ROV Planet Articles

Aberdeen conference to focus on safe and efficient marine operations

04.05.2016
The challenges surrounding the delivery of safe and efficient marine operations throughout the offshore energy and maritime industries will be the focus for a major conference to be held in Aberdeen on 9 and 10 of June. Measures to enhance safe operations, minimise costs and maximise economic control and loss prevention will be examined during the two-day event, organized by the leading global international representative body for maritime professionals, The Nautical Institute. The step change in competencies, efficient operations and appropriate manning required to achieve this will also be discussed. Aberdeen was chosen to host the AGM conference due to its role as the European operations centre for the oil and gas industry and the significant change occurring within the industry due to the lower for longer oil price environment.

Proserv seals significant North Sea contract with Apache

04.05.2016
Global-leading energy services company Proserv has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Apache Corporation for work on the UK Continental Shelf. Proserv will supply a subsea control system and associated topside and subsea interface equipment for use on the new Callater wells located south of the Beryl Alpha platform. The latest award comes after Proserv successfully completed work for Apache on the Bacchus and Aviat extension wells for the provision of subsea control modules and services in the Forties field. The design, manufacture and supply of the workscope will be carried out by Proserv’s team of subsea experts in Great Yarmouth, UK.

Collaboration on Oilfield Procurement Could Save Millions Craig Collaboration Launches at OTC

03.05.2016
Leading procurement services specialist, Craig International, has launched a ‘win-win’ platform to help oil and gas companies off-load surplus stock worth billions of pounds and buy products and equipment they need at competitive prices. Craig Collaboration connects companies looking to sell stock with those looking to buy. Oil and gas companies around the world have billions of pounds of surplus stock, much of it sitting in costly storage and Craig Collaboration will allow them to realise value from this.

The Underwater Centre delivers ROV Training to NZ Navy Dive Team

27.04.2016
A team from the Royal New Zealand Navy has recently finished an intensive ROV training course, delivered by The Underwater Centre at the Naval Base at Devonport, New Zealand. The nine-day course focused on in-water operation training of the Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV, which is regularly used by the Navy for reconnaissance and security missions.

N-Sea Awarded Renewables Unexploded Ordnance Contract

27.04.2016
Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has been awarded a new contract with Galloper Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL). The contract for pre-construction unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance works commenced in April 2016 and includes UXO risk management, target investigations and clearance on the Galloper Wind Farm, off the coast of Suffolk.

Aker Solutions and ABB Join Forces to Propel and Power Subsea Production

27.04.2016
Aker Solutions and ABB agreed to build on their combined strengths in subsea, power and automation technologies to develop solutions that will improve oil and gas production for the global energy industry.

Technip awarded a contract extension for its Logistic Base in Vitória, Brazil

27.04.2016
Technip has signed a four years extension of its five-year initial contract signed in January 2011 with Petrobras S.A. for its Flexible Pipes Logistic Base (BAVIT), located in Vitória, Brazil.

Call for abstracts final deadline extended until Sunday, May 8, 2016

26.04.2016
Technical Program Chairmen for the MTS/IEEE OCEANS'16 Conference, to be held in Monterey, California, 19-23 September 2016. OCEANS'16 will be a tremendous opportunity to focus on topics of interest to you in all fields of Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering. We are trying to develop a Technical Program that will appeal to the significant interests.

Wood Group secures four Statoil contracts

26.04.2016
Wood Group has recently won four subsea contracts with Statoil on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The latest award is a study to deliver subsea field concept engineering for the Snorre expansion project.

Fugro to provide hydrographic survey services to CHS in Canada

26.04.2016
Fugro has been awarded a Supply Arrangement by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) to provide vessel based hydrographic survey services.


STR enhances its Rental Portfolio with iXBlue equipment

26.04.2016
Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a leading provider in the rental of marine equipment to support the offshore survey, IRM, subsea construction and renewable sectors, has chosen to place its trust in iXBlue once again: it has increased its portfolio of specialised subsea rental equipment with the purchase of iXBlue’s OCTANS NANO.

Oceanology International Call for Abstracts Open - OI China 2016 & OI North America 2017

23.04.2016
Oceanology International is pleased to announce that the OI China 2016 and OI North America 2017 Call for Abstracts are now open.

New Member for Southampton Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

23.04.2016
Subsea technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has become the newest Associate Member of the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. Sonardyne and NOC have a long history of working together, with Sonardyne acoustic positioning equipment currently installed on the NOC’s deep-diving Remotely Operated Vehicle and fleet of Autosub autonomous underwater vehicles, and an Innovate UK funded project currently underway. This new collaboration is expected to see further ground-breaking ocean science projects take place.

Despite sustained low oil price, 2016-2020 Subsea Hardware Expenditure to total $94.3 Billion

21.04.2016
Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecasts subsea hardware expenditure to total $94.3 billion (bn) between 2016 and 2020, with a 3% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) over the forecast period. Expected expenditure growth for subsea hardware has been tempered by the prolonged low oil price, causing a 19% decline in expenditure compared to the 2011-2015 period.

Rotech Subsea confident in Tritech Gemini NBI

21.04.2016
Tritech International Ltd, [Tritech], announces that Rotech Subsea Ltd [Rotech] has purchased Gemini Narrow Beam Imager (NBI) systems.

ITF-facilitated JIP enters trial phase to provide clearer understanding of subsea faults

21.04.2016
A joint industry project established through The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has entered a trial phase with the support of oil and gas operators. A new technology system designed to address a common problem in the subsea industry is undergoing a shallow water trial at Portishead Quays marina. The system will help to identify the location of electrical faults on subsea installations and will enable field operators to better plan for repair or replacement of failed components which could save the industry millions of pounds in halted production. The system, known as V-IR, has been developed by Viper Subsea with the support of Total, BP, Shell, and Chevron.

2G Robotics Delivers ULS-100 to Genex Systems for Sediment Transport and Scour Analysis

21.04.2016
Genex Systems, an engineering, scientific research, and information technology services firm headquartered in Hampton, Virginia, trialed and the purchased a 2G Robotics' ULS-100 underwater laser scanner. The objective of the trials was to test the capabilities of the ULS-100 for bridge scour experiments and sediment transport analysis. The trials were conducted at the TFHRC J. Sterling Jones Hydraulics Research Laboratory.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 07

21.04.2016
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 07 The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring the Deepwater Oil and Gas Market Report – Extending the Lifespan of the Dan Bravo Oil Complex – Product Focus: Battelle HorizonVue 360 Degrees Camera – Virtual Reality Technology Reveals Underwater Vents in New Ways – Poster – Research Vessel Falkor – The Oceaneering NEXXUS ROV: Revolutionizing Operational Efficiency – The Subsea Bumble Bee – Dedicated to SURF – Interview with Chris Bird: An Oil Company Exec’s Perspective.
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