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Raising the Pipeline Inspection Game

Jan 20, 2020

There’s a shake-up happening in the pipeline inspections business. More evolved remotely operated vehicles (ROV), digital aspirations and unmanned surface vessels (USV) are driving a new era of data acquisition and deliverables.It’s offering something of a revolution in the amount of new insights that operators can acquire on their pipelines, while reducing offshore campaign time.Some of those operating in the space are Equinor…

Mapping in the Cloud

Mar 13, 2020

How cloud-based computing is transforming subsea surveyDigitalization has revolutionized the world, and hydrographic survey techniques are no exception. While advances in mechanical design have enabled the survey of increasingly remote locations…

UTEC Wraps Survey Work for McDermott

Feb 25, 2020

On 25 February, UTEC, a global surveying company in the Acteon subsea services group, completed consecutive as-built and post-construction, anchor-debris-clearance surveys using remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for McDermott International.UTEC…

Kongsberg Sells HUGIN AUV System to NIOT

Feb 20, 2020

Norwegian technology enterprise Kongsberg Maritime announced that contracts have been signed for the sale of a HUGIN AUV System to the Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), located in Chennai, India.According to a statement from Kongsberg Maritime India…

Mapping in the Cloud

Feb 19, 2020

How cloud-based computing is transforming subsea surveyDigitalization has revolutionized the world, and hydrographic survey techniques are no exception. While advances in mechanical design have enabled the survey of increasingly remote locations…

Hybrid Autonomous Systems Evolve

Jan 23, 2020

Marine autonomous systems and combinations of such systems are being increasingly put to the test in the offshore space. Elaine Maslin looks at how hybrid remote and autonomous systems are now being tested.Concepts like resident subsea vehicles…

Mayflower Wind Survey Wraps Up

Oct 22, 2019

Marine surveyor TerraSond said it has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.Over the two-month campaign, which began in July 2019, TerraSond, an Acteon company, acquired…

Fugro Completes GoM Surveys for Shell

Oct 10, 2019

Fugro said it has completed several deepwater geophysical surveys in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell.The project required data collection over multiple deepwater lease blocks in the greater Perdido and Mars development areas to support clearance of potential environmental…

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…

Fugro Surveys Petronas Acreage

Sep 02, 2019

Dutch multinational geo-data specialist Fugro has completed the second of three Malaysian seep hunting and geochemical campaigns for Malaysian oil and gas company ‘Petronas’.According to the provider of geotechnical, survey, subsea, and geoscience services…

iXblue Wins OWF Survey in France

Jun 13, 2019

iXblue said its Sea Operations division has been selected by developer EOLFI to conduct the geophysical survey of the future Groix & Belle-Île pilot floating wind farm located in the South of Brittany, off the west coast of France.The survey…

Modus Acquires Second Sabertooth HAUV

May 06, 2019

UK-based underwater vehicle services company Modus Seabed Intervention has agreed with Saab Seaeye to buy its second Sabertooth hybrid autonomous underwater vehicle (HAUV).The 3,000-meter rated Sabertooth will be equipped with extended autonomous…

A Sliding Scale of Residency

Apr 30, 2019

Seabed deployed remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) are already here. Since early last year, IKM Subsea has been operating its Merlin UCV R-ROV (resident ROV) from a cage placed beneath Norwegian operator Equinor’s Snorre B production facility offshore Norway…

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

Feb 15, 2019

Missions—it’s all a question of missions. The mission decides the payload, battery capacity, size and processing power of an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV. King among these is payload, from which market disruption is just waiting to happen…

Teledyne Gavia Unveils 6000m Rated AUV

Feb 05, 2019

Teledyne Gavia announced Tueasday that it will formally introduce its new 6,000 meter rated autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in April.The newly designed SeaRaptor AUV is slated to make its official debut at the Ocean Business trade exhibition in the U…

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