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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)…

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 Orders Two SEA-KIT USVs

Aug 04, 2020

Dutch offshore surveying services provider Fugro has ordered two 12-meter SEA-KIT X class uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), with one bound for their Asia-Pacific region and the other for North Sea operations.Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Director Remote Inspection at Fugro…

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…

Tech File: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion for Crew-less Vessels

Jul 22, 2020

The move to autonomy on the world's waterways is undeniable, with the direction clear, the pace hazy. What is clear is the need for reliable, fuel efficient propulsion, and last month Torqueedo announced a deal to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems to power XOCEAN’s XO-450 USV…

Ocean Infinity Completes Guyana Survey for ExxonMobil

Jul 16, 2020

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has completed its survey project for ExxonMobil, within the enormous Stabroek block offshore Guyana, where the oil giant has over the recent few years discovered more than 8 billion barrels of oil.The project…

Belov Engenharia Orders Four Saab Seaeye ROVs

Jun 24, 2020

Four Saab Seaeye 3000m rated electric Leopard work vehicles have been ordered by Belov Engenharia for Petrobras operations in Brazil.“The Leopard was chosen for its compact size to power ratio,” says Belov’s Director of Operations, André Weber Carneiro…

Fugro Says Completes Middle East's First Uncrewed Geophysical Route Survey

Jun 23, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has said it has completed the Middle East’s first fully autonomous geophysical shallow-water route survey. Controlled from the remote operations center in Abu Dhabi, an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) captured…

Seamec Awards Fugro a 3-Year IRM Deal Offshore India

Jun 18, 2020

Dutch offshore services company Fugro has won a 3-year inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract with Seamec in India.Under the contract, Fugro will support Seamec's asset management project for oil company  ONGC off the west coast of India…

VIDEO: Drone Inspects FPSO Tank. It Could Soon Do It On Its Own

Jun 09, 2020

Autonomous drones could soon be used for tank inspections on offshore installations, with data immediately analyzed by AI. This would boost safety and cut costs, as the need for scaffolding, and for technicians climbing on an into tanks for inspection would be eliminated…

Forum Energy Technologies Pushes for Growth in Asia

Jun 08, 2020

Forum Energy Technologies, a provider of remotely operated vehicles for the offshore energy industry, is expanding its offering in Asia.The company has signed an agreement with Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd to represent Forum…

Kongsberg's LARS for Ocean Infinity's Armada Robotic Ships

Jun 05, 2020

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has signed its first contract for its ROV launch & recovery system (LARS) specifically designed to handle remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from unmanned vessels.The contract has been signed with Ocean Infinity, who…

Flooded Member Detection Using ROVs

Jun 04, 2020

VideoRay, a global leader in inspection-class ROVs, has implemented the new ISFMD Flooded Member Detection (FMD) system manufactured by Impact Subsea, a UK-based subsea technology company specializing in high-performance sensors, as an available…

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