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AUV SeaBED Maps Antarctic Sea Ice

November 27, 2014

The first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access. The results, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, step up the… Continue Reading »

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JFD Launches New SDV Unit in Sweden

November 26, 2014

James Fisher Defence (JFD), the subsea operations and engineering company, has opened a new facility in Vaxholm, Sweden, JFD’s international base for the manufacture and maintenance of the company’s SEAL Pod range of Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs). The new facility is the headquarters of JFD Sweden and includes over 800 square meters of manufacturing space, providing the… Continue Reading »

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Oil, Gas Companies Adjust to Social Media, Multi-Generation Workers

November 26, 2014

In simple terms, “social media has shifted the way we communicate with each other,” both socially, and at work, Crystal Washington – author, social media strategist and owner of CMW Enterprises – told those in attendance at the 5th Annual People in Energy Summit in Houston. Over the next decade, a large number of workers… Continue Reading »

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Rights Sought for Seabed Mining Off Cornish Coast

November 26, 2014

The Crown Estate has advised that it is considering awarding seabed rights to allow for the exploration of tin deposits off the coast of Cornwall. Cornwall has a tin mining history which stretches back hundreds of years, with the last active mine closing in the late 1990s. Due to natural geological processes, tin deposits may… Continue Reading »

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Saudi, Russia Pre-OPEC Talks Yield No Oil Output Cut

November 26, 2014

Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to cut output despite a collapse in prices. In a day of shuttle diplomacy before OPEC’s output meeting in Vienna on Thursday, energy… Continue Reading »

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Oceaneering Hires Island Pride

November 26, 2014

Oceaneering has entered into a two-year charter for use of the Island Pride, a multi-service subsea support vessel owned by Island Offshore Shipping International. The vessel is expected to be available for work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in early January 2015. Before it starts the work, the Island Pride is anticipated to undergo modifications to… Continue Reading »

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Subsea 7 Lands GoM Installation Job for Shell

November 25, 2014

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) for installation work in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract value is in the range of $50 million to $100 million. The contract scope of work involves the installation of 27 miles of 8″ Flowlines and Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs), with associated structures… Continue Reading »

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