ROV Planet Articles

Join Jim McFarlane, President, ISE at his workshop - "The Evolution of Subsea Vehicles"

10.10.2015
Join Jim McFarlane, President, ISE at his workshop - "The Evolution of Subsea Vehicles" at the OCEANS '15 MTS/IEEE CONFERENCE Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre, National Harbor, Maryland on Monday, October 19, 2015 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Fugro awarded extension of geophysical and geotechnical contract by PEMEX

08.10.2015
Fugro (Mexico) in conjunction with long-time associates, Diavaz, has been awarded an extension of the ongoing offshore geophysical and geotechnical campaign by the Mexican national oil company, PEMEX.

OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2016 well set for record-breaking success

06.10.2015
With still over five months until it opens, Oceanology International 2016 (OI) being held at ExCeL London, Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 March 2016, is well set to be a record-breaker. It has already matched the size of OI 2014 and, with hundreds of additional metres on reserve and due to be confirmed soon, the 2016 event will be the biggest OI of all time!

OCEANS'15 MTS/IEEE Washington Conference Updates

06.10.2015
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor easy access to all the attractions in and near Washington, DC Don't miss out - REGISTER NOW! for the premier North American conference and exhibition focused on advances in marine technology, engineering, science, education and policy

National Oceanography Centre: A Year of Discovery – unlocking the secrets of the shelf seas

06.10.2015
The Royal Research Ship Discovery has completed her first year of research. Over a series of nine research expeditions, scientists studied the seasonal events taking place in UK shelf waters throughout the year. The vessel, procured by the Natural Environment Research Council for UK science is the latest in marine technology.

Total deploy Sonardyne LBL acoustic network at Kaombo in record-breaking time

06.10.2015
Following on from the installation of a Long BaseLine (LBL) acoustic positioning network at the giant Egina oil field off the coast of Nigeria, French oil major Total and its project partners have repeated their success using the same Sonardyne Fusion 6G technology offshore Angola at the even larger, even deeper, Kaombo oil field.

Fugro Scout completes maiden project in the Middle East

06.10.2015
Fugro Scout, the new 83-metre geotechnical drilling vessel, has completed its maiden project in the Middle East. Since its maiden project in the Persian Gulf it has been successfully deployed in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, completing several geotechnical and geophysical survey scopes for various clients. The vessel is currently in transit to The Netherlands to execute a geotechnical survey for an offshore windfarm in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 2 WEEKS LEFT

06.10.2015
With just 2 weeks left, don't miss your chance to contribute a presentation to the world's leading marine technology and science forum of 2016. The free to attend event will draw in over 8,400 marine industry professionals, academics and government from over 82 countries discussing the latest ocean technology advancements, best practice and end user industry challenges, trends and opportunities. We invite you to join the conversation.

Changing the game of subsea video

04.10.2015
For the first time, live subsea, video can be digitally transmitted via Ethernet without significant latency. The SubVIS platform is based on embedding a computer into the camera,making it ready for advanced image enhancement and Computer Vision. We have effectively made a dedicated computer especially designed for low latency video processing,based on Smart Phone technology. Full digital video transmission opens up an array of applications in the control room.

Technip awarded additional subsea contract for the Stones project development in the Gulf of Mexico

04.10.2015
- Leveraging its subsea vertical integration - Technip was awarded by Shell Offshore Inc. (“Shell”) a contract for the development of subsea infrastructure for the Stones project. Included in the service are two subsea production tie-backs to the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The Stones field is located in the Walker Ridge area in the US Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of 2,930 meters along the pipelay route.


Sonardyne Ranger 2 USBL delivers spectacular positioning for MBARI expedition

04.10.2015
ROV tracking technology supplied by Sonardyne Inc. in Houston to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) provided spectacular performance during an expedition to study recently discovered deep sea hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California.

Fugro integrates and rebrands UK based geotechnical specialists

04.10.2015
UK geotech companies restructured as Fugro GeoServices Ltd. The renaming completes the integration of key UK specialists - Fugro Seacore, Fugro Engineering Services, EM Drilling, Fugro Loadtest, Fugro Instrumentation & Monitoring and Fugro Aperio.

Harkand appoints General Manager for Africa

04.10.2015
EXPANDING global inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand has united its African presence under the leadership of Doug Fieldgate as Africa General Manager.

Novacavi repetitive custom cables supplier for MOSE activities

04.10.2015
Novacavi is pleased to report continuous support in designing and providing special cables for the MOSE (Experimental Electromechanical Module) project.

Aker Solutions to Provide Subsea Production System for Rotan Development in Malaysia

04.10.2015
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract from Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. (Murphy) to deliver the subsea production system for the Rotan deepwater natural gas development offshore Malaysia.

Technip awarded umbilical supply contract by ENI - Reinforcing its footprint in Angola -

04.10.2015
Technip’s wholly-owned subsidiaries Technip Umbilicals Ltd.(1) and Angoflex Ltda. have been awarded a contract by ENI S.p.A. to supply umbilicals to the Block 15/06 East Hub Development offshore Angola. This field is located approximately 350 kilometers north of Luanda, at water depths of 450-600 meters. The contract covers project management and manufacture of about 15 kilometers of dynamic and static steel tube umbilicals

Finalists for the 2015 global oil & gas safety awards unveiled

04.10.2015
OPITO has today (29 October 2015) revealed the shortlist of finalists for its Annual Global Oil and Gas Workforce Safety Awards. INSTEP/PETRONAS in Malaysia, OSRL in the UK and McDermott in Dubai are vying for the Employer of the Year title while Megamas Brunei, Petrofac Training Services and PT Samson Tiara in Indonesia have made the final three in the Training Providers category of the awards.

Delivery Brought Forward For The QTrencher 1000

30.09.2015
Following successful completion of factory acceptance testing, we are delighted to announce the delivery of a QTrencher 1000 ROV to long standing customer KT Submarine. The relationship between SMD and KT Submarine began in 1998, with the supply of a standard cable plough, followed by the supply of a latest generation MD3XT 500kW, jetting assisted telecoms cable plough in 2012.
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