ROV Planet Articles

Deep Ocean off Southern Greece to be Field Test Site for Finalists in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

10.10.2018
Final Phase of Global Competition Puts Rapid, Unmanned, High Resolution Mapping of the Sea Floor to a Real-World Test

Deep Ocean off Southern Greece to be Field Test Site for Finalists in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

10.10.2018
Final Phase of Global Competition Puts Rapid, Unmanned, High Resolution Mapping of the Sea Floor to a Real-World Test

BHGE partners with AFRC to push limits of advanced manufacturing for oil and gas

10.10.2018
The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how some of the latest advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter ways to reduce cost and increase productivity across BHGE’s operations.

BP to host Discussion Panels for “The 2025 Offshore Oilfield” at Underwater Intervention 2019

10.10.2018
The main stage at Underwater Intervention 2019 will feature a two-part industry panel discussion on the future of the subsea oilfield. Hosted by BP, the discussions will focus on the direction of the Subsea Oil & Gas Infrastructure’s Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) market. This is an historic event whereby the major oil & gas offshore operating companies will get together, in an open forum, to communicate their vision for the offshore oilfield of the future. The operator discussion will follow the next day with selected service companies gathering to communicate their vision for fulfilling the needs portrayed by the operators.

DOF Subsea selects Sonardyne navigation technology for three ROV vessels in Brazil

09.10.2018
International subsea services provider DOF Subsea has chosen acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to support its deepwater operations from three vessels offshore Brazil.

Smart boulders measure fast and powerful seafloor avalanches

08.10.2018
Robotic sensors disguised as boulders, or ‘smart boulders’, have been used to measure the initiation and evolution of huge seafloor avalanches for the first time, revealing some surprising findings that will help inform where best to lay the seafloor cables that keep the internet running.

C-Innovation opens new Port Fourchon dock facility to strengthen subsea services

08.10.2018
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has opened a new dock facility in Port Fourchon, La., to expand the capabilities of its Subsea Services group.

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, officially opened Balmoral Offshore Engineering’s (BOE) subsea test facility in Aberdeen

05.10.2018
BOE, an Aberdeen-based provider of deepwater buoyancy, insulation and elastomer products welcomed His Royal Highness and more than 100 guests to the Balmoral Subsea Test Centre to celebrate the conclusion of its two-year £20m investment project.

Hybrid multipair custom cable to enhance geophysical borehole acquisition systems

05.10.2018
Novacavi has supplied a hybrid multipair data transmission custom cable for latest analog multistation borehole acquisition system used for S-wave borehole tomography or seismic downhole surveying.

Subsea Expo 2019 to focus on underwater innovation

05.10.2018
Industry experts are being urged by Subsea UK to showcase the most advanced technologies and lead discussions on the current and future subsea challenges at next year’s flagship event, Subsea Expo.

Trelleborg Exhibits Buoyancy Materials at Oceans 2018

02.10.2018
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its range of buoyancy materials at Oceans 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina in from 22 to 25 October. It will give attendees a firsthand look at some of the company’s advanced composite materials, including Eccofloat®, a high-strength syntactic foam, and Eccosphere®, hollow glass microspheres.

Sonardyne welcomes new Business Development Manager for aquaculture and renewables industries

02.10.2018
Navigation and positioning technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Paull as Business Development Manager to help support and develop the firm’s business within the growing aquaculture and renewables industries.

Subsea 7 awarded integrated contract offshore US Gulf of Mexico

02.10.2018
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by Fieldwood Energy to Subsea Integration Alliance(2), a global partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company. The award is for the deepwater Katmai field development in the US Gulf of Mexico’s Green Canyon 40.

AutoNaut USV accompanies The Ocean Cleanup in the Pacific Ocean

01.10.2018
An AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel (USV) has been launched alongside the revolutionary system of The Ocean Cleanup, the non-profit organisation deploying advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The Ocean Cleanup System 001, also known as “Wilson”, is undergoing extensive sea trials approximately 350 nautical miles from San Francisco, to test the behaviour of the system. If all goes well, it will relocate to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” (GPGP) where it will begin the challenge of removing tonnes of plastic debris. The role of the AutoNaut USV is to conduct long-term monitoring of the surrounding environmental conditions and provide information on “Wilson” itself.

Hydroid Recognizes Royal Netherlands Navy as Authorized REMUS Service Center

01.10.2018
Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), today announced that it has recognized the Sensor & Weapon Systems Department within the Royal Netherlands Navy's Directorate of Materiel Sustainment as an authorized REMUS Service Center. Hydroid presented the Directorate with a plaque on September 12, 2018 recognizing its commitment to excellence in AUV service and technical expertise.

The Royal Netherlands Navy successfully integrate SeeByte’s Neptune into Remus 100 fleet

01.10.2018
SeeByte, the global leader in creating software solutions for unmanned maritime systems are pleased to announce that The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) have successfully integrated SeeByte’s Neptune into their New Generation Remus 100 Fleet.

i-Tech Services adds mini ROV capability to inspection fleet

01.10.2018
i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, has strengthened its underwater inspection and maintenance capability with the provision of new mini ROVs for performing subsea operations in challenging environments.

US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, selects Sonardyne for underwater vehicle testing ground

18.09.2018
Underwater target tracking technology from Houston-based Sonardyne Inc., has been chosen by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division for use at its South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF).
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