Category archives for: Americas

OceanWorks Delivers Subsea Equipment to Harris CapRock

OceanWorks Delivers Subsea Equipment to Harris CapRock

OceanWorks International delivered a spare node base and two node pods to Harris CapRock Communications (HCC) in support of the ongoing operation and maintenance of CSnet International’s Offshore Communications Backbone (OCB) system. The OCB subsea infrastructure, including five seafloor nodes which form the existing seafloor observatory portion of the system, was originally designed by OceanWorks International. The […]

Pallone Highlights Concerns on Impacts of Seismic Testing Off New Jersey

Pallone Highlights Concerns on Impacts of Seismic Testing Off New Jersey

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. visited the Belford Seafood Cooperative to highlight the potentially damaging impacts of seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey. Congressman Pallone specifically addressed concerns regarding the application recently submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to conduct marine seismic surveys off the coast of New Jersey. NMFS has proposed […]

Baker Hughes Delivers Increase in Q1 Profit

Baker Hughes Delivers Increase in Q1 Profit

Baker Hughes Incorporated released results for the first quarter of 2014. Revenue of $5.7 billion for the quarter are up 10% year over year. Adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2014 excludes after-tax severance charges of $21 million ($0.05 per diluted share) in North America and after-tax costs associated with a technology royalty agreement of $20 million ($0.05 per diluted share). “This […]

BSEE Alaska Region Director Joins Panel Discussion on Arctic Drilling

BSEE Alaska Region Director Joins Panel Discussion on Arctic Drilling

BSEE’s Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire participated in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. on applying lessons learned for drilling in the Arctic. During the discussion hosted by the nonprofit organization Resources for the Future, Fesmire spoke about BSEE’s commitment to ensuring that should drilling operations occur in the Arctic, they are done safely. He […]

Divers Start NUNALIVUT 2014 Operation in Arctic

Divers Start NUNALIVUT 2014 Operation in Arctic

The Combined Dive Team, made up of 18 members from the Fleet Diving Unit (FDU-A) Atlantic and four Combat divers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group have “broken the ice” in Gascoyne Inlet, Nunavut as part of Operation NUNALIVUT 2014. “A considerable amount of planning has gone into this operation, we have brought in everything […]

Discovery Centre, OTCNS Launch New Science Program

Discovery Centre, OTCNS Launch New Science Program

The Discovery Centre in partnership with the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) and the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS), under the auspices of Labour and Advanced Education Ocean Sector Council, launched the “Tide to Technology” program on Saturday, April 12th at the Discovery Centre. Tide to Technology is an external […]

Ciena: Japan-US Cable Network Completes 200G Test

Ciena: Japan-US Cable Network Completes 200G Test

Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, reported that the Japan-U.S. Cable Network successfully completed a 200G trial over a segment of its network on the U.S. West Coast, highlighting the flexibility and scalability of Ciena’s submarine solution and confirming the viability of 16QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) 200G submarine deployments using  Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optical technology. The trial demonstrates how […]

BOEM Gives Developers Additional Time for SAP and GAP

BOEM Gives Developers Additional Time for SAP and GAP

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published its Final Rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or a General Activities Plan (GAP) for renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Effective 30 days after Federal Register publication, all OCS renewable energy lessees and grantees will have 12 […]

US Coast Guard Commemorates Sinking of RMS Titanic

US Coast Guard Commemorates Sinking of RMS Titanic

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol reflected on the sinking of the RMS Titanic and the importance of their mission during a ceremony held in New London. The annual ceremony serves as a way to remember and honor those who lost their lives during the Titanic’s maiden voyage, which ended tragically on […]

Fugro to Showcase at OTC in Houston

Fugro to Showcase at OTC in Houston

Fugro will be making a technical presentation during the upcoming Offshore Technology Conference, May 5th – 8th in Houston, TX. The theme of the presentation will be “Life-of-Field”. A variety of timely topics will be covered in a series of brief technical sessions showcasing Fugro’s unique technology in geotechnical, survey, and subsea disciplines.  In the exhibition hall Fugro’s […]







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