Underwater Engineering

Jack W. Fisher Passes Away at 73

Jack W Fisher, president of JW Fishers Mfg. passed away at home after a brief illness on February 20, 2015. He was 73 years old.   The JW Fishers business was started because Fisher,

OSIL Sees Demand Boost for Offshore Coring

Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) reported that increasing interest in the potential of subsea resources has driven sales for its bespoke offshore deepwater coring systems,

New Timeline for Johan Castberg, Snorre 2040

  The licensees in the Johan Castberg and Snorre 2040 licences have decided to spend more time on the projects. “Castberg and Snorre 2040 are two major and important projects in our portfolio,

Rawicz-12 Well Test Completion

  San Leon Energy plc the AIM listed company focused on oil and gas exploration in Europe and North Africa, informed  the completion of testing of the Rawicz-12 well in Poland.

Wintershall Takes Over Operatorship of Norwegian Subsea Oil and Gas Field

  Wintershall has taken over the operatorship of the subsea oil and gas field Vega from Statoil, Wintershall announced today.   Vega is the BASF subsidiary’s

Blue Economy Seminar to Be Held at Ocean Business

The Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) will host a seminar for the Blue Economy at this year’s Ocean Business event on April 14 from 9 a.

New Tool for Recovering Oil from Sunken Wrecks

A tool for removing oil trapped in submerged vessels has been developed in Norway by design specialists Miko Marine.   The launch of the Moskito aims to address

Ensco Announces Cash Tender Offer

  Ensco plc announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 3.25% Senior Notes due 2016 (CUSIP No. 29358QAB5).

develogic Exhibts Seafloor Lander

At the Ocean Business show in Southampton, U.K., develogic exhibits a 6,000m rated compact seafloor lander with acoustic communication and sensor package, acoustic / seismic recording systems,

E-marine Begins Fleet Expansion

E-marine, a provider of submarine cable installation and repair solutions in the Middle East and Sub-Continent region, has unveiled plans to expand its fleet of cable ships in 2015,

UMG Names Mckechnie as Managing Director

Unique Maritime Group (UMG) has appointed Rodney Mckechnie as the Managing Director for Unique Hydra, its office based in South Africa.   McKechnie is an executive

Subsea 7 Axes Dividend, Sees Decline in 2015

Shares down 2.6 percent. Oil services company Subsea 7 swung to a surprise fourth-quarter operating loss and has suspended dividend payments because of an expected

Technip to Supply Flexible Pipes for Lula Alto Pre-salt Field

  Technip was awarded a major(1) contract from Tupi BV, a consortium composed of Petrobras Netherland BV (PNBV, 65%), BG (25%) and Galp (10%), for the ongoing development of the Lula Alto field,

ThyssenKrupp Says Submarines Part of Growth Story

Germany's Thyssenkrupp sees its submarine business as making an important contribution to its growth targets, the head of its Industrial Solutions business area said on Tuesday.

Harkand Appoints Inspection Manager

Harkand has appointed Andrew Inglis as a new inspection manager based in the company’s Aberdeen office.  Inglis brings to the post more than 15 years’ experience

HYPACK Appoints Orlinsky as President

Harold Orlinsky has been named president of HYPACK, Inc.    Orlinsky began his hydrographic career as a NOAA field officer in 1989. He joined HYPACK in 2005 as

Ecosse Subsea Land Seabed Clearance Contract

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has signed a Letter of Intent with ABB for a seabed clearance and trenching project in the north of Scotland.   The Aberdeenshire-based

EMGS Goes for Forward Rate Agreement

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into a forward rate agreement to purchase NOK 350 million in exchange for USD 46.1 million, to secure the

Ice Coverage on Great Lakes 89 pct: NOAA

 Ice coverage on the Great Lakes is nearing 90 percent, reveals high resolution satellites images from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).   The entire Great Lakes is at 88.

Statoil Submits plan for Peregrino Phase II

  Following the sanction of the Peregrino phase 2 project in December, Statoil together with its partner Sinochem submitted the Plan of Development (PoD) to the National Agency of Petroleum,

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