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Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Exploration Contract for Maersk Discoverer

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract by CGX Resources Inc., operator and joint venture partner with Frontera Energy Guyana Corp, for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer to perform exploration drilling in the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana. The contract has an estimated duration of 75-85 days and is expected to commence in third quarter 2021, in direct continuation of the rig’s current work scope. The contract contains one firm-well in the Corentyne Block and one optional well for the Demerara Block. The optional well has an estimated duration of 40 days. Maersk Drilling and CGX are in discussions to add additional services and performance incentives to the scope.

Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Exploration Contract for Low-emission Rig with Aker BP

Maersk Drilling has secured an additional one-well contract for the low-emission rig Maersk Integrator with Aker BP. In direct continuation of the rig’s previously announced work scope, Maersk Integrator will drill an exploration well for Aker BP offshore Norway. The contract is expected to commence in December 2021, with an estimated duration of 36 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 9.6m, excluding integrated services provided and potential performance bonuses. The contract includes an option for additional work.

Introducing the PIPE® Sequencer

Coda Octopus recently launched its new generation of sonars - the Echoscope PIPE® series - which embeds its Parallel Intelligent Processing Engine (“PIPE”) based on advanced multimodal signal processing. This is the foundation for the PIPE sonar series powerful new ability to generate and visualize from different angles multiple 4D Images in real time (a shift from its previous generation of real-time sonars which allows users to visualize a single 3D underwater image in real time).

Mariscope Launches New Generation of Thrusters to Equip its ROVs

Mariscope Meerestechnik is taking a new technological step with its own designed thrusters to equips its ROVs.

Fugro Awarded Jumbo Positioning Contract for Deepwater Mero 1 Offshore Brazil

Fugro is providing positioning and construction support services for Jumbo Maritime, a leading offshore installation contractor, on the Mero 1 deepwater field development located approximately 180 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

From Underwater to Space: The Mars Helicopter Makes History – with Maxon’s Precision Motors

Space fans are thrilled: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its pioneering flight on Mars. This is the first time in the history of powered, unmanned spaceflight that a device has flown in a controlled manner on another planet.

Marine tech firm achieves Made In Britain status

Valeport, a global leader in underwater measuring equipment, has achieved the internationally recognised Made In Britain accreditation for its range of innovative marine solutions that are developed, designed and manufactured at its UK headquarters in Totnes, Devon.

Water Powered Sabertooth Cuts CO2

Converted energy from waves powering a Saab Seaeye Sabertooth autonomous vehicle operating in seabed residency mode is a major renewable energy breakthrough.

C-Power and BIRNS Connect on SeaRAY Autonomous Offshore Power System Demonstration

A key aspect of succeeding in business is building meaningful connections. That’s why BIRNS, Inc. and C-Power are pleased to announce their new partnership in support of C-Power’s demonstration of its SeaRAY autonomous offshore power system (AOPS) at the U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site in Hawaii.

Next Geosolutions to Survey the West Section of Tyrrhenian Link Power Cables for Italian TSO Terna

Next Geosolutions, the international survey and offshore construction support service contractor, with the support of CoNISMa (National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences) which will perform environmental survey tasks, has been awarded the survey works for the West Link of the Tyrrhenian Link project by Terna, the company that manages the Italian national transmission grid for high and extra-high voltage power.

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Upgrade for US Research Vessel

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) underwater tracking technology is to provide improved support to critical oceanographic work from the research vessel Atlantis, including science expeditions in the human occupied submersible Alvin. The most updated version of Ranger 2 provides greater precision, speed and range tracking and replaces the existing Ranger 1 system, which has been supporting research from the ship since 2009.

Maersk Drilling Secures Four-well Intervention Contract for Maersk Developer in Brazil

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Karoon Energy Ltd for the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer to perform well intervention on four wells at the Baúna field offshore Brazil. The contract is expected to commence in the first half of 2022, with a firm duration of 110 days. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 34m, including rig modifications and a mobilisation fee. The contract contains options to add up to 150 days of drilling work at the Patola and Neon fields.

Seamor's Chinook in the Bay of Fundy

In the summer of 2020, exceptional technical skill met state-of-the-art technology when the RCMP integrated SEAMOR’s Chinook ROV into their elite underwater recovery and training practices. “Think of it like the device the explosive disposal unit sends in to investigate a possible bomb,” said Sgt. Jay White, head of the RCMP National Underwater Recovery and Training Centre, “It’s like an underwater drone, and we can put it in places where we can’t go or where we don’t want our divers to go.” The RCMP National Underwater Recovery and Training Centre is located in Nanaimo BC, not far from our headquarters.

Kraken Closes Acquisition of Brazilian Underwater Robotics Company

Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired 13 Robotics Ltda of Brazil (“13R”). The 13R team, with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil, consists of software developers and engineers who have significant experience in underwater robotics and autonomous systems for the energy markets. Since inception in 2013, 13R have completed projects for a number of global energy companies, with a focus on autonomous underwater inspection in offshore oil and gas as well as renewable energy.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Commercial Release of REMUS 300 UUV

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today the commercial release of its REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). This new, open architecture, small-class UUV can dive to depths of 305 meters (1,000 feet) and has endurance options up to 30 hours.

Maersk Drilling Secures One-well Ultra-deepwater Exploration Contract in Gabon

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract from PC Gabon Upstream S.A. (PCGUSA), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, for the provision of a deepwater drillship rig. The 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking will be employed to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration well at approximately 2,100 m water depth in Block F13 offshore Gabon. PETRONAS is a global energy and solutions partner and ranked amongst the largest corporations in the Fortune Global 500®.

NnG, Saipem and InfraStrata Announce Major Contract for Harland & Wolff Creating Around 290 Jobs

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited (jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB), its tier one service provider, Saipem, and InfraStrata, owner of Harland & Wolff, jointly announce that a contract has been signed for Harland & Wolff to carry out the fabrication and load-out of eight of the project’s wind turbine generator (WTG) foundation jackets.

Oceaneering Rotator Unveils New Topside Chemical Throttle Valve

Oceaneering International’s Rotator business has launched a new high-performance Topside Chemical Throttle Valve (T-CTV) for multiple industries including oil and gas, chemical processing, wastewater treatment, medical, and pharmaceutical. The T-CTV leverages existing field-proven technology to address operational requirements for efficient topside chemical dosing.
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