ROV Planet Articles

C-Kore Systems deploys Subsea Monitoring Tools for Shell

24.05.2016
C-Kore Systems Ltd, a UK based company, recently deployed their C-Kore subsea monitoring tools for Shell E&P.

2016 IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Call for Papers

20.05.2016
Every two years the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE OES) sponsors a collaborative workshop to bring together those working in the field of autonomous underwater vehicles. In 2016 this diverse group from around the world will meet in Tokyo, Japan at the University of Tokyo for AUV 2016

N-Sea Offshore - DOF Subsea Cooperation Agreement Announced_FINAL

19.05.2016
Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea and Subsea Projects and Engineering provider, DOF Subsea have entered into a two-year cooperation agreement to provide an Integrated Saturation (SAT) Dive Service. The Cooperation agreement reflects both companies’ strategic decision to increase their overall service offering through Saturation diving across Europe, Africa, and Mediterranean.

Forum Energy Technologies delivers nine of its largest subsea PLR systems to North Africa

19.05.2016
Forum Energy Technologies Inc. has successfully delivered a number of its largest subsea Pig Launchers and Receivers (PLRs) and laydown heads to a project in North Africa. The nine PLRs have been deployed as part of a development of nine subsea wells, which vary from four to 24 inches in size, with water depths ranging from 300 to 800 metres. Manufactured at Forum’s Moffat subsea engineering business in Northumberland, UK, the custom-designed units will be used in the completion of flooding, cleaning, gauging, strength test, intelligent pigging and dewatering activities.

Horizon Launch High Spec Nearshore Survey Boat

17.05.2016
Horizon Geosciences recently launched a bespoke, economical nearshore survey boat in tune with client demand. Weighing only 4 tonnes, the Horizon Echo is a flexible nearshore survey option, suited to a wide range of jobs, remote locations and she’s just about to commence work on her first project in Abu Dhabi.

Topaz secures contract for 15 vessels for oil field in Kazakhstan

17.05.2016
TCO contract worth in excess of US$350 million Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, has in a consortium led by Blue Water Shipping A/S, secured a contract to supply and operate 15 vessels for the Tengizchevroil (TCO) joint venture in Kazakhstan for a contract value in excess of US$350 million.

JFD launches pioneering medical training course to improve diver safety

11.05.2016
JFD, the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has today announced the launch of the Offshore Medic Diving Awareness course at its National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC), Aberdeen. The course has been pioneered by JFD experts at the NHC to drive improvements in safety standards in offshore diving, and will ensure that the designated offshore medic has the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with emergent and potentially life-threatening situations.

SMD Awarded Contract To Further Upgrade The DeepOcean T3200

11.05.2016
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by DeepOcean UK to deliver a mechanical cutting boom and associated cable handling system for the T3200 Tractor. SMD originally delivered the T3200 back in 2008 as the world’s most powerful trenching asset and were subsequently awarded a contract in 2013 to add an interchangeable jet trenching cassette which delivered unrivalled jetting power in softer ground.

Topaz awarded Seatrade “Deal of the Year”

10.05.2016
Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a leading offshore support vessel company, has received the “Deal of the Year” Award at the 2016 Seatrade Global Awards in London, for its contract win with BP Exploration (“Caspian Sea”) Limited (“BP”).

INTECSEA senior vice president joins ITF board

10.05.2016
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has appointed Richard Luff to its board as a non-executive director. A chartered Civil Engineer, Richard has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector and currently serves as INTECSEA’s senior vice president for the Europe and Africa region.

Sonardyne SensorView reduces non-productive rig time at Ichthys

10.05.2016
Software that enables acoustic data to be streamed in real-time from subsea structures as they are installed has helped to reduce non-production time (NPT) for independent oil and gas producer, INPEX, and its survey contractor, Neptune Geomatics, during construction of the Ichthys gas field, offshore Western Australia.

ROCOL adds innovative products to BIOGEN range

10.05.2016
ROCOL, an established manufacturer of lubricants for global industries, has introduced two new products to its environmentally friendly BIOGEN range. BIOGEN Spray and BIOGEN Fluid have been launched to support the BIOGEN WIRESHIELD product, a market-leading success due to its “no compromise” performance and green credentials. All three products provide lubrication for wire ropes and ROV umbilicals across a number of industries including offshore, subsea, port and docks, shipping, dredging, deep sea fishing, mining, construction and general lifting.

OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Monterey - Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended to May 11

10.05.2016
Due to technical issues over the weekend that prevented the online submission of abstracts to our technical progam, we are extending the submission deadline until Wednesday, May 11, 2016. We are writing to you in our capacity as Technical Program Chairmen for the MTS/IEEE OCEANS'16 Conference, to be held in Monterey, California, 19-23 September 2016. OCEANS'16 will be a tremendous opportunity to focus on topics of interest to you in all fields of Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering. We are trying to develop a Technical Program that will appeal to the significant interests.

Forum Subsea Rentals invests in multi-million rental order

10.05.2016
Forum Subsea Rentals, a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., has further strengthened its global offering of state-of-the-art rental equipment by placing a multi-million dollar equipment order with subsea technology provider, Sonardyne International Ltd. This order demonstrates Forum’s commitment to long-term growth and continued investment in new equipment to ensure customers are offered the latest, cost-effective rental solutions coupled with assurance of reduced downtime by utilising new assets.

ROCOL makes key Aberdeen appointment

06.05.2016
International lubricants manufacturer ROCOL has made a key appointment to support its growth objectives in the North Sea oil and gas market. Martin Simpson joins the UK-based business as sales engineer for the offshore and marine sectors, with responsibility for the UK and north-west European market. ROCOL, which has manufactured high-performance lubricants for more than 130 years, supports an international portfolio of customers from a network of 12 offices worldwide.

Ethos Offshore Ltd completes Harkand North America management buy out

06.05.2016
A team led by AJ Jain, Harkand North America Managing Director, has agreed to a management buyout (MBO) of Harkand’s North American and African business. The new company, to be named ETHOS OFFSHORE LIMITED, will continue to provide subsea engineering and construction services to Harkand’s existing US, Mexican and West African client base to market-leading standards. The new company, backed by investment funds advised and managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”), is expected to have a contracted backlog of $145 million worth of projects. The move also could potentially safeguard more than 100 jobs across North America, Africa and Mexico.

Acoustic Devices Help Researchers and Marine Scientists

06.05.2016
Attempting to relocate underwater objects in open ocean or a low visibility environment can be a difficult and time consuming task. Acoustic pingers and transponders solve this problem. These acoustic beacons are attached to an underwater site or instrument package and transmit a sonar signal. A gun-like device, either carried by a diver or deployed from a boat, detects the signal and guides the operator directly to the beacon. Today these acoustic devices are being employed by many marine scientists and researchers to keep track of expensive oceanographic equipment allowing instruments to be quickly relocated and retrieved.

Xodus wins Framework Agreement for Engineering Studies and Verifications with Lundin

04.05.2016
Xodus Group AS has been awarded a framework agreement by Lundin Norway AS to provide engineering studies and verification services for its developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The agreement is for four years with potential extension for two years. It will draw on Xodus' expertise from across the company's wide ranging technical capabilities as it calls for concept screening, feasibility studies, concept selection and pre-engineering, subsea and facilities including modifications, debottlenecking and process optimisation studies.
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