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ROV Specialist FET Names First Ever Energy Transition Chief

Jan 31, 2024

ROV specialist Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has appointed Martin Thomson as its first ever energy transition business development manager within its subsea business.Martin Thomson, who will be based at the company’s Aberdeen office, brings…

Seatools Completes FAT for DEME's Fall Pipe ROV

Dec 05, 2023

Seatools completed Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for a Fall Pipe ROV developed for DEME, to be deployed on DEME's upcoming subsea rock installation vessel Yellowstone, scheduled to join the fleet in the first half of 2024.The new Fall Pipe ROV introduces several unique features…

OEG Energy to Buy Dutch Offshore Services Firm Bluestream Offshore

Nov 20, 2023

Offshore solutions firm OEG Energy Group Limited said Monday it had agreed to acquire Bluestream Offshore, a specialist in subsea and topside services based in the Netherlands, for an undisclosed consideration.Based in Den Helder, Bluestream…

Reach Subsea Partners with Agalas for New IMR/Survey Vessel

Nov 10, 2023

Reach Subsea, a Norwegian subsea services company, has signed a long-term charter contract with Agalas for a modern IMR/Survey vessel to be built in Turkey.According to Reach Subsea, to be hired on three or five-year charter, will has a low emission…

DeepOcean Completes Decommissioning Project on Dunlin Alpha Platform

Oct 03, 2023

Ocean services provider DeepOcean has completed a decommissioning project on Fairfield Energy’s Dunlin Alpha platform on the UK continental shelf. DeepOcean removed six subsea conductors and four vertical supports at varying water depths and…

Forum Energy Technologies Launches Tooling Rental Service for ROVs

Sep 12, 2023

ROV-specialist Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has launched a new tooling rental offering for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in response to the changing demands of the subsea sector.'With increasing ROV asset investment across hydrocarbon and offshore renewable energy…

Subsea7 Confirms Remote ROV Piloting Capabilities

Aug 21, 2023

Subsea7 reports a major advance in its remote piloting technology by fully operating a workclass ROV from Scotland to carry out operations 9,400km away off the coast of Brazil. Developed by Subsea7, it can perform key inspection repair and maintenance…

Reach Subsea Wins Work with 'Major European Energy Firm'

Aug 17, 2023

Norway-based subsea services company Reach Subsea said Thursday it had received a notice of contract award, subject to successful contract negotiation, from an unnamed 'major European energy provider.'The potential contract has a duration of…

Forum Energy Technologies Appoints UnderOcean as Subsea Operations Partner in Brazil

Aug 03, 2023

ROV supplier Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has appointed UnderOcean Servicos Maritimos (UnderOcean) to represent its Subsea operations in Brazil.The partnership will see UnderOcean provide business development and engineering support on behalf of FET’s Subsea Technologies product line in Brazil…

DeepOcean Charters Innovative Unmanned Surface Vessel for Subsea Inspection, Survey Work

Aug 01, 2023

Offshore and subsea services provider DeepOcean will charter a newbuild unmanned surface vessel (USV) for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) and survey work in the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries. DeepOcean is chartering…

Shearwater in 'Pioneering' Seismic Survey Project Offshore Norway

Jul 14, 2023

Offshore seismic survey specialist Shearwater on Friday announced a new project with the Austrian oil firm OMV for a 'pioneering' towed streamer survey with Ocean Bottom Nodes over the Berling gas and condensate discovery in the Norwegian Sea…

Saipem Secures $1B in New Contracts for Offshore Activities in Middle East and Subsea Drone Project in Brazil

Jun 29, 2023

Saipem has been awarded two new contracts, one for EPCI offshore activities in the Middle East and the other for the development of underwater drones in Brazil. The total value of the new contracts is approximately $1 billion.Under the existing Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with Saudi Aramco…

LOTOS Petrobaltic Selects Saab Seaeye Leopard ROV for Subsea Work in Polish Oil Fields

May 04, 2023

LOTOS Petrobaltic, part of ORLEN, has ordered Saab’s Seaeye Leopard work-class ROV to service subsea infrastructure within Poland’s B3 and B8 oil fields in the Baltic Sea.'After evaluating other work vehicles on the market, LOTOS Petrobaltic…

Sarcos and VideoRay Partner to Offer Integrated Underwater Robotic Systems

May 02, 2023

Robotic systems firm Sarcos and subsea robotic systems developer VideoRay have signed an agreement to offer integrated underwater robotic systems combining VideoRay remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with the Sarcos Guardian Sea Class robotic system including its dexterous arms…

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