Category archives for: Research & Development

NOC in Cutting Edge Marine Research

NOC in Cutting Edge Marine Research

With its range of high-tech robot submarines and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), the National Oceanography Centre is at the forefront of marine exploration technology. The Government recently has reaffirmed its commitment to the robotics industry, which it has described as one of the “Eight Great Technologies”. A new UK Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy […]

NOAA Biologists Recover Fish Tags off Canada

NOAA Biologists Recover Fish Tags off Canada

NOAA Fisheries recently reached out to the crew of the Canadian Coast Guard aboard the ship Cape Spry thanking them for recovering 3 electronic tags NOAA biologists attached to giant bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico. The tags popped off near Prince Edward Island, Canada. An electronic tag recovery is a big deal. After […]

BOEM Starts Plans on Potential Offshore Alaska Lease

BOEM Starts Plans on Potential Offshore Alaska Lease

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Call for Information and Nominations for potential Oil and Gas Lease Sale 242, proposed for the Beaufort Sea Planning Area off Alaska in 2017. The 45-day Call seeks to gather information about specific areas within the Beaufort Sea Planning Area that have the most promising oil and […]

Rosneft Begins Seismic Survey in Kara Sea

Rosneft Begins Seismic Survey in Kara Sea

Research vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin sailed from Kirkenes (Norway) to the Kara Sea. In the next three months 2D seismic survey, will be carried out in the three Vostochno-Prinovozemelsky licenses. The field work will be conducted in the surface area that totals almost 7 thousand square kilometers, and its results will help identify and delineate […]

NOC Uses Ferries to Study Harmful Algal Blooms

NOC Uses Ferries to Study Harmful Algal Blooms

For most of us, ferries are simply a convenient means of getting from A to B on a short break or family holiday, but for scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, they have proved to be an invaluable source of information about harmful phytoplankton growth in the English Channel. Passengers travelling from Portsmouth aboard P&O’s […]

CPNL Completes Articulated Pipes Dynamic Tests

CPNL Completes Articulated Pipes Dynamic Tests

CPNL Engineering has successfully finalised dynamic tests of its articulated pipes at the University of Exeter, as part of the EU-funded MARINET research programme. CPNL applied for this programme in 2013 and was granted a period of 60 days. A total of 4 different test scenarios of 25.000 axial load cycles ranging from mild – […]

JDR Opens New Offshore Engineering Technology Centre in Cambridge

JDR Opens New Offshore Engineering Technology Centre in Cambridge

JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, is opening a new offshore engineering technology centre in Cambridge. Building out from JDR’s global HQ in North Cambridgeshire, the new centre will put JDR at the heart of Cambridge’s growing oil and gas innovation community as energy research seeks to exploit reserves […]

Gulf Island, Bechtel to Jointly Pursue Opportunities in Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Island, Bechtel to Jointly Pursue Opportunities in Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. have signed a cooperative agreement with Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc. to work together to pursue opportunities for offshore projects for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and abroad. Gulf Island’s fabrication experience, infrastructure, and skilled labor along with Bechtel’s unmatched engineering, project management, and direct-hire construction capabilities, provides customers a […]

Carnegie, University of Adelaide Partner on Control Systems Project

Carnegie, University of Adelaide Partner on Control Systems Project

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited will partner with the University of Adelaide on a $1.8m project part funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant to research and develop control strategies for wave energy converters. The three year project will specifically focus on understanding and developing novel control strategies tailored for submerged […]

Rosneft, Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation Ink Cooperation Agreement

Rosneft, Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation Ink Cooperation Agreement

Rosneft President, Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maksim Sokolov signed an Agreement of Cooperation. The parties agreed upon cooperation in fields relating to the search and rescue of people in distress, prevention and control of possible emergency situations, including oil and oil products spillage within […]







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