Communications News

Digitalization: Leveraging Digital Innovation in Offshore Energy

Jun 20, 2022

There is an increasing expectation that oil and gas firms can demonstrate their value and efficiency through more data-centric processes, managing costs and reacting more quickly to changing market conditions. While the sector has typically been slow to adopt digital innovations…

SWiG's Wireless Acoustic Standard to Improve Comms Between Offshore Vessels & Subsea Vehicles

May 23, 2022

Subsea Wireless Group (SWiG) has launched a new wireless acoustic standard to improve communication between offshore vessels and the vehicles used in underwater inspection, maintenance, and repair.SWiG, an oil and gas industry network with members from all parts of the supply chain…

Marlink Signs with OneWeb

Feb 14, 2022

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb and smart network solutions provider Marlink have joined forces to bring OneWeb’s high-speed, low latency connectivity to the maritime, energy, enterprise and humanitarian sectors…

Aker Solutions Names Ertresvåg SVP for Communications

Jan 14, 2022

Norwegian company Aker Solutions, a provider of offshore energy engineering and construction services, has appointed Kari Ertresvåg as senior vice president for communications. Ertresvåg, a Norwegian national, has wide experience within communications and public affairs…

EC-OG's Subsea Battery For "World-first" Autonomous Offshore Power Trials in Hawaii

Jan 10, 2022

Aberdeen-based subsea battery developer EC-OG has made the first commercial delivery of its Halo subsea battery storage system. The lithium-ion-based device will be part of 'a world-first autonomous offshore power sea trial' in Q1 2022 at the US Navy Wave Energy Test Site…

Viasat Buys Inmarsat for $7.3 Billion

Nov 08, 2021

Viasat agreed to buy British rival Inmarsat on Monday in a $7.3 billion deal to broaden the U.S. based company’s satellite and land-based communications services.The takeover of London-based Inmarsat comes just two years after it was taken private in a $3…

Communications: The Role of Secure Telecommunications in Offshore Wind Ops

Oct 29, 2021

While maintaining the integrity of power supply, digitalization and the integration of data have been prioritized in the energy transition process, ensuring a robust telecommunications infrastructure is essential for operational success. A well…

Saipem, WSense Developing Comms Networks for Subsea Drones

Oct 04, 2021

Italian Saipem has signed a cooperation agreement with the Italian start-up WSense to develop complex communication networks for subsea drones.These multi-purpose intelligent nodes will be designed and qualified by Saipem and WSense to be interfaced…

OEG Offshore Acquires Fern Communications

Sep 29, 2021

Offshore equipment provider OEG Offshore (OEG) has acquired Lowestoft‐based offshore communications specialist Fern Communications (Fern), which designs and manufactures offshore communications systems The deal comes a week after Fern signed…

Mavenir Assisting Vilicom to Deliver Mobile Network for UK Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 27, 2021

UK wireless telecommunications provider Vilicom is using network software provider Mavenir's MAVair suite as an important element of deploying the UK's first private offshore LTE network for wind farm communications and connectivity, Mavenir said…

Kawasaki Picks Sonardyne Tech for Its SPICE AUV

Jul 22, 2021

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries has ordered from Sonardyne a suite of subsea navigation, positioning, and communications technologies to navigate, track and control its first commercial SPICE autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).The SPICE  AUV…

Viasat Completes RigNet Acquisition

May 05, 2021

Global communications firm Viasat has completed the acquisition of the offshore communications solutions provider RigNet, after RigNet’sstockholders approved the transaction on April 21, 2021.The proposed merger was first announced in December 2020…

Aker Solutions Names EVP for Sustainability

Mar 10, 2021

Norwegian offshore energy services company Aker Solutions has appointed Marianne Hagen has been appointed executive vice president for sustainability and communications in a push to expand its work on sustainability.'Last year, Aker Solutions…

Tidewater Taps Inmarsat for Fleet Xpress Upgrades

Jan 27, 2021

Satellite communications company Inmarsat said it has secured a fleet-wide agreement with Tidewater to upgrade the majority of the offshore support vessel (OSV) owner's active fleet to Fleet Xpress, complete with advanced vessel technology efficiencies…

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