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McDermott President and CEO David Dickson speaks on the impact the Bedfont Lakes relocation will have for company and its clients. (Photo: McDermott)

McDermott Opens Subsea Center in London

McDermott International said it has relocated its Subsea Center of Excellence from Epsom in Surrey to Bedfont Lakes office park near Feltham in London, to strengthen its subsea offering there following BP’s award of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas roject.McDermott and BHGE were awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts by BP for the project located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. The subsea engineering team as well as other support office areas from McDermott will be located in the new office.“The relocation of our

(Photo: Wild Well Control)

Wild Well Upgrades Capping Stack Kit

Well control and engineering services fir Wild Well Control announced a new contract with Fugro for the provision of blowout preventer (BOP) intervention skids and test units for inclusion in its Subsea Response Kit. As part of the WellCONTAINED subsea capping stack program, the new 450/150 Mark 3 BOP intervention skids from Fugro are an advancement in both pumping capability and water depth rating and will replace the existing equipment in inventory.Doug Graham, Fugro’s remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services and tooling global director, said this latest technology offers multiple

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MDL Builds HLS for Double North Sea Scope

Maritime Developments (MDL) said it has added a horizontal lay system (HLS) to its rental fleet following a double project award from a new client in the North SeaThe HLS is designed to work in conjunction with the complete range of MDL 2-track or 4-track tensioners for installation or retrieval of subsea umbilical, risers and flowlines (SURF) products.In its current configuration, the system features a 3-meter entry chute, a 4.5-meter overboarding chute and can handle pipe diameters of up to 600 millimeters.The modular structure is road-transportable and has been designed in accordance with DNV standards

Image courtesy of the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program

#Oi2020 History: ROV D2

Originally created for industrial use--such as internal and external underwater pipeline inspections--ROVs have become a mainstay within underwater exploration, as well as many other scientific applications. To continue the research and technology within this area of subsea development, NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) in 2013 introduced a new ROV, the Deep Discoverer, or “D2.” The ROV, (also known as D2) which operates from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, is unique in that it is one of the few ROVs capable of diving to 3.7 miles (6,000 meters). Measuring 10 x 6.

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Expro to Supply IRS Offshore Mauritania

million, will see Expro provide its IRS system with associated surface support equipment, to be deployed from Pacific Drilling’s drillship, Pacific Santa Ana. The contracted work will take place for an estimated 360 days.Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM) will support Expro with the provision of the subsea well access system and technical support team.The IRS safely establishes and maintains well access throughout riser to surface operations, replicating the functionality of the blow-out preventer and providing a safe and reliable means of well control, connected directly to the production tree. With

Photo: Teledyne

Teledyne Marine Photo Competition Launches

cast their vote(s) for their favorite images along with a description before September 8, 2019 deadline and the winners will be announced thereafter. The photo competition has eight categories open for photographic submission: Grand Prize, Voters Choice Award, Staff Favorite Award, Best Data Award, Subsea Image Award, Creativity Award, Adversity Award and Thank You AwardWinning images will be recognized with the chance to win the Grand Prize, a choice of either a Bose QuietControl 3D Wireless Headphones or Speaker whilst all other categories will receive a Teledyne Marine Eco Swag Bag which includes

C-Kore in action during fault finding in Australian waters (Photo: C-Kore Systems)

C-Kore Completes IRM Campaign

C-Kore Systems has completed another offshore campaign off the West Australian North West Shelf. C-Kore’s subsea testing tools quickly located the faulty subsea equipment allowing it to be replaced to make the field operational again.C-Kore’s subsea testing tools are used on fault-finding operations to quickly evaluate the health of the subsea equipment. The company’s Cable Monitor tool measures the insulation resistance and continuity of electrical lines. When used in conjunction with the Subsea TDR tool, faults can be localized with a precision of 10 centimeters, the manufacturer

Hydrone-R (Image: Saipem)

Saipem Testing Hydrone-R Resident Vehicle

firm Saipem said it has started functional testing on its Hydrone-R underwater resident vehicle at Sonsub facilities in Venice.The advanced underwater intervention drone is being launched in water for a comprehensive qualification campaign that aims to test all components and subsystems, including the subsea docking base in a real subsea scenario, Saipem said.It was announced that endurance and qualification tests will be carried over several months in open sea, offshore Trieste in a "playground" that has been set up to serve the entire Hydrone Program.Hydrone-R, which can operate as a ROV

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JDR Cables Inks MOU with Taya Group

. The companies intend to discuss areas where localization can take place and where they can best support each other.Gary Howland, Sales Manager at JDR, called Taiwan "one of the most exciting and ambitious emerging markets for renewable energy", and  noted that JDR is currently the leading subsea cable supplier in the country

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Subsea 7 Scores North Sea Contract

Offshore services firm Subsea 7 announced it has won a contract from Equinor for installation and diving operations on the Europipe II, Heimdal and Statfjord (EHS) fields, located in the Danish and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea.The deal is worth between $50 million and $150 million, Subsea 7 said.The contract comprises engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of pipeline end manifolds (PLEM), bypass and tie-in spools for the Europipe II gas pipeline, Oseberg Gas Transport and Statpipe pipelines, operated by Gassco AS.Project management and engineering, including front end

(U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams)

#OI2020: FLIP(ped)

In celebration of 50 years of innovation in the subsea space, today MTR presents one of the industry's more indelible images, the 55 feet that remain visible after the crew of the Floating Instrument Platform, or FLIP, partially flood the ballast tanks causing the vessel to turn stern first into the ocean. The 355-foot research vessel, owned by the Office of Naval Research and operated by the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, conducts investigations in a number of fields, including acoustics, oceanography, meteorology and marine mammal

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