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Realizing potential

Jun 01, 2015

Tidal and wave energy projects are getting grid-wet this year, yet there’s still more to learn. Emma Gordon reports from All Energy. An OpenHydro device. Image from OpenHydro. The…

Closing Mexico’s deepwater gap

Jun 01, 2015

Following Mexico’s historic energy reforms, Fernando C. Hernandez of Reaching Ultra, discusses what is still needed in order to make Mexico a major deepwater player. Fig. 2: The Perdido Hub as seen from a crew boat…

Bureau Veritas publishes current, tidal turbine guidelines

May 28, 2015

International classification society and certification group Bureau Veritas has published a set of guidelines, NI 603, intended to help the development of current and tidal turbines. The guidelines are backed by a separate guide, known as The Marine Renewable Energy Guide to Certification…

EMEC, CENSIS partner to support sensor development

May 28, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Innovation Centre for Sensor & Imaging Systems (CENSIS), are collaborating to support innovation and development of new sensor technologies. By helping innovative sensor technologies…

India signals interest in Mexico, Colombia

May 21, 2015

India’s petroleum minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan led a delegation to Mexico and Colombia this week to meet with officials in each country in hopes of transforming the relationship among the three countries from “buyer-seller” to an “energy partnership…

Ice spurs innovation

May 19, 2015

Viking Life-Saving Equipment is taking PPE to the limit. Meg Chesshyre explains. Viking’s polar liferaft is ready for use—even at -58°F.  Photos from Viking Life-Saving Equipment Arctic…

P-scan goes deeper

May 19, 2015

Exploration in deeper waters is driving technology development, not least in subsea inspection. Meg Chesshyre reports. Diver-based pipeline scanning. Images from FORCE Technology. Denmark’s FORCE Technology…

Accura, Advanced partnership improves flow meters

May 19, 2015

Accura Group, based in Wolverhampton, and Peterborough-based Advanced Interactive Materials Science joined forces to manufacture Venturi Flow Meters, using the HIPing process for use with oil and gas production measurements. Venturi Flow…

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…

TGS lines up Eastern Canada seismic

May 12, 2015

TGS is to acquire up to 30,000km of seismic data through two new multi-client 2D surveys offshore Eastern Canada. Both surveys are in partnership with PGS, using two vessels during the 2015 acquisition season. The M/V Atlantic Explorer…

OTC15: Lloyd’s closes OTC with collaboration statement

May 07, 2015

During market downturns, collaboration across industry is critical in order to share best practice Lloyd’s Register Energy has spent this week at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2015 in Texas challenging oil and gas companies to re-think their approach to safety…

OTC15: Nanotechnologies for oil and gas

May 07, 2015

Nanotechnology has an abundance of applications for the oil and gas industry, according to a group of research scientists who addressed attendees Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. From non-stick fluids to contamination warning systems…

OTC15: China emerging

May 06, 2015

At an industry breakfast organized by OTC and the US Department of Commerce, experts said China was chosen as topic of discussion because of its emerging oil and gas business investment opportunities. OTC…

OTC15: SBM Offshore introduces ARCA

May 06, 2015

SBM Offshore released this video demonstrating its new ARCA (articulated rod connecting arm) chain connector. The ARCA won accolades at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference’s Spotlight on Technology Awards. SBM Offshore was…

OTC15: FMC, Total sign R&D frame agreement

May 06, 2015

FMC Technologies and Total signed a frame agreement for technology development on 5 May. The purpose of this agreement is to define the R&D relationship and to create a framework for collaborative and innovative projects. The goals of…

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