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“We are moving autonomous technologies into vehicles that have always been "remotely operated" or even manned to realize more efficiency and capability.  We are really blurring the lines between "ROV" and "AUV" and minimizing the technical difference between manned and unmanned. ”
Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc."

Subsea: The Future of Unmanned Vehicles

dream and the market is buying, but, the old model of technology adoption where we just buy a new sensor and strap it on to an existing system is not going to work,” Kinnaman said. “To realize this potential and fulfill what the market is expecting requires the industry to figure out technology solutions for making these systems truly efficient and effective in the hands of the operator.  Full integration and task efficiency is the only real path forward for these systems. We have to address how to deliver a system that does what the operator intends it to do, easily.”AUVs&ldquo

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CGG and TGS Partner for Greater Castberg Survey

;Greater Castberg will expand the great TGS data coverage in the Barents Sea, said Kristian Johansen, CEO, “TGS. The survey sits in the right place of the Barents Sea, and production licenses will start producing from this area in 2022.”Johansen added, “The area calls for high-technology solutions, and a tailor-made solution for this area is created in close collaboration with the clients and within the JV.”The survey will be acquired and processed with the latest developments of CGG’s TopSeis acquisition and imaging technology.“Our unique TopSeis solution combines

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i-Tech Services Expands in Houston

turnkey solution that protects the integrity and optimizes the performance of subsea infrastructure throughout the life of a field.“To position ourselves for the future and help manage the increasing demand for our services, we have invested in growing the team and the development of new technology solutions to ensure we remain the go-to provider for all our clients’ life of field challenges.&rdquo

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MacArtney Delivers TRIAXUS ROTV to China

;.The need for continually evolving marine observation technology is one that is becoming increasingly more important as research organisations consider the wider climatic and ecological issues faced by our modern world. As we achieve this milestone, MacArtney plan to continue providing innovative technology solutions to support our ocean science customers

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Subsea’s Future is Blowin’ in the Wind

throughout the life of the equipment.David-Lee Jones, Ørsted’s senior technical project lead, said that when conducting wind turbine inspections it is often challenging to collect consistent image quality across the largest offshore turbines. That’s where robotics and software technology solutions provider SkySpecs comes into play.SkySpecs cofounder and chief technology officer Tom Brady said information gathered through his company’s automated drone inspection service helps owners to form their predictive maintenance strategies with “a mountain of blade data” and

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5 Minutes with Mike Read, President, Teledyne Marine

of their current application. With technologies broken into five core segments; Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic and Vehicles, our Teledyne Marine sales staff is now able to address not only brand level solution, but turn-key systems and capabilities by leveraging our full range of technology solutions. Our engineering teams are able to leverage expertise across common technologies through our technology based global centers of excellence. With more than 1,600 employees focused on a single Teledyne Marine, we provide a unique customer-market focused mentality to technology development and

Seabed Geosolutions Wins GoM Extensions

seabed. These data are used for detailed reservoir characterization, monitoring of the impact of production and detection of potential geohazards. With its global footprint, Seabed Geosolutions is one of the largest seabed geophysical data acquisition service providers with the broadest range of technology solutions for projects in water depths up to 3,000 meters

The Saab Seaeye Cougar XT is the only system with the power to operate the SubC anode replacement tool, and also operate in strong shallow water currents. (Image courtesy of SubC Partner)

Cougar ROV Helps Cut Costs of Anode Repairs

system capable of handling anodes weighing up to 40 kg and in lengths up to 1,100 mm – and can be adapted for any size of anode.“It not only saves diving operations and increases personnel safety significantly, but a Cougar electric system substitutes very expensive alternative technology solutions based on hydraulics,” Brix concluded

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US Announces $18.5 Mln for Offshore Wind Research

Authority (NYSERDA) to administer an $18.5 million cooperative innovation hub that will bring together industry, academia, government and other stakeholders to advance offshore wind plant technologies, develop innovative methods for wind resource and site characterization, and develop advanced technology solutions for installation, operation, maintenance and supply chain.The overall goal of the consortium created by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the U.S.“There is enormous potential for offshore wind in the

Phase 2 will add a fifth platform to the ‘The North Sea Giant’, Johan Sverdrup. Credit: Equinor

Kongsberg Wins Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Contract

2 agreement includes delivery of SAS and digital technology for a new processing platform, which is due to start production in 2022. Kongsberg Maritime will also extend and modify already delivered systems for the field center, in addition to providing three Subsea Production System tie-backs and technology solutions for shore power at Haugsneset, near Haugesund.The core scope of supply for Johan Sverdrup phase 2 features SAS technology including Process Control, Subsea Control Unit, Power Distribution Control, Process Shutdown, Emergency Shutdown, Fire & Gas systems, Life Cycle Simulator, Information

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MacArtney Underwater Technology Turns 40

and development of own products. Today, the MacArtney Group is accessible around the world and around the clock with 20 Group operations supplemented by a distributor network of 25 companies spread across the globe.Since its foundation in 1978, the MacArtney Group has been supplying underwater technology solutions to operators and developers within several industries. The cornerstones of the MacArtney fields of operation are oil and gas, ocean science, defence, marine renewable energy, civil engineering and fishery. Possessing vast engineering competences, the company manufactures high-quality products

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Proserv Secures $5.5 Mln Repsol Contract

capacity for future field expansion or increased data capture. Henrik Johnson, region president for Scandinavia at Proserv, said: “This is a significant award win for the team that clearly demonstrates the strength of our relationship with Repsol and our ability to deliver robust technology solutions and services on time and to the very highest standards. “We are starting to see strong uptake for our Augmented Control Technologies (ACT) approach which helps clients optimize their subsea production in a more cost-effective way. Working in close cooperation with our clients enables

Erie Hack was a $100,000 innovation challenge that activated more than 200 techies, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and environmentalists from six cities around in the U.S. and Canada to tackle Lake Erie’s key challenges with creative tech solutions. (© Gerald Bernard / Adobe Stock)

Erie Hack: The Start to the Smart Lake

help CWA accelerate the growth of a regional sector of data-driven solutions with the potential to ignite creativity and innovation across the nation.   It was this shared vision for community, economic and ecological development through the cultivation of an ecosystem of innovative water technology solutions that created the Erie Hack in early 2017.    Erie Hack was a $100,000 innovation challenge that activated more than 200 techies, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and environmentalists from six cities around in the U.S. and Canada to tackle Lake Erie’s key challenges with

Aquabotix updated dealer/distributor map (Photo: Aquabotix)

Aquabotix Adds Global Distributors

world and target new regions impacted by the growing underwater drone market.”   Aquabotix’s latest distributors include: SBS Teknikk AS, which will represent Aquabotix in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The Norwegian company specializes in connecting fish farms with smart technology solutions, providing farms with a live underwater view from multiple locations simultaneously.   ROMOR Atlantic Ltd., which will represent Aquabotix in Canada. ROMOR distributes oceanographic, offshore oil and gas, geophysical and defense instrumentation from manufacturers around the

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US Invests $18.5 Mln in Offshore Wind Research

these challenges and more, the new offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium will be a cooperative private-public innovation hub addressing wind plant technology advancement, resource and physical site characterization, installation, operations and maintenance and supply chain technology solutions. “As the former Governor of one of the largest wind producing states, I know the value of wind power in our energy portfolio,” Secretary Perry said. “This work will further DOE’s goal to accelerate the development of offshore wind technologies by supporting fundamental

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

to founding DRIVE Solutions, Dr. Rogers was the president of QinetiQ North America. During his 19 years at QinetiQ (or with companies acquired by QinetiQ), he held a variety of corporate positions including executive vice president and general manager; senior vice president and group director, technology solutions; vice president and group director, survivability; and director, integrated defense solutions.   Dr. Rogers holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in applied marine physics from the University of Miami and a B.S. in physics from Siena College. He received an executive education from the Advanced

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MAN’s Subsea Compressors Reach Field Proven Status

(TRL) 7 with both trains surpassing 10,000 operating hours. The subsea facility demonstrated an availability close to 100 percent - the very few interruptions were caused by failure of the power supply from the vessel.    “MAN Diesel & Turbo’s persistence in driving technology solutions forward leads to this ground-breaking success for the entire oil and gas industry – the world’s first subsea compression system is now field-proven technology”, explains Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE. “This important achievement proves that MAN&rsquo

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