ROV Planet Articles

New from Coda Octopus: Seabed Classification Software

11.12.2019
Coda Octopus is excited to release the beta version of our new software package for automated seabed classification. Integrated within our industry proven Survey Engine® range, this new software automatically interprets users' sidescan sonar data to detect and classify different seabed types.

Maersk Drilling signs up Halliburton and Petrofac for the Seapulse exploration drilling programme

11.12.2019
Maersk Drilling has signed agreements with Halliburton and Petrofac to collaborate on the exploration programme to be delivered under Maersk Drilling’s master alliance agreement with Seapulse.

Ocean Infinity to Perform 2D High-Resolution Seismic Survey in Angola

10.12.2019
Ocean Infinity, the next generation sub-sea technology and data company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola, one of the main branches of Total, a major energy player worldwide.

Sonardyne proves new long-endurance navigation capabilities in Loch Ness

10.12.2019
New standards in long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning have been set following the successful completion of a joint project led by subsea technology specialist Sonardyne International Ltd., with partners the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and L3Harris.

Equinor strengthens its position in Polish offshore wind market

10.12.2019
On 10 December Equinor completed the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia. The company now has an interest in all three Bałtyk offshore wind development projects (MFW Bałtyk III, MFW Bałtyk II i MFW Bałtyk I.).

2G Robotics Officially Releases Micro Inspection Skid

10.12.2019
2G Robotics has officially released the Micro Inspection Skid, a new laser survey skid for Inspection Class ROVs developed in partnership with iXblue and Nortek. This all-in-one integrated skid delivers high accuracy inspection capabilities with subsea dynamic laser scanning to enable survey and inspection by low cost vehicles.

Subsea UK announces new board for 2020

09.12.2019
Following a ballot at its AGM last week, Subsea UK has announced a new board of senior subsea leaders with a mix of expertise and knowledge across all sectors of the industry.

His Majesty the King will open Johan Sverdrup

09.12.2019
On 7 January next year, His Majesty the King will perform the official opening of the Johan Sverdrup field centre. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg will also be present.

Phoenix Divers Assist with Airplane Recovery

07.12.2019
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) divers were recently contracted by Blount Brothers Construction to assist with the recovery of an aircraft that crashed and sank in the Red River on Sunday, November 24.

RUD ROV Hooks for Subsea Installations

06.12.2019
Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) used four 10-tonne capacity remotely operated vehicle (ROV) hooks from RUD to fulfill two major subsea contracts recently—both in the Gulf of Mexico. The products were sourced from RUD distributor LiftPull.


Deepocean Awarded Contract for IMR Services by Equinor in 2020

06.12.2019
DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding AS (DeepOcean), has been awarded a contract by Equinor for subsea IRM services in 2020.

Fugro performs first deepwater AUV and geotechnical site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum

06.12.2019
Fugro has successfully completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP). Ceri Powell, BSP’s Managing Director, delivered a congratulatory note acknowledging the quality of Fugro’s work and HSSE leadership shown throughout the campaign. BSP’s Project Lead Bilman Pardomuan Hutabarat commented: “This campaign was the first deepwater survey project for Shell in Brunei and its success will lead to many more deepwater programmes.”

Future Korean submarine rescue capability to be supported by Sonardyne

04.12.2019
Underwater positioning and tracking technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. is to be used to support search and recovery operations undertaken by the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) new auxiliary submarine rescue ship (ASR-II).

Mako 4K – Standalone Programmable 4K Mini-Camera Released

04.12.2019
Seeing the need for a simple, ultra-compact standalone 4K UHD camera, Arctic Rays, LLC has released Mako for use on multiple platforms, including ROVs, HOVs, ASVs, landers and fixed platforms.

NOVACAVI addressing aquaculture ROV systems challenges

04.12.2019
Monitoring and maintaining aquaculture infrastructures with remote operated vehicles inspection technology must be supported by reliable and resilient cables to withstand regular use in fish farming underwater facilities.

Hydroid Integrates HISAS 2040 Module with In-Mission Processor onto a REMUS 600 UUV

03.12.2019
The in-mission processor allows real-time processing of HISAS data, allowing operators to download high-resolution images immediately when the vehicle returns from its mission.

IT²EC 2020 will take place 28-30 April at ExCel, London

02.12.2019
IT²EC, the international forum for the military simulation, training and education community, is pleased to announce that the 2020 conference theme has been finalised.

Rovco Launches World’s First Live 3D Subsea Streaming Technology

02.12.2019
In a world-first, subsea technology company Rovco has launched “SubSLAM Live” a 3D Streaming technology which allows clients to video and live stream 3D underwater pointclouds to any device in the world.
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