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Gazprom Mothballs Extension of Nord Stream Pipeline

Gazprom has put an expansion of its Nord Stream gas pipeline on hold, rowing back for the second time in two months on plans to extend its European network as relations between Russia and the West fester over Ukraine.

Existing capacity through Nord Stream, which runs under the Baltic Sea and serves Germany, was enough for now and there was no immediate need for an expansion, the state-controlled firm said on Wednesday.

Gazprom Chairman Viktor Zubkov said a weak gas market was forcing the firm to defer projects.


CSA Announces Patent Award for Marine Sediment Remediation

The patent involves a method and device for remediating sediment around deepwater sites impacted by oil spills or drilling.

STUART, FL - CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc. (CSA) announces that it has been awarded a patent for a method and apparatus meant to assist in the remediation of marine sediment that has been altered as a result of an oil spill, drilling discharge or other discharges of organic compounds. 


SAAB Chooses Kongsberg Sonar for A19 Submarines

Defence and security company SAAB has selected Kongsberg Maritime’s hydroacoustic package for installation on two Swedish A19 submarines.


CodaOctupus Launches V2 of 3D Sonar Visualisation Software for ROVs

The UK-based specialist in the underwater technologies, CodaOctupus, has released version 2 of the Vantage software, a visualization software suite for the Dimension 3D sonar specifically targeted at ROV centric applications.


Egypt Selects Winners of Its USD 2.2 Bln LNG Tender

 Egypt has selected the winners of its USD 2.2 billion tender for delivery of 75 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Reuters reported. 


FMC Technologies to Cut Norway Jobs

 The oil service company FMC Technologies will be reducing its workforce in Norway due to lower offshore activity and cost control from the oil companies.


Scientists Find Fish, Crustaceans under 740 Meters of Antarctic Ice

Researchers from the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project have uncovered a unique ecosystem of fish and invertebrates living in an estuary deep beneath the Antarctic ice.


Makai, UH in B-SAUV Trials

Makai Ocean Engineering and the University of Hawaii (UH) have jointly developed a novel autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that can effectively deploy seafloor sensing equipment by combining features of a free-swimming AUV and those of a bottom crawling vehicle.


MacArtney connectivity helps land UFO in the North Sea

Spearheaded by oceanographic experts from German Group Operations MBT GmbH, MacArtney has delivered the full connectivity package for the innovative UFO (Underwater Fish Observatory) that was recently deployed in the North Sea.   


Okeanus Announces Acquisition of DT Marine Winches

Winches are available for individual rental or part of a Launch and Recovery Package.

HOUMA, La. – Okeanus Science and Technology, LLC (Okeanus) is pleased to announce the addition of three types of DT Marine winches to its fleet of oceanographic and marine scientific rental equipment. The winches can be outfitted with various types of cable and synthetic rope to perform nearly any job requiring the launch and recovery of subsea equipment and assets.

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