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The Aptara TOTEX-lite subsea system features lightweight, modular subsea technologies that are designed to reduce lead times for equipment delivery as well as total cost of ownership for the full life of the field. (Image: BHGE)

BHGE Opens Subsea Center of Excellence

of lightweight, modular technology solutions re-engineered to cut the total cost of ownership in half and be more responsive to changes over the life of field.The new campus will benefit from advanced manufacturing tools and processes, designed to improve efficiency and productivity, including:Virtual reality tools and training opportunities to help technicians assemble equipment digitally and troubleshoot issues before construction begins;Automation to boost efficiency on activities like welding, testing and material-handling;Sensor-equipped machines that allow customers to view updates of manufacturing

Eni’s Coral Sul FLNG vessel (Image: Eni)

Mooring Monitor System for Coral Sul FLNG

DEEP.Below the waterline, Sonardyne’s SMART (Subsea Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) will be used to constantly monitor mooring integrity on each of the 20 anchor legs. Daily summary reports and automatic fault detections will be wirelessly communicated to the surface from the SMARTs real-time.SOFEC, a MODEC Group company, chose to use BMT and Sonardyne’s combined engineering solution based on high data availability, ease of remote operated vehicle (ROV) installation, robustness of the subsea technology and the longevity between maintenance periods that the BMT / Sonardyne MMS

NORBIT DCT – Hydrographic Survey Made Easy

of the survey in an efficient way. It is suitable for small boats and single person operations as well as unmanned vehicles with low-bandwidth radio connectivity to the operator. DCT concentrates on data quality and helps the operator gather high-quality data with Max Quality Rule operating in real time. Through web-based displays, DCT allows access to the survey results and monitoring of the progress from any terminal in the network either local or remote

Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Inks First Deal for HUGIN Superior

as a navigation aiding sensor to greatly improve the autonomous navigation performance. Developed in close collaboration with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI), the HUGIN Superior applies sophisticated signal processing algorithms to extract velocity information from the sonar data in real time. Used as an aiding input to the inertial navigation system this provides unmatched autonomous navigation performance

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

how important unmanned systems will be in the geosurvey ecosystem of the future, I also know that the end clients (oil and gas producers, offshore wind farm owners, IT companies, national hydrographic agencies, etc.)  are increasingly confident in the data harvested by these machines. I watched real-time as Kraken Robotics’ KATFISH (towed synthetic aperture sonar, SBP, MBES) was hovering 10m above the ocean floor, being towed at 8 knots and capturing high resolution imagery of a never-before-discovered wreck in the North Atlantic. I watched the faces of experienced hydrographers who couldn&rsquo

Photo: Kraken Robotics

Kraken Tallies $2.1 Million KATFISH Order

;s customers have requested a high speed, ultra-high resolution seabed mapping solution that leverages our sensor and robotics technology. With KATFISH, surveyors can now increase the quantity of seafloor data, significantly improve data quality and lower data acquisition costs – all in real time.&rdquo

CMA CGM Libra at South End Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The port is a significant contributor to the regional economy: a recent economic impact report by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group found that its output from operations in 2017/18 was C$1.97 billion, up 15 percent from 2015/16 values. Photo: Steve Farmer

PORTS: Halifax goes Digital

Halifax, Nova Scotia. The port enabled Nova Scotia exporters to contribute C$2.58 billion to provincial gross output in 2017/18 and the combined overall value of Port of Halifax operations and exporter output was worth C$4.56 billion in economic output to Nova Scotia in the same period. Photo: Steve FarmerReal-time informationThe Port of Halifax is now is taking steps to become one of the most digitized ports on the eastern seaboard of North America with its Port Operations Centre on its website, www.portofhalifax.ca, acting as a critical digital tool for the sharing of real-time information with customers

(Photo: James Fisher Offshore)

New Subsea Cutting Technology Unveiled

Fisher Offshore abrasive blast system, backed by a proactive management team and experienced, adaptive offshore technical crew enhanced our project results exponentially. We will most certainly be utilizing this system again within our future projects.”A number of performance additions, including real-time cut verification, visual external cut monitoring and increased flexibility offer significant operational advantages. The unique airflow system negates the need to de-water and reduces the amount of operations in the task, minimizes the equipment required, and a leads to a 60% reduction in the

WFS Technologies’ Riser Monitoring system (Image: WFS Technologies)

WFS Unveils Riser Monitoring System

Seatooth technology; a first of its kind for the industry, the Scotland-based subsea technology company said.Seatooth communicates through the water-air boundary removing the need for traditional dunkers.WFS founder and CEO Brendan Hyland said the Seatooth Assure Riser Monitor provides operators with real time, actionable information on riser condition in all operating environments.“We believe this will lead to improved safety, reduced risk of environmental incidents and reduced costs,” he said.Riser monitoring sensor data is used to validate riser fatigue analysis methods and recalibrate

Photo: ecom Instruments

First Ex-certified Portable Infrared and HD Camera

distributes the Cube 800 in cooperation with Librestream.In combination with the intrinsically safe ecom smartphone series Smart-Ex or tablet series Tab-Ex, workers can remotely control the camera, view HD video and thermal imaging, or capture and annotate pictures or recordings from a safe distance in real-time. Critical areas on the plant can thus be identified much quicker and repair measures initiated immediately.In potentially hazardous areas, both the condition of the installations and the temperature conditions must be checked regularly - often in in locations with limited access. The integrated

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

DOLPHIN: Enabling Technology for Acoustic Systems

receiver on and wait to receive, because the direct transmission at the source saturates the receiver electronics if they are enabled simultaneously.  Ocean physics are fixed, but DOLPHIN technology enables true full-duplex acoustic telemetry.  It cancels the transmit signal at the receiver in real-time.  This eliminates receiver self-signal saturation and enables simultaneous transmitting and receiving on the same frequency, with collocated transducers. The DOLPHIN technology is frequency and range independent - thus yielding flexible new approaches to underwater communications and sensors

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