MARINE SOCIETY TECHNOLOGY

MARINE
TECHNOLOGY
SOCIETY
HOUSTON SECTION
ISSUE:10/2014
marine technology
SOCIETY
Opportunity runs deep
Executive Officers
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CHAIR -Brian Bearden
Upsteam Marketing: 832.594-5390
VICE CHAIR - Terry Dahlke
Geospace Offshore Cables: 713.986-4477
SECRETARY - Ivy Jody-Castillo
Shea Writing and Training Solutions
713.723-9142
TREASURER - Aimee Coates
Delta Subsea: 936.582-7237
PAST CHAIR - Aimee Coates
Delta Subsea: 936.582-7237
National Representatives
PRESIDENT - Drew Michel
VP OF SECTION AFFAIRS - Lisa Medeiros
ANNUAL BARBECUE OCTOBER 23, 2014
DATE:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
3-4:00 pm - Exhibit Setup
5:00 pm- Registration
6:30 pm - Food Service begins
7:15 pm - Program
8:30 pm - Meeting Concludes
LOCATION: (see map)
Delta SubSea Tooling Facility
1616 Southcreek Lane
Houston TX 77073
COST:
Members/Non member: $35 paid in
advance (by 5:00 pm Oct 21).
Unpaid reservations & walk ins: $50
Full-time students: Free
RESERVATIONS/CANCELLATIONS:
On-line: www.mtshouston.org
e.mail: [email protected]
Online closes: October 21, 5:00 pm
Cancellations by October 21. 5:00
ANNUAL BBQ SOCIAL - OCTOBER 23, 2014
EXHIBITS ● BARBECUE ● NETWORKING ● SILENT AUCTION
On October 23, come and join the
biggest party in town. The MTS
Houston Section Annual Barbecue
Social and fundraiser.
Over the years, this event has grown
from a few hundred participants to
close to a thousand MTS members,
guests, colleagues and spouses. This
is a great opportunity to network,
catch up with old friends and
acquaintances, establish new
contacts and enjoy a really fun
evening out.
Hosted by Delta SubSea (see map on
page 2), the evening will include a full
barbecue dinner prepared by Terry
Dailey, Schlumberger, Chuck and
Reed Richards and Rick Cisneros,
C.A. Richards & Associates.
Silent Auction
Come prepared to bid on a great
selection of items in the silent auction.
Bring your check book!
Auction donations are always
welcome. Please contact Wendy Post,
HPSG at 713/ 540-6913 or email
[email protected]
Exhibits
This year’s event will include 87 exhibit
tables, where a wide variety of
companies will be exhibiting their
products and services, and will have
representatives on hand to answer
questions. (See page 2.)
Location
The Barbecue is being held at Delta
SubSea’s Tooling Facility off the Hardy
Tollway, just north of the International
Airport (IHA).
Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors:
Host
Delta SubSea
Diamond Level 3
Fugro
Diamond Level 2
Oceaneering International
UTEC Survey
Diamond Level 1
BMT Scientific Marine Services
CA Richards & Associates
Deepwater Rental
FMC Schilling Robotics
Fragomen Worldwide
Geospace Offshore
InterMoor
Royal Purple
Trelleborg Offshore
Gold
ABCO Subsea
Ashtead Technology
SeaBotix
Silver
Bluefin Robotics
Deepsea Technologies
Delmar Systems
Saipem America
SBM Offshore
Teledyne Marine
Bronze
AML Oceanographic
EMAS AMC
Hydra-Power Systems
Kelly Engineering Resources
MacArtney
Northpoint Services
Seacon
SIDUS-Solutions
Stress Engineering Services
Subsea Technologies
Watermark Graphics
Whitefield Plastics
Event is outside - dress for heat!
About the host
Delta SubSea (DSS) is a leading
integrated independent provider
of ROV Services and Solutions,
Consulting & Engineering, and
Tooling Solutions for the subsea oil
and gas industry. Delta SubSea’s
ROV fleet is focused on solutions
for customers in the inspection,
repair & maintenance, construction, drilling and decommissioning
market segments.
SPONSORS - CORPORATE
KONGSBERG
C.A. Richards & Assoc., Inc.
Sonardyne
ANNUAL BARBECUE EXHIBITORS
ABCO Subsea
Advanced Remote Marine Services
AML Oceanographic
Aqua-Tech Services
Ashtead Technology
ASV
Bastion Technologies
Bluefin Robotics
BMT Scientific Marine Services
C & C Technologies
CA Richards & Associates
Cardinal
Cinco Ranch High School Robotics
ClampOn
Containerhouse International
C-Ray Media
Cruise Planners
DCI Darley Consulting
Deepsea Technologies
DeepWater Rental
DNV GL
DXP
EMAS AMC
ETA International
Faststream Recruitment Group
FMC Schilling Robotics
Forum Energy Technologies
Fragomen Worldwide
FTO Services Offshore
GE Oil & Gas
Harvey-Lynch
HDI Offshore Group
Hydra-Power Systems
Hydro Leduc
Imenco USA
Integra Technologies
InterMoor
iXBlue
Katch Kan USA
Kymar Subsea
London Offshore Consultants
MacArtney
Mackay Marine
I-45 N
Candle Ridge Park
D
E. Richey Road
Inez Road
HARDY TOLL
N SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY
MetOcean Data Systems
MTS YPS
Northwest Technical Solutions
OceanWorks International
OrionCase
PEI-Genesis
PennWell - Offshore magazine
Prevco Subsea Housings
Pulse Structural Monitoring
Quest Offshore
Ramboll Oil & Gas, U.S.
Royal Purple
Saab Seaeye
SCORE Group
SeaBotix Inc
Seacon
Shea Writing and Training Solutions
SMD
Sonardyne
Southwest Electronic Energy
Stress Engineering Services
Subsea Technologies
Superior Group
Survey Equipment Services
SWOS
TALON Technical Sales
Teledyne Marine
Teledyne RD Instruments
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Texas A&M Galveston
THSOA-Houston Chapter
Trelleborg Offshore
T-REX Engineering + Construction
TRI/Austin
Tritech North America
University of Houston
Upstream Marketing
Veripos
Waltrip High School Robotics
Watermark Graphics
West Atlantic Cargo
Whitefield Plastics
Zupt
Delta SubSea
1616 Southcreek Lane
Houston 77073
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Brian Bearden
When Eastman Kodak was at the height of
its success, the company enjoyed a 90%
share of the photographic film market,
establishing the company as a technology
leader and pioneer in its fields. But it
underestimated the impact that the digital
camera would have on its business, and
was slow to make the transition, holding
onto the belief that the demand for
traditional cameras would eventually
endure, reacting too late to the changing
photographic arena. Nevertheless, the
company is now successfully relaunching
itself, not only in the high-end digital field,
but also by using what it knows about
image generation and lenses, coupled with
its proprietary technology, to create the
next generation of space cameras capable
of photographing the outer limits of the
universe some 13 billion light years away.
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Kodak's problems may have arisen from
the company's difficulty thinking “outside
the box.” Instead of seeing itself as a
technology company facing new
opportunities, it continued to concentrate
on its initial business - the conventional
camera.
Technology, by its very nature, is an
evolving process, and in few places is this
more apparent than in the oil and gas
industry. New technology, and the
adaptation of existing technology, is the
driving force behind deepwater
exploration. But some of this technology is
also finding its way into other areas. At our
September meeting, Jami Cheramie with
C&C Technologies discussed exactly this
topic when he described how AUV
technology is being used beyond oil and
gas. This is just one of many examples
where technology, initially developed to
assist in the recovery of hydrocarbons, is
and can be adapted to a myriad of different
uses. In fact, many of our member
companies of the Marine Technology
Society, whose core business is offshore
oil and gas, have also found a demand for
their technology and technological knowhow outside the oil and gas industry.
People marvel at how the International
Space Station could ever have been
assembled, but few realize that much of the
methodology was “borrowed” from the
techniques and technology developed
for deepwater oil and gas exploration.
Renewable and sustainable energy
sources – currently a very small
percentage of the energy market – may
eventually become viable sources of
energy, as technology makes quantum
leaps in harvesting energy, not only
from wind and the sun, but also from
waves and currents. And in this latter
area, who knows and understands
more about the forces of the marine
environment than the offshore oil and
gas industry?
While no one can foresee the future,
one cannot help but speculate that
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some time in the future the very
companies who are today pioneering
deepwater exploration may be using
their technological expertise and
understanding of the energy and the
marine environment to become the
forerunners in the development and
delivery of new, as yet untapped,
energy sources.
You can check out some of this
technology first hand by attending the
Annual MTS Houston Barbecue on
October 23, where over 85 companies
will be exhibiting their products and
services. This is always a great and
well-attended event. I look forward to
seeing you there.
WOMEN WITH ENERGY SUMMIT
Offshore Energy Center is holding an
inaugural Women with Energy Summit
on Wednesday November 12 at the
Hilton Post Oak from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00
p.m.
This dynamic event intends to connect
and provide women within the offshore
and energy industries with a unique
professional development experience.
Local executives will share their wisdom
and expertise, provide coaching and
engage in interactive networking
activities during tracks entitled:
Energy of Communication - Energy of
Connection - Energy of Influence Energy of Education.
G o t o w w w. o c e a n s t a r o e c . c o m /
women_with_energy.htm for more
information.
NEXT LUNCHEON
The Annual Barbecue takes the place of
our regularly scheduled lunch in
October. The November and December
meetings are combined due to
Thanksgiving. Our next lunch meeting
will be held on DECEMBER 4, 2014.
MTS FELLOWS Houston Section
Benton Baugh
John Bomba
J.C. Calhoun
Tom Coughlin
Dietmar Deter
Pete Fougere
Ronald Geer
Bruce Gilman
Robert Haring
Dean Hemphil
Wayne Ingram
CHECK YOUR MEMBERSHIP STATUS
You can now check the status of
your MTS membership through the
MTS Houston website.
1. Go to www.mtshouston.org
2. Select MEMBERSHIP - Check
Member Status
3. Enter your last name and your
email.
Note that the database checks
against the email you have
registered with MTS National. You
may not show up in the member list
if your email has recently changed
and MTS National still has an old
email address, or if MTS National
does not have your email address in
its database.
You can also check your member
status through the MTS National
website at www.mtsociety.org. You
will need to enter your last name
and your MTS membership account
number.
Sandor Karpathy
Sandeep Khurana
Lisa Medeiros
Drew Michel
Suman Muddusetti
Robert Randall
Charlie Richards, Sr
Chuck Richards, Jr.
Charles Royce
Howard Shatto
Jerry Streeter
Doug Stroud
About This Announcement
The MTS Houston Section Announcement is published monthly (11 issues a
year) and distributed electronically and in hard copy format to industry professionals.
Logo sponsorship ($150 a year) and advertising opportunities are available.
Please send articles and news items about upcoming events to the editor. Deadline
for submissions is the first Thursday of the month of issue.
To include your logo, advertise or to receive this Announcement by mail, please
send your name, company, address, phone; fax and e.mail address to Liz Stansfeld at
[email protected]
marine technology
SOCIETY
Opportunity runs deep
TM
Houston Section MTS
777 N. Eldridge Suite 280
Houston, Texas 77079
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
BBQ Chair: - Melissa Wood
Fugro: 713.305-7361
Continuing Education: - John Bomba
Technip: 281.249-3116
Golf Chair: - Terry Dahlke
Geospace Offshore Cables: 713.986-4477
Golf Co-Chair: - Wendy Post
Seatronics: 713.464-3311
Lunch Arrangements: - Marcy Whites
Waskey: 713.248-1129
Lunch Registration Desk: - Debbie Jackson
Integra Service Technologies: 713.920-2400
Member Scholarship: - Lisa Medeiros
Geospace: 713.503-2714
Membership: - Lori Carruth
ECL: 281.920-9559
OTC Volunteers: - Sandor Karpathy
Stress Subsea, Inc.: 281.890-7386
Programs: - Sandor Karpathy
Stress Subsea, Inc.: 281.890-7386
Science Fair: - John Whites
Phoenix International: 713.248-3966.
Sporting Clays Chair: - Jennifer Williams
BOA Marine Services: 832.369-2606
Student Affairs: - Aimee Coates
Delta Subsea 936.582-7237
Volunteers: - Michael Clark
WJM Engineering: 281.497-8617
Writing Seminar/Outlook: - Evalyn Shea, Shea
Writing & Training Solutions: 713.723-9142
Young Professionals: - Jida Nabulsi, Chair
MODEC: 281 529-8316
Alok Shirolikar, Co-Chair Enbridge: 832.2149295
COMMITTEE CHAIRS (Houston)
Deepwater Field Development Technology
Benton Baugh: 713.937-4494
DP Committee
Pete Fougere, DP Reliability: 603 427 8228
DP Conference
Stephen Browne, Veripos 281.966-7652
Marine Archaeology
Dan Warren: 832.461-4718
Offshore Structures
Peter Marshall: 713.355-4535
OTC Board of Directors
Chuck Richards: CA Richards & Associates
281.531-7417
OTC Technical Program Committee
Lisa Medeiros Geospace: 713.503-2714
Remotely Operated Vehicles
Chuck Richards: 281.531-7417
Ropes and Tension Chair
Evan Zimmerman: TechnoNautic, LLC
713.766-6677