Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI)’s Project Management Team, in partnership with Speedcast Communications, Inc has announced the successful completion of Phase 1 (Engineering) for a private communication cable system offshore East Africa. This marks an important milestone for the Speedcast communications project.
In this blog installment, Steve Lentz, Director of Network System Science and Engineering at Ocean Specialists (OSI), comments on a recently published NATO research paper which discusses the security of undersea telecommunication cables and explores solutions to this threat.
According to recent market commentary by SubCableWorld.com, activity on new cable systems has continued as planned throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has unquestionably highlighted how critical submarine cables are to Internet connectivity and this is now understood by governments, businesses, and, increasingly, by the news media and general public.
Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI)’s Cable Operations and Maintenance Support division today announced the successful Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for an offshore oil and gas fiber optic connection in Colombia. This marks an important milestone for this subsea cable engineering services project, contract awarded to OSI by Aviatek in late 2019, which includes the design, installation, and commissioning of a new cable that will provide optimized communication to offshore assets owned by Aviatek’s end-customer.
Perry Wright, Director of Integrated Subsea Systems for Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI), and Kevin Comer, President of Marine Ventures Int’l, (MVI) attended the OilComm 2019 Conference and Exhibition in Houston the 2nd and 3rd of October. Although the conference was limited to a single track this year, the event was reasonably well attended, and as always, provided an ideal location to catch up with Oil Industry customers, contacts and friends, often all the same person.