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Greensea Systems, Inc.
NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY
PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL) has added a new product to its subsea portfolio, the SLS2000, developed to provide the option to illuminate the dive umbilical from the diver end.
The unit, with 30mm in diameter and 70mm length, was designed to provide a light source to saturation divers using an LED attached to the umbilical at the diver’s end.
Operational sea trials of the unit are planned with existing clients following the completion of final in-house tests and third party pressure testing.
 
German researchers have developed a prototype autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that can easily be mass-produced and transported, in a bid to open up deep-sea exploration for a wide range of industrial and scientific applications.
 
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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Steve Butler, OSHA’s director for maritime enforcement, and David Scarberry, senior diving coordinator at American Electric Power discuss how submitting to a formal audit can provide added value to your clients.
 

 
To view the ADCI TV archives, please click here.
 
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
A world-class research facility specialising in underwater robotic technologies will be built in Launceston. The $750,000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) facility will be located at the University of Tasmania's Australian Maritime College.
 
Subsea UK has committed £20,000 to the Scottish MATE ROV competition, the industry body announced at Subsea Expo. The initiative, organised by the Robert Gordon University, encourages young engineers to design and test underwater machinery with help from industry mentors. Subsea UK joins BP, which has supported the competition since its first year, as headline sponsors, with ROVOP and The Underwater Centre in Fort William providing additional support.
 
A team of marine biologists discovered that great white sharks ambush prey from the ocean's dark depths, as they attacked drones recording their movements Great white sharks appear to use darkness and depth to ambush prey, marine biologists have learned, thanks to unprecedented footage by an undersea drone that was attacked nine times by four sharks. In the 13 hours of footage, the sharks cruise low above the sand, swim up to the robotic vehicle and inspect it from all sides, bump it curiously, and burst out of the blue to seize the drone in their jaws.
 
Robotic gliders deployed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory unit are set to shape the future of marine research and environmental monitoring of the Southern Ocean and South African waters.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
An international group of defence and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures visited Saab Seaeye’s UK facility. The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and neutralising mines and waterborne IEDs, Saab Seaeye wrote. The robotic vehicles are designed to work remotely to reduce the risk towards mine disposal personnel at sea and in waterways.
 
The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Observation Mini ROV market analysis is provided for the United States markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.
 
Norwegian offshore supply operator Eidesvik Offshore has become the latest offshore oil and gas services firm to diversify into offshore wind contracts. The company has recently chartered its Bahamas-flagged subsea construction and support vessel Acergy Viking to Siemens Wind Power on a nine-month contract. She will be used as an accommodation and service ship for offshore wind services in German waters, Eidesvik says.
 
Awards contracts for Oseberg Vestflanken 2, Johan Sverdrup and Gina Krog fields
Contracts have a combined value of approximately NOK 1.6 billion
Technip has been awarded contracts for pipe laying at Johan Sverdrup and Oseberg Vestflanken 2. Combined contract value is approximately nok 400 million
 
Subsalve USA
 

 

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