ROV Planet Articles

Subsea 7 saves time with Sonardyne 6G and SPRINT in the Gulf of Mexico

Subsea engineering, construction and installation company, Subsea 7, has successfully used acoustic and inertial navigation technologies from Sonardyne International Ltd. during a project to install flowlines, risers and subsea structures at a major new deep water field development in the Gulf of Mexico, due to commence production in 2016.

OceanTools Delivers First OceanSIP-SD Subsea Inclinometer Package to the Gulf of Mexico

Aberdeen based engineering firm OceanTools was recently approached by a major international drilling contractor seeking a technical solution for the efficient and accurate attitude measurement of subsea conductors and wellheads.

OPITO Urges Industry not to Compromise on Safety at sub $50 Oil as Final Programme for OSCC revealed

A global oil and gas skills and training body today called on the industry not to cut corners on safety training and competence in the face of a much lower oil price. The call was issued as OPITO announced the final speaker line-up and content for its sixth annual conference and exhibition on safety and competence to be held in Abu Dhabi on the 3rd of November and sponsored by Shell.

Blue Stream Pipeline Inspection contract awarded to Fugro

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Blue Stream Pipeline Company B.V. for the provision of survey support vessels and associated survey services to perform the 2015 external pipeline inspection for the offshore, shore approach, and dry section components of the Blue Stream Pipeline System.

Ocean Installer signed regional framework agreement with BP

Ocean Installer has been awarded a Regional Framework Agreement with BP for subsea work in the Gulf of Mexico region. The agreement covers subsea fabrication, transportation and installation of offshore facilities, as well as hook up and commissioning, and is valid for three years. Specific work scopes will be carried out under individual call-off contracts, and accordingly no firm work is currently committed under the agreement.

2015 iXBlue Technology Roadshow - Aberdeen

It is with great pleasure and much anticipation that I invite you join my colleagues and I for iXBlues Technology Seminar on Friday the 23rd October in Kingswells, Aberdeen.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 05

The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Welcome to ROV Planet | ROV Demand Update | Interview with Andrew Hodgson, CEO of SMD | Sub-Atlantic Tether Management Systems (TMS) | The Power of Four: J2’s Innovative Tool Changer | The 7 Steps to Success – Site Integration Tests | ROV Planet Poster – Oceaneering NEXXUS ROV | ROV Hall of Fame – WSP/PIV | Double Eagle Down Under | QSTAR Providing Stellar ROV Training | ROVs for Marine Research | MATE’s 2015 Underwater Robotics Competition.

Market Leading Multi-Phase Echo Sounder Enhances STR’s Rental Inventory

Subsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR), has increased its portfolio of specialist rental equipment with the acquisition of EdgeTech’s 6205, an enhanced and fully swath bathymetry and dual frequency side scan sonar system which utilises next generation bathymetric technology.

Wood Group appoints Robin Watson as CEO

Wood Group announces the appointment of Robin Watson as chief executive officer (CEO), effective 1 January 2016. Robin succeeds Bob Keiller who has decided to retire from Wood Group on 31 December 2015. Robin has served on the Board since 2013, initially as CEO of Wood Group PSN and, since April 2015, as Group chief operating officer. His appointment represents a natural evolution in the Group’s leadership.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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.

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