Offshore Automation News


HAUV Featuring Adaptive Autonomy Deployed at Nordsee One

Sep 27, 2022

Trials of the state-of-the-art A.IKANBILIS hovering autonomous underwater vehicle (HAUV) conducted by Nordsee One GmbH and supported by manufacturer BeeX Pte Ltd and European partner Subsea Europe Services GmbH at the Nordsee One wind farm in…

Nauticus Robotics Announces Contract with Shell

Aug 04, 2022

Houston-area marine technology company Nauticus Robotics said it has reached a deal with oil major Shell to advance to the qualification phase for a more efficient means of acquiring subsea integrity data utilizing Nauticus’ Aquanaut and Hydronaut robotic platforms…

Solstad, DeepOcean and Østensjø Launch Remote Ops Venture

Jun 15, 2022

A group of companies working in the offshore energy industry are teaming up in an effort to fast-track the journey toward remotely managed services, including onshore remote operations centers and unmanned surface vehicles (USV).Solstad Offshore…

ARV-i: New Subsea Resident Vehicle Set to Launch

Oct 08, 2021

In October, a new class of underwater observation vehicle, the ARV-i, will be launched at Ocean Business 21. New Zealand-based Boxfish Research and Norwegian partner Transmark Subsea developed the autonomous underwater resident vehicle in a joint venture…

Using Smart Data for a More Sustainable Offshore Industry

Jun 04, 2021

To thrive in the long term, the offshore industry must turn its attention to extracting—and making the most of—another key resource: data. This will help companies stay afloat in an increasingly challenging economic context and enable them to play their part in the energy transition…

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…

Schlumberger, NOV Working to Speed Up Adoption of Automated Drilling Solutions

May 11, 2021

Schlumberger and NOV, giant oilfield services and equipment companies, announced a partnership on Monday to help oil and gas producers and drilling contractors implement automated drilling technologies faster. Customers will be able to use Schlumberger…

Digitalization: Trust - The Keystone for Digital Transformation

Oct 29, 2020

The slowdown of the world economy and plummeting energy consumption have eclipsed most other industry news. Oil exporting countries are coming to terms with limiting production to sustain reasonable prices, and operators are looking for ways to improve efficiency…

Siemens to Give Shareholders 55% of Energy Business Spin-off

May 26, 2020

Siemens will give 55% of its power business to shareholders when it spins it off in September, the German engineering group said on Tuesday, the latest stage in its shift away from a sprawling conglomerate.The trains to industrial software maker…

Mapping in the Cloud

Feb 19, 2020

How cloud-based computing is transforming subsea surveyDigitalization has revolutionized the world, and hydrographic survey techniques are no exception. While advances in mechanical design have enabled the survey of increasingly remote locations…

PGS, Cognite Partner on Seismic Surveying

Feb 18, 2020

Marine geophysical firm PGS and artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Cognite are teaming up in an effort to make seismic survey vessels work better, faster and more efficiently.Venturing into a new area of the energy sector…

Aker BP to Test Robots and Drones at Skarv

Feb 11, 2020

Aker BP said it plans to trial robots and drones for autonomous inspection, data capture and automatic report generation on its operated Skarv installation in the Norwegian Sea during 2020.The Norwegian focused exploration and production firm…

Ocean Infinity Launches Armada

Feb 04, 2020

US-based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity said it has launched a new marine technology and data company boasting the industry's largest fleet of unmanned surface vehicles (USV).Armada, with a focus on combining technology and environmental sustainability…

Europe Gets Testing Center for Offshore Wind

Jan 19, 2020

The first real-time maritime robot testing center for offshore wind in Europe is being established.The European Atlantis center will be in Viana do Castelo and involves an investment of 8.5 million euros. It is coordinated by INESC TEC, and…

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