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Invest globally, says energy expert

Mar 14, 2013

North Sea offshore investment is reaching all time highs but there is limited capacity to invest to meet demand, according to a speaker at today's annual NOF Energy conference.Specialist Isabel Boira-Segarra of consultancy EC Harris, was speaking at the Energy: A Balanced Future event in Newcastle…

Wintershall sponsors Badger tool

Feb 27, 2013

Germany’s Wintershall has stepped forward to back a new autonomous exploration drilling tool being developed in Norway.Badger Explorer (BXPL) is developing the tool, which it describes as “a new formation and reservoir evaluation tool, which drills into the subsurface without the risks…

Our Crowning Glory?

Feb 01, 2013

Offshore energy means more than just oil and gas. But is it an energy nirvana or a cult of false hope? Bruce Nichols looks at the progress that the marine renewables industry has made, and the hurdles it has to overcome.The latest trend in renewable energy has come to Cobscook Bay in Maine…

How the seismic map is changing

Feb 01, 2013

Andrew McBarnet assesses the state of the marine seismic business and where it is going in 2013.Rarely, if ever, can the marine seismic business have been so busy in so many places around the world. Demand for surveys is nearly at an almost all-time high…

Marine Renewable Technology

Feb 01, 2013

Rube Goldberg had nothing on these guys. The American engineer, inventor and cartoonist most famous for drawing outlandish machines would have smiled at all the ideas for capturing ocean wave and tidal energy.According to the European Marine Energy Center…

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.

VAM USA

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…

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