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OIS Names Earlam President

Apr 23, 2013

Offshore Installation Services (OIS), an Acteon company, appointed Mike Earlam as president.Based in the company’s Aberdeen office, Mike will be responsible for driving the development and growth of OIS and will play a key role in exploiting…

Deepwater Seabed Minerals Exploration Project

Apr 23, 2013

Keppel Corporation forms, Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte., to explore for polymetallic nodules several kilometres beneath the ocean's surface.Polymetallic nodules contain copper, nickel, cobalt and manganese, as well as rare earth minerals, and…

Is This a Record? Three Monopiles Installed in 35 Hours

Apr 21, 2013

Specialised subsea construction jack-up vessel 'Seajacks Zaratan' continues installation at a rapid pace at the North Sea Meerwind Offshore Park.Seajack Zaratan collected the three 675t steel structures from the construction port of Cuxhaven on the evening of Thursday 11th April…

HydraTech Opens Houston Office

Apr 19, 2013

The new sales office is stocked with pipeline remediation products to facilitate quicker service to HydraTech’s oil & gas industry customers in the Gulf region.“Today, our most popular product in the Gulf region is our HydraWrap®,” said Peter Blais…

Massive ROV Fleet Expansion by Harkand

Apr 18, 2013

The Harkand Group signs a deal with Forum Subsea Technologies that will see it extend its ROV fleet by 25% & create 30 new full time jobs.Harkand, formed through the recent merger of Iremis, Integrated Subsea Services (ISS) and Andrews Survey following investment by Oaktree Capital Management…

China-U.S. Ocean Thermal Energy Plant Development

Apr 17, 2013

Lockheed Martin and Reignwood Group to develop South China Sea ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) power plant.A memorandum of agreement between the two companies was signed recently in Beijing. Following the ceremony, both companies met…

Deepwater Drillship Chartered Before Delivery

Apr 17, 2013

Seadrill contracts with LLOG Bluewater Holdings, LLC, for employment of the new-build drill-ship, 'West Neptune', offshore Gulf of Mexico.  The contract duration is a minimum of three years plus an option for a one-year extension at mutually agreed rates…

TE SubCom Wins Subsea GoM Cable Contract

Apr 16, 2013

TE SubCom contracted by Chevron to connect the Jack & St. Malo offshore facility with an undersea fiber optic communications system in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Jack & St. Malo fields are located approximately 280 miles south of New Orleans…

U.K. Mariner Platform Contract for Odfjell Drilling

Apr 16, 2013

Statoil has awarded the contract for drilling services on the Mariner platform on the U.K. continental shelf to U.K.-based Odfjell Drilling.Odfjell Drilling will perform drilling services, maintenance of the drilling facility and drill pipe logistics for the Mariner field development…

Underwater Robotics National Challenge set for Indy

Apr 15, 2013

In only a few weeks, SeaPerch, a national educational outreach program using underwater robotics, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), will hold its 2013 National SeaPerch Challenge.  Hosted by the Indiana State Regions this annual…

CADC Publish Diver Delta P Guidelines

Apr 15, 2013

This guideline by the Canadian Association of Diving Contractors (CADC) provides a basic understanding of the forces and hazards associated with Delta P.The Canadian Association of Diving Contractors (CADC) recently published definitive…

University Unveils Subsea Extreme Engineering Centre

Apr 15, 2013

UK's Newcastle University to lead a national centre for subsea & offshore engineering in a major drive to develop new materials & technologies.The Neptune National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering was unveiled recently by Business…

Dutch HFG Wins Offshore EPCI Contract

Apr 12, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group contracted by Marathon E.G. Production to deliver the new Alba B3 greenfield gas compression platform.The Alba Field is a gas and condensate field located approximately 20 miles north of Bioko Island.  MEGPL operates…

Treasure Hunters to Get Custom ROV

Apr 12, 2013

Treasure hunters Sub Sea Research team up with Howe and Howe Technologies to recover 'Port Nicholson' cargo.Last year, Sub Sea Research made international news with the announcement of their discovery of the $4 billion gold and platinum cargo aboard the SS Port Nicholson…

Reef Subsea Wins Offshore W. Africa Contracts

Apr 10, 2013

Reef Subsea has secured two contracts for offshore operations in the West Africa region with a combined value of more than US$15-M. The firm’s IMR and Construction division, based in Bergen, Norway, is working with two major oil and gas companies…

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