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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL & CASINO
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

As you all know, we have planned the XIII Latin American and Caribbean Chapter meeting. This time, our good friend David Holt from Underwater and Marine Services has offered himself as local sponsor, so that our meeting can take place on September 3, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL & CASINO
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
03 DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2010

Como es de su conocimiento, tenemos programada la XIII reunión del Capitulo Latinoamericano y del Caribe. En esta oportunidad nuestro buen amigo David Holt de Underwater & Marine Services se ha ofrecido como auspiciador local, por ese motivo nuestra reunión se llevará a cabo el 03 de setiembre en San Juan – Puerto Rico.
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As global demand for power, heating and transportation has been increasing; stepping forward to exploring deepwater oil and gas will play an ever greater role in meeting our energy needs.

The purpose of "Deepwater Oil & Gas Summit 2010" – which will be held on September 14th-16th, 2010, at The Peninsula, Beijing, China – is to address current situations and future trends, discuss the latest deepwater oil and gas technologies and large projects, and to ensure the sustainable development of the deepwater oil and gas industry.
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ADCI Board of Directors Meeting
Date and Time: 23 July, 2010, at 0800 hrs.
Location: Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt Hotel (Pittsburgh, PA)

Midwest/East Coast Chapter Meeting
Date and Time: 24 July, 2010, at 0900 hrs.
Location: T. Riley Marina (New Brighton, PA)

 
It was decided to ask for the support of our industry as a whole, given the significance of Dan Wilson's lifelong work. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is excited about creating a special display with Purisima to supplement existing diving and early offshore oil industry exhibits.

All of us were excited about the possibility of ADCI membership sponsoring this unique display that will honor our industry and a man who dared to "think outside of the box." Additionally, the display will be a significant representation of ADCI and commercial diving for tourists and visitors at the museum.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
On Monday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued revised rules for a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, replacing an earlier one that had been declared invalid by federal courts.
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The head of the world's largest maker of the remote-controlled submarine robots used to work on the broken BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, appealed to a presidential commission to call for the resumption of deepwater oil drilling.
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"...The progress report that we have all gotten here is, as I just mentioned, the Helix Producer is now online and they are making progress with the new cap. And we're certainly hopeful that over the course of the next several days, they'll get that on; and they'll get that tightened appropriately. And the containment capacity that I just described will increase in a way like we haven't seen thus far..."
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After securing a new, tight-fitting cap on top of the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP prepared today to begin tests to see if it will hold and stop fresh oil – for the first time in nearly three months. The tests could last anywhere between six to 48 hours, according to National Incident Commander Thad Allen.
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Friend and fellow commercial diver, Chris Hollifield, was killed on July 2nd in a subsea explosion while sat. diving for Veolia. He is survived by his mother and father, and his wife and unborn son.
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HILO—Last month, UH-Hilo hosted the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) competition, which drew 60 teams from all over the world. Alongside student competitors from Russia, China, Canada, Taiwan, and Scotland, five teams represented America's 50th state. They were Kapiolani Community College, Moanalua High School, Highlands Intermediate School, Kealakehe Intermediate School, and Hilo High School.
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A pioneering, floating windfarm could be developed off the north-east coast. Norwegian oil giant Statoil has identified a site several miles offshore at Fraserburgh for a multimillion-pound project which involves building three to five turbines.
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In the first week of a joint Indonesia-U.S. exploration of the deep ocean north of Sulawesi, Indonesia, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer's built-in multibeam sonar mapped a huge undersea volcano while cameras on the ship's remotely-operated vehicle took high-definition images of the feature called Kawio Barat, referring to the ocean area west of Kawio Islands.
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AUVs have been used for underwater inspection by oil and gas companies for a while, and new technological advancements are being made.
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INDUSTRY NEWS
NOF Energy member SMD has been awarded a contract by i-Tech, a division of Subsea 7, to supply twenty QX-Ultra work class ROVs, with options for up to a further ten.

The ROVs will be used by Subsea 7 in Brazil, working for Petrobras. The award is SMD's single biggest ROV order to date and positions the company as the leading supplier of Work Class ROV (WROV) systems in expanding international markets.
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Thailand-based Mermaid Maritime is set to sell its stake in a Petronas-licensed subsea player to its Malaysian partner, Georgia Attraction, for $23.4 million.
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Statoil and HitecVision have signed an agreement under which HitecVision will acquire Statoil's subsidiary, Tampnet AS. Tampnet operates a large, high capacity communication network between offshore installations. Established by Statoil in 2001, Tampnet has since grown to serve 34 oil and gas fields and carrying traffic for over 60 platforms operated by a multitude of oil companies. Pioneering the industry, Tampnet has developed a high capacity, resilient and low latency communication network of fibre backbone cables and radio links, serving both the Norwegian and the UK sector of the North Sea.
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To stop oil from leaking from the stern tube seal assembly of a general cargo vessel, a Hydrex diver-technician team was mobilized to perform permanent repairs on the vessel during its scheduled stop in Gulfport, Miss., last month.
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Hallin Marine Subsea International Ltd., a Superior Energy Services company, has won a $25 million, five-year contract to supply ROV services from Marine Subsea AS for the new build subsea intervention vessel, Karianne. Under the terms of the contract, Hallin will supply two new Quantum XP 200hp work class ROVs and handling systems and the teams of operators and technicians to deploy and operate the vehicles. Hallin has ordered the ROVs from UK manufacturer SMD and the vehicles will use bespoke handling systems and hangers that will be built into the 120 metre, state-of-the-art vessel.
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REGULATORY NEWS
The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's approval of the draft Directive intended to simplify and facilitate the administrative procedures for ships entering and leaving European ports. The provisions of the Directive will be phased in between 2012 and 2015. This Directive will contribute to making maritime transport more attractive and supporting maritime activity, particularly in small- and medium-sized commercial ports.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Bowtech announced the release of the LED-3200-AC underwater light to the AquaVision range of underwater vision systems.
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Swathe Services announced the inclusion of the Sonic 2024 Wideband Multibeam Echosounder in its survey equipment rental pool, making it the first UK company to offer this brand new system to the marine survey industry.
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Optical underwater communication systems are severely limited by the fact that water is essentially opaque to electromagnetic radiation, except in the visible band. Even then, light penetrates only a few hundred metres in the clearest waters and less in sediment-laden or highly populated waters.
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Deltron, Inc. (OTCBB: DTRO) announced that three patent designs – for next generation hose configurations for its innovative breathing technology – have been completed, and patent applications for submission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office are being prepared.
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In response to a growing trend for water quality measurement in the field, YSI Hydrodata has launched a new Fast Response pH Probe, the YSI 6589 FR.

Compatible with YSI 556 multiparameter meters and all 6-Series sondes (except 600R and 600QS), it has been built with a signal conditioning amplifier internal to the probe – allowing for faster response times in low ionic strength water, cold water, sampling AUV (autonomous underwater vehicles) and Data Flow applications. It is expected that the life of the pH sensors will also increase.
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GeoAcoustics, A Kongsberg Company, is proud to launch the next generation of digital side scan sonars: the all new Sonar 2094 Digital.

Sonar 2094 Digital is based upon the industry standard GeoAcoustics Dual Frequency Side Scan Sonar. Around 1000 of these systems have been sold since their 1994 launch and hundreds of thousands of line-kilometers have been surveyed across the World's oceans. The system is renowned for its data quality, ease of use, ruggedness and dependability.
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A new technology aimed at getting autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to work together in teams, promises inspection improvements for the offshore oil and gas industry. The technology, developed through an EU-funded project called GREX (Latin for herd), could make inspection of subsea drilling and production infrastructure faster and more efficient.
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