Aerial Systems from Northwestern Michigan College, and is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. “Morgan was hired as an intern, but after seeing his exceptional work and ability to quickly learn new systems, we knew he had to be a permanent part of our team,” said Jason LaShelle

left to right: Ecosse Subsea Systems commercial manager Iain Middleton (center) with operations director Mo Petrie, left, and managing director Mike Wilson (Photo: ESS)

Middleton Joins Ecosse Subsea Systems

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has appointed Iain Middleton to the newly created role of commercial manager.   The subsea and engineering technology company said the move would allow commercial director Keith McDermott to continue to pursue new business opportunities for Ecosse in the Asian and US renewables and oil and gas sectors, and to focus on strategic developments.   In a 30-year career within the oil and gas sector, mainly with major operator Shell, Middleton was responsible for the commercial strategy, planning and execution of a number of important onshore and offshore brownfield

Mike Wilson (Photo: ESS)

‘Early Adopter’ ESS Reaps Benefits of Renewables Switch

Subsea and engineering technology company Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd (ESS) said it had benefited as an ‘early adopter’ as it moved from its traditional focus in oil and gas in to the renewables and interconnector markets.   Banchory-based ESS forecast turnover in the current financial year will double to between £23-£25 million, with profits jumping to around £5 million and staff numbers growing from 35 to 50 employees.   ESS said it was responding to fresh opportunities to deploy its innovative technologies in emerging markets in the Baltic Sea, the Far East

ESS technical director Michael Cowie (Photo: ESS)

Ecosse Subsea Systems Invests In New Jetting Tool

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) is to invest up to £3 million ($3.74 mln) in developing a water-jetting tool which has the potential to double trench production rates in seabed trenching operations.   The subsea and engineering technology company has awarded a contract to Northumberland-based Osbit which specializes in bespoke engineering projects for international energy clients.   Osbit will be the lead detail design and development provider for the SCARJet subsea vehicle which features ESS’s unique water-jetting and burial performance enhancement technologies and complements

Aqua Comms Taps Bayliff as CEO

,000 km of submarine cable systems and provides carrier-grade connectivity services to 40 countries.   In addition, Bayliff held senior roles at NTL (now Virgin Media) and Cable & Wireless/Mercury Communications (now Vodafone). In 2006 he was elected as a Fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering Technology. A chartered engineer, he earned a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Essex University, studied international development at INSEAD, Paris, and strategic management at Ashridge Executive Education in the UK

L-R: Richard Case, The Clerk to the Lieutenancy; Max Nodder of Viper Subsea; Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw; Neil Douglas of Viper Subsea; and Mike Jackson, CEO of North Somerset Council (Photo: Viper Subsea)

Viper Subsea Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

that typifies the spirit of innovation and excellence which is at the heart of the Viper Subsea culture, and which is shared by all staff. Although less than three years old, V-LIFE has already secured several accolades and has been instrumental in establishing the company at the forefront of engineering technology in the subsea sector. The Queen’s Award for Innovation is one which all staff at Viper Subsea can be proud of.”   Previously, V-LIFE has been awarded the Innovation of the Year award at the Business Leader Awards 2015; the Innovation & Technology Award at the Subsea

Mike Theobald (Photo: WFS Technologies)

Theobald Joins WFS Technologies as Project Director

early development of All-Electric Subsea Systems and Subsea HIPPS, and was the principle mover for SIIS, the subsea instrumentation interface standard. He sits on several industry standards committees and is long time fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology and a Fellow of the Institution for Engineering & Technology

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