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Monday, January 22, 2018

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Canyon Offshore Wins Contract on Deepwater Canyon Express

Canyon Offshore has been awarded a one-year Remotely Operated Vehicle services contract to support maintenance on the Canyon Express development in Mississippi Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico. At 7,200 feet of water, Canyon Express is the deepest operating production project in the world and includes three separate gas fields, King’s Peak, Aconcagua and Camden Hills. Under the terms of the contract, Canyon will provide integrated ROV and DP vessel services on an ongoing scheduled and callout basis. Initial planned work includes a detailed baseline CP and visual survey of the East and West flowlines, and the main umbilical and methanol coiled tubing lines. In addition, Canyon will replace subsea chemical injection valves and undertake other field maintenance and intervention tasks as required.

Cal Dive Agrees to Acquire Robotics Company

Cal Dive International, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire 85 percent of Canyon Offshore, Inc., a supplier of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and robotics to the offshore construction and telecommunications industries. Cal Dive would purchase the remaining 15 percent at a price to be determined by Canyon's performance during the years 2002 through 2004. The purchase price from $66 million $74 million is four to five times expected Canyon EBITDA. Hart Scott Rodino filing, is expected to close before year-end. Owen Kratz, chairman and chief executive officer of Cal Dive, said, "Acquiring Canyon will be a vertical integration which flows from the CDI policy of directly controlling all aspects on the critical path of significant projects. John S.

Helix Awarded Three-Year Vessel Contract

Helix Energy Solutions announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Canyon Offshore, Inc. has been awarded a $160m, three-year contract by an E & P operator in South East Asia, to provide the M/V Olympic Canyon DP II multipurpose vessel for offshore inspection, repair and maintenance operations. The Olympic Canyon is scheduled to commence work in April 2008 and will support client's numerous offshore projects. The vessel will be outfitted with two deepwater 150 hp Triton XLS work class ROV systems, a variety of intervention tooling and support equipment, and a 140 mT active heave compensated crane. Canyon has recently grown its fleet of chartered vessels with the addition of two new Norwegian built vessels the M/V Olympic Canyon and sister ship M/V Olympic Triton.

Canyon Mobilizes Advanced Jet-Trenching Spreads

Canyon Offshore's North Sea region is currently operating two advanced jet-trenching spreads in Norwegian and Faroes/Iceland waters. Canyon Offshore's new Perry Slingsby Systems T750 Super Trencher has recently mobilized and successfully completed trials in the North Sea offshore Middlesborough. The trials were conducted onboard the Canyon operated UT 745 - ROVSV Northern Canyon. This spread is currently trenching a 12" Gas Injection flowline in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Additionally, Canyon Offshore is undertaking PLGR and PLIB projects on a telecom cable between the Faroes Islands and Iceland. Canyon's T500 trencher is being operated onboard the recently delivered UT755 Highland Eagle for the Route Clearance/Burial Assessment and Post Lay Burial tasks.

Canyon Offshore Appoint Stroud, Sparks

Canyon Offshore has announced the appointment of Doug Stroud to the position of vice president sales and marketing. In this newly created position, Stroud will be responsible for overseeing Canyon’s international marketing program, developing new markets and identifying new business opportunities for the company. Doug Stroud has an impressive track record marketing remotely operated vehicles and ROV services on an international basis, and has held senior positions with both ROV manufacturers and service providers. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society and has served on a number of professional committees. In his new position with Canyon…

BP Vietnam Awards PTSC/Canyon Two-Year Vessel / ROV Contract

PTSC Production Services and Canyon Offshore have entered into a two-year contract with BP Vietnam to provide a DP Vessel, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Survey and Positioning, and engineering solutions to support BP’s operations offshore Vietnam. Under the terms of the contract Canyon Offshore in conjunction with Petroleum Technical Services Company (PTSC), a division of Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation, will mobilize Scorpion 25, a work class Remotely Operated Vehicle and a DP2 vessel (supplied by PTSC), primarily to carry out Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) on the 400-kilometer Nam Con Son pipeline and the Lan Tay Jacket. The Lan Tay Field is located in approximately 127 meters of water, 400 km offshore Vung Tau province in southern Vietnam.

Canyon Offshore Takes Delivery of Quest 3

Canyon Offshore has taken delivery of its third Quest electric work class ROV system. The Quest, depth rated to 3,050 msw, incorporates many new features and technology not previously found in work class ROVs. Increased efficiency, lower operating costs and greater reliability, have contributed to the success of these new systems. This environmentally friendly ROV can perform tasks for a wide range of functions, including offshore oil exploration and production support, salvage, mapping, remote tool deployment and object recovery. As the launch customer for the Quest, Canyon received the first two systems last year, and both have been in high demand ever since.

Northern Canyon Completes Gunnison Spar Contract

In November, Canyon Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Cal Dive International mobilized the M/V Northern Canyon with two 2,500-m rated Triton XLS systems on board, to support the Gunnison Spar installation for Kerr McGee. Canyon operated as a subcontractor to Cal Dive International, Inc. The vessel has since completed a number of SPAR installation tasks, including survey array installation, flowline and riser installation support, mooring hook up support, and specific ROV intervention tasks relating to the SPAR completion. The vessel performed well in rough, winter conditions, and all assigned tasks were completed on schedule. The Northern Canyon is a 280-foot (85m) DP II vessel with accommodations for 58 personnel…

Northern Canyon Completes Gunnison Spar Contract

In November, Canyon Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Cal Dive International mobilized the M/V Northern Canyon with two 2,500-m rated Triton XLS systems on board, to support the Gunnison Spar installation for Kerr McGee. Canyon operated as a subcontractor to Cal Dive International, Inc. The vessel has since completed a number of SPAR installation tasks, including survey array installation, flowline and riser installation support, mooring hook up support, and specific ROV intervention tasks relating to the SPAR completion. The vessel performed well in rough, winter conditions, and all assigned tasks were completed on schedule. The Northern Canyon is a 280-foot (85m) DP II vessel with accommodations for 58 personnel…

Canyon Offshore Signs Master Service Agreement

Canyon Offshore has recently signed a three-year, multi-service agreement with Technip Offshore U.K. Limited to provide remote intervention services under a preferred subcontractor basis. The agreement governs all regions worldwide that Technip-Coflexip entities operate with the exception of Brazil. Under this contract Canyon will provide advanced work class systems and personnel, ROV tooling, remote intervention engineering services and Class 2 and 3 ROV support vessels. To enable Canyon to service the requirements under this agreement, the company will be increasing its fleet of ROV systems by the addition of three 2,500-meter rated Perry Slingsby Triton XLS work class ROV systems, scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2003.

Canyon’s Quest ROV Awarded Drill Support Contracts

Canyon Offshore, Inc., has announced that it has been awarded drill support contracts on board the drilling rig Rowan Midland for its new electric Work Class ROV, Quest #3. In June, Canyon mobilized the new built Quest #3 on board the rig for Energy Resource Technologies, Inc. (ERT) to support ERT’s re-entry well work on East Cameron block 374. Upon completion of the ERT contract, Canyon will provide ROV services to Remington Oil & Gas at East Cameron 377 to support drilling and completion operations. The Quest is ideally suited for drill support and offers a number of technical innovations over traditional hydraulic work class ROV systems, especially in deepwater, due to its smaller footprint, power efficiencies and control features.

Pribilof Canyon in Bering Sea Mapped

A new high resolution seafloor survey of Pribilof Canyon in the eastern Bering Sea reveals dramatic details of this undersea canyon, and provides information for improved fisheries conservation and management; in particular, provide identification of areas that are potentially hazardous for loss of commercial fishing gear. Previously, only incomplete lower-resolution data were available to describe the morphology of this world-class feature. Pribilof Canyon is one of a family of huge canyons that play a central role in supporting the rich ecosystem of the Bering Sea.

Cal Dive International Buys Canyon Offshore

Cal Dive International has acquired 85 percent of outstanding Canyon Offshore shares, with the remaining 15 percent to be acquired over the next three years. The acquisition, which is subject to the customary Hart Scott Rodino filing, is expected to close before year-end. John S. Edwards, CEO of Canyon, said, "CDI was our first customer when Canyon began operations in early 1997 and we are extremely excited to be joining the CDI group of companies and expect to be a major contributor to their continuing success. Joining the CDI group of companies greatly expands Canyons ability to further develop our global capabilities; provides access to capital, a large fleet of dynamically positioned vessels and access to considerable project management resources.

Kvaerner Makes Preliminary Agreement

Kvaerner reaches preliminary agreement with Canyon Ranch to build two luxury cruise ships, worth $397 million. Kvaerner, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the health resort company Canyon Ranch, of Tucson, Ariz., to build two luxury spa/health resort cruise ships. The two passenger vessels, each of about, 37,000 gross tons, are to be built by Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland, and are due for delivery in 2004 and 2005, respectively. A final contract is subject to the satisfactory completion of certain conditions, including financing by Canyon Ranch.

Canyon Offshore Appoints Commercial Manager

Canyon Offshore-Asia Pacific, based in Singapore has announced the appointment of Jerry Rowbury to the position of Commercial Manager-Asia Pacific. Rowbury will be based out of Canyon Offshore’s Singapore facility and will be responsible for ROV sales, marketing, business development and commercial activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Rowbury is a Chartered Hydrographic Surveyor with more than 20 years industry experience. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Hydrographic Society.

Robots Help Map England’s Deepwater Canyons

(Image: codemap2015)

The first true three-dimensional picture of submarine canyon habitats has been produced using a combination of marine robotics and ship-based measurements. The information captured in this new set of maps ranges in scale from the 200km canyon down to the size of an individual cold-water coral polyp, and will be used to inform the management of the only English Marine Conservation Zone in deep water. This ‘nested map’ is the result of a recent scientific expedition to the Whittard Canyon in the Bay of Biscay, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Canyon Offshore Purchases Triton ROVs

Canyon Offshore has purchased three new Triton XLS Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicles from Perry Slingsby Systems, Inc. Triton XLS, a new deepwater, 100-horsepower vehicle is specifically designed for deep and ultra deepwater operations. Depth-rated to 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) and equipped to carry a payload of 200 kg. (440 lbs.), the Triton XLS series improves the controls, performance and features of the Triton XL with greater depth capabilities, and a significantly longer 390-meter (2,130-foot) tether cable deployed from the proven Triton Top Hat Tether Management System. The XLS’s 3,000 kg (6,600 lbs.) of lifting capability provides a platform for a wide variety of tooling modules, including trenching skids, flowline connector modules, and other intervention tooling skids.

Canyon Offshore Enters Trenching Agreement

Canyon Offshore has signed a three-year Frame Agreement with Coflexip Stena Offshore Norge AS (CSONOR) to provide trenching services supporting CSONOR’s installation activities in Norway. The agreement is also open to all Technip-Coflexip entities worldwide. The primary equipment engaged under this agreement will be Canyon’s new Triton 750 Trencher, currently being manufactured by Perry Slingsby Systems Ltd. at their Kirbymoorside facility in the United Kingdom. The system delivers 750 horsepower, weighs in at 23 metric tons, is capable of producing 3-meter trench depths and operates in soil strengths up to 125 kPa. The system will be delivered to Canyon in May 2003 and will undertake extensive sea trials in June.

Canyon Offshore Enters Into North Sea Trenching Agreement

Canyon Offshore has recently signed a three-year Frame Agreement with Coflexip Stena Offshore Norge AS (CSONOR) to provide trenching services supporting CSONOR’s installation activities in Norway. The agreement is also open to all Technip-Coflexip entities worldwide. The primary equipment engaged under this agreement will be Canyon’s new Triton 750 Trencher, currently being manufactured by Perry Slingsby Systems Ltd. at their Kirbymoorside facility in the United Kingdom. The system develops 750 horsepower, weighs in at 23 metric tons and is capable of producing 3-meter trench depths and operating in soil strengths up to 125 kPa. The system will be delivered to Canyon in May 2003 and will undertake extensive sea trials in June.

Tata Steel Secures Gulf of Mexico Contract

Tata Steel has been awarded a major contract worth more than £100 million to provide pipe for Discovery Producer Services L.L.C. (Discovery) gas pipeline in Keathley Canyon, Gulf of Mexico. Discovery is a 60:40 joint venture between Williams Partners L.P. and DCP Midstream Partners L.P. The company will supply Discovery’s Keathley Canyon ConnectorTM with 214 miles (345km) of 20-inch diameter submerged arc welded linepipe, weighing more than 110,000 metric tonnes. The pipe will be manufactured at Tata Steel’s 42-inch mill in Hartlepool, England.

Helix to Provide McDermott ROV Services

Image courtesy of Helix

Helix Energy says that its Robotics subsidiary, Canyon Offshore, Inc., has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services and equipment for McDermott’s fleet of subsea construction and pipelay support vessels. The agreement is for a fixed term of three years with options to extend. Canyon will provide dual 3,000-meter ROV systems onboard McDermott vessels, which initially is expected to include the North Ocean 102, Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, Lay Vessel 108 and the Derrick Lay Vessel 2000.

Partners Aim to Bring New Trenching Vehicle to Market

(Photo: Royal IHC)

A Memorandum of Understanding between Royal IHC and Canyon Offshore, a U.K. subsidiary of Houston-based Helix Energy Solutions Group, will see that partners work toward an exclusive arrangement to jointly bring the Hi-Traq trenching vehicle to the market. Upon conclusion of the agreement between the parties, Canyon would have the exclusive right to use the first Hi-Traq M1600, an asset built for both mechanical cutting and jetting operations. The modular asset would be available…

First Deep Sea Exploration of the Perth Canyon Begins Today

      The RV Falkor (Photo courtesy of the Schmidt Ocean Institute)

The first deep-sea exploration of the Perth Canyon, Australia's largest undersea valley, will launch today, Phys.org is reporting. The 12-day expedition is backed by Google billionaire Eric Schmidt and will study the conditions and marine life inside the canyon, which researchers hope will provide new information about the effects of climate change. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia led by Professor Malcolm McCulloch will collaborate with researchers from the Western Australia Museum…

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