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Swire Seabed Orders a HUGIN AUV

Jan 17, 2019

Bergen based Swire Seabed has ordered its first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), a HUGIN system configured for commercial survey applications from manufacturer Kongsberg Maritime, the firm announced Thursday.According to Swire Seabed, the…

Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

Jan 16, 2019

U.S. based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced Wednesday that its Brazilian partner has been awarded a contract to provide high-resolution hydrographic mapping services to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras…

Fugro deploys second vessel for Gigante Survey

Jun 29, 2016

Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting survey for multiclient geoscience data company, TGS. Both Fugro vessels…

The need for speed

May 01, 2016

There’s a war on: who can produce the fastest inspection ROV with the highest quality data? Elaine Maslin explains. The Surveyor Interceptor. Image from MMT.  Is it a bird, is it a plane…

Horizon adds new geoscience vessel

Aug 07, 2015

UAE-headquartered Horizon Geosciences has added a new vessel to its fleet for work in the North Sea and West Africa. A multi-disciplinary IMCA and OVID approved DP1 survey vessel with a proven track record in the North Sea and Arctic…

Fugro awarded BG International MBES survey

Aug 03, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a contract by BG International Ltd. Sucursal Honduras to conduct an integrated multibeam echosounder (MBES) survey and seabed coring campaign over its offshore acreage (block) in the Honduran Caribbean. As part of BG’s exploration license commitments…

Fugro Americas completes first job

Jul 09, 2015

On 11 June 2015, Fugro’s premier geophysical survey vessel, the Fugro Americas, successfully completed a data-collection project for a geochemical coring campaign in the Caribbean. The project marks the maiden voyage of the new-build vessel…

Fugro takes delivery of newbuild

Mar 24, 2015

Fugro took delivery of the Fugro Americas, a newbuild shallow draft survey vessel this month. The Fugro Americas. From Fugro.   Custom designed to Fugro’s specifications, the vessel…

Fugro wins Statoil, Gassco pipeline inspection contract

Mar 13, 2015

Statoil Petroleum and Gassco awarded the 2015 annual pipeline inspection contract to Fugro. The Geo Prospector. From Fugro.   The contract covers inspection of defined sections of subsea…

Testing the waters

Oct 03, 2014

Elaine Maslin reports on Subsea 7’s new autonomous inspection vehicle and an AUV specification that has been put out for tender by French major Total. Subsea 7’s AIV. Images from Subsea 7.  Life-of-field autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)…

Gearing up for growth

Apr 01, 2012

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies is the relatively small group, with a current roster of around 300 people, spun off from parent group Kongsberg Maritime a year or two ago. Having merged its drilling and production units into a single division early this year…

Sea change

Jul 07, 2011

The proliferation of modern specialist vessels serving just about every sector of the offshore oil & gas business has not gone unnoticed by traditional shipping industry equipment and service providers, as was plain to see at the 2011 Nor-Shipping event in Oslo late May…

Firms & Faces - OE July 2010

Jul 09, 2010

firmsAker Solutions subsidiary STEP Offshore has been awarded exclusive rights to sell Derrick Equipment's solids control equipment and related products in Europe. The agreement is valid for capital equipment such as shale shakers, mud cleaners…

Products in review / March 2010 OE

Mar 02, 2010

Shortening the data commuteDynamic Drilling Systems (DDS) is gearing up to begin production of its new Apollo Dart drilling software, which will be able to provide data within milliseconds, the company’s president Bob Sage announced during the recent IADC/SPE drilling conference in New Orleans…

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