BSEE Releases Proposed Well Control Regulations to Ensure Safe and Responsible Offshore Oil and Gas Development
In response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and following a thorough evaluation of recommendations from industry groups, equipment manufacturers, federal agencies, academia and environmental organizations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced proposed regulations to better protect human lives and the environment from oil spills. The measures include more stringent design requirements and operational procedures for critical well control equipment used in offshore oil and gas operations. Read more.
Wiring the world below. A network of permanent observatories will soon monitor the oceans.
THE planet arrogantly dubbed “Earth” by its dominant terrestrial species might more accurately be called “Sea”. Seven-tenths of its surface is ocean, yet humanity’s need to breathe air and its inability to resist pressure means this part of the orb is barely understood. Read more
RDC, Fugro Team Up on New Vessel
The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) has invested $4.9 million in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St. John’s. Read more.
Funding Available For Environmental Technology Demonstrations
The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental requirements. Read more.
Coastal Engineering and Sciences Certificate Program
The University of New Orleans (UNO) will be offering two new graduate level certificates through the Coastal Engineering And Sciences (CEAS) certificate program starting in Spring 2015. The two certificates are Graduate Coastal Engineering Certificate and Graduate Coastal Sciences Certificate. Read more.
Subsea 7 to Reorganise
Seabed-to-surface engineering contractor, Subsea 7, has announced that, with effect from 1 January 2015, it will be changing the organisational structure of its business. Read more.
Technip to Charter Farstad’s Newbuild Subsea Vessel
Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded a 5 year framework agreement by Technip Norge AS for delivery of ROV support operations, light construction work, IMR and other subsea related activities. Read more.
Connecting to nature with MacArtney GreenLink
GreenLink ‐ connectivity for marine renewables Spurred on by continuously increasing demand for dependable MacArtney connectivity solution from marine renewable energy industries and operators, MacArtney has chosen to unify a vast pool of its technical expertise, operational experience and industry leading connectivity solutions under the new and dedicated ‘GreenLink’ brand. Read more.