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Fugro, Shell partner for XPRIZE

Feb 16, 2017

Fugro announced a partnership with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE to support the oil major's global, three-year ocean mapping competition. The competition is looking for rapid, unmanned and high resolution ocean mapping technologies…

Wärtsilä, PGS ink vessel service agreement

Feb 15, 2017

Wärtsilä and PGS Geophysical have signed a service agreement that makes Wärtsilä the preferred service supplier for engines and other Wärtsilä equipment. According to the agreement, Wärtsilä will take care of the maintenance of engines and…

Oceaneering wins Maersk newbuild deal

Feb 14, 2017

Oceaneering International signed a long-term agreement with Mærsk Supply Service to provide eight work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), survey and associated services, including subsea tooling, engineering, communication and data solutions…

Polarcus bags West Africa 4D

Feb 09, 2017

Polarcus has received a letter of award for a 4D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. The project is due to start in Q2 2017 and will run for approximately one month.

DeepOcean completes Ghana 3D laser survey

Feb 08, 2017

DeepOcean subsidiary, ADUS DeepOcean, completed a 3D laser survey offshore Ghana, which has led to a further three-year contract for DeepOcean Ghana Ltd. The recent climate in the oil and gas industry has sharpened the need for cost effective…

Cable protection

Feb 01, 2017

Using expertise developed for the oil and gas industry, Seaproof Solutions has carved out a market in offshore wind. Seaproof’s J-tube interface. Images from Seaproof Solutions. In a short period of time…

Plenty of fish in the sea?

Feb 01, 2017

North Sea decommissioning is finally happening and it means some difficult questions are starting to be asked about what should be left behind and what might benefit sea life. Elaine Maslin explores the details. Shoal…

Oceaneering wins Statoil E-ROV contract

Jan 31, 2017

Statoil has awarded a subsidiary of Oceaneering International a technology development contract to provide the development, manufacturing, testing, and mobilization of a self-contained, battery-powered work class remotely operated vehicle (E-ROV) system deployed on the seabed of the North Sea…

Webtool features cable gripper at Subsea Expo

Jan 10, 2017

Webtool, a hydraulic cutting tools provider, will highlight its latest cable gripper and retrieval tools, and electrically operated subsea cutters at Subsea Expo 2017.  The stand will feature the Webtool cable gripper, which allows the…

SMD completes 6000m Curvetech testing

Jan 10, 2017

Following the award of an order from Shanghai Salvage for a 6000m Quasar Work Class ROV (remotely operated vehicle), SMD engineers have successfully completed work on the associated Curvetech subsea components to assure maximum working depth up to 6000m…

Mermaid extends Resolution charter

Jan 03, 2017

Mermaid Maritime’s Indonesian business unit PT Seascape Surveys Indonesia has agreed an additional one-year charter for the DP2 multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) Resolution. The Resolution is a remotely operated vehicle and air diving support vessel…

Internet of autonomy

Jan 01, 2017

Unmanned autonomous systems and the internet of things are two phrases that are bandied about a lot. But, it’s not so often that they have come together and within the marine environment in a project involving offshore industry players – albeit those who also have a foot in the defense sector…

Herding AUVs

Jan 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin reports on the launch of a new concept in AUV deployment, which sees six vehicles deployed in conjunction with USVs. The multi-AUV concept. Image from Swire Seabed. It…

Autonomous and ready to work

Jan 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin profiles some of the projects moving forward that pledge to deliver autonomous underwater vehicles for life of field operations. Modus’ AUV launch and recovery system, designed and built by Osbit…

Remote Supervision

Jan 01, 2017

Richard Mills, of Kongsberg Maritime, discusses survey class AUVs and USVs. Workers ready Hugin AUV. Photo from Kongsberg Maritime. The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) market…

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