ROV Planet Articles

Magseis Fairfield Awarded OBN Survey in Gulf of Mexico

10.04.2021
Magseis Fairfield has been awarded an Ocean Bottom Node survey in the Gulf of Mexico for a Multi-Client company. The duration of the survey is approximately four (4) months and will be executed in 2021 using our ZXPLR deepwater ocean bottom node technology.

New Camera Technology Brings Savings and Improved Performance

09.04.2021
A new combined Stills-Laser-Video camera is taking the marine science market by storm. C-tecnics have used new technology to bring huge savings for customers looking for a camera offering multi-functions required in aquatic and benthic studies. The system offers real time video and stills photography with built in lasers for scaling marine creatures.

The 2021 edition of UDT will now take place on 14-16 December

09.04.2021
The event, previously scheduled for June, has been delayed due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. We are confident the new timeline will allow us to welcome international attendees to the show.

Drafinsub performs Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance on Lake Garda

09.04.2021
New Project: Commercial diving on Garda lake. Acque Bresciane has again commissioned Drafinsub for the maintenance and the securing of Garda Lake pipeline. Raffaella Saturation System was utilised for this new project. The operations begun in March. Commercial divers will work underwater, up to the depth of 186 m. The specialized divers will continue the operations started 2 years ago.

Fugro Wins repeat Geo-data Solutions Contract with State of Texas

09.04.2021
Fugro has been awarded its second-consecutive Geo-data solutions contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to support the state’s Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap).

Kraken Robotics Enters into Letter Of Intent to Acquire PanGeo Subsea

09.04.2021
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent dated April 8, 2021 in connection with the proposed acquisition of PanGeo Subsea Inc.

Saudi Group Acquires Enshore Subsea

08.04.2021
Al Gihaz Contracting, part of Saudi-based Al Gihaz Holding, has completed the acquisition of assets, intellectual property and the management systems of subsea trenching company Enshore Subsea.

Marine Institute of Ireland Awards Grants for Advanced Ocean Tech Research

08.04.2021
Marine Institute of Ireland, in collaboration with PLOCAN, has awarded €240,000 in funding for two PhD scholarships that will seek to address challenges related to ocean observing systems and advanced ocean technology development.

DeepOcean Charters Volstad’s Volantis Vessel

08.04.2021
Norwegian vessel owner and operator Volstad Maritime has secured a contract with subsea services provider DeepOcean for the Volantis vessel. Under the contract, the subsea construction vessel Volantis will continue the work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region throughout 2021, with options for 2022 attached.

Seatronics Names Reseller for Caribbean Region

08.04.2021
Marine technology provider Seatronics, an Acteon company, has appointed Subsea Specialist as its re-seller for the Caribbean region.


The Floorplan of Offshore Energy 2021 is now LIVE!

08.04.2021
Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) will take place at RAI Amsterdam on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October 2021. The 14th edition of OEEC will have a physical exhibition floor and content programme combined with an online event and matchmaking environment. As of today it’s possible to book your stand directly on the floorplan.

Maersk Drilling Confirms Long-term Drillship Contract with Tullow Oil Offshore Ghana

08.04.2021
Based on the previously announced Conditional Letter of Award, Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Tullow Ghana Ltd. for the provision of the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Venturer and additional services for a development drilling campaign at the TEN and Jubilee fields offshore Ghana. The contract commenced in April 2021, with an estimated duration of around four years. The estimated contract value is approximately USD 370m, excluding additional services provided and potential performance bonuses.

Phoenix Promotes Troy Magness to Louisiana Diving Operations Manager as Founding Member Tom Bailey Retires

08.04.2021
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), a worldwide leader in underwater solutions, announces the promotion of Troy Magness to Diving Operations Manager of our Louisiana location following the retirement of one of our founding members Tom Bailey. In his new role, Troy will be responsible for overseeing offshore commercial diving activities and personnel including developing and managing project plans, scheduling, logistics, and tracking professional development, all the while ensuring that safety remains a top priority.

NOAA Partners with University of Southern Mississippi on Uncrewed Systems

08.04.2021
NOAA and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) signed a 10-year agreement today to partner on ways to improve how uncrewed systems (UxS) are used to collect important ocean observation data and augment NOAA’s operational capabilities. The agreement provides a framework for collaborating with NOAA scientists and UxS operators on projects to further UxS research, development and operations.

Key Addition For Subsea Specialists

07.04.2021
An up-and-coming name in the subsea survey sector has announced another key appointment who will be central to the next chapter of the company’s ambitious growth journey. Carlo Pinto has been recruited as Chief Commercial Officer at Sulmara Subsea, bringing to the newly created role more than 20 years of experience in a range of technical, commercial and management roles. Based in Milan, he will add strength to the company’s commercial offering internationally.

Second Annual Captain Don Walsh Award For Ocean Exploration Is Now Open For Entries

07.04.2021
Awarded jointly by both societies, the Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding, sustained, international contribution to the development, application, or propagation of marine/ underwater technology toward the advancement of ocean exploration. The award is named in honour of Captain (Ret) Don Walsh, an accomplished American oceanographer, explorer, retired naval officer, and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste on January 23, 1960 when it made a record descent into the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest point of the world's oceans. Dr. Edie Widder, an MTS member, won the inaugural award in 2020.

Maersk Drilling Awarded four-well Drillship Contract with Shell in Malaysia

07.04.2021
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with Shell Malaysia for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap project offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to commence in December 2021, with an estimated duration of 150 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 34m, including a mobilisation fee. The contract includes five additional one-well options for work offshore Malaysia, the Philippines, and Brunei Darussalam.

Oi Connect Platform Training Webinar

07.04.2021
The team behind Oceanology International are putting together the final touches to Oi Connect – the leading digital meetings platform for the ocean tech and science community.
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