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July: Earth's Hottest Month Ever Recorded

global temperatures.According to NOAA, the period from January through July produced a global temperature that was 1.71 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 56.9 degrees, tying with 2017 as the second-hottest year to date on record.It was the hottest year to date for parts of North and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand,  the southern half of Africa, portions of the western Pacific Ocean, western Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.Also, according to NOAA:-- Record-low sea ice: Average Arctic sea ice set a record low for July, 19.8% below average – surpassing the previous

Jussi Åkerberg, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of AW-Energy Oy (Photo: AW-Energy Oy)

US Patent Approval for Wave Energy

comes at a time when national power grids are being stress-tested and impacted by outages, the most recent experienced in the UK causing chaos and disruption across England and Wales.  Other recent power cuts have severely impacted the US in areas such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Texas as well as South America, India and in Australia.The USTPO Patent Approval for WaveRoller provides further reassurance of AW-Energy’s approach on protecting the commercial opportunities for its technology and offshore energy expertise

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New Harbor in the Island of São Miguel (Azores)

with service pedestals that provide water and electricity as well as emergency equipment ensuring the comfort and safety of those using the facility. Lindley is a Portuguese company specialized in floating solutions that has carried out several projects of marinas and leisure harbors in Europe, South America and Africa

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Environmental Studies Wrap Up for Exxon Off Guyana

International said on Tuesday it has completed two Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS) for ExxonMobil offshore Guyana.The US supermajor is operator of several blocks offshore Guyana, including Canje, Kaieteur and Stabroek, which is classified as one of the most prolific offshore oil potentials in South America and is still growing in reservesIn April ExxonMobil announced its 13th discovery in the Stabroek block called the Yellowtail-1 well. The 26,800-square-kilometer field is estimated to hold more than 5.5 billion Boep/d, and is located about 120 miles offshore Georgetown, Guyana.TDI-Brooks said

Pharos Offshore’s latest addition to its rental fleet, the Q1000 high-powered jet-trenching ROV (Photo: Pharos Offshore)

Pharos Adds Jet-Trenching ROV

, the company said.It fills a market gap for a mobile, reliable and high-powered jet trenching ROV and has been highly effective on a range of burial projects in recent years.So far this year, the company has reported work scopes for trenching and excavation campaigns in Europe, North America and South America. The company noted that tendering activity is picking up in other global regions too, as the Pharos Offshore Business Development teams make their way through to customers, globally.In addition, Pharos Offshore commented that with the large collation of orders the company has confirmed in recent

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

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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

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