ROV Planet Articles

Expro and Frank’s to Combine to Create a Leading Full-Cycle Service Provider

13.03.2021
Expro Group, a privately-held international energy services company with market leadership in well access and well flow optimization, and Frank’s International (NYSE: FI), a global oil services company that provides a broad range of highly engineered drilling and completions solutions and services, today announced a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon the closing of the transaction, Expro shareholders will own approximately 65% of the combined entity, with Frank’s shareholders owning approximately 35%.

Subsea 7 awarded sizeable contract

12.03.2021
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract. The contract will be recorded in the backlog of the Subsea and Conventional business unit in the first quarter.

Hampton Roads Alliance Selects Xodus Group to Conduct Offshore Wind Supply Chain Research Project

11.03.2021
The Hampton Roads Alliance has partnered with Xodus Group and BW Research to conduct a major offshore wind supply chain study for the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. The project will be used to build out the US offshore wind industry in Hampton Roads and identify key opportunities for economic expansion.

Awarding Framework Agreements for 4D Towed Streamer Seismic Acquisition Offshore Norway

11.03.2021
Equinor has awarded PGS and Shearwater GeoServices framework agreements for 4D towed streamer seismic acquisition on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The agreements have a total estimated value of around NOK 700 million.

Fugro Joins Forces with dCarbonX on Decarbonisation Exploration

11.03.2021
Fugro has signed a strategic framework agreement (SFA) with dCarbonX, a pioneering geo-energy resource company, for decarbonisation exploration projects supporting the development of offshore geo-energy resources in the UK and Ireland.

Fugro Conducts Seep Survey and Geochemical Campaign for PETRONAS Suriname E&P B.V.

11.03.2021
Fugro is conducting a seep survey and geochemical campaign in Block 48, offshore Suriname, for PETRONAS Suriname E&P B.V. (PSEPBV). PSEPBV is a subsidiary of PETRONAS, a global energy and solutions partner ranked amongst the largest corporations in the Fortune Global 500.

Oil Discovery Near the Johan Castberg Field in the Barents Sea

11.03.2021
Equinor and partners Vår Energi and Petoro have struck oil in exploration well 7220/7-4 in production licence 532 in the Barents Sea. Recoverable resources are so far estimated at between 5 and 8 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil, corresponding to 31 – 50 million barrels of recoverable oil.

New collaboration brings together high speed ROV capability and reduced costs

10.03.2021
Two Scottish companies, Aberdeen-based Underwater Contracting (UCO) and Gulfxstream from the Isle of Lewis, have entered into a working collaboration that will reduce costs of underwater inspection and survey.

VideoRay underwater ROVs protect the world’s busiest ports and waterways

10.03.2021
Port security and surveillance, mine countermeasures and underwater search and rescue are all dangerous missions that should no longer put lives or vessels at risk. Where sustained, mission critical underwater inspection or exploration is required, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are the safest and most effective way to maintain security, support salvage efforts and uncover secrets of the ocean.

Impact Subsea Strengthens Sales Team

09.03.2021
Leading ROV & AUV sensor manufacturer, Impact Subsea, is pleased to announce the strengthening of its sales team.


Film-Ocean invests in new ROV system for its fleet and new hires to support its market growth

08.03.2021
ROV specialist Film-Ocean Ltd, based in Aberdeenshire, has recently invested a six-figure sum in a Schilling Heavy Duty Work Class ROV and plans to grow its workforce to support the company’s ambitious growth plans.

MacArtney strengthens its sales focus in the UK and Ireland

08.03.2021
MacArtney UK are pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Murray as our new Head of Sales.

Floating Offshore Wind Sector Promises Global Opportunities for Subsea Industry

05.03.2021
Subsea companies can find out how to leverage the opportunities in the multi-billion pound Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) sector through a three-part webinar series organised by Subsea UK and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE), beginning this month (9th March).

DNV Emergency Transponder for Diving Bells

05.03.2021
Responding to industry needs for a replacement to the discontinued Sonardyne 7192 AODC Emergency Transponder, used to mark and relocation commercial diving bell, RJE International has developed the ATT-400/AODC emergency location transponder to meet this urgent need.

Why accurate subsea navigation was vital for an ROV assisting with deep ocean research

04.03.2021
Pelagic Research Services was looking to improve the accuracy of the subsea navigation systems on its ROV. Find out how an accurate and high-performing DVL paired with an inertial navigation system enabled smooth operation in tricky conditions by hydrothermal vents in the deep ocean.

Blue Logic Launches Underwater Inductive Connector Company Subsea USB

04.03.2021
Norwegian subsea technology company Blue Logic has created a new company, Subsea USB AS, to provide its underwater inductive connectors to the global subsea industry. The product rights, technology and patents of Subsea USB’s connectors were previously jointly owned with the Kristiansand-based Wireless Power and Communication (WPC AS).

Aleron Manager takes on The Great Scottish Triathlon for Local Charity

04.03.2021
Scott Munro, Technical Manager at Aleron Limited, specialists in complete ROV solutions, has created a new sporting challenge named, The Great Scottish Triathlon, to raise funds for local charity, Grampian Disability Sport.

Allseas Selects Seatools for Deep-sea Mining Equipment

04.03.2021
Allseas has awarded subsea technology company Seatools the contract for the delivery of the complete electrical, hydraulic, and control system for Allseas’ deep-sea mining nodule collector. The project is part of Allseas’ development program to realize advanced deep-water equipment for the gathering of polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor in a responsible way.
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