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Oceaneering drops BOP business

Jul 23, 2015

Houston-based Oceaneering International’s 2Q 2015 results has its revenue down nearly 13% year-over-year, and left the company with the decision to end its blowout preventer (BOP) control systems business. Image from Oceaneering…

Fugro adds cable-lay to portfolio

Jul 22, 2015

Fugro is now offering cable-lay in addition to trenching to its offshore windfarm and tidal energy clients. The company has equipped its trenching vessel Fugro Saltire with a compact, custom-made, cable-lay spread. This comprises a reel drive system to store the cables…

Chukar Waterjet introduces SUB-JET 3000

Jul 13, 2015

Chukar Waterjet, a manufacturer of deepwater subsea ultra-high pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, introduces its new SUB-JET 3000 subsea waterjet system for work class ROVs. Operable at depths up to 3000m (10,000ft), the SUB-JET 3000 cuts steel up to 250mm thick and blasts away coatings…

Global seismic vessel roundup

Jul 07, 2015

Seismic vessels are the lifeblood of global offshore exploration efforts. Jeannie Stell searches for bright spots in the current global market of seismic vessel activity.  The Sanco Sword. From Dolphin Geophysical…

Cutting down to size

Jul 01, 2015

As the oil and gas industry reacts to the continued downturn in prices, even the seismic vessels market is taking great pains to trim the fleet and stay competitive. Elaine Maslin surveys the market. GC Rieber delivered the Polar Empress…

Seabird starts Gigante seismic

Jun 30, 2015

SeaBird Exploration will now commence the Gigante survey for TGS Nopec, after receiving all necessary permits. The vessels Osprey Explorer and Hawk Explorer have commenced acquisition while Northern Explorer is currently mobilizing to Mexico…

Umbilicals International invests in cables

Jun 25, 2015

Umbilicals International (UI), part of the Seanamic Group, has invested over US$2 million in new cable manufacturing lines at its Houston production facility. The two lines will streamline cable production, and marks a significant expansion…

Unique Group plans business expansions

Jun 24, 2015

Unique Group, formerly known as Unique Maritime Group, has set in place measures to double its size and global infrastructure by 2019 through capital investment, acquisitions and expansion into key markets. With a current turnover in excess of US$100 million…

Dolphin in Aussie seismic

Jun 22, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical is initiating seismic operations on the North West shelf with a large 3D SHarp Broadband Multi-Client survey covering approximately 15,000sq km, offshore Australia. Sanco Swift…

Harkand begins Maersk decommissioning work

Jun 18, 2015

Harkand began decommissioning work on the UK Continental Shelf at Maersk Oil UK’s Leadon field. The Harkand Da Vinci DSV. From Harkand. In March, the IRM firm secured a multi-million dollar…

Allspeeds invests in new facilities

Jun 17, 2015

Cutting tools specialist Allspeeds has invested over US$316,000 (£200,000) in new product development facilities at the company’s headquarters in Accrington, Lancashire to increase the competitiveness and applications for the company’s Webtool cutting tools in the subsea…

Polar Empress operates in Barents

Jun 17, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical has announced that the 3D seismic vessel, Polar Empress, is in full production towing 14 streamers on the Maud Extension multi-client survey in the Barents Sea.  The Polar Empress has a capacity to operate up to 22 seismic streamers…

DeepOcean, BG Group sign five-year IMR contract

Jun 16, 2015

BG Group awarded DeepOcean a five-year inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) contract. The contract covers all ROV-based IMR work for BG Group on its UK and Norwegian subsea assets. DeepOcean will use vessels from its North Sea-based fleet for work under this contract…

Ocean Installer bags Balder deal

Jun 16, 2015

ExxonMobil awarded Ocean Installer its first call-off contract for subsea well tie-back, engineering, IRM (inspection, maintenance and repair), ROV and associated services at the Balder field. The Normand Mermaid…

J2 Subsea opens subsea tooling facility

Jun 15, 2015

J2 Subsea opened a new subsea tooling facility at sister Acteon company, Seatronics’, subsea electronics location in Houston. The new facility marks the next stage in J2 Subsea’s global expansion plan. North American customers can…

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