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Woodside Backs Seismic Data Acquisition Company

Blue Ocean Monitoring and Woodside Join Forces to RevolutioniseAustralian oil and gas producer Woodside said it has signed a Shareholders Agreement with Perth-based Blue Ocean Monitoring (BOM) to invest in seismic data acquisition company Blue Ocean Seismic Services (BOSS).BOSS is developing a solution that that aims to make ocean bottom seismic data acquisition cheaper and more accessible. The concept, jointly developed by Woodside and BOM, focuses on using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) in place of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) to place nodes on the ocean floor that capture and

The bespoke drill rig being lowered over the side of the RRS James Cook. The rig is designed to push the curved steel pipe into the seabed sediment. Image: Copyright STEMM-CCS Project

Increased Confidence in CO2 Storage

If we are going to store large volumes of carbon dioxide (CO2) in depleted oil and gas reservoirs beneath the seabed we need to be sure that, in the unlikely event of a leak, we can detect it.  A research expedition, carrying a world-first experiment designed to develop methods for the detection and monitoring of leaks, has just returned from the North Sea; it has been declared a great success.Climate change, driven by increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere, is now a well-established side-effect of human activities that is having profound effects on the Earth’s natural systems. While

Kraken’s KATFISH high speed Synthetic Aperture Sonar towfish will be used to acquire ultra-high definition seabed images and bathymetry during the OceanVision project. (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Kraken Launches OceanVision Project

. Through OceanVision, Kraken aims to accelerate its strategy from sensors and system sales to becoming an integrated provider of Robotics as a Service (RaaS) and Data as a Service (DaaS), the company said.While near-term focus will be the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) segments for offshore oil and gas and wind industries, OceanVision will also address the requirements of other stakeholders in the fisheries, aquaculture, ocean science and underwater defense industries, Kraken said.Kraken’s President and CEO Karl Kenny said, "OceanVision will result in an end-to-end digitalization

Boskalis Subsea Services managing director Stuart Cameron (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Subsea Services Eyes SURF Opportunities

riser and flowlines) projects globally.Stuart Cameron, managing director of Boskalis Subsea Services, said, “As part of Boskalis’ offshore energy division, we can leverage a raft of specialist marine services to deliver a fully integrated solution to the most complex offshore projects in oil and gas and renewables. Working flexibly, we continually develop fit-for-purpose, cost-effective and safe ways of tackling underwater construction challenges.“This does however require fresh ways of approaching complexity as well as new technology and applications which is why we are actively going

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Rovco Nets $12.8 Mln in 12 Months

the news that it had grown substantially from the previous period where revenue was £450,000. This marks an increase of over 2,000% on its 2017/18 performance. The work includes long term subsea framework agreements, technology platform sales and research grants from Innovate UK and the Oil and Gas Technology Center. This has been generated alongside numerous remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) inspections and hydrographic surveys primarily to offshore wind farms and other tier 1 service companies in the UK and Asia markets.The organization also introduced its time-saving and automation

The Defender equipped with dual Blueprint Labs R5M 5-axis manipulators. Image: VideoRay

VideoRay Wins US Navy Deal

has been delivered for military and commercial uses to customers worldwide.The Defender vehicle, based on VideoRay’s Mission Specialist technology, is becoming the technology of choice for a wide variety of challenging missions. It is chosen by Navies, Coast Guards, First Responders, Offshore Oil and Gas Producers, and Offshore Renewable installation companies for many reasons:Defender is a powerful, portable unit with open architecture, featuring Greensea Integrated Control and Navigation. Greensea's EOD Workspace software for sophisticated supervised autonomy and precise maneuvering. Greensea

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MTR100: Sonardyne International Ltd.

with manufacturers of marine autonomous systems (MAS). This spring, its acoustic communications technology has been used onboard an unmanned surface vessel (USV) operating in the North Sea to harvest data from seabed sensor nodes in what is believed to be the first over-the-horizon operation by a UK-based oil major.  Around the same time, the company’s BlueComm optical modems were used to support the world’s first television broadcast from an untethered manned submersible, as part of the Nekton First Descent mission in the Seychelles.Meanwhile, the company’s leading subsea hybrid

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Cable Solutions Manufactures 50km of Bespoke Subsea Cable

UK-based oil field equipment suppliers, Cable Solutions Worldwide has manufactured in excess of 50km of bespoke subsea cable of various configurations and sizes for a variety of clients throughout the world during the last quarter.The oil and gas, marine, shipbuilding and renewable energy industries have specific bespoke cabling and connectivity requirements to ensure high levels of productivity and durability in harsh offshore environments."The last quarter was especially busy for Cable Solutions, we undertook bespoke cable design and manufacture for a variety of subsea projects, with production

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TechnipFMC to Split into Two Companies

Franco-American oil services firm TechnipFMC Plc said on Monday it would spin off its engineering and construction operations into a separate company, leaving it as a technology-focused equipment supplier to oil and gas companies.TechnipFMC, which had a market capitalization of $10.31 billion, said the new Paris-based company will deal with onshore and offshore oil and gas projects. The split is expected to be final in the first half of 2020.The spin-off comes nearly three years after Technip merged with rival FMC Technologies, creating a leading London-based offshore services company with combined

Saipem’s Hydrone R – in the flesh and ready for real world testing. Image from Saipem.

MTR100: Five "Ones to Watch"

reports on five companies and technologies that are worth the watch for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. For the full edition, see https://magazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MarineTechnology/201907/Blue Logic: Entering a new eraCompletely new modes of operation are entering the underwater domain for oil and gas operations and the tools that are being used could also be used across the ocean space.It’s been called a subsea space race – and it is a little like a Mars mission, with similar communications challenges and questions around power supplies. Various players are working to make it happen

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