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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Gas Hydrates News

OTC Names 2016 Award Winners

The 2016 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will honor this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award recipients on Tuesday, 3 May, in Houston. As part of the OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon, the conference will recognize Robert (Don) Vardeman of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for individual achievement, the Marine Technology Society Dynamic Positioning Committee for institutional achievement, and both George Hirasaki and Yuri Makogon with its Heritage Award. Founded in 1969, OTC brings together industry leaders and professionals from more than 120 countries.

LNG Ltd Appoints Chief Development & CTO

Liquefied Natural Gas Limited has announced the appointment of Anthony Gelotti as Chief Development Officer based in Houston, Texas, USA. John Baguley, Chief Operating Officer for Magnolia LNG will assume the additional responsibilities of LNGL Chief Technical Officer. Dr Nimalan Gnanendran has been promoted to the position of LNGL Technology Manager. The above appointments are effective December 1, 2015. Gelotti’s responsibilities will include assisting in the close‐out of the full production capacity of Magnolia LNG…

EMGS to Map Brazil's Gas Hydrates

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a contract worth USD 1.5 million for a research project in Brazil. The project will use 3D EM data to map shallow gas hydrates in the Pelotas Basin. The project is a collaboration between the Pontifical Catholic University (PUCRS) of Rio Grande do Sul and Petrobras' Research and Development Center called CENPES. EMGS will support each stage in the workflow, from survey design and data acquisition to processing and interpretation.

EMGS Releases Interactive, Multi-client Maps

From EMGS's website, you now have interactive access to EMGS’s multi-client library. Visit our interactive multi-client maps. Zoom in to the area of interest, see what data is available, request more information about the survey, or download the shape file to open in a GIS application to interact with your existing acreage and data. EMGS has extensive multi-client library, which contains exploration data from the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Brazil, the deep waters of India, Fylla East in Greenland, West of Shetland, and East Canada.

R/V Sonne: Photo courtesy of Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Observation

Taiwan Greets German Gas Hydrates Research Ship

The research ship 'Sonne' has arrived in Kaohsiung to help Taiwan scientists explore for gas hydrates off the country's SW coast. The research ship docked at the Port of Kaohsiung, where local experts led by National Taiwan University oceanography professor Saulwood Lin and researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in Germany shared ideas on the potential energy source, reports Focus Taiwan. Interest in this new energy source comes at a time when Taiwan is debating its energy future…

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OTC Names 2013 Achievement Award Winners

The awards will be presented on 5, May 2013, at the annual Offshore Technology Conference dinner in Houston, Texas. Ken Arnold is being recognized for his outstanding leadership and extensive contributions to the E&P industry. His many achievements include playing an integral role in the offshore industry’s focus on safety through the development of Recommended Practices for offshore design and safety management; and developing approaches to both equipment sizing and facility project management that are still in use today.

Arctic Surveys Yielding Data and Savings

U.S.-Canada Arctic Ocean survey partnership saved costs, increased data; 2011 mission concludes joint seafloor survey operations. A recent mission marked the completion of a five-year collaboration between the United States and Canada to survey the Arctic Ocean. The bilateral project collected scientific data to delineate the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the coastline, also known as the extended continental shelf (ECS). The U.S. has an inherent interest in knowing…