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April 2015 Issue

OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY &
OCEAN ENGINEERING


COVER
A scenic view of platform Houchin, operated by Pacific Operators Offshore LLC (Carpinteria, California). Houchin is a fixed-production platform located approximately 4 miles off the California coast, in the Santa Barbara Channel. Platform Houchin is actively being used for the recovery of oil and gas on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. (Photo Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


SHELL MARINE LUBRICANT TECHNICAL SERVICES BRING OPERATING DIVIDENDS
Dr. Sara Lawrence (Shell Marine Products) describes monitoring and analysis to improve offshore vessel performance.

OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Conference Preview

THE ARCTIC AS THE NEXT GLOBAL ENERGY POWERHOUSE
Kell Sloan (Pro-Oceanus Systems) discusses the potential of methane hydrates to hold the key to energy independence.

AUVSI’S UNMANNED SYSTEMS
— Conference Preview

2015 TO DEFINE US OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS ACTIVITY FOR REMAINDER OF DECADE
Randall Luthi (National Ocean Industries Association) explores how the offshore leasing program and seismic survey permitting could shape the future.

OCEANS’15 MTS/IEEE GENOVA
— Conference Preview

MANEUVERING UNDER THE ICE
Gina Millar and Linda Mackay (International Submarine Engineering Ltd.) review AUV development in the Arctic.

ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE POST-HURRICANE SEASON
Yvette Schmiz (INTEGRA Services Technologies Inc.) explains decommissioning tools for the aftermath of natural disasters.

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS FOR HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS
Karmjit Sidhu (American Sensor Technologies Inc.) provides an overview of how sensors can remotely monitor gas and chemical leaks.

GPS ERROR REJECTION IMPROVES ACCURACY OF OFFSHORE PLATFORM WATCH CIRCLE
Kevin Delaney (BMT Scientific Marine Services) demonstrates how a Kalman filter-based technique prevents false alarms.

ERRORS IN TRACKING SURFACE CURRENTS WITH DIFFERENT FLOAT GEOMETRIES
Dr. Águeda Vázquez (University of Cádiz, Spain), Dr. Francisco Criado-Aldeanueva (University of Málaga, Spain) and Paz Rotllán García analyze wind drag effect of Lagrangian drifters.


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