North Sea

  • Paul A. King has been promoted to division manager of Sonat Offshore Limited, major operating subsidiary of Sonat Offshore Drilling in the North Sea. He joined Sonat Offshore Drilling in 1976 as a trainee in the North Sea, and was then assigned to the Discoverer Seven Seas deep-water drillship project under construction in Japan. Since then he has served in several capacities, including technical supervisor, division engineer, and assistant division manager of the Discoverer Seven Seas during its worldwide drilling operations. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Mr. King will have responsibility for the company's drilling operations primarily in the U.K. sector of the North Sea.

    Sonat Offshore Limited, with offices in London, is engaged in international contract drilling of oil and gas wells. Sonat Offshore Drilling, headquartered in Houston, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonat Inc., and is one of the largest international offshore drilling contractors.

    It is aggressively seeking to strengthen its presence in the North Sea and other European areas.

  • . For the past five years, Mr. Ennis was assigned to the company's offshore construction and pipelaying operations in the North Sea. He was North Sea area manager in Leith, Scotland, since September 1976. In his new assignment, Mr. Ennis will have responsibility for all Santa Fe c o n s t

  • The Harkand Haldane is a DP3 dive support vessel currently being designed and built in Europe to reduce downtime in the North Sea’s winter marginal weather months. Along with its well-equipped and logically planned layout, Harkand’s clients looking for increased efficiency to maximize production during

  • new PSVs from Ulstein Verft AS. Immediately after delivery Far Symphony took over a contract for Norsk Hydro from Far Scandia. Far Scandia left the North Sea in December to start a long-term contract for Esso in Australia. Far Splendour has started a five-year contract for Peterson Supplylink in Holland

  • approximately $18 million. These vessels were constructed in 1974 and 1975 under United Kingdom r e g i s t r y and were designed for service in the North Sea and other extreme weather areas. Burt H. Keenan, president and chairman of the board of directors, stated: "The North Sea is an area where we

  • offshore structures is a sticky problem for oil companies, regulators and policy makers alike, as many structures are starting to cease production in the North Sea, where some fields have been producing oil and gas since the early 1970s.Regulations, which include the OSPAR (Oslo Paris convention) state that

  • estimated at more than $6,000,000 for diving systems, onshore equipment, and the establishment of the operations base in Amsterdam. With the North Sea equipment, Santa Fe will have six deepwater saturation diving systems. T first Cachalot-type system has been operated by a Santa Fe subsidiary in

  • in Morgan City, La., has announced the appointment of Ogden U. Thomas Jr. as vice president, and the appointment of Charles E. LeBlanc as manager of North Sea operations. Mr. Thomas will have administrative responsibility for contracts connected with workboat service and for conducting contract negotiations

  • EUROPEC II, to be held from October 21 to October 24, 1980 at Earls Court, London, England, will be the world's foremost event dealing with North Sea conditions, operations, and engineering challenges. Its impact on the future of North Sea operations — and similar activities in other offshore envir

  • Scotland, of Ardersier in Scotland, for the construction of the platform jacket for its North West Hutton oilfield in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. The contract will be worth approximately 55 million pounds (about $120 million). Completion is scheduled for mid-1981, when the jacket will be

  • DOF Subsea has been awarded several contracts totaling approximately $79.8m, including orders for work in Asia Pacific, North Sea and North America.   “In the Atlantic region we have achieved repeat business with important clients and have established new client relationships,” said DOF Subsea CEO, Mons S.

  • Which Way is Up? The Six Things You need to Know Now Subsea Well Removal is a Leading Cost Driver North Sea decommissioning has long been considered an area of huge potential opportunity for a variety of companies, which to date has not been fully realized. Decommissioning has moved extraordinarily

  • MT Apr-19#60 Products Buoyancy
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    Products Buoyancy DeepWater Buoyancy’s DeepWater Benthic Lander DeepWater Buoyancy claims to be components, there are also plastic, com- lander is free-fall deployed to the sea- the world’s largest supplier of subsea posite, polyurethane and fabricated met- ? oor to collects data. The product is buoyancy

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ployed in the central North Sea. Lyra spent 41 days)
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    come a long funded AlterEco project, the Wave Glider called Lyra was de- way since the days of Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh’s un- ployed in the central North Sea. Lyra spent 41 days at sea, precedented exploration to the bottom of the Marina’s Trench repeatedly covering a 64-kilometer-long transect along

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    Aquaculture Science (Cefas) in the U.K. has turned to a new approach to tracking and mapping their ? sheries data. Facing operations in the turbulent North Sea, scientists at Cefas are using Wave Gliders for their data collection instead of the traditional sur- vey vessels. This approach has multiple bene

  • MT Apr-19#52  understand our ocean. The  the Northern Paci?  c Coast of the)
    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 52

    off- ways we had only dreamed. shore geologic faults along the Cascadia Subduction Zone in We’ve come a long way to better understand our ocean. The the Northern Paci? c Coast of the U.S. reality is this is just the start. His goal was to study the tectonic plate movement along the Why? The deep ocean

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    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 47

    Vehicle Propulsion White Paper Electronic Edition Slip Rings Publication Date: Marine Drones Event Distribution February 2019 Oceanology Intl North America Hydrographic Sonar & Sofware Feb 25- 27, San Diego, CA Underwater Defense & Security Mar 5-7 Southampton, UK Ocean Business AUVSI XPONENTIAL

  • MT Apr-19#46 tech delivers cost savings and Waagen’s Test Center)
    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 46

    tech delivers cost savings and Waagen’s Test Center attracts A place to grow Along with the 1,100-square-meter testing and training cen- wind power entrepreneurs, ? oating or marine wind power con- ter backed by The Switch — plus researchers, equipment and tinues to grow. Since Equinor’s launch of a

  • MT Apr-19#39 waii, underwater mining tools target the whole gamut of)
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    waii, underwater mining tools target the whole gamut of min- of major offshore acreage awards. Deepsea miner, Ocean ing support tasks. Minerals, says REEs are “17 chemically similar metals con- sisting of the 15 elements known as the lanthanides plus yt- High-stakes ops trium and scandium” and they’re of

  • MT Apr-19#38 pling survey, mapping, hyperspectral photo work (met- of)
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    pling survey, mapping, hyperspectral photo work (met- of the 47th Underwater Mining Conference in Bergen last als detection), environmental monitoring, risk assessment, year — yes, the 47th — organizers noted the achievements cutting-process observation and serving as equipment mules and attendance of a

  • MT Apr-19#37 Mining for AUVs
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    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 37

    Mining for AUVs In Europe, there are sure signs that underwater mining is the next big market for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) and new “drones” called HROV, DART or TURTLE. Among the indicators is the involvement of mining companies, governments

  • MT Apr-19#28 Insignts Business
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    Insignts Business The ? rst phase of Virtual Residency will leverage the en- the service sector. Some will respond with incremental change abling technology’s ability to achieve a correspondency ratio and some will respond with transformational propositions. similar to warehouse robotics. This results

  • MT Apr-19#27 at site in ROV mode. All without a vessel. Put simply)
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    at site in ROV mode. All without a vessel. Put simply, it’s a Transformer. Upon arrival at site the vehicle transforms from its AUV form factor to its ROV form factor. This transformation is achieved through hull separation. Once the hull separates the vehicles arms activate and the machine is ready to

  • MT Apr-19#26 Insignts Business
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    Insignts Business long-term residence, many service companies are conducting the availability of vessel operations. We call this concept Vir- MTBF studies in underwater robotics. No matter how good tual Residency and the technology which ful? lls it - Aquanaut. a study is, and how well equipment is

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  • MT Apr-19#23 and when you add a higher tempera- stars keep urchins)
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    and when you add a higher tempera- stars keep urchins under control,” ture to that, it kills faster, causing a said Joseph Gaydos, senior author on bigger impact.” the paper and director of UC Davis’ Fisheries depend on nearshore kelp SeaDoc Society program. “Without forests to form a healthy environmen

  • MT Apr-19#22  along  don’t have data for northern Alaska.” “This is likely)
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    devastated populations of large sun- the southern part of their range, and we Ochre star. ? ower sea stars once abundant along don’t have data for northern Alaska.” “This is likely because this disease the West Coast of North America, ac- Since 2013, sea star wasting disease has many hosts, and other

  • MT Apr-19#16  to 
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    , the longest cross- tween Rockland and Westchester Counties, located ing in the New York State Thruway system, is designed to S approximately 20 miles north of Manhattan and meet the needs of the future while supporting economic across the Hudson River from each other. However, a heavy growth. In 2013

  • MT Apr-19#13 for US GEOTRACES.  sample bottles. As it is lowered)
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    for US GEOTRACES. sample bottles. As it is lowered through the water column to To support the scienti? c challenges, a suitable cable had to depths of 7,000 meters, it endures factors including cold tem- be non-metallic to meet non-contaminating criterium as any peratures, bending, tension cycling

  • MT Apr-19#2   Flying New Routes 
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    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 2

    , the author contends that the real problem is the subsea business model. By Sean Halpin 24 Workclass Houston Mechatronics 30 Flying New Routes Subsea North East England-based Modus Seabed Intervention Limited is a relatively small business but its goals are ambitious and focused. By Elaine Maslin Markets 36

  • MT May-19#62  
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Hydrographic)
    May 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 62

    Vehicle Propulsion White Paper Electronic Edition Slip Rings Publication Date: Marine Drones Event Distribution February 2019 Oceanology Intl North America Hydrographic Sonar & Sofware Feb 25- 27, San Diego, CA Underwater Defense & Security Mar 5-7 Southampton, UK Ocean Business AUVSI XPONENTIAL

  • MT May-19#59  
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    May 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 59

    high-ef? ciency solar panels make the it devices enable watercraft operators to Frequency (MF) beacon signals are not highly suitable for use at northern lati- determine position, course, warn of a inherently complex. All of these reasons tudes and in low-solar-radiation appli- danger and/or obstructions

  • MT May-19#58 Products Beacons, Flashers, Trackers
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    May 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 58

    Products Beacons, Flashers, Trackers Beacons, Flashers & Trackers: Products to Promote Safety at Sea By Tom Mulligan L3 Technologies, together with So- tracking and communications with up to The Oculus M750d is a general-pur- nardyne, will offer 6G-enabled capabil- 10 AUVs at the same time. pose dual-freque

  • MT May-19#49  into a blockage, new North Sea independent 
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    When a troublesome pipeline beset with wax issues escalated into a blockage, new North Sea independent Chrysaor and Subsea 7 nimbly dealt with it, install- ing a 26km bypass pipeline in just eight months – de- spite facing multiple issues on the way. By Elaine Maslin Images courtesy Chrysaor and Subsea

  • MT May-19#43 Image: SurfWEC
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    Image: SurfWEC team relies on a neural network. knows that the path from inventor’s workbench to utility level “Neural networks are a way to respond to things that are not performance is neither straight, short or cheap. The SurfWEC clearly, easily de? ned,” said van Hemmen. “If I have a perfect

  • MT May-19#36 Diference in size 
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    Diference in size between the S-BR and SN-BR- submarines. Image Marinha do Brasil the S40 was launched on December 14, They will be armed with six 21-inch Speci? cations of the S-BRs 2018. The last of the modern convention- torpedo tubes for up to 18 F21 torpe- al submarines is scheduled be launched