Rov News


'Pioneering' Deep Sea Mineral Exploration Mission Complete Off Norway

Oct 09, 2020

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has completed its five-week seabed mineral research expedition on the Mohn Ridge in the northwestern Norwegian Sea, in cooperation with TIOS and using Island Offshore's Island Valliant vessel. The NPD…

In a First, ROVOP Inspects Offshore Installation via Video Link

Oct 07, 2020

UK-based ROV services provider ROVOP has said it has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair, and maintenance workscope, 'effectively reducing the number of personnel required offshore,' on Premier Oil's Balmoral floating production vessel in the UK North Sea…

VIDEO: Purdue Working on Mobile Docking Station for AUVs

Oct 07, 2020

Subsea robots can be great for environmental studies and search-and-rescue missions and, but eventually, they must return to a base to recharge their batteries and upload their data, which is a challenge if your robot is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) exploring deep ocean waters…

Hydramec's LARS for Fugro's Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Oct 02, 2020

Offshore surveyor Fugro has ordered a Hydramec launch and recovery system for its new uncrewed surface vessels recently ordered from Sea-Kit.Fugro, based in the Netherlands, in August ordered two 12-meter SEA-KIT X class uncrewed surface vessels (USVs)…

VIDEO: Barcode Tags Could Cut Subsea Pipeline Inspection Costs

Sep 24, 2020

A pipeline inspection solution combining subsea drones and the use of visual markers - barcodes - on the pipelines themselves could drive down the costs of subsea pipeline inspections.The solutions is being developed by tubular solutions firm Vallourec…

Van Oord Deploys Giant Trencher to Bury Offshore Wind Cables in North Sea

Sep 23, 2020

Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord has deployed a large remotely operated trencher called Deep Dig-It off the Dutch coast to bury offshore wind farm cables 5,5 meters deep into the seabed.The trencher has been deployed as part of…

Subsea Technology and the New Routes to Residency

Sep 22, 2020

Efforts to increase remote capability often go hand in hand with increasing ROV residency. But exactly what form residency takes is diverging. Elaine Maslin takes a look.Dial back the clock five years and there was a movement towards an idea dubbed subsea resident remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)…

Film-Ocean Expands ROV Fleet

Sep 21, 2020

Film-Ocean, a UK-based ROV services provider has expanded its fleet by adding another Quasar 150HP Workclass ROV system.  'This significant investment is part of Film-Ocean's fleet expansion strategy, which has seen four ROV systems added to the fleet over the past 12 months…

C-Innovation Installs Stem Clamps on BP's Mad Dog Spar

Sep 04, 2020

Subsea ROV services provider C-Innovation has installed several stem clamps for BP under the Mad Dog Spar platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Informing of the completion of the project for BP, C-Innovation said it had used its subsea inspection…

Panther Wins GOM Pipeline Inspection Deal

Sep 03, 2020

ACSM chose an electric Saab Seaeye Panther XT robotic vehicle for pipeline inspection in the Gulf of Mexico. The Panther inspected 261 pipelines totalling 2,340 km in four fields in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), at depths ranging from 15 to 130 metres…

Blue Logic Wins ONS Award for Subsea Docking Station for ROVs

Sep 01, 2020

Underwater technology company Blue Logic has won the Innovation Award 2020 from Norway's ONS, for the development of an open-standard subsea docking station for underwater vehicles.The award, given in the small and medium-sized enterprises category…

Petrobras Awards Fugro Three Long-Term ROV Contracts

Aug 26, 2020

Dutch offshore services company Fugro has won three long-term contracts by Petrobras to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services for a variety of subsea activities in Brazil.'All three contracts are for 3-year firm periods with additional 1-year options…

USS Delivers Unmanned Surface Vessel to Tetra Tech

Aug 26, 2020

UK-based Unmanned Survey Solutions has delivered an Inception Class MKII semi-autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) to consulting and engineering company Tetra Tech.According to USS, the Inception Class MKII USV is a sensor agnostic, semi…

IEV Wins Pipeline Inspection Gig Offshore Malaysia

Aug 25, 2020

Subsea services provider IEV has been awarded an advanced inspection solutions contract in Malaysia.The contract, accepted by IEV Malaysia last Friday, was awarded by an unnamed oil and gas (“O&G”) services provider.IEV said the contract was…

Film-Ocean Launches Compact ROV LARS

Aug 21, 2020

Film-Ocean, a provider of ROV solutions for the offshore energy sector, has recently built what it says is a compact ROV launch and recovery system (LARS).  'The LARS system is a versatile deployment solution for platform-based ROV operations…

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