April 2007 Marine Technology Reporter · Volume 50 · Number 3 contents Tsunami Detection 26 SAIC Delivers Buoy Spurred by the devastating December 26, 2004 tsunami and resulting 250,000 deaths, SAIC has developed and delivered a commercially available, fully operational tsunami detection buoy. -- by Gary Bracken & Rachel O'Sullivan Floating Production Systems 35 Backlog, Prospects Reach Record International Maritime Associates estimates that up to 149 production floaters worth a potential $60 billion will be ordered in five years. -- by James R. McCaul Deepwater Production 38 TECH DRIVES BIG OIL DEEPER Oil companies around the globe are scrambling to find new energy resources in increasingly deep, hostile waters. Subsea technologies are evolving rapidly to make the hunt more efficient and cost-effective. -- by Maggie L. Merrill Interview 46 Ramon Cabrera Ramon Cabrera, co-founder of SonTek in 1992, has rejoined the company. He recently spent some time with MTR to share his unique views on the subsea technology market and its evolution. -- by Greg Trauthwein Pictured in the background is the SAIC TSUNAMI DETECTION BUOY solution, which is commercially available and was recently installed. For the full story, turn to page 26. 2 MTR April 2007
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