Category Archives: Technology


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 »


BAE Systems to Build Subsea Mine Hunters for US Navy

April 18, 2016

BAE Systems has been awarded a £15.5-million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralisers. Archerfish is a remotely-controlled underwater vehicle equipped with an explosive warhead to destroy sea mines. In addition to Archerfish mine neutralisers, manufactured at BAE Systems’ Broad Oak facility in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, the… Continue Reading »


Damen Equips Nautilus’ Mining Vehicles

April 13, 2016

Damen Dredging Equipment has delivered dredge pumps and valves, fitted on the remote operated deep sea mining vehicles, which will be deployed on Nautilus Minerals’ Solwara 1 project offshore Papua New Guinea. The UK-based company, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), designed and built three Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs) for the project. The first machine, the Auxiliary Cutter, has been fitted… Continue Reading »


U-Boat Worx Presents New Tourist Submersibles

April 11, 2016

The Netherlands-based submersible manufacturer, U-Boat Worx , has launched three new luxury submarine models the Cruise Sub 5, Cruise Sub 7 and Cruise Sub 9. The Cruise Sub 5 and 7 are capable of diving to 1,140 meters making them the deepest-diving tourist submersibles. Depending on the model, it can carry 5, 7 or 9… Continue Reading »


Huawei Marine to Upgrade Pakistani TW1 Subsea Cable

April 10, 2016

Huawei Marine has been contracted by Transworld Associates (TWA), a Pakistani Tier 1 internet provider, to upgrade its submarine cable system, TW1. Commissioned in 2006, the 1,300 km TW1 submarine cable system connects Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Oman. The 100G upgrade will combine submarine and terrestrial systems into a unified network by utilizing Huawei’s WDM/OTN… Continue Reading »


GEOMAR Uses New Methods to Date Lava Flows Off Iceland

April 7, 2016

Scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel trying to understand how the Earth’s surface was formed have used new technology to date lava flows at the North Kolbeinsey Ridge about 500 kilometers north of Iceland. They found evidence of large, deep-sea volcanic eruptions, which probably formed almost half of the Earth’s crust…. Continue Reading »


DNV: Six New Technologies to be Deployed in Upstream by 2025

April 7, 2016

The year 2025 will see an upstream oil and gas industry where technologies such as fully-automated drilling operations, autonomous inspection of pipelines and the rig-less plugging and abandonment of wells will be in operation. So says a new report by Norway’s DNV GL – a technical consultant to the oil & gas, energy and maritime… Continue Reading »


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 »


New Subsea Cable Connecting Perth to Singapore Announced

April 2, 2016

Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a new international submarine cable, APX-West, connecting Perth and Singapore.  The new APX-West submarine cable is expected to begin construction by the end of July 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Once completed, the new submarine cable will… Continue Reading »


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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