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Self-drilling Oil Wells to Beat Self-driving Cars to Market, SLB VP Says

May 06, 2024

A top executive of Schlumberger NV (SLB), the world's largest energy services firm, on Monday predicted autonomous drilling of oil and gas wells will beat autonomous driving cars to market and create new efficiencies for oil producers.Autonomous drilling is ripe for adoption by many of the world's oil majors, Abdelah Merad, an SLB executive vice president, said at the Offshore Technology Conference…

ABS Approves Autonomous Technologies for Offshore Platforms

May 06, 2024

Classification society ABS on Monday announced it has awarded approval in principle (AIP) to two critical autonomous functions on a proposed offshore platform in the latest phase of its collaboration with HD Hyundai Group.The artificial intelligence…

Harnessing the Power of APM 4.0

Jan 02, 2024

Ryan Conger, Technical Sales Manager for APM at ABB Energy Industries, explains how reactive asset performance management (APM) has evolved into APM 4.0, and why partnering with a trusted technology provider can help oil and gas operators avoid costly downtime and maximize profitability…

Mega AUV HUGIN Endurance Passes Sea Trials

Oct 26, 2023

Kongsberg Discovery started sea trials with its new long-range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), HUGIN Endurance.Launched in 2021, HUGIN Endurance measures nearly 11m long with a 1.2m diameter, weighing around 8,000 kg. This mega AUV is rated to a depth of 6…

Nauticus Robotics to Acquire 3D at Depth in $34M All-stock Deal

Oct 04, 2023

Nauticus Robotics, a developer of autonomous vehicles and robots for data collection and intervention services for offshore industries, has agreed to acquire 3D at Depth, a specialist in commercial subsea laser LiDAR (Light Detection and Range) inspection and data services…

UH Aims to Develop Subsea Pipeline Inspection Autonomous Robot

Aug 31, 2023

University of Houston researchers are developing an autonomous robot to identify potential pipeline leaks and structural failures during subsea inspections. The technology will aim to make the inspection process safer and more cost effective…

Equinor to Test Autonomous Robots for Subsea Leak Detection

Aug 29, 2023

Equinor is set to trial the use of autonomous robots for subsea leak detection services in the North Sea.The Norway-based energy company has tapped Houston's Nauticus Robotics and its Norwegian technology partner Stinger Technology for the pilot project…

Nauticus Inks Deal with Petrobras

Jun 23, 2023

Nauticus Robotics said it a contract with Petrobras to deploy Aquanaut in its offshore activities. Specifically, Aquanaut is planned to work in Petrobras’ Deepwater Production Field using supervised autonomy for infield inspection services.…

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…

ADIPEC: Fugro, AD Ports Pen Deal for Remote & Autonomous Tech Use in Middle East

Nov 02, 2022

During the ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Dutch firm Fugro and UAE's AD Ports Group signed an agreement that sets out combined goals to utilize remote and autonomous technologies in the region. The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi…

Argeo First to Operate Maritime Robotics' Mariner X Unmanned Surface Vessel

Jun 20, 2022

Maritime Robotics' new multi-purpose Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) platform, the Mariner X, is the company's most configurable and optimizable USV platform to date, built to deliver high-quality data acquisition at sea.The first operator of the new Mariner X USV platform is Argeo…

Uncrewed Vessel Tech: Argeo Argus Launched for Offshore Energy Sector

Jun 16, 2022

Argeo launched its first uncrewed, remotely supervised survey and inspection vehicle dubbed Argeo Argus. The Argus USV (Uncrewed Surface Vehicle) will conduct mapping and inspection services using robotics and autonomous ocean space technology…

EDF, ORCA Hub in 'First' Autonomous ROV Wind Farm Foundation Inspection

May 23, 2022

EDF Renewables has deployed a customized remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out what is believed to be the first autonomous wind farm foundation inspection at its Blyth offshore wind farm in the UK.The ROV was modified to include cutting…

Robotic Fish Being Developed for Offshore Inspection in Hard-to-reach Spots

Mar 17, 2022

UK-based subsea battery specialist Verlume, formerly known as EC-OG,  said Thursday it had joined with consortium partners to progress the development of an autonomous underwater robot that moves like a fish to enable efficient offshore inspection regimes in harsh and hard-to-reach environments…

Subsea Expo Day 2: Remote and Autonomous Ops are the Trend, Barriers Remain

Feb 23, 2022

[ Elaine Maslin reports from the show floor at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this week for Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter ]The coronavirus pandemic has helped to accelerate a drive towards the use of remote technologies, but regulations…

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