Far East News

Balmoral Test Rig - Credit: Balmoral

Balmoral Develops Cable Protection Solution for Offshore Wind

and strengthen our position as a leading subsea solutions provider for the energy sector.”Milne added: “From what we read in the press and glean from the available data, the scale of global opportunity is quite staggering.""Considering what is already happening in Europe and the Far East, to the potential that lies off the coasts of North and South America, the [offshore wind] industry offers great prospects for companies that are willing to invest in new technology and innovative solutions – something we’ve been doing at Balmoral for many years.&rdquo

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Acteon Acquires Proserv’s Field Technology Services

, Acteon’s chief executive, said, “This a fantastic opportunity to join two complementary businesses together, firstly by adding capabilities and capacity to our UTEC Survey offering and secondly by rapid globalization of our Claxton product and service range, particularly in Norway and the Far East. The subsea cutting expertise of Proserv’s Field Technology Services, with its recognized position in the decommissioning of subsea structures and pipelines, fits really well with Claxton’s existing position in the well plugging and abandonment market.”Sam Hanton, president, FTS

Osprey Explorer (Photo: SeaBird Exploration)

SeaBird Scoops Two Contract Extensions

Marine seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration announced Thursday it has secured extensions for two existing contracts.The contract for the 2D/3D shallow water vessel Voyager Explorer, which is working on an ocean bottom node survey in the Far East, has been extended by approximately 90 days until March 2019, with an option for another 30 day extension.The 2D long offset/source vessel Osprey Explorer, which is working on an ocean bottom node survey in the the Gulf of Mexico, had its contract extended from initially 60 days to currently approximately 180 days. Following the completion of this contract

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Polarcus Wins 4D Project in the Far East

Marine geophysical company Polarcus Limited announced Monday that its subsidiaries have entered into a memorandum of agreement with Sovcomflot GEO (SCF GEO), to provide 4D marine seismic acquisition services in the Far East for a major exploration and production company.The program requires two Polarcus ICE-1A class vessels and will commence in Q2 2019 running for approximately three months, a total of six vessel months, Polarcus said.The company expects contractual arrangements and associated third party approvals to be finalized before the end of January 2019.

David Lamont (Photo: ROVOP)

ROVOP Names Lamont Non-executive Director

our market proposition and organisational development, as we deliver on our plans to create a leading provider of subsea ROV services to the global energy industry.”Lamont has lived and worked in many parts of the world including the U.K., Continental Europe, Russia, West Africa, Australia and the Far East. A dual Australian and British citizen, he holds a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia

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Shipping Companies Recognized for Efforts to Save Whales

the 2017 vessel speed reduction program: Mediterranean Shipping Company; Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.; Polar Tankers Inc.; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Hamburg Sud; ExxonMobil Corp.; Evergreen Marine Corp.; CSL Americas; Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; OSG Ship Management Inc.; Tesoro Far East Maritime Company.; Chevron Shipping Company LLC.Awards were presented by William Douros, Western Regional Director of the Office of the National Marine Sanctuaries; Greater Farallones Superintendent Maria Brown; and Dan Howard from Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.NOAA’s Cordell Bank

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Forum is Building a Submarine Rescue Vehicle

and Products, Ltd. (SMP) to supply a submarine rescue vehicle (SRV), a work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and associated launch and recovery systems. The ROV and SRV will be delivered in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and integrated by SMP with additional equipment for delivery to a navy in the Far East.The SRV, an onboard piloted rescue submarine, is similar to Perry’s design of rescue vessels, and will incorporate a unumber of high-tech subsea vehicle technologies. The SRV will be capable of operating in depths greater than 500 meters, carrying a maximum of 19 people and will be fully integrated

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Aquaterra Energy Installs First CSP Platform for Offshore Trinidad and Tobago

Iguana pipeline to shore. Drilling of the first of a three-well development campaign has commenced, using the Well Services Rig 110. Aquaterra’s Sea Swift platform has been installed across a number of shallow water locations, including three in West Africa, one in Egypt and one in the Far East. Its deepest deployment to date is at 65 meters water depth using two subsea structures, offshore Peninsular Malaysia. It is also the largest known CSP in terms of topside weight at more than 400 tonnes fully laden. Stewart Maxwell, Technical Director of Aquaterra Energy said: “The Sea

Mark Gillespie (Photo: ESS)

ESS Appoints Gillespie as Managing Director

are adaptable for hydrocarbon, power generation and renewables projects.   The company recently agreed a multimillion-pound revolving credit facility with Handelsbanken which will support larger tenders on renewables and power generation contracts and new business opportunities in the Baltic Sea, Far East and U.S. Turnover is expected to grow in the current year to between £23-£25 million with profits increasing to around £5 million and staff numbers exceeding 50 people

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