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The Association of Diving Contractors International and the MTS ROV Committee have done it again! Underwater Intervention 2014 was a huge success. This year's show brought together stakeholders in the subsea industry for three days of education and networking. Check out the highlights in this episode.
 




This episode breaks down the steps that must be taken before conducting underwater operations. Job planning and Job Hazard Analyses are invaluable tools when assessing and mitigating risk and ensuring adherence to industry practices and regulations. ADCI contractors are committed to best industry practice, quality of work and the safety of their personnel over profit. This commitment reduces the risk of incident, injury and liability to a project's stakeholders.
 





The ADCI has implemented an industry-wide initiative to educate operators in the offshore and inland sectors, both internationally and domestically, on what is at stake when contracting for underwater services. In this episode, we tackle the topic of contractor selection and discuss what an operator should be aware of when looking to hire a diving contractor.
 

 





The Importance of Client Education
Episode One: Leadership

We begin our seven part series on client education with a conversation on the role of leadership and its part in mitigating risk for both the diving contractor and the client.

 

 

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Dangers of Delta P
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Hazards of Underwater Burning
Underwater burning creates hydrogen / oxygen mixtures that are highly explosive. Consider the tips outlined in this updated video before performing underwater burning.


 
Fox Industries, Inc.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADCI is proud to announce the 2014 Inductees into the ADCI Commercial Diving hall of Fame:

Van T. Bell

George Cundiff

Dr. Keith Van Meter, MD

The inductees were honored at the Awards Dinner on February 11th at Underwater Intervention 2014.

 
ADCI is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2014 ADCI Scholarship

Compton W. Cooper 
(Sponsored by U.S. Underwater Services)

Olivia E. Gilbert
(Sponsored by Magellan Marine International)

Join us in congratulating Compton and Olivia for their well deserved awards.


 
Interested in contributing to UnderWater magazine?
UnderWater magazine is seeking feature stories and photography covering subjects of broad significance to the commercial diving industry. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to: safety, new techniques, new equipment, equipment reviews, recent projects, etc. Special attention will be given to articles highlighting safety; however, all topics of general interest to diving contractors will be considered. Photography accompanying your story is welcome and encouraged. Here is a chance to highlight and share some of the notable accomplishments of your company or school.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
For journalist Neil Swidey, the annual Boston Sea Rovers show in Danvers was an intimidating — but ideal — place to discuss his new book.
Swidey, a staff writer for the Boston Globe Magazine, knew very little about diving before beginning research for his book, "Trapped Under the Sea," five years ago. But over the course of the past five years, he has become well acquainted with the subject.
On March 8, at the Sea Rovers show, Swidey and commercial diver DJ Gillis spoke to diving enthusiasts about the true story of the five heroic divers who made the Boston Harbor cleanup possible.
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Devon Grennan was named CEO of Global Diving & Salvage in November 2013 after company founders Tim Beaver and John Graham stepped down from direct operational involvement. MTR caught up with Grennan for his insights on the business of Diving and Salvage.
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Fletcher Technical Community College is less than two weeks away from opening a center that will train workers for oilfield jobs rushing into the Houma-Thibodaux economy.
Officials with the Houma college outlined plans Monday for the Deepwater Center for Workforce Excellence. They delivered the presentation to the Bayou Industrial Group in Thibodaux.
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Wanapum Dam which is located on the Columbia River downstream (south) from Vantage, Washington was found to have a crack in a pillar supporting the its spillway measured as 65-foot long fracture. The dam has a rated capacity of 1,040 megawatts and annually generates over 4 million megawatt-hours.
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Autosub Long Range, a state-of-the-art autonomous underwater vehicle developed by the National Oceanography Centre, is about to be launched for a 30-day scientific expedition off the coast of Donegal in Ireland.
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LinkQuest Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Jacksonville has a requirement for overhaul, prep, prime, paint, and replace Built-In Breathing System (BIBS) valves for a recompression chamber, YDT-17 of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, FL under NAICS Code 336611. This acquisition will be accomplished in accordance with the Competition in Contracting (CICA), FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items “Section 4202 of the Clinger-Cohne act of 1996 and the method of acquisition will be on a un-restricted basis.
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The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) solicits White Papers of not more than five (5) pages in length, for specific areas of interest to the BSEE Oil Spill Response Research (OSRR) Program on Oil Spill Response Operations on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). When appropriate, the research shall be conducted consistent with prior research. For a summary of research previously completed and recently performed, visit http://www.bsee.gov/Research-and-Training/Oil-Spill-Response-Research/Master-List-of-Oil-Spill-Response-Research/. Interested parties are encouraged to view the information presented on the site when considering submitting white papers.
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WesternGeco and PGS have won contracts from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for seismic acquisition in the southeastern Barents Sea, covering blocks proposed for the 23rd concession round. In total, the surveys will cover 13,700 sq km (5,290 mi).
Statoil is the operator for a project for joint acquisition of seismic 3D data from these areas, with 33 participating oil companies.
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New York University will be using the Slocum turbulence glider in a project aimed at projecting global sea-level change. The gliders will be used to study the interaction of warm, salty North Atlantic waters with cold, fresh polar waters coming from the melt of outlet glaciers along the coast of Greenland. Where these waters meet there appears to be layering and interleaving of the two water masses, explains Professor David Holland. "A glider, equipped with a turbulence measuring device, should allow us to explore the mixing that occurs between these waters in areas difficult to access by ship because of the presence of sea ice and icebergs. Observations of the amount of mixing are important as it will allow us to validate numerical models of these largely unsampled areas of the world ocean, critical to projecting future global sea-level change."
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DOF Subsea Norway AS has been awarded a call-off on an existing Survey Frame Agreement with Statoil Petroleum AS for 2015 in a contract estimated at more than NOK 200 million.
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Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Stone Energy valued in excess of $70 million for the development of the Cardona field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
The contract scope includes engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of flowlines, risers, pipeline structures, and a gas lift umbilical.
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Kongsberg has been awarded a significant offshore automation contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract covers deliveries to four Transocean owned new-build drill ships, with an option for Kongsberg to deliver products and services for six more drill ships.
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Petrobras has completed drilling of wildcat well 1-BRSA-1205-RNS (1-RNS-158), located in deep-waters of the Potiguar Basin. The results confirm the discovery of intermediate oil (24ยบ API), as previously announced to the market on December 17, 2013.
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Vard Holdings Limited ("VARD") has entered into a Letter of Intent with Solstad Offshore ("Solstad") for the design and construction of a large Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV). The contract will be the largest single vessel order in VARD’s history.
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SMD announces an order from Aberdeen based Bibby Remote intervention Limited (BRIL), part of Bibby Offshore, to supply a further two Quasar MkII 150hp 3000m rated work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV) complete with Launch and Recovery systems (LARs).
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. is adding the new Munin AUV to its subsea equipment rental pool in Aberdeen, UK.
Expected to be available for hire in October 2014, the Munin AUV will further enhance the existing portfolio of Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. rental equipment.
The Munin AUV is designed to collect high-resolution sonar data geo-referenced by a survey-grade positioning system. Capable of providing the same performance and survey accuracy as the established Kongsberg AUV range, Munin is an efficient, compact vehicle that enables easier launch and recovery, along with the possibility of using smaller launch vessels.
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ROVING BAT is a multi-purpose hybrid remotely operated vehicle and crawler designed for close inspection and cleaning operations.
ROVING BAT can be easily configured with various sensors capable of detect and neutralize suspicious devices, or measuring hull thickness, and more.
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A small and relatively new, Halifax-based optics company is optimistic its submersible microscope will soon be getting a closer look as an instrument suited to a variety of applications.
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EIVA announced a new webshop, in which it is possible to purchase a wide range of products directly online with credit card or per invoice. Both EIVA’s own solutions and that of the companies which it represents, can be found in the webshop.
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The first day of the Oceanology International exhibition in London saw the launch of a new buoy product range produced by the Danish offshore specialist EIVA and offering the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
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The teams of EOMAP and Satrec Initiative have launched the world’s first commercial, sub-meter bathymetry product based on satellite imagery.
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