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ROVOP Opens Middle East Hub

development consultant Michael O’Donnell, will relocate to the region to staff the new Middle East operation.The Middle East will now have the largest independent ROV operator providing the highest quality services to clients across the Drill Support, IRM, and Construction markets within the oil and gas sector, underpinned by operational excellence and a diverse fleet of ROVs, all managed and operated in-country.Middleton said the new hub will provide a quality of ROV service that was not widely available there previously.“ROVOP already has equipment on the ground in the region, and so

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Artificial Intelligence Aids Subsea Object Detection

accomplish the previously painstaking and costly task of manually sifting through data to identify, tag and report on boulders within a seabed site.Boulder detection is critical for determining whether an area is suitable for construction, such as pipeline planning for industries including offshore oil and gas and wind energy.SEADP reduces the required tasks significantly, completing them in minutes as opposed to days. Boulders are detected automatically and their measurements located on the seabed, even in high clutter environments and complex geometries. A comprehensive report on each detected boulder

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Ridge Hires Sandal as Subsurface Manager

Norwegian offshore consultancy Ridge has appointed Ole Jacob Sandal as subsurface manager, effective November 1, 2018.Sandal possesses extensive international and North Sea experience gained over 20 years in the oil and gas business, with roles ranging from exploration, drilling, corporate management and business development, combined with. He brings to the role a broad technical background, with a masters in petroleum geophysics and geology from University of Bergen, and a large national and international network within oil and gas business, research and finance.In connection with this appointment

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Rovco Grows Its Team

that it has established a dedicated business development team to support its growth plans as it looks to increase its presence in key international markets.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said, “The expansion of our business development team is in direct response to increased activity across both the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, and is a key step forward in our ambitious plans to increase our workforce over the next 12 months.Paolo Cattaneo, Brett Laurenson and Alex Pretty collectively bring more than 40 years of business development experience to the company. While capitalizing on Rovco&rsquo

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Partners Lead New Swarm Technology Research

time for the offshore energy operators performing ocean bottom seismic surveys.“I would also like to thank the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) for their support of this project. OGIC assists companies to find academic partners and provides funding for innovative projects which benefit the oil and gas industry.”Dr. Wai-keung Fung, Group lead of the Communications and Autonomous Systems Group at RGU, added, “This great opportunity enables our research group to apply AI algorithms for large scale underwater swarm localization, which is one of the core research problems in underwater

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Partners to Produce Innovative Dive Vessel

of Paramount Maritime Holdings, and Unique Group announced a strategic Agreement for the continued manufacture of the next-generation HYDRACraft 1400 Diving Daughtercraft. The maritime platform will be deployed by Unique Group customers with the primary purpose of supporting ongoing offshore oil and gas diving operations.The combination of lightweight composites and aluminum ship building technologies, the light weight 14m, MCA certified HYDRACraft 1400 Diving Daughtercraft can be deployed from a single point Mac Gregor 10T Davit while supporting the diving operations of up to 3 divers, hosts

Sensor Technology Expands

and markets for our custom solutions. We are really excited to be a part of the collaborative community at COVE,” said Niru Somayajula, president and CEO of Sensor Technology.Sensor Technology, which provides custom hydrophones and sensors to industries including marine, fisheries, defense and oil and gas, has been expanding its main manufacturing plant in Collingwood, Ontario due to increased demand and technology advances and there has been a need to add a second location.Nova Scotia's business development agency worked with Sensor Technology Ltd. to help facilitate its expansion to COVE

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Fugro Q3 Revenue Jumps

Dutch deep-sea prospector Fugro has reported a 29.1 percent rise in third-quarter revenue on a comparable basis, driven by the expansion of offshore wind developments and a recovery in the global oil and gas market.Rising oil prices have helped Fugro by making it more economic to prospect for the hard-to-reach subsea deposits in which it specializes."In our early cyclical marine site characterisation activities we are experiencing sharp growth and improving prices, resulting in strongly improved profitability," Chief Executive Mark Heine said in a statement on Friday.Third-quarter revenue

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Kreuz Glorious Mobilized for ONGC Project

Singapore-headquartered subsea services business Kreuz Subsea and Indian consortium partner Seamec Ltd completed the mobilization of the Kreuz Glorious vessel to commence a two-year project with India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).The scope of work includes the inspection of 27 offshore jackets in the Mumbai High North, Mumbai High South, Heera, Neelam and Bassien assets, located off the coast of Mumbai in the Arabian Sea.The construction work barge is specifically designed to work around complex jackets which are often inaccessible by more traditionally utilized DP2 diving vessels.

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NKT to Supply Cables for Johan Sverdrup 2

cable system comprises two 200 km of cables, which constitutes the symmetric +/-80 kV HVDC solution, and expected production start-up is end-2019.The turnkey HVDC power cable solution will transmit power from the Norwegian power grid to the offshore oil field, significantly reducing CO2 emissions from oil and gas production.NKT President and CEO, Michael Hedegaard Lyng, said, "I am very pleased that we continue working with our long-term customer Equinor Energy AS. I see the letter of award as proof of our premium DC technology capabilities and of our ability to provide turnkey solutions with NKT

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Schlumberger, TGS Bags New US Seismic Project

project will combine well log data, high-quality orthogonal WAZ and new nodal measurements to provide foundations for the first industry-funded regional nodal survey in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico."This survey is supported by industry prefunding. TGS provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry

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Seabed Geosolutions Wins Red Sea Ocean Contract

The provider of comprehensive ocean bottom seismic (OBS) solutions to the global oil and gas industry Seabed Geosolutions and its partner have been awarded a 3D ocean bottom node survey in the Red Sea.The S-79 project will require the acquisition and processing of high quality 3D data over a large area in various water depths.Seabed’s highly efficient 4C Manta ocean bottom nodes will be used, in combination with its best-in-class ROV deployment system in deep waters and node-on-a-wire system in shallower areas. The surveys are scheduled to commence early 2019.The contract will be jointly executed

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20’ WAM-V Delivered to XPrize Finalist TeamTao

, starting in 2019. The WAM-V is an innovative class of watercraft from 8’ to 150’ that can be tasked with port surveillance and security, UAV & UUV deployment and retrieval, MCM (Mine Countermeasures), nodal communications, benthic operations survey, maritime interdiction, and offshore oil and gas operations

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Subsea State? Steady with Waves of Optimism

, Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, gives his prognosis of the U.K.’s subsea sector, which is worth £9 billion and supports 50,000 jobs.It’s been a long, long time coming but the subsea industry is finally starting to feel the positive effects of improved market conditions in oil and gas.Pockets of the supply chain are still incredibly fragile, and the impact of this prolonged downturn was underlined yesterday by the announcement about The Underwater Center going into administration - a tragedy not only for our industry but also for the U.K.Overall, however, the sentiment is much

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LNG Report: Floating Liquefaction & Regasification

will go forward to development.  Jim McCaul, founder of IMA and co-founder of WER, is the principal analyst in the study.  He has prepared more than 60 reports on the floating production business -- and over the past 30+ years has been engaged as adviser by numerous clients in the offshore oil and gas sector.   Jim has been advisor on planned FSRU projects in Ghana, Jamaica, India, elsewhere.George Tilley, senior researcher, is a 30+ year veteran of the international oil and gas industry having worked in Brazil, Kazakhstan, India and Tanzania for BG Group. In his last assignment in Tanzania

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James Fisher Continues Growth in Middle East

of subsea infrastructure in the Gulf of Arabia. A heavy duty 500t linear winch is also on route to the Gulf in preparation for new shore approach pipe line pull in projects starting in December.“Over the last year, we have seen a sharp increase in demand for our services in the Middle East oil and gas sector,” said Faisel Chaudry, regional director at James Fisher. “Our continued investment illustrates our group-wide commitment to support our customers in the region.”James Fisher now has its largest ever deployment of equipment and manpower in the Middle East, working on installati

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The 'Digital Twin' Evolution for Offshore Wind

3D modelling and digital twin solution provider, entering into an exclusive collaboration agreement with Dassault Systèmes in 2015 and culminating in the launch of the Veristar AIM 3D Asset Integrity Management solution in 2017.Initially, Veristar AIM 3D targeted traditional marine and offshore oil and gas units, both fixed and floating, but it soon became apparent this Digital Twin solution could have tremendous benefits for the marine renewable energy sector as well.ORE Catapult is already working with a number of partners to develop a Digital Twin of the Levenmouth Turbine, focused around the

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