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British Antarctic Survey Select Impact Subsea ISA500

June 23, 2016

Impact Subsea is pleased to announce the delivery of ISA500 units to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The ISA500 units have been selected to monitor the position of an ice boring tool in the Antarctic hundreds of meters below the surface. During deployment of the ice boring tool, the ISA500 units measure the distance at… Continue Reading »

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Simplified subsea intervention with an electric eel

June 15, 2016

This year’s Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year award is given to a disruptive technology for inspection, maintenance and repair operations for the subsea related industries. The award «Subsea Upcoming Company of the Year» is granted every year to a young company in the subsea industry. This year, the award goes to the Trondheim-based company… Continue Reading »

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GE Oil & Gas launches new subsea connector to enhance reliability of high-voltage operations on the seabed

June 9, 2016

GE Oil & Gas has completed the qualification of its upgraded 36kV high voltage wet mate connector. MECONTM WM 36/500 offers far more reliability and predictability in subsea power system connections, and can be used with equipment such as transformers, switchgears, variable speed drives and motor loads. By improving the reliability of subsea power transmission… Continue Reading »

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Shell buys award-winning subsea pump technology

May 30, 2016

Sulzer and FMC Technologies have received a subsea multiphase boosting pump contract to upgrade one of the pumping modules in Shell’s Parque das Conchas, a deepwater oil field off the coast of Brazil. The pump modifications suit the specifics of the oil field with a high shut-in pressure of 517 bar (7 500 psi). They… Continue Reading »

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Oceaneering Profit Down 64% in Q1

May 5, 2016

Oceaneering reported net income of $25.1 million, or $0.26 per share, on revenue of $608 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. During the corresponding period in 2015, Oceaneering reported net income of $69.5 million (approx. 64 per cent higher), or $0.70 per share, on revenue of $787 million. For the fourth quarter… Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: Statoil Unveils New Subsea Concept

April 21, 2016

Norway’s Statoil has presented a new subsea concept at the Barents Sea Conference in Hammerfest, designed to reduce cost and increase efficiency. The new concept, called Cap-X, is estimated to cut costs by as much as 30% compared with conventional technology. According to Statoil’s video, which further explains the concept, this could be the standard… Continue Reading »

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Sonardyne’s Positioning Technology for RV Neil Armstrong

April 15, 2016

Sonardyne’s deep water acoustic positioning system, Ranger 2 USBL, has been selected for the U.S Navy’s new oceanographic research vessel, RV Neil Armstrong. The ship is operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on behalf of the Navy and replaces the recently retired RV Knorr, which had been in operation since 1970. With an… Continue Reading »

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Hydroid Eyes Further Growth in Defense Market

April 6, 2016

The autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) market has grown over the last decade, and Hydroid’s REMUS vehicles have become the tool of choice for military and commercial markets worldwide. Hydroid is a Massachusetts marine robotics firm, founded in 2001 by a team of engineers, led by Christopher von Alt, who invented the REMUS technology base at The… Continue Reading »

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SMRU Studies Harbour Seals Decline Using Vodafone Technology

March 30, 2016

Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) at the University of St Andrews is set to begin a study into the sharp decline in Harbour seal populations off Orkney, Scotland, under a three-year Government-backed initiative. Marine scientists at SMRU will attach marine telemetry tags to the fur at the back of the heads of a number of seals,… Continue Reading »

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Device Merges Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry

March 29, 2016

A new universal petrochemical analyzer combines the speed of ballistic gas chromatography (GC) with the ability of high-pressure mass spectrometry (HPMS) technology to identity molecules at lower limits. Officials with Boston-based 908 Devices Inc. are seeking to “democratize” chemical analysis with mass spectrometry by freeing it from its Achilles heel, the complex vacuum pumping system…. Continue Reading »

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