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Shearwater Kicks Off Survey for KrisEnergy

over a large prospective area in the southwest portion of the concession area, which has been sparsely explored by old 2D seismic lines, to improve data quality over the prospective trend in the western section of Cambodia Block A.Cambodia Block A covers an area of 3,083 square kilometers in the Gulf of Thailand over the Khmer Basin, approximately 150 kilometers offshore Cambodia where water depths range between 50 and 80 metres.KrisEnergy and the Cambodian government signed a petroleum agreement for Block a on in August 2017. KrisEnergy holds 95% working interest in Cambodia Block A with 5% held by the

Thailand Raises Shipwreck That Killed 47 Tourists

Thailand on Saturday raised the shipwreck that killed 47 Chinese tourists in July, part of an ongoing investigation into the cause of the boat capsizing, officials said."The Phoenix is an important piece of evidence to determine the cause of the accident," Tourist Police Bureau Deputy Chief, Major General Surachate Hakparn, told reporters."When the case is final, it will be able to restore Chinese tourist confidence," he said separately in a statement.The Phoenix went down in high seas in July off Thailand's west-coast island of Phuket with 101 people on board, made up of 12

Harbin Engineering University from China takes first place in the 2018 International RoboSub Competition. RoboSub is a robotics program where students design and build autonomous underwater vehicles to compete in a series of visual-and acoustic-based tasks. (Photo by Julianna Smith, RoboNation)

Students Face Off in Underwater Competition

;s Northwestern Polytechnical University; India’s Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology; Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University/Institute for Marine Technology Problems and Maritime State University/Centre for Robotics Development; and Thailand’s Kasetsart University.The AuthorSierra Jones is a contractor for ONR Corporate Strategic Communications

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STATS Group Earns the Subsea Pipeline Projects Award

equipment suitable for the subsea hot tapping and isolation market, recognizing the potential and scale of this market.   “During this time STATS has completed four international subsea pipeline repair projects in a range of pipeline sizes, in the South China Sea, East China Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Gulf of Mexico.   “We are delighted to be recognized by the Pipeline Industries Guild for our achievements in this field and the award is recognition to the commitment of the STATS team in introducing the BISEP to the subsea pipeline market.   STATS Group sales director Ron

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Vietnam Beach Awash with Tide of Blue Waste

plastic pollution globally, a 2015 study by the University of Georgia showed.Globally, eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year, killing marine life and entering the human food chain, according to the U.N. Environment Programme.The latest example was a pilot whale that died in Thailand with some 80 pieces of plastic rubbish found in its stomach.The theme of World Environment Day on Tuesday is beating plastic pollution, with a call for citizens, companies and civil society groups to organise the "biggest-ever worldwide cleanup".On Monday, 41 embassies and international

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Oil Plus bags $1.5 mi Middle East Deals

company, which employs in excess of 30 people, plans to recruit another eight over the next 12 months.   The contracts will see Oil Plus deliver reservoir souring modelling, production chemistry and iron sulfide studies for several international oil companies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Brazil, Thailand and Europe.   Oil Plus has gone from strength to strength under its new ownership and management team having achieved significant growth since it was acquired by Mark Cavanagh last year.   Since 1978, Oil Plus has worked with more than 250 upstream oil and gas companies in key disciplines

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New Offshore Decommissioning Barge

aim was to develop a viable and cost-effective alternative to conventional ‘reverse installation’ through the use of heavy lift crane barges for the removal of the topsides and jackets. The focus being the removal of 90-100 of PTTEP’s minimum facilities platform assets in the Gulf of Thailand, which have topside weights up to 800 tonnes and jacket dry weight up to 1000 tonnes.  “By developing this time and cost-saving solution, we hope to create a wider awareness among contractors within the region in order that they may adopt similar methods in the removal of multi -platform

Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Andy Gardner, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, treads water during a pier assessment with Republic of Korea and Royal Thai Navy UCT at the Thung Prong Pier in Sattahip, Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Alfred A. Coffield)

US, Thai, Korean Navies Working Together Underwater

Underwater construction teams (UCT) from the U.S. Navy, Royal Thai Navy and Republic of Korea Navy are training and operating together on the Thung Prong Bay Sattahip Navy Base in Thailand throughout the 37th annual Exercise Cobra Gold, which ends February 23.   "We are here to perform underwater inspection techniques and also to talk about maintenance plans," explained U.S. Navy Construction Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Ramirez.   The main operation of the day for the UCTs was the inspection for the deterioration of Thrung Prong Pier, which was originally built in the 1970s and

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Coral Reefs Get Sick from Plastic Waste -Study

Billions of bits of plastic waste are entangled in corals and sickening reefs from Thailand to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists said on Thursday.   The trash is another pressure on corals, already suffering from over-fishing, rising temperatures caused by climate change and other pollution.   In the Asia-Pacific region a total of 11.1 billion plastic items - including shopping bags, fishing nets, even diapers and tea-bags - are ensnared on reefs, the scientists wrote in the journal Science.   They projected the numbers would rise by 40 percent by 2025 as marine pollution

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New Offshore Oil Investments Needed to Avoid Shortages -Hess

demand should help prices rebound, Hess Chief Operating Officer Greg Hill said at an energy conference at Rice University's Baker Institute.   "The world is going to have to invest in more than shale," said Hill, whose company has projects in offshore Guyana, Gulf of Mexico, and Gulf of Thailand. Expanded offshore production "will play a critical role in avoiding another supply shock."   U.S. shale production, which is up 29 percent so far this year benefiting from greater efficiencies and lower service costs, has largely frustrated efforts by the Organization of the Petroleum

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