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Unique Group to double global subsea and offshore business through new markets and acquisitions

June 30, 2015

Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, has set in place measures to double its size and global infrastructure by 2019 through capital investment, acquisitions and expansion into key markets. “We are excited to be entering this latest chapter in our history and I am more than confident that we’ll reach our… Continue Reading »

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China’s CNPC Signs Contract to Build Second Pipeline for Russian Crude

June 29, 2015

Chinese state energy giant China National Petroleum Corporation has signed a construction contract for a second domestic pipeline to carry Russian crude oil from Mohe to Daqing, a company-run newspaper said on Friday. While giving no further details about the pipeline or the timeline of its construction, the China Petroleum Daily said the contract was… Continue Reading »

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CSIRO’s Bio-Robots to Survey Indian Ocean

June 29, 2015

CSIRO will be deploying a fleet of floating bio-robots between Christmas Island and Madagascar next week to help gain an understanding of the physical and biological workings of the Indian Ocean. The BioArgos, being released by CSIRO, are equipped with tiny sensors that can measure biological indicators within the ocean including dissolved oxygen, nitrate, chlorophyll, organic… Continue Reading »

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Survey: Oil Prices Expected to Go Lower for Longer

June 29, 2015

With key takeaways from a survey of mostly buy-side investors in hand, analysts at Robert W. Baird & Co. remain cautious on the exploration and production (E&P) sector, anticipating a “lower-for-longer” statement on crude oil pricing. “As a whole, E&Ps have successfully navigated the crude oil price downturn by focusing on high returning acreage and… Continue Reading »

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SEA-ME-WE 4 Fault Impacts Internet Services in Pakistan

June 29, 2015

International submarine cable SEA-ME-WE 4 has experienced a fault in Arabian Sea, impacting internet services in the region. The restoration work has been initiated by the international consortium that manages the submarine cable. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) informed that they are undertaking measures to provide connectivity for the customers in Pakistan. Due to the… Continue Reading »

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Commercial Diving 101

June 29, 2015

Defining commercial diving is difficult, because the term encompasses so many different activities. My best definition of commercial diving is this: Commercial diving is work, inconveniently located underwater, where the financial benefit justifies the expense of sending a diver. How Much Does a Commercial Diver Get Paid? The greater the financial risk, the higher the… Continue Reading »

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ISA Hosts Workshop on Mineral Exploitation

June 29, 2015

As part of on-going stakeholder consultation, the International Seabed Authority (ISA), in partnership with the Centre for International  Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore, held a workshop on mineral exploitation in the Area, in Singapore on 16-17 June 2015.  The workshop focused on issues relating to the development of a sustainable deep sea mining… Continue Reading »

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How a PFO contributes to diving health issues

June 29, 2015

Commercial divers may be aware of the dangers of decompression illness, but some may be more likely to feel its effects, depending upon their physiology. One of the contributing factors to susceptibility is whether a diver has a Patent Foramen Ovale, or PFO, a heart condition that can have serious repercussions. According to a report by Oliver… Continue Reading »

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