Category archives for: Equipment & Technology

Tritech Hammerhead Helps to Locate Missing Person at Snailsden Reservoir

Tritech Hammerhead Helps to Locate Missing Person at Snailsden Reservoir

Tritech’s high-resolution survey sonar is proving an invaluable tool in search and recovery operations. Yorkshire and the Humber Police areas, through their regional underwater search and marine unit, have been using the Tritech SeaKing Hammerhead system to locate missing persons. The system was recently deployed at Snailsden Reservoir, in the peak district, South Yorkshire, England, […]

ETI Tidal Energy Converter Project Phase 2 Starts

ETI Tidal Energy Converter Project Phase 2 Starts

Atlantis, owner of the world’s largest planned tidal stream energy project, MeyGen, has been awarded a £7.5 million two year contract with the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (“ETI”) to deliver a multi-turbine foundation structure which will support a further two turbines at the Atlantis-owned MeyGen tidal stream array in the Pentland Firth, Scotland. The agreement […]

MDSU 2 Team Works with Divers in Colombia

MDSU 2 Team Works with Divers in Colombia

Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) are in Colombia working with divers from the Armada de la Rebublica de Colombia as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014. This week the MDSU divers brought out an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and demonstrated its capabilities to divers and dive students from […]

Pacific Orca Completes SBJ Installation at Borkum Riffgrund 1 OWF

Pacific Orca Completes SBJ Installation at Borkum Riffgrund 1 OWF

The first offshore wind Suction Bucket Jacket (850 tons, 57m) has just been successfully installed on the DONG Energy Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm has been selected for testing this foundation due to its sandy seabed, which makes the installation of this concept a challenge. Challenging test […]

Peak Expands Its Product Portfolio

Peak Expands Its Product Portfolio

Specialist downhole tool provider, Peak Well Systems (“Peak”) has significantly expanded its product portfolio with the launch of its new SIMPLUS range of V3-Grade plugs certified to ISO14310. The portfolio employs an ISO-14310 Grade V3-rated SIMPLUS Retrievable Bridge Plug for well barrier applications in monobore wells, creating a reliable and high performance downhole seal. The […]

Development Squadron 5 Takes Delivery of First UUV

Development Squadron 5 Takes Delivery of First UUV

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) Aug. 22. The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to join the vehicle inventory used by detachment UUV at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport. Once a few final operational preparations are […]

Aker Solutions Presents Subsea Production System for Kaombo at ONS

Aker Solutions Presents Subsea Production System for Kaombo at ONS

During the last day of this year’s ONS Exhibition, Aker Solutions has presented  the latest advancements in its subsea business, including the prestigious subsea production system for Total’s Kaombo development. The Kaombo development, located in block 32 about 150 kilometers off the coast of Angola, is one of the world’s largest subsea developments. It involves […]

Meta Completes Two North Sea Projects

Meta Completes Two North Sea Projects

Meta, the premium downhole isolation company, has successfully completed a further two jobs in the North Sea with its Meta Casing Reconnect™ for two clients. The first job involved an Operator’s well which was to be converted to Gas Lift to maintain efficient production. However, a leak in the well meant it was not possible […]

PHOTO: Innovative Suction Bucket Jacket Foundation Hits Seabed Off Germany

PHOTO: Innovative Suction Bucket Jacket Foundation Hits Seabed Off Germany

Offshore wind foundations of the future face many challenges. Projects will be built further from shore, in deeper water, with the ability to be installed without exceeding strict regulatory requirements on underwater noise. The innovative design of the suction bucket jacket, developed by DONG Energy, has been tailor-made specifically to tackle these challenges. The suction […]

Aquaterra Energy Introduces New Riser Monitoring System

Aquaterra Energy Introduces New Riser Monitoring System

Aquaterra Energy has launched a unique Riser Monitoring System (RMS) which the company believes will revolutionise the integrity management process and deliver superior reliability and accuracy of data acquisition for the offshore oil and gas industry. The RMS design utilises a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging and riser analysis processing algorithms […]







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