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MeeMaken Buys Into Blue Offshore

ownership of a minority of the company’s shares.Blue Offshore, headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, supplies basket carousels and tensioners for the offshore installation, transportation and storage of export cables, array cables, umbilicals and flexible pipelines in the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as the offshore renewable energy sector.MeeMaken, which has a large global network and a portfolio of service companies in the offshore energy sector, is familiar with the offshore market as well as with the equipment and technology of Blue Offshore, said MeeMaken operation partner

Barry MacLeod has been named CEO of the newly rebranded Rever Offshore (Photo: Rever Offshore)

Rever Offshore Names MacLeod CEO

as board director of the company. His roles within Rever have included operations director, asset management director and – latterly – managing director; a post he has held for the past five years.MacLeod has extensive engineering and project management experience within the wider oil and gas industry, having delivered projects across the North Sea, Canada and West Africa with subsea contractors and consultancies.Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, completed a full rebrand in January of this year following the transition to new ownership

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Subsea 7 Wins Three Woodside Contracts

Integration Alliance reflects our expertise in integrated projects and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Woodside,” said Gilles Lafaye, Vice President Africa for Subsea 7. “Senegal is an exciting new market for Subsea 7 and we are pleased to support the local oil and gas industry.”The Scarborough Field is located approximately 380km offshore North West Australia. Subject to FID by the Scarborough joint venture, the full integrated project scope of work would include the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea rigid pipelines, flexible

Iain Smith, Proserv’s president, Subsea Controls (Photo: Proserv)

Subsea Supply Chain Tightening -Proserv

As exploration and production (E&P) activity in the offshore oil and gas industry gradually accelerates, the global subsea sector is set to face supply chain challenges, predicts controls technology company Proserv.Industry consultants have outlined that more final investment decisions (FIDs) are now being made in the upstream industry. Rystad Energy presently predicts almost $30 billion of extra capital expenditure in the E&P subsea segment across the next six years, as areas such as South America, Europe, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa experience increased spending.Notably, Rystad also

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

GPS,” he says.The Boom Years: Technology EvolutionMeanwhile, the North Sea industry boomed and oceanographic and submersible technology – building on the developments that had come before it - advanced to meet these new demands. “Building on technology like the CURV, the offshore oil and gas industry created the work-class ROVs to assist in the development of offshore oil fields,” says Jaeger. “More than a decade after they were first introduced, ROVs became essential in the 1980s, when much of the new offshore development exceeded the reach of human divers.”In 1980,

Boskalis Acquires Horizon

year 2018/2019 is expected to exceed $100 million.Horizon was established in 2004 and is located in Sharjah in the UAE. Its activities are largely based in the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea with clients ranging from national oil companies as well as reputable international EPCI contractors to the oil and gas industry

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Subsea Electrification: Subsea Power Evolves

result in lighter units in the water. Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) teams require electric-powered manipulators, high voltage and high power, and light batteries.Desires for manned underwater vehicles (MUVs) include safe operations, deeper dives, longer observation times, and lighter units. The oil and gas industry at large demands electronic control, electrical drives, precision and condition based monitoring feedback, and long-life sensors and monitors for their deepwater systems.In short, innovative subsea applications are getting smarter and going untethered…and untethered subsea operations

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Partners Designing Autonomous Seismic Nodes

monitoring technology, which is vital to the development and production optimization of oil and gas fields. The new technology will also allow the reduction of both costs and operational safety risks, Sonardyne said.“This is a very promising project, fully aligned with the new reality of the oil and gas industry, which seeks to use new technologies to ensure a safer, more efficient operation that has less impact on the environment,” said Jorge Lopez, Shell Research and Development Advisor in Brazil. “For Shell, Brazil is an important center for attracting partners and technological development

Decommissioning. Image: James Fisher Offshore

JFO, First Subsea Team for Decommissioning

;This collaboration with First Subsea strengthens our offering and exemplifies our strategy of bringing new innovative technology to the complex oil and gas market – with the potential to service other industries, including offshore wind and transport,” Jack added.Designed with the oil and gas industry’s decommissioning projects in mind, ICLT offers a simple solution that streamlines the number of contractors, operations and personnel required on offshore platform operations.When fully commercialised early in 2019, it will offer significant HSE, time, operational and cost benefits

T12 with SeaFLIR230 installed (credit: Jack Rowley)

USVs Secure Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure

While much of the “buzz” regarding America’s increased energy production has focused on onshore fracking, which has opened up billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas to production, the offshore oil and gas industry continued to provide a huge amount of the U.S. energy production. According to Forbes Magazine, offshore energy production has been increasing this decade and now stands at over two-and-one-half million barrels of oil, and almost three trillion cubic feet of gas a day.This massive production effort is sustained by offshore drilling rigs

Island Pride (Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

for Woodside on the Scarborough Field offshore Western Australia, reconfirms the merits of Ocean Infinity's offering to the offshore oil and gas sector, according to CEO Oliver Plunkett.“Working on a project of this scale is a clear endorsement of our technology and highlights how the oil and gas industry recognizes that through the deployment of multiple AUVs, we can deliver the highest quality data, safely, quickly and more cost effectively than ever before,” he said.Ocean Infinity’s AUVs are equipped with a side scan sonar, a multibeam echosounder, a sub-bottom profiler, a high-defini

David Millar, Director TechX Program, The Oil & Gas Technology Center

TechX: Pioneering and Accelerating

over 125 international applications to just 10 start-ups that met our exacting criteria for enrolling on the first TechX Pioneers program.The 16-week intensive accelerator program, and follow-on 12-month incubator, provides unprecedented access to a host of expert mentors, global partners in the oil and gas industry, unrivaled access to market, and crucially, game-changing funding. Up to £100,000 is available to each start-up without any equity take or pay back. What’s more, the developers retain all intellectual property.From artificial intelligence-based data analytics, to cutting-edge scientific

Sistac  Diver ready for action. Photo Sistac

SISTAC: Brazil´s Homegrown Subsea Service Provider

actions that can have a positive impact on people and on the society,” said Gutterres.istac is a leading player in offshore oil and gas IMR services in Brazil. Founded by a former saturation diver, Mario Gonçalves (currently board member of the company), who had been operating in the oil and gas industry since 1979. Headquartered in Niteroi, the company has its operational sites in Itaboraí and Macaé, both Northeast of the city of Rio and its own shipyard in Angra dos Reis on the South Coast (where its vessels were built). Sistac was founded in 1995, by Mr. Gonçalves,

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3D at Depth Expands

responsiveness.The company also recruited industry professional Ian Ellis to manage the Aberdeen and Scandinavian customer base from the Kingswells office located just outside of Aberdeen, Scotland. Ellis brings a wealth of experience with a career that spans over 21 years’ in the offshore oil and gas industry. Over this period, he has held onshore and offshore positions with Subsea 7, UTEC Survey, Nautronix and latterly Proserv where he acted as the Survey Operations Manager. His expertise in the hydrographic survey, acoustic positioning, inertial navigation and data processing areas, will support

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Aker Solutions, Siemens Join Forces To Strengthen Digital Offerings

combining Aker Solutions' strong knowledge in upstream oil and gas projects as well as its domain-specific digitalization offerings with Siemens' extensive knowledge in the field of electrification, automation and digitalization. Customers across a broad range of industries, including the oil and gas industry will benefit from an enhanced joint offering that will increase their productivity, efficiency and flexibility."

Forum Taps Gaut as CEO

Houston based Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. announced Monday that C. Christopher Gaut will return to the role of Chief Executive Officer to replace outgoing CEO Prady Iyyanki. Gaut will continue to serve as Chairman of the BoardGaut, a seasoned oil and gas industry executive, has served as a member of Forum’s Board of Directors since 2006 and as Chairman since 2010. In addition, he previously served as Forum’s Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to May 2017.“Forum is a strong company with tremendous talent and significant upside potential. It is a privilege to be asked to lead the

Maneuvering the Subsea Power Hub over the pier for the first system wet trial. (Photo: Nortek)

Tidal Power for Seabed Oil and Gas Installations

underwater turbines engineered to harness power from tides and ocean currents to produce industrial-scale levels of electricity. At the smaller scale, tidal power can be just as useful and, indeed, can be much easier to deploy to meet commercial needs.A team of subsea engineers from the North Sea oil and gas industry saw one such potential opportunity and decided to set up their own company – EC-OG – to pursue it in 2013. The result of their endeavors is the Subsea Power Hub, a compact tidal- and ocean-current-based electricity generator, suitable for providing renewable power to subsea oil

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