ROV Planet Articles

Forum Energy Technologies launches updated VisualSoft product lines

20.01.2017
Forum Energy Technologies’ VisualSoft product line marks the beginning of 2017 with the release of many new features and capabilities within their software suite. The VisualSoft Suite is a well-established toolbox of applications used during survey and inspection of subsea assets, in particular pipelines and cables. The first of these releases features a multi-channel, high definition version of VisualDVR (digital video recorder). This system is available with up to four channels of high definition video recording with in-built dynamic overlay. The new recorder can distribute live video and overlay channels without the requirement for additional hardware. Video files are recorded using H.264 encoding for optimum storage efficiency and playback compatibility.

Unlocking Marginal Fields at Subsea Expo 2017

20.01.2017
With increasing pressure on the industry to find economically viable ways to develop marginal oil fields in the UK North Sea and further afield, NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative) is looking to help the industry adopt a collaborative and integrated approach to exploit the potential of untapped ‘small pools’ (oil and gas reserves less than 50 million boe). As the technology arm of Subsea UK, NSRI will be hosting a workshop at Subsea Expo 2017 on Thursday 2nd February to highlight the work that has been done to maximise economic recovery from small pool developments across the UKCS. The event will welcome a host of industry experts to the stage to showcase their involvement and provide a platform to discuss the next steps, looking at what is required to unlock reserves that have previously been deemed uneconomic.

OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE Aberdeen Call for Tutorials Due 1st February 2017

18.01.2017
The Local Organizing Committee is inviting applications for tutorials to be held at the OCEANS'17 Conference at the AECC, Aberdeen on Monday, June 19, 2017. We are seeking applications from interested parties to hold either half-day tutorials (three and a half to four hours, including a 20-30 minute break) or full-day tutorials (eight hours, with a suitable amount of time allocated for a lunch break). Tutorials are meant to compliment the technical program. Their purpose is to describe fundamental elements of a technology and/or the “nuts and bolts” of the subject. The subjects would include core topics and areas of knowledge of broad interest within the oceans and oceans engineering community. Topic areas include established or emerging research within the field itself, as well as from related fields or application areas that are clearly relevant to the oceans community. Tutorials are held in a classroom like setting.

Fugro attains Authorised Economic Operator status

17.01.2017
Through its operating company Fugro Subsea Services, Fugro has recently been awarded Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status, highlighting its role in the international supply chain. The demanding and extensive accreditation process began in the second half of 2015 and culminated in the award on 11th December 2016.

Aquatec launches the next generation of hydrotest monitoring instrumentation

17.01.2017
Following the success of the reliable and popular HYDROlog 2000 hydrotest logger, Aquatec Group is proud to announce the launch of the next generation of hydrotest monitoring equipment – HYDRO 3000. At the core of this new range is the HYDROlog 3000PT instrument – a compact logger measuring test pressure to 1000bar and ambient temperature. The integral pressure sensor meets the latest more stringent DNV-OS-F101 Oct 2013 testing specification, with ±0.05%FS accuracy and ±0.01%FS precision. New features include enhanced memory and faster downloads. With increasingly stringent lithium battery shipping regulations, the HYDROlog 3000 overcomes potential transport issues by using standard field-replaceable batteries available across the world. Users can choose the type of battery most suitable for each deployment, whether alkaline, lithium or rechargeable.

Forum ROV to support University of Limerick’s pioneering Renewables Projects

16.01.2017
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has won an order to supply the University of Limerick with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to support its subsea inspection and intervention work on renewable energy infrastructure. The University’s Mobile and Marine Robotics Research Centre (MMRRC) has purchased the Sub-Atlantic™ Comanche 2,000 metre Observation Class ROV and associated launch and recovery system for delivery in March 2017 under a MaREI Science Foundation Ireland infrastructure grant (15/RI/3232). The Comanche was selected due to its high thrust to drag ratio enabling it to operate in strong waves, currents and winds – typical conditions for the offshore renewables industry. The system will be equipped to a high specification with precision positioning and navigation systems, camera and lighting systems and sonars

Fugro awarded major five year contract for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance services with INPEX in Australia

13.01.2017
Fugro has been awarded a contract from INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd (INPEX) for subsea services to be executed across the Ichthys facilities in the Timor Sea, located approximately 220 kilometres from the coast of Western Australia. INPEX is Japan’s largest oil and gas exploration and production company.

Unmissable Training & Demonstration Programme at the Heart of Ocean Business 2017

12.01.2017
With demand for the Ocean Business show at a record high, the organisers are excited to unveil an action-packed training and demonstration programme for Ocean Business 2017, taking place in Southampton, UK at the National Oceanography Centre on 4-6 April 2017. The full programme is available online and free visitor registration is open at www.oceanbusiness.com.

OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE Aberdeen Final Reminder Abstract submissions due 16 January 2017

11.01.2017
Dear MTS/IEEE OES colleagues, We are writing to you in our capacity as Technical Program Chairpeople for the MTS/IEEE OCEANS'17 Conference, to be held in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 19-22 June 2017. OCEANS'17 will be a tremendous opportunity to focus on topics of interest to you in all fields of Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering. We are developing a Technical Program that we hope will appeal to the most significant areas of interest.

Sonardyne provides subsea navigation for McDermott International Inc. pipelay vessel LV 108

11.01.2017
Sonardyne Inc., Houston, today announced it has supplied acoustically-aided inertial navigation technology to offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation company, McDermott International, Inc., for its Lay Vessel 108 (LV 108). The Ranger 2 Pro DP-INS system, the highest specification available from Sonardyne, is being used to support touchdown monitoring surveys of submarine cables, umbilicals and pipelines and as an independent position reference for the LV 108’s Kongsberg dynamic positioning (DP) system.


Proserv and SapuraKencana join forces in Asia Pacific

11.01.2017
Proserv and SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SapuraKencana Technology Sdn Bhd (SK Technology) are joining forces to provide enhanced technology services to clients in Asia Pacific. Both companies will be leveraging on their respective regionally-based assets, expertise, technology and infrastructure to offer clients a variety of innovative solutions. They will jointly provide a range of services across the drilling, production and decommissioning market sectors with a strong focus on subsea production and subsea maintenance services. The partnership will leverage on mutual strengths - Proserv’s suite of advanced subsea production equipment and controls and SK Technology’s technical support, resources and assets - to better support and enhance client projects.

SMD Completes 6000m Testing on Curvetech® Components for Deepwater ROV

11.01.2017
Following the award of an order from Shanghai Salvage for a 6000m Quasar Work Class ROV, SMD engineers have successfully completed work on the associated Curvetech subsea components to assure maximum working depth up to 6000m.

Nick Search to lead Rodger & Hartnolls from January 2017

09.01.2017
Rodger & Hartnolls, a leading business development consultancy providing sales and business development focused services in the Offshore, Subsea, Renewables and Technology markets is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Nick Search as Partner and Managing Director with effect from 3rd January 2017. Nick, based in our South London office, will take full responsibility for the leadership and development of Rodger & Hartnolls global business activity.

Greensea Appoints New Robotics Engineer

09.01.2017
Richmond, Vermont USA – Greensea, creator of OPENSEATM, the universal marine industry operating platform, has recently announced the appointment of Heath Hescock as Robotics Engineer. Prior to joining Greensea, Heath automated software functions through programming at Globalfoundaries, a world leader in semiconductor production. He earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont, a B.A. degree from Vermont Technical College, and is also a skilled carpenter.

Savante Subsea LAUNCHES into 2017 with new website !!

09.01.2017
After two months of hard work and dedication, we are absolutely delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website! Please come visit us at www.savante.co.uk The aim of our new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about Savante subsea laser scanning services and solutions. It has been specifically designed to assist current and prospective project clients in identifying effective measurement solutions when responding to subsea asset integrity and measurement issues. The new website is interactive, enabling visitors to browse information based on their own choices and gives better access to case studies, news and our contact enquiry web pages.

IKM Consultants AS renew Frame Agreement with Wintershall Norge AS

09.01.2017
IKM Consultants secures an extended 1-year Framework Agreement for Hire of Personnel with Wintershall Norge AS.

OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE ANCHORAGE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

09.01.2017
On September 18-21, 2017, the OCEANS North America conference will be hosted in Alaska for the first time ever! On behalf of the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, the OCEANS ’17 Anchorage Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is honored to invite your participation in this prestigious event.

DCNS and BpiFrance announce the launch of DCNS Energies,a new marine energy business €100 million equity investment

06.01.2017
DCNS, the parent company of OpenHydro and the European leader in naval defence, has announced the creation of DCNS Energies a new marine energy business which will be fully financed by a fund managed by Bpifrance and supported by Technip and BNP Paribas development groups.
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