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Highlights of the Week
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 23:05:39

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (December 10 – December 16). TechnipFMC Delivers 2019 Forecast Pioneering Spirit Arrives for Nord...

C-Kore Systems Names Ekstrøm Sales Manager – Scandinavia
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:00:30

C-Kore Systems has appointed Mats Ekstrøm to represent C-Kore as sales manager – Scandinavia. Ekstrøm has over 30 years of experience in the offshore oil & gas sector, starting his career...

Seanic Relocates UK Base to Facilitate Growth
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:23:02

Subsea services company Seanic Ocean Systems, a Centurion company, has moved its UK division into new premises in the ABZ Business Park in Dyce, Aberdeen, following a positive stream of business and...

Total Charters CSV Far Sleipner for Congo Ops
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:45:25

Solstad Offshore, together with its local partner Petro Services, has entered into a contract with Total Exploration & Production Congo for the CSV Far Sleipner. The contract has a duration of...

Buckthorn Bets on Coretrax
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:08:30

Coretrax, the independent wellbore clean-up and abandonment specialist, said it has received a substantial investment from private equity firm Buckthorn Partners to accelerate its international...

MTS Highlights Fugro for Seabed 2030 Project Support
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:49:29

Fugro has received the Marine Technology Society (MTS) 2018 Compass Industrial Award for outstanding private sector contributions to marine science and technology. In selecting Fugro for the honour,...

OceanGate CEO Takes ‘Titan’ on 4,000-Meter Dive
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:37:22

OceanGate CEO, Stockton Rush, has successfully piloted the world’s only privately-owned deep diving 5-person submersible, Titan, on a solo 4,000 meter dive. Rush joins James Cameron as only the...

Indian Survey Vessel to Map Mauritius EEZ
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:29:13

The Indian Naval Ship “Sarvekshak”, a survey vessel with hydrographic and oceanographic survey equipment suite, has recently arrived in Mauritius at the Port Louis Harbour. The Minister of Housing...

OSIL Marine Snow Catchers for Norway
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:52:41

Oceanographic equipment manufacturer Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) has supplied 3 Marine Snow Catchers to a Norwegian institute for use in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica on a 5-month...

L3 OceanServer Inks UUV Deal with US Marine Corps
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:36:55

L3 OceanServer has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for an Iver3 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) to be used for testing and evaluation. Over the past four...

North Sea Region Backs Ocean Energy Pilots
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:42:40

The Ocean Energy Scale-up Alliance (OESA) coordinated by the Dutch Marine Energy Centre from the Netherlands has been awarded to implement an innovative Pilot Accelerator Programme. In this...

MacArtney and SeaTech Extend Dealership Agreement in China
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:48:55

MacArtney has renewed an exclusive deal with SeaTech China to sell and distribute SubConn and OptoLink connectors within the Chinese market. SeaTech is the sole distributor of SubConn and OptoLink...

TechnipFMC Delivers 2019 Forecast
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:37:24

The UK-based energy services giant TechnipFMC said it estimates 2019-revenues between $12.8 – $13.5 billion. The company’s Subsea division is expected to generate $5.4 – $5.7...

Sif to Manufacture SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm Monopiles
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:44:38

Sif Holding has received a production contract from Dredging International for the 58 monopiles and the primary steel of the transition pieces for SeaMade offshore wind farm, located off the coast of...

ExxonMobil Makes FID on West Barracouta Gas Project
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:14:47

ExxonMobil has made a final investment decision to develop the West Barracouta gas field in Bass Strait to bring new gas supplies to the Australian domestic market. The project, located in the VIC/L1...

EGS Wraps Up Geotech Campaigns in Taiwan OW Sector
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:13:51

Survey specialist EGS said it has just completed two geotechnical campaigns for international offshore wind farm developers in Taiwan. EGS mobilized a DP2 vessel with a purpose-built 40 tons SWL...

Acteon Adds Deepwater Corrosion Services
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:33:18

Subsea services group Acteon has acquired Houston-based corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services. According to Acteon, the addition of Deepwater’s expertise and portfolio should strengthen...

Magseis Wins North Sea Gig
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:24:53

Norwegian seabed seismic services player Magseis is finalizing a contract with an undisclosed client for the provision of a 4D seabed seismic acquisition survey in the North Sea. Magseis will...

Horizon Geobay Executes Inch Cape Site Survey
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:38:37

Horizon Geosciences’ vessel the MV Horizon Geobay has completed Inch Cape’s 2018 offshore site investigation campaign. The geophysical and geotechnical surveys were undertaken on the 150km2...

Rotech Subsea Boosts Team with New BD Manager
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:52:55

Subsea excavation specialist Rotech Subsea has appointed Anthony Bews as Europe business development manager. In his new role Bews will focus on the continued growth of Rotech’s Oil & Gas and...

Western Gas Signs Up McDermott and BHGE for Equus Project
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:16:02

McDermott and BHGE have signed a memorandum of understanding  with Western Gas Corporation to be the exclusive development partners for the Equus Gas Project in Western Australia. The companies were...

Pioneering Spirit Arrives for Nord Stream 2 Job
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:07:00

Allseas’ pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit will enter the Baltic Sea via the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark to join the Nord Stream 2 construction fleet. The vessel is due to start the pipe-laying...

DESS Aquaculture Shipping Adds $81M to Newbuilding Program
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:50:11

DESS Aquaculture Shipping (DESS Aqua), a part-owned company of Solstad Offshore within the aquaculture segment, is raising new equity to finance fleet growth. Namely, in order to fund the remaining...

IMCA Award Winners Announced
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:25:48

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the winners of its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards at its Annual Seminar in The Hague. TechnipFMC won the...

Ocean Infinity Supports Weddell Sea Expedition
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:11:25

Ocean Infinity has announced its support for the Weddell Sea Expedition, which is providing new scientific insight into one of the coldest and most remote regions of the world. The focus of the...

Seaway Offshore Cables Nets US Offshore Wind Project
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:48:16

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America who are constructing the project for Dominion...

STR Invests in Teledyne Marine Products
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:17:45

Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) has made an investment in Teledyne Marine’s latest technology due to increased customer requirements. The investment includes the first four new TOGS1...

New Oil Discovery for Eni in Angola
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:21:02

 Eni has made a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola, estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place. The...

Boskalis Tests The ‘Trenchformer’
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:09:38

Boskalis has completed the trials of Trenchformer cable trencher on board the Ndurance cable laying/multi purpose vessel at Alexiahaven, the Netherlands. Ndurance performed a number of trials of...

DNV GL Wins with American Petroleum Institute
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:23:39

The American Petroleum Institute has awarded a contract to DNV GL for the full-scale fatigue testing of large diameter bolts. The objective of the program is to improve fatigue assessments of...