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RV Sonne in Pacific Deep-Sea Campaign

May 30, 2015

A team of scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) are currently with the German deep-sea research vessel SONNE in the Pacific. Together with partners of the University of Bremen, Jacobs University, as well as the BGR, researchers are examining the ocean floor at a depth of 4,000 meters. There are a lot of subsea mountains… Continue Reading »

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Oceanteam Posts Q1 Loss

May 30, 2015

Norway’s Oceanteam has booked a net loss of $0.4 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, as the revenues dropped on lower demand. The Oslo-listed company, comprised of two operating segments, Oceanteam Shipping and Oceanteam Solutions, generated $14.3 million in operating revenues, down approximately 5% compared to the same period last year. Oceanteam Shipping recorded… Continue Reading »

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Hundreds More Oil Sands Staff Evacuated On Alberta Fire Threat

May 30, 2015

Statoil ASA, MEG Energy Corp and Cenovus Energy Inc evacuated hundreds of workers from three oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta on Tuesday as wildfires raged through the key crude-producing region. The latest evacuations are in addition to project shutdowns by Cenovus and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd over the weekend, as companies rushed to remove… Continue Reading »

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Huawei Marine to Develop MCT Subsea Cable System

May 30, 2015

Huawei Marine has signed a system design and construction agreement with a consortium comprising Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Symphony Communication and Telcotech to build the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) submarine cable system. Spanning approximately 1,300 km, the MCT cable system will provide connectivity between Cherating in Malaysia and Rayong in Thailand with a branching unit connecting from the main… Continue Reading »

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OPEC Seen Backing Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Keep Supplies Elevated

May 29, 2015

When Saudi Arabia argues next week that OPEC should keep up production to fight the rise in U.S. shale oil levels, prices will be on its side. Crude plunged for eight of nine weeks prior to group’s November gathering, when the kingdom faced down opposition from the majority of fellow members, who advocated output reductions… Continue Reading »

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HullWiper to Clean for Statoil

May 29, 2015

GAC EnvironHull has signed a contract with Statoil to provide underwater hull cleaning services for its vessels operating in Scandinavia, the Middle East and the Far East. From the second quarter of 2015, GAC EnvironHull, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, is using its pioneering HullWiper technology to remove fouling… Continue Reading »

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HHI Delivers Ocean BlackLion Drillship to Diamond Offshore

May 29, 2015

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) reported Monday that the shipyard recently delivered the Ocean BlackLion (UDW drillship) to Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.  The Ocean BlackLion drillship, ordered by Diamond Offshore in May 2012 at a cost of approximately $655 million, marked the 2,000th ship that HHI has completed. “Today, we wrote a… Continue Reading »

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GC Rieber Takes Delivery of ‘Polar Empress’

May 29, 2015

GC Rieber Shipping has taken delivery of its seismic newbuild ‘Polar Empress’ from Kleven owned Myklebust Verft. The vessel is chartered on a five-year contract to Dolphin Geophysical. “We have looked forward to take delivery of the Polar Empress, which is one of the largest and most advanced seismic vessels in the world. The construction… Continue Reading »

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Marine Research Glider Goes Rogue

May 29, 2015

An autonomous marine research glider has been reported likely drifting at sea near Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. According to Ocean Tracking Network, the two-meter long, yellow glider failed to report at its scheduled waypoint, 8 km from Devil’s Island near Halifax Harbour on May 22. Efforts to recover the glider over the weekend were unsuccessful. In… Continue Reading »

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