ROV Planet Articles

Novacavi reports engagement in a pilot project for ENI platforms subsidence monitoring in Adriatic Sea

23.02.2016
Novacavi is pleased to announce its engagement in a pilot project for ENI (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi – National Oil Board) platforms subsidence monitoring in Adriatic Sea. Novacavi has been called in to provide a specially designed custom pressure resistant cable for a new submarine hydraulic digital profile meter to be laid on the seabed close to a gas extracting platform. Installation of this monitoring system may reach a depth of 100m in order to survey and to take permanent readings of the subsidence cone caused by gas extraction.

IKM Subsea signs new multi-year frame agreement with Nexans Norway AS

23.02.2016
Nexans Norway and IKM Subsea have come to an agreement to extend the current ROV services contracts on board the C/S Nexans Skagerrak. The contract value including options is 75 million NOK and duration term is firm for 3 years + 2 yearly options. IKM Subsea’s ROV services will be integrated with iSurvey’s positioning and monitoring service during cable lay and trenching operations.

Wood Group wins further design contract for GWF-2

23.02.2016
Wood Group has secured a contract with Woodside to provide the detailed design of the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) flowline system. The GWF-2 Project is located on the North West Shelf, offshore Western Australia.

SubC at Underwater Intervention 2016!

19.02.2016
SubC Imaging is pleased to be exhibiting again at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans. This year we are profiling the latest in SubC’s high resolution video/digital stills packages including our 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) system and our VisionSphere enhanced Situational Awareness solution.

Tritech AquaTrak™ CVL supplied into Asia-Pacific

19.02.2016
Sea and Land Technologies (SALT) has purchased the Tritech AquaTrak™ Correlation Velocity Log (CVL) to enhance their rental pool and will promote the new technology on SALT’s stand, D6, at the Australian Oil and Gas (AOG) exhibition, 24 – 26 February at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia.

Wood Group PSN reduces UK contractors' rates

19.02.2016
In response to continuing cost and efficiency challenges affecting the UK North Sea oil & gas sector, Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has announced plans to reduce the rates paid to approximately a third of its UK-based limited company contractors by an average of 9 per cent, in line with competitive market rates.

Robust results for Atlas Knowledge Group

18.02.2016
Product development, global growth and diversification deliver for leader in learning technology. ATLAS Knowledge Group has reported robust financial results for 2014/15, with continued growth and further international expansion set to continue. The leading provider of learning, compliance and competency solutions to safety critical industries around the world has seen a rise in both turnover and profits for the financial year ending 30 September 2015

Major industry boost for award-winning lightpath technology as it launches latest product

18.02.2016
Sector endorsement for patented flexible line of light which supports divers in subsea conditions. Scottish research and development company PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL) is enjoying a hat trick of successes as a major operator and two subsea service companies push the envelope to further the safety of their diving personnel and increase efficiencies in the subsea sector. The North Sea Operator has, for the first time, included PSL’s LIGHTPATH technology in its diving operations and management guidance document, which aims to ensure compliance with latest legislation and industry best practice.

Arctic shipping routes may be open by 2080

17.02.2016
Commercial summer shipping across the North Pole may be possible by the end of the century, with the first potential crossings feasible for ice-strengthened ships around 2040. According to this study, by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Arctic shipping could potentially account for as much as 10% of all cargo transported between Europe and the Pacific. It will help supply communities and industries along the coasts of Siberia and Canada.

C-Kore Systems delivers Subsea Monitoring Tools to PTTEP Australasia

17.02.2016
UK based C-Kore Systems delivered their subsea monitoring units to PTTEP Australasia for use on the Subsea Equipment Australian Reliability (SEAR) JIP. The SEAR JIP was formed to meet the challenging subsea conditions faced in Australian waters. C-Kore’s subsea monitoring technology provides quick and reliable information on the electrical condition of subsea assets, eliminating the use of down-lines or the requirement to bring the equipment topside to test.

Imenco UK Ltd HD over Ethernet Camera at Oceanology International 2016

17.02.2016
Imenco UK Ltd will be exhibiting at Oceanology International 2016 at ExCel Exhibition and Conference Centre in London where they will be sharing stand L150 with their Middle East Agent Indepth International Ltd.

Arctic Distinguished Achievement Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to 1 March

17.02.2016
Nominate your leading Arctic E&P industry contributors now OTC's Arctic Technology Conference - the industry's most focused, international conference and exhibition for Arctic E&P professionals - will continue accepting nominations for the Arctic Technology Distinguished Achievement Awards through 1 March.

Aker Solutions and Total to Cooperate on Subsea Technology Development

16.02.2016
Aker Solutions and Total agreed to collaborate on research and innovation to develop new cost-effective subsea field technology. The initial four-year technical collaboration agreement will build on earlier cooperation and bring both companies closer in developing technologies that will reduce costs and increase value at subsea oil and gas fields. The partnership will this year explore a wide range of issues, including further evolution of subsea processing and compression systems to boost cost-efficiency of deepwater gas production, development of electric subsea controls and optimization of flow-measurement technologies. Further scope of the collaboration will be defined over the next months.

Trelleborg exhibits innovative subsea solutions at Underwater Intervention 2016

11.02.2016
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its innovative range of high performance solutions at the Underwater Intervention Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Located on stand 306, the company will present its portfolio of subsea innovations, including its pioneering high performance hollow glass microspheres, Eccospheres® and Eccofloat® syntactic foam buoyancy for remotely operated vehicles (ROV)

Seanamic Expands Global Umbilical Business

10.02.2016
Umbilicals Facility to Serve EMEA market Surface to seabed specialist, Seanamic Group, is expanding its global umbilical business with a new Umbilical International facility in Glasgow. Initially it will offer umbilical repair and refurbishment for operators and contractors, in the lead up to full umbilical and cable manufacture.

Harkand completes successful campaign in Trinidad and Tobago for BPTT

10.02.2016
HARKAND has completed an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) campaign for BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) utilising the Harkand Da Vinci diving support vessel (DSV) and the company's new hyperbaric rescue facility (HRF) in the Caribbean.

Aker Solutions to Deliver Concept Study on Future Johan Sverdrup Phases

10.02.2016
Aker Solutions will deliver a concept study on a new processing platform for future phases of the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup North Sea field, Norway's largest oil find in three decades. The study includes design solutions for a tie-in of the platform and future satellites to the field center that is being developed in the project's first phase. The work will be carried out by Aker Solutions in Oslo and Stavanger and will be delivered in the summer.

Wood Group extends Chevron contract in the North Sea

10.02.2016
Wood Group has secured an extension to continue to support Chevron Upstream Europe across four offshore assets in the North Sea. Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will deliver operations and maintenance services to the Alba Northern platform, Alba floating storage unit, Captain floating production, storage and offloading vessel and Captain wellhead protector platform, under the one year contract that extends an agreement in place since 2010.
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