Star-Oddi has developed a pressure (depth) sensor for measuring ocean depths down to 2000 m (200 bar), DST centi-hp. The intention is to further develop the sensor for greater depths! The high pressure sensor DST centi HP (high pressure), records temperature in addition to the depth. The sensor is a result of Star-Oddi expertise with in the field of material technology.
Exton, PA, March 1, 2004 – The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff's Volunteer Rescue Squad had just
received its new 9-pound VideoRay ROV (remotely operated vehicle) weeks before they were called to Ashland, Wisconsin. The
Ashland County Sheriff requested that St. Louis County attempt to locate the body of 44 year-old Tracy Schroeder, whose
snowmobile plunged into Chequamegon Bay on January 16. Divers had previously made 19 difficult dives in shifting ice in an
effort to locate the victim. A diver spent less than one minute in the 37-degree water recovering the body, just five
hours after the search with the VideoRay began.
Pioneer divers who risked their lives in the early years of oil exploration in the
North Sea, will now receive economic compensation. On March 9th, the Storting (Parliament) will award NOK
millions in compensation to 150 divers, according to Dagbladet.
'The Storting will give the divers the honour and respect they fully deserve', says Progress Party MP Per Sandberg, spokesman for the proposal. The total amount will be several hundred NOK millions, and the individual amount will vary from diver to diver, Sandberg says to Dagbladet.
At least 60 divers lost their lives in the North Sea up to the year 2000. At least 19 of these were Norwegians. Many others are fighting injuries from the pioneering years of deep sea diving.
23 February 2004
The Norway Post
NORTH FALMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, February 10, 2004 . . . BENTHOS, INC. (NASDAQ: BTHS) announced today that it has been awarded a significant contract to produce spherical glass instrument housings for an international research project being conducted in the ice below the South Pole.
The worlds most advanced pipline plough:
After just a few weeks on site the assembly of the Advanced Multipass Plough System (AMP500) and its sister backfill plough is already looking impressive. The system is on schedule to be delivered to UK based CTC Marine Projects Ltd in April this year.
The machine represents a quantum leap in pipeline ploughing capability. Although it has all the fundamental features that have made SMD ploughs so successful, several technological advances will take pipeline protection to a new level:
USA. - The natural gas industry faces a year of conflicting extremes in 2004.
Houston-based and multinational energy companies will pursue a number of extremely huge exploration and production projects in the Gulf of Mexico
But the amount of natural gas they supply, although substantial, will be woefully inadequate to offset a U.S. production rate that continues to dwindle at an extremely rapid pace.
And events like the freezing cold snap that hit much of the country in December and caused gas prices to spike 50 percent only represent the tip of the iceberg.
This bleak assessment of the disparity between expanding production and shrinking supply comes from Houston energy guru Matthew Simmons.
The president of Simmons & Co. International, an energy investment bank, believes the United States faces a serious natural gas crisis that could have a devastating impact on the national economy.
And Simmons is not alone...