Offshore Survey Registration Open

The Offshore Survey 09 conference will be held alongside Ocean Business 2009 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton from 1 to 2 April 2009. The conference features two days of technical presentations focusing on the essential sciences and data management critical to any offshore exploration or development project: from the first requirement of precise positioning to the acquisition and processing of geophysical data below the seabed and wider.   "The impact of dramatic oil price swings on the global Ocean Industry business make Offshore Survey 09 extremely timely. Over two days the OS09 Conference programme includes papers on market opportunities,... (read more)
2009-01-08 10:44:27

Offshore Vessel Personnel Transfer

Personnel transfers at sea can be a risky business. With ever-improved offshore safety in mind, it is a topic that has led to the publication of ‘Guidance on the Transfer of Personnel to and from Offshore Vessels' (IMCA SEL 025 / IMCA M 202) by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). "One of the activities specific to offshore operations is the transfer of personnel between vessels and other offshore structures," explains IMCA's Chief Executive, Hugh Williams. "Such transfers can include movements of personnel at crew change and shift change from vessel to vessel and also between vessels, offshore structures, barges... (read more)
2010-05-17 02:24:45

Veripos for ER Offshore

Veripos has extended its long-term working agreement with Hamburg-based ship management organisation, ER Offshore. The agreement, which has been in place since early 2008, covers the provision of a wide variety of globally available precise positioning services. They are delivered via Veripos LD2 fully integrated hardware platforms utilising Verify DP, a state-of-the-art graphical user interface.   Veripos currently provides high-accuracy services and support facilities for six of ER Offshore’s UT755 LN Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs). Designed to transport supplies to drill sites and production facilities, the vessels have been operating on behalf of leading exploration and production companies in Brazil,... (read more)
2009-12-02 09:36:37

Trident Offshore Positioning Contract

Trident Offshore have commissioned Veripos to provide a full range of precision GNSS positioning services and associated support under an exclusive five-year global contract. The agreement calls for Veripos to provide its complete range of proprietary satellite positioning services extending from its Standard GNSS augmentation service to its Ultra decimetre-accuracy Precise Point Positioning (PPP) capability.   Additionally, Veripos will also provide its range of LD2 and LD3 integrated GNSS receiver and demodulator mobile units together with user-configurable Verify-QC software packages for real-time assessment and post-processing of data as well as support of both single and multi-reference station calculations.     (read more)
2008-03-27 08:46:25

Surveying for Offshore Wind

Developing the Third Market
Many giants are drilling for oil and gas: the gold of the sea. Since the beginning of the new millennium, however, a new kind of energy potential of the sea has been discovered: wind energy. The fastest way to create substantial amounts of this green energy is to build offshore wind farms. The seas have space enough, the wind yield is higher than on shore and the visual impact, which is so often a difficult hurdle to overcome on shore, is not an issue at sea. Wind energy is characterised by renewability and sustainability, both of which are important issues, as we... (read more)
2009-09-02 12:00:00

Offshore Survey Equipment Order

Chinese oil company CNOOC has placed an order with A.P. van den Berg for the delivery of a WISON-APB seafloor survey system. COSL, subsidiary of this company, will use this sytem on one of their geotechnical drill vessel in the South-Chinese sea.   This is the second Chinese order in a short while, after the delivery of a land survey vehicle. A.P. van den Berg exports the majority of its products world-wide. Oil companies are surveying existing oil and gas fields very intensively as the demand for fossil fuels is huge. They also are searching for new fields in deeper... (read more)
2007-08-02 02:45:31

Offshore Survey Award

The organisers of Offshore Survey 2007 Conference, held in Southampton in March 2007, have announced the award for best presentation. Delegates were asked to vote for the winner, having received conference proceedings on CD. He is David Whitcombe of Shell, whose paper focused on improving recruitment, training and retention of personnel in the offshore survey industry.   As a result of the presentation, a working group has now been formed by representatives across the industry to address this issue. The prize - a brass and leather bound telescope - was awarded on the basis of votes cast by the delegates at... (read more)
2007-07-30 10:13:17

Deep Offshore Metrology Tool

Spool and jumper metrologies constitute a critical path in the subsea pipe installation process. They can often occupy large construction vessels ‘just’ for survey operations that may last more than a full day, requiring several types of sensors (long baseline, gyros, depth sensors, etc.), as well as highly qualified surveyors. Moreover, measurement error may lead to spool misfit that has a dramatic impact on the overall project schedule. A newly designed metrology system, which may be seen as an acoustic taut wire, has now reached maturity and has been extensively used in 2006/2007 for different spool and jumper metrology projects,... (read more)
2008-05-30 12:00:00

SeeTrack Offshore Unit Sales

Subsea 7 is to receive two new Hercules Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), currently being manufactured by SMD, fitted with SeeByte's Dynamic Positioning system; SeeTrack Offshore. The vehicles will add to the leading contractors' existing fleet of ROVs which provide services to the Subsea Umbilical, Riser and Flowline (SURF) sector.   SeeTrack Offshore adds additional automation to the ROV control process by providing the ability for the ROV to automatically maintain a fixed position above the seabed or follow a programmed course and speed. The system runs on the surface and is contained in a 19 inch rack. With SeeTrack Offshore... (read more)
2008-05-19 04:49:44

SROV at Offshore Energy

Ola Oskarsson, founder and CTO of MMT, will give a presentation on 3D visualisation of subsea structures at Offshore Energy 2015 on 14 October 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. On 13 and 14 October at 10:00hrs and 13:00hrs, MMT will hold presentations on Surveyor Interceptor ROV and UXO surveys. The Offshore Energy Conference is a platform for discussing key topics and solutions for the offshore community and MMT is part of the technical session on subsea processing from 15:15 - 17:15hrs. MMT is on stand 9.006. (read more)
2015-09-24 12:06:13
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