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Greensea Demonstrates Untethered ROV Operation at Sea

Mar 23, 2023

Greensea Systems, a marine robotic software solutions provider, recently demonstrated untethered autonomy for ROVs.Using a commercially available Defender ROV from VideoRay, outfitted with batteries, an acoustic modem, and the new OPENSEA Edge system…

Argeo to Use Uncrewed Vessel for Stromar Offshore Wind Farm Survey

Mar 20, 2023

Norwegian offshore survey company Argeo has signed a survey contract with Stromar, a consortium of Ørsted, Renantis, and BlueFloat Energy looking to build a floating wind farm offshore Scotland. Stromar has awarded Argeo a contract to conduct a geophysical survey in the project’s development area…

Petrobras Extends DOF Subsea Vessel, ROV Services Contract

Mar 06, 2023

The Brazilian oil company Petrobras has exercised a charter extension option for DOF Subsea's diving support vessel Skandi Achiever, including ROV and diving services.  The new commitment will now run until February 2024.This is the second vessel deal for DOF Subsea in Brazil in as many weeks…

Scottish Project Harnesses Wave Power and Subsea Storage to Power Subsea Equipment

Mar 06, 2023

A project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas in the north of Scotland.The £2 million demonstrator project, called Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP), has connected Mocean Energy's Blue X wave energy converter – Verlume's Halo underwater battery…

Philippines to Deploy Subsea ROV to Pinpoint Location of Stricken Tanker

Mar 06, 2023

Philippine authorities believe they have found the location of a tanker that sank off a central province last week, the environment ministry said on Monday, amid a race to assess the extent of an oil spill and contain further environmental damage…

FET to Deliver Four ROVs to DOF Subsea

Feb 21, 2023

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) said it has secured an order from DOF Subsea to deliver four of its advanced work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).The ROV order comprises of two 200HP XLX-C’s, which have recently been delivered and mobilized in late 2022…

Argeo Searcher Conversion, Rigging Completed

Feb 21, 2023

Argeo’s subsea vessel, Argeo Searcher, has completed a rigorous conversion and shakedown program and is now, fully equipped with both SeaRaptor AUV’s, ready to enter commercial AUV operations aligning with expanding backlog of projects.A versatile…

OEG Offshore Invests in Electric Subsea Excavation Solution Firm

Feb 17, 2023

Aberdeenshire-based OEG Offshore has invested in SEAJET Systems Limited (SEAJET), the developer of an all-electric controlled flow excavation (E-CFE) solution for the offshore energy sector.According to OEG Offshore, SEAJET has recently patented…

Subsea Robotics: Aquanauts, Hydronauts, Roll Out

Jan 30, 2023

Houston-based Nauticus Robotics’ first production Aquanauts and Hydronauts will head into the wild and closer to full commercialization this year, with testing planned in Norway and in the Gulf of Mexico. Founder and CEO Nicolaus Radford discusses the past few busy years for the tech start-up…

TAQA, Fugro in Europe's "First" Uncrewed Offshore Integrity Inspection

Jan 30, 2023

Oil and gas firm TAQA has partnered with the Dutch offshore survey company Fugro for a pilot project using uncrewed surface vessels for underwater inspections.According to TAQA, its Dutch subsidiary TAQA Netherlands is 'the first oil and gas…

Kawasaki's AUV Used to Inspect Coating Defects on Subsea Pipeline

Jan 13, 2023

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries said Thursday it had, with French energy supermajor TotalEnergies,  completed its joint offshore verification test measuring the electrical potential of subsea pipelines during close-range inspections using an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle)…

Forum Delivers Three Work-class ROVs to Brazil's OceanPact

Jan 10, 2023

Forum Energy Technologies (FET), a company that supplies remotely operated vehicles to offshore energy industry firms, has delivered three of its 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class ROVs to Brazil-based OceanPact.The ROVs built at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside…

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 Robotic Vessel Reaches Norway

Jan 05, 2023

Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 has reached Norway after a long journey from Vietnam, where its hull was built last year at the Vard Vung Tau shipyard.'Our first new ship has arrived in Norway, having set sail on its maiden voyage from Vietnam in November…

Mini-ROV Firm BeyonC Joins Chevron's Catalyst Program

Dec 30, 2022

Mini-ROV technology company BeyonC has been selected to join Chevron Technology Ventures' (CTV) Catalyst Program, an initiative to help early-stage companies mature their technologies with the aim of benefiting the energy industry around the world…

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity's Two Armada Vessels Set Sail from Vietnam

Dec 06, 2022

Ocean Infinity, a seabed survey and ocean research company based in the United States, said Tuesday that two of its new vessels, part of the Armada USV fleet, had set sail from Vietnam.'We're officially the proud owner of not just one but two brand new ships…

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