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Shearwater Bags Shell Black Sea Seismic Gig

an area of approximately 600 square kilometers in the western Black Sea.The one-month project will commence in Q4 2019 and will be conducted by the Polar Empress.“We are very pleased to receive this award by Shell which will employ the Polar Empress in continuation of other successful work offshore Turkey this season” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.A week ago, Shearwater won the largest-ever 4D campaign in the Asia Pacific region by Woodside.Shearwater GeoServices has the world’s largest fleet of high-end seismic vessels and a portfolio of proprietary technologies

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Offshore Part of TurkStream Complete

The construction of the offshore part of the TurkStream pipeline that will pump Russian gas to Turkey had been completed, a senior official at Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Monday.Gazprom's Oleg Aksyutin made the announcement on television after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met in Istanbul to mark the completion of the offshore leg of the pipeline.(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Adrian Croft)

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Turkey to Produce First Marine Missiles

Turkey's Defense Industry Directorate (SSB) has signed a deal with missile manufacturer Roketsan for the mass production of the country's first marine missiles, the SSB said on Friday.In a statement, the SSB also said Turkish defense electronics company Aselsan would produce launch control systems and other equipment for the missiles, which will be called ATMACA.(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Daren Butler)

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Petrofac Secures Well Engineering Contracts

this arrangement, Petrofac will act as Well Operator for the Gannet E, Belinda and Evelyn licence areas in the Central North Sea.The company has also been awarded discreet Well Engineering scopes by two major International Oil Companies (IOCs) and three National Oil Companies (NOCs) for projects in Iraq, Turkey and New Zealand. These additional scopes reflect the continued global growth of Petrofac’s Well Engineering capabilities.  

Hydro Group Managing Director Doug Whyte Photo courtesy Rory Raitt, Hydro Group

Hydro Group Scoops Queen’s Award

, resulting in on-the-ground client support, which has driven a significant increase in overseas business. “This has allowed us to focus efforts on further international growth, and the past 24 months have seen Hydro Group successfully develop new strategic partnerships in Australia, Denmark, Turkey, Vietnam, China, the Philippines and Indonesia. “To receive recognition in the form of a Queen’s Award is a succinct illustration of the commitment the Hydro Group team has brought to the company’s international ambitions; we accept the honor with the utmost appreciation and

Graham Wilkie (Photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Inks Sales Deal with IMCA Electronics

firm IMCA Electronics.    Complementing Hydro Group’s cable and connection solutions, IMCA offers a range of subsystems and components for highly demanding technical applications on land, sea and air.    Hydro Group said the partnership will aid its customer support in Turkey and help develop business opportunities within the region. Additionally, it will extend the services which IMCA currently offers to subsea high integrity systems developers within the high reliability and harsh environment component market.   Graham Wilkie, head of global development at Hydro

In Norway, the 5-7 well exploration campaign in the Barents Sea is at the core of the activity plan. (Photo Ole Jørgen Bratland) Statoil

Statoil to Enhance Exploration Drilling

exploration wells in 2017,” says Dodson. Elsewhere, partner operated wells are planned to be spudded in established basins like the US Gulf of Mexico and in in new frontier areas like Indonesia and Suriname. Statoil is also partnering in onshore exploration drilling planned in Russia and Turkey. “The 2017 exploration plans demonstrate our long term commitment to the NCS, while we continue to position the company for global opportunities. If everything goes to plan, we will this year have exploration drilling activity  in 11 countries on five continents,” says Dodson.  

Gazprom: Work on Underwater Section of Turkstream to Begin in H2 2017

on natural gas deliveries via the Black Sea to Greece, and from Greece to Italy. Gazprom, along with DEPA and Edison, will decide in December on the routes and delivery points into Europe, Miller said. "In December...we will make a decision how we will work. It's about gas supplies via Turkey towards the Turkish-Greek border and construction of new pipelines on EU territory toward the South of Italy". Gazprom had for years pushed its South Stream gas link project, to allow it to ship gas direct to southern Europe while circumventing Ukraine. But it had to scrap the South Stream

The 6th Global Environment Facility (GEF)-United Nations Development Program (UNDP)-IMO GloBallast R&D Forum and Exhibition on Ballast Water Management met under the banner “Ballast Water Management Convention Photo IMO

Development on BWM highlights - IMO's R&D Forum

private sector representatives shared this proactive approach. The Forum also saw presentations from class societies (including the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), ABS, DNV-GL, KR and IR-Class). The views of three of the GloBallast Lead Partnering and Pilot countries (Turkey, Chile, Brazil) were presented in a special policy session, giving the Forum a truly global vision of the status of implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention by all the main stakeholders in this field. Discussions on risk assessment for exemptions and ship targeting for port State

Calypso (Photo: The Cousteau Society)

Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso Shipped for Renovation

Jacques Cousteau’s ship Calypso, star of the “Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau”, was loaded on March 14 in Concarneau, France for shipment to Turkey, where the legendary oceanographic vessel will undergo renovations.   From 1951, Calypso sailed the world undertaking scientific explorations until January 8, 1996, when she was involved in a mooring accident and sank. Now raised and once renovated, the Calypso will remain at the service of science and education, as Jacques Cousteau wished.   In order for the latest round of renovations to be performed, a team of specialist

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