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Greensea Systems, Inc.
In spite of low oil prices affecting exploration and field development activity in many parts of the global oil and gas industry, the West Africa region saw a busy 2015. Here, Rigzone takes a look at the key events that have defined the West African oil and gas year.
Atlantic Canada based-firm Beothuk Energy is set to build a C$4bn offshore wind farm off the coast of Nova Scotia. The new wind farm, having a capacity of 1,000MW, will be built nearly twenty kilometres from shore in shallow waters measuring thirty metres or below in depth. Power generated by the facility will be provided to New England through the planned Can-Am Link, which is a 200 nautical mile subsea cable.
Sydney/Islamabad: Just when we got used to the sight of drones in the sky, capturing stunning aerial views, it’s time to get a grasp on a new idea: drones underwater. Like its airborne cousin, an underwater drone is released to fulfil a mission on its own. It follows a preprogrammed path, captures images and other data, and delivers them back to base. Intelligent aquatic drones could even make autonomous decisions, like changing course to avoid obstacles, or identifying areas of particular interest. At least that’s the idea.
Oceaneering International, Inc. announced the appointment, effective January 1, 2016, of Martin J. McDonald as Senior Vice President, Remotely Operated Vehicles, with global responsibility for Oceaneering's Remotely Operated Vehicle ("ROV") business. Mr. McDonald's career spans 26 years with Oceaneering. He most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Oceaneering's ROV operations in the eastern hemisphere from 2006.
Lockheed Martin has selected autonomous and remote vessel manufacturer SeaRobotics as the OEM for its autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Marlin Mk3. The Marlin Mk3 is designed to work in waters as deep as 4,000 meters, enabling it to be used for activities such as pipeline inspection, deep-water survey, and life of field support services pertaining to oil and gas.
DeepWater Rental and Supply
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Dr. Brian Bourgeois discusses PFOs and how they are related to decompression illness.


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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 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

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.
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
Three DIT grads-turned-instructors who started their careers working offshore on the Gulf have continued to pursue different career paths in diving but they all reminisce fondly about their formative times offshore. Jeff Stiffel, Britt Coates and Jake Dow, all DIT grads, collectively put in over six years working offshore gigs in the Gulf.
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has charted and mapped nearly 18,000 maritime losses in Scottish from the 17th century to the present day. Now, maritime explorers such as Patrick Crawford, 32, of Utility ROV Services in Glenrothes, Fife, say telecommunications industry technology is being used for shipwreck exploration to great effect.
To determine the cause of extreme fatigue in Navy divers after routine missions, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring work examining the most critical weapon in a diver's arsenal--oxygen itself. The research is inspired by anecdotes from Navy divers suffering from severe exhaustion after dives. These tough individuals--among the fittest in the world--would be sluggish and weak for a day or two after a dive, even getting winded climbing flights of stairs.
Atlantis ROV is moving on and expanding from its days as an underwater robotics team. Make no mistake, underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) are still part and parcel of what Atlantis, the South Whidbey robotics club, is all about. But the team was already transforming from solely a competitive unit into one that educated and inspired others to pursue the hands-on world of science through ROVs.
Welding is a very diverse career choice with countless industries requiring the services of professional and highly trained welders. One of the most specialized career paths is that of a diver-welder and on this page you will find out exactly what it takes to become one and where to go for courses.
Underwater sounds — our own bubbles, parrotfish munching on the reef — are familiar to divers, but most of us don’t think of these noises as musical. One inventive artist, Eric Holm, hopes to change that by creating commercial-diving-inspired music.
LinkQuest Inc.
There’s a robotics company we should keep our eyes on called Blue Robotics. Why? The company is making waves in an under-represented sector of the 3D printed drone market: submarine drones. Blue Robotics launched its new direction with a project to create their own thruster for a solar-powered robotic boat they planned to send from Los Angeles to Hawaii.
WFS Technologies demonstrated a wirelessly-enabled OneSubsea SCM (Subsea Control Module) at a recent demonstration at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) using Seatooth enabled subsea wireless radio products in conjunction with a Seatooth PipeLogger network system and viewed in real time using a Seatooth Video unit.
Subsalve USA



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