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Subsea Technology and the New Routes to Residency

Sep 22, 2020

Efforts to increase remote capability often go hand in hand with increasing ROV residency. But exactly what form residency takes is diverging. Elaine Maslin takes a look.Dial back the clock five years and there was a movement towards an idea dubbed subsea resident remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The idea, in simple terms, is that you increase ROV availability and reduce cost and carbon emissions by having the vehicle permanently based subsea in underwater garages…

VIDEO: Barcode Tags Could Cut Subsea Pipeline Inspection Costs

Sep 24, 2020

A pipeline inspection solution combining subsea drones and the use of visual markers - barcodes - on the pipelines themselves could drive down the costs of subsea pipeline inspections.The solutions is being developed by tubular solutions firm Vallourec…

Van Oord Deploys Giant Trencher to Bury Offshore Wind Cables in North Sea

Sep 23, 2020

Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord has deployed a large remotely operated trencher called Deep Dig-It off the Dutch coast to bury offshore wind farm cables 5,5 meters deep into the seabed.The trencher has been deployed as part of…

Film-Ocean Expands ROV Fleet

Sep 21, 2020

Film-Ocean, a UK-based ROV services provider has expanded its fleet by adding another Quasar 150HP Workclass ROV system.  'This significant investment is part of Film-Ocean's fleet expansion strategy, which has seen four ROV systems added to the fleet over the past 12 months…

C-Innovation Installs Stem Clamps on BP's Mad Dog Spar

Sep 04, 2020

Subsea ROV services provider C-Innovation has installed several stem clamps for BP under the Mad Dog Spar platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Informing of the completion of the project for BP, C-Innovation said it had used its subsea inspection…

Panther Wins GOM Pipeline Inspection Deal

Sep 03, 2020

ACSM chose an electric Saab Seaeye Panther XT robotic vehicle for pipeline inspection in the Gulf of Mexico. The Panther inspected 261 pipelines totalling 2,340 km in four fields in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), at depths ranging from 15 to 130 metres…

Blue Logic Wins ONS Award for Subsea Docking Station for ROVs

Sep 01, 2020

Underwater technology company Blue Logic has won the Innovation Award 2020 from Norway's ONS, for the development of an open-standard subsea docking station for underwater vehicles.The award, given in the small and medium-sized enterprises category…

Petrobras Awards Fugro Three Long-Term ROV Contracts

Aug 26, 2020

Dutch offshore services company Fugro has won three long-term contracts by Petrobras to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services for a variety of subsea activities in Brazil.'All three contracts are for 3-year firm periods with additional 1-year options…

USS Delivers Unmanned Surface Vessel to Tetra Tech

Aug 26, 2020

UK-based Unmanned Survey Solutions has delivered an Inception Class MKII semi-autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) to consulting and engineering company Tetra Tech.According to USS, the Inception Class MKII USV is a sensor agnostic, semi…

IEV Wins Pipeline Inspection Gig Offshore Malaysia

Aug 25, 2020

Subsea services provider IEV has been awarded an advanced inspection solutions contract in Malaysia.The contract, accepted by IEV Malaysia last Friday, was awarded by an unnamed oil and gas (“O&G”) services provider.IEV said the contract was…

Film-Ocean Launches Compact ROV LARS

Aug 21, 2020

Film-Ocean, a provider of ROV solutions for the offshore energy sector, has recently built what it says is a compact ROV launch and recovery system (LARS).  'The LARS system is a versatile deployment solution for platform-based ROV operations…

DOF Subsea Wins 'Key Award' with Chevron in Australia

Aug 07, 2020

Oslo-listed subsea services and vessels company DOF Subsea has been awarded an IMR Services contract with Chevron in Australia. It has also won a moorings replacement deal in Southeast Asia.DOF Subsea will support Chevron's North-West Shelf and near-shore subsea assets in Australia with DP Vessels…

Fugro ROV Supports North Sea Link Cable Installation

Aug 07, 2020

Fugro has completed a contract for Nexans to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and monitoring support services to lay the North Sea Link cable through a mountain and along a lakebed in Norway.National Grid NSN Link Ltd and Statnett…

Reach Subsea Adds to Its ROV Backlog

Aug 05, 2020

Reach Subsea, Oslo-listed subsea services provider for the offshore energy sector, has added to its contract backlog.The company had in its 1Q 2020 report said that it had secured 750 project days (representing 1,250 ROV days) for the remainder of 2020…

Fugro Conducts 'First Fully Remote Inspection' of Offshore Platform in UK

Aug 04, 2020

Dutch offshore services provider Fugro said Tuesday it had delivered 'the first fully remote inspection of an oil and gas platform in UK waters.'The operation took place 250 km east of Scotland, using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and Fugro’s remote operations center (ROC) in Aberdeen…

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