ROV Planet Articles

IKM Subsea announced the award of a major ROV services contract for the fields Visund and Snorre B in the North Sea last August.

08.05.2017
The contract provides for the testing, and installation of an electrical, permanently seabed installed RROV (Residential - ROV). The system will interface with IKMS’s Onshore Control Center via Tampnet, a dedicated fiber-based network system for the platforms in question. The systems are equally design to operate on the 4G mobile broadband system.

Trelleborg and ExPert Riser Solutions Partner to Expand Gulf of Mexico Buoyancy Repair Services

04.05.2017
ExPert Riser Solutions, located at the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, is now an Authorized Repair Center for Trelleborg’s offshore operation, expanding and improving its Drill Riser Buoyancy Module (DRBM) repair offering. Through this partnership with ExPert Riser, Trelleborg has upgraded its capability as the sole DRBM supplier offering certified third-party repair services with in-house production standards. Trelleborg’s customers will now be able to have their buoyancy repaired at ExPert Riser’s Port Fourchon, Louisiana location with convenient access to the Gulf of Mexico, significantly reducing shipping time and improving cost effectiveness. ExPert Riser has undergone a stringent onsite audit to ensure its DRBM repair processes and workmanship comply to Trelleborg’s high standards.

Fishers Equipment Helps Locate Weapons and Explosives

03.05.2017
Before 1970 the widely accepted solution for disposal of old munitions, typically called unexploded ordnance (UXO), was to dump them into rivers, lakes and oceans. Today we know this creates a multitude of problems, the worst of which are pollution and the risk of an explosion. Many people have already lost their lives to these underwater booby traps. The uncertainties surrounding their precise location and degree of decomposition, makes attempting to recover these dangerous devices an even more difficult task.

M² Subsea and Frontera Offshore join forces in Gulf of Mexico

03.05.2017
M² Subsea has joined forces with Frontera Offshore to deliver remedial pipeline work for Permaducto, a subsidiary of Grupo Protexa, in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap (KMZ) oilfield in the Bay of Campeche, 65 miles north east of Cuidad del Carmen, Mexico. This contract also marks the first award for M² Subsea in the Gulf of Mexico region. The project will see personnel from M² Subsea’s Houston base on-board Frontera Offshore’s chartered multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) Tehuana, to facilitate pre and post lay surveys for Frontera Offshore. The survey work will be carried out along a 7.5km section of the KMZ-94 pipeline to be stabilised for the Mexican pipeline contractor, Permaducto.

OPITO calls for US to adopt common global standards

03.05.2017
Global safety, standards and workforce development organisation OPITO has called out to the US oil and gas sector to fully embrace common industry standards to help build a stronger safety culture across the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) in line with other areas in the world. Speaking at the OTC conference on Tuesday 2nd May during a technical session on approaches to improving health, safety, and environment performance, the industry body highlighted the need for its International Offshore Emergency Response (ER) Framework to be implemented in the region to ensure personnel are equipped to react in the same way when life threatening situations occur.

Enpro supports operator to achieve record time for first oil

02.05.2017
Production optimisation specialist Enpro Subsea has revealed details of how its unique subsea architecture was used for the first time by an operator in the Gulf of Mexico and was a contributing factor to the organisation achieving first oil production in under 12 months – a record time for the client.

ROVOP bolsters US team after winning multi-contract awards - And looks forward to 2017 being a record year

02.05.2017
Independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider ROVOP has bolstered its US team after winning a raft of contracts worth around $19 million (£15million) including a two-year deal with a Houston-based global company.

Offshore Technical Compliance acquires Northwest Technical Solutions

01.05.2017
Offshore Technical Compliance (OTC), the industry leader in compliance related services, has acquired Northwest Technical Solutions (NWTS) as a wholly-owned subsidiary, extending the efficiency and reach of its offshore services. The acquisition of NWTS, which will be renamed as OTC Solutions, adds third party verification of compliance for well control equipment by a registered professional engineering firm to OTC’s portfolio, enabling its customers to access the full spectrum of compliance related services under the OTC brand. OTC now operates out of offices in Houston and Covington, LA.

OEM Group strengthens global footprint with new appointment

01.05.2017
OEM Group has welcomed on board a new global business development manager as the company gears up for a significant period of growth in the UK and internationally. The firm created the position for industry veteran Jim George to support ongoing operations in Europe and the Middle East. Mr George has more than four decades’ experience in the oil and gas industry with a track record across a diverse portfolio of companies covering operators as well as global supply chain firms.

OTC 2017: Ampelmann introduces S-type Walk-to-Work system for the crew change market

01.05.2017
Continuous, safe, lightweight, low power system is 30% more cost effective than helicopters. Ampelmann has designed its latest access system, the S-type, as a cost effective and safe option in the transportation of workers and luggage to and from offshore platforms. The company, a leader in the provision of safe offshore access to the energy industry, is launching the new Walk-to-Work system as an alternative to using helicopters or baskets. In total, the cost of using the system will be around 30% cheaper than helicopters. The S-type builds on Ampelmann’s track-record of innovative design by incorporating a lightweight system that uses a low amount of energy to operate.


Materia Inc. expands Proxima manufacturing facilities in Texas

28.04.2017
Materia Inc., a leader in the development and manufacture of catalysts and advanced polymers, is supporting growth in its Proxima® thermoset resins by expanding its manufacturing capacity fivefold in Huntsville, Tx. The expanded facility will complement Materia’s existing state-of-the-art prototyping and polymer testing facility in Pasadena, Calif.

C-Kore Systems verifies umbilical installation in North Sea

27.04.2017
C-Kore Systems have verified the installation of 3 new umbilicals in the North Sea for a major oil company. The field is one of the biggest subsea projects being developed in the UK sector of the North Sea. The patented C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools were used both to prove cables subsea during installation and from the FPSO after hookup to the subsea control modules. Due to unique low-voltage IR testing technology, the C-Kore units allow testing of cables without requiring isolation of sensitive control modules electronics.

Van Oord Places Contract with SMD for High Power Trenching Machine

25.04.2017
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract with Van Oord for the manufacture and delivery of a QTrencher 1600. This contract follows the successful deployment of SMD’s QTrencher 1400 on Van Oord’s Gemini Wind Farm. Scheduled for delivery in Q1 2018, the high power trenching machine will be supplied with an SMD designed umbilical winch, along with jetting and mechanical cutting tools to tackle a wide range of seabed conditions. Additional functionality includes beach operation to offer cable installation for export and inter array campaigns. The equipment will be loaded directly onto Van Oord’s state of the art cable-laying vessel Nexus from SMD’s Turbinia Works in Wallsend, UK. The QTrencher 1600 is scheduled to be deployed from the Nexus onto various wind farm projects in 2018.

BluHaptics Receives NASA Funding to Improve Robotics Operations In Space

25.04.2017
SEATTLE - APRIL 24, 2017: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected BluHaptics to receive new grant funding to apply its proprietary software to remote robotic operations in space. Synchronizing what a robot sees and does through advanced applications of real-time modeling, force feedback and machine learning, BluHaptics’ software addresses the challenges of latency, spatial awareness and control that have long limited robots’ effectiveness in space.

Aquabotix’s IPO closes oversubscribed

21.04.2017
This announcement is not an offer of securities and appears as a matter of record only. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the U.S., except pursuant to an applicable exemption from registration.

BIRNS selected by DeepFlight for connectivity solutions

20.04.2017
BIRNS, Inc. has announced that it has been selected by DeepFlight, a leading manufacturer of high performance personal submarines, to supply a range of custom penetrator assemblies for its newest submarine model, the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S. The high density, ABS certified custom penetrators will be crafted from anodized aluminum and rated to 400FSW. The custom penetrator assemblies will be a key piece of the Super Falcon 3S, a craft which was specifically designed for ocean tourism and to provide underwater excursions at luxury resorts around the world.

Modus expands & strengthens commercial team

20.04.2017
Modus Seabed Intervention continues to strengthen its management team with the recruitment of Guy Lainchbury, who joins Modus as Commercial Manager. With over twenty years’ experience in the Subsea Industry, Guy has previously worked as Commercial Manager for Saipem and more recently as Tendering Director for Subsea 7 where he worked for 10 years.

First Minister welcomes Total and Heriot-Watt University research partnership

20.04.2017
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the Edinburgh Campus of Heriot-Watt University yesterday (Thursday 20 April) to mark the signing of a five year Partnership Agreement between Total and the University’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering. Worth a minimum of £2.5m, the agreement was signed by Elisabeth Proust, managing director, Total E&P UK, and Dr Gillian Murray, deputy principal, Business and Enterprise, at Heriot-Watt University.
About Cookies - We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and help us improve our websites. For more information please click here.