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(L-R) Chelsea’s Brian Phillips and John Ramsden, Sonardyne.  (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne Acquires Chelsea Technologies Group

Group Ltd. as part of a long-term growth strategy that includes market diversification.In acquiring Chelsea (also known as CTG), Sonardyne said it looks to strengthen its presence in the maritime, marine and ocean science sectors and create new opportunities in the water environmental, defense and process control markets. Chelsea will gain access to Sonardyne’s considerable research, production, testing, compliance and global distribution capabilities, allowing the company to access many more international territories.Chelsea, based in West Molesey, Surrey, has a broad base in environmental sensing

Phase 2 will add a fifth platform to the ‘The North Sea Giant’, Johan Sverdrup. Credit: Equinor

Kongsberg Wins Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Contract

will also extend and modify already delivered systems for the field center, in addition to providing three Subsea Production System tie-backs and technology solutions for shore power at Haugsneset, near Haugesund.The core scope of supply for Johan Sverdrup phase 2 features SAS technology including Process Control, Subsea Control Unit, Power Distribution Control, Process Shutdown, Emergency Shutdown, Fire & Gas systems, Life Cycle Simulator, Information Management System and OPC-UA data gateway. The latest generations of Kongsberg Maritime SAS technology for production, integration, presentation,

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Powering the Seafloor: Put a Socket in It

be eliminated completely by also moving chemical storage and injection subsea, and even having local power generation for power needs (ENI is working with a wave energy buoy firm on such a concept) and using wireless communication.DataThere’s also another benefit to going all-electric: greater process control and condition monitoring capabilities, and the potential to leverage big data. “Electric systems are inherently more instrumented than hydraulic systems, so you have better knowledge and predictability, and availability and you can further reduce system cost,” says Lundanes.Electric

Algae-Station NC (Image: CTG)

CTG Introduces New Non-contact Algae System

A new Algae-Station Non-Contact system from water quality sensor designer Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) will be launched at Sensing In Water (UK) on September 27-28 and WEFTEC 2017 on October 2-4.   The Algae-Station NC provides water process control operators with a unique monitoring system which reduces cleaning and maintenance requirements that are commonly associated with in situ sensors, reducing cost of ownership of these type of sensors, CTG said.  These non-contact systems, up till now only available for such parameters as turbidity and flow, are now, with the Algae-Station NC

Kevin Wingart (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Adds Wingart as Quality Control Engineer

Greensea has appointed Kevin Wingart as Quality Control Engineer. In this role he will lead the company's quality control department and is primarily responsible for designing and implementing methods for process control and quality assurance.   Prior to joining Greensea, Wingart worked as a principal engineer for ERIN Engineering and Research where he performed probabilistic risk assessment for nuclear power plants. Wingart served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an Information Technology Specialist and one year in the Peace Corps as a renewable energy technology transfer volunteer. He

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BIRNS Invests in New Automated Molding Press

firepower to the company’s molding facility for connector inserts, allowing computer controlled precision for functions like injecting glass reinforced epoxy (GRE) and providing increased speed and output for large orders. The press has an advanced user interface for seamless set up and process control, offers the options of either manual or fully automated cycles, and features multiple zone heat control, with closed loop thermocouple connections on the system used for monitoring precise mold temperature. Control transfer pressure, velocity, time and position provide the exact transfer profile

Top 10 Cyber Security Issues for Oil & Gas Industry

cyber security incidents are rare, but a lot of lesser attacks go undetected or unreported as many organizations do not know that someone has broken into their systems. The first line of attack is often the office environment of an oil and gas company, working through to the production network and process control and safety systems,” says Petter Myrvang, head of the Security and Information Risk, DNV GL - Oil & Gas.   While the study focused on operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the issues are equally applicable to oil and gas operations anywhere in the world.   The

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Significant Progress on Perth Wave Energy Project

for the deployment of the CETO units and subsea pods. Onshore plant construction completed Final construction of the onshore plant, located on Garden Island, Western Australia, has been completed with the site and building works complete and the onshore hydraulic pod, motors, generators, process control system and grid connection also installed. Unit Installation and Project Commissioning Carnegie expects to complete its onshore system integration tests shortly before commencing offshore installation of the CETO units and final commissioning the Project. Carnegie will implement a conservative

MTR 100: Southwest Electronic Energy

years of innovation in energy management solutions. Located in the greater Houston metropolitan area, SWE’s battery solutions serve a broad industrial customer base operating in diverse fields, including oilfield services, seismic, pipeline inspection, medical, military, remote monitoring and process control, marine, solar renewable energy, telecommunications and homeland security.  SWE’s core competency drives its business philosophy: to design and build custom advanced battery solutions with higher quality and faster turnarounds supported by top level service and support.  

BP Selects AGSL Software for Clair Ridge Project

in protecting companies’ process critical software assets, announced that BP has selected its proprietary software management platform Asset Guardian for the company’s iconic Clair Ridge project. BP will use the Asset Guardian toolset to improve the performance and security of the process control software that it will use throughout the Clair Ridge project, and to operate assets associated with the Clair Ridge field development when it is fully operational.  Located west of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, the project will feature two bridge-linked platforms and new pipeline infrastruct

North Sea Operator Awards Contract to AGSL

critical processes that it controls.   Protecting integrity of process critical software on North Sea assets AGSL will install Asset Guardian software on all of the operator’s assets in the North Sea. Asset Guardian software provides a multifaceted, single point solution to manage the process control software it uses to operate these assets.  It also ensures that the company complies with all relevant regulatory standards and government directives on process critical systems, such as IEC61508, 61511, ISO 9001, CPNI and HSE KP4 among others.   By using Asset Guardian, the operator

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