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MDL Wins Follow-up Work in West Africa

Maritime Developments (MDL) said it has been awarded a follow-up flexible and umbilical installation job offshore West Africa.The work scope is a continuation of the EN-09 project, concluded in April 2019. The project is run by DeepOcean Ghana and the offshore execution will be performed using the VLS on vessel Polar Onyx mobilized with the MDL Third-generation Reel Drive System.The campaign aims to develop the West African discovery to deliver about 300 million barrels over a 20-year period, with 80% of the production consisting of oil.Dave Gardiner, MDL BD & Commercial Manager, said, “This

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EMGS Wins BP Survey Off Senegal

;EMGS is delighted to return to Africa and for the opportunity to work for BP and partners on their high-profile acreage in Mauritania and Senegal.""This contract extends our already healthy backlog and puts us in a good position to secure additional work in the prolific MSGBC Basin and in West Africa,” Lindhom added.EMGS uses its proprietary electromagnetic (EM) technology to support oil and gas companies in their search for offshore hydrocarbons. The company supports each stage in the work-flow, from survey design and data acquisition to processing and interpretation

Eric Legendre (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Names Legendre VP

;Eric is tasked with increasing our top line growth by leveraging our existing relationships with top tier EPCI Contractors and our existing 'blue chip' customer base in the Gulf of Mexico as well as expanding our international footprint to select regions including Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago and West Africa."Aqueos Corporation, with offices in Texas, Louisiana and California, provides marine construction and specialty subsea services including a complete range of commercial diving, remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) and vessel-related services primarily to the offshore oil and gas markets

DSV Kelly Ann Candies (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Charters Otto Candies DSV

rescue facility (HRF) and a life support package (LSP) to accommodate the SPHL in case of an emergency vessel evacuation. The vessel is Jones Act complaint, fuel efficient and is well suited to support clients in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago, Mexico and the surrounding regions including West Africa, Aqueos  said.Aqueos Corporation has incorporated a “One Team Approach” between vessel and dive crew and has also added valued business partners, Canyon Offshore for ROV services, T. Baker Smith for the provision of survey and vessel positioning and Unique Hydra for the provision

Barry MacLeod has been named CEO of the newly rebranded Rever Offshore (Photo: Rever Offshore)

Rever Offshore Names MacLeod CEO

director, asset management director and – latterly – managing director; a post he has held for the past five years.MacLeod has extensive engineering and project management experience within the wider oil and gas industry, having delivered projects across the North Sea, Canada and West Africa with subsea contractors and consultancies.Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, completed a full rebrand in January of this year following the transition to new ownership

Iain Smith, Proserv’s president, Subsea Controls (Photo: Proserv)

Subsea Supply Chain Tightening -Proserv

outlined that more final investment decisions (FIDs) are now being made in the upstream industry. Rystad Energy presently predicts almost $30 billion of extra capital expenditure in the E&P subsea segment across the next six years, as areas such as South America, Europe, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa experience increased spending.Notably, Rystad also expects several regions, including South America and Europe, to see the majority of expenditure directed to brownfield sites. Iain Smith, Proserv’s president, Subsea Controls, concurs: “FIDs are definitely now on an uptick but

Scottish Government minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse MSP with Ian Donald, Enpro Subsea managing director (Photo: Enpro Subsea)

Enpro Testing New FIS Technology

version of their tool and this investment has allowed them to develop the higher rated (15kpsi) version, extending its operating capabilities to support high pressure wells, common in Gulf of Mexico.To date their 10k pressure version of FIS has provided well stimulation for multiple campaigns in West Africa. The system has been proven to improve production, by stimulating the reservoir and increasing the ultimate recovery from existing subsea wells.Scottish Government minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse MSP and David Rennie Scottish Enterprise’s head of Energy

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Polarcus Awarded 3D project in West Africa

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus said it has been awarded a contract for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2019 with an approximate duration of six weeks.

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Polarcus Awarded Work in West Africa

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus Limited announced Monday that it has received a contract award for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The project will commence in Q1 2019 with an approximate duration of two months.Polarcus said that with the award its fleet is 90 percent booked for Q1 2019.

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ROVOP Names Lamont Non-executive Director

supporting the evolution of our market proposition and organisational development, as we deliver on our plans to create a leading provider of subsea ROV services to the global energy industry.”Lamont has lived and worked in many parts of the world including the U.K., Continental Europe, Russia, West Africa, Australia and the Far East. A dual Australian and British citizen, he holds a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia

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Polarcus Wins 3D Project in West Africa

Offshore geophysical firm Polarcus Limited said Thursday it has received an award for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The award comprises two surveys of approximately three months each, with the first survey expected to commence Q2 2019 and the second survey Q4 2019.

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