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Navigating Safely Around Underwater Pipelines

Posted by PortVision on Jul 20, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article was written by Ed Landgraf, chairman of Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO), for Maritime Executive.

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UAS Programs Take off in Growing Range of High-Value Oil and Gas Applications

Posted by PortVision on Jul 13, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article was written by Oceaneering's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Manager, Todd Chase. It originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Pipeline Oil & Gas Magazine. You can view the original HERE.

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Collaborative Intelligent Monitoring to Protect Offshore Assets

Posted by PortVision on Jun 8, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared at www.marinemec.com. Jason Tieman, our Director of Maritime Operations was interviewed by Martyn Wingrove. You can read the article in its entirety here.

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Will the U.S.-Mexico Trade Conflict Affect Trade in Natural Gas?

Posted by PortVision on May 3, 2017 6:07:00 AM

President Trump’s promise to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it, possibly through new taxes on imported goods from that country, has economic analysts keeping a close eye on the evolving – and currently contentious – relationship between the U.S. and its neighbor to the south. Many wonder what impact the new Administration’s policies might have on energy trade between the two countries.

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Pipeline Maintenance Reroutes LNG Deliveries to Mexico

Posted by Chris Leslie on Apr 27, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Earlier this month, Pemex, Mexico's state-owned petroleum company, started importing LNG from Cheniere Energy's export terminal in Sabine Pass to Mexico's Altamira import terminal.  These deliveries were the product of scheduled maintenance on the NET Mexico pipe in Texas, which starting during the holy week of April 9 - 15. 

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First Offshore Wind Farm in US Launches

Posted by PortVision on Jan 17, 2017 6:07:00 AM

The Block Island Wind Farm, located 22 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, went into full production in December, 2016. It is America's first offshore wind farm and will deliver electricity into the New England energy grid by a submarine transmission cable system, called sea2shore.

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Ship's anchor cuts internet cables from Jersey to the UK

Posted by Chris Leslie on Dec 16, 2016 6:07:00 AM

Last month, a ship transiting the English Channel accidentally cut internet cables, used by network company JT, that connected Jersey to the UK. This resulted in dramatically slower internet speeds for residents on the island, who had to rely on a single cable connected to France.

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Protecting Maritime Assets

Posted by Jason Tieman on Oct 25, 2016 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appears in the October 2016 edition of Ocean News & Technology

Safety and security are as important as operational efficiency for owners of geographically dispersed maritime assets and remote infrastructure. These organizations are increasingly much more proactive about monitoring and responding to the threat that vessels pose to assets including pipelines, offshore rigs and other fixed infrastructure above and below the water. When a vessel comes into contact with these assets, it can lead to unplanned and expensive surveys, repairs, costly litigation, and the potential of third-party claims for the economic and environmental impacts of a spill in the maritime environment.

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AIS Tracking Technology is the Safe Option

Posted by Jason Tieman on Apr 21, 2016 6:07:00 AM

Jason Tieman, Maritime director of PortVision, looks at some of the latest developments in vessel tracking technology and their implications for improved safety at sea.

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Protecting Assets: AIS-Based Vessel Tracking

Posted by Jason Tieman on Apr 14, 2016 6:08:00 AM

***This article originally appeared in Port Technology International, Navis World Edition #65

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