South America News

Diego Baraldi is C-Kore's new South American sales manager (Photo: C-Kore Systems)

Baraldi Joins C-Kore Systems

C-Kore Systems announced it has hired Diego Baraldi to represent the subsea testing tools manufacturer as Sales Manager – South America.Baraldi has more than 15 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas sector, starting his career with Halliburton as Field Engineer and then working for Lupatech as Business Development Manager. For the past six years he has worked for Fugro in Brazil, starting as the Service Line Manager, before moving to Business Development Manager.“The principles of [C-Kore’s] cost-saving tools fit extremely well with the wishes of the South American market

Benthic’s PROD system working offshore (Photo: Benthic)

Acteon Acquires Benthic

plan to continue its existing program of capital expenditure to ensure it can service growing worldwide customer demand.”Benthic, which has undertaken comprehensive geotechnical site investigations and geophysical surveys in all the world’s deepwater basins, has recently executed work in South America in water depths exceeding 2,100 meters, and the latest equipment upgrades enable operations in depths up to 4,000 meters, and there are plans to expand services to include offshore wind and scientific research.“Our commitment to a continuous program of innovation stretches back 15 years

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

Subsea Supply Chain Tightening -Proserv

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 expects several regions, including South America and Europe, to see the majority of expenditure directed to brownfield sites. Iain Smith, Proserv’s president, Subsea Controls, concurs: &ldquo

Map: Rystad Energy

Exploration Comes-back with a Bang

to Rystad Energy.The energy research and business intelligence company said in a press release that improved market conditions and lower well costs have led E&P players to ramp up their 2019 exploration activities in all parts of the world, but driven in particular by rising investments in South America and Africa.“Renewed optimism in exploration activities is anticipated in 2019, with operators from various segments aiming for multiple high-impact campaigns – both onshore and offshore – in essentially all corners of the world,” said Rystad Energy senior analyst Rohit

The frame and instruments as they were when they washed up. Photo: NOC

Lost @ Sea: Missing Equipment Washes Up Five Years Later

;s National Oceanography Center (NOC) has just been found on a beach in Tasmania by a local resident after making a 14,000 km journey across the ocean.In 2011, this deep-ocean lander instrument was deployed by NOC scientists in the northern Drake Passage, which is a narrow section of the ocean between South America and Antarctica. Measuring ocean bottom pressure here helps provide information on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, which is the largest ocean current in the world. The instrument was due to spend two years collecting data at a depth of 1100 metres, before being recovered on Christmas Day in

McDermott Wins Subsea Work from Shell

targeted for completion in mid-2019."This award demonstrates McDermott's commitment to helping Shell safely and competitively deliver Great White – their next-generation deep-water energy project," said Richard Heo, McDermott's Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America. "McDermott's proven track record of project execution in the Gulf of Mexico with Shell, combined with our industry-leading subsea capabilities and integrated business model, will help drive efficiency while maintaining our uncompromising commitment to safety and quality."The Great

(Photo: PGS)

PGS Tallies South America Contract

Norwegian seismic firm PGS revealed it has entered into a contract for a 3D survey in South America.PGS did not reveal the name of the client, but said the contract value is estimated to be in excess of $75 million.The company plans to use two Ramform Titan-class vessels for an estimated total duration of approximately 13 vessel months. Acquisition is scheduled to start in the second half of November.

CSS Lightweight Pipeline Lifting and Handling Frames have been used for more than 1000 freespan correction operations, and folds into a 10' container for effective transportation and storage (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Partners with Connector Subsea Solutions

with Norway headquartered Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS).Established in the year 2000, Connector Subsea Solutions are a specialist provider of Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) solutions for subsea pipelines, risers and conductors. The company operates from four countries in Europe and South America.According to Unique Group, the newly entered collaboration will help bolster its lineup of rental subsea equipment and solutions, and further enhance and simplify its capabilities in the field of Subsea IMR. Unique Group will deliver complete lightweight and compact remote operated tools and

Photo: Chet Morrison Contractors

Morrison, iSIMS Introduce iJacket

and AUV accessible, which eliminates the need for divers to carry out inspections,” Detiveaux said.DNV GL has awarded iSIMS with an Approved in Principle (AiP) for the iJacket design method and Morrison is the exclusive fabricator for North America, Mexico, the Caribbean and the north coast of South America

Riser Image (Photo:Subsea 7)

Airborne, Subsea 7 Launch TCP Riser Program

Oilfield technology firm, Airborne Oil & Gas, has started a qualification of a TCP Riser for deepwater and dynamic applications for a major operator in South America in collaboration with Subsea 7, effective today, June 26, 2018.As a leader in the manufacturing of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP), Airborne Oil & Gas has developed The TCP Riser qualification program, aimed to provide a disruptive new riser pipe technology for operators with international deepwater applications.The TCP Riser design delivers the lowest cost solution for total installation in comparison to existing solutions

A Record-setting Journey to the Atacama Trench

swallows part of its crust due to the sinking of one tectonic plate under another, giving rise to island chains and mountainous areas such as the Andes. Ocean trenches can erupt unexpectedly in intense seismic activity, producing shattering tremors and destructive tsunamis.Along the west coast of South America lies the Peru-Chile (Atacama) Trench, the longest of the planet, with a maximum depth estimated by sound of 8,065 meters, making it the tenth deepest trench in the world.This past 25 January – 02 February 2018, on the Atacamex 2018 Expedition, Chilean investigators from the Instituto Milenio

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