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Aquaterra Energy Opens Australia Office

Offshore engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has opened its first engineering office and warehouse facility in Perth, Australia following recent regional contract wins.Located on Murray Street, Perth, Aquaterra Energy’s new office in Australia’s oil and gas hub comes as the company continues to expand its presence in the Australasia region. The office will support regional oil and gas projects to increase efficiencies and reduce costs through its specialist riser analysis and systems, well initiation engineering and full field development solutions. The premises will initially focus on riser

Figure 6: A DOLPHIN Sonar trial result, SAS at three times Nyquist speed. Image: QinetiQ North America

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

networking, clandestine communications, improved throughput, and increased tolerance for difficult acoustic conditions. One could envision DOLPHIN enabled networks of unmanned systems more quickly and reliably finding and neutralizing mines in deep waters and in the surf zone.  Commercially the oil and gas, and to a lesser extent offshore renewables, are looking to seafloor resident systems for both installation and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR).  These underwater applications will benefit immensely from the utility, position navigation and timing (PNT) and data connectivity, taken

Matthew Gordon (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Targets Growth in Europe

, UK.With offices in the UK and the Netherlands, Unique Group has more than 25 years of experience in Europe with a track record in the subsea construction, diving and IRM industries. Gordon is now heading the region with immediate effect.Gordon has over 22 years of experience in the subsea oil and gas industry, with previous senior management roles held in Fugro Survey, Subsea7 and Viking Seatech. His last role before joining Unique Group was as Managing Director – UK at Atlantic Offshore, an emergency response and rescue vessel provider

Job Biersteker (Photo: ROVOP)

ROVOP Opens Rotterdam Office

, ROVOP CEO said, “Job will be driving the European office to develop our new and existing clients in the region while reinforcing our position as the lead provider of ROVs to the offshore wind industry.”With headquarters in Aberdeen and Houston, ROVOP’s global scope encompasses the oil and gas, offshore wind, telecoms and power transmission industries

NKT Victoria during installation work at Johan Sverdrup 1 (Photo: NKT)

NKT to Supply Shore Power Cables for Equinor

NKT has been awarded the turnkey project from Equinor for the 132 kV high-voltage cable connecting the oil and gas platforms Johan Sverdrup 2 and Gina Krog.Equinor has selected NKT as the turnkey supplier for the high-voltage cable project connecting the Norwegian offshore platforms in the North Sea. The order has a value of approximately €29 million in market prices (approximately €25 million in std. metal prices) and comprises supply and installation of 62 kilometers of a 132 kV AC XLPE high-voltage power cable solution.Connecting the platforms allows Equinor to power Gina Krog from shore

Fibron held a new branding launch event at the Karbach Brewery Houston during the week of OTC. Pictured, left to right: Pat Herbert, Investor / Advisor; Bruno Cianfini, Managing Director; Dale Hislop, Sales Director; Patrick Kearney, Technical Director; and Marco Cano, Sales Manager – Americas. (Photo: Fibron)

Fibron Gets a New Start

and our new owners, Rubicon Partners, welcome this refreshing new start to the business, remain committed to continuing to serve our client base and see positive improvements all around on the horizon. It’s all very exciting.”Fibron is a global supplier of subsea umbilicals to the offshore oil and gas, remotely operated vehicles (ROV), geophysical, diving, defense and oceanographic markets. The company, which designs, engineers and manufacturers umbilicals for safety- and process- critical applications around the world, was acquired by Actuant Corporation in 2008 before being acquired by Rubicon

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Ocean Infinity to Support Shell Survey

June 2019 will be run from Ocean Infinity’s vessel Seabed Constructor and will collect hydrographic data over an area in excess of 800 square kilometers, using up to three Ocean Infinity unmanned surface vessels (USVs), the company said.Guardian Geomatics, based in Perth, services the offshore oil and gas and renewable markets, with a footprint across Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the broader Asia Pacific region. Ocean Infinity acquired a 25% stake in Guardian in March 2019.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, “Our ability to utilize multiple USVs simultaneously

i-Tech 7 Hires New Business Development Manager

business development manager for its Asia Pacific & Middle East region.Roberts, who joins from Total Marine Technology (TMT) where he was operations manager, will be based in the company’s Perth office, in Australia. He brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, specializing in the delivery of remotely executed subsea solutions and tooling across the entire lifecycle of a subsea development.Roberts will work with Simon Hird, i-Tech 7’s Asia Pacific regional director, who joined the company earlier this year.“[Roberts] is a well-known

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor)

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Approved

, and Aibel apprentice Hannah Pettersen. (Photo: Håkon Fonseca Nordang / Equinor)The first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development is nearly 90% complete, and production is expected to start in November this year, Equinor said.The Johan Sverdrup field is powered from shore, placing it among the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions in the world. In the second phase the field will also supply shore power to other fields on the Utsira High, including the Edvard Grieg, Gina Krog and Ivar Aasen fields.Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor

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Geoquip Marine Names Laloe as Director

Switzerland-headquartered  geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling company Geoquip Marine has announced the appointment of industry veteran Jean-Luc Laloe to its Board of Directors.Jean-Luc, who has almost 40 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry, has joined as an independent non-Executive Director.Jean-Luc originally entered the Offshore Engineering and Construction industry in 1980 and in the course of his career he has worked with Technip, Stolt Offshore, and Acergy /Subsea 7. He has held a wide variety of positions with a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including

Alla Weinstein, CEO, Castle Wind, a joint venture with EnBW North America.

Offshore Wind: California's New Gold Rush

an energy team that includes Principle Power Inc. (PPI), founded in 2007 in Emeryville, CA.  PPI has developed the WindFloat, a floating foundation for offshore wind turbines, being readied for operation in Europe in 2021.  RCEA also selected Aker Solutions, the Norwegian company expert in oil and gas platforms.  RCEA’s third partner is EDPR, Portugal’s largest generator, distributor and electric supplier and the fourth largest operator of wind energy based on net installed capacity in the US.BOEM and CA Task Force officials were to update their activities since the December

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