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Compact subsea LED

Feb 01, 2013

DeepSea Power & Light unveiled a new version of its SeaLite Sphere LED light. The 220Vac is a compact LED alternative to Halogen lights that are now available for 220-275Vac (50/60Hz) and 275-385Vdc input. DeepSea Power & Light said the SeaLite Sphere utilizes the same connectors…

Technological investment will "spark new ideas"

Feb 01, 2013

Shell celebrated the relaunch of its Shell Technology Center Houston in January. The expanded facility contains one million square feet of laboratory and office space and houses 2000 Shell scientists and engineers, making it the largest of Shell’s three worldwide technology centers…

Colloquy: Energy and innovation intersect in the cloud

Feb 01, 2013

Nina M. Rach COLLOQUY: Editor's Column 'Innovation isn’t about new products, it’s about changing behavior,” explains Tom Koulopoulos, author of eight business books on the intersection of business and technology, including Cloud Surfing (2012) and The Innovation Zone (2011)…

The challenges of managing big data

Feb 01, 2013

Managing access to crucial data while maintaining a secure environment in the offshore communications sector can be taxing for many operators. Whether the information is moving from rig to shore, to the seabed, or to the drilling equipment, offshore communication has a host of inherent issues…

After Stuxnet

Jan 30, 2013

Eric Byres leads cyber security webinar Image: iStockphotoIn an OE exclusive webinar, readers were able to ask questions and listen to a live presentation with security expert Eric Byres, a SCADA specialist at Tofino Security. The forum…

NCS Survey grows AUV fleet

Jan 29, 2013

The Aberdeen company acquires two Gavia AUVs Two Gavia AUVs delivered to NCS SurveyNCS Survey has expanded its growing autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) fleet with the purchase of two Teledyne Gavia AUVs.These vehicles are the latest…

Wireless communication system for real-time ROV control

Jan 16, 2013

Engineers from the US Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have developed a new wireless underwater communication system to control ROVs in real-time. This new method may eliminate the need for long tether cables, offering a new degree of freedom in underwater robotics…

TD Williamson

Jan 10, 2013

Pipeline equipment and services provider TD Williamson opened its first office in Seoul, South Korea. The new office will enable the company to provide EPC customers with pipeline intervention and isolation technologies.


Jan 10, 2013

VAM USA expanded its Houston-based Connection Technology Center to 90,000 sq ft, doubling its R&D capacity. The facility conducts harsh-environment testing of premium connections for shale applications and deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ray Frisby named technical director for TAM International

Jan 10, 2013

Ray Frisby (pictured) has been named technical director for TAM International. Frisby will lead development of new technologies. Company subsidiary TAM Completion Systems has appointed Jim McGowin as its general manager. He will be charged with establishing…

Phase one research wrap

Jan 10, 2013

A Houston company specializing in the repair and rehabilitation oil & gas industry pipeline reports that it has successfully completed phase one of a nanotechnologybased research project. A SBIR grant from the US National Science Foundation funded Pipe Wrap’s research…

Automated moorings

Jan 10, 2013

Cavotec deployed its MoorMaster technology for Dutch private ferry company TESO. The vacuum-based automated mooring technology eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote-controlled vacuum pads can be mounted to the quayside or on pontoons for easy mooring and release…

Colloquy: Antifragility: Can this industry thrive with disorder?

Jan 09, 2013

Nina M. Rach COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Despite the widespread pop-culture interpretation of the Mayan calendar, the world did not end in an apocalypse on 21 December 2012, just as the Y2K date bug did not cause utilities and other critical infrastructure to fail on 1 January 2000…

Arctic Technology Awards

Jan 09, 2013

Shawn Rice and Joe Gagliardi (center) accepted the award for ION. Presenting the award are OTC Board of Directors Chairman Steve Balint (left), Shell, and OTC Board of Directors member Joe Fowler (right).Igor Kolesnikov and Svetlana Kamaeva (center) accept the award for Transkor…

Cyber war opens new front

Jan 09, 2013

Increased automation offshore means oil & gas companies have far more systems that are vulnerable to computer viruses. Gregory Hale and Richard Sale investigate how onshore attacks have led companies to reassess security concerns.Major oil companies…

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