Ocean Specialists Incorporated (OSI) reports that 11 major oil and gas company offshore platforms located in the Gulf of Thailand are now connected to shore via a submarine fiber optic network. This caps a six-year, groundbreaking involvement by OSI in developing the initial technical feasibility and then the detailed commercial business model development for a network that serves the major oil & gas operators in the region.
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In order to expand its core business, SeaRobotics has teamed with Private Equity Group led by Ocean Investments Capital
SeaRobotics Corporation has teamed with a private equity group led by Ocean Investments Capital to fund the expansion of the company’s core business, including the production of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), the commercialization of its Robotic Hull Cleaning systems, and the development of new product lines in the ocean sciences and survey markets.
Melbourne Beach, Florida – January 18, 2013 –CSnet International, Inc. (CSnet) is pleased to announce a Service Level Agreement with Radius Oceanic Communications, Inc. (Radius) to connect CSnet’s existing Offshore Communications Backbone (OCB) to the POSEIDON System. As an anchor tenant on POSEIDON, CSnet will be able to provide their scientific and government customers with secure, low-latency broadband oceanographic, seismic, and met-ocean data. Radius’ POSEIDON is a high capacity undersea cable system that will provide advanced telecommunications facilities to the offshore oil and gas industry in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
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The Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) patented Portable Dynamic Riser (PDR) system provides a step change in the communications capability of any mobile asset that is working on existing subsea oil & gas fields. No longer are these valuable assets and the work that they are employed to perform limited to high cost, low bandwidth satellite, or microwave communication. The PDR provides the capability of direct fiber-optic communication at data rates up to full gigabit Ethernet with multiple gigE channels being available on a single fiber.
The PDR is a classically simple deployment system, using only proven deep water components, that provides a direct fiber-optic connection between a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) or or other facility, and an existing wet-mate connection point, typically an Umbilical Termination Assembly (UTA) that has a spare wet-mate fiber-optic connector available. The PDR system provides the primary communication path between the mobile facility and the production platform, which provides the fiber connection to shore. The now secondary satellite or microwave system then provides backup communications in the case of failure in the fiber network. With direct fiber communication, latency problems are removed, and decisions on data priority are redundant.
The self contained PDR system's small footprint and portability ensure that once one vessel has completed its in-field tasks, the system can be quickly de-mobilized, stored and as quickly and easily mobilized onto the next vessel that is working in the field.
Singapore. The Asia Pacific office of Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Brown to the position of Technical Manager - Subsea. In this role, Jerry will focus initially on the management of OSI’s offshore oil and gas undersea fiber network projects.
Pierre Tremblay, Managing Director of OSI’s Asia Pacific office said “The combination of Jerry’s people skills, professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise will be invaluable to continue our expansion in Asia Pacific. We are very excited by this development.”
Jerry has a PhD (Mechanical & Industrial Engineering) and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, and has more than 25 years experience in the design, manufacture, marine installation and maintenance / repair operations of subsea cable systems covering both fiber optic telecoms cables and oil & gas umbilicals for companies including STL Labs and Alcatel Submarine Networks. Most recently, Jerry was involved in the establishment of engineering and manufacturing facilities in Thailand for the manufacture of subsea umbilicals for the Oil & Gas industry.
Jerry Brown states “I am delighted to join Ocean Specialists (Asia Pacific) at this exciting time in the company¹s development. OSI has earned a reputation for technical excellence, innovation and outstanding customer service, and I look forward to contributing to and building on those strengths to assist the company through the next stages of its ambitious growth plans.” Jerry will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Stuart, FL USA. Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce the addition of David Willoughby as Director of Submarine Cable Systems Development. In this role, David will support OSI's project management, project consulting and advisory services with a focus on full life cycle development of submarine cable system projects in the commercial submarine telecommunications, offshore oil and gas and submarine telecommunications markets.
Prior to joining OSI, David was employed at TE Connectivity / SubCom, as Director, Project Management, with a responsibility for the delivery major undersea telecommunications systems. In all, David brings 21 years of experience in the submarine cable industry, with direct involvement in the project management, engineering and commercial segments of the industry. Jim Byous, OSI's President, stated "as OSI is seeing an increasing demand by its clients for the management of full submarine system procurement, delivery and commissioning, Dave's skills and experience will add even greater strength to our execution of these projects ".
Houston, TX USA. Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce that Perry Wright, OSI's Director of Integrated Subsea Systems, has been appointed to head OSI's Houston office to augment OSI's project delivery and customer service. Perry's background in the development of deepwater subsea networking technology, and his current role with OSI in the development of major offshore fiber networks will enhance OSI's unparalleled leadership in oil & gas broadband fiber networks and increase its presence in the region.
Perry is currently managing OSI's support to several major offshore oil and gas undersea fiber system developments both in the Gulf of Mexico and across the globe. "Houston is a widely acknowledged center for global expertise in the development of broadband-enabled communications and applications for the oil and gas industry. Perry's leadership has already resulted in several new business opportunities for OSI and its clients as we look to expand our presence in the market," remarked Jim Byous, president of OSI during a recent global strategy conference.
Stuart, FL USA Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Jerry Neely as Senior Project Manager. In his new role, Jerry is the Project Manager and the primary technical consultant for the development and fabrication of a deep water Ocean Observing System featuring a fiber optic seabed backbone and several powered instrumentation nodes.
Stuart, FL USA. Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Perry Wright as Director of Integrated Subsea Systems. In his new role, Perry will expand OSI’s capability to support oil and gas and telecom customers in the development of undersea fiber optic networks worldwide. Perry will focus on further developing the challenging areas of in?field fiber connection system design and planning, including the development of subsea field networks.
Stuart, FL Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce the introduction of its patented Portable Dynamic Riser (PDR) technology to the deepwater oil and gas industry. The PDR is a portable, skid-mounted cable package that allows Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) and other mobile assets to establish a connection to an in-field fiber optic network without the need to install a custom?designed dynamic riser. The potential to provide virtually unlimited bandwidth to offshore drilling platforms opens the industry to significant new opportunities to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of its operations by providing real?time access to the industry's most advanced technology, subject matter experts and best practices wherever they may be located world-wide.
Singapore Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) and Pierre Tremblay of Aletheia Subsea Consulting Pte Ltd are pleased to announce the creation of the OSI Asia Pacific regional headquarters to be located in Singapore.
From this new regional base, OSI will provide local service delivery and closer customer interface, and will project the full capabilities and critical mass of its US headquarters including market analysis, engineering and project management, permitting, route design and GIS services. OSI plans to grow its Asia Pacific presence substantially in the coming years and looks forward to the continued growth of its customer relationships throughout the region.
Stuart, FL USA. Responding to the increasing need for fiber optic broadband communications in the offshore oil & gas industry, Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI) has completed a turnkey submarine cable installation for a major oil and gas operator in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ocean Specialists, Inc (OSI) was contracted to assist their team in the design, procurement and construction of a submarine fiber link between two strategically important deep gas platforms in the South Marsh Island area offshore Louisiana. Due to the requirement for a rapid, reliable response, OSI was contracted to specify and source the fiber cable, provide full route design, engineering and permitting, termination and platform landing design, and finally to assemble the cable installation and burial spread. OSI then managed the installation, including full system burial and numerous pipeline crossings. “We’re grateful for the confidence that our customer placed in the OSI team to provide a fast-track project, from system design, through to procurement, permitting, installation and final acceptance,” stated Jim Byous, president of OSI.
Industry leaders make long-term strategic alliance permanent with full integration of resources and services in the offshore energy and submarine cable industries.
October 30th, 2008. Stuart, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) and T Soja & Associates, Inc. (TSA) announced today that they are merging to pursue a broad range of new business opportunities in the submarine cable telecom and offshore energy industries. The deal fully integrates and leverages the technical strengths, affiliations and resources of both organizations under the OSI banner.