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MacArtney Supplies Survey Equipment to Geo Group

has effected supply, installation and setting-to-work of several multibeam echo sounder systems and navigation equipment for hydrographic survey applications.   Being an internationally operating company providing solutions ranging from classic geoengineering services onshore to special tasks offshore, the Geo Group consists of 18 subsidiaries in Germany and Poland.   Scope of supply The deliveries made by MacArtney have been distributed to four GEO subsidiaries. Geo Ingenieurservice Süd has taken delivery of Teledyne Reson SeaBat T50-P, SBG Ekinox2D, Valeport SVP, QINSy Survey.

Photo from Oceanology International 2016 conference (Photo: Oceanology International)

Oceanology International '18: Conference Schedule Finalized

under way on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 with a Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics track,chaired by Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority at BP Exploration, and Richard Salisbury, Senior Consultant at Fugro. This session will discuss data collation and examination methods used in mapping offshore seabed and sub-seabed environments, highlighting the benefits such studies confer upon the renewables, oil & gas, marine and coastal construction, telecommunications and seafloor mining industries. On the same day, the Aquaculture track traces the ongoing development of marine aquaculture

FlexMoT live monitoring software Photo Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

FlexMoT for Monitoring & Detection of Offshore leaks

Leaks on offshore platforms present a hazard to the marine environment and human health. The monitoring system FlexMoT will detect irregularities and provide a warning system for disasters. The system was presented at this year’s OCEANS’16 in Monterey.   (Rostock/Darmstadt/Graz) Accidents in offshore oil & gas drilling are dangerous. The damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico five years ago shows how high the costs can be for nature and those responsible. Now, a solution was presented at this year’s OCEANS Conference.   FlexMoT is an

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New Dredge Monitoring Buoys for Jan De Nul

Data buoy manufacturers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) have supplied eight buoy platforms to Jan De Nul Group, experts in dredging, marine construction and specialized services to the offshore oil, gas and renewables industries.    The 1.2m buoys will be used on dredging or renewables projects as platforms for environmental monitoring. Each buoy incorporates a variety of sensors from different manufacturers, including AML Oceanographic, Campbell Scientific and Nortek, with specialist seabed frames for current monitoring work.    OSIL said it worked closely with Jan

More Stim: jack-ups like the Maersk Gallant (seen from the business end) might soon be completing more wells with Fishbones stimulation technology. (Photo Ole Jørgen Bratland - Statoil)

Norway's Rising Subsea Stars

as some locally based engineering dynamos and their company-sized ideas.   Forsys Subsea  The largest ever subsea asset deal featured the parent companies of engineering outfit Forsys, an outfit fresh from winning the job of designing subsea operator Statoil’s Trestakk development offshore Norway. The subsea tieback to the Aasgard A floating production storage and offloading vessel includes all systems and related services from the FPSO’s hanging risers to the wellhead, including umbilical, riser, flowlines and the installation and readiness of the subsea production system.

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Record Rig Berthing at Drydocks World

Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, have simultaneously berthed 11 rigs in the Dubai yard, breaking its record of nine rigs at the yard set in February this year.   Clients contributing to the record include Saipem, Saudi Aramco, Shelf Drilling, Aban Offshore and the National Drilling Company.   Drydocks World said it has focused its efforts to cater to the offshore market and rig requirements through establishing a dedicated rig division which has worked to market the yard facilities, capabilities, safety records

Tidal BlueTec platform (lowres)

BlueTEC Platform Ready for Generation

wonderful to see the Texel tidal energy project come to reality. Today’s ceremony puts us a step closer to our goal of putting an all-in-one tidal energy platform on the market and delivering clean, local and endless energy to the world.” The coming weeks, the platform will be installed offshore the island of Texel and connected to the Dutch electricity grid – starting its electricity production before summer. It is meant to stay there producing electricity for several years, allowing multiple turbines to be tried out. This platform is targeted at a worldwide market, it can be

iXBlue Launches the Fifth-Generation OCTANS

acoustic positioning systems maximize customer ROI with the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Finally, OCTANS is free of ITAR components (CJ) and is eligible for O&G license, making it easy to export. OCTANS targets diverse civil and defense marine applications including survey (MBES/Lidar), offshore Oil&Gas, dynamic positioning (DP), motion monitoring, platform stabilization, and safe robust navigation in GPS-absent applications such as tunneling and defense

Safe stroll: crew aboard the Maersk Peregrino FPSO off Brazil (and above) Photo: Oeyvind Hagen Statoil

Offshore Oil & Gas: Floating Production Market a Bright Spot

Despite industry gloom about the offshore market, orders for production floaters continue to flow.  Over the past few weeks a speculatively-ordered FLNG found use off Africa, negotiations began to convert a third LNG carrier to an FLNG, an FSRU was ordered and a modified LNG tanker has been leased for storage use. Near Term Outlook Looking forward, we are tracking 30 projects considered likely to generate contracts for floating production units over the next 18 months.   Among the likely awards are 18 FPSOs, 2 production semis, 5 LNG liquefaction or regasification units and 5 FSOs.

Courtesy Woods Group

Woods Hole Celebrates 30th Anniversary

.  New infrastructure improvements require defensible design criteria to withstand expected future increases in storm frequency and magnitude.  Energy exploration and development is another important focus area for Woods Hole Group, including oceanographic monitoring for traditional offshore oil & gas operations, along with renewable sources of power.  As energy production moves into deeper water, Woods Hole Group is applying new technologies to provide real-time environmental information, such as deep ocean currents from remote corners of the globe, directly to the customer&rsq

DP2 Deepsea Worker Photo Pharos Offshore Group

Pharos Offshore Hires Deepsea Worker

Pharos Offshore strikes a 12-month deal for the former Skandi Inspector   Pharos Offshore Group are in the process of mobilising the newly named DP2 Deepsea Worker with a Work Class ROV, an Observation Class ROV and a subsea excavation spread, ready for 2016/2017 operations.   Aleron Subsea will be Pharos Offshore’s ROV partner during the period, providing a comprehensive vehicle support package, whilst Pharos operates the equipment.   Amongst the equipment to become available on the vessel will be a full Pre-Lay Grapnel Run spread, boulder clearance spread and cable recovery

“When companies have a problem, they’re most likely to get Teledyne involved early in their program, and that’s part of our mantra – ‘Get us involved early and we’ll help you save time and money and make your project more successful.’”  Mike Read, President, Teledyne Oil & Gas

MTR100: Teledyne Oil & Gas (PART II)

fulfill them.” That was the primary reason, and then that scale gives you cost effectiveness as well. Can you discuss the markets that you serve – and today when you look at those markets, what do you see?     There are three major markets, and the most dominant is the offshore oil & gas production market. For the subsea distribution system,  the linkage of power and optical interconnected systems that provide the power to, and around, the subsea oil field, the FMC trees, the Cameron manifolds, all have to be interconnected. Large modular pieces of equipment are

MTR100: SubCtech GmbH

maritime technologies for industry and science, in the areas of:   “Ocean Monitoring:” Measurement systems for vessels and buoys, e.g. high precision CO2 analyzers.    “Ocean Power:” Highly efficienty, reliable and safe Li-Ion batteries, specialized for Offshore Oil & Gas applications.    The SubCtech team develops and produces optimal solutions in all project phases, based on customer specification and demand. It also has an internal development department to offer state-of-the-art solutions. Our solutions for challenging tasks reach new

Two of Stinger’s VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs.  (Photo Credit: Bjarte Langeland / Stinger)

ROV Put to the Test

the North Sea, in what is believed to be the longest uninterrupted deployment of a single ROV of any class, according to the company Put to the Test The operation began in November 2013 as an experimental emergency preparedness solution for Stinger Technology AS, a subsea services provider for the offshore oil & gas sector. The Pro 4 “resident ROV” was deployed off the coast of Stavanger, Norway, but operated mainly from Stinger’s offices which are located nearly 250 meters inland. The ROV remained powered on and in full operating condition for the entire duration of the deployment

Drydocks Completes Rig Diyina

Drydocks World, an international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors has completed the yard’s first Rig Integrity Assurance Program (RIAP) on rig Diyina for the National Drilling Company (NDC), and the first EPCC concept rig project the yard has undertaken.   The completion of rig Diyina is a reflection of Drydocks World’s capabilities and dedication to addressing the refurbishment requirements of offshore drilling rigs, the yard said. Drydocks World has completed 17 projects for NDC, with rig Diyina being the first RIAP project. On rig

VideoRay performed in one of the most historic salvage  operations ever; the set-up for the removal of Costa Concordia.

ROV Roundtable: Market Experts Weigh In

of users.     Gibson, Videoray  There are many different applications for ROVs and we approach each of them differently. Therefore, you have to look at market maturity vertically by application and even the job task in certain situations. For example, the market for ROVs in the Offshore Oil & Gas market is mature, but there are new applications and capabilities where smaller, inspection class ROVs offer significant cost savings to operators and service companies. Additionally, new markets are forming, ROVs are now being used in offshore to minimize manned entries into confined

Chalermchai Mahagitsiri, Chief Executive Officer of Mermaid

Mermaid Commended for Safety

  Mainboard-listed Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited (“Mermaid”, “MMT” or the “Group”), a leading provider of subsea and drilling services for the offshore oil and gas industry, announced that the Group has separately received two (2) commendations from its long-term customers for its exemplary showings in performance and safety standards. In Indonesia, Mermaid’s Indonesian unit received a full score from its customer who is an international upstream oil and gas major after successfully completing their 2014 subsea inspection, repair and maintenan

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