Offshore Subsea News


HMI to Develop AI-powered Subsea Manipulator Hands

Jun 05, 2019

US-based subsea robotics firm Houston Mechatronics, Inc. (HMI) said it has set out to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered robotic hands for subsea manipulators, under a recent award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).As technology matures…

JDR Cables Wins SeaMade OWF Contract

Jun 05, 2019

JDR Cables reports it has signed a contract with DEME Offshore for the SeaMade offshore wind farm after a competitive tender. JDR, part of the TFKable Group, will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometers of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories…

Bourbon's Creditors Seal Restructuring Deal

Jun 05, 2019

The creditors of indebted French marine services company Bourbon reached a restructuring deal that would give them control of the company, protect jobs and draw new liquidity.Bourbon has been hurt by market overcapacity and a fall in spending on services by upstream oil and gas companies…

Environmental Studies Wrap Up for Exxon Off Guyana

Jun 04, 2019

Offshore scientific services company TDI-Brooks International said on Tuesday it has completed two Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS) for ExxonMobil offshore Guyana.The US supermajor is operator of several blocks offshore Guyana, including Canje…

2H Offshore Opens Paris Office

Jun 04, 2019

2H Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, announced it has opened a new regional office in Paris, France, to provide a direct and higher-quality service to operators and contractors based in and around Paris and to other clients throughout Continental Europe…

New Subsea Cutting Technology Unveiled

Jun 03, 2019

Services company James Fisher Offshore (JFO) has developed an advanced internal abrasive cutting system designed to offer higher performance, cost savings and operational efficiency to support the oil and gas industry’s decommissioning cost reduction target…

Aqueos Names Legendre VP

May 31, 2019

US subsea services firm Aqueos Corporation announced  it has appointed Eric Legendre to the position of Vice President – International Business and Strategic Development, based the company's new Houston office.Legendre brings more than 18 years industry experience to the roleTed Roche…

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

May 31, 2019

Boskalis Subsea Services said it has secured several contracts in the North Sea over the last six months that are worth more than £100 million ($126 million) combined. These include the Total Tyra redevelopment project, an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) campaign for Repsol Sinopec…

Hydroid Appraised at CMMI V2.0 Maturity Level 3

May 30, 2019

Marine robotic systems manufacturer Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, announced Thursday it was appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) V2.0.The appraisal was performed by…

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Livestream

May 30, 2019

On Friday, May 31, the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE awards event will be livestreamed from Monaco where the winners of the $7 million global ocean mapping competition will be revealed.The three-year competition challenged teams to advance deep sea technologies for autonomous and unmanned…

Helix Acquires STL

May 30, 2019

Houston-based services company Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. announced Thursday it has acquired a majority stake in Subsea Technologies Group Limited (STL), an Aberdeen-based subsea engineering company that specializes in the design and…

WFS Unveils Riser Monitoring System

May 30, 2019

New solutions unveiled Thursday by WFS Technologies aim to tackle the real-time monitoring of offshore risers both above and below surface, on fixed structures including jackets and braces.The new Seatooth Assure Riser Monitor products allow for the measurement of 9-axis motion (vibration…

South Africa Approves Azinam Offshore Farm-in

May 30, 2019

South Africa continues to make progress in its endeavor to woo increased investment in the country’s highly under-developed offshore oil and gas market as the government’s slow and delayed plan to make cuts on crude oil imports begins to take shape…

New Model Predicts Hydrate Blockages

May 29, 2019

An online prediction tool is being developed to help operators calculate the operational risk of a hydrate blockage in subsea gas condensate systems in real time.Ice-like methane hydrates, which form inside the pipe and can eventually build up to create a blockage…

SMD Delivers Cable Burial Tractor to Boskalis

May 29, 2019

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) said it has delivered an ultra-high powered, compact 2,400 horsepower Cable Burial Tractor (CBT2400) to Boskalis.The CBT2400 and associated deck equipment were mobilized directly onto Boskalis’ specialist cable lay vessel…

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