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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…

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…

Petronas to Increase Role of Renewables in its Portfolio as it Posts Quarterly Loss

Sep 04, 2020

Malaysian state-owned energy giant Petroliam Nasional Berhad said on Friday it would reshape its portfolio after reporting its first quarterly loss in nearly five years following a coronavirus-related demand slump and lower oil prices.Petronas…

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…

SMD Wins Subsea Plow Order

Sep 03, 2020

UK-based subsea vehicle manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has secured a new contract to deliver a subsea plow to a subsea cabling company.SMD said Thursday that, as part of the contract, it would supply its MD3-XT plow, capable of trenching up to 3…

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…

Dutch Shipyard Wins Contract to Build New Vessel Type, "Monomaran Crewtender"

Aug 28, 2020

Coastwise Offshore Services and Next Generation Shipyards signed a contract for the building of a new type of vessel, an aluminum vessel for the offshore wind-industry, with an option for three additional vessels. The signing took place at Next Generation Shipyards on Lauwersoog…

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…

Indonesian Regulators Approve Paus Biru Gas Field Plan

Aug 26, 2020

Indonesian oil and gas regulators have approved the plan of development of the Paus Biru offshore gas field in the East Java Basin.The field is located in the Medco-operated Sampang offshore block, in the Madura Strait,  off Madura Island, Indonesia…

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…

Benthic's Seabed Drilling System to Drill at Petrobras' Mero Field

Aug 20, 2020

Offshore geotechnical services company Benthic will be deploying a remotely operated seabed drilling system off Brazil, as part of a contract awarded by the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras.Petrobras has hired Benthic to carry out geotechnical…

Sea-Kit's Uncrewed Surface Vessel Ends 22-Day Offshore Mission

Aug 18, 2020

Maxlimer, a 12-meter uncrewed surface vessel (USV) owned by SEA-KIT returned to Plymouth, England on Friday after 22 days of remote survey operations on Europe’s continental margin.The project has been dubbed a major achievement for the British…

SMD to Supply ROV for Petrovietnam Subsidiary

Aug 10, 2020

U.K.-based Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD) said it has won a multimillion-dollar contract to supply a medium-sized work class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to PTSC GEOS & SUBSEA SERVICES CO., LTD., (PTSC G&S), a subsidiary of Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC)…

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