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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

, as well as BHGE customers and employees. The expansion represents a £31 million ($39.2 million) investment by BHGE and was supported by a £4.9 million ($6.2 million) grant from the Scottish government, through Scottish Enterprise.According to BHGE, the campus enables it to offer product innovation from design to delivery from one location servicing customers globally. The advanced manufacturing technologies serve global oil and gas activities today and enable continuous product innovation and technology advancements for the future. And moving the new-build operations to one campus will bring

Saab Seaeye’s Sabertooth AUV (Photo from Saab Seaeye)

Seaspace Race Underway at Saab Subsea Docking Demo

stations, and optical communications, for high bandwidth live video and control, would give operators full control and flexibility over their vehicles. “BlueComm gives you docking with wireless control.A key focus for Equinor is making the SDS and open standard. Eide agrees. “This is open innovation. If we are going to move forward quickly, we need open innovation and we need standard interfaces,” he says. Blue Logic’s connector is providing 230 kbps and 100 Mbps to the Sabertooth during the trials. A Wisub pinless connector is also being used on the docking station. Eide says

Thyssenkrupp’s MUM concept. Image from Thyssenkrupp.

Robotics: The Next Gen in Subsea Vehicles

for charging and data transfer, which acts a little like an in-air refuelling of fighter jets. “This means there’s minimal impact from waves because the docking is at a controlled depth,” says Lima, who has an MSc in Subsea Engineering from University of Aberdeen and a MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from University of Oslo. There’s also a through moon pool-based handling system for recovering the AUV on deck, safely.The system will support subsea survey in shallow waters as well as in deep and ultra-deep waters, operating a wide variety of payloads ranging from more

Island Venture (Photo: C-Innovation)

C-Innovation to Perform RLWI for BP

US-based marine services firm C-Innovation (C-I) said it has been awarded a contract to perform riserless light well intervention (RLWI) activities for oil major BP in the Gulf of Mexico.C-I, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, said the initial contract calls for both mechanical as well as hydraulic acid stimulations, which will be executed from its flagship Gulf of Mexico assets, the offshore construction and light well intervention vessels Island Venture and Island Performer.Work is expected to begin as early as July 2019 and will be performed in water depths of

The Mad Dog platform (File photo: BP)

CGG: Imaging Innovation at Mad Dog

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered a step-change in subsalt image quality over the Mad Dog field in the Green Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico.Fast access to high-quality images was critical to BP and partners in modifying and optimizing the ongoing drilling program.Through continued investment in imaging technology and supercomputing capacity, CGG said it was able to reduce project cycle time by almost half while delivering improved subsalt images. Ocean-bottom nodes (OBN) seismic data combined with full-waveform inversion (FWI), for velocity model

(File photo: Kraken Robotics)

Kraken Sets Up Unmanned Vehicles Facility

established a new facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to field test and support its range of underwater robotic platforms and technologies.The new 4,000-square-foot Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Facility (UMVF) is located at the Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE), a marine technologies innovation hub.Kraken said its Handling Systems Group has already moved into the new location and will continue to build the firm’s Tentacle Winch and Autonomous Launch and Recovery Systems there. The facility will also be used to field test and support Kraken’s various underwater robotic platforms

Photo: CGG GeoSoftware

Geoscience Software Gift to University of Malaya

final-year projects as well as MSc and PhD postgraduate students and lecturers for conducting and publishing high-quality research focusing on reservoir characterization and quantitative interpretation for exploration and exploitation of reserves.  UM’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Professor Dr. Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, said “The donation will be of great benefit to students, particularly those doing their postgraduate research (PhD & MSc) and students in the Master of Petroleum Geoscience Program. Undergraduate students in Geology doing their final-year project

Figure 6: A DOLPHIN Sonar trial result, SAS at three times Nyquist speed. Image: QinetiQ North America

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

assume that many products and applications will become DOLPHIN enabled.Author BiographiesJustin Manley is a technologist and executive with experience in startup, public corporation, academic, and public sectors. After professional roles at MIT, supporting NOAA and in the private sector he founded Just Innovation Inc. in 2015 to support a variety of clients with a focus on unmanned and undersea systems.Michael Murphree is the Communications and Surveillance Technology Manager for Maritime Systems at QinetiQ North America.  Michael has a wealth of experience in undersea systems engineering, software

DOF vessels Skandi Vega and Skandi Iceman involved in offshore operations (Photo courtesy of Equinor, by Espen Roennevik, Roar Lindefjeld)

Partners Set Out to Cut Offshore Emissions

Norwegian partners Kongsberg Maritime, DOF, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE have set out to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for complex offshore operations, while streamlining fleet-wide maintenance.Enabled through sponsorship and support from Innovation Norway, the partnership will develop a sophisticated new Decision Support System (DSS) for offshore vessel operations. This new predictive, intelligent, and dynamic guidance tool will act as the foundation for DOF to simplify operational complexity with objective measurement, ultimately enabling optimal utilization and more sustainable

Photo: MREC

UMass Dartmouth to Host Renewable Energy Conference

UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host renewable energy conference on May 23. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center-sponsored event will bring together experts in offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy.On May 23, at 10 a.m., the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is hosting the second Annual Marine Renewable Energy Conference entitled Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water at 151 Martine Street in Fall River.The event, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, will gather experts in offshore wind, wave, and

The installation for the HKZ Alpha project will be performed by one of Heerema’s newest vessels, Sleipnir. (Photo: Heerema Marine Contractors)

Heerema Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha Project

and TenneT in the development of this project in the North Sea. It also gives us the opportunity to contribute to the realization of the Dutch government's clean energy targets. Heerema is continuously seeking opportunities to strengthen its position in the international offshore market through innovation, proactivity and reliability. This project fits Heerema’s agenda to participate in innovative and sustainable projects. Our vessels are ideally suited to install the additional infrastructure needed to increase the Dutch offshore electricity production capacity."

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