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Two drill vessels employed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC off Alaska's northwest coast have safely departed Arctic waters for the Pacific Northwest. The 572-foot Noble Discoverer, owned by Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, reached Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands on Sunday afternoon. After a Coast Guard inspection, the vessel departed Monday for the Port of Everett in Washington state, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said.
The concept of using wind power for offshore oil and gas applications is one step closer to realisation. WIN WIN, a DNV GL-led joint industry project (JIP), is running with the following seven participants: ExxonMobil, ENI Norge, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd, Statoil, VNG, PG Flow Solutions, and ORE Catapult.
An expected surge in Gulf of Mexico decommissioning activity based on low oil price signals will accelerate the decline in shallow water asset stocks and hasten the need for industry to focus on the challenges of deepwater projects.
The potential for spinoffs from the Maritime Link project were outlined during the latest supplier information session in Cape Breton hosted by Emera Newfoundland and Labrador.
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 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 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
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.

Dive Commercial International, Inc.
Underwater contractors are being sent to Lake Erie to search for the source of what appears to be a petroleum leak coming from a century-old sunken barge recently found in the water near the U.S.-Canadian border, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday.
Australian authorities searching for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 may have missed the wreckage as they canvassed search site off the coast of Western Australian, deep-sea search experts say. An Australian-led underwater search, the most expensive in aviation history, has so far found no trace of MH370, which went missing with 239 passengers and crew during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014.
The Northwest Diving History Association concluded their annual weekend meeting and event Sunday evening in Olympia, Washington. The event marks the fifth year for the Association, which is dedicated to recording and preserving the history of the people that contributed to the development of scuba diving in the North Pacific Region.
Most jobs have two sides to them – destruction and creation. If you’ve worked in the construction industry, you know this to be true. On any given day, materials must be cut, shaped, welded, soldered and scrapped. Bigger jobs require bigger tools, but the end result is the same.
LinkQuest Inc.
This year will be the 24th  Diving Seminar in Norway that have been run by NUI.
Since the first conference in 1988, the attendance has steadily increased from all relevant discipline of the diving industry, research environments and authorities.
All lectures are in English.
The Diving seminar is the only professionally and  academically meeting place for the commercial diving industry, Operators and Governing bodies where the latest global operational and scientific news are in focus. The seminar has a wide track record for its performance and exchange of information and competence to all parts of the industry.   At the same time it is a valuable arena for meeting new people and expand your network.
 At the 2013 Diving seminar there were 210 participants from 11 nations and 24 speakers with a wide variety of topics.  The feedback from the participants in 2013 was very positive and we expect the 2015 seminar to be same.  The speakers in the 2015 seminar will have focus on "Catching the opportunity" for our business seen in light of the changes in the investments in the subsea industry today.  Diving seen in a global perspective is one of the Diving seminars fundamental platforms.
We are looking forward to welcome you to the 2015 Diving Seminar in Bergen, Norway.
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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.
According to FMC, ROVs are capable of operating at depths of up to 3,000 meters below sea level, and will be mobilized onto Bourbon’s dedicated fleet of multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs). They can be used to perform activities such as survey, wellhead installation, or asset tie-in.
For many years, Tracerco has been developing and creating exceptional, forward-thinking devices to help ease the jobs of many across the oil, gas and nuclear industries. As you’d expect, the brand’s ground-breaking work has been recognised many times over, most recently with the Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) Subsea Project Award.
Subsalve USA



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