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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.
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Date: September 30, 2010
Location: Marriot Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square
Contact Karen Barragan at kbarragan@kirbymorgan.com for further details.
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Date: 14 October, 2010
Time: 12:30 hrs.
Location: Quality Inn Hotel in Houma, LA
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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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FOX INDUSTRIES, INC.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
He may not be a household name; but, in the diving community, Bob Barth is a living legend. On Wednesday, the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center bestowed Barth with an honor befitting his contributions to the advancement of ground-breaking diving techniques. The Navy named their brand new one-million-gallon training pool in his honor.
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Four domestic divers set a new Asian record of exposure to high pressure, which equals pressure of 493-meter-deep underwater, in a simulation test on Sept. 6. And that experiment also made China the ninth country that has managed such a technique.
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Adjusting his goggles and taking a deep breath, John Ravenhall plunged into the chilly waters of the old torpedo testing lake.

Alongside him were four Royal Navy diving colleagues and, within seconds, their bright yellow swimming caps disappeared into the distance of the nearly one-mile-long pond at Horsea Island.
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The Portuguese Hydrographic Institute (IHPT) has organized, for the first time, the Jornadas de Engenharia Hidrográfica (Hydrographic Engineering Workshop). Almost 140 researchers and university students working within the areas of marine science and technical studies of the sea, attended the event.
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BIRNS, Inc. – an ISO 9001:2008-certified industry leader in the design and manufacture of unique lines of high performance lights, connectors, penetrators and custom cable assemblies for some of the planet's most demanding environments – has been ranked in the top 100 companies servicing the global subsea industry, by Marine Technology Reporter (MTR) magazine. MTR is the world's largest audited circulation magazine to cover the marine technology market, and annually selects top industry companies for the coveted MTR list.
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Inspection reveals minor cracks, 3 years after shutdown

Tom Hardinger, an inspection engineer for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, said the state has hired a private company that specializes in underwater inspections to have divers look at the bridge this fall.
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The Preserve gathered last week to highlight their latest discovery, a scow found just south of the channel in Elk Rapids. The wreck rests peacefully in only 12 feet of water, near the site of a large dock on which it was dashed by a storm in 1903. The vessel carried shale from Charlevoix to the Elk Rapids Portland Cement Company.
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Underwater landslides, deep-sea corals, ancient archaeological sites – these are just a few of the cool phenomena that Adam Skarke, a graduate student at the University of Delaware, may get to see firsthand in the Mediterranean Sea, aboard an expedition led by famed explorer, Robert Ballard.
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Mireaux Management Solutions
INDUSTRY NEWS
Teledyne Technologies acquires Hafmynd, a maker of underwater vehicles

Teledyne did not say how much it paid for Hafmynd, a privately-held company based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Hafmynd makes a vehicle called the Gavia, which is designed to survey underwater areas for commercial, scientific and military purposes.
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Discovered in 1989, Gjoa is located on Blocks 35/9 and 36/7 in the Norwegian North Sea, 28 miles (45 kilometers) offshore Norway in water depths of 1,181 feet (360 meters). The largest field development project on the North Sea's Norwegian Continental Shelf today, Gjoa is estimated to contain 82 million barrels of oil and condensate and 1.4 Tcf (40 Bcm) of gas.
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Reference is made to the offer document dated 27 July 2010 (the "Offer Document") from BW Offshore Limited ("BW Offshore") regarding the voluntary exchange offer (the "Offer") for all of the issued and outstanding shares of Prosafe Production Public Limited ("Prosafe Production") not currently owned, directly or indirectly, by BW Offshore.
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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced that the Owo-1 sidetrack well, offshore Ghana, encountered an additional 115 net feet of pay – which includes 52 net feet of high-quality oil pay that appears to be in pressure communication with the Owo-1 discovery well. Collectively, the Owo-1 discovery well and the Owo-1 sidetrack well have encountered more than 225 net feet of high-quality oil pay and a gross oil column of more than 655 feet.
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Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil field services company, said on Sunday that it would merge with Houston-based Smith International in an all-stock transaction valued at about $11 billion.

Boards of directors for each company unanimously approved the transaction, in which Smith shareholders will get 0.6966 shares of Schlumberger stock in exchange for each share of Smith.
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Hallin Marine has been awarded, and carried out, a free span correction contract offshore Taiwan.
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A NEW Craig Group vessel was introduced yesterday at Aberdeen harbour, as the global shipping and energy service firm named one of the last vessels of 16 in an eight-year £130million investment program.
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Bisso Marine, a premier provider of energy and maritime support services, successfully lifted two sections of a subsea basket weighing 275 tons each.
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The final of four funding rounds of the Marine Energy Deployment Fund has opened for applications, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

"The fund has been successful in stimulating interest and investment in testing the potential for marine energy in New Zealand," Mr. Brownlee said.
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Naylor, LLC
REGULATORY NEWS
The U.S. Department of the Interior could decide before the end of October to modify the duration of a moratorium imposed on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, following the massive oil spill there, an official of the government agency overseeing offshore drilling said on Tuesday.
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On Thursday, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams called for an investigation of the standards for the type of survival suits worn by the passengers and crew aboard the helicopters that ferry workers to the offshore oil rigs.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
For two days in April of 2010, Kongsberg Maritime Pte Ltd (Singapore) and SDA Group Co Ltd (Kongsberg Maritime’s agent, based in Thailand) conducted MS1000 high resolution underwater inspection trials at a hydroelectric power dam in Laos.
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Seaview, a leader in the design and manufacture of mounting solutions for marine electronics, announced today its new dual mounting solutions – the Seaview DM3 and DM4. Designed to accommodate applications or installations with limited clearance ahead of the mount, the DM3 supports a satellite antenna and radome, while the DM4 model supports a satellite antenna and open array radar. The ultra durable Seaview dual mounts are purpose built for the harsh marine environment and provide installation solutions that secure electronics; and optimize satellite reception and radar performance while underway.
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