Offshore DP System

Agreements were signed this week between SeeByte and Equipment & Technical Services (ETS), making SeeByte's SeeTrack ROV Dynamic Positioning (DP) System available to ETS customers in the Americas on a rental basis. Following integration with the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) control system, either by retrofit or during ROV manufacture, SeeTrack automates the control process to provide full ROV DP.   It can be rented separately or together with ancillary sensors which are also offered by ETS. SeeTrack Offshore provides significant improvements over conventional DP systems, including: greater efficiency in manoeuvring, while ignoring the effects of currents; reduced risk of hitting... (read more)
2008-11-24 12:28:12

Offshore Energy: Registration Opens

The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 (OEEC 2017) is open. The tenth edition of this event, taking place from 9-11 October 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is expected to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals and more than 650 exhibiting companies. Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry. It covers both the exploration and production of the conventional energy resources oil & gas as well as the expanding renewable part of the energy mix such as offshore wind and marine renewable energy. Next to the exhibition that covers an area of around... (read more)
2017-05-29 09:48:01

Tasks in Offshore Energy

Energy experts have been predicting an end to carbon-based energy for years now. Although it is probably possible to drain our energy out of oil and gas fields for decades to come, the world has to think about new ways to keep our cars running, our refrigerators cooling and our plants producing. The predictions by experts, together with warming of the earth, at least partly to be blamed on carbon dioxide emissions, have also lead to more and more environmental awareness. Plans for offshore wind farms are being made everywhere; quite a few have already been built. Europe is leading... (read more)
2012-10-01 04:41:28

Offshore Environmental Surveys

Introduction to UK Legislation and Guidelines
This is a brief introduction to UK offshore marine environmental survey legislation and guidelines, written from a fairly narrow perspective: that of a contractor providing such survey services to the oil & gas industry. Legislation requires environmental surveys of the North Sea but the extent and definition of these is open to interpretation, with quite a variety of standards and guidelines to choose from or ignore. Legal FrameworkUK environmental legislation transposes European Community (EC) directives on the environment. The prime EC directives are Council Directive 92/43 ‘on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora’ (‘the Habitats... (read more)
2007-05-09 12:00:00

Offshore Survey 2007 Presentations

In conjunction with Ocean Business 2007, the conference Offshore Survey 2007 is organised. Adam Kerr followed the lectures and reports about them. After the coffee break, the programme turned to a presentation by Ian Florence of SIMRAD who discussed the value of having Dynamic Positioning associated with ROVs. He noted that there were now a total of 435 work class ROV systems worldwide, some of which had DP retrofitted. He gave his opinions on the value of DPs in terms of making the pilot’s task less arduous and the entire operation more efficient. The outstanding question is whether the addition... (read more)
2007-03-28 12:13:03

Technical Sales Manager Offshore

Due to IXSEA's growth in the offshore market, the company has appointed Edward Cheesman as Technical Sales Manager based in the Aberdeen office. He strengthens the UK team by supporting its offshore oil and gas business.   Edward Cheesman will manage key customer accounts; provide technical sales advice and logistics support to customers.   Previously at Weatherford International, he was involved in project managing subsea completions to wells using fiber optic gauges.       (read more)
2007-09-24 01:38:07

World Offshore Wind Database

Douglas-Westwood Ltd have released the new online version of their World Offshore Wind Database. Now available online, the database tracks offshore wind projects from conception through to realisation. The database is updated weekly by Douglas-Westwood’s analysts ensuring that users are always given the most up-to-date information possible. Same-day database updates occur when key industry developments unfold. The online database is designed with ease of use and speed in mind, allowing users to quickly search projects by key criteria. In one click full project details can be accessed. In addition, the entire database can be downloaded to allow user manipulation of... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

Offshore Geochemical Survey Sales

EGS (Asia) Ltd and W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc. have signed a joint sales agreement designed to provide advanced offshore geochemical survey services. The GORE Exploration Survey is a proven method for the collection, analysis and data interpretation of hydrocarbon microseepage, with the ability to detect and quantify over ninety compounds (up through C18). The survey enables exploration geologists to identify formation-specific geochemical signatures of petroleum production and map these signatures across both onshore and offshore exploration sites. EGS will provide vessel logistics and seabed core sample collection services for Gore Exploration Surveys. The alliance will provide customers with... (read more)
2004-05-23 12:00:00

Assessing Offshore Energy Risks

Detailed marine mapping is being used to identify and understand the risks associated in the siting of offshore renewable energy installations. Purchased by Abbott Risk Consulting, the SeaZone data is being used to explore the impact of new installations on other marine users and in support of studies involving Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling.     Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) undertakes navigational safety and engineering risk management in the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors. The data purchased from SeaZone, including SeaZone HydroSpatial and SeaZone Charted Raster, is being used by ARC to support an increasing number of studies,... (read more)
2009-09-04 01:37:29

Offshore Innovation and Improvisation

Key Elements for Successful Geotechnical Investigations
Geotechnical investigations for offshore constructions require continuous technical innovation in order to meet market demands. This is also relevant to the growing offshore wind energy industry, which is itself on a path of constant innovation. The daily costs of offshore operations are high, meaning that honouring a contract satisfactorily and on time is important. To achieve this, improvisational skills are vital to overcome the challenges that may occur while testing and boring at sea.<P> The world’s first offshorewind farm was constructed just off the coast of Vindeby (Denmark, see Figure 2) in 1991, when GEO – the Danish Geotechnical Institute... (read more)
2009-09-02 12:00:00
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