Hydrographic News

 

Sourcing Seismic with Subsea Swarms

Dec 15, 2021

Swarm behavior of underwater vehicles has long been on the wish list. Couple that with collecting seismic data and you have an interesting challenge. The seismic industry has a track record for innovation – Blue Ocean Seismic Services is taking on the latest challenge.  Seismic data acquisition isn’t perhaps at the top of many lists when it comes to discussing innovation in the marine sector. Yet it’s been an area that’s seen leaps and bounds in innovation…

EIVA Acquires SensorSurvey for Survey Solution Testing Partnership

Sep 06, 2022

EIVA a/s announced it recently acquired Danish hydrographic survey company SensorSurvey a/s.The two companies, having worked together for many years, are now taking the next step forward in bridging efforts – strengthening both EIVA’s product…

TDI-Brooks Names Rich Hendren VP

Jul 11, 2022

Marine data acquisition services company TDI-Brooks announced it has named Rich Hendren Ph.D. to its executive leadership team as Vice President of Operations Integrity and Quality DevelopmentHendren retired from the U.S. Navy after over 30 years of service in submarines…

Rovco Nets UXO, Seabed Survey Deal at Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2022

Subsea and hydrographic survey services firm Rovco has signed a contract with the Dutch marine services contractor Van Oord to carry out subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord. Rovco will perform an unexploded…

First in Middle East: Aramco’s Survey Vessel Gets ABS' Infectious Disease Mitigation Notation

Apr 22, 2022

Aramco’s hydrographic survey vessel, KARAN 8, has become the first in the Middle East region and second worldwide to be awarded an ABS Infectious Disease Mitigation (IDM) notation.ABS' IDM-A notation is offered to vessels that meet the arrangement…

To Harness the North Sea Winds, We Must Understand its Complicated Seabed Geology

Dec 22, 2021

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets. Developing these wind farms is partly a challenge for engineers, but it but also depends on the geology beneath…

SEA-KIT to Expand Fleet with New 12m USV

Dec 09, 2021

Uncrewed surface vessel specialist SEA-KIT International has announced plans to build another of its X-class, 12m USVs as a fleet vessel for launch in 2022.  This build, the sixth X-class to be constructed at the company’s Essex base, will pave…

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Completes Sea Trials

Oct 12, 2021

Blue Ocean Seismic Services reports it has completed a series of passive and active sea trials in the North Sea using a DP2 class Multi Role Vessel. When tested at various weights, the company’s underwater autonomous vehicle successfully and…

Ocean SuperCluster to Provide $2 Million for GeoScan Wide Area Acoustic Corer

Aug 12, 2021

Canadian marine technology company Kraken Robotics Inc. on Thursday announced that its wholly owned subsidiary PanGeo Subsea Inc. has secured $2 million in funding from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster for the development of wider scanning capability and increased efficiency called GeoScan…

TMC's Air Compressors for JOIDES Resolution Research Drillship

Jun 01, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has hired Oslo-based TMC Compressors (TMC) to deliver a new marine compressed air system to be retrofitted onboard the JOIDES Resolution research vessel.Former drillship JOIDES Resolution is a…

Reygar Launches Autopilot System for USVs

May 27, 2021

Maritime monitoring and control systems provider Reygar has launched an integrated autopilot and mission planning system for unmanned survey vessels (USVs). The system, called V-PILOT, uses an embedded vessel controller and a shore-side user interface to connect to existing GPS…

VIDEO: Hydromea 'Cuts the Cord' with New Compact Underwater Drone with Live HD Video Feed

May 11, 2021

As technology development continues at pace in the subsea space, a young innovative group out of Switzerland—Hydromea—unveiled the prototype of what it is calling the 'world’s first' wireless underwater drone in a pool demo on May 11, 2021. According to the company…

Nicola Offshore, Cyprus Subsea Partner Up

Apr 14, 2021

Hydrographic marine survey company Nicola Offshore and Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services C.S.C.S. Ltd (C.S.C.S.) have signed a commercial partnership agreement.The goal of the partnership, as shared in a press release on Wednesday, is to…

Geelen Nominated as Fugro CFO

Mar 22, 2021

Dutch-based geo-data specialist Fugro said its supervisory board has nominated Barbara Geelen for appointment as member of the board of management and chief financial officer. She will succeed Paul Verhagen, who is slated to step down as Fugro CFO at the upcoming general meeting of shareholders…

Sercel, Kappa Offshore Collaborate on High-Res 3D Marine Seismic Solution

Mar 16, 2021

Sercel and Kappa Offshore Solutions offer PIKSEL, a 'compact' marine seismic solution specially designed for acquiring the seismic data for high-resolution 3D imaging of targeted offshore areas. Using Sercel’s Sentinel streamer technology and…

Current News

Well Operations: Halliburton In 'Industry's First' Offshore Brazil

Well Operations: Halliburton In 'Industry's First' Offshore Brazil

Gasunie to Oversee Build of Dutch North Sea Hydrogen Network

Gasunie to Oversee Build of Dutch North Sea Hydrogen Network

Platform Supply Vessel to Ship CO2 for Storage Under North Sea Seabed

Platform Supply Vessel to Ship CO2 for Storage Under North Sea Seabed

Philippines Must Find Way to Exploit South China Sea Resources, says President Marcos

Philippines Must Find Way to Exploit South China Sea Resources, says President Marcos

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine