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It’s Only Just the Start for Subsea Drones

Oct 03, 2019

The starting gun on a subsea space race has now officially been fired with the first ever award of a contract that includes services from a subsea resident drone.But, what is less known is that the award, made by Equinor to Saipem for operations on the Njord field, was made at what was the largest gathering of resident robotic systems ever assembled to date. Subsea drone vendors attended the event…

Japan, Scotland Invest in Subsea Technology

Oct 11, 2019

Scottish and Japanese companies will receive £9 million from a joint fund to work together on innovative subsea technology.Combined with investment made by the companies themselves, a total of £20.9 million of industrial research and development will go ahead…

Subsea IMR Moves Robotic

Oct 02, 2019

Unmanned maritime systems (UMS), especially autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), are no stranger to commercial applications. Survey of the seafloor by AUVs and subsequently unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) is now an accepted practice. UMS technology is moving into new commercial domains…

Opinion: First-time Operator Rigors

Sep 25, 2019

Whatever the state of gas markets, new Norway operators keen on the commodity as cheap energy for millions of their citizens or as lynchpin of a new chemicals industry are pressing ahead taking organizational hiccups in-stride.That’s the case of Polish gas player…

Atlantic Shores Launches Ocean Survey Ops

Sep 24, 2019

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America, announced the launch of ocean survey operations today within the Atlantic Shores lease area, in order to inform future turbine development…

Saudi Aramco Pursues IPO Planning Despite Attack

Sep 17, 2019

Saudi Aramco is pressing ahead with its listing plans this week, although some investors and analysts doubt it can now meet its timeline as it has not said when oil output will be restored after attacks on its facilitiesReuters has reported it could take months for Aramco…

BP Using Drones to Track Methane Emissions

Sep 10, 2019

One of the world's largest oil and gas companies is using advanced technology originally designed for use on Mars to remotely monitor methane emissions from its offshore assets in the North Sea.A pilot project being run by UK supermajor BP,…

RigNet Wins FPSO Analytics Job

Sep 10, 2019

Networking solutions provider RigNet said it has secures a multi-year agreement with Galoc Production Company (GPC) to deploy its machine learning-based analytics platform on board the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Rubicon Intrepid…

Danos: Technology Will Reinvigorate Business

Sep 05, 2019

The leadership at Danos believes technology will transform the oil industry. To thrive in the midst of that change, Louisiana-based Danos is actively focused on how to use technology to help customers work more efficiently and cost-effectively…

Dongfang Topside Floated Out in China

Sep 05, 2019

Heavy lift and transport company ALE said it performed an 18,000t topside load-out and floatover transportation from a yard in Zhuhai, China. The topside will form part of a new offshore platform in the Dongfang gas fields in the South China Sea to support natural gas development in the region…

Valeport Sensor Technology for Freedom ROV/AUV

Sep 05, 2019

Valeport sensor technology has been selected by Oceaneering International for integration into its subsea Freedom vehicles.  Oceaneering’s next generation hybrid ROV, Freedom, will be fitted with Valeport Bathypack, Altimeter and Hyperion Fluorometer sensors…

Fred. Olsen: A BOLT from the Blue

Sep 04, 2019

Fred. Olsen has been working on a wave energy design called BOLT. It’s based on a floating platform attached to the seabed via moorings that are in turn attached to a specialized winch line product, which wind in and out of winches (one to three…

Saipem: Moving from Concept to Reality

Sep 03, 2019

In June, the Hydrone R started a six-month trial in Saipem’s underwater “play park” near Trieste, northeast Italy. Later in the year, or early next year, its FlatFish design is also expected to enter the water, ahead of deep-water trials in 2021…

OPT: Powering Autonomy

Sep 02, 2019

In some cases, resident underwater vehicles may not have access to power, so alternative power sources may be needed.New Jersey, US, based Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has been a leading company in this area, working with Italian oil company Eni…

Saab Seaeye: Doing It for Real

Sep 01, 2019

Sweden’s Saab Seaeye has been one of those driving the vehicle side of the subsea resident vehicle equation – for at least 10 years.The firm has some 50% of the world market of electric remote operated vehicles (ROV) and it has delivered more than 1…

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