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Highlights of the Week
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 23:02:29

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (November 12 – November 18). Subsea 7 Nets Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm Deal in Taiwan McDermott...

WATCH: Orbital O2 – The World’s Most Powerful Tidal Turbine
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:13:31

Orbital Marine Power has revealed the designs of its upcoming commercial production tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW, which is targeted to be deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in...

Xtera Delivers Guantanamo – Puerto Rico Subsea Link
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:25:15

Subsea fiber optic solutions company Xtera has announced completion of the Final Splice and marine operations on the Guantanamo – Puerto Rico submarine cable system for the Defense Information...

Crown Estate Fine-Tunes Round 4 Offshore Wind Seabed Lease Plan
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:16:50

The Crown Estate has shared its updated proposals for Round 4 offshore wind leasing, at its latest stakeholder engagement event. The updates include The Crown Estate’s proposed refinement of...

NOC Embarks on Southern Ocean Expedition
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:45:16

RRS Discovery is currently sailing to remote waters beyond the southeast tip of Chile. This is part of a NOC-led project to understand how the Southern Ocean takes up and stores carbon from the...

AML Kits Out GSI Research Vessels
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:25:43

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) has purchased two moving vessel profilers (MVP) from AML Oceanographic to improve their survey operations. GSI works in partnership with the Marine Institute of...

MacArtney TRIAXUS ROTV for Chinese Ocean Science Market
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:01:53

MacArtney Singapore has recently delivered a TRIAXUS ROTV with customised sensor payload to the Chinese Academy of Science for oceanographic research projects in the South China Sea. The Chinese...

McDermott Secures Zama Project Off Mexico
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:45:56

McDermott has been awarded a contract for concept and engineering services by Talos Energy for the Zama field development project offshore Mexico. The contract award is for engineering services,...

Okeanus Supplies NGC MHU Winch System to Northrop
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:54:29

Okeanus Science & Technology has completed the factory acceptance test, source inspection, and delivery of its latest USV based winch for Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24 mine hunting system. The NGC...

Joint Lab Set Up for Subsea Vision & Photogrammetry
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:34:41

Offshore robotics company FORSSEA ROBOTICS has chosen GMS as main technical partner to certify its real-time visual positioning technologies. A joint laboratory will be created to develop a common...

Trio Executes Sat Dive Projects in Vietnam
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:30:08

Consortium of ThienNam Offshore Services, PT Advanced Offshore and PVMTC has recently completed two subsea construction works of saturation diving. The first saturation diving project was for Petro...

Fendercare Moors Japan’s JS KAGA
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:26:53

Fendercare Marine Asia Pacific has supplied docking support for the largest serving vessel of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), the JS KAGA. The agreement included the supply of mooring...

Aibel Inks Gudrun Deal
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:00:26

Aibel has been awarded the FEED contract for Gudrun Phase 2 Water Injection. The contract with Equinor also includes an option for the actual implementation (EPCI). The FEED phase (front end...

JDR Partners Up with McAllister on US Offshore Wind Cable Services
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:02:21

JDR and McAllister Towing have established a memorandum of understanding for the development and collaborative operation of a US East Cost Offshore Wind subsea power cable service base with an...

DOF Subsea Collects $106M in Bond Sale
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:47:54

DOF Subsea, a subsidiary of DOF Group, has completed a new unsecured bond issue of NOK 900 million ($106 million). Net proceeds from the new bond issue will be used to refinance existing bonds and...

New Concept Introduced for Loch Linnhe Subsea Campus
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:19:20

Development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has introduced a new ‘vision’ for an international, multi-use, offshore test and demonstration campus in Loch Linnhe. The move...

Shearwater Adds Schlumberger’s Offshore Seismic Unit
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:41:11

Shearwater GeoServices has completed the acquisition of the marine seismic acquisition assets and operations of WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger. The transaction was...

PGS Lines Up Vessel Sale
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:16:31

PGS has as part of a tender process offered to sell the Ramform Sterling to the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). PGS said it has now been informed that the company is the...

Geospace Technologies Buys OptoSeis Technology from PGS
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:51:59

PGS has sold the fiber optic permanent reservoir monitoring solution, OptoSeis to Geospace Technologies. Terms of the transaction include an initial cash payment at closing of $1.8 million and...

Well-SENSE Rolls Out Active FLI
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:23:31

Downhole sensing technology specialist, Well-SENSE, has launched its latest FiberLine Intervention (FLI) development, ‘Active FLI’. Active FLI builds on the capability of Well-SENSE’s new fiber optic...

Unique Group and Deepwater Corrosion Services Team Up in Middle East
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:23:32

Unique Group has entered into a cooperation agreement with Deepwater Corrosion Services to offer Deepwater’s corrosion control solutions to the Middle East Market. Deepwater delivers solutions to...

Rovco Strengthens Its Team
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:21:26

Rovco has established a dedicated business development team to support its growth plans, as it looks to increase its presence in key international markets. Paolo Cattaneo, Brett Laurenson and Alex...

OKEA Gets Draugen Nod
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:02:10

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given OKEA consent to use the facilities on the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea. In June 2018, OKEA acquired Norske Shell’s interest in Draugen...

Superloop to Connect INDIGO Subsea Cable to NEXTDC’s Data Centres
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:57:29

NEXTDC has signed a partnership agreement with Superloop to connect the new INDIGO subsea cable system to its Perth (P1 and P2) and Sydney (S1 and S2) data centres. NEXTDC’s Sydney customers...

PGS in South America Shoot
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:21:45

Norwegian seismic player, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has entered into a contract for a 3D survey in South America for an undisclosed client. PGS plans to use two Ramform Titan-class vessels for an...

SeaBird in New 2D Seismic Survey in Americas
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:14:09

SeaBird Exploration has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire 2D seismic data for an international oil and gas company in the Americas region. The survey is expected to take approximately six...

University of Strathclyde Student Recognized by IMechE for His Subsea Dissertation
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:54:31

Cameron Hogan, a fourth year student at the University of Strathclyde has won the Engineering Stimulation Techniques: Outstanding Project award from IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers) for...

Subsea UK Conference to Examine Potential Outlook of Subsea Sector
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:52:41

The past, present and future of the subsea industry will be examined and discussed at a Subsea UK event in Woking next month. The Back to the Future of Subsea conference will consider the potential...

BuoyCon Becomes Matrix’s Authorized Repairer in Africa
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:43:07

Matrix Composites & Engineering (Matrix), a provider of drilling riser buoyancy systems to the oil and gas industry, has added BuoyCon Buoyancy Consultants as an authorized repairer of Matrix...

SeaBird Takes Delivery of Eagle Explorer from CGG
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:23:25

SeaBird Exploration has taken delivery of the Geowave Voyager vessel from CGG and renamed it Eagle Explorer.   SeaBird acquired Geowave Voyager and certain seismic equipment earlier this year for a...