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J.D Neuhaus L.P.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
90-Day Public Review Announcement

The draft of the ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations, 6th Ed. has been approved by the Board of Directors for public review.

The draft will be posted on the ADCI Web site via a designated link. There will be a separate announcement to notify the membership that the link is up, kicking off the start of the review period. The review process will be open to all industry stakeholders.

The official dates of the review period are 25 September – 25 December 2010.

 
Date: September 30, 2010 
Location: Marriot Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square
Contact Karen Barragan at kbarragan@kirbymorgan.com for further details.
 
 
Event: Deepwater Oil & Gas Summit 2010
Organizer: China Energy Association and A.T. Unicorn Group
Date: 14th-16th Sept., 2010
Venue: The Peninsula Beijing, China
Contact Person: Miranda Liu
Tel: +86 21 3360 0066
Fax: +86 21 3360 0636
Email: miranda.liu@atunicorn.com
Web: www.asiadeepwater.net

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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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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Mireaux Management Solutions
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
U.S. and French navies are combining forces in the search for one of the most famous wrecks in U.S. naval history. For the fifth year running, a team led by Ocean Technology Foundation is heading to the North Sea to look for the Bonhomme Richard, lost in a swashbuckling sea battle off Flamborough Head in 1779.
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WASHINGTON – The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has revealed a previously unknown type of oil-eating bacteria, which is suddenly flourishing.

Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) announced that Director Michael R. Bromwich will hold the next two events in a series of fact-finding forums in Houston, Texas and Biloxi, Mississippi.
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Offshore Ship Designer's (OSD) first project in the marine renewable energy field will shortly be commencing on site trials in the UK's Humber estuary. By applying its experience and design knowledge, OSD has helped UK company Neptune Renewable Energy Ltd (NREL) to develop an innovative device to capture the potential of tidal stream energy.
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A group of scientists and engineers in Norway are testing a flotation device that could support offshore wind turbines so they don’t have to be built on shoals.
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The nuclear-powered submarine's stealth is invaluable in eluding or surprising an adversary, but that very quality disguises its value outside the submarine community.
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Police are considering bringing in a dive squad as the search for a man missing in the flooded Dawson River intensifies.
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Just months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster killed eleven rig workers and injured 17 others, the Gulf of Mexico has been faced with a second and unfortunately similar tragedy. Yesterday morning, the Vermillion Block 380 oil platform owned by Mariner Energy went up in flames just 100 miles from the coast, leaving 13 oil rig workers afloat in the Gulf and clinging to each other in orange survival suits.
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A Bristol company that specializes in providing off-shore cabling and services for renewable energy companies is turning the tide for six young people and their futures by offering them apprenticeships.
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FOX INDUSTRIES, INC.
INDUSTRY NEWS
A wave energy generation test site called the "Wave Hub" is being set up off Cornwall’s northern coast. The site is the first offshore wave energy site in the UK, and will allow four wave energy generator systems, with a total capacity of 20 MW, to be evaluated simultaneously.
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EMGS is pleased to announce that it has received industry funding for a joint project to accelerate the use of 3D EM data in exploration and production. The EDDA project involves acquiring state-of-the-art 3D EM data over known fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
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Perth-based TSmarine Asia Pacific signed a multi-year service contract with leading international oilfield service company Expro. The contract, through TSmarine’s new Aberdeen-based subsidiary SALT Subsea Ltd, will deliver worldwide support for Expro’s groundbreaking subsea well intervention system AX-S.
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FORAN has been the CAD/CAM system used for the engineering of the Acergy Havila Project, a new Diving Support Vessel (DSV) built after the agreement between Acergy and Havila Shipping. As there were many companies involved in the project, different subcontractors have acquired the new FCM module, which is a FORAN solution developed by SENER for visualization and checking purposes.
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Gulf Keystone announces the commencement of drilling operations on its Shaikan-3 appraisal well, effective September 2, 2010. This is a shallow appraisal well, very close to the Shaikan-1 well, the site of last year’s discovery of the giant Shaikan oil field. The company has a 75 percent working interest in the block.
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Global Industries, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GLBL | PowerRating) announced today that its Brazilian business unit (Global Industries Brasil) has been awarded a project for design, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning to be performed in the Northeast region of Brazil.
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U.S. Department of Defense
Triton Marine Construction Corp., Bremerton Wash. (N44255-10-D-5017); Manson Construction Co., Seattle, Wash. (N44255-10-D-5018); Nova Group, Inc., Napa, Calif. (N44255-10-D-5019); Reyes Construction, Inc., Pomona, Calif. (N44255-10-D-5020); and Watts Constructors, LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii (N44255-10-D-5021), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award design build construction contract to provide new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, and repair work, including any necessary design, for marine/waterfront projects at various locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest area of responsibility (AOR).
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Hallin Marine Subsea International Ltd, a structured energy services company, has declared the completion of installing the AK-1000 sub-sea tidal turbine. The 1 MW sub-sea tidal power turbine with a large rotor is installed at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) located in Orkney Island, Scotland.
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Naylor, LLC
REGULATORY NEWS
A Rotherham company has become one of the first in the world to unveil a naval safety system that will monitor activity on a ship's bridge and automatically raise the alarm if it spots a potential accident or emergency. Martek Marine – a global leader in environmental and safety monitoring technology for ships – developed the Navgard system in response to increased risks to shipping and new naval laws. New international maritime legislation means that over 100,000 ships will be required to fit alarm systems of this type.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Using the same technology proven in its existing C-Quester models, which can dive to depths of up to 100 meters (328 feet), Dutch luxury submarine manufacturer U-Boat Worx has announced a new line of exploration submersibles certified for diving to depths from 100 to 1,000 meters (328 to 3,280 feet). Named C-Explorers, the new line of diving machines are available in configurations for one to six passengers and are being marketed to scientists, research organizations, luxury superyacht owners, aquatic tourism ventures and private explorers.
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Emerson Process Management announced the release of Roxar RMS 2010.1, adding powerful seismic visualization for improved decision-making and quality control within Emerson’s industry leading reservoir modeling solution. Users will now be able to fully leverage their seismic data through every step of the seismic to simulation workflow, enabling critical decisions with less risk.
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The benefits of a pioneering mooring and fluid transfer system for oil and gas production vessels will be highlighted at ONS 2010, one of the largest energy exhibitions in the world.
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DOER Marine announced the launch of the Ocean Explorer H2000 ROV, a high power, versatile yet compact system for depths to 2,000 meters with a 1,000-meter option. All DOER products are designed and manufactured in the United States. Ocean Explorer H2000 is the only vehicle of this size and capability produced in the U.S.
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