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The Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG Project in Australia has reached a milestone with the safe launching of its central processing facility (CPF) from the offshore floating dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.
Inland commercial diving is often overshadowed by the offshore world. Divers sometimes interpret the offshore jobs as wide open opportunities, limitless salaries and waves of adventure. But lakes, rivers and marine facilities can take divers just as far in their careers. Let’s look at inland diving perceptions more closely.
The rebound in oil prices has not been enough to stop the bleeding at many US energy companies, whose bonds keep weakening – and whose ability to muster fresh capital is dwindling away. Oil and bond prices are moving in opposite directions, underlining the market’s lack of confidence in a cash-strapped sector that is seeing its prospects go from bad to worse.
A planned shutdown of Britain’s North Sea Buzzard oilfield is likely to be rescheduled to November from October, an industry source said, which would boost next month’s supply of the crude that helps underpin the Brent benchmark. Buzzard’s output is closely watched by traders as the field is the biggest contributor to the Forties oil stream, the largest of the four North Sea crudes used in the global Brent oil benchmark.
FMC Technologies, has received an award from Shell Shell for its Appomattox deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. FMC Technologies will provide Enhanced Vertical Deepwater Trees, subsea manifolds, topside controls, a control system, and a distribution system for the field, which lies in the Mississippi Canyon area of the eastern Gulf of Mexico in approximately 2194 meters of water, 140 nautical miles southeast of New Orleans.
DOF's subsidiary DOF Subsea has been awarded several major contracts with a total value in excess NOK 3 billion, including options, securing both short term and long term utilization of assets and personnel.
SBM Offshore is pleased to announce that its main Brazilian subsidiary has received written notification from Petrobras of its ability to participate in the recently issued Libra and Sépia FPSO tenders in Brazil. This follows a thorough review of the Group's compliance standards by Petrobras, including its compliance department.
DeepWater Rental and Supply
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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 IOGP 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, IMCA DDMC, and Contractors Pre-meetings will be held on Tuesday.  Wednesday will be a day for the group to take in the show and attend the DSWG meeting.  On Thursday the entire group will get together for the IOGP 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
Underwater Intervention 2016
Call for Papers

We are seeking papers covering the following technical program tracks:
  • Commercial Diving
  • ASV Technology
  • Subsea Survey
  • Import/Export Compliance or How to Avoid Federal Prison
  • Deepwater Field Development
  • Advanced Underwater Engineering
  • Work Class ROVs
  • Observation Class ROVs
  • Manned Submersibles
  • AUV Technology
  • Instruments and Sensors
  • Marine Education/Academia
  • Ocean Research and Marine Archaeology Technology (ORMAT)
  • Technical Poster Presentations
Abstract Submittal Deadline Overview: 
  • October 20, 2015 - Final Abstract submitted ONLINE
  • January 12, 2016 - FINAL Paper sent to Track Leader for Online Proceedings
  • February 23-25, 2016 - Conference Participation
To submit an abstract, please click here
You will be prompted to create an account for yourself.  Please record the login and password for future use.
The following criteria will be observed by the Underwater Intervention Technical Program Committee in the selection of papers:
  • The paper should be of interest for underwater operations applications.
  • The paper should emphasize innovative technologies including an analysis of research.
  • The paper should address case studies and/or technical interest for indicated topics.
For more information, please visit the Underwater Intervention website.
Nominations are now open for the
ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame

Recognizing and honoring individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime of dedication.

Nominees do not have to be commercial divers, but can be any individual who has been influential and who has made a significant and recognizable life-long contribution to the commercial diving community.

Inductees will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2016.

For more information, contact
Phil Newsum
Executive Director
(281) 893-8388 or

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 30, 2015

Please click here to download the nominations form.

Return completed forms to
or mail to
ADCI, 5206 FM 1960 W.,
Ste 202, Houston, TX 77069
Nominations are now open for the
ADCI Scholarship Program

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2016.

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 30, 2015

Please click here to download the application form.

ES Group
The Greek shipwreck that had provided scientists with an ancient analog computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism has yielded more than 50 additional artifacts from the old world including luxury ceramics, fine glassware, fragments of a bone flute, a bronze armrest, an ancient board game piece and the remains of the vessel itself.
The latest update on the underwater search reveals the decision to revisit "Classification 2" sites where search vessels have previously made "sonar contacts of interest". Despite being rated as "unlikely to be significant to the search" the Australian Transport Safety Bureau now believes they warrant a second look.
Venezuela's government is taking measures to inspect the infrastructure of the country’s main hydroelectric-related civil structure as rising temperatures, reduced precipitation and increased energy demand affect water levels at the 4,000-square-mile Guri Reservoir. Caroni River feeds the Guri Reservoir and its water level is controlled by state-owned CVG Electrification del Caroni C.A. (EDELCA). The reservoir’s maximum depth is 492 ft and its water volume is 109,446,281 acre-ft.
The director of harbours insists there is no shortage of divers to cover emergencies. Work to inspect and repair a leak in Peel’s sewage outfall pipe had to be delayed last week due to two of the Department of Infrastructure’s divers being on sick leave, and a third being on holiday.
Submarine canyons can rival the size of the Grand Canyon. The steep underwater valleys act as "super-highways, transporting sediment, organic carbon and other nutrients from the land to the deep ocean floor," according to the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). Additionally, they can be refuges for organisms, the topography acting as protection from anthropogenic disturbance.
LinkQuest Inc.

China International Diving and Salvage Offshore Summit 2015
6-8 November 2015 – Xiamen, China

ADCI is honored to be one of the conference sponsors of Subsea Event China.  This is the second year in which the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), the China Diving and Salvage Association (CDSA), and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) are co-sponsoring the Subsea Event China.  All Associations encourage all industry stakeholders to attend or exhibit at this event.  Please click here to register as an attendee or exhibitor.

For some 30 years SEALAB I has sat with little attention, now on the heels of its 50th anniversary, a group of volunteers has undertaken the task of restoring this historical vessel and re-commissioning it in the configuration as it served as America's first underwater house. Be part of the effort to help fund this project. Click the link below for more information and to donate to the cause.
Advancements in the remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) industry are steadily growing, creating many new applications for Inspection Class ROVs. Inspection Class ROVs are the smallest, most portable class of ROVs and are easy to deploy. They operate on less than 10 horsepower, and use compact thruster motors that attach directly to the propeller for positioning and navigation.
Consumer drones have entered the mainstream recently, turning casual tinkerers into aerial cinematographers. With the launch of its latest low-cost submersible robot, named Trident, OpenROV is hoping to do the same with the underwater realm.
Subsalve USA



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