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ROV Planet Magazine Issue 04

The fourth issue of ROV Planet is out now! Supplier Costs Beyond the Low Price of Oil | Weathering the Seasons of the ROV industry | Oceaneering Wins Spotlight New Technology Awards at OTC | The accreditation of the Oceaneering Training Programmes by OGAS | EUREKA – Delta SubSea’s Pipeline Hydrate Localization Tool | ROV Planet Poster – Schilling Robotics UHD-III ROV | The Schilling Robotics UHD-III ROV – Interview with Tyler Schilling | Deep Trekker DTG2 ‘Worker’ Review | ROVOP celebrate Aberdeen HQ Opening | Subsea Treasure Hunting – A Predator ROV looks for Gold | Wireless Underwater Acoustic Video Communication

The Last ROV to Rio

The last two ROVs to leave TMT mark a major milestone in a very significant contract for the company and an important motivator of growth and development.

DONG Energy awards European Cable Framework Agreement to UK supplier

DONG Energy has awarded an eight year framework agreement to the Fife-based Briggs Group for the contingency and repair of export and array cables for offshore wind farms throughout the UK and Northern Europe.

Technip has announced the launching of its restructuring plan.

Technip anticipates an even more challenging environment in oil & gas: Launches restructuring plan and accelerates its cost reduction to reinforce the Group through and beyond the downturn.

A Life-Raft in Stormy Waters: Investing in people through collaboration during the downturn

As we begin to enter Q3, the seismic waves of the last year’s oil downturn are still reverberating beneath the crust of the offshore industry.With companies facing administration, “there is no one silver bullet,” as Gordon Colborn from PwC puts it, “that can solve the range of issues currently facing the oil and gas industry.” However, as we prepare for the currents of the summer, Atlas’ belief in “when one door closes, another one opens” has started to resurface from the depths.

New survey vessel Fugro Americas successfully completes maiden voyage

On June 11th, 2015, Fugro’s premier geophysical survey vessel, the Fugro Americas, successfully completed data collection for a geochemical coring campaign in the Caribbean. The project marks the maiden voyage of the new-build vessel.

Europe’s deepest glider to be developed

19 partners from across Europe have come together to develop Europe’s first ultra-deep-sea robot glider. This glider will be capable of sampling the ocean autonomously at depths of 5000m, and maybe more in the future, for up to three months at a time. This project, which includes the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has won €8M of funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 programme to develop and test this innovative new technology.

SubC Imaging equipment part of HMAS Sydney shipwrecks expedition

SubC Imaging have worked with Curtin University and the Western Australian Museum to successfully survey the shipwrecks of Australian warship HMAS Sydney (II) and the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean 200 km west of Shark Bay, Western Australia. The water depth at the site is approximately 2500m.

Positive Results from 2014 External Inspection Survey of Nord Stream Pipeline

Nord Stream has completed an external inspection of the two pipelines. The job was executed using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), equipped with digital cameras, specific sensors and operated from a dedicated support vessel. The visual and instrumental (geophysical) inspection was performed on the whole length of the pipelines through the Baltic Sea.

Bryant Group Shortlisted For Coveted Business Industry Award

Aberdeen-based Bryant Group (Scotland) Ltd has been shortlisted as a finalist in the coveted Northern Star Business Awards for Overall Business of the Year.

Submarine expedition unveils Roman shipwreck secrets in Sicilian waters

Panarea, 02 July 2015. Joint expeditions creates three-dimensional underwater maps of Roman shipwrecks in the Aeolian Islands. A team of scientists and experts under the direction of the Professor Sebastiano Tusa, Superintendent of the Seas for Sicily, set out last week to investigate Roman shipwrecks, originally discovered by Aurora Trust Foundation in 2009 and 2010. The depths at which these wrecks lie, are far beyond the capabilities of regular SCUBA divers.

NOVACAVI welcomes Oceanographic Unit Deployment and Data Reporting at San Antonio Port, Chile

Novacavi has developed and supplied a bespoke rugged polyurethane data cable to be used with an Acoustic Wave and Current Profiler at San Antonio Port, Chile. This subsurface wave measurement system for real time data collection needed a multi-year operation in tough environments special cable. “Our customer expressed satisfaction connecting the Oceanographic unit and sharing its basic data report online and we – as a company - are very pleased to enhance our experience for the marine science and technology”.

Oceanology International 2016 Oil & Gas Conference – Call-for-Abstracts

Oceanology International is the world's premier exhibition and conference for the marine technology and ocean science community. A multifaceted event, Oceanology International provides the global E&P industry with the technology and solutions to realise the potential of the world's offshore reserves.

Atlas Competency Scheme

Atlas Professionals is committed to provide a safe, reliable and competent workforce, while working to meet clients’ needs globally. We ensure all professionals that are deployed meet the requirements of the job.

Safaniya breaks world cable length record

Saudi Aramco has achieved a landmark by energizing its largest Tie-in Platform with a 230 kilovolt 46 km submarine composite cable, the longest of its kind. The Tie-in Platform, named 'TP-20' lies in the world’s largest offshore field, Safaniya, and energizing it was the first phase of long-term plans to upgrade the Safaniya offshore field, referred to as the Safaniya Master Plan.

Murray Kerr scoops up at both Regional and Local Entrepreneurial Awards

It was a double celebration last night for Murray Kerr, Managing Director of Ellon-based multi-discipline Engineering and Service Company, SengS. Murray was announced as the one of the winners of the Regional Finals for Scotland in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015 at a prestigious ceremony held at the Gleneagles Hotel. He will be part of the eight Scotland Winners that will be travelling down to London for the UK Award Ceremony being held in on 10th October, where the UK overall winner will be announced.

Fugro and Cross Group awarded multi well GoM contract

Fugro’s dynamically positioned multi-purpose drilling, well intervention and geotechnical vessel, Fugro Synergy, is proving her capabilities on a multi well intervention campaign which recently started in the Gulf of Mexico.

Raspberry Pi + AVR + Android

My friend Tony always excuses himself early from parties, because he has to get home at dusk to shut his chickens in their coop. Tony, this one’s for you so that next time, you get to stick around for dessert.

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