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Schmidt Offers Online Educational Content for Students

science resources for parents and teachers.Schmidt Ocean Institute’s compilation of online educational videos and educational resources, drawn from the world’s leading universities and science organizations--like NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Western Australian Museum -- are designed to help students gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, the ocean, its role in the world, and the latest technology that is facilitating marine exploration.Resources include downloadable lesson plans, posters, videos and interactive exercises for K-12 students

Deep-Sea Coral Gardens, Graveyards Discovered Off Australia

Marine Park is already known as a biodiversity hotspot for marine species such as whales and dolphins, however, a recent expedition focused on the deep sea has now revealed rich and diverse ecosystems inhabiting the cold waters deep within the canyon. Led by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), these discoveries were only made possible by the philanthropic Schmidt Ocean Institute’s (SOI) deep-sea remotely operated vehicle, SuBastian, which is capable of sampling depths to 4,500 meters.The team strategically collected deep-sea corals, associated fauna, seawater, and geological

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JFD Submarine Rescue System Triumphs

JFD has set new global benchmarks for international submarine rescue following the successful completion of rigorous exercises off the coast of Western Australia.In a range of weather conditions, JFD’s fully-integrated submarine rescue system demonstrated its robustness and reliability in the triennial Pacific Reach, a multi-lateral series of exercises, hosted in 2019 by Australia with the participating nations of South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and the United States and many other observing countries from the Indo-Pacific region.Designed to simulate a real-life submarine rescue emergency using

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Subsea Tieback Research Hub Opens in WA

A new research and technology center backed by Chevron and Woodside has been launched at The University of Western Australia (UWA) to study long subsea tiebacks.The Center for Long Subsea Tiebacks laboratory located at UWA will focus on long subsea tieback discoveries that will enhance industry's understanding of hostile deepwater conditions. The development of new long subsea tieback technology helps to unlock the economic viability of WA gas fields that have not yet been commercialized due to their location.Jointly funded by Chevron and Woodside with approximately AUD$600,000 per annum

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Subsea 7 Wins Julimar-Brunello Contract

Offshore services company Subsea 7 said it has been awarded a contract from Woodside for the execution of phase 2 of the Julimar-Brunello Project, approximately 200 kilometers offshore North Western Australia.Subsea 7 said its full scope of work will be to design, procure, install and commission a 22 kilometers 18” Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) gas transmission flowline and an umbilical system. Offshore activities will be performed in 2021 using Subsea 7’s reel-lay and heavy construction vessels.This deal, awarded to Subsea 7 earlier this year, had been subject to the final investment

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Jan De Nul Completes Port Hedland Dredging

Jan De Nul Group completed the capital dredging works for the Channel Risk and Optimization Project (CROP) in Port Hedland, Western Australia, and can look back on a successful three-year cooperation with the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA).Over the past three years a combination of Hopper Dredgers, a Cutter Suction Dredger and Split Hopper Barges were deployed to dredge sections of the 42-km long navigational channel and to further enhance the safe and sustainable access to the port of Port Hedland. The project, part of the Channel Risk and Optimization Project (CROP), included the removal of high

Shown from left to right at the contract signing: William Calligeros, McDermott Country Manager Australia, NZ & PNG; Derek Price, BHGE Regional Sales Leader; Graham Gillies, BHGE Oilfield Equipment Vice President; Ian Prescott, McDermott Senior Vice President Asia Pacific; Hideki Iwashita, INPEX Vice President Finance and Technology Services; and Yosuke Ueda, INPEX Vice President Asset Managem (Photo: McDermott)

McDermott, BHGE Score Ichthys Contracts

(BHGE), announced on Tuesday that the companies have been awarded contracts to provide a joint subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production systems (SPS) solution for the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) field development, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia.The award, which follows the completion of a front-end engineering and design (FEED) competition and tender for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) scope, includes a joint SURF and SPS EPCI solution, comprising a new subsea well gathering system (GS4), tied back

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Jadestone Starts RLWI Work at Montara

assets and the provision of transitional services until operatorship is transferred to Jadestone.The Montara project is located in Production Licences AC/L7 and AC/L8 in the Timor Sea, approximately 690 kilometers west of Darwin, about 250 kilometers northwest from the Kimberley coastline of Western Australia in 77 meters water depth. The Montara fields are situated in the Vulcan Sub-basin.The Montara operations involve the extraction of oil using platform production wells for the Montara field and subsea production wells for Swift, Skua and Swallow fields. Oil from the subsea wells is transported

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Wood Wins Jansz-lo Subsea Compression FEED

Wood announced on Wednesday that it has secured a contract with Chevron Australia to provide subsea integration and flow assurance front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Jansz-lo compression project offshore Western Australia.The project – the first outside of Norway to use subsea compression technology – will maintain gas supply to the existing onshore Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.Wood said it will lead as system integrator of the technology, providing independent flow assurance, subsea design and construction engineering support during the FEED. Effective

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