ROV Planet Articles

Guyanese Engineers Install First Subsea Field

A team of Guyanese Engineers, working as Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilots / Technicians for Offshore Innovators (Guyana) Inc., have successfully supported the installation of their home nations first ever subsea field, making first oil possible at ExxonMobil’s Liza Destiny FPSO. The world-class team, who had recently cross-trained in Subsea Robotics and Offshore Safety, worked onboard the DOF Subsea Skandi Neptune vessel in support of Saipem’s Subsea Tie-Back Campaign.

Falcon Flies High

2020 sees the Falcon flying high as the top-selling and most successful electric underwater robotic vehicle in Saab Seaeye’s 34-year history.

New LARS Solution will Increase Efficiency, Improve Safety and Reduce Risk of Damage to AUVs

Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LARS (Launch and Recovery System) solution for its HUGIN range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which is set to bring about a series of far-reaching operational improvements.

Expecting Faster Ramp-Up to Higher Plateau Production on Johan Sverdrup

The North Sea Johan Sverdrup field expects to reach plateau production for the first phase in early May, earlier than anticipated. Due to higher plant capacity, plateau production will increase from around 440,000 barrels of oil per day to around 470,000 barrels per day.

North-East Firm Accelerates Launch of Remote 3D Scanning Service

Aberdeen-based 3D scanning specialists, Viewport3, are set to roll out a new remote data capture service for the energy sector, giving them the capability to collect and process 3D data from offshore via remote working arrangements.

ECA GROUP Equips Lithuanian Navy with its Underwater Robot K-STER, an Efficient ROV Solution for Sea Mines Clearance

ECA GROUP will provide the Lithuanian Navy with its K-STER mine disposal vehicles to be used for mine counter measures at sea.

Forum’s ROV to Support Indonesia’s Largest Copper and Gold Mine

Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order from PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (“Amman Mineral”) to supply one of its observation-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to support operations at Indonesia’s second largest copper and gold mine.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Closes the Acquisition of Hydroid Inc.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that it has closed on the previously announced acquisition of Hydroid Inc., a leading provider of advanced marine robotics to the defense and maritime markets. In conjunction with the transaction, HII and Kongsberg Maritime have established a strategic alliance to jointly market naval and maritime products and services to the U.S. government market and potentially to global markets.

A Major Milestone for the DNV GL, Evonik, and Airborne Oil & Gas Partnership in the Qualification of Carbon Fibre Thermoplastic Composite Pipe

- DNV GL certifies Carbon Fibre PA12 for use in Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) for oilfield applications - In February 2020, several years of hard work paid off for the pioneers of TCP with the release of the first full carbon fibre based material qualification certificate that complies to the DNV GL ST-F119 TCP industry qualification standard.

Call for Abstracts Opens for the Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2020

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is calling for abstract submissions for the 2020 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020).

Copenhagen Subsea Rolls Out the Gorilla ROV

Denmark-based Copenhagen Subsea has launched its new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) – Gorilla – as robust and reliable solution in challenging subsea environments.

Oceaneering Secures Maintenance Build and Inspection Contract with GOLAR for FLNG

Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) has been awarded a contract by Golar LNG for a FLNG vessel maintenance build, and inspection and maintenance program.

iXblue Launches New Cost-Effective Range of FOG-Based INS Dedicated to Land and Air Mobile Mapping

iXblue, a high-tech company specializing in the design and manufacturing of advanced navigation and georeferencing solutions, announces the launch of a new range of cost-effective FOG-based INS dedicated to land and air mobile mapping applications, the Atlans Series.

North-east engineering specialist SengS continues its growth journey

A leading north-east engineering solutions business has made an encouraging start to the year with the announcement of new contracts worth a combined £750,000. SengS has designed, manufactured and delivered various projects, including a containerised test unit for an Aberdeen-based oilfield equipment firm; allowing for the safe and efficient execution of work scopes within the customer’s own facility.

Aker Solutions Wins 20-year Umbilicals Master Order with Chevron

Aker Solutions has entered a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico. The company also secured the first work order under the new master agreement, to provide 24 kilometers (15 miles) of umbilicals for Chevron’s Anchor project.

Xodus Sees Major Growth In Subsea Cable Services

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has recorded a major increase in the provision of services related to subsea power cables over the last twelve months

Arctic Rays Chooses Electronic Sales of New England as North East Sales Rep

Arctic Rays LLC, an underwater technology specialist in the design and manufacturing of high-performance lights, cameras and sub-sea equipment, has announced Electronic Sales of New England (ESNE) as the company’s North East sales representative. The territory for ESNE on behalf of Arctic Rays includes the New England states, plus New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Sonardyne Reveals Latest Seabed-to-Shore Subsea Technologies

Underwater technology provider Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced important new additions to its 2020 product line-up, all designed to play a role in delivering users’ data from the seabed to the shore.

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