ROV Planet Articles

Phoenix and Supsalv Perform Deep Ocean Salvage of C-2A Aircraft

09.10.2019
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), under the direction of the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, located and recovered the fuselage of a downed C2-A Greyhound aircraft from the depth of 18,809 feet using the deep ocean remotely operated vehicle CURV 21. The aircraft, which was lost in November 2017, was recovered at the request of Commander Pacific Fleet in order to facilitate the mishap investigation.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 21

08.10.2019
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 21: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV Professionals. Featuring Rovco is Leading in Subsea AI and Computer Vision – 3D Archaeological Models of the Newly Discovered US WWII Submarine, USS Grunion – Teledyne Marine Opens Vehicle Service Center in Europe – New Technological Breakthroughs to Ensure Dam Integrity – Electrifying Subsea Operations – Powerful Solution from Ocean Power Technologies – General Dynamics Mission Systems Launches Newest UUV – SMD Unveil Green, Super Capable ROV Technology – Poster – The Vision of a Digital Subsea Future – Subsea Ops and ROV Training at the Chaguaramas Deepwater Hub in Trinidad – How Low-Cost Subsea Components are Changing Marine Conservation Efforts – Sparse LBL: A Cost Efficient and Flexible Solution for Enhanced Subsea Autonomy – Hydramec Delivers First Electric AHC LARS to the New Zealand Navy – Falcon for Ocean Research – i-Tech Strengthens Smart Skid Technology in GoM – Modus Performs HybridAUV Decommissioning Survey.

2020 BlueTech Expo Will Co-Locate with Capitol Hill Ocean Week

08.10.2019
BTE20 exhibition and OceanSocial networking reception will run concurrently with CHOW.

UI 2020 Education Spotlight: Remotely Operated Vehicles

04.10.2019
Doug Hernandez is a world-recognized expert in Remotely Operated Vehicle technology as BP’s Global ROV Manager. Doug will be leading the Underwater Intervention 2020 ROV Technical Track and has secured sessions chaired by leaders within the industry to include:

BP chief executive Bob Dudley to retire, to be succeeded by Bernard Looney

04.10.2019
The Board of BP announced today that, after a 40-year career with BP and over nine years as group chief executive, Bob Dudley, 64, has decided to step down as group chief executive and from the BP Board following delivery of the company’s 2019 full year results on 4 February 2020 and will retire on 31 March 2020.

Subsea 7 acquires 4Subsea

04.10.2019
Subsea 7 is pleased to announce that it has acquired 4Subsea, a leading provider of technology and services that delivers key decision support to oil & gas and offshore wind operators worldwide.

Equinor awarding pioneering wireless subsea drone contract

02.10.2019
Equinor, on behalf of the Njord licence, has awarded Saipem a subsea service contract using a wireless underwater intervention drone and an ROV.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Taiwan

02.10.2019
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract for the installation of the submarine cable system on an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.

Programme announced for the NOC Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019

02.10.2019
The full programme has been announced for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2019, taking place from 12-14 November at the NOC's waterfront site in Southampton. MATS 2019 promises to be the biggest showcase of its kind to date, with a record number of expert speakers and a wide range of industry exhibitors lined up.

Benthic awarded TechnipFMC geotechnical contract offshore Mozambique

02.10.2019
Benthic, a global geosciences company and part of Acteon, has secured an offshore geotechnical and geophysical contract from TechnipFMC for the Golfinho development, a deepwater discovery off the coast of Mozambique that will be developed as a subsea system tied back to an onshore liquefied natural gas facility.

Ryder Geotechnical announce opening of new London based office

02.10.2019
Ryder Geotechnical, part of Tekmar Group plc, today announced the opening of their new office in central London. The office will serve as the regional base for Ryder Geotechnical, and with the appointment of Robbie Williams-Crew as Senior Geotechnical Engineering in London, Ryder are well established to support their growing client base.

Sonardyne acoustics chosen for flagship Brazilian research vessel

02.10.2019
Science equipment and underwater vehicles deployed from Brazil’s flagship oceanographic research vessel, Alpha Crucis, are to be tracked using Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) positioning technology supplied by Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.

ROV Helps Recovery Dive Teams Locate Dumped Car

02.10.2019
After over 50 years in business, the JW Fishers team has heard just about every story possible concerning sunken ships, hidden treasures, scientific experiments, unexploded ordinance, location of drowning victims, and missing evidence recovery. The tools we provide to the operators undertaking these tasks vary from metal detectors and sonar systems to Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs).

Subsea 7 awarded contracts offshore Azerbaijan

01.10.2019
Subsea 7 announced today the award of two contracts, together representing a sizeable(1) contract award, by BP Exploration for the Azeri Central East (ACE) project in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field in the Caspian Sea in a water depth of approximately 140 metres.

Oceaneering Awarded Major Contract to Support Decommissioning Program Offshore Canada

01.10.2019
Oceaneering International, Inc., has been awarded a contract to support a decommissioning project off the east coast of Canada. This is the first decommissioning contract for Oceaneering in Canada.

Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg visits IKM Subsea

30.09.2019
IKM Subsea welcomed Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg to their Bryne Headquarters last week. Freiberg had invited himself together with representatives from his Government department to view the ROV Onshore Control Center. Several members of the press also attended and the minister was impressed stating: “This is like science fiction”. Freiberg added that there is high demand for modern Norwegian technology such as this both in the oil and gas sector and renewables market. He said furthermore that the Norwegian Government now has opened further two blocks for offshore Wind parks in Norwegian waters, and that he sees IKM Subsea’s Remote and Resident ROV solutions to be highly attractive for such areas.

Sonardyne instruments chosen by A/S Norske Shell for long-term reservoir monitoring

30.09.2019
A/S Norske Shell is launching a 10-year seabed subsidence monitoring campaign at its Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea, using long-endurance sensors from subsea monitoring specialist Sonardyne International Ltd.

Ten Falcons Make Film-Ocean a Big Fan

17.09.2019
Independent subsea contractor, Film-Ocean, has ordered its 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon making them one of the biggest fans of the world’s most popular underwater robot.
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