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Mappers Look to Chart World's Ocean Floor by 2030

economy is expected directly to contribute $3 trillion to the world economy by 2030 from $1.5 trillion in 2010, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.The initiative has received support from Dutch deep-sea energy prospector Fugro, which was involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in 2014. Fugro has contributed 65,000 square km of data.Ocean Infinity, which has taken up the search for MH370, is another company contributing to the 2030 initiative.Bindra said they are also looking to tap research missions as well as explorers searching

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Aker Solutions to Supply Umbilicals for Liuhua FPSO

of subsea sales in Asia Pacific. "OsciLay allows us to manufacture extremely long or heavy power umbilicals which will otherwise be limited using conventional manufacturing approaches."Aker Solutions facilities around the world will p[itch in to support the project. Aker Solutions' team in Malaysia will lead the engineering work, while production and manufacturing will take place at Aker Solutions' umbilical production facility in Mobile, Ala. in the U.S.Project delivery is set for the end of 2019 for Liuhua 16-2 and 20-2, and in 2020 for Liuhua 21-2.Aker Solutions first worked on a subsea

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MacArtney Supplies Moog Focal LVEOS Swivel to FPSO

turret and loading systems provider for intended inclusion into a swivel stack for a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, will supply the Moog Focal LVEOS to the FPSO operating in Block SK10 of the Helang gas field located off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia.Due for delivery in the mid-fourth quarter of 2018, the Moog Focal model 430 provides a rotating connection for low voltage power, electrical signal and optical cables in a single package. The shaft is configured with hanging turret side cable pigtails that are factory installed.This model is designed

Coral Reef Mapping Drone prototype at the Conservation X Labs event at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress in Sarawak, Malaysia (Photo: SMD)

SMD Uses Its Expertise to Help Save the Planet

A recent international event in Sarawak, Malaysia was attended by some of the world’s most innovative and creative minds with the aim of trying to find solutions to a host of global environmental and conservation challenges.Andrew Ambrose-Thurman and Hua Khee Chan, two engineers from Wallsend-based subsea and engineering company, Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD), took part in “Make for the Planet Borneo” which was hosted by Conservation X Labs at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress event.The gathering brought together 15 teams consisting of some of the world’s

Shearwater to Buy Schlumberger’s Seismic Business

three multipurpose vessels (MPVs) configured to serve the growing OBS market, 12 complete streamer sets with spares, as well as two source vessels. The proposed transaction also includes WesternGeco proprietary marine seismic technology, as well as development and manufacturing facilities in Norway and Malaysia.“We will combine two strong complementary businesses and create an industry-leading full-service geophysical company with a solid financial and strategic platform,” said Irene Waage Basili, CEO, Shearwater. “Our strategy has been to build a stronger company during the downturn

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MH370 Search Comes to a Close

The U.S.-based company that has been scouring the seas in a hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said its current search will soon draw to a close without having been able to crack one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014. It’s believed someone may have deliberately switched off the plane’s transponder before diverting it over the Indian Ocean.Following an unsuccessful $160 million search effort conducted by Australia, China and Malaysia that was called off in January

TechnipFMC Wins Murphy Sabah Contract

 TechnipFMC said it has been awarded a subsea contract by Murphy Sabah Oil for the Phase 1A Block H Gas Development Project. The project is located in offshore Sabah, Malaysia, at a water depth of approximately 1,300 meters. The contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the umbilicals, risers and flowlines as well as the transportation and installation of subsea hardware and controls.  

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US Firm Expects MH370 Search Contract Soon

U.S.-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity on Wednesday said it was moving a vessel closer to a possible search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it soon expects to be awarded a contract by Malaysia to resume the search. The disappearance of the aircraft en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200-million ($156.62 million) search in January last year. But in October, Malaysia said it was in talks with Ocean Infinity to resume the

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US Firm Gets Go-ahead to Resume MH370 Search

Malaysia will allow a U.S.-based exploration firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline support group told families of the victims on Friday, in a bid to solve one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014. Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless search in January last year. An email, sent from the MH Family Support Centre and seen by Reuters, said the government had accepted an offer by the company, Ocean Infinity, to resume the search on a “no

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Malaysia to Pay up to $70 Mln if MH370 is Found

Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a U.S. seabed exploration firm up to $70 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 within 90 days of embarking on a new search in the Southern Indian ocean.   The disappearance of the aircraft en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.   Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200-million ($157 million) search of a 120,000 sq. km area in January last year, despite investigators urging the search be extended to a 25,000-square

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Search Resumes for Malaysian Flight MH370

A U.S.-based company has begun searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Malaysia said on Tuesday, as it tries to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.   Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people, mostly Chinese, on board.   Investigators believe someone may have deliberately switched off MH370's transponder before diverting it over the Indian Ocean. Debris has been collected from Indian Ocean islands and Africa's east coast and at least three pieces have been confirmed as coming from the missing plane.   Austral

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Ocean Infinity Buys Its 9th HUGIN AUV

Ocean Infinity, the U.S. company currently searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, said it has grown its fleet of 6,000 meter rated Kongsberg HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).   The latest purchased HUGIN vehicle, Ocean Infinity’s ninth, will be specifically configured to conduct under-ice surveys and features Kongsberg’s Highly Integrated Synthetic Aperture Sonar (HISAS).    Other sensors include a Kongsberg EM2040 multibeam echosounder installed in an upward facing modular payload section for surveying the underside of the ice, as well as an

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MH370 Report to Be Released after Latest Search Ends

The full investigation report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be released after the latest search efforts are completed, officials said on Thursday, four years after the aircraft first went missing.   Flight MH370, carrying 239 people onboard, became one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries when it disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.   Malaysia agreed in January to pay U.S. firm Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it found the plane during an offshore search effort that is underway and expected to end in June.   T

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Sapura Commences Production at B15 Gas Field

a maiden gas development project for Sapura E&P and the first gas milestone was achieved within two years of the sanction of its Field Development Plan (FDP). The B15 field was discovered in December 2010 and is located within the SK310 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia. The development comprises a processing platform with a 35 kilometre evacuation pipeline tied into the existing B11 infrastructure for onwards transmission into the Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG) complex at Bintulu, Sarawak.   “This milestone achievement at B15 was achieved on

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Sabah Shell's offshore Malaysia contract for TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract by Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd. This award covers the delivery and installation of subsea equipment including umbilicals, flowlines and the subsea production system for the Gumusut-Kakap Phase 2 Project.   Hallvard Hasselknippe, President of TechnipFMC’s Subsea business, commented: “We are extremely honored to have been awarded this project by Sabah Shell Petroleum. This award demonstrates the added value of our unique integrated offering (iEPCITM) and brings TechnipFMC’s

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Aquaterra Energy Installs First CSP Platform for Offshore Trinidad and Tobago

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 Swift platform is an ideal solution for shallow water field developments, such as Iguana. From concept to completion

Argentina Offshore Auction Attracting Oil Producers

International oil firms including Norway's Statoil, U.S. Anadarko Petroleum, China's CNOOC and Malaysia's Petronas have shown interest in Argentina's auction this year of offshore blocks for exploration and production, the country's energy minister said on Wednesday.Argentina, which is still defining the areas to be included in the auction, also wants oil companies currently exploring at its large Vaca Muerta shale field to move from pilot to full development phase after offering incentives to cut costs.Six projects have moved to the production stage in recent months, and the

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