ROV Planet Articles

One well – two discoveries in the Norwegian Sea

17.06.2019
Equinor and its partners Ineos E&P and Faroe Petroleum have made an oil and gas discovery in exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture in production licence 159B in the Norwegian Sea. The well had two different reservoir targets; an upper drilling target containing 2-12 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of gas and a lower target with an estimated volume of 1-48 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.

Contract for HUGIN Superior

17.06.2019
Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to report that it has signed the first contract for the new HUGIN® Superior 6000-meter rated AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle). HUGIN® Superior was introduced to the market in December 2018 and provides significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities while building on the proven track record of the HUGIN® AUVs. The complete AUV system will be delivered in DNV certified offshore containers along with a portable version of Kongsberg’s HiPAP 502 acoustic positioning system for easy mobilization onboard vessels of opportunity.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway

14.06.2019
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a substantial(1) contract by Equinor for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project, located in the North Sea, 160 kilometres west from Stavanger in Norway.

MacArtney Provide Lobster Monitoring Technology to SLU in Sweden

14.06.2019
Working with the Swedish University for Agriculture and Sciences (SLU) the MacArtney Group have co-designed a Lobster Sledge for investigation into lobster stocks.

Fugro Seep Hunting Success Offshore Malaysia

14.06.2019
Fugro has successfully completed the first of three Malaysian seep hunting and geochemical campaigns for the Provision of Surface Geochemical Survey for Domestic Waters for Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas company.

Pioneering Deep Water Residency Wins Award for Saab Seaeye

14.06.2019
Winner of this years’ annual Underwater Technology Foundation’s UTC Subsea Award for outstanding achievements within the subsea industry, is Saab Seaeye.

iXblue selected to conduct future Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm geophysical survey

13.06.2019
iXblue’s Sea Operations division has been selected by EOLFI, the “Ferme Eolienne Flottante de Groix & Belle-Île” delegated project contactor, to conduct the geophysical survey of the future Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm located in the South of Brittany, off the West coast of France. The survey, that began earlier this week, will last for about five days and will be conducted by a dedicated crew of 5 iXblue hydrographic surveyors and geophysicist engineers onboard the company’s own Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) hydrographic research vessel, FeliX.

AutoNaut successfully monitoring the marine environment for The Ocean Cleanup

12.06.2019
AutoNaut Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) have been collecting vital environmental monitoring data in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to help The Ocean Cleanup with its first mission.

Modus selects ForeCoast® Marine to optimise its Hybrid AUV operations

12.06.2019
Modus Seabed Intervention Ltd, the global specialist provider of subsea vehicles and managed services, has selected JBA Consulting’s (JBA) operational management software – ForeCoast® Marine to help optimise the operation of its Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (H-AUV).

Oceaneering to perform first deepwater AUV survey in Mexico

10.06.2019
Houston, June 10, 2019 — Oceaneering International, Inc. has secured a contract to perform the first-ever deepwater Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey in Mexican waters.


Bulgin sponsors MATE International ROV competition

10.06.2019
Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has announced its involvement in the 18th annual MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition taking place this month. Bulgin will be sponsoring the finals, which will be held from June 20-22, at the Kingsport Aquatic Center and MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Subsea UK to explore the future of underwater robotics

10.06.2019
Companies are being invited to highlight the advances in underwater robotic technology, including developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), autonomy and communication, at Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference in Aberdeen later this year.

SMD to Supply Multi-Mode Pre Lay Plough to Boskalis

07.06.2019
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that they have signed a contract to supply a 200Te Multi-Mode Pre Lay Plough to leading marine service provider Boskalis N.V.

Falcon Flies in Canada's First Nation Waters

06.06.2019
The University of Victoria has engaged Ocean Dynamics Inc. to deploy a Saab Seaeye Falcon robotic vehicle for the inspection of instrumentation platforms monitoring the ocean around Canada’s north west coast, particularly in First Nation coastal waters.

C-Kore’s 200th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

06.06.2019
C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the recent deployment of their 200th Subsea Testing Unit. This landmark event occurred during an umbilical installation operation off the coast of Australia.

New ultra-low density high performance syntactic foams

06.06.2019
Facing industry demands to reduce the volume of buoyancy and increase payload on remotely operated and autonomous vehicles (ROV/AUV) Balmoral Offshore Engineering’s technical team recently completed an extensive R&D programme to develop a new range of low-density syntactic foams.

Fugro's ROV Support Vessel Successfully Completes First IRM Contract

06.06.2019
After initial vessel mobilisation and launch in March 2019, Fugro is pleased to confirm that its Edda Sun ROV support vessel has successfully completed its first IRM contract for a major energy company in the Danish North Sea ahead of schedule and has commenced its second structure and pipeline inspection contract for an independent Oil and Gas E&P operator on its UK North Sea assets.

Team Tao Receive Special Recognition in Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Competition

06.06.2019
A team of North East-based subsea engineering experts from Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) and Newcastle University have been recognised for their innovative engineering approach in the prestigious Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition.
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