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Polarcus Wins New Seismic Deal

December 17, 2015

Oslo-listed seismic contractor, Polarcus, has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic contract. According to Polarcus, the project will start imminently and will run for approximately two months. The company’s RightBAND technique will be used for broadband data acquisition. Reportedly, this technique is aimed at maximizing signal-to-noise at… Continue Reading »

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Subsea 7 Selects Hydratight Pipeline Connector for EPRS Project Off Australia

December 3, 2015

Subsea 7 has awarded a contract to Hydratight to supply pipeline connector solution for their Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) project in Australia. The contract will see Hydratight deliver its MORGRIP mechanical connector. The repair system is part of the contingency planning for multiple pipelines associated with Chevron Australia’s liquefied natural gas assets and INPEX’s Ichthys LNG… Continue Reading »

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Alba B3 on Its Way to Equatorial Guinea

December 3, 2015

Marathon Oil’s Alba B3 compression platform has left for its final destination offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Alba project is managed by Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) as main contractor and the EPC scope was jointly executed with Iv-Oil & Gas (Iv). In addition to the EPC, HFG was also awarded the contract for the installation, commissioning and hook-up…. Continue Reading »

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UK Uses New Powers to Rule on Cuadrilla Shale Gas Permits

November 30, 2015

Britain will use new powers to determine whether to allow shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources to carry out fracking at two sites in northwest England, overruling local planning decisions. Britain is estimated to have substantial amounts of shale gas trapped in underground rocks and Prime Minister Cameron has pledged to go all out to extract… Continue Reading »

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Global Marine to Lay New Cables for ONC’s Neptune Observatory

November 30, 2015

Global Marine Systems, the UK based subsea cable route design, installation and maintenance specialist, has secured a contract from Ocean Networks Canada, to upgrade the fibre-optic cables serving the Neptune observatory off the west coast of Canada. The subsea infrastructure of Neptune comprises an 800 km loop of fibre optic cable connected to various instrumented sites (nodes)…. Continue Reading »

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JOIDES Resolution to Kick Off IODP Atlantis Bank Expedition

November 29, 2015

The IODP (International Ocean Discovery Program) Scientific Expedition 360, “Southwest Indian Ridge Lower Crust and Moho” will begin on December 1, with the JOIDES Resolution. This expedition aims to drill through the Atlantis Bank gabbroic massif to elucidate the nature of lower crust and Moho at slow spreading ridges. A total of 29 scientists including… Continue Reading »

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Penspen Wins Engineering Study Off Nigeria

November 29, 2015

Penspen, a provider of engineering and management services to the energy industry, has been awarded a contract from Sirius Group to conduct an engineering study for the monetisation of gas reserves from oilfields offshore Niger Delta. A key element of this agreement is the development of gas reserves of the OML 122 field, located in… Continue Reading »

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Seismic Vessel to Become Hotel for OWF Staff

November 29, 2015

Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the ‘Viking II’, for use as a hotel vessel. According to Wärtsilä, the rebuilt ship will be used to accommodate and transfer service personnel working on offshore wind farms. The rebuild project is being carried out… Continue Reading »

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First Subsea Connector for Fukushima Floating Wind Farm Phase 3

November 27, 2015

First Subsea has been awarded a contract to supply a cable connector for the third phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration, in Japan. In this latest phase of the project, the connector will be used to connect 22kV cable to a 7MW wind turbine. So far First Subsea has provided all the cable… Continue Reading »

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SeeByte Software Could Boost Marine Robots Tracking Ability

November 24, 2015

SeeByte, ASV and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have carried out trials on a software that could better enable a fleet of robotic vehicles to work together to perform tasks such as seeking and tracking whales and dolphins. This software acts like a ‘central brain’, making decisions about where the robots should go based on the… Continue Reading »

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