ROV Planet Articles

North Sea embraces C-Kore for fault-finding operations

18.06.2017
C-Kore Systems recently deployed their subsea testing tools on three different fault-finding operations on the North Sea for three different UK customers. In each case C-Kore found the root cause of low IR faults, allowing the operators to return the field to health.

Oil and gas confidence rises from historic lows

15.06.2017
· Notable rise in confidence from historic lows last year but improvement not universal · 42% of firms expect to be growing by January 2018 · More than half believe the industry has already reached the bottom

UDT 2017: Optimising the constraints by maximising the variables

15.06.2017
With the growth that the underwater defence sector has seen of late and the rapid increase in the number of nations planning to expend resources in this area, UDT 2017 which took place from 30 May - 1 June in Bremen, Germany, has again proven itself to be the premier global meeting place for undersea professionals, showcasing the vibrancy of this market.

The MTS/IEEE OCEANS’17 conference returns to Aberdeen, Scotland with a focus on energy and offshore renewables.

14.06.2017
The bi-annual MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference returns to Aberdeen – 19th to 22nd June 2017, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Trelleborg Showcases Subsea Solutions at Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show

14.06.2017
Trelleborg’s offshore operation will showcase its innovative range of high performance subsea solutions designed to bridge the gap between cost and performance at the Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show in St. John’s in Newfoundland including buoyancy solutions, cable and flowline protection and thermal insulation solutions.

The world first commercial onshore remote WROV operations started.

14.06.2017
The world’s first* commercial onshore controlled ROV operations commenced at IKM Subsea headquarters in Bryne Norway 12th June.

Experienced Robotics Expert Joins ARGGONAUTS Team

14.06.2017
The ARGGONAUTS – the only German participants in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE – are expanding their team. Sasa Jevtic (40) will be supporting the Fraunhofer IOSB team with immediate effect in their development of autonomous robot systems used for deep sea exploration. Last February, the team led by Dr. Gunnar Brink reached the semi-finals of the competition, which offers a total of seven million dollars in prize money.

Wood Group secures new contract with BAE Systems for UK Royal Navy submarines

14.06.2017
Wood Group has been awarded a new industrial services contract by BAE Systems Submarines. Effective immediately, the two-year contract is to provide insulation installation services to the UK Royal Navy's Astute class submarines based in Barrow-in-Furness, and includes up to three one-year extension options.

SMD Upgrades Subsea Vehicle for Prysmian Offshore Power Projects

14.06.2017
Following an extensive upgrade and modernisation programme, a remotely operated vehicle designed and manufactured by Tyneside-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has successfully completed its first round of projects burying offshore power cables.

Fugro Venturer to commence offshore survey campaign

13.06.2017
With a maiden voyage that takes her to the deep waters of Ireland’s Atlantic margin and the far North of the Barents Sea, Fugro Venturer is the newest of Fugro’s successful purpose-designed, standardised survey vessels - a series originally formulated in 2013.


Stress Engineering Services joins with DeepMar Consulting to expand services

13.06.2017
Stress Engineering Services, Inc., (SES) the global leader in consulting engineering services, has teamed up with DeepMar Consulting to expand its existing upstream service offerings. The integrated team will work alongside clients to increase assurance of successful projects in regards to health, safety and environment (HSE), reliability and efficiency.

One more NATO Navy selects ECA Group A9-M light AUV for MCM operations

13.06.2017
With its very low magnetic and acoustic signature, the AUV A9-M underwater drone is particularly adapted for mine disposal diverse uses. Easily deployable from a small rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB), it operates safely, close to the most sensible mines. This underwater robot, designed by ECA Group experts in navigation, communication or underwater imagery, complies with the most demanding specifications of NATO navies. It has been selected among different solutions for its compactness and its operational performances.

Industry and Scottish Government Back Oil & Gas Resource to Tackle Looming Experience and Knowledge Gap

05.06.2017
A major digital resource developed for the oil and gas industry, has received £50,000 from the Scottish Government. This supplements the £800,000 received from industry, the universities and other sponsors to enable the research, development and launch of this multi-disciplinary project. The International Centre for Oil and the Environment (ICOE) is working with industry, academia and regulators to produce this authoritative resource for today and tomorrow’s industry leaders. This platform captures the accumulated knowledge and inter-disciplinary expertise of the last 40 years of offshore operations to transfer it to the next generation.

Meet the market face-to-face in Qingdao at Oi China 2017

05.06.2017
Oi China, the premier marine technology and ocean science forum in China where industry, academia and government share knowledge comes to Qingdao for the first time from 1st - 3rd November 2017. Don't miss this opportunity for your company to learn how domestic and international suppliers capitalise on China's rapidly developing offshore energy and marine industries.

Proserv looking to future growth with new £7million Great Yarmouth facility

05.06.2017
Energy services company Proserv is preparing for future growth by investing in a new purpose built technology centre for subsea controls and communications in Great Yarmouth. The move will see around 190 employees consolidate from two sites in the area into the new 65,000 sq ft Beacon Park site in Gorleston-on-Sea which will feature modern office, manufacturing and yard space and provides the flexibility to add a further 20,000 sq ft of workshop capacity. Construction will commence next month with the building expected to be completed during March 2018.

BP makes Trinidad gas discoveries

02.06.2017
BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT) today announced that it has made two significant gas discoveries with the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells, offshore Trinidad. The results of these wells have unlocked approximately 2 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in place to underpin new developments in these areas.

BPTT’s Angelin project gets the green light

02.06.2017
BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC today announced the sanction for the development of its Angelin offshore gas project. The project will feature the construction of a new platform - bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility - 60 kilometres off the south-east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 65 metres. The development will include four wells and will have a production capacity of approximately 600 million standard cubic feet of gas a day (mmscfd). Gas from Angelin will flow to the Serrette platform hub via a new 21 kilometre pipeline. Drilling is due to commence in Q3 2018 and first gas from the facility is expected in 1Q 2019.

SPE Offshore Europe 2017 confronts the cyber threat to the oil and gas sector

01.06.2017
The scale and severity of attacks on industrial cyber systems is growing and has the potential to put oil and gas infrastructure, critical processes and workers’ lives in danger. SPE Offshore Europe 2017 will host a keynote panel session on cyber and physical attacks on the industry to help delegates understand the risks, manage detection of threats and defend against malicious actions.
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