Offshore Technology News


Ideol Unveils Floating Electrical Substation

Jun 08, 2019

A new market-ready universal floating offshore electrical substation for offshore wind farms has been unveiled by project partners Ideol, Atlantique Offshore Energy and ABB, at a technical seminar in Paris on Friday.The new substation, a world…

Kraken Sets Up Unmanned Vehicles Facility

Jun 07, 2019

Kraken Robotics Inc. subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. said it has established a new facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to field test and support its range of underwater robotic platforms and technologies.The new 4,000-square-foot Unmanned…

Boskalis Orders SMD Pre-lay Plough

Jun 07, 2019

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) announced it has signed a contract to supply a 200Te Multi-Mode Pre-lay Plough to marine service provider Boskalis N.V.Set for delivery in spring 2020, the Pre Lay Plough comes with SMD’s latest surface control…

DNV GL, Kongsberg and Subsea 7 Finish Remote DP Pilot

Jun 06, 2019

Partners DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime and Subsea 7 have concluded the pilot testing of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) DP Digital Survey (KMDS) application on board the Subsea 7 vessel Seven Kestrel.The pilot tested the use of a remote digital verification…

ABS, MSI Partner on Cyber Security

Jun 06, 2019

ABS has partnered with Mission Secure Inc (MSI) to provide enhanced cyber defense protection of industrial systems that operate modern day vessels and offshore platforms.

ABS Protects Offshore Critical Systems with FCI Cyber Risk Methodology

Jun 06, 2019

ABS cyber security expert Cris DeWitt explains the foundation of the company's FCI Cyber Risk methodology and how it can safeguard against cyber threats to offshore operations on MODUs, drillships, and offshore support vessels.

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…

Expanding into a Temporary Abandonment Solution

Jun 05, 2019

Deepwater drilling activities require contingencies for temporary abandonment of the well, sometimes necessitated by wellhead change outs or riser work, and sometimes by Mother Nature.Existing mechanical solutions can struggle with restrictions inside the riser or seabed structure…

Kongsberg Package for Awilco Newbuild

Jun 05, 2019

A new, state-of-the-art semi-submersible drilling rig being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Awilco Drilling will feature an integrated equipment suite from Kongsberg Maritime.Kongsberg said the milestone order from Keppel is its first…

Stena Drillship Gains Cyber Secure Notation

Jun 04, 2019

Classification society DNV GL reports it has signed a contract for the first Cyber Secure class notation with Stena Drilling. The contract covers the application of the “Basic+” notation to the drillship Stena IceMAX and includes the vessel’s dynamic positioning…

Schlumberger Debuts Digital Exploration Platform

Jun 03, 2019

Schlumberger on Monday introduced a new digital exploration platform designed to help exploration teams to rapidly discover and access basin-scale data and manage exploration opportunities.The GAIA platform uses the power of the DELFI E&P cognitive…

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…

HYTORC: LITHIUM SERIES II Electric Torque Tool

Jun 02, 2019

HYTORC President Eric Junkers demonstrates the benefits of the company's award-winning LITHIUM SERIES II Electric Torque Tool, featuring an all-new method of direct torque measurement and closed loop control to provide more repeatable bolting performance.

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…

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