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Treasure hunter uncovers Bronze Age settlement using Google Earth

October 24, 2014

Real life Indiana Jones – Howard Jones- discovered ancient treasures using simple technology. A treasure hunter has stunned archaeologists by locating an historic Bronze Age settlement – using just Google Earth. Canny Howard Jones shunned his usual methods of finding ancient communities - and simply used the internet instead. He trawled satellite images for the sort of… Continue Reading »

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GDF, BP Make ‘Significant’ Discovery in the UK North Sea

October 24, 2014

GDF Suez and BP announced Thursday that they have made a “significant” discovery in the UK zone of the central North Sea. The discovery spans the GDF-operated block 30/1f in license P1588 and the BP-operated block 30/1c in license P363. Dubbed “Marconi” by GDF and “Vorlich” by BP, the discovery has been flow-tested at a… Continue Reading »

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Vesper Marine Beacons Used in MH370 Hunt

October 24, 2014

Vesper Marine’s Virtual AIS Beacons are employed in the search for lost Malaysian airliner MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The international search team is a closely coordinated effort between United States-based Phoenix International, Dutch engineering company Fugro and the governments of Australia and Malaysia. After an exhaustive period of mapping the ocean floor, the… Continue Reading »

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New Diver Trainer – The Underwater Centre

October 23, 2014

Commercial diving is a booming industry making it one of the most sought after careers in the energy sector today. The need for diver trainers also becomes more apparent with the rising number of commercial diver aspirants. The Underwater Centre, Tasmania announced that a new Diver Trainer will be joining their team. David Loudon was… Continue Reading »

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Storms Prompt Mexico’s Pemex To Evacuate 15,000 Workers From Gulf

October 22, 2014

Mexico’s state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday it was evacuating 15,000 workers from installations in the Gulf of Mexico because of bad weather, adding the evacuation would have only a minimal impact on crude oil output. Pemex gave no immediate details on what minimal impact meant in terms of barrels of oil. The evacuation… Continue Reading »

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NASA Scientist: Arctic Drillers Can Learn from Space Program

October 22, 2014

As the oil and gas industry intensifies its exploration efforts in the Arctic, it could benefit from exploration of another kind – outer space, Dr. Omar Hatamleh, NASA’s assistant chief scientist, told attendees at the recent Houston Consular Forum in Houston, Texas. The space program and drilling in extreme environments have some surprising similarities, Hatamleh… Continue Reading »

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Subsea Tech Helps in HMS Erebus Search

October 22, 2014

Early in September, a team of Canadian underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of the HMS Erebus in the eastern stretches of the Queen Maud Gulf off the coast of Canada. As part of the search, the team used an array of state-of-the-art technology, including advanced sonar devices, remotely operated vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles, to… Continue Reading »

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Summit Broadband Connects to Allied Fiber

October 22, 2014

Allied Fiber, the United States’ first open-access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure, has announced that Summit Broadband, a regional service provider headquartered in Orlando, Florida, a subsidiary of Cable Bahamas, has executed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement and lease for dark fiber and neutral colocation to expand its Florida network between… Continue Reading »

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Chatham Rise Mining Might Impact Marine Mammals, Report Says

October 22, 2014

Mining phosphate on the Chatham Rise, off the east coast of New Zealand’s south island, could potentially have many impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, the Environmental Protection Agency was told today. Whale expert, University of Otago’s Associate Professor Liz Slooten, gave evidence on behalf of Greenpeace, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM), and the… Continue Reading »

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