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Oceaneering Launches OceanSMART Business to Eliminate Waste and Increase Transparency within Bulk Cargo Logistics Industry

Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) is proud to announce the launch of a new business, OceanSMART Cargo Logistics and Maritime Technology, which aims to eliminate waste and increase transparency within the bulk commodity cargo logistics industry.

RJE Oceanbotics™ Welcomes Shawn Devlin

RJE Oceanbotics™ is excited to announce that Shawn Devlin has joined the team.

Maersk Drilling Joins Danish Offshore CO2 Storage Consortium

Maersk Drilling is joining a­ new CO2 storage consortium formed by INEOS Oil & Gas Denmark and Wintershall Dea. The consortium is maturing one of the most progressed carbon capture and storage projects inside Danish jurisdiction and targets the development of CO2 storage capacity offshore Denmark based on

COVID-19 and Deep Ocean Research

Due to COVID-19 global pandemic, several researches around the world have initiated investigations to understand the correlation between the virus dispersion related to environmental factors, the importance of climate change, the anthropogenic impact in the modification of ecosystems and the risk of the appearing of new pandemics. In this scientific field, so relevant to humanity, it is necessary to take into account oceanic research and consider investigations in the deep areas of the oceans.

Electro-mechanical Custom Cable for Reliable Water Monitoring

NOVACAVI designed and supplied a thin and light but strong and tough two conductors’ custom cable with a liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) fiber braid strength member and a PUR Hydrolysis UV resistant outer sheath for high-quality water sampling equipment for sea and ocean technology application.

Industry Group Urges the UK Government to Exempt All Offshore Energy Sector Workers from Its Quarantine Restrictions

The global Offshore Industry Group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA urges the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the 14-day quarantine restrictions introduced on 8 June.

Swedish FMV selects iXblue’s Quadrans navigation system to equip its fleet of high speed crafts

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has recently signed a contract with navigation company iXblue for up to 172 FOG based Quadrans gyrocompasses. Delivered over the span of 4 years, the Quadrans navigation systems will equip the Swedish Navy’s fleet of high speed crafts, mainly combat boats CB90.

Schmidt Ocean Institute to Boost Public Understanding of the Ocean Through Expanded Partnership with NOAA

Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today that it will formalize and expand its longstanding partnership with NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research to explore, characterize and map the deep ocean and boost public understanding of the global ocean. The newly signed memorandum of agreement with NOAA could expand the United States’ ability to explore, map the seafloor and publicly share the discoveries

Forum Energy Technologies Appoints Chinese Partner to Support Asian Growth Strategy

Forum Energy Technologies has announced that Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd will represent Forum for the sale of the company’s extensive range of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in China, including its recently launched XLe Spirit electric ROV.

Aker Solutions Wins Umbilicals Contract for the King's Quay Development

Aker Solutions was awarded a contract from Subsea 7 to deliver umbilicals for Murphy Exploration and Production Company - USA’s King’s Quay development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

New Partnership for Spectis Robotics Set to Create International Opportunities

A specialist provider of remotely operated robotic crawlers and camera systems, Spectis Robotics, has announced a partnership agreement with a Canadian firm.

Subsea Specialists Set to Expand Following Business Gateway Support

A North East subsea specialist company, that provides electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic services, and promotes a circular economy, is preparing to expand its operations, following support and advice from Business Gateway. Legasea is set to expand into international markets over the next 12 months and is anticipating the growth of its team into 2021, with the addition of up to ten new roles. This follows the successful delivery of a variety of projects for exploration and production operators and oil and gas service companies, which were successfully completed prior to the pandemic.

Sonardyne’s BlueComm Underwater Communications Selected by Australian Defence Science and Technology Group

Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) has acquired a BlueComm undersea communications system from Sonardyne International Ltd. as part of its ongoing program in maritime autonomous systems (MAS).

Sleipner Field Centre to be Partly Electrified

Equinor and partners Vår Energi, LOTOS and KUFPEC have made an investment decision to partly electrify the Sleipner field. Today, the partners are submitting a revised plan for development and operation to the authorities.

Engineering deploys C-Kore units again in Nigeria

C-Kore systems completed a successful campaign offshore Nigeria with VAYCO Oil tools and local Nigerian partner Cranium Engineering. The operation for a major oil operator in over 1,000m water depth allowed rapid testing of umbilicals and electrical flying leads (EFLs) for regulatory compliance and immediate rectification of subsea faults, saving significant man hours and vessel time. Being automated, the C-Kore units also reduce the number of personnel needed offshore.

Connector Subsea Solutions Announces Acquisition of Isotek Oil & Gas Limited

Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) Bergen, Norway has announced today (8 June 2020), that is has completed the acquisition of Isotek Oil and Gas Limited.

Subsea 7 Contract Offshore Netherlands Confirmed

Subsea 7 today confirmed the award of a substantial(1) contract by Vattenfall for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore wind farm project. As previously announced on 23 April 2020, the contract was subject to the client’s final investment decision, which has now occurred. The contract will be recorded in backlog in the second quarter.

First Contract for Subsea Innovation from Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime has signed its first contract for a state-of-the-art ROV launch & recovery system (LARS), specifically designed to handle remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from unmanned vessels.
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