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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…

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…

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