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Subsea 7 Scores Contract Off Saudi Arabia

Offshore engineering and services company Subsea 7 revealed it has been awarded two contracts from Saudi Aramco for conventional projects in shallow water offshore Saudi Arabia.The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts are awarded in consortium with L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, under a long-term agreement (LTA) with Saudi Aramco, Subsea 7 said in a press release on Monday.The two workscopes, which will be executed together, consist of EPCI of three oil production deck manifolds and subsea pipelines in the Zuluf field as well

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

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

, said, recalls Versha Carter, who worked on Oceanology from 1996 to 2002, as project manager and then project director.THE PIONEERSSide scan sonar inventor Marty Klein (right) is an industry icon, involved in the industry events then and now. Pictured here Klein speaks to the all-female ROV team from Saudi Arabia during the 2017 MATE international event. Photo: MATE II“It was a fabulous time and it was very exciting,” says Stott, who retired in 1999, but is still a member of the SUT. “Many people came back year after year to Brighton, each year with new and exciting technology. Improvements

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DOF Bags Multiple Offshore Vessel Deals

Norwegian offshore vessel provider DOF has won several contracts from undisclosed clients for work in Guyana, Saudi Arabia, and the Mediterranean.The Skandi Neptune has already commenced operation in Guyana for survey work and planning a second campaign within 2019 for Field Development Construction Support activities.In addition, the DOF group is secured award for two PSVs, the Skandi Foula and Skandi Buchan, and both vessels will join the Skandi Neptune in the second quarter of 2019 carrying pipe and subsea hardware to the main installation vessels. The forecast assets utilization is estimated close

(L–R) Alan MacDonald, Sonardyne, and Colin Erskine, Unique, on Sonardyne’s Stand 123 at Subsea Expo 2019 in Aberdeen (Photo: Sonardyne)

Unique invests in Sonardyne Tech

On the opening of Subsea Expo, in Aberdeen Unique Group’s announced orders for multiple copies of Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 Long BaseLine (LBL) and INS operating platform and a large number of the latest Compatt 6+ seabed transponders and ROVNav 6+ vehicle-Unique Group, which is headquartered in the UAE and has offices in Aberdeen, Rotterdam, Saudi Arabia, Houston, Mumbai, Cape Town and Singapore, has also ordered Sonardyne’s GyroCompatt 6 positioning transponders, which offer operators real-time positioning and motion data from one small, versatile and robust instrument.

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Seacor Marine Acquires Three Cosco PSVs

.John Gellert, Seacor  Marine’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are honored to build upon our relationship with the Cosco Shipping Group, which began last year with our SEACosco joint venture. That initiative’s first two vessels are already operational in the North Sea and in Saudi Arabia. Those vessels have performed well since delivery in early 2018, and we look forward to welcoming these newly acquired vessels into our fleet over the next year."This is truly an exciting time for Seacor Marine and its stakeholders as we continue to modernize our fleet through prudently structured

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TechnipFMC to Expands in Saudi Arabia

UK-based energy industry company in TechnipFMC has broken ground on its new state-of-the-art manufacturing, aftermarket and training facility in Dhahran in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.The 52,500-square-meter facility greatly expands TechnipFMC’s footprint in Saudi Arabia with a major investment and 140 new jobs focusing on Saudi talents.The new facility will offer a broad range of manufacturing, aftermarket and training capabilities in-country, supporting the full TechnipFMC portfolio with its advanced technology and integrated systems in the drilling, completion, production, measurement

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ROVOP Opens Middle East Hub

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 is ready to fulfill our customers needs immediately in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar,” he added.The company is currently expanding, having added 19 ROVS to its fleet last month, bringing ROVOP’s total operational fleet to 51

UTEC Secures Floatover Project in the Middle East

UTEC, a surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, said it has, in partnership with offshore services provider Zamil Offshore, secured a contract in Saudi Arabia for the floatover, from Oman to Saudi Arabia, and installation of multiple platform topsides.UTEC said its scope includes topside dimensional control, positioning and motion monitoring during topside transportation and installation, and metocean and weather prediction services.“2018 has been a great year for UTEC in the Middle East and we have seen a sharp increase in demand for our services,” said Bill Hickie, UTEC Middle

McDermott Closing CB&I Deal

onshore and offshore services group that will expand its presence in the Middle East.McDermott's offshore engineering and construction work will combine with CB&I's onshore skills including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power plants. McDermott will bolster its service offerings in Saudi Arabia, where it is already adding facilities and has contracts with national oil company Saudi Aramco.David Dickson, McDermott's chief executive officer who this week met with Saudi Aramco executives in Houston, said on Tuesday the kingdom "is going to be a big part of our future. It always

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Fugro to Train Saudi Students in Marine Technology

, enabling access to the extreme environments of the Red Sea and advancing the development of subsea research technologies,” explained Jean M.J. Fréchet, KAUST’s senior vice president for Research, Innovation and Economic Development. “The Red Sea is of great importance to Saudi Arabia's economy, and we need to further our understanding of its resource-rich environment for the benefit of the Kingdom.”Extreme environments demand cutting-edge technology and trained professionals, and Fugro will provide these, together with access to its most advanced technologies, enabling

Signing - left: Mike Read, President, Teledyne Marine; right: Abdulmohsen Almajnouni, CEO, RPD Innovations (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Teledyne: Custom ROV for Saudi Aramco

Teledyne Marine and Research Products Development Company (RPDC) have agreed to collaborate on global commercialization of new technologies developed within Saudi Arabia.“We are pleased to have entered into this cooperation agreement with RPDC,” said Mike Read, President of Teledyne Marine. “It formalizes our support of new technology and collaboration in the offshore oil industry with the belief that it will facilitate new and innovative solutions.”A first success under this agreement is the award of a development contract, which will integrate a unique sensor design developed

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