ROV Planet Articles

BPTT’s Angelin project gets the green light

02.06.2017
BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC today announced the sanction for the development of its Angelin offshore gas project. The project will feature the construction of a new platform - bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility - 60 kilometres off the south-east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 65 metres. The development will include four wells and will have a production capacity of approximately 600 million standard cubic feet of gas a day (mmscfd). Gas from Angelin will flow to the Serrette platform hub via a new 21 kilometre pipeline. Drilling is due to commence in Q3 2018 and first gas from the facility is expected in 1Q 2019.

SPE Offshore Europe 2017 confronts the cyber threat to the oil and gas sector

01.06.2017
The scale and severity of attacks on industrial cyber systems is growing and has the potential to put oil and gas infrastructure, critical processes and workers’ lives in danger. SPE Offshore Europe 2017 will host a keynote panel session on cyber and physical attacks on the industry to help delegates understand the risks, manage detection of threats and defend against malicious actions.

Valeport reports surge in sales of Tide Gauges

31.05.2017
Valeport has reported a surge in sales of tide gauge equipment in its most recent quarter. The UK’s leading manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation said that sales of tide gauge equipment rose 22% over the same period in 2016. Valeport’s performance and reliability in tide gauges is well renowned and the firm confirm that sales across the portfolio of tide gauge instrumentation including TideMasters, Radar sensors and the TideStation are significantly ahead of forecast.

International Collaboration for Optimization of ROV Operations

31.05.2017
Two Norwegian companies have embarked on development and testing of a new underwater power & data connection system that will reduce cost and improve efficiency of vessel-based offshore ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) operations. DOF Subsea, a leading provider of integrated subsea services and WiSub, an innovative subsea solutions company, have begun cooperation on the development and testing of WiSub’s pinless connection systems in an international initiative to set a new standard in subsea connection.

Imenco UK Ltd – New Subsea and Topside Products Drive New Business Opportunities

31.05.2017
Aberdeen based Imenco UK Ltd has actively promoted various new products to successfully drive new business opportunities during the first 5 months of 2017. Efforts over the last few years to provide diversification from the company’s traditional oil and gas background have led to new business in aquaculture, offshore renewable energy, marine survey and most recently in nuclear.

Materia, Inc. appoints new Vice President, Operations and Senior Sales Manager at Houston Facility.

30.05.2017
Materia Inc., a leader in the development and manufacture of catalysts and advanced polymers, has appointed Neal Gilmore as vice president, operations, and Wesleyne Greer as senior manager, sales. Gilmore and Greer are based in Materia’s Huntsville, Texas, manufacturing facility.

Great Depths of Opportunities in India for UK Firms

30.05.2017
UK subsea companies showcased their technology and expertise to senior officials from India's largest oil and gas exploration and production company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), last week on a trade mission to South Asia.

Restrata appoints new head of UK crisis management

29.05.2017
Restrata, a global leader in safety and security consultancy and training services, has appointed Craig Menzies to head up its UK emergency response and crisis management business, which includes the state-of-the-art Incident Management Centre (IMC) in Aberdeen.

Seatronics, Imenco Ink Partnership Agreement

29.05.2017
Seatronics, an Acteon company, has signed a new partnership agreement with Imenco AS.

Phoenix Hosts Congressman Anthony Brown (Maryland Fourth Congressional District)

26.05.2017
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) hosted Congressman Anthony Brown in a visit to the Phoenix Largo, MD corporate headquarters on May 12, 2017. Congressman Brown represents the Maryland Fourth Congressional District which includes the Phoenix Largo, MD facility. The visit included a briefing on Phoenix capabilities, meeting with employees, and a tour of the extensive inventory of Commercial and U.S. Navy deep ocean search and recovery equipment that Phoenix operates and maintains out of its Largo office.

Hydromea (CH) - Marine Distribution & Consulting Partnership

26.05.2017
Hydromea and MDC sign partnership

Petrobras and Wood Group CEOs to speak at opening plenary at SPE Offshore Europe 2017

25.05.2017
Pedro Parente, CEO of Petrobras and Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood Group are to speak at the opening plenary session at SPE Offshore Europe 2017 which is being held in Aberdeen from 5-8 September 2017. They will join Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell and Bob Dudley, group chief executive of BP to address the central theme of Embracing New Realities: Reinventing our Industry in a top CEO line-up on the opening day of Europe’s foremost exploration and production (E&P) technical conference and exhibition.

Noble Globetrotter I upgraded to latest Sonardyne DP reference technology

25.05.2017
Leading offshore drilling contractor, Noble Corporation plc, has selected acoustically-aided inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Inc., Houston, for its ultra-deep water drillship Noble Globetrotter I. The Marksman DP-INS system is being used to provide a high integrity, independent subsea position reference for the vessel’s GE DP3 dynamic positioning (DP) system as it drills exploration wells in water depths up to 10,000 feet.

2G Robotics Selected as Official Supplier of Underwater Laser Scanning and Imaging Technology to Kongsberg Maritime and the Royal Norwegian Navy

24.05.2017
2G Robotics is excited to announce it has been selected to supply AUV-based laser scanning, stills imaging, and illumination solutions for HUGIN AUVs to be delivered to the Royal Norwegian Navy. As part of this relationship, 2G Robotics is looking forward to being involved in the upcoming, state-of-the-art mine countermeasure project and would like to congratulate Kongsberg Maritime and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) on their latest agreement for the delivery of four complete HUGIN AUV systems.

Atlas Professionals acquires the international business activities of Programmed Marine and formation of a Joint Venture

24.05.2017
Atlas Professionals B.V. (Atlas Professionals) has reached an agreement with Programmed Maintenance Services Limited (Programmed) for the acquisition of the international activities of Programmed Marine and the formation of a 50/50 joint venture for offshore and marine manning services in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

First Deep-Sea LED Strobe Using High-Potential Driver Released

23.05.2017
Arctic Rays, LLC has released Dragonfish to the wider market - a proven robust deep-sea LED Strobe light designed for imaging applications on AUVs and other underwater vehicles or platforms. Its compact size, high brightness (30,000 lumens @ 5ms, 42,000 lumens @ 200µs), and low current draw (550 mA @ 24Vdc), make it ideal for AUV-based still photography, where payload size and power budget are critical. Drive electronics, thermal protection, and intelligent microprocessor control are integral in the Dragonfish’s small 1ATM, 6,000m-rated, anodized aluminum housing. External power and trigger are all that are needed to operate. The unit is easily synced to a standard TTL camera shutter, and will self-quench automatically when the shutter line is released, allowing user-controllable strobe durations up to 5ms. It can also be quenched by an alternate source using the independent quench line. Standard beams are a wide 62⁰ flood, or a narrow 35⁰ spot.

Ashtead Secures UKAS Accreditation for NDT Equipment Calibration

23.05.2017
A global leader in specialist subsea technology and services, Ashtead Technology has today (Tuesday 23rd May) announced that it has received further endorsement from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for its enhanced range of calibration services. Having previously gained UKAS accreditation for the calibration of survey, positioning and oceanographic sensors, this latest approval covers the delivery of calibration services for ultrasonic testing equipment used by non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection companies. UKAS assesses a laboratory’s calibration and measurement capability to produce precise and accurate test results by scrutinising the technical competence of staff, the validity of the test methods, and equipment used through a vigorous audit and validation process.

Proserv Middle East secures multiple contract awards

23.05.2017
Energy services company Proserv has been awarded a series of contracts worth a combined value of more than $11million USD for its production control new-build and after-market services in the Middle East. In the UAE, Proserv will be engineering and manufacturing wellhead control panels, hydraulic power units (HPUs) and chemical injection systems to national oil companies, service companies and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, estimated to be worth around $10m. Key to the awards is the strong installation, commissioning and life of field service offering that is unique to Proserv in the region
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