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Subsea Vehicles: To Be (resident), or Not to Be?

Oct 11, 2021

That’s the question? Or, more specifically, are there alternative ways of delivering robotics to where they’re needed without having to have seabed docking stations? Elaine Maslin takes a look.  The idea for some kind of resident subsea vehicle has been around for some time. From BP’s considerations in 1986 for an integrated ROV launch system onboard the SWOPS oil production system to support subsea…

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Completes Sea Trials

Oct 12, 2021

Blue Ocean Seismic Services reports it has completed a series of passive and active sea trials in the North Sea using a DP2 class Multi Role Vessel. When tested at various weights, the company’s underwater autonomous vehicle successfully and…

DOF, OFG Team Up to Offer AUV Services to Offshore Industry

Oct 11, 2021

Offshore vessel owner DOF Subsea has entered a partnership deal with offshore survey firm Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) to offer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) services to the international offshore industry.'The partnership will effectively…

Fugro Wraps Large Site Survey Work at TotalEnergies' Offshore Block in Suriname

Sep 27, 2021

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro said Monday it had completed fieldwork on a site investigation program at TotalEnergies' Block 58 offshore Suriname.The project sits approximately 150 km offshore in water depths ranging from 60 m to…

HonuWorx, ORE Catapult Working on Ridley - Subsea Mothership for Offshore Wind ROVs, AUVs

Sep 20, 2021

UK-based technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult working to develop a submersible mothership that will 'make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective solution for offshore wind farms.'The project…

ExxonMobil Hires Oceaneering for Offshore Surveys in Guyana

Aug 10, 2021

ExxonMobil has hired offshore services firm Oceaneering for the provision of two surveys offshore Guyana, where Exxon has over the past few years discovered around nine billion barrels of oil.Oceaneering will carry out a towed and autonomous…

Kawasaki Picks Sonardyne Tech for Its SPICE AUV

Jul 22, 2021

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries has ordered from Sonardyne a suite of subsea navigation, positioning, and communications technologies to navigate, track and control its first commercial SPICE autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).The SPICE  AUV…

‘Boaty McBoatface’ Robotic Submarine to Visit End-of-life Oil and Gas Fields

Jul 06, 2021

The UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has secured funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which will take robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ around end-of-life oil and gas fields. The Autonomous Techniques for infraStructure Ecological Assessment (AT-SEA) project…

Ocean Infinity Acquires Ambrey

Jun 08, 2021

After it in recent months acquired MMT and Abyssal, marine robotics and offshore survey company Ocean Infinity has now acquired maritime services company, Ambrey for an undisclosed fee.UK-based Ambrey offers offshore services including, security…

DNV to Supply Fleet Management Software for Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessels

Jun 01, 2021

Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics and deep-sea data acquisition company, has tapped DNV for its ShipManager fleet management software for 17 new robotic ships and additional autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Ocean Infinity, which last year…

Modus Orders Unique Subsea Pipeline Inspection AUV from Kawasaki

May 18, 2021

UK-based subsea services company Modus Subsea Services has ordered two SPICE AUV systems from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). Kawasaki has developed the AUV equipped with a robotic arm in response to the growing demand for pipeline maintenance in offshore oil and gas fields…

VIDEO: Hydromea 'Cuts the Cord' with New Compact Underwater Drone with Live HD Video Feed

May 11, 2021

As technology development continues at pace in the subsea space, a young innovative group out of Switzerland—Hydromea—unveiled the prototype of what it is calling the 'world’s first' wireless underwater drone in a pool demo on May 11, 2021. According to the company…

3D at Depth Acquires Hybrid AUV/ROV

May 04, 2021

Subsea laser LiDAR (SL) technology and 3D data visualization solutions specialist 3D at Depth Inc. has acquired Saab Sabertooth Hybrid AUV / ROV. The company said that the multi-million-dollar investment will complement 3D at Depth's SL Subsea…

Kraken Robotics Buys Brazil's 13 Robotics

Apr 19, 2021

Canada-based offshore robotics company Kraken Robotics has acquired Brazil's 13 Robotics Ltda of Brazil (“13R”).The 13R team, with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil, consists of software developers and engineers who have significant…

Dive Technologies, Metron Partner Up

Apr 07, 2021

Boston-based subsea robotics firm Dive Technologies has entered a commercial partnership with Metron, Inc. 'This partnership will directly support the commercialization of Metron’s Autonomy, Navigation, Command & Control (ANCC) software suite…

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