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PCCI Hires Carey as Chief Engineer

, Calif. He will be responsible for providing engineering, design, installation and program/project management services to U.S. government and commercial clients in the ocean facility and offshore energy industries.Carey is a Mechanical Engineer with experience supporting U.S. Navy, and upstream oil and gas clients on the U.S. West Coast.  He has 18-years of experience in the analysis, design and installation of ship deployment systems, ocean facility installations, port security barriers, and submarine cable shore landings. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California

Ship repair is the first market to be targeted by AMBPR, as it has significant potential with 90,000 ships of over 50m in length periodically repainted at 600 dry docks worldwide - Image for illustration only; Credit:  TawanSaklay - AdobeStock.

CGG's Sercel Buys Stake in Autonomous Robots Start-Up

for a future shift to an automated solution.Emmanuelle Dubu, CEO of Sercel, said: “Sercel is pleased to support AMBPR with its industrial expertise and production capacity. This initiative is an opportunity to broaden the range of potential markets for our technology and know-how beyond the oil and gas industry and diversify production at our Saint-Gaudens site.&rdquo

Edda Sun - Credit: Neptune Energy

Fugro Inspecting Cygnus Subsea Structures

Dutch offshore geo-data specialist Fugro will deploy remote monitoring technology to survey subsea structures at the Cygnus gas field in the UK’s southern North Sea.Under the contract awarded by oil and gas company Neptune Energy, Fugro will inspect subsea infrastructure including pipelines and umbilicals, spools and communication cables, and carry out standard structural surveys of the Neptune-operated Cygnus gas platform jackets.The giant gas development was brought online in late 2016 and consists of four platforms. Neptune operates Cygnus with 38.75% stake, with Spirit Energy owning 61.25%.

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Video: New Robotic LARS Put to the Test

vehicle. Sea conditions during trials were as high as sea state 4, with gusting winds.The deployment of unmanned vessels across the maritime domain is escalating at a rapid pace. Unmanned vessels conduct a range of activities including research and surveys, secure marine assets, and supporting oil and gas drilling. However, the launches and recoveries of the unmanned vessels can be complicated, dangerous and limited in rough seas. This significantly degrades the effectiveness of the use of unmanned vessels as it involves considerable risk to the crews and potential damage to the launching platform

For illustration only; ConocoPhillips' Ekofisk field offshore Norway -Credit: ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips Deploys 'Low-code' Tech to Boost Bottom Line

ConocoPhillips has deployed a low-code platform called Mendix to cut costs and increase efficiency, making it the first major oil and gas producer to use such technology across the company, Mendix said in a statement on Tuesday.Mendix, owned by German technology firm Siemens, allows companies to create in-house systems without hiring outside developers as minimal or no coding knowledge is required."It can be used by a rig manager in the middle of the ocean to someone in HR," Jon Scolamiero, Mendix's manager of architecture and governance of product marketing, said.Low-code platforms are

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Ocean Power Technologies Launches Hybrid PowerBuoy

it doesn't necessarily depend on waves to generate power, as it utilizes solar panels and a Stirling backup engine to power topside or subsea payloads.OPT said that the hybrid Powerbuoy can be used for monitoring, surveillance, subsea charging, and connectivity for offshore industries including oil and gas, science and research, aquaculture, and telecommunications."Discussions are underway with prospective launch customers in advance of open water testing of the hybrid PowerBuoy planned for this spring," OPT said.“Our team designed this product to meet the offshore power needs expressed

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Parat Halvorsen Electric Boilers for Edvard Grieg Platform

even more efficient operation. This also reduces operating costs since we will no longer have to operate our own power plant offshore, and we also expect to achieve a more stable production, says Operations Director Kari Nielsen. Once the area solution for power from shore is in place in 2022, oil and gas production from the Utsira High will have some of the lowest emissions in the world, with less than 1 kg of CO2 per produced barrel, Lundin Energy said.In a report released on Friday, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said that more than half of oil production in Norway would be powered from

The Northern Lights template on the seabed. The Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, is Equinor's partnership with Royal Dutch Shell and Total, (Photo: Equinor)

Norway's Carbon Capture and Storage Project Estimated to Cost $2.6B

and 25 billion crowns, but that was was for three projects - fertilizer producer Yara ended its CCS project.The Norwegian state plans to cover about 80% of the costs, with the industry paying the rest, if a project is approved in the 2021 state budget, the oil and energy ministry said.Norway's oil and gas firm Equinor and its partners Shell and Total have been working to build a storage which could take up to 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year. (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)Equinor-led Group Approves Northern Lights CCS Projec

Chris Fleming, Cyberhawk CEO

Drone Specialist Cyberhawk Lands 5-Year Deal with Shell

construction, upstream, downstream or subsea."This contract is further validation of the strength of our iHawk software solution, which has already been deployed by a number of customers to transform the way they manage their critical energy infrastructure across multiple sectors including oil and gas, electrical utilities and renewables. This deal further establishes our ability to set the gold standard in terms of data collection and asset management solutions. &ldquo

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