ROV Planet Articles

The Underwater Centre sees Increase in Bespoke ROV Training Outside Oil & Gas Sector

18.09.2017
Well-known for offering bespoke training in commercial diving and ROV operations to a range of clients worldwide, The Underwater Centre has recently noticed a real expansion in their client base for ROV training to companies outside the oil and gas sector.

Ashtead Technology puts spotlight on latest subsea technology

18.09.2017
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, put the spotlight on the latest subsea technology yesterday at its annual Technology Showcase event. Hosted at the company’s purpose built facility in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, the event welcomed more than 140 industry peers to highlight the latest tools, products and services from leading subsea manufacturers.

Subsea Expo: World's Largest Annual Subsea Exhibition and Conference (7 - 9 February 2018)

15.09.2017
Attracting over 5,000 delegates and hosting in excess of 150 exhibitors, Subsea Expo is the world's largest subsea-focused exhibition and conference and is completely free to attend.

Xodus wins two ESIA contracts in Senegal

15.09.2017
Xodus Group has been awarded two Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks in Senegal, West Africa.

Ashtead Technology signs five-year collaboration agreement with TSC (part of Eddyfi Technologies)

15.09.2017
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology has signed a five-year global collaboration agreement with Technical Software Consultants Limited (TSC), part of Eddyfi Technologies, for its Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM®) instruments.

Ashtead appoints regional director to drive growth

12.09.2017
Global subsea equipment specialists, Ashtead Technology has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Brett Lestrange as UK regional director. Bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Lestrange will lead Ashtead’s UK sales and technical team to drive growth and support the company as it continues to innovate against a low oil price environment.

New realities for the North Sea

12.09.2017
North Sea oil and gas production is undergoing a period of renewal as it adapts to the new realities of a changing world – with BP at the forefront of the transformation in one of its ‘crown jewel’ heartlands Innovation will be key, BP chief executive Bob Dudley told industry leaders at the biennial Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen.

Subsea 7 Awards Letter of Intent for New Reel-Lay Vessel

11.09.2017
Subsea 7 S.A. announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Royal IHC in the Netherlands for the construction of a new reel-lay vessel and associated pipe lay equipment. The cost, excluding capitalised interest, is expected to be below USD 300 million with an early 2020 delivery. The firm contract with Royal IHC is expected to be awarded before the end of 2017, subject to certain conditions and final Board approval.

Shelf Subsea completed the purchase of the Singapore-based ROV fleet from Bibby Offshore.

10.09.2017
The systems are one Atom and three Quasar work class ROVs plus one Lynx eyeball ROV. These, coupled with Shelf's existing Panther XTP zone rated ROV will give us a handy fleet of capable and diverse ROV’s.

The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association Launches

08.09.2017
(Washington, DC): Filling a needed niche in the oceans science and technology space, a new international industry association launched today to provide programs, services, and a unified voice on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies to companies that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans.


Positivity flows from OE17: Long-game focus helps re-build confidence

08.09.2017
THE energy industry is embracing the new realities it faces in the age of a lower-for-longer oil price and rising costs, according to representatives of every facet of the sector attending SPE Offshore Europe 2017.

Down-Hole Testing added to C-Kore Systems Subsea Services

07.09.2017
C-Kore Systems recently expanded the application of their subsea testing technology to down-hole testing. The new application was tested on Total’s K5F field off the coast of the Netherlands. The C-Kore units helped located the source of low IR on the down-hole system by plugging directly into the subsea Christmas tree, eliminating the need to use down-lines. The hand-held, pre-programmable units were easily installed by divers who located the fault quickly with limited diving time.

SMD Design and Build Innovative 6000m Electric Winch and LARS for Shanghai Salvage

06.09.2017
Dedicated deck equipment engineers at Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have successfully completed work on an electric drive dual-purpose winch and Launch and Recovery System (LARS) to accompany an order from Shanghai Salvage for a Quasar Work Class ROV. The equipment will be used for salvage operations in deep waters around the world, with an assured maximum working depth up to 6000m.

Houston see Saab Seaeye expand

06.09.2017
The world’s largest manufacturer of e-robotic underwater systems, Saab Seaeye is further expanding its operations in Houston, USA. This comes as interest grows in the region for Saab Seaeye’s advanced smart robotic systems. Offshore operators and other users of underwater vehicles are seeing considerable savings coming from Saab Seaeye’s latest innovative robotic technology.

Xodus advises Japan on decommissioning trends

06.09.2017
Xodus Group has delivered a decommissioning ‘trend survey’ to JOGMEC (Japan Oil & Gas and Metals National Corporation) to provide Japanese oil and gas companies with a better understanding of the decommissioning process and how to manage their global asset and abandonment liabilities. Xodus spent six months researching and collating international decommissioning best practice and presented the findings to over 100 operators and businesses at JOGMEC’s Technology Research Centre in Chiba, east of Tokyo.

Consortium to tackle major North Sea NDT challenge

04.09.2017
A consortium of organisations has set out to tackle one of the most enduring challenges in the North Sea: the non-destructive testing (NDT) of corroded pipes under insulation and engineered temporary pipe wraps. The group – which includes TRAC Oil & Gas; the University of Strathclyde; and CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems – will methodically audit the tools, capabilities, and approaches currently used by industry to look at the steel surfaces of assets; often obstructed by layers of material.

Phoenix Celebrates 20th Anniversary

01.09.2017
This September, Phoenix International Holdings, Inc (Phoenix) celebrates two decades of innovation as a premier provider of underwater solutions worldwide. Formed in 1997 with six underwater operations experts dedicated to the waterborne repair of US Navy ships, the company has evolved into an international underwater solutions provider with a staff of almost 250 personnel and multiple service lines including offshore oil and gas IRM, ship repair, engineering, submarine rescue, and deep ocean search, survey, and recovery operations

Asset Integrity Group Secure Netherland Contract

01.09.2017
Aberdeen based asset integrity and performance management company Asset Integrity Group Ltd (AIG) have successfully been awarded a contract by global drilling contractor Huisman in Netherlands.
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