Applied Acoustics Launches Pyxis Integrated Inertial USBL System

The New Normal in Subsea Positioning Applied Acoustic Engineering (AAE) has announced the launch of their next generation USBL system, Pyxis USBL. Taking its name from the constellation Pyxis Nautica – the mariner’s compass – Pyxis USBL takes the best of AAE’s subsea acoustic tracking technology with a highly advanced inertial navigation system (INS) from one of the most respected names in the industry, to create a state of the art, inertially aided Ultra Short Baseline system capable of accurate subsea tracking with survey grade performance. The combination of AAE’s Sigma 2 acoustic protocols and SBG Systems high precision Navsight Apogee Marine INS brings together two leading names in the

Understanding and Mitigating High Frequency Torsional Oscillation (HFTO)/Torsional Resonance

Here, James Crowley, Director at Rockatek Ltd, discusses how Rockatek are leading the way helping their clients overcome damaging downhole dynamics and how they are continuing their own R&D efforts to develop cutting edge technology for the future. If you are aware of the abbreviation HFTO, you are probably very aware of how seriously it must be taken for all operators of downhole drilling systems. High Frequency Torsional Oscillation – HFTO (or Torsional Resonance as it is often referred to) is not a new phenomenon, but over the last few years, many service companies and operators have started to acknowledge the presence of HFTO and are becoming increasingly aware of the extreme power dissi

New Robust, Maintenance-Free LED Floodlights From Glamox Offer High Light Output & Long Lifetime

Global LED lighting specialist Glamox has introduced a new range of LED floodlights for safe areas in marine and offshore applications. The floodlights provide high light output, durability and a long system lifetime. The FL70 range of LED floodlights are designed using the latest COB LED light source and LED driver technology, providing a virtually maintenance-free lighting solution. The floodlights are suitable for all high and medium intensity lighting requirements, with light outputs available from 27,000 up to 54,000 lumen. Following thorough heat conduction and heat dissipation simulations, the floodlight design and components, including a powder-coated anodised seawater-resistant alum

Remote Ocean Systems

Remote Ocean Systems is an ISO-9001-2008 certified company with a 28,000 square-foot headquarters, manufacturing and research facility located in San Diego, California. For 2020 ROS has introduced two new technology products designed for deep ocean, subsea, shallow water research, and sonar type applications: The SeaStar™ is a high powered, lightweight compact LED light that delivers 10,000 lumens output and full-range dimming capability. The Accu-positioner™ is a new ROS technology Pan & Tilt Positioner that features a reliable and rugged deep-sea design and offers computer-controlled accuracy to +/- 0.1°. For Technical Specification Information on both products visit or contact ROS at: Tel

Caisson Guide – Cleaning, Inspection and Centraliser Installation

Tool Tec were approached in 2020 by a key client to carry out the installation of new centralisers into two of their caisson guide funnels to support both a 42" and 20" diameter caisson. From previous ROV survey footage it was clear that the original secondary retro fitted centralisers had failed and were no longer providing any support. However, some of the supporting structure and locating bolts were still in place, potentially causing issues for the installation of the new centralisers. With the use of Tool Tec’s 36" Cleaning and Inspection Tool fitted with our new extended reach manipulator module, the tool was deployed down an adjacent conductor to complete an initial clean of both cais

Torque Solutions Appointed as Atlas Copco’s Smart Connected Bolting Distributor

Atlas Copco Tools & Industrial Assembly Solutions has appointed Torque Solutions as a distributor for its Smart Connected Bolting technology portfolio. The new partnership further strengthens Atlas Copco’s presence in the energy industry and the expanding wind power generation segment in particular. Alongside renewables, Sheffield-based Torque Solutions has a well-established reputation across a range of industries and sectors, including quarrying, oil and gas, as well as heavy industry. Torque Solutions holds extensive stock of Atlas Copco bolting products, available for both purchase and hire. Torque Solutions also offers customers a complete after-sales package covering service, repair, c

"QA Weld Tech Celebrates 40th Anniversary"

QA Weld Tech, the specialist welding & engineering company based on Teesside, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business with ambitions to further grow its export activity. The company, specialises in the welding and fabrication of complex components for severe service applications in the Oil & Gas industry. They have gained a reputation for delivering turnkey subsea flow spools, crossover, chemical injection systems, and goosenecks, tested and coated, ready for installation on projects around the World. It has been a mainstay of the Oil & Gas supply chain throughout its history, which has enabled it to build a reputation for the delivery of high- quality engineering solutions to the in

OTAQ Expands Chile Office to Accommodate Growth

World class underwater company, OTAQ Group, recently announced their Chile division has acquired a larger office space following a number of project wins, also resulting in the creation of several new positions. The 100m2 office space, three times the size of the previous office, will accommodate the team of five, an increase from a headcount of two in just 12 months. Future team growth throughout the remainder of 2020 is also expected as OTAQ continue their drive for growth, developing their range of marine technology products. OTAQ’s specialist product range is ideally suited to specialist Chilean sectors, especially mining and oil and gas. The highly innovative company first opened its Ch

Water Injection for Gas Gathering

To efficiently gather the gas and/or oil in a well, following primary and secondary activities it is necessary to employ enhanced recovery techniques. The preferred method is to inject produced water at pressures to stimulate flow. IGas Energy plc has selected Cat Pumps UK Ltd. to provide engineered pump/motor skid packages due to their high reliability and robust qualities. The skid packages are ATEX rated and in some instances suitable for Sour Service (H2S). With our vast product capabilities, Cat Pumps is the pump of choice for Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR) and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) applications. We offer the following pump manifold options: • Brass; • Nickel Aluminum Bronze; • 316 s

Subsea CT Scanning: Fully Understanding Flow Assurance Issues and Validating Pipeline Integrity

As subsea pipelines age over time, the challenges posed to oilfield professionals greatly increase. Pipeline integrity issues such as corrosion, pitting and metal loss defects can arise, which in turn can affect the future operational viability of the line. Similarly, deposition build up such as wax, asphaltene, sand, scale and sludge can occur within the line, potentially leading to full or partial blockages. This in turn can restrict oil production and ultimately defer revenue. In this webinar, we will discuss how subsea CT scanning can allow oilfield professional to non-intrusively inspect and diagnose a variety of pipeline integrity flaws, as well as identify and characterise a wide rang

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