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Deepsea Atlantic Drilling Rig Returning to Johan Sverdrup

Equinor and its partners have signed a letter of intent with Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Atlantic rig to drill 12 wells during phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup field development, following its work on phase 1.

Saipem awarded a contract for the Búzios pre-salt field in Brazil worth approximately 325 million USD

Saipem has been awarded a contract by Petrobras for the installation of a rigid riser-based subsea system to serve the Búzios pre-salt project, in water depths from 1537 to 2190 meters, offshore the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Kraken Provides Positive Update on $40 Million Royal Danish Navy Mine Hunting Upgrade Program

Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is very pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has received notification that the complaint process regarding the Royal Danish Navy’s mine hunting upgrade program has been finalized.

Awarding Framework Contract for Engineering and Installation Services on Statfjord

Equinor has, on behalf of the licence partners, awarded Apply a framework agreement for engineering and installation services on the North Sea Statfjord field. According to the agreement the parties will collaborate in new ways while carrying out the work on Statfjord safely and efficiently.

Fugro’s Subsea Engineering Solutions Key to Ireland’s Corrib Gas Field Integrity

Fugro has used the survey vessel Edda Sun to deliver an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) project for Corrib, Ireland’s biggest natural gas field, on behalf of Vermilion Exploration and Production Ireland Limited (Vermilion). The project included deepwater pipeline surveys, inspection of subsea structures, and maintenance tasks using Fugro’s FCV3000 remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and the Edda Sun is now returning to the North Sea to continue its 2020 IRM programme.

SeaFlo Launches CPD Engineering Training to Support Sector Recovery and Expedite Knowledge Transfer

Aberdeen headquartered SeaFlo Consultancy Ltd has invested more than £250,000 to develop a new dynamic marine and subsea training capability supported by state-of-the-art mobile simulators.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract for work in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract will be recorded in backlog in the second quarter.

Fishers' ROV Minimizes Risk to Commercial Divers

The principle task for any organization that puts its people in harm’s way is to find better and safer ways to increase productivity while minimizing the risk to operators. Commercial diving is a dangerous maritime job. Unlike recreational scuba diving, this career does not typically involve beautiful coral reef deposits or calm, clear waters. Instead, much of commercial diving revolves around daily risks, including exposure to toxic chemicals, working with power tools and other equipment in low-visibility conditions, and experiencing equipment malfunctions. This is risky work for even the most experienced divers.

Kongsberg Digital Acquires Danish Maritime Software Company COACH Solutions

Kongsberg Digital has acquired COACH Solutions, a leading supplier of software solutions for vessel performance and monitoring. The new name will be KONGSBERG COACH Solutions.

Tracerco Secures Large Flooded Member Inspection (FMI) Project in the Caribbean

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, has recently been awarded a large-scale project to verify the integrity of multiple platform members in the Caribbean sea.

3km Fiber Optic Tether for Hydroelectric Project

NOVACAVI proudly supplied a 3-kilometer fiber optic tether for an upgraded Chinook ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) engaged in tunnel and penstock inspection at Old Chiriqui River projects in western Panama.

Oceaneering Awarded Significant Inspection Services Scope in Angola from CABGOC

Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) has announced that its Asset Integrity group has secured a three-year contract with Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC), a Chevron subsidiary.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Norway

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by Aker BP for the Hod Field Development Project, located 12 km from the Valhall area in the southern part of the North Sea.

National Marine Facilities Technology Road Map Published

The National Oceanography Centre has this week published the National Marine Facilities (NMF) Technology Roadmap 2020-21, which outlines current capabilities and looks to the future of oceanographic science and the technology that will take us there.

Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Exploration Contract by PETRONAS

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract for the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer which will be employed by PETRONAS Suriname Exploration & Production B.V. for a one-well exploration campaign in Block 52 offshore Suriname. The contract is expected to commence in Q3/Q4 2020, with an estimated duration of 75 days. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 20.4m, including integrated drilling services, mobilisation and demobilisation fees. The contract includes an additional one-well option.

Greensea Hires Additional Senior Robotics Engineer Greensea Continues to Expand Engineering Staf

Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open software architecture platform for the marine industry, recently added key personnel to its engineering team to support the development of their EOD technologies. Matt Green, Senior Robotics Engineer, is leading the technology development of Greensea’s EOD Workspace, a navigation, control, and user interface system for inspection class ROVs used in military subsea EOD mitigation.

The Belgian-Dutch Mine Hunter Program Carried by Belgium Naval & Robotics Successfully Crosses the «Systems Functional Review» Milestone

On May 23, a new contractual milestone was crossed by the Belgium Naval & Robotics teams. Exactly one year after the notification of the contract in 2019, this program, which provides for the supply of twelve mine hunters equipped with drone systems (Toolbox) to the Belgian and Dutch navies, reaches a new milestone.

Rescue and Support with Full Integration

Mariscope Meerestechnick has integrated to his offer another new model. The Commander MK III Rescue is a ROV with features that stand out in a vehicle of this class.

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