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Schlumberger inks Statoil GoM seismic

Dec 21, 2015

Schlumberger and Statoil Gulf of Mexico signed an agreement to license a large part of the WesternGeco Campeche wide-azimuth (WAZ) deepwater multiclient seismic survey in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The license also includes collaboration with WesternGeco in the seismic processing phase…

UDS, Wu Chang Shipbuilding sign newbuild contract

Dec 16, 2015

Ultra Deep Group (UDS) has announced that it has signed a contract to build a DP2 FiFi2 multipurpose diving support construction vessel (DSCV) ANDY WARHOL with Wu Chang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co.  The ANDY WARHOL is designed according…

Bibby wins GOM decom work

Dec 15, 2015

Bibby Offshore's subsidiary Bibby Subsea has won a multi-million dollar decommissioning project in the US Gulf of Mexico, starting in 1H 2016. Bibby is mobilizing its dive support vessel Bibby Sapphire from the North Sea for the work…

OSD develops new RLWI / IMR vessels

Dec 07, 2015

OSD-IMT, the UK division of Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), is designing two 120m IMT9120 riserless light well intervention / IMR vessels for Austin Offshore, the shipping arm of Upstream Drilling, Singapore. The…

Seatronics, Meridian complete Mexico pipeline gig

Dec 03, 2015

Seatronics completed a project with marine services organization Meridian Ocean Services in Mexico to inspect and chart existing pipelines along the coast of Ciudad Del Carmen, which required a full survey equipment spread utilizing a Forum Comanche ROV…

Cutting the umbilical

Dec 01, 2015

Eliminating the umbilical has been targeted as a way to help make the exploitation of small pools more viable. Elaine Maslin reports on a string of new technologies which aim to do just that. An Exnics collar…

Benthic wins Browse job

Nov 23, 2015

Geosciences company Benthic has been awarded two contracts by Woodside to undertake offshore geotechnical site investigations for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) development and the Greater Enfield development located off the coast of Western Australia…

Fugro inks Total underwater gig

Nov 19, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a five-year contract for the provision of underwater services to Total E&P UK (TEP UK). Under the contract, which runs from July 2015 and includes extension options for a further two years, Fugro is providing a full range of ROV services to conduct inspection…

Fugro Aquarius delivered

Nov 04, 2015

Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius.     The new DP-2 diesel-electric vessel is 83m is length with a deck area of 520sq m and accommodation for 60 people…

Seatronics, LateraL enter subsea tooling partnership

Nov 04, 2015

Seatronics has formed a new partnership with Norwegian subsea tooling firm LateraL, which specializes in improving offshore performance through its product range. The LateraL FlexiCal ROV mounted caliper…

Taking augmented reality subsea

Nov 01, 2015

Mark Stevens and Bob Moschetta, of Oceaneering, discuss the benefits of using augmented reality for subsea training. The augmented reality view combines the real-time video with the 3D model, which allows operations to occur in real time…

Going deep, but still some way to go

Nov 01, 2015

ROV technology developers gave an update on their progress at the Subsea UK ROV Conference. Elaine Maslin reports on some progress, as well as where one operator thinks ROV and AUV technology could improve. Platform-based ROV being deployed…

Investigating the deep

Nov 01, 2015

Heather Saucier speaks with Mark Randolph and Susan Gourvenec, professors at the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, about deepwater geotechnical challenges, such as complex carbonates found off the coast of Australia…

A treasure TROV

Nov 01, 2015

Jim McFarlane introduced ROVs to the North Sea industry in the 1970s and went on to pioneer AUV development. Elaine Maslin learned more from the still active industry veteran. Jim McFarlane Photos from International Submarine Engineering…

CGG starts Brazil BroadSeis

Oct 22, 2015

CGG received all necessary permits to start acquiring the industry’s first regional broadband seismic survey of the Barreirinhas basin in the Equatorial Margin of northern Brazil in early November. Oceanic Vega…

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