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Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Winner Annouced

the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE has been undertaken with assistance from Teledyne CARIS. A truly international group, the GEBCO-NF Alumni Team includes 16 alumni of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Postgraduate Training Program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), US. They are Dr Evgenia Bazhenova (Russia), Aileen Bohan (Ireland), Dr Mohamed Elsaied (Egypt), Andres Fitzcarrald (Peru), Tomer Ketter (Israel), Christina Lacerda (Brazil), Jaya Roperez (Philippines), Azmi Rosedee (Malaysia), Ivan Ryzhov (Russia), Hadar Sade (Israel), Sattiabaruth Seeboruth (Mauritius), Masano Sumiyoshi (Japan), Neil Tinmouth

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Survey Vessel Joins Hunt for Lost F-35

force spokesman said."There is always a concern I think if you put one of your most advanced technological pieces of gear, lose it like this F-35, that someone could go get it," a senior U.S. Navy official said at a background briefing this week when asked if he had any concern that China or Russia might want to find the plane."I'm pretty confident the Japanese won't allow that to occur," he said.Investigators may need to recover the aircraft's flight data recorder to find what happened to the $126 million jet.In the meantime, they have examined the missing pilot's

Pioneering Spirit transports the drilling platform topsides for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup development (Photo: Allseas)

Pioneering Spirit Shifts to the North Sea

to put pipelaying activities on hold again later this year."Pipelay works are progressing well and according to schedule," Kothe said. "The other construction works are on track to complete the twin pipelines by the end of 2019."Nord Stream 2 is being built to transport gas from Russia into Europe. So far, more than 800 kilometers of pipes have been laid on the seabed for the project in line with the permits granted by Germany, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Currently there are more than 1,000 people working on some 20 vessels for the project.Pioneering Spirit installing pipeline

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Offshore Pipeline Market to Grow 6.5%

forecast period.The region is expected to have around 12,500 km of offshore pipelines addition in the upcoming years.The region is expected to increase its 70% demand in the next 15 years.Moreover, the region has offshore pipeline addition for around 12,500km during the forecast period.Countries such as Russia, Georgia, and Ukarine are likely to drive the growth of the offshore pipeline market during the forecast period.The major players in the global offshore pipeline market, are Saipem (Italy), Subsea 7 (UK), McDermott (US), Sapura (Malaysia), Wood Group (UK), Technip (UK), Fugro (Netherlands), Atteris

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Schlumberger Sees International Growth in 2019

hydraulic fracturing businesses slid 25 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, prompting the company to idle some of its fleets late in the fourth quarter, the company said.Shares of Schlumberger rose 3 percent to $42.60 in trading before the opening bell.Kibsgaard said supply cuts by OPEC and Russia could lead to a gradual recovery in oil prices in 2019.Schlumberger reported fourth-quarter net income of $538 million, or 39 cents per share, compared with a loss of $2.26 billion, or $1.63 per share, a year earlier.Excluding one-time items, the company earned 36 cents per share, in line with analysts

Seagull fitted with KATFISH for remotely operated mine countermeasures and underwater surveillance
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Kraken Completes Sea Tests of KATFISH with Elbit Systems

overhead, then ascend until they’re within range to fire a torpedo. There are reports that China is working on an anti-aircraft mine that can detect a low-flying helicopter and launch a missile at it. Iran is reported to own over 6,000 naval mines, North Korea has 50,000, China 100,000 or so and Russia is estimated to own over 250,000.  There could be well over 500,000 naval mines in worldwide military inventories.For over a century, clearing mines has been a brutal, crude and close-up business. For over twenty years, leading navies have been increasingly investing in technologies to &ldquo

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Exploring Deep-seafloor Mineral Deposits

project forms part of the NOC’s ongoing research into seafloor resources and is a collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS), the Universities of Southampton, Cardiff and Leeds, Memorial University in Canada, as well as Oxford Museum, GEOMAR, Nautilus Minerals, VNIIOkeangeologia from Russia, and SMD Ltd

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Poland and Denmark to Build Baltic Gas Pipeline

Poland's gas grid operator Gaz-System and its Danish counterpart have given the final go-ahead to invest in building a gas pipeline linking Poland with Norway's deposits via the Baltic Sea and Denmark, Gaz-System said on Friday.The 900-kilometres (560-mile) pipeline, known as the Baltic Pipe, is a Polish project designed to reduce its reliance on Russian gas. The Baltic Pipe is expected to be ready in 2022 when Poland's long-term deal with Russia's Gazprom expires.(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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ROVOP Names Lamont Non-executive Director

key role in supporting the evolution of our market proposition and organisational development, as we deliver on our plans to create a leading provider of subsea ROV services to the global energy industry.”Lamont has lived and worked in many parts of the world including the U.K., Continental Europe, Russia, West Africa, Australia and the Far East. A dual Australian and British citizen, he holds a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia

Pipelay of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline has started in Finland (Photo: Allseas)

US warns sanctions still an option against Nord Stream 2

The United States could yet impose new sanctions to try to block construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea to the European Union, the U.S. ambassador to the EU said on Tuesday.Asked if Donald Trump could take further measures to thwart a project which the president has said would leave EU countries even more beholden to Moscow for their energy, Gordon Sondland said: "We have not deployed the full set of tools yet that could significantly undermine if not outright stop the project."Addressing an audience at the European Policy Centre think-tank in Brussels

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Voices: Professor Cui Weicheng

with Five-star hotels in beautiful ocean side locations to operate tourist submarines as a way of raising immediate capital. They will be operated and maintained by Rainbowfish employees.Rainbowfish has also embarked on design and construction of twin four-man 6km rated submersibles, similar to the Russian MIRs, for possible use in China’s mining claim in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) manganese nodule fields. Cui has allocated some of his attention to advising this experienced team as well.Supporting Cui’s imperatives, the Chinese government is building a dedicated pier and breakwater

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