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Kongsberg Unveils HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV

Dec 05, 2018

A new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) system rolled out today by Norwegian-based Kongsberg Maritime offers significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities.The new HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV system builds upon the existing HUGIN technology platform with some of Kongsberg's latest technologies, including the new HISAS 1032 Dual Receiver Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) which generates approximately 1…

Saipem to Advance Shell's FlatFish Technology

Jan 09, 2019

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem said it will work with Shell to further enhance key features of the oil major’s proprietary subsea autonomous vehicle, FlatFish.Since March 2018, Saipem has been the sole developer of FlatFish technology for Shell…

iXblue Partners with Forssea

Jan 07, 2019

iXblue, a designer and manufacturer of advanced navigation, imagery and subsea positioning solutions, said it has joined forces with Forssea, a robotics startup that develops autonomous docking underwater technologies, to bring more agile and cost-effective subsea operations…

Forum Unveils New eROV

Jan 07, 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies' recently launched XLe Spirit is the first observation-class electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to utilize Forum’s Integrated Control Engine (ICE) to bring greater functionality commonly only found in larger work-class vehicles…

Modus Completes Vashishta Trenching

Dec 10, 2018

Modus Seabed Intervention Limited said it has trenched to specification the ONGC Vashishta pipelines and umbilical offshore India for McDermott International.The work scope included the trenching and surveying of two 18-kilometer pipelines with outside diameters of up to 579 millimeters…

Rovco Awarded Funding for 3D Visualization Project

Dec 10, 2018

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic survey company Rovco predicts its integrated technology that utilizes advanced 3D computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) systems with ROV platforms could transform the way…

Seatools Unveils New Deepwater Excavator

Dec 05, 2018

Subsea technology company Seatools has introduced the Carrera E 3D motion-controlled precision flow excavation spread. The 630+ kW, all-electric deepwater excavator features Seatools’ advanced ROV DP technology and sets the stage for better accuracy…

Petrus: Brazil's Local IMR Specialists

Dec 05, 2018

Specialized offshore services provider Petrus Group was founded in Macaé, on the North Coast of Rio de Janeiro, the acknowledged oil capital of Brazil in 2009, during the oil boom caused by the early pre-salt discoveries. The company has since grown steadily in Brazil…

Autonomous Subsea Pipeline Inspection

Dec 04, 2018

Swire Seabed said it completed autonomous inspection of offshore pipeline systems for Equinor in October 2018 utilizing Kongsberg Maritime’s Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).The inspections were performed on three pipelines between Kollsnes and Troll A…

Forum Taps Gaut as CEO

Dec 03, 2018

Houston based Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. announced Monday that C. Christopher Gaut will return to the role of Chief Executive Officer to replace outgoing CEO Prady Iyyanki. Gaut will continue to serve as Chairman of the BoardGaut, a seasoned oil and gas industry executive…

Leak-free ROV Tooling for Deepwater Operations

Nov 21, 2018

As the Brazilian oil and gas market emerges from a four year crisis, with expanded oil block tenders including the high quality/high yield pre-salt plays desired by most major IOCs, new subsea solutions are required to increase operational efficiency while decreasing costs…

ROVOP Names Lamont Non-executive Director

Nov 20, 2018

Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) services provider ROVOP announced the appointment of David Lamont as a non-executive director.Lamont has over 35 years of industry experience in the oil and gas sector. After starting his career at Schlumberger where he worked for 18 years…

Rovco Grows Its Team

Nov 14, 2018

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic survey company Rovco said on Wednesday that it has established a dedicated business development team to support its growth plans as it looks to increase its presence in key international markets…

ROVOP Opens Middle East Hub

Nov 13, 2018

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services provider ROVOP said it has expanded in the Middle East, opening a new base in the region.Two senior staff members, operations director Doug Middleton and business development consultant Michael O’Donnell…

IKM Wins ROV Contract from AKOFS

Nov 12, 2018

IKM Subsea said it has been selected to provide remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services as part of AKOFS Offshore's five + three year light well intervention (LWI) services contract on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) from Equinor…

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