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JFD Wins Submarine Rescue System Contract

as part of a saturation diving system and include environmental control systems, gas reclaim and life support products, allowing complex offshore operations to be conducted efficiently in the safest possible conditions.To meet the requirement for the 500-meter rated products, JFD updated its existing technology to provide greater performance capacity, enabling the development of multiple products able to cope with increased pressure, increased ability to heat and cool the divers’ living environment and increased transfer of gas and fluids at extreme operational depths

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Looking to the Future of Satellite-derived Bathymetry

, first steps were taken to form a Satellite-Derived Bathymetry Working Group.“SDB is recognized as part of an integrated approach for nearshore mapping alongside with traditional survey methods,” said Dr. Marco Filippone, Chief Hydrographer at Fugro. “We can use SDB to augment existing technology as a benchmark for high definition data sets and with this new technique develop together enabling technology, processing workflows and machine learning – and we can really speed up the process providing the final users with a product that can be used for their needs.”The next

Partners Aim to Improve Riser Performance and Efficiency

that this technology, which is not currently available to the market, will address some of the key drawbacks of existing VIV suppression solutions as well as take riser performance to the next level. It also offers an exciting and significant possibility to retrofit this solution to some of our existing technology and open it up to a wider market.”Michael Spence, Senior VP with Reel Power Oil and Gas, added, “We chose to work with Trelleborg to develop and market our patented concept because of their knowledge of the target market and extensive track record in delivering new solutions that

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Subsea Infrastructure: Challenges & Solutions

position relative to vessels, wellheads and other subsea structures. Such methods must allow for tidal range, subsea currents, inherent buoyancy and variable weight. Critical in securing a solution is the method of holding or clamping equipment in place.    The demands this places on existing technology and design methodology – and the resulting solutions – is illustrated in the development of a TAPB piggyback clamp system designed to allow the development of the pioneering Laggan Tormore project off the Shetland Islands by Subsea 7.    During the installation and

The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team’s concept utilizes a SEA-KIT unmanned surface vessel, USV Maxlimer. (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

K-MATE Autonomy Controller Put to the Test

, OFG Self-Compensating Magnetometer, water chemistry sensors, acoustic modem, and a state-of-the-art positioning system.    Matthew Kowalczyk, CEO of Ocean Floor Geophysics, commented, “The range of challenges in developing new technology and ways of extracting more out of existing technology matches the R&D goals of OFG, where the OFG team members have a combination of experience, knowledge and flexibility to tackle any challenge put to them and to ensure that a solution is achieved that is commercially viable. Providing key AUV operations experience and working within this

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Advanced Monitoring Proves Its Capabilities Offshore

a man-basket suspended from a second crane to check the engagement of the internal lifting clamp – a procedure with inherent risk precluded by wet or windy weather conditions.    He added, “This latest project is typical of the value added by our innovative application of existing technology, reducing risks and saving our client’s time and money.    “We’re delighted that SHL has placed its faith in our expertise and experienced engineers, and look forward to further applications of this beneficial technology in offshore operations.”   Seaway

FairfieldNodal to Acquire WGP

transform itself into a world-class provider of integrated life of field seismic services, data and data analytics over the next three to five years through a combination of strategic partnerships and acquisitions.  WGP provides a unique set of adjacencies to complement FairfieldNodal’s existing technology and services, specifically its proprietary ZLoF semi-permanent reservoir monitoring technology,   “We are excited about the expertise and talent we gain with the WGP acquisition,” says Charles (Chuck) Davison, President and CEO of FairfieldNodal.  “WGP’s

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Proserv Debuts New Subsea Sampling Tool

Global energy services company Proserv has launched a new subsea sampling cylinder that can improve the quality of results and reduce risks normally associated with sample transfer. Based on existing technology, the Proserv Subsea Sampling Cylinder (SSC) is the world’s first fully qualified and certified ‘for shipping’ sample cylinder to be deployed in a subsea environment. The system accurately captures well properties throughout the lifetime of a field. Subsea cylinders allow operators to take representative production samples from a subsea  system for direct transfer to

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JFSE Launches Twin T8000

T8000 technology which has been responsible for the successful completion of hundreds of subsea excavation projects worldwide over the past 19 years. JFSE engineers created a solution which combined immense power with precision controllability by bringing two units together and developing the existing technology further. The Twin T8000 has a total maximum output of 16,000 liters per second and had to achieve 0mm + 300mm accuracy of trench on this project. There were 15 crossings to negotiate.   The Twin T8000 equipment spread was mobilized on board the offshore supply vessel, Ocean Carrier

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