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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, the drone can fit into a backpack, can be remotely controlled, and sends HD video back in real time without any physical connection to the pilot…

Seismic Survey: Bluepulse from Sercel Designed for 'Sensitive' Marine Areas

Oct 19, 2021

Sercel launched Bluepulse, a marine acoustic source that is a purpose-built to help protect marine wildlife from high-frequency emissions while maintaining highly accurate and reliable results for seismic acquisition.Bluepulse is compatible with all existing peripherals…

Intellian, Inmarsat Launch New FleetBroadband Terminals

Oct 19, 2021

Intellian received type approval from Inmarsat for its new FB250 and Fleet One L-band terminals, making it one of the first to market with user terminals for operation on Inmarsat’s catalyst L-band network, ELERA. The FB250 is a multi-functional terminal…

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…

Tech File: A Resident Eyeball ROV

Aug 19, 2021

There's also space in the market for resident observation systems, believe Boxfish Research and Transmark Subsea. The two companies signed a partnership agreement in October 2020 to deliver a fully autonomous resident observation ROV, the ARV-i…

An Industry-First: ABS Reviews Oil States' Deep-sea Mineral Riser System

Jul 22, 2021

In what has been described as an industry first, ABS has design reviewed a deep-sea mineral riser system capable of reaching more than 6,000 meters beneath the sea surface.Developed by Oil States Industries (OSI), the Merlin Deepsea Riser System…

Sonardyne Launches Portable Subsea Tracking System

May 25, 2021

Offshore technology and survey company Sonardyne has launched a new, portable configuration of its shallow water Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system Micro-Ranger 2.'Everything needed to start tracking divers, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous…

Balmoral's System Prevents Offshore Wind Cable Damage

May 20, 2021

Aberdeen-based Balmoral Comtec has noted recent news on offshore wind cable failures, and has offered a solution for the problem in the form of its integrated cable protection stability system.According to the company, its system offers up to…

Tech File: Underwater Unmanned Digital Twinning Project Gets Funding

May 12, 2021

Welaptega, an Ashtead Technology company, launched a $500,000  initiative to develop a product to enable digital twinning of underwater infrastructure.In collaboration with Whitecap Scientific, SubC Imaging, and Nova Scotia Community College SEATAC division…

Tech Files: Offshore Safety Systems & Equipment

May 08, 2021

Safety of workers,structures, equipment and the environment are paramount in any offshore energy project. In the March/April print edition, Offshore Engineer took a look inside some notable newcomers.Wearable tech to boost drill floor safetyHaloGuard…

ARL gets Grant to Develop Seismic Sensor for Flying Node AUV

Apr 21, 2021

Autonomous Robotics Ltd (ARL) has won a grant funded project from  the UK-based OGTC and two European energy companies to develop a bespoke seismic sensor to fit in the company’s autonomous underwater vehicle solution, Flying Node. The project is expected to last 15 months…

Sercel, Kappa Offshore Collaborate on High-Res 3D Marine Seismic Solution

Mar 16, 2021

Sercel and Kappa Offshore Solutions offer PIKSEL, a 'compact' marine seismic solution specially designed for acquiring the seismic data for high-resolution 3D imaging of targeted offshore areas. Using Sercel’s Sentinel streamer technology and…

PPG Debuts Corrosion-fighting Coating

Feb 08, 2021

PPG has unveiled a next-generation, ambient-cure coating engineered for challenging corrosion-under-insulation (CUI) conditions.A high-build product that offers dry film thickness of 10 to 12 mils in a one-coat application, PPG HI-TEMP 1027HD…

Henriksen's New Liferaft Hook Enters Production

Jan 12, 2021

Norway-based Henriksen Hooks said its new Liferaft Release Hook into full production following completion of a prolonged testing program.Now available globally, the new crane hook has been especially developed for launching inflated liferafts…

What's In Store for 2021? More Remote, More Data, More Autonomy

Dec 15, 2020

Late 2018, before net-zero targets had been agreed to by most western energy giants and nations, BP came out with a goal to reach 100% of subsea inspection by marine autonomous systems by 2025.It was a tangible goal then, and it’s one that might…

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