Communication News


Industrial Internet to Help Upstream Sector

Aug 12, 2019

There has been a growing interest among oil and gas companies in adopting the Industrial Internet to improve sustainability and market competitiveness, said a study.According to data and analytics company GlobalData the upstream sector is witnessing…

Maersk OSV Adds Fleet Xpress

Jul 03, 2019

Maersk Supply Service has signed a three-year contract extension with Inmarsat for its new dedicated bandwidth service Fleet Xpress, including a a dedicated bandwidth charterer service agreement.The Danish company, which has a fleet of 40 anchor handlers…

Semco Chosen for 'Energean Power' FPSO

May 09, 2019

TechnipFMC has chosen Semco Maritime to deliver telecommunication systems, topside firefighting equipment and safety equipment for the ‘Energean Power’ FPSO for the Karish & Tanin fields, offshore Israel.As a total systems integrator Semco Maritime…

Speedcast Offers Intellian v240MT Antenna

Mar 07, 2019

Satellite communications provider Speedcast International said it will begin to offer Intellian’s v240MT antenna to customers in the cruise and offshore energy sectors.The v240MT is Intellian’s next generation, tri-band and multi-orbit 2.4 meter antenna for use on Ku…

2G and 4G Coming to the Goliat Field

Mar 07, 2019

Vår Energi AS, operator of the Goliat field in the Barents Sea, announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement with Telenor Maritime to equip the field with 2G and 4G networks, in an effort to improve safety and emergency response capability in the region…

Huawei Marine Upgrades WACS

Feb 03, 2019

Huawei Marine Networks, a global submarine network provider, announced completion of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) Upgrade II.A press release from the joint venture between the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies and the British company Global…

New Managing Director at Magma Products

Jan 29, 2019

Oil and gas commissioning and start-up specialist Magma Products announced Tuesday it has appointed Philip Tweedy as managing director.Tweedy, previously commissioning manager at Magma, will be responsible for day-to-day operations at the company’s Aberdeen…

IOT goes offshore

Dec 15, 2017

The Internet of Things, a world in which equipment and instrumentation can talk to each other and modify operating parameters – across platforms, fleets and whole businesses – accordingly, is close at hand. Having the communications infrastructure in place is what will help make it happen…

Bibby inks double vessel deal in North Sea

May 09, 2016

Bibby Offshore has entered into a multimillion dollar agreement for two of its vessels to provide first gas and construction support on its assets in the Southern North Sea. The contract, with an unnamed global energy provider, is due to be executed between Q3 and Q4 2016…

Sonardyne demos tech at NASA

Jan 12, 2016

Subsea engineering company Sonardyne International, UK, has successfully demonstrated its wireless integrity monitoring technologies during a series of in-water demonstrations held at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas. Hosted by OneSubsea…

Inmarsat, Intellian team up on broadband solution

May 13, 2015

Mobile satellite communication services provider Inmarsat announced that the Global Xpress (GX) and FleetBroadband terminals –manufactured by Intellian – are approved for use with FleetBroadband Xtra. Designed to enable high-speed broadband connectivity…

Sat-comms developments

Oct 03, 2014

Customized data communication solutions are required in the offshore industry, particularly for rigs and seismic vessels, where data collected is needed in real-time onshore for processing. Airbus Defence and Space’s sales subsidiary…

Heriot-Watt orders ASV C-Enduro

Jul 11, 2014

Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Campus has ordered an ASV C-Enduro. The C-Enduro Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) will be used for research in persistent and long-term autonomy with multiple remote and autonomous marine platforms. The…

Shell, Inpex share Browse fiber optic

May 13, 2014

INPEX and Shell are investing in a project to construct a subsea optical fiber cable system incorporating the Ichthys and Prelude projects in Australia's Browse basin.  The subsea fiber optic cable system, to be provided and operated by Nextgen Group…

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