ROV Planet Articles

Ideas set to be shared at learning lunch with INEOS

28.10.2017
Industry experiences and upcoming opportunities will be shared at a lunch and learn event with INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of chemicals and oil products, in Aberdeen next week. Organised by industry body Subsea UK, attendees will be given an insight into why INEOS decided to move into the offshore sector and, as a new player in the field, its own observations about the supply chain process.

DeepOcean awarded long term IMR Frame Agreement from Aker BP

28.10.2017
DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), today announced that it has been awarded a long term subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) Frame Agreement by Aker BP ASA.

Ocean Infinity Reaches 5000+ Meters with Six HUGIN AUV’s Operating Simultaneously

27.10.2017
On October 18th Ocean Infinity launched six HUGIN AUVs, each with an independent mission that has surpassed a water depth of 5200 meters. This is the deepest dive undertaken by multiple AUVs commercially known. It is also a first for six HUGIN AUVs to simultaneously descend further than 5000 meters. Upon the completion of Sea Trials in late July, Ocean Infinity has performed surveys at five different locations using the multiple AUV fleet all launched, monitored, and recovered from a 115-meter multiple purposes offshore vessel.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Strengthens Management Team with Appointment of Technical Operations Manager

27.10.2017
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Kirsty Ferris as Technical Operations Manager.

C-Kore Systems helping operator in Caspian region

26.10.2017
C-Kore Systems recently deployed their fault-finding tools with a major operator working in the Caspian Basin. The units quickly located the fault in the subsea field, allowing the operator to replace the faulty equipment and bring the systems back on-line with a minimum of vessel time. The C-Kore Subsea testing tools offer substantial savings to operators by allowing them to quickly locate the source of low IR or high CR in their subsea systems. The hand-held tools allow the measurements to be made directly subsea, eliminating the need for down-lines with all their associated problems.

Mikes Jones to succeed Andrew Hodgson as SMD CEO

23.10.2017
Andrew Hodgson is stepping down as CEO of Tyneside-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. (SMD). He will be will be succeeded by his deputy Mike Jones from 23 October. No stranger to the business, Jones has worked for SMD for over 25 years.

Dynacon and Scantrol Partner to Provide Active Heave Compensation

23.10.2017
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET) announced today that its Dynacon business line, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Launch & Recovery Systems (LARS) and Scantrol, a world recognized supplier of Active Heave Compensation (AHC) control systems are joining forces to offer AHC functionality to new and existing customers.

MCE Deepwater Development: Call for Abstracts

19.10.2017
MCE Deepwater Development invites you to be a part of one of the industry’s most respected technical programs; submit your technical abstract today! No formal paper is due, simply fill out the information below and include a brief description of your topic. MCE Deepwater Development 2018 celebrates it’s 15th annual edition in Milan, Italy from 9-11 April, 2018!

ITF broadens scope of its annual open call for oil and gas technology proposals

17.10.2017
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has issued its annual open call for proposals and this year all global developers of innovations in the oil and gas industry are welcomed at any technology readiness level (TRL). ITF has also made the submissions process for inventors and technologists simpler than ever, with only a short abstract required in the first instance.

Trelleborg Highlights Local Content Development with Event in Nigeria

17.10.2017
Trelleborg’s offshore operation, along with its partner SDH Integrated Services, hosted its first local content event in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The purpose of this was to highlight how Trelleborg is complying with the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act of 2010 by training and hiring local talent in Nigeria to manufacture its range of innovative offshore solutions.


OceanWorks welcomes technical director

13.10.2017
OceanWorks International is pleased to welcome back Harald Grob as Technical Director. Having spent almost half of his 30+ years of experience with OceanWorks, it’s a befitting role that Mr. Grob takes on; leading the technical staff and providing innovative solutions to OceanWorks customers in all markets.

Final Call for Subsea UK Award Nominations

13.10.2017
Industry body, Subsea UK has issued a final call for entries ahead of its prestigious 2018 business awards. The awards recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in Britain’s £9billion subsea sector.

KBR Diego Garcia LLC to Support Diego Garcia Navy Base Ops after GAO Protest Resolved

12.10.2017
KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced that, consistent with a decision by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the award of a $515 million fixed price with award fee contract to KBR Diego Garcia, LLC will stand. The work on the contract, awarded in May by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, will begin in November 2017.

Subsea UK conference to examine latest underwater technology

12.10.2017
The latest subsea technologies and adaptations developed in response to increasingly challenging market conditions will be among the topics under the spotlight at Subsea UK’s 2017 Underwater Vehicles Conference.

Sonardyne acoustic technology used in hunt for flight recorder at helicopter crash site

11.10.2017
A mission to search for the wreckage of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter which crashed into the Atlantic earlier this year killing all four crew members, was supported with underwater locating equipment from Sonardyne International Ltd.

New HT/HP subsea valve coating developed and deployed for first time

10.10.2017
An international collaboration between Hardide Coatings and Master Flo Valve Inc (MFV) has developed a new solution to protect high temperature, high pressure (HT/HP) subsea choke valves. The valves are the first of their kind to feature the Hardide-T coating, which can be applied to choke valve stems so they can withstand temperatures up to 400°F and pressures of 20,000 psi.

Shortlist for OPITO Safety and Competence Awards 2017 announced

10.10.2017
Global skills and standards organisation OPITO has announced the shortlist for its Safety and Competence Awards 2017. The awards will take place as part of the OPITO Safety and Competence Conference (OSCC) on the 8th November at the Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, and winners will be chosen under two categories, New Thinking and New Generation. Competing for the New Thinking award are ERGT, INSTEP and Wild Geese Group, while ETSDC, KMSTC and Wood Group Training will vie for the New Generation award.

Ampelmann provides increased operational efficiencies with E1000 Development

10.10.2017
Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has enhanced its existing E1000 gangway transfer system to speed up conversion of its gangway from personnel to cargo mode from at least ten minutes to less than one minute, providing greater operational efficiencies.
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