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JIP Findings Result in Flexcom Software Upgrade

JIP Findings Result in Flexcom Software Upgrade

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) announced that findings from the first and second phases of a Joint Industry Project (JIP) into understanding the effect of slug flow on pipelines and risers has led to significant enhancements in their software package, Flexcom, to deliver automated slug capabilities. Subsea systems transporting liquids and gases together as multiphase flow […]

USACE Galveston District Awards Geotechnical Survey Contract to Quaternary Resources

USACE Galveston District Awards Geotechnical Survey Contract to Quaternary Resources

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract in the amount of $106,871.81 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC  for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing at Freeport Harbor’s Dredging Placement Area One. The contract will allow for drilling of suitable material for levee raising and repair to increase the […]

Turkey Approves South Stream Offshore Pipeline EIA

Turkey Approves South Stream Offshore Pipeline EIA

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA Report) for the section of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline that will cross the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Turkey. The EIA Report consists of an assessment of potential impacts of the Project on the environment, including seabed geology, water […]

Minehunter Rimini Finds Intact Naval Mine in Black Sea

Minehunter Rimini Finds Intact Naval Mine in Black Sea

Minehunter Rimini (engaged in the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2) identified a mine still with its releasing device in the Black Sea. The discovery was exceptionally uncommon, due to the absence of mud on the device and the still existing connection with the anchor, as well as the physical-chemical properties of the water, thoroughly […]

Oceaneering: Subsea Products Operating Income Exceeded ROV

Oceaneering: Subsea Products Operating Income Exceeded ROV

Oceaneering International, Inc. reported record quarterly earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. On revenue of $927.4 million, Oceaneering generated net income of $110.3 million, or $1.02 per share. During the corresponding period in 2013, Oceaneering reported revenue of $820.4 million and net income of $98.8 million, or $0.91 per share. Year over […]

BW Offshore to Take 100 Pct Ownership of Petroleo Nautipa FPSO

BW Offshore to Take 100 Pct Ownership of Petroleo Nautipa FPSO

BW Offshore has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Yinson to take 100% ownership of the FPSO Petroleo Nautipa, owned through Tinworth Pte. Ltd. Tinworth, and correspondingly the FPSO, has been 50/50 owned between BW Offshore and Yinson Holdings Berhad through their respectively wholly owned Norwegian subsidiaries. The price for the 50% stake acquired […]

Statoil Secures New Acreage Offshore Colombia

Statoil Secures New Acreage Offshore Colombia

Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 licence offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round. Statoil will hold 33,33% in the licence. Repsol will be the operator of the licence and will hold 33,34%. ExxonMobil Exploration Colombia will hold 33,33%. The award is subject to the final approval of […]

TGS to Conduct Two Sampling Studies in Canada and Barents Sea

TGS to Conduct Two Sampling Studies in Canada and Barents Sea

TGS announces two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies offshore Canada and in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both programs were identified using recently acquired multi-client seismic data. The Labrador Sea Sampling 2014 will be collected in partnership with VBPR and PGS, and is a comprehensive multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and hydrocarbon seep […]

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project Raises Concerns

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project Raises Concerns

Industry experts have raised concerns over the £850m Swansea Tidal Lagoon environmental effects. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said that the project could have an impact on the conservation areas in the Bay, according to Building.co.uk. NRW and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) added that they are worried over the lack of […]

USA: Florida II Survey Vessel Suitable for Archaeological Research

USA: Florida II Survey Vessel Suitable for Archaeological Research

The Florida II is a survey vessel, but it has the capability to provide much more information than just water depth. The design specifications and specialized equipment it carries make it possible to do many different types of surveys, and suitable for underwater archaeological research. “As part of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, we […]







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