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ROVs: down but not out

Oct 20, 2015

Following the fate of the global oil industry, the short-term outlook for the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) market is set to be sluggish – but long-term these machines will play a key role in deepwater development and the technology they use is set for a leap forward…

Bourbon to use Kongsberg E-LARS

Oct 12, 2015

Kongsberg Evotec, a fully owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, signed an agreement with Bourbon Offshore Norway for the delivery of the E-LARS launch and recovery system for remote operated vehicles (ROV). The delivery will take place in December 2015…

Pulse wins NOV contract

Oct 06, 2015

Pulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Arendal in Norway to provide an acoustic mooring line subsea monitoring system to measure mooring line inclination and tension…

The ROV Renaissance man

Oct 01, 2015

This year has been a year of anniversaries for many, not least OE, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, alongside first oil from the North Sea. Another firm marking a milestone is Schilling Robotics, now FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics…

Sparking a ROVolution

Oct 01, 2015

Subsea robotics firm FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics has a vision, which it thinks could overturn the way subsea equipment is designed. Elaine Maslin found out more from co-founder Tyler Schilling. Schilling Robotic’s HD camera…

Sea change

Oct 01, 2015

Despite rapid progress in the 1980s and 1990s, ROV technology development has ground to a halt, according to some. Are we on the brink of a new era? Elaine Maslin reports. A UHD generation III during offshore deployment…

DOF Subsea awarded subsea, IMR contracts

Sep 28, 2015

Image from DOF Subsea. DOF Subsea has been awarded several major contracts with a total value in excess US$351 million (NOK 3 billion), including options, securing both short-term and long-term utilization of assets and personnel…

J2 Subsea, WeSubsea renew distribution partnership

Sep 28, 2015

J2 Subsea has renewed its global sales and rental distribution partnership with WeSubsea. The partnership provides customers around the world with technical support from J2 Subsea, and global access to the WeSubsea range of baskets…

DeepOcean lands Shell survey contract

Sep 14, 2015

DeepOcean has been awarded a call-off contract for provision of ROV-based survey services by Shell in the North Sea. This contract is for three years plus options and reflects the current strong focus on cost efficient solutions in Shell’s operations…

Bibby completes two UKCS decommissionings

Sep 09, 2015

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider, has delivered two multimillion dollar decommissioning contracts to the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Endeavour Energy appointed Bibby Offshore to perform operations in the Renee and Rubie fields…

Life extension or Decommissioning?

Sep 01, 2015

Understanding your asset is vital before making the big decision. Clarus Subsea’s Vinayak Patil and John MacDonald explain the key challenges of subsea integrity management in the Gulf of Mexico. Figure…

Robotic intervention

Sep 01, 2015

Offshore workers could soon find themselves sharing their facilities with robots, particularly in remote, harsh or hazardous environments. Elaine Maslin looks at the Argos Challenge. Homologation phase with the FOXIRIS robot…

TGS' Mexico project given green light

Aug 24, 2015

TGS has been given the green light by Mexico's Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) to start acquiring multibeam, coring and geochemical analysis data over about 600,000sq km in Mexican waters. This project will cover the entire deepwater area of the offshore sector of Mexico…

Sonardyne opens French office

Aug 17, 2015

Sonardyne, a specialists in subsea navigation and positioning technology, has opened its first permanent office in France to expand its presence in the region. The announcement follows the opening of a second Sonardyne office in Brazil earlier this year…

Helix to use OSBIT Power for new vessels

Aug 11, 2015

Helix Well Ops UK awarded OSBIT Power a contract to deliver new support structures and deck equipment for two of its new well-intervention vessels.  The design of the deck layout of the Siem Helix…

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