ROV Planet Articles

omethINg Special is coming ... to be revealed at OI 2016.

04.03.2016
ROV navigation is going to change! For 10 years now, you have been asking for a key solution that some of our competitors announced they will do, but they never did.

Experience innovation with Fugro at Oceanology International

03.03.2016
Fugro will utilise its exhibition stand at Oceanology International to shine a spotlight on new technological developments that support the offshore oil and gas industry and offshore wind farm developments.

Battelle’s HorizonVue™ M360 Video System Provides 360 Video at 2200m in Demo with Technip, USA and Canyon Offshore, Inc.

03.03.2016
Camera, now available for sale or lease, gives Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) ability to see 360-degrees while performing subsea operations.

BATTELLE HorizonVue™ M360 Video System Unveiled to Maritime Industry at Oceanology International

03.03.2016
Game-changing ROV video system gives 360-degree view in real time and back on shore.

SBG Systems completes the Apogee product line with two new inertial sensors in subsea enclosure

02.03.2016
SBG Systems releases the Apogee-M and the Apogee-U, two new inertial sensors to complete the Apogee product line. The Apogee-M is a Motion Reference Unit (MRU), and the Apogee-U is an Inertial Navigation System. Both are made of titanium with a depth rating of 200m.

Project to improve risk assessment and monitoring of offshore Carbon Capture and Storage sites

01.03.2016
The world’s first ‘real world’ deep-water controlled experiment simulating emission from a submerged carbon dioxide storage reservoir is to take place in the North Sea, with the aim of further verifying the safety of offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS). Small quantities of CO₂ will be injected into mud on the sea floor in the North Sea, 100km North East of Aberdeen. This site is in the vicinity of a depleted gas field and is a typical location that could be used for carbon dioxide storage.

Oceanology International 2016 two weeks to go: The facts and figures

01.03.2016
Oceanology International (OI2016), the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference opens in two weeks’ time at ExCeL London (15-17 March). Online registration is open at www.oceanologyinternational.com – the three day event is free to attend for all with relevant business/professional interests.

IMCA Workshop at OI2016

01.03.2016
The rise of ‘ROV DP’, the capability to hold an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) stationary in the water column, has led to an increase in the sharing of ROV-mounted sensors, for ROV positioning, imaging and survey purposes. A workshop, organised by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) during Oceanology International 2016 (OI2016), will discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from this shared use of sensors and consider the future for this developing field of technologies.

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.
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