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Oceaneering's ROS Wraps Remote Work Campaign on Offshore Rig

(ADCP) for a potential three-well campaign.The ROS and ADCP systems were mobilized and commissioned on the drillship Noble Sam Croft during the summer of 2019. The drillship then transited to Suriname where it began operations in the early fall."The ROS system eliminates the need to remobilize survey equipment and personnel for subsequent moves. Oceaneering surveyors in our Remote Control Monitoring Stations (RCMS) communicate and coordinate with the rig personnel and company representative during rig move activities,” said Chris Echols, Global Business Development Manager, Survey Services. 

Oi London 2020 will be a meeting point for over 500 exhibitors. Photo from Oi London 2018
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Oi London 2020 Marks 50th Anniversary

Science and Marine Renewables sectors.The show will also provide an ideal showcase for companies looking to stage product launches and/or reveal their latest updates. Attendees can expect to encounter inspiring new developments in specialisms including ROVs, AUVs, robotics, satcoms, imaging and survey equipment.The Oi London 2020 conference schedule, meanwhile, will as always augment the exhibition by presenting delegates with a similarly comprehensive abundance of future-focused content. With highly knowledgeable speakers drawn from a nexus of thought leaders and industry professionals, the free-to-attend

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Polarcus Seismic Vessel Refit Completed

of other specialist maritime firms, delivering a variety of mechanical, hydraulic, piping, steel work, blasting and painting as well as oil, fuel and ballast tank cleaning, carpentry and welding.“Around 350 engineers were involved in the project which required careful management of high-value survey equipment. Four mobile cranes, three yards cranes and six forklift trucks were used to maneuver onboard infrastructure. Engineers repaired four winches, replaced a further two and installed two new winches to boost operations.“A new partnership with Cyprus-based Deme Marine also saw the delivery

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Seabed Leveling Completed at Newhaven

gravel over short distances. This work is essential to maintain level entrances and ensure that berths are kept at their chartered depths.Acamar, a new tug boat that arrived at the Port in September of last year, is fitted with a 7-metric-ton winch for plough-dredging. It is complete with onboard survey equipment to monitor the progress and survey the finished product if requested. Acamar’s sister tug, Adurni, is also fitted with these capabilities, providing excellent dredging services since the departure of the Port’s bucket dredger in the early 1990s.The plough has proven itself as an

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C-Enduro Delivered to Royal Navy

the Royal Navy. The C-Enduro will be used for military data gathering trials by the Mine countermeasures and Hydrographic Capability (MHC) program as the Navy seeks to exploit autonomous technology.The 4.8-meter autonomous vessel is equipped with 10 sensors combining scientific and hydrographic survey equipment. The vessel operates using L3 ASV’s proprietary control system, ASView, and is fitted with L3 ASV’s advanced autonomy package, ensuring situational awareness and smart path planning. ASView enables a range of autonomous control modes, including line following, station-keeping and

L – R Scott Johnstone (STR), Simon Goldsworthy (Sonardyne) and Jason French (STR) announce the investment at the OSEA 2018 exhibition  (Photo: Sonardyne)

STR Upgrades to Sonardyne's Fusion 2

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specializing in the design, production, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International Ltd.’s new Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA 2018 in Singapore.STR will upgrade its existing 6G hardware to Sonardyne’s new 6 ‘plus’ variants, which, combined with Fusion 2, will make marine survey and offshore construction

Echotrac E20 with laptop and transducer (Image: Teledyne Marine)

SES Orders Teledyne Odom Singlebeam Echosounders

Teledyne Marine said it has scored a significant order from Texas-based Survey Equipment Services (SES) for a number of its new singlebeam echosounders, the Teledyne Odom Hydrographic Echotrac E20.The Echotrac E20 is the next generation of Odom Hydrographic’s singlebeam echosounders, built on new sonar technology at the factory in Denmark, Teledyne Marine’s Sonar Technology Center of Excellence.Designed for ease of use and portability, the Echotrac E20 is a dual channel survey echosounder operating from 10 to 300 kHz operating frequency and from 0.2m to 6km depth range, delivering precise

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iSURVEY Completes Industry First Project for Norske Shell

place last month as part of the operator’s Scarabeo 8 drilling campaign, utilized iSURVEY’s survey support remotely from its Oslo headquarter. This marks the first time remote positioning has been applied for a regular DP drill rig move operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The survey equipment was initially mobilized on board, and then operated from the iSURVEY remote survey control room in Oslo. Surveyors could follow the operation onshore as required by the operator, and logging of final position was done successfully through the iCONTROL solution. A direct communication line between

Unique Group Enters into West Africa JV

and will further extend services into Sub-Saharan Africa.Although already active in the region for some time, the partnership creates a dedicated office for Unique Group in the region, bringing enhanced accessibility and reduced response time for customers. Unique Group’s divisions, namely, Survey Equipment, Diving & Life Support, Buoyancy & Ballast, On-Site Engineering and Specialized Boats will be active from the Port Harcourt office.The new operations will be managed by Mark Severn, who will head up Business Development. Mark brings 26 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry

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