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UTEC extends surveying capabilities with new autonomous underwater vehicle launch and recovery system

16.10.2018
UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, recently successfully commissioned its new launch and recovery system (LARS) for the fleet of seven autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) it uses for seabed surveys in the oil and renewables industries.

Modus provides hybrid AUV services to Fugro in Australasia under a new collaboration agreement

15.10.2018
Modus Seabed Intervention Ltd, a North East UK headquartered subsea specialist, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Fugro to provide hybrid AUV pipeline survey and inspection services within Australasia.

Programme and keynote announced for the NOC Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2018

15.10.2018
The full programme has been announced for the NOC Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2018, taking place from 13-15 November at the NOC's waterfront headquarters in Southampton. MATS 2018 promises to be the biggest showcase of its kind to date, with a record number of expert speakers and a wide range of exhibitors lined up.

C-Kore Systems launches new in-line testing tools

15.10.2018
C-Kore Systems are proud to announce a new ‘in-line’ version of their C-Kore subsea testing tools. The streamlined design makes it possible to connect into hard-to access equipment, such as cylindrical UTAs or high-density connector layouts. Eight of the new units have just been delivered for a fault-finding operation in the North Sea with a major operator.

Oil and gas can be consistent with the Paris goals

11.10.2018
Continued investment rather than divestment will help meet the dual energy challenge, said BP CEO Bob Dudley when he addressed the Oil & Money Conference in London yesterday.

Arctic Rays Launches New Ultra-High Output Lights and a Pan & Tilt at Oceans 2018 in Charleston

11.10.2018
Arctic Rays, LLC will be showcasing three new ultra-high output LED lights along with a compact pan & tilt for the underwater market at the Oceans 2018 conference in Charleston.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Ghana

10.10.2018
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a contract by Tullow Ghana Limited on the Jubilee field, offshore Ghana, in water depths of up to 1000 meters. The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract is awarded under a consortium comprising Subsea 7 Volta Contractors and NOV Oil & Gas Services Ghana Ltd. This award is a sizeable(1) contract for Subsea 7.

Deep Ocean off Southern Greece to be Field Test Site for Finalists in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

10.10.2018
Final Phase of Global Competition Puts Rapid, Unmanned, High Resolution Mapping of the Sea Floor to a Real-World Test

Deep Ocean off Southern Greece to be Field Test Site for Finalists in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

10.10.2018
Final Phase of Global Competition Puts Rapid, Unmanned, High Resolution Mapping of the Sea Floor to a Real-World Test

BHGE partners with AFRC to push limits of advanced manufacturing for oil and gas

10.10.2018
The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how some of the latest advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter ways to reduce cost and increase productivity across BHGE’s operations.


BP to host Discussion Panels for “The 2025 Offshore Oilfield” at Underwater Intervention 2019

10.10.2018
The main stage at Underwater Intervention 2019 will feature a two-part industry panel discussion on the future of the subsea oilfield. Hosted by BP, the discussions will focus on the direction of the Subsea Oil & Gas Infrastructure’s Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) market. This is an historic event whereby the major oil & gas offshore operating companies will get together, in an open forum, to communicate their vision for the offshore oilfield of the future. The operator discussion will follow the next day with selected service companies gathering to communicate their vision for fulfilling the needs portrayed by the operators.

DOF Subsea selects Sonardyne navigation technology for three ROV vessels in Brazil

09.10.2018
International subsea services provider DOF Subsea has chosen acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to support its deepwater operations from three vessels offshore Brazil.

Smart boulders measure fast and powerful seafloor avalanches

08.10.2018
Robotic sensors disguised as boulders, or ‘smart boulders’, have been used to measure the initiation and evolution of huge seafloor avalanches for the first time, revealing some surprising findings that will help inform where best to lay the seafloor cables that keep the internet running.

C-Innovation opens new Port Fourchon dock facility to strengthen subsea services

08.10.2018
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has opened a new dock facility in Port Fourchon, La., to expand the capabilities of its Subsea Services group.

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, officially opened Balmoral Offshore Engineering’s (BOE) subsea test facility in Aberdeen

05.10.2018
BOE, an Aberdeen-based provider of deepwater buoyancy, insulation and elastomer products welcomed His Royal Highness and more than 100 guests to the Balmoral Subsea Test Centre to celebrate the conclusion of its two-year £20m investment project.

Hybrid multipair custom cable to enhance geophysical borehole acquisition systems

05.10.2018
Novacavi has supplied a hybrid multipair data transmission custom cable for latest analog multistation borehole acquisition system used for S-wave borehole tomography or seismic downhole surveying.

Subsea Expo 2019 to focus on underwater innovation

05.10.2018
Industry experts are being urged by Subsea UK to showcase the most advanced technologies and lead discussions on the current and future subsea challenges at next year’s flagship event, Subsea Expo.

Trelleborg Exhibits Buoyancy Materials at Oceans 2018

02.10.2018
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its range of buoyancy materials at Oceans 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina in from 22 to 25 October. It will give attendees a firsthand look at some of the company’s advanced composite materials, including Eccofloat®, a high-strength syntactic foam, and Eccosphere®, hollow glass microspheres.
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