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Greensea Systems, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Working in partnership with a global energy company one of the North East’s leading independent engineering companies has successfully delivered a series of subsea clamps for installation at one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms.
 
A new subsea camera can produce clear images at up to 7.5m, typically three times the distance of conventional marine cameras. It can also precisely calculate distances to objects, which the Norwegian developers say, will make work carried out under water, such as in oil rig maintenance or the fishing industry, much easier.
 
The system will enable cost savings on topside and for umbilicals. Electrical control of subsea valves is of growing importance in subsea production systems and especially in advanced boosting or separation systems. The electrical actuator is used to operate subsea valves to control process fluid in both process systems and in production systems. For example, the Åsgard subsea compression station is already all electric and electric actuation will be an important technology in our effort to provide cost-effective modular solutions going forward.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Upwards of 20 representatives from the O&G industry will be attending their meeting and the different presentations and exhibitions at the show.  Some of the operators that will be in attendance are  TOTAL, Shell, ENI, Petronas, Petrobras, Exxon Mobil, Statoil, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, DONG Energy, Qatar Petroleum, and Premier Oil, BP, as well as other IOGP invited operators in the Gulf region.

Additionally, there will be other members who sit on the Diving Improvement Workgroup that will be in attendance.  Some of the members who will be in attendance for that meeting will be such companies as Bluestream Offshore, Technip, Bibby Offshore, IMCA, Subsea 7, NUI, Namaka Subsea, Air Liquide, MIMIR, Fugro LLC, ABS, DNV, Lloyds, McDermott, CNS Int., Ocean Works Asia (OWA), BOSKALIS, KB Associates, KD Marine, FSDS, and the Offshore Simulator Centre(OSC).  The usual gulf contractors and support services that sit on this committee will also be in attendance, as well as those invited by the IOGP DOSC. 

The IOGP DOSC and Contractors Pre-meetings will be held on Tuesday, and the IMCA and DDMC meetings will take place on Wednesday.
 
Wednesday will be the day for the group to take in the show and attend the DSWG meeting.  On Thursday the entire group will come together for a joint Diving Improvement Work Group meeting.

Underwater Intervention is very excited to welcome these groups into the conference.  For more information on Exhibiting, Presenting, Travel and Hotel arrangements, or Attendance, please go to www.underwaterintervention.com.
 

Underwater Intervention 2016

February 23-25
 
The world's premier event for Commercial Diving Contractors, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Manned Submersibles, and all other aspects of the Underwater Operations Industry will take place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, February 23-25, 2016.

Underwater Intervention's sponsoring organizations are non-profit, membership-supported professional organizations. By supporting Underwater Intervention, you are supporting and giving back to the industries and communities represented at Underwater Intervention. Proceeds from the annual conference go back into member driven programs that support education and training, provide scholarships and support safety initiatives throughout the subsea industry.

For more information, please visit the Underwater Intervention website.
 
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Dr. Brian Bourgeois discusses PFOs and how they are related to decompression illness.
 

 
 

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Underwater Bridge Inspection Course at Underwater Intervention

Event Details
Start Date: 2/22/2016 7:30 AM
End Date: 2/25/2016 5:00 PM
Location: 
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130

Event Website: www.underwaterintervention.com

Contact: Rebecca Roberts
Email: rroberts@adc-int.org
Phone: 281-893-8388

Sponsor: ADCI Diving Engineering Committee
Email: dmrowiec@croftendiving.com
Website: www.adc-int.org

NHI Underwater  Bridge Inspection Course
Instructors from Collins Engineering
Course Tuition: $1,000
Includes UI 2016 Pass to Exhibits, all Exhibit Floor activities and hosted functions.


 

 

 
LinkQuest Inc.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
The PLOCAN consortium has acquired a containerized hyperbaric chamber in order to increase the safety of the underwater activities in the surroundings of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, as well as in other locations where the chamber could be easily moved as it is containerized.
 
Perhaps most significant in considering the difference in mechanics with wet diving versus ADS diving is the true dependence on your support team. With surface-air operations, my job by day, while there is a dependence on the support team, the diver does have a considerable degree of autonomous control. In my 18 years of working dives, I recall only one situation where I truly considered my last ditch scenario – cutting the umbilical and/or ditching everything. In the end, I didn’t have to do it. The calm and composure that came through experience helped me work through the problem methodically – while the day ended with some stress, it ended well.
 
A rough estimate puts more than three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor. This number represents ships throughout the entirety of human history, from 10,000-year-old dugout canoes preserved in the muck to 21st century wrecks that you might have read about in the news. There are so many shipwrecks, in fact, that a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has discovered two by accident. The Battle of the Atlantic alone, which spanned nearly six years during World War II, claimed over 3,500 merchant vessels, 175 warships, and 783 submarines.
 
A marine salvage legend well known for his role in raising the Costa Concordia has past away following a freak snowboarding accident in Utah. gCaptain has learned that former Salvage Master and managing director of TITAN Salvage, Captain Richard Habib, was killed January 10th on an inbounds ski slope at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, Utah.
 
In order to keep up with the rapidly expanding world of ocean technology, I am a regular reader of Ocean News and Technology, an industry magazine, the editorial of which runs a full spectrum of ocean interests and innovations, of course emphasizing offshore applications for oil platforms, pipelines, and services, but also wind and tidal energy, research and exploration, the newest observation and data collection technologies, and even maritime history and underwater archaeology.
 
Grandfather Ray Ives long life and career was celebrated by over 100 close friends, former colleagues and family as they gathered to pay tribute to his amazing longevity – which could so easily have ended when the rangy octogenarian suffered a near-fatal brush with death in the 1970s. Mr Ives, of Plymouth – who shares his January 8th birthday with one Elvis Aaron Presley - came to worldwide prominence when his 'diving museum' was discovered by filmmaker Amanda Blugrass.
 
While the MH370, the Boeing 777 that mysteriously disappeared in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, continues to remain a baffling mystery even after almost two years of relentless search, the vessels that are searching the Indian Ocean have uncovered another shipwreck. The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner’s plane that went missing about two years back found a second 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australian coast, reported Local 15 TV. One of the ships had found a similar shipwreck in the month of May last year. The second shipwreck was discovered in December.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Geo Oceans has successfully completed a contract providing 6 weeks of continuous 24/7 ROV support for subsea pipeline decommissioning operations for Vale in New Caledonia. The project involved operating ROVs from a construction barge providing day and night ROV visual guidance for crane operators to remove 3.6km of subsea pipeline in 40 - 60m of water.
 
The report "Offshore Support Vessel Market by Type (Anchor Handling Tug Supply, Platform Supply Vessel, Multipurpose Support Vessel, Standby & Rescue Vessel, Crew Vessel, & Others), by Depth (Shallow & Deepwater), & by Region - Global Forecast to 2020" published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global Offshore Support Vessel Market with an analysis and forecast of the market size.
 
Royal Dutch Shell plc’s proposed takeover of BG Group plc will be completed "in a matter of weeks", according to Shell CEO Ben van Beurden, resulting in the reduction of a total of 10,000 workers across both companies.
 
Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd, an Acteon company, is working with DNV GL and other organizations in the subsea supply chain, on a JIP to develop a set of guidelines to be incorporated into new or existing DNV GL offshore standards or recommended practices. The guidelines will be, "The Development of Codes for Offshore Equipment for Cable and Pipe Laying – Phase 1."
 
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