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Ocean Geophysics Introduces ‘Recycling’ of Free Seismic Data for Wind Farms

energy industry supplier Ocean Geophysics has introduced a solution to recycle and reprocess freely available seismic data, which can help developers reduce cost and risk when deciding which wind farms to bid for or not.In Europe and Australia, historical seismic data – for example from the offshore oil and gas or offshore renewable industry – is often freely available through national energy authorities.This is the case in the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Australia. To supplement this, it is also possible to purchase historical seismic data from the archives of oil companies

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Over 150 Specialist Subsea Jobs Up for Grabs at Rovco and Vaarst

division, which spans wind farm planning surveys, seabed mapping, and UXO (unexploded ordnance) surveys.Rovco said it will be recruiting across several areas, including survey, engineering, data processing, and project management. Many of the skills required are directly transferrable from the offshore oil and gas industry, the company noted.As for Vaarst, the new roles will be offered in areas such as machine learning, computer vision autonomy, data, AI, and robotics software engineering, and will involve innovation in the green subsea industry and accelerating the energy transition.“Technology

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Kraken Robotics Sees Strong Momentum Continuing

companies are benefiting as demand grows for reasons noted above but also as technical capabilities improve and new classes of subsea vehicles emerge as force multipliers, such as the XLUUV.Commercial market activity is also strong, driven by the development and maintenance of offshore wind and offshore oil and gas infrastructure. “In these markets, we offer technology differentiating solutions for seabed and sub-seabed intelligence, that is needed in both the buildout phase as well as operations and maintenance phase of offshore energy. Momentum in this market is visible as numerous suppliers

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Bekaert Joins Tailwind Floating Wind Moorings Innovation Project

Tailwind consortium.“I am very pleased that Bekaert is involved in the Tailwind project that will further enable the growth of floating offshore wind which plays an important role in accelerating the generation of clean, sustainable energy.“With our track record in mooring systems for offshore oil and gas, we are committed to contributing to enabling the scale-up of more optimal station-keeping concepts and systems for floating offshore wind,” said Christof Dewijngaert, General Manager Synthetics at Bekaert.Sustainability will be the key enabler for the value creation of the Tailwind

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Equinor Hires DeepOcean for Subsea Infrastructure and Cable Repairs

over the coming years,” says Olaf A. Hansen, managing director of DeepOcean’s European operation.Renewable Energy and Oil & GasFor work on offshore renewable energy fields, the agreement covers planned, or unplanned marine services related to subsea high voltage cables.As for the offshore oil and gas industry, the frame agreement entails planned or unplanned marine services using remote operated intervention methods with or without the use of PRS equipment.Under the agreement, DeepOcean may also be asked to undertake various engineering or preparedness studies as requested by Equinor or

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Acteon Acquired by Private Equity Investors with New CEO in Charge

it to compete even more strongly in its core markets.The investors’ focus will be on developing Acteon’s capabilities across survey, foundations, moorings, decommissioning and consulting engineering services that support and differentiate the business in the offshore renewable, and offshore oil and gas market sectors.Brice Bouffard has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Acteon. Brice brings a wealth of business experience highly relevant to Acteon and its key segments.“Acteon’s products and services are key to the energy transition in constructing, maintaining and supporting

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Verlume and SeaTwirl Ink MoU

of understanding (MOU with Swedish energy-tech company SeaTwirl to collaborate around electrification of offshore assets and decarbonization of the oil and gas industry.The partners say they will aim to identify and pursue potential opportunities to work together on the decarbonization of offshore oil and gas and other associated offshore electrification opportunities, using renewable power and seabed based energy storage and intelligent energy management. The target is to enable commercial sales of bespoke systems using the companies’ combined technologies as a solution.Richard Knox, CEO

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Dril-Quip and Innovex Agree Merger in All-Stock Deal

Dril-Quip and Innovex Downhole Solutions have agreed to merge, creating a ‘unique’ industrial platform for onshore and offshore oil and gas sector.In an all-stock transaction, Dril-Quip will combine its drilling and production equipment expertise with Innovex’ competence in well lifecycle technologies and services, creating a complementary combination with increased scale, diverse product portfolio and geographic footprint.The merger immediately improves pro forma company’s profitability and free cash flow generation including estimated cost synergies of approximately $30

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Ulstein Introduces New Subsea Vessel for Offshore Energy Market

Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein has developed a new subsea vessel - ULSTEIN SX232 – designed to service the offshore wind market for floating and fixed installations as well as offshore oil and gas industry.Designed for walk-to-work operations in the offshore energy market, the ULSTEIN SX232 features an optimizes hull based on the ULSTEIN TWIN X-STERN design.The vessel is equipped with smart power and propulsion system developed to minimize energy consumption during DP operations and an integrated energy recovery system utilizing all the waste heat in the machinery systems

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