Newfoundland News

Fugro, AGI Sell Seep Data off Canada

Geochemical Imaging (AGI) are reporting recent success selling multiple licences for data from frontier regions offshore east coast Canada.The data were acquired during two separate hydrocarbon seep surveys in the Orphan Basin (2017) and Carson Basin (2018), both situated on the continental margin of Newfoundland.The data packages are being licensed by Fugro and include multibeam echo sounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column), sub-bottom profiler data, heat flow measurements and shipboard geochemical screening analyses, Fugro said, adding that advanced geochemical analyses, including

(Photo: Andrew Edwards, Kraken Robotics)

Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

, receive better intelligence and improve safety. This will be done by providing access to innovative technology that can reduce inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) costs, improve operator safety and allow for increased uptime and profits, Kraken said. Alan Clarke, CEO, Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador (PRNL), said, “This project has the potential to significantly advance our capability to acquire high quality ocean information to support multiple ocean industries, including offshore oil and gas. We are excited to once again be working with Kraken, and now the Ocean Supercluster

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

solution that offers a competitive edge.LeeWay owns and operates survey vessels from the Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. COVE is one of several ocean technology hubs in Atlantic Canada (Canada’s four eastern-most provinces including Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick) and, therefore, we are immersed in a community which is hell-bent on developing the latest and greatest (sometimes not) ocean technology. We see it, mobilize it, launch and recover it (if all goes to plan) and evaluate its effectiveness

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JW Fishers’ Dropped Video Systems for Aquaculture

a 500’ depth rated housing.Sweeney International Marine Corp. and SIMCorp Marine Environmental Inc., operating under the umbrella of SIMCorp, are professional companies with extensive experience in the field of aquaculture. SIMCorp operates out of two locations; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The company provides a full range of aquaculture management services to support the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of the industry.SIMCorp has several teams of professional Marine Environmental Biologists and Technicians, who are fully equipped to work with customers on all

Havila Harmony (Photo: OceanGate)

Vessel Chartered to Support Titanic Dive

compliment this exciting project. As in all projects we undertake; Reach Subsea strives to be the best partner by performing above expectations in safety, efficiency, and quality of service.” Said Jostein Alendal, CEO Reach Subsea.The Havila Harmony is scheduled to depart from St. John’s, Newfoundland in June 2019 and steam nearly 380 nautical miles offshore to the wreck site of the RMS Titanic where it will serve as the topside support ship for the first manned mission to the historic site since 2005. The vessel will house over 35 mission specialists, researchers, scientists and expedition

Husky SeaRose FPSO Ops Suspended

and offloading (FPSO) vessel are suspended, with all production wells secure, after an oil release, according to information released by Husky EnergyOperations will remain suspended until a full inspection of all facilities is completed and Husky has received the support and approval of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB).Production was shut in at the White Rose field Thursday, November 15 due to operational safety concerns resulting from severe weather. Once conditions had returned to normal operating parameters on Friday, November 16, and safety checks were completed, the process

Kendra MacDonald (Photo: OSC)

MacDonald to Lead Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

leadership in the areas of cybersecurity, governance, risk management, internal audit and external audit, to both large and small organizations within the private and public sectors.With a long track record of community and volunteer leadership, MacDonald is currently the Chair and Acting CEO for the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI) and the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, BioCanRX.Originally from Ontario, with family roots in Nova Scotia, and a graduate of the University of Ottawa, MacDonald currently lives in St. John’s NL. She holds numerous designations

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Canada to Study Shipping's Environmental Impact

shipping. The collaboration will ultimately ensure the decision on which assessment tool to use is based on facts.Data will be collected in six pilot sites: Northern British Columbia, Southern British Columbia, the St. Lawrence River (Quebec), the Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick), the South Coast of Newfoundland, and Cambridge Bay (Nunavut).This $95,000 investment is part of the $9.3 million Cumulative Effects of Marine Shipping Initiative under the Oceans Protection Plan. Engagement with Indigenous and coastal communities to outline a framework for this national initiative began in the fall of 2017.To

High-resolution bathymetric map of the Carson Basin, a frontier region offshore Newfoundland. Fugro acquired the data which will help E&P companies to evaluate lease options for Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019 licensing round. (Image: Fugro)

Fugro Goes Seep Hunting off Eastern Canada

A geophysical acquisition portion of a 2018 Carson Basin seep hunting program offshore eastern Canada recently completed by Fugro covered an area of 18,875 square kilometers in water depths from 300 to 3,300 meters in this frontier region offshore Newfoundland. From its deepwater survey vessel, Fugro Searcher, Fugro acquired multibeam echosounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column) and sub-bottom profiler data which were used to interpret geologic features and optimize target selection for geochemical sampling and heat flow measurements.The second portion of the program –

High-resolution bathymetric data acquired by Fugro, draped over pre-existing, publicly available GEBCO data for comparison (Image: Fugro)

Fugro Sells Seep Data Before Canadian Offshore Bidding

partner Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) have reported recent success selling licenses for data from a frontier region offshore Canada. The data were acquired during a hydrocarbon seep survey, heat flow and geochemical coring campaign in the large Orphan Basin, situated on the continental margin of Newfoundland.The comprehensive data package is being licensed from both Fugro and AGI and includes multibeam echo sounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column), sub-bottom profiler data, heat flow measurements and shipboard geochemical screening analyses; shore-based screening and advanced

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