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N-Sea Reports Sales Uptick

Subsea services firm N-Sea said increased sales in 2019 has led the Netherlands-based company to report a record year.The company said its commercial growth from bases in Aberdeen, the Netherlands and the Middle East has been spurred by the completion of more than 1,500 vessel days throughout the year, reinforced by an increase in personnel numbers.In the North Sea, the firm continued ongoing work through long-term frame agreements for several major oil and gas international operators and the securing of contract wins with three new clients. Managed and supported by N-Sea’s inspection, repair

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment

#Oi2020 History

 Reed Exhibitions, under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, announced that it will launch Oceanology International Middle East 2020, a biannual event in Abu Dhabi this coming September. The new Abu Dhabi event – designed to bring together businesses, academics, and governments – will feature an exhibition, conference, and demonstration zones that cover the following sectors: Offshore Oil & Gas, Marine Science, Offshore Construction, Ports and Shipping, Academia, Marine Renewables and Environment protection, Government, Fisheries and Aqua culture

David Ince, Event Director, Oi

Interview: David Ince, Event Director, Oi

, conference/content programme development, audience/visitor delivery and event/portfolio marketing. The portfolio has grown over the last couple of years and we now hold an Oi event every 6 months in different global and regional markets including London, San Diego, Shanghai and the newly launched Oi Middle East event in Abu Dhabi.I am fortunate enough to have been involved in the management of Oceanology International since 2015, and to be able to help develop Oi throughout its 50th anniversary has been a fantastic experience. There are not many events that can say they have been running for 50 years

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Albwardy Damen in Pact with Heila Cranes

guaranteed top quality, through-life support and customer service."This premium level of support will be available both for the yard’s newbuilds and third-party vessels when they visit the Albwardy Damen facilities for maintenance and repair," it said.The recent launch of Heila Cranes Middle East in Dubai will also contribute to the enhanced service provision. There, alongside an office and support centre, there will also be based an experienced electrical & automation crane specialist permanently on call, providing immediate support across the region.“Heila provides a high level

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CGG Grows Middle East Footprint

Geophysical services company CGG said it is bringing its integrated geoscience offering for exploration, field development and production optimization directly to the doorstep of national and independent oil companies in the Middle East, with the newly established Regional Geoscience Center in Abu Dhabi.The company, which noted it is seeing a high level of activity across the region, said its existing Abu Dhabi center has almost doubled in size to welcome the arrival of a team of geoscience experts in key technical disciplines to complement its existing seismic imaging and geoscience software teams.

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Polarcus Signs MOU with ARGAS

Marine geophysical company Polarcus said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (ARGAS) to collaborate on seismic projects in the Middle East and NOrth Africa (MENA) region.Polarcus provides global marine seismic acquisition capabilities and cloud-based Priority Processing services. ARGAS provides regional expertise in land, transition zone and shallow water seismic data acquisition and associated data processing. Together, the firms will work to identify opportunities and execute projects in the MENA region.“Leveraging the core strengths and

Maersk Pelican with Norsepower Rotor Sails. Pic: Norsepower

Norsepower Rotor Sails Saves Fuel

Effect, that propels the vessel forward; in this instance a Maersk Tankers’ Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel, said the company.The Rotor Sails deliver auxiliary wind propulsion to the vessel - which have operated in conditions ranging from tropical climate to arctic conditions in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia – resulting in the optimization of energy efficiency and a reduction in fuel consumption.The Rotor Sails were installed onboard Maersk Pelican in August 2018. As part of the test, the aggregated total fuel saved from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 was 8.2% savings

Cobalt-rich ferromanganese crust in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Christopher Kelley / NOAA)

China Leading the Deep Sea Mining Race

13. Delegates gathered at the three-day meeting hosted by China Minmetals to discuss next steps in moving from exploration to the development of deep-sea mineral resources. (Photo: ISA)There is also interest from European countries including Belgium, Britain, Germany and Poland, as well as from the Middle East.However, no one has yet demonstrated that deep sea mining can be cost effective and some non-governmental organizations have questioned whether it would be possible to reach a deal on exploitation rules next year."I think, it's pretty good. I think the current draft is largely complete

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Unique Group Buys Five USVs

operations and act as a true force multiplier in the marine renewables sector as well as subsea construction, IRM and decommissioning in the oil and gas market, Unique Group said.The acquired units will be placed within Unique Group’s global rental pool and accessible to clients across the Middle East, Europe, South East Asia and the Americas

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SAExploration Wins AsiaPac Deal

approximately 55 days and will occur primarily during the fourth quarter of 2019, it said.SAE offers a full range of vertically-integrated seismic data acquisition, data processing and interpretation, and logistical support services throughout North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.In addition to the acquisition of 2D, 3D, time-lapse 4D and multi-component seismic data on land, in transition zones and offshore in depths reaching 3,000 meters, SAE offers a full suite of data processing and interpretation services

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