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SEAVIEW SYSTEMS EXECUTES 10KM TUNNEL INSPECTION - Using Novel Battery Powered Surveyor

15.09.2016
Dexter, Michigan, September 15, 2016 – SeaView Systems, Inc., a leading provider of custom ROVs, underwater survey services and marine technologies, recently performed a comprehensive inspection of a 32,000ft (10km) long water intake tunnel operated by a regional water authority. The 43-year-old tunnel draws water from the Great Lakes to provide drinking water to several million residents.

Industry calls for delay in introduction of apprenticeship levy

15.09.2016
A delegation of industry bodies has called for the introduction of a controversial training tax to be postponed across the UK. Following a meeting led by oil and gas industry skills organisation OPITO at Holyrood yesterday (Wed, Sep 14), senior leaders in OPITO, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and Oil & Gas UK have warned that without more clarity and the resolution of outstanding issues, the UK Government’s apprenticeship levy should be delayed across the country until 2018.

Quest Offshore Inks Venture with Calash Ltd.

15.09.2016
Quest Offshore Consulting inks venture with Calash Ltd. to assist the expansion of its services to the USA, with the opening of offices in both Houston and New York City. A Calash/Quest Consulting combination will offer enhanced services to US based private equity, debt, and wider investment community, with a focus on strategic due diligence across the energy sector, targeted at the US onshore and offshore oilfield service and E&P markets. The Houston and New York offices build upon Calash's current locations in Aberdeen, London, and Sydney.

Aker Solutions, Det Norske and Subsea 7 Form Development Alliance in Norway

15.09.2016
September 13, 2016 - Aker Solutions, Det norske oljeselskap and Subsea 7 agreed on a "one for all, all for one" collaboration model that marks a major shift in how an operator and its suppliers can work together on oil and gas developments offshore Norway.

Water Tank Inspection and Repair

15.09.2016
Liquitech Ltd is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of water tank inspection, maintenance and repair services. They have inspected or maintained over 1000 water tanks - most of which are used in fire protection systems in the UK.

Deadlines Fast Approaching Your Path to the Arctic Starts Here

14.09.2016
Only two weeks left to save US $100 on registration and get special hotel conference rates! Experience the only Arctic program featuring multidisciplinary industry pioneers and experts at the forefront of Arctic E&P sharing their knowledge and exchanging ideas to turn its complex environmental, physical and regulatory challenges into opportunities.

New rapidCTD’s Bluetooth connectivity delivers the fastest profiling on the go

13.09.2016
Valeport’s new rapidCTD uses automated wireless Bluetooth data transfer to deliver the highest quality CTD casts from underway profiling and eliminates the survey downtime normally associated with profile gathering.

Variable Bore Rams Inc. supports south Louisiana flood victims

13.09.2016
Variable Bore Rams Inc. (VBR), one of the largest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ram and BOP component providers in the world, is lending support to communities in the southern Louisiana disaster zone in the wake of recent flooding.

NOC launches new collaborative platform for oil and gas industry

13.09.2016
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has today launched a new collaborative way of working with the oil and gas industry. NOC will provide innovative science and technology to enable industry to work safely and efficiently, with minimum impact on the marine environment The launch comes off the back of many years of working with the industry on both an individual and collaborative basis, to develop science and technology to enhance competitive advantage, maximise investment and reduce operational costs during exploration, production and decommissioning.

Aker Solutions, Det norske and Subsea 7 Form Development Alliance in Norway

13.09.2016
Aker Solutions, Det norske oljeselskap and Subsea 7 agreed on a "one for all, all for one" collaboration model that marks a major shift in how an operator and its suppliers can work together on oil and gas developments offshore Norway.

2G Robotics Providing Exclusive Preview of New Underwater Laser System at EIVA Days

13.09.2016
On September 14 and 15, 2G Robotics will provide EIVA Days attendees with a unique preview of new technology during an exclusive live demonstration of the highest resolution, longest-range laser solution, the ULS-500 PRO. 2G Robotics’ CEO, Jason Gillham, will be presenting on this new technology and performing the dynamic scanning demonstration.

SMD wins contract for supply of Quasar MKII System

13.09.2016
Wallsend, UK: Shanghai Salvage Company (also known as China Offshore Engineering Shanghai, Co), a state owned entity who have a long history in diving and salvage have signed an order with SMD for a Quasar MKII 6000m remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2017, the system will include a full suite of equipment suitable for both deep sea salvage and oil and gas operations.

MTS/IEEE OCEANS’16 Monterey

12.09.2016
The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. Held at the Portola Plaza and Monterey Marriott Hotels, the OCEANS conference covers four days and will feature 130 exhibitors, 11 tutorials, 8 workshops and special sessions, nearly 20 student posters, and a record number 510 technical presentations. It looks to be an exceptional week of information-sharing, networking, and engaging in thought-provoking discussions.

OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Monterey Conference Update

09.09.2016
We are less than 2 weeks away from OCEANS ’16 MTS/IEEE Monterey! OCEANS’ 16 will feature 130 exhibitors, 11 tutorials, 8 workshops and special sessions, nearly 20 student posters, and a record number 510 technical presentations. It looks to be an exceptional week of information-sharing, networking, and engaging in thought-provoking discussions.

Technology Showcase Success at Ashtead Technology

09.09.2016
Over 100 subsea professionals attended Ashtead’s annual Technology Showcase this week to explore the latest underwater technologies which are helping the subsea industry meet the challenges of increasingly complex projects in the most cost-efficient way.

MTS/IEEE OCEANS’16 Monterey

08.09.2016
We are less than 2 weeks away from MTS/IEEE OCEANS’16 Monterey! The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) anticipates a great turnout with a superior technical program and wonderful events to educate as well as entertain the registrants. The week will start with local tours at several of the more than 20 marine-related facilities.

ITF issues open call to developers for oil and gas technology proposals

08.09.2016
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has issued an open call for proposals for ‘close-to-market’ technologies that can offer innovation or efficiencies in activities across the entire spectrum of oil and gas operations. ITF primarily addresses the shared technology challenges of its membership by issuing thematic calls for proposals. The not-for-profit organisation has introduced this open call as a mechanism for developers to put forward innovative solutions from a wider range of oil and gas activities.

MCEDD 2017 call for abstracts

08.09.2016
As 2017 approaches the market is beginning to stabilize. Of course, that can be interpreted in numerous ways. The last 2 years have been quite tumultuous for the entire industry. However, there are thousands of lessons to be learned. In the course of history we have weathered numerous highs and, absolutely, some lows, but we persevere.
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