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Lori Davey

Fairweather LLC Names Davey GM

of Lori Davey as the company’s new general manager. Davey will be responsible for directing all of Fairweather’s business activities and overseeing the company’s expansion and management of Deadhorse Aviation Center. A member of the Edison Chouest Offshore group of companies, Fairweather LLC is a 38-year-old Alaskan company and a leader in providing remote medical, aviation, logistics and scientific support services to Alaska’s natural resource industry. Fairweather operates the Deadhorse Aviation Center, a multi-faceted aviation facility located on the North Slope, created

The only aircraft of its kind operating in Alaska, Tulugaq’s DA42 combines remote sensing capabilities with low visibility and quiet operation to conduct complex data collection operations without disturbing protected wildlife. (Photo: Tulugaq)

Fairweather Forms New Subsidiary Tulugaq

Following the recent acquisition of VDOS, a worldwide company in airborne remote sensing operations, Fairweather, LLC has announced the formation of subsidiary Tulugaq, LLC -- the result of a partnership between Fairweather, LLC, Olgoonik Corporation and Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation. Tulugaq (pronounced “too-lu-gak”) is the native Inupiat word for “raven.” The company was formed to bolster Fairweather’s remote sensing and real-time scientific data collection capabilities utilizing specialized manned and unmanned airborne assets to support offshore oil and gas

A vessel operated by Olgoonik/Fairweather deploys an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to measure temperature, salinity, and ocean current speed and velocity. (Photo: Olgoonik/Fairweather ADCP)

Olgoonik/Fairweather Wins BOEM Contract

Olgoonik/Fairweather, LLC, in conjunction with a team of scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Texas at Austin, the Florida Institute of Technology, Battelle Memorial Institute and Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc., has been awarded the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) contract to continue environmental monitoring research in the Beaufort Sea. The project is titled Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Development Area (ANIMIDA III). ANIMIDA III is a two-pronged monitoring project that includes a separate effort involving the monitoring of Boulder Patch kelp beds

Rick Fox: Photo courtesy of ECO

Chouest Appoint Rick Fox to Lead Alaska Operations

The Edison Chouest Offshore group of companies (ECO) has announced the appointment of Rick Fox as senior vice president and general manager of Alaska operations. Fox will be responsible for leading all ECO vessel activities in the Arctic, as well as overseeing the operation of Chouest affiliates Fairweather, LLC, Deadhorse Aviation Center, Tulugaq, LLC and VDOS, LLC (Virtual Data Operations Support). ECO operates a fleet of over 200 highly-specialized support vessels, ranging from 87 to 360 feet in length, serving a global customer base. The company has made a major commitment to support exploration

An Olgoonik/Fairweather vessel crew safely deploys scientific equipment on the Chukchi Sea from the scientific research vessel R/V Westward Wind. (Photo: Olgoonik/Fairweather)

Olgoonik/Fairweather Recognized for CSESP Contributions

Olgoonik/Fairweather, LLC is being honored by the 2015 Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) with a Distinguished Achievement Award for its contribution to the Chukchi Sea Environmental Science Program (CSESP).   The award, shared by ConocoPhillips, Shell and Statoil, recognizes the co-design and safe operation of one of the largest multidisciplinary science programs in the world. Having just completed its seventh year, the CSESP is operated by Olgoonik/Fairweather and supported by ConocoPhillips, Shell and Statoil.  The CSESP is focused on characterizing pre-exploration baseline information

NOAA officers aboard one of the smaller survey vessels contemplate the vastness of the Chukchi Sea during the NOAA Ship Fairweather's reconnaissance survey in 2013. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA to Boost Arctic Nautical Charting

safe shipping route from Unimark Pass through Bering Strait    As commercial shipping traffic increases in the Arctic, NOAA informs it is taking steps to update nautical charts in the region. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey will use data collected by two of its own ships, Rainier and Fairweather, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy and a private sector hydrographic contractor to cover nearly 12,000 nautical miles in the Arctic for use in updating its navigational charts.   The NOAA-led Arctic marine corridor project will work with the Coast Guard to assess the safety of

Preparation of Ocean-bottom Seismometer: Photo credit USCG

Subsea SE Alaska: Seismic Sensors Deployed

The US Coast Guard Cutter 'Maple' helps the U.S. Geological Survey to deploy 12 seismic sensors along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, northwest of Craig, Alaska. The team placed the ocean-bottom seismometers along a 28-mile section of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault to improve understanding of recent earthquake activity and associated seismic and tsunami hazards in Southeast Alaska coastal communities. “The Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault is similar to the northern San Andreas fault, with the same earthquake potential,” said Dr. Peter Haeussler, a research geologist with

Photo: USCG

Coast Guard Helps Deploy Seismic Sensors in Southeast Alaska

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple worked with scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey to deploy 12 seismic sensors along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, northwest of Craig, Alaska. The team placed the ocean-bottom seismometers along a 28-mile section of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault to improve understanding of recent earthquake activity and associated seismic and tsunami hazards in Southeast Alaska coastal communities. "The Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault is similar to the northern San Andreas fault, with the same earthquake potential," said Dr. Peter Haeussler

NOAA ships spent the last several days preparing for their Arctic missions. Here, Chief Bosun Jim Kruger (front) works with Jason Kinyon and Lindsey Houska on NOAA Ship Rainier as they get ready to depart this week for the summer's first Arctic survey project, in Kotzebue Sound.(Credit: NOAA)

NOAA Deploys Survey Ships for Arctic Charting Projects

Effort aims to improve navigational safety with updated maps of region   NOAA announced the official launch of its 2015 Arctic hydrographic survey season took place this morning, in Kodiak, Alaska, in a World Ocean Day ceremony which showcased the deployment of the NOAA ships Rainier and Fairweather.   “Most Arctic waters that are charted were surveyed with obsolete technology, with some of the information dating back to Captain Cook's voyages, long before the region was part of the United States,” said NOAA deputy under secretary for operations Vice Admiral Michael S.

The Return of U.S. Underwater Services

Benford Capital Partners LLC and Coppermine Capital LLC  acquired the assets of Neptune Underwater Services (USA) LLC, the U.S. diving business of Neptune Marine Services Limited (“Neptune”), in a newly-formed entity, called U.S. Underwater Services LLC Benford Capital and Coppermine, in partnership with the Company’s management team, are acquiring the business for the second time, after selling it to Neptune in 2007. The name U.S. Underwater Services, the Company’s brand prior to Neptune’s involvement, was chosen to capitalize on its t reputation for quality

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Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Design Passes ABS Review

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.   “UMaine is pleased that its innovative design became the first floating wind turbine concrete semisubmersible hull to be reviewed by ABS, and found to meet the ABS requirements,” said Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P.E, UMaine Composites Center executive director and principal investigator.    “After 10

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NOAA Begins Hydrographic Survey Season

survey projects to measure water depths and identify new navigational hazards. Survey planners consider requests by marine pilots, port authorities, the Coast Guard, researchers and others when setting the year's schedule. Alaska's Kodiak Island is one priority this year, and NOAA ships Rainier and Fairweather will update old and sparse depth measurements in response to increased demand from the tourism and commercial fishing industries. Rainier will also work in Cold Bay, charting potential areas of refuge for ships approaching the harbor when currents are strong. Additionally, one of NOAA's hydrographic

ROV deployment from the RV Petrel (Photo: 3U)

The ROV that Explored USS Indianapolis

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis was found by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and his team on August 19, 2017. A state-of-the-art remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed to confirm and document the shipwreck in its resting place some 5,500 meters below the surface in the Philippine Sea.   For the design, manufacture and commissioning of the specialty ROV, Allen and his company Vulcan Inc. received support from 3U Technologies, LLC, who said it was initially contracted by Vulcan in 2012 to investigate 6,000-meter ROV solutions to extend Allen’s passion for

Randall Bergeron (left) and C.D. Schempf Jr. (Photo: Tesla Offshore)

Tesla Offshore Executives Assume New Roles

Randall Bergeron and C.D. Schempf Jr. assume new roles with Tesla Offshore LLC Tesla Offshore LLC, an offshore survey service provider, has announced the retirement of Randall P. Bergeron as President and CEO of the company effective December 15, 2014. It was also announced that Tesla Offshore cofounder and current Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, C. D. Schempf, Jr., will assume the leadership role as President of Tesla Offshore. Fellow cofounder, Donald W. Spicer, will continue in his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company. In a message to Tesla Offshore

SBM Offshore Announces Thunder Hawk Tiebacks

  SBM Offshore is pleased to announce it has signed a Production Handling Agreement (PHA) with Noble Energy to produce the Big Bend and Dantzler fields to the Thunder Hawk DeepDraft (TM) Semi located in 6,060 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Production fees associated with produced volumes are estimated to lead up to projected revenue of US$400 million to be delivered over the ten year primary contract period. First oil from Big Bend and Dantzler are expected in late 2015 and first quarter 2016 respectively.  At these levels both fields will utilize a maximum of 85% of total

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UMG Participating at Underwater Intervention

Unique System LLC (USA), a division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG), is participating at the Underwater Intervention show (UI 2015) from February 10-12, 2015 in New Orleans.    UMG said its major focus at the show will be the introduction of Unique System LLC (USA) as a stocking distributor of JCM Loadcells. In addition to launching our distributorship with JCM, the company’s other primary focus for diving is highlighting its continuing effort to manufacture equipment that cater to statutory and IMCA compliance. UMG will display one of our common group products, the Man Riding

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MTR100: Subsea Global Solutions

Global underwater maintenance and repair service provider Subsea Global Solutions LLC provides maintenance and inspection services as well as large equipment and weld repairs. From in-water surveys, propeller polishing and in-water hull cleaning, to complex class-approved permanent ship repairs (propellers, rudders, thrusters, shell plates, seals), Subsea Global Solutions is a global resource for vessel maintenance and repair diving services, delivering cost effective, efficient solutions in the water as opposed to dry dock The company also provides underwater marine construction services. With a

C-Innovation, 1Diamond Announce Joint Venture

C-Innovation, LLC, an Edison Chouest Offshore affiliated company, and 1Diamond, LLC, a Quanta Services, Inc. subsidiary, have jointly created C-Diamond, LLC, an integrated provider of advanced cutting solutions to the offshore industry.     The joint venture was formed to target projects requiring marine-deployed cutting services, including offshore decommissioning activities. C-Diamond’s integrated offerings aimto create a more cost-effective and efficient solution for customers, while delivering optimal results.    “1Diamond is at the forefront of developing

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