ROV Planet Articles

Harkand wins Apache North Sea subsea installation campaign

29.02.2016
GLOBAL inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand has been chosen to deliver installation work to support a leading US headquartered operator with its existing drilling campaign in the Nevis South Field in the North Sea.

New location for global oil and gas safety conference - OSCC 2016 moves to Kuala Lumpur -

25.02.2016
ORGANISERS of the world’s only conference focused on safety and competency in the oil and gas industry have announced this year’s event is moving from the Middle East to Malaysia. The seventh annual OPITO Safety and Competence Conference - OSCC 2016 - will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 16th November. The one-day event is expected to attract over international 450 delegates and 30 exhibitors.

Fugro deploys new-build Fugro Aquarius for Petrobras contract

25.02.2016
Fugro has been awarded an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract by Petrobras in Brazil. Under the contract Fugro will deploy its new 83-metre ROV support vessel, Fugro Aquarius, for the IRM activities. The contract duration is one year with an option for an additional year.

Industry-wide Approach Could Unlock in Excess of 1 Billion Barrels of Oil to Give North Sea New Lease of Life

25.02.2016
NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative) has called on the industry to come up with a collaborative approach to unlocking the potential of small pools of hydrocarbons in the North Sea.

The Underwater Centre identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

24.02.2016
One of the world’s leading subsea training and trials facility, The Underwater Centre, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. The report, which was launched at a special event in London, is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses. To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers.

Harkand signs joint venture in Angola - New partnership expands IRM capabilities in West Africa -

24.02.2016
HARKAND has signed a new joint venture agreement with ESOPEG Lda in Angola, its first strategic partnership in the country and third in the region as the global inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) company continues to strengthen its capabilities across West Africa.

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.
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