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JUL 2018

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36 ST | July 2018 The survey is designed to mirror TGS's successful 2016 to 2017 Gi- gante and Otos projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Covering an area of approxi- mately 200,000 sq. km, Fugro will use the data to identify and rec- ommend the most prospective lo- cations to target for geochemical sampling. Fugro has reported increased confidence in identifying seabed expressions of hydrocarbon seeps and this has led to continued vigor- ous demand for its combined mul- tibeam mapping and surface geo- chemistry sampling services. Artificial Intelligence For Structural Monitoring WFS Technologies, University of Aberdeen and OGIC announced a joint technology project to de- sign and build the world's first Ex- tremeEdge OLM (On-line Monitor- ing) system for offshore subsea and platform structures. At present, asset integrity and fatigue monitoring of North Sea offshore subsea struc- tures is largely carried out manu- ally by divers or ROVs. This is not only hazardous and expensive, but information on the integrity of the structure is not available in real time and the quantity and quality of the data are insufficient to drive perfor- mance-enhancing big data analytic techniques. This can impact on pro- duction levels, or even lead to fail- ure, due to suboptimal predictive model correction and latency. The project builds on WFS's Seatooth through-water wireless communications, subsea Internet of Things (SIoT) and real-time wireless fatigue monitoring technologies. The project, jointly funded by WFS and OGIC, will focus on ad- vancing technology to monitor subsea structures using specially designed SIoT smart sensor devices incorporating edge AI (artificial in- telligence). The completely autonomous SIoT devices will be attached to the structure with the capability to op- erate for more than 10 years due to the use of intelligent algorithms that will optimize battery usage. Shell Invests Further In US GOM Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has made a final investment decision for Vito, a deepwater development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) with a break-even price estimated to be less than $35 per barrel. This deci- sion sets in motion the construction and fabrication of a new, simplified host design and subsea infrastruc- ture. Vito is scheduled to begin pro- ducing oil in 2021. It is expected to reach peak production of about 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day. The development cur- rently has an estimated, recoverable resource of 300 million boe. "With a lower-cost developmen- tal approach, the Vito project is a very competitive and attractive op- portunity industry wide," said Andy Brown, Shell upstream director. ST Idyllwild, CA 92549 USA • Phone: (951) 659-2183 • Fax: (951) 659-3958 • SOUTH BAY CABLE CORP SOUTH BAY CABLES are the uncommon connection for tough jobs around the world. Uncommon in our industry, South Bay Cable has been owned and operated by the same management since 1957! We've designed and manufactured over 60,000 different cables meeting our customers' most demanding requirements. Contact the uncommon leader.

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