ROV Planet Articles

Cooperation on Wisting and Hades/Iris

26.06.2019
Equinor and OMV have signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on both the Wisting development in the Barents Sea and the concept development for the Hades/Iris discovery in the Norwegian Sea.

Maersk Drilling secures contracts for Maersk Valiant in Mexico

25.06.2019
Maersk Drilling has secured contracts for a two-well project for the drillship Maersk Valiant with Repsol Exploración Mexico, S.A. de C.V. for work in Block 10 and 29 offshore Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. The contracts have an expected duration of 138 days and are set to commence in March 2020. In addition to the firm workscope, the contracts include two one-well options.

BIRNS Celebrates 65th Anniversary

21.06.2019
In 1954, exploration in the subsea industry was in its relative infancy. In fact, some of the very first unmanned submersibles were introduced in the 1950s. Nearly seven decades later, depth ratings for subsea systems have exponentially changed, and connectivity solutions for today's subsea systems are extremely advanced and complex. BIRNS has been proud to have played a role in the advancement of high-performance lighting and connector systems for the subsea market for the last 65 years.

Launching ceremony of "La Combattante", the third offshore patrol vessel PAG

21.06.2019
The 12th June 2019, took place the Assumption of Command Ceremony of the third PAG, la Combattante, the last Offshore Patrol Vessel dedicated to the surveillance, protection and intervention in the Caribbean.

Acquisition of TerraSond

20.06.2019
Acteon, the global Subsea Services group, has completed the acquisition of geosciences survey company TerraSond.

Oceaneering Awarded Contract to Supply Umbilicals and Distribution Hardware for Mozambique LNG Project

20.06.2019
Oceaneering International, Inc. ("Oceaneering") (NYSE:OII) announced that it has been awarded a contract by Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Lda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, to supply umbilicals, distribution hardware, and aftermarket services.

SOFEC selects BMT and Sonardyne for deepwater turret mooring monitoring offshore Mozambique

19.06.2019
Industry leading mooring solutions supplier, SOFEC, Inc., has selected BMT and Sonardyne Inc., under their teaming agreement, to supply an innovative mooring monitoring system (MMS) for a major new deepwater development.

Defence and Subsea sectors join forces to accelerate development of underwater autonomous operations to unlock UK competitiveness

19.06.2019
A first of its kind collaboration between defence and oil and gas will lead to the development of advanced underwater technology to solve challenges across both sectors.

Offshore Innovators Train Guyanese Engineers in Subsea Robotics

18.06.2019
Offshore Innovators Guyana Inc has recruited and trained a team of five Guyanese engineers in Subsea Robotics to support deep-water operations offshore Guyana. The world-class training experience was hosted by Subsea Specialist Ltd at the Deepwater Hub in Chaguaramas, Trinidad, and delivered by Carlos Sardinha of Blue Laguna Inc US.

L3 Technologies selects Arctic Rays’ lights for their Iver UUV

18.06.2019
Arctic Rays LLC, an underwater technology specialist in the design and manufacturing of high-performance lights, cameras and sub-sea equipment, has delivered custom-manufactured LED strobe lights to L3 Technologies.

One well – two discoveries in the Norwegian Sea

17.06.2019
Equinor and its partners Ineos E&P and Faroe Petroleum have made an oil and gas discovery in exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture in production licence 159B in the Norwegian Sea. The well had two different reservoir targets; an upper drilling target containing 2-12 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of gas and a lower target with an estimated volume of 1-48 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.

Contract for HUGIN Superior

17.06.2019
Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to report that it has signed the first contract for the new HUGIN® Superior 6000-meter rated AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle). HUGIN® Superior was introduced to the market in December 2018 and provides significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities while building on the proven track record of the HUGIN® AUVs. The complete AUV system will be delivered in DNV certified offshore containers along with a portable version of Kongsberg’s HiPAP 502 acoustic positioning system for easy mobilization onboard vessels of opportunity.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway

14.06.2019
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a substantial(1) contract by Equinor for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project, located in the North Sea, 160 kilometres west from Stavanger in Norway.

MacArtney Provide Lobster Monitoring Technology to SLU in Sweden

14.06.2019
Working with the Swedish University for Agriculture and Sciences (SLU) the MacArtney Group have co-designed a Lobster Sledge for investigation into lobster stocks.

Fugro Seep Hunting Success Offshore Malaysia

14.06.2019
Fugro has successfully completed the first of three Malaysian seep hunting and geochemical campaigns for the Provision of Surface Geochemical Survey for Domestic Waters for Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas company.

Pioneering Deep Water Residency Wins Award for Saab Seaeye

14.06.2019
Winner of this years’ annual Underwater Technology Foundation’s UTC Subsea Award for outstanding achievements within the subsea industry, is Saab Seaeye.

iXblue selected to conduct future Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm geophysical survey

13.06.2019
iXblue’s Sea Operations division has been selected by EOLFI, the “Ferme Eolienne Flottante de Groix & Belle-Île” delegated project contactor, to conduct the geophysical survey of the future Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm located in the South of Brittany, off the West coast of France. The survey, that began earlier this week, will last for about five days and will be conducted by a dedicated crew of 5 iXblue hydrographic surveyors and geophysicist engineers onboard the company’s own Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) hydrographic research vessel, FeliX.

AutoNaut successfully monitoring the marine environment for The Ocean Cleanup

12.06.2019
AutoNaut Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) have been collecting vital environmental monitoring data in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to help The Ocean Cleanup with its first mission.
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