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Fugro Starts Shallow Water Survey for 2Africa Fiber-Optic Cable Project

Offshore surveyor Fugro has kicked off its shallow water campaign for the “2Africa” subsea fiber-optic cable project.The cable project, once completed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe and deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea data cables serving Africa today.Fugro is providing offshore and onshore survey services, including a geophysical route survey and shallow geotechnical testing to overcome any challenges along the planned route.The Dutch company started its survey program for Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), which includes a

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Oceaneering Nets 3-year Inspection Services Contract with Chevron in Angola

, Oceaneering's Asset Integrity division will provide inspection services onshore Cabinda, Angola, and offshore Angola on Blocks 0 and 14. The contract is scheduled to begin in Q2 2020.Oceaneering said that the contract award followed a recent contract win for inspection services for a major Middle East operator based in Dubai.Kishore Sundararajan, Senior Vice President, Asset Integrity Group, stated: “We are pleased to have secured this contract with CABGOC, one of our largest customers. This project award reinforces Oceaneering's position as a leading provider of inspection services

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Schlumberger Introduces Remote Well Op and Downhole Reservoir Testing Tech

by the already mentioned Performance Live service "that leverages domain expertise, cloud-based applications and automated data workflows to enable faster, more informed decision making.”Per Schlumberger, extensive qualification of Symphony testing has been conducted offshore Asia, the Middle East, and the North Sea. "In offshore Asia, Symphony testing delivered perforating and well testing services in a challenging shallow reservoir. Using wireless control, Symphony testing eliminated the potential pump out of a conventional drill stem testing (DST) tool string that operates

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Fugro Says Completes Middle East's First Uncrewed Geophysical Route Survey

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has said it has completed the Middle East’s first fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey. Controlled from the remote operations center in Abu Dhabi, an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) captured geophysical data across a survey area some 40 km out from the coast of Abu Dhabi. Fugro did not say who the client for the survey was."The results of the fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey comprised conductivity, temperature, depth and salinity (CTDS) profiles, bathymetry data, seabed imaging, sub-bottom profiles, and ferrous

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Xodus Names Subsea and Pipelines Branch Boss

businesses in the energy sector are facing tough decisions, however, I know we have some of the greatest minds in the industry who have the ability to deliver the best advice, always putting our clients’ needs first.”Rebecca Hewlett, Xodus’ operations director for London & the Middle East said: “Nigel has extensive experience across subsea and pipelines projects ranging from concept to decommissioning. He has also supported many energy producers, finance houses and legal firms for expert witness, due diligence, and assurance scopes throughout his career."There&rsquo

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Offshore Drilling: It’s Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

drilling campaigns.Contract scrutiny has already led to a few contract cancellations and the first claims of force majeure.However, contract options are at most risk. Over $1.6 billion in contract value is at stake for options that are due to be exercised this year. Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East make up over 50% of the total.With the oil price crash and COVID-19, the near-term outlook for the offshore rig market is on a lot of minds. RigLogix has contacted a number of rig owners and operators and the consensus seems to be that it’s going to get worse before it gets better, especially

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Motive Offshore Appoints Leith

Motive Offshore Group appointed David Leith as Rentals Division Manager.Motive Offshore Group has also reported an impressive start to 2020 for its Rentals division, with first quarter results exceeding initial expectations.Launched in 2010 by James Gregg and Dave Acton, Motive Offshore Group is headquartered in Boyndie, Banff, Scotland, with additional offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Norway and the Middle East.

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Unique Group Signs Exclusive Agreement with OTAQ Offshore

Unique Group has signed an exclusive rental agreement with UK-based OTAQ Offshore to represent the latter’s technology and products across the Middle East, APAC and the Americas.  The agreement will see Unique Group represent a number of industry-renowned technologies, including the OceanSENSE and DragonFish solutions. Deployed in the dual roles of subsea leak and cement returns detection, OceanSENSE is recognized as the industry standard and has been deployed successfully on over 1000 offshore projects globally. Proven to work efficiently in the offshore environment, the DragonFish’s

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Oi London 2020 Marks 50th Anniversary

ExCel London doors over the three days of the show.In the half-century since the Oi expo series was launched in Brighton, the exhibition and conference has grown to the point where a thriving Oi portfolio now exists, with parallel events hosted in the USA and China plus a forthcoming Oi show with a Middle East and Indian Ocean focus which is due to commence in Abu Dhabi this September. This means that an Oi expo will be taking place somewhere in the world every six months, providing an unmatched networking forum and global marketplace for maritime industry professionals, academics and government representati

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