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CSA and HWCG Deliver Rapid Monitoring Solution for O&G Operators in the Gulf of Mexico

Rapid Monitoring Solution for O&G Operators in the Gulf of Mexico

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm, and HWCG LLC, a consortium of 18 offshore oil and gas operators, collaborated on the design of a deepwater sampling and monitoring equipment program to support the environmental needs of the offshore industry. The equipment program remains containerized, on standby, and ready to be immediately mobilized in the event a deepwater blowout occurs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The offshore oil and gas industry requires access to deepwater equipment, instruments, and services to support environmental monitoring for life of field activities, including exploratory drilling, development activities, and production. Equipment and instruments that can probe deepwater areas are highly specialized and require dedicated maintenance, mobilization, and deployment services to ensure utility, safety, and data quality.

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CSA Engineer to be Honored at Australasian Oil and Gas Conference

At the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) conference this week in Perth, Australia, Environmental Risk Engineer Sarah Watson of CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) will be honored by the Wavemakers Project as one of the 12 top women in the subsea industry in Australia.

The Women In Subsea Engineering (WISE) launched the Wavemakers Project to bring attention to the work of females in the subsea industry and to encourage young women to pursue education and careers in the fields of science and engineering.

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CSA Unveils New Deepwater Video System

CSA expands deepwater capabilities with new 4k ultra HD video and photo platform

 13 MARCH 2018 – STUART, FLORIDA. CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has developed a cost-effective deepwater video and photographic data collection platform to service the offshore oil and gas industry’s growing demand for deepwater environmental baseline surveys. The new system is capable of collecting video data in 4k Ultra HD format, which has FOUR times greater resolution than traditional HD video.

Gordon Stevens, CSA Vice President, General Manager explains the overall benefits of these types of camera systems: “The ability to deploy the system in either a drop or towed configuration offers significant cost savings over ROVs or AUVs for deepwater seafloor video collection due to reduced mobilization/demobilization time, lower operational day rates, reduced vessel size requirements, higher production rates, and overall portability. These benefits are passed down to our clients through reduced days at sea and lower project costs overall.”

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Successful Permitting Allowed for Submarine Cable Installation

CSA acquired all marine and coastal environmental permits for the first direct link between Latin America and Africa – the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS)

The Angola Cable’s South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) was successfully completed with the 21 February 2018 cable landing in Fortaleza, Brazil, after traversing 6,200 kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean from Sangano, Angola. Angola Cables reports that SACS, once operational in the third quarter of 2018, will provide a communication capacity of at least 40 Tb/s—opening up the first direct link between Latin America and Africa in the southern hemisphere. The landing ceremony at Praia do Futuro beach, attended by government and Angola Cables representatives, celebrated the opening of the global digital market and enhanced connectivity between Latin America and Africa and the future major enhancement of global telecommunications.

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CSA Strengthens HSSE and Dive Safety Management


CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Announces New DSO & HSSE Manager

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), known for its integrated approach to science, operations, and safety in the global offshore environment, announces the addition of an experienced and versatile team member Eirik Kydland, who will serve a dual position of Diving Safety Officer (DSO) and Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) Manager at the Stuart, Florida headquarters. Mr. Kydland brings his substantial expertise to support and enhance CSA’s scientific diving program, global health and safety programs, and extensive operational activities in the U.S. and internationally. He will work closely with CSA senior management, scientists, scientific divers, and operations specialists to advance the diving program and continue CSA’s commitment to a robust corporate Safety Culture.

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CSA Ocean Sciences Expands Trinidad and Tobago Operations

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is pleased to announce the expansion of its operations in Trinidad and Tobago. CSA Ocean Sciences (Trinidad) Limited, will be led by Ms. Candice Leung Chee, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Carlyle Kalloo, Director, and Mr. Rameez Persad, Operations Manager. The expanded executive team brings decades of collective experience in the field of marine operations and environmental impact assessment associated with coastal and offshore projects. The newly formed Trinidadian Limited entity will draw on over 40 years of experience in Trinidad (first project in 1977) and CSA’s Trinidadian Branch office established in 2008. The ongoing collaboration with marine scientists, operations personnel and equipment from CSA’s worldwide offices will ensure the transfer and use of international best practices in HSSE, marine operations and environmental sciences to the benefit of all clients in Trinidad, the Caribbean and surrounding regions.

CSA Ocean Sciences (Trinidad) Limited will continue to provide high-quality environmental services to the traditional oil and gas industry, with an expansion of services to ports, harbours, and beaches as well as coastal infrastructure. Services will include Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental monitoring, compliance monitoring, environmental baseline and monitoring surveys (including hydrographic and geophysical surveys), marine water, sediment and biological assessment, metocean data acquisition, and underwater video/photo documentation.

The Trinidad and Tobago team will utilize state of the art equipment for marine data acquisition in shallow and deep-water, as well as CSA’s proprietary Environmental Data and Geospatial Services (EDGS) data management and visualization system. Leveraging the extensive expertise of CSA’s professionals, marine technologies and data management systems from around the world, the new entity will build on its long history of high value / high reliability services for the entire region.

CSA Ocean Sciences (Trinidad) Ltd. will be promoting capabilities at The Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference and Tradeshow 2018 between January 22 – 24th at the HYATT Regency Trinidad.

Candice Leung Chee
CSA Ocean Sciences (Trinidad) Ltd.
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
+1 (868) 224-3466
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CSA Ocean Sciences and Okeanus Stage Emergency Response Survey Resources

CSA Ocean Sciences USV

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and Okeanus Science & Technology announced today they are working together to stage a full-range of specialized survey and monitoring equipment in Louisiana to deploy in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to help evaluate the storm’s impact on coast lines, waterways, bayous, ship channels and terminals, marine infrastructure, and oil and gas related facilities located on or near the water.

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Seagrass Enhancement Project in North Carolina Underway

Contracted by the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation(NCDOT), CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is conducting a novel seagrass enhancement project by manipulating wind wave energy to provide new and sustained seagrass acreage in anticipation of unavoidable impacts, creating essentially an open-water “living shoreline,” although in the absence of an actual shore. The Bonner Bridge, which connects Hatteras and Bodie islands at the Oregon Inlet—a lifeline for tourism and tropical storm evacuation of the North Carolina outer banks—has reached its engineering limits and is being replaced. The potential seagrass impact estimated from the new bridge installation required the recovery of no less than 1.28 acres of highly productive seagrasses, interspersed with widgeon grass. In January, Cape Dredging Company, under contract to CSA, completed installation of the Reefmaker wave attenuation units in coordination with the manufacturer, Atlantic Reefmaker.

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