online @ www.seadiscovery.com MTROnline is updated every other week, and is distributed free to subscribers. Visit www.seadiscovery.com to subscribe to our e-newsletter, or visit the site to find these recent additions. Looking for Oil in Bangladesh SUBSCRIBE Subscribe to the print or electronic edition of MTR by visiting www.seadiscovery.com, or e-mail Kathleen Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org POST & SEARCH JOBS MTR JOBS listings are updated weekly and help match employers with qualified employees. Post a position or keep abreast of new employment opportunities at www.seadiscovery.com/mt/ mtJob.aspx ADVERTISE MTR offers a number of print and electronic advertising packages. To see our editorial calendar and advertising rates, visit www.seadiscovery.com/mt/ mtMagazine.aspx?mnl2=l2 advertising SUBMIT EDITORIAL MTR invites you to submit company news and events for publication on-line and in print. Visit www.seadiscovery.com/mt/ mtStories.aspx?PostStory= new DIRECTORY LISTINGS MTR manages and publishes a number of industry directories online and in print. Search for a supplier or register your company for a free listing at www.seadiscovery.com/mt/ mtDirectory.aspx EVENTS CALENDAR MTR maintains a list of upcoming industry events. Search an event or post information on your event at www.seadiscovery.com/mt/ MTCalendar2.aspx Bangladesh has amended a deal with the Ireland-based Tullow Oil on extending a production sharing contact for the country's two offshore oil blocks. The deal, according to energy officials, allows one of the world-largest oil companies, Total SA, to launch its exploration venture in Bangladesh's south-eastern Bay of Bengal. Total SA, the fourth largest oil company in the world, acquired a 60 percent stake in the offshore gas blocks under an agreement with Tullow last year. (Source: www.zeenews.com) Swiber to Triple Fleet Swiber Holdings will reportedly triple the size of its fleet in the next three years, adding 19 new vessels. Swiber builds and installs parts of offshore oil platforms, lays pipelines, and maintains mooring systems at offshore oil fields. It also has a fleet of 10 specialized offshore-support vessels that it charters out or uses for its own construction projects. The fleet expansion is reportedly aimed at raising Swiber's capabilities as a contractor for the offshore industry. Fourteen new vessels, being built in China, are scheduled to be delivered in 2007. (Source: Gulfnews.com) This image of the Mississippi Delta was captured by TopSat, a micro-satellite built and operated by a QinetiQ-led consortium of British firms. (Courtesy of the TopSat Consortium, copyright QinetiQ) Wireless Goes Diving A $2.2 million, two-year research project aims to develop technologies to allow divers and machines to communicate wirelessly underwater. The Department of Trade and Industry has partially funded a Scottish consortium to the tune of $1.1 million to develop equipment that can transmit data wirelessly underwater and enable divers to talk to each other without having to resort to hand signals. A ccording to the DTI, the technology resulting from the research project should be invaluable to oceanographic and environmental monitoring and increase safety for professional divers working in the oil and gas industries. (Source: www.zdnetasia.com) Marine Technology Reporter News Feed Subscribe to Marine Technology Reporter's FREE News feed to get the latest undersea technology news delivered directly to your e-mail. www.seadiscovery.com April 2007 8 MTR
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