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OHT Orders OWF Foundation Installation Vessel from CMHI
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:52:27

Offshore heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for the construction of a 48,000 dwt semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation...

Coda Octopus Seals Navy Deal for Diver Real-Time 3D Head Up Display
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:31:39

Coda Octopus has entered into a Navy Cooperative Research Development Agreement (CRADA) to transition the prototype of the Divers Augmented Vision Display-Head Up Display system (DAVD-HUD) into a...

RRS Sir David Attenborough Hits The Water
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:54:32

UK’s new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, was launched on Saturday at the Cammell Laird’s shipyard. The 129-metre long, 10,000 tonne hull of the RRS Sir David...

Consortium Completes New ASV/AUV Survey System Project
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:33

ASV Global (ASV), in partnership with Sonardyne, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and SeeByte, have successfully delivered a long endurance, multi-vehicle, autonomous survey solution. A recent...

Shearwater Provides Reveal Software to Spectrum
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:49:53

Shearwater GeoServices and Spectrum have signed an agreement to provide Shearwater Reveal software to Spectrum’s seismic imaging division. Reveal software allows for rapid testing of advanced...

New CFO for Kreuz Subsea
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:40:35

Kreuz Subsea has appointed Thomas Liew as the group’s chief financial officer. His arrival completes the company’s reorganisation phase of its international growth strategy. He is the company’s fifth...

OGIC in New Technology Push
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:56:26

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has signed its 75th project, taking its total investment into innovative technology over the last four years to £3.8 million. The latest project comes as...

Aker BP Names Senior Vice President Exploration
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:06:54

Aker BP has appointed Evy Glørstad-Clark as senior vice president Exploration. Evy Glørstad-Clark will also be part of the executive management team of Aker BP, the company informed. She currently...

Saipem and Curtiss-Wright in Subsea Pumps Pact
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:00:39

Curtiss-Wright has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with Saipem for barrier fluid-less subsea pump technology for water treatment and injection applications. The development of the barrier...

Magseis Wins North Europe Contract
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 06:27:21

Magseis has entered into a service agreement for an operation with its proprietary MASS nodes and MASS modular handling system including seismic data QC and navigation support for a project in North...

Highlights of the Week
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 22:09:57

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (July 09 – July 15). ROVOP Eyes Further Growth M2 Subsea Nets £10M in Six Months RRS Sir David...

Supreme Court Drops PGS Charges Against Armada
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:26:00

The Supreme Court has dismissed claims of €9 million from PGS against Armada in connection with the delivery of 3D seismic vessel Polar Duchess. Earlier this year PGS Geophysical (UK) appealed...

URI-led Consortium to Operate New Oceanographic Vessel
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:22:15

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new...

Dril-Quip in Sea Lion Deal with Premier Oil
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:28:38

Dril-Quip’s European subsidiary, based in Aberdeen, has entered into a letter of intent with Premier Oil to provide subsea production systems for the Sea Lion Phase 1 development located...

Balticconnector Excavation Work Set to Begin in Finland
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:11:52

Baltic Connector Oy is set to start the excavation work for the Balticconnector offshore pipeline in Inkoo, Finland, as a part of the preparatory work for the installation of the pipeline. The first...

Kvaerner to Prepare Njord A for Fenja
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:06:44

Equinor has awarded Kvaerner an additional scope at Njord A to enable the platform to receive oil from the Fenja field. The additional scope has an estimated value of approximately NOK 500 million....

Fairfield Geo to Acquire OBN Data in Gulf of Mexico
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:48:32

Fairfield Geotechnologies has been awarded a contract by BHP to acquire ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic data in the Alaminos Canyon and East Breaks areas of the Western Gulf of Mexico. The data will...

Akastor Reduces Quarterly Deficit
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:07:28

Oilfield services investment company Akastor recorded loss of NOK 251 million ($31 million) for the second-quarter 2018 compared to loss off NOK 321 million ($40 million) same time in 2017. Akastor...

Tekmar Energy in New Wins with Orsted
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:52:31

Tekmar Energy has secured an order from Ørsted to supply its patented cable protection system (CPS) TekLink Mecahnical Latch for Borssele I and II offshore wind farm projects. Alongside the order,...

Saga Subsea Expand at Killingøy Base
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:10:19

Saga Subsea has entered into a 10-year rental agreement with Karmsund Port Authority to for Hall C at Killingøy offshore and subsea base, where the company operates since its establishment in 2011....

European Commission Sees EC-OG as Rising Stars
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 05:30:52

EC-OG were this month named as ‘Rising Stars’ in the European Business Awards for the Environment. After being shortlisted to represent the UK, EC-OG’s Subsea Power Hub was put forward in the...

TUC Relaunches Closed Bell Course
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:41:55

The Underwater Centre, has become the world’s only commercial diving school to offer a closed bell saturation diving system with a self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat (SPHL), following a major...

ONGC Charters Seamec III Vessel
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:33:31

A consortium between Seamec and Adsun Offshore Diving Contractors has secured a charter contract for Seamec III multi-functional diving support vessel from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)...

NEC to Build Chennai-Andaman & Nicobar Islands Subsea Cable
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:39:23

NEC Corporation’s subsidiary, NEC Technologies India (NECTI), has secured a contract to design, engineer, supply, install, test and implement an optical submarine cable system connecting...

Fairfield vs Seabed Patent Infringement Case Continues
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:06:04

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has ruled that Fairfield Geotechnologies’ ongoing patent infringement case against Seabed Geosolutions may go forward, denying a request by...

Handal and Petronas to Jointly Develop Subsea Tech Solutions
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:22:23

Handal Resources has entered into an agreement with Petronas for a joint development of subsea technology solutions. The duration of the contract is for a fixed period starting from June 13, 2018...

Profits Rise for Aker Solutions
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:59:50

Aker Solutions has seen its profit go up in the second-quarter 2018 at NOK 117 million, or NOK 0.42 per share, versus net income of NOK 33 million, or NOK 0.08 same time last year. The market...

SeaBird Acquires Seismic Vessel from CGG
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:58:05

SeaBird Exploration has started the acquisition process of the seismic vessel ‘Geowave Voyager’ and certain seismic equipment from Exploration Vessel Resources II, a wholly owned...

RRS Sir David Attenborough Ready to Hit The Water
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:03:13

Britain’s new polar research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough is to be launched into the River Mersey for the first time this weekend Saturday 14 July 2018. Once in the river, tugs will tow the...

Providence: Newgrange Site Survey Complete
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:10:52

Gardline’s M/V Kommandor vessel has completed the survey over the Newgrange Prospect, located in the FEL 6/14 in Ireland, operated by Providence Resources, on behalf of Sosina Exploration. The...