ROV Planet Articles

Matthew Long Promoted to Corporate Vice President

01.01.2020
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announces that Matthew Long has been promoted to Corporate Vice President. Matthew will retain his current duties as General Manager of Phoenix’s Largo, MD operations, and in his additional role as Corporate VP will assume responsibilities for company-wide financial forecasting, reporting and budgeting.

Fugro Becomes Sole Shareholder of Seabed Geosolutions

30.12.2019
Seabed Geosolutions remains asset held for sale. Fugro has entered into an agreement to acquire CGG’s 40% shareholding in Seabed Geosolutions and to terminate the Seabed Geosolutions’ joint venture agreement effective December 30, 2019 in exchange for a cash consideration of USD 35 million, paid by CGG before year-end 2019.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

24.12.2019
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kership chooses iXblue to equip three new OPV 87 for the Argentine Navy

19.12.2019
Kership, a joint venture founded by Naval Group and Piriou, and specializing in military shipbuilding, has selected iXblue navigation solutions to equip the three new offshore patrol vessels (OPV 87 type) being built for the Argentine Navy. The Marins inertial navigation systems and Netans data distribution units (DDU) will provide the navigation for these three future ships.

Forum upgrades hyperbaric testing facility to reduce operational time by more than 35%

17.12.2019
Forum Energy Technologies has completed a three-month upgrade to its hyperbaric testing facility, which will result in an operational time saving to clients of more than 35%.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore China

17.12.2019
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC), for CNOOC’s Lingshui 17-2 Gas Field Development Project - Steel Catenary Risers Installation Services. The field is located in the South China Sea approximately 150km offshore Sanya, Hainan province.

Maersk Drilling Awarded Three-well Contract Offshore Trinidad by BP

17.12.2019
Maersk Drilling has secured a three-well contract for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer with BP for development drilling at the Matapal project offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

Fugro Awarded 5-Year Hydrographic Services Contract by NOAA

16.12.2019
Fugro has been awarded a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic surveying services in the US. The contract was issued by NOAA’s National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, to support the creation and maintenance of highly accurate nautical charts.

New Multi-billion Agreements for Safety and Automation Systems

16.12.2019
A new compensation format will help improve efficiency as Equinor awards new framework agreements for safety and automation systems with five suppliers.

Robert Gordon's College Wins Top Prize at Final of Techfest's Stem in the Pipeline Oil and Gas Challenge

13.12.2019
Pupils from Robert Gordon’s College have excelled in this year’s STEM in the Pipeline competition, which tasked them with finding a solution to an oil and gas challenge.


Power quality monitoring from Bender UK proves a vital tool for ROV operators

13.12.2019
Power quality monitoring equipment from Bender UK is being used by a global subsea ROV operator to verify the integrity of power supplies offshore.

C-Kore Presents at Conference in Rio

13.12.2019
C-Kore Systems, a UK company, recently presented their Subsea Testing Tool technology at the well-attended 1st Subsea & Drilling Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Neodrill and Intermoor sign Global Cooperation Agreement Facilitating Local Project Execution

12.12.2019
Agreement will see InterMoor support Neodrill with local project execution and installation support InterMoor has over 15 offices worldwide and is a specialist in providing mooring, foundations and subsea installation services.

Aker Solutions to Provide Subsea Production System for Phase Two of Aker BP's Ærfugl

12.12.2019
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract from Aker BP to deliver the subsea production system for the second phase of the Ærfugl development offshore Norway.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway

12.12.2019
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by Aker BP for the Ærfugl Phase 2 gas field development, located approximately 210km west of Sandnessjøen in the Norwegian Sea.

Partnership Between Blue Robotics and Outland Technology Yields a New Surface Power Supply for the BlueROV2

12.12.2019
Torrance based Blue Robotics announced their newest product, the Outland Technology Power Supply for the BlueROV2, which was developed and manufactured by Outland Technology of Slidell, Louisiana. The Outland Technology Power Supply (OTPS) provides a solution to power the BlueROV2 through the tether cable, eliminating the need for batteries and allowing it to be operated indefinitely. The OTPS is available immediately from Blue Robotics, starting at $11,300 for a complete system.

OPITO announces transformative investment in Aberdeen Science Centre

11.12.2019
The OPITO Theatre of Energy’ to be unveiled when redeveloped venue opens in 2020 OPITO has invested more than £600,000 in an immersive and educational energy theatre which will be unveiled at Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) when it reopens in summer 2020, following a multi-million-pound redevelopment.

Finalists announced for Subsea UK awards

11.12.2019
The finalists have been announced for next year’s Subsea UK awards, which recognise the companies and individuals leading the way in the UK’s £7.5billion subsea sector.
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