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Diving Industry Pioneers Celebrated in Santa Barbara with Presigious Honor

February 5, 2016

Lad Handelman and Bob Kirby were among the original designers and testers of deep ocean gear for commercial use   Santa Barbara diving industry legends Lad Handelman and Bob Kirby have been honored for their innovations and pioneering efforts in the underwater commercial fishing business.   They were inducted into the Academy of Underwater Arts… Continue Reading »

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Statoil Splashes NOK 1.6 Bln on New Contracts

February 5, 2016

Norway’s Statoil has handed out contracts for Oseberg Vestflanken 2, Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krog, the company said on Wednesday. The contracts, awarded on behalf of the licence partners, include marine operations, marine construction, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an unmanned wellhead platform as well as modifications at the Oseberg Field Centre. According to… Continue Reading »

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Commercial Diver – Job Description and Typical Daily Activities – Part 2

February 5, 2016

1) Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. 2) Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems… Continue Reading »

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Subsea 7 Scores Long-Term Gig Off UK

February 5, 2016

Subsea 7 has been awarded a three-year frame agreement, with four one-year options, for six North Sea clients: Chevron North Sea Limited, Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, Hess Denmark APS, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited and TAQA Bratani Limited. Under this frame agreement, Subsea 7 will continue to provide Diving Support Vessel… Continue Reading »

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Oil Rises After Russia Says Open to Talking to OPEC

February 4, 2016

Oil rose on Wednesday after Russia repeated its willingness to take part in talks with OPEC producers to cut output and boost prices, although analysts said rising U.S. crude inventories could put a brake on a bigger rally. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said if there is consensus among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting… Continue Reading »

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ENG Resources to Help Recruiting in Subsea Industry

February 4, 2016

A subsea engineer, Mark Cooper, has set up a matchmaking service which should reduce the costs of recruiting engineers for subsea projects. Namely, ENG Resources has been established to help subsea companies find the most suitable engineers for projects in c and marine renewables at the most competitive rates. According to reports, ENG Resources will source and provide… Continue Reading »

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Texas Railroad Commission, Mexico Discuss Shale Development

February 4, 2016

Representatives of Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), Ministry of Finance and ASEA, a new agency responsible for overseeing industrial and environment safety for hydrocarbons, met Jan. 28 with Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick to gain insight into the legal and technical factors and the overall regulatory structure needed to foster shale development. Craddick noted in… Continue Reading »

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Bourbon Stacks 13 More in Q4

February 4, 2016

French vessel owner and offshore services provider, Bourbon, has posted a small increase in full-year adjusted revenues despite the harsher market and a revenue drop in the last two quarters. The company generated a total of €1,437 million in full-year adjusted revenues, while the forth-quarter adjusted revenues were 334.2 million euros, down 14%. As for the… Continue Reading »

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Perfection in Underwater Inspection: Education to Exploring

February 4, 2016

Have you ever looked at a building scheduled for demolishment? They’re not a pretty site: Cracked foundations, shattered windows, caved-in roofs – you name it. Underwater, damage like this can happen even quicker if the structure isn’t maintained. Underwater inspection aids in the maintenance process. And those often involve an underwater welder. Basic Underwater Inspection… Continue Reading »

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Microsoft’s Project Natick Tests Datacenter Underwater

February 4, 2016

A team of Microsoft employees has been testing underwater datacenter in the Pacific Ocean in 2015. The datacenter, which consumed computing power equivalent to 300 desktop PCs, was deployed inside a container. The experiment, named Project Natick, could use renewable energy sorces to get the power needed for storing, processing and/or distributing massive amounts of… Continue Reading »

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