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Subsea Vehicles: To Be (resident), or Not to Be?

Oct 11, 2021

That’s the question? Or, more specifically, are there alternative ways of delivering robotics to where they’re needed without having to have seabed docking stations? Elaine Maslin takes a look.  The idea for some kind of resident subsea vehicle has been around for some time. From BP’s considerations in 1986 for an integrated ROV launch system onboard the SWOPS oil production system to support subsea…

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…

ROVs: Time for Renewal in the Work Class world?

Aug 17, 2021

There are tentative signs of the start of a renewal in the work class ROV fleet. But what form will it take?The work class ROV (WCROV) market has taken something of a battering over the past few years. The 2014 downturn and then a pandemic has…

OTC & Offshore Innovation: From Sarajevo with L(ament)ove

Aug 06, 2021

As the world has been shut down in stages due to COVID for the past 18 months, the same can’t be said for innovators in the offshore energy sector, many of whom will be honored in Houston August 16-19, 2021, with an OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award…

Brownfield Boost: Vigdis Gets a Subsea (Pump) Lift

Aug 06, 2021

The Vigdis subsea field in the North Sea has produced oil via the Snorre field for 24 years, and when it came on stream in 1997, it was projected to produce 200 million barrels.To date, according to Equinor, it has produced twice that amount…

Artemis vCompact ROV designed to Access Tight Spots

Aug 05, 2021

TSC Subsea designed a new ROV-deployed automated scanning tool to address the challenge of carrying out tight access field joint inspection through difficult to penetrate pipeline coating.Artemis vCompact, a smaller, lightweight, more-flexible version of the standard Artemis…

Subsea Tech: Taking 3D Printing to the Seabed

Aug 04, 2021

Underwater pipeline repair is an unavoidable and also fairly intensive activity within the offshore industry. There’s a lot of it on the seabed, some of it is old and/or subject to corrosive substances and even damage by anchor or trawler gear…

Data & Design: The Twin Approach to Solving Subsea Cable Failure

Jun 10, 2021

In past decades, the UK has established itself as an underwater technology pioneer with 40% of the global market share. The North Sea oil and gas sector has fueled a great deal of this innovation to date. Still, as the energy transition accelerates…

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…

PanGeo Subsea Delivers Sub Bottom Imager for Formosa 2 Depth of Burial Survey

May 03, 2021

Sub-Seabed 3D Acoustic Imaging Technology Enters Taiwan Market to Support Jan De Nul’s Offshore Wind Farm DevelopmentsPanGeo Subsea introduced its patented Sub-Bottom Imager (SBI) to Taiwan to deliver sub-seabed imaging for Jan de Nul, in support of Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project…

Can the Subsea Factory Support a Net Zero World?

Apr 29, 2021

Mads Hjelmeland is passionate about subsea processing. It’s a subject close to his heart in his role as managing director, Processing Systems, OneSubsea. But it’s more than just a recovery enhancing technology to Mads. Subsea processing is central…

Subsea Tiebacks: A Troll with a Kinder Surprise

Apr 25, 2021

Equinor’s Troll Phase 3 project has been described as a real Kinder surprise. It’s Equinor’s most profitable project ever and comes with a minimum CO2 intensity for an offshore project. Elaine Maslin takes a look.Later this year, Norway’s Equinor…

DIGITALIZATION: ROCS Helps Aker BP Move "Tons of Equipment" off the Rig

Mar 01, 2021

Optime’s subsea system, Remotely Operated Controls System (ROCS) has completed a successful subsea operation for Aker BP, the company reports. The ROCS is designed to eliminate the umbilical during well completions, and it was deployed during…

Sonardyne Suite for Dive Technologies’ AUV

Jan 12, 2021

Dive Technologies of Quincy, Mass., selected a suite of Sonardyne technologies for navigation, tracking and control of its large displacement DIVE-LD autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) program.Founded in 2018, Dive Technologies’ rapid development…

Subsea Technology: Remote Power, On Demand

Jan 06, 2021

Taking the power to where you want it is another option – perhaps not for compression or pumping system, but potentially for monitoring, inspection, and even intervention systems, such as resident robotics concepts.It’s an idea some have been looking at…

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