ROV Planet Articles

Wood Group strengthens commissioning capabilities through Magma collaboration

21.01.2016
Wood Group has established a collaborative agreement with international engineering consultancy, Magma Products (Magma) to extend its existing commissioning service. Headquartered in Aberdeen and specialising in the field of commissioning and start-up, Magma's services and software system will complement Wood Group's global commissioning experience.

Nautilus to Wet Test Seafloor Production Equipment

21.01.2016
Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTCQX:NUSMF, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces that it has signed agreements with United Engineering Services LLC (“UES”) to provide support services associated with wet testing the Company’s Seafloor Production Equipment and storing the equipment as it is delivered from various suppliers prior to integration onto the Company’s Production Support Vessel (“PSV”).

Wood Group wins Shell Prelude FLNG contract

20.01.2016
Wood Group has secured a three year contract with Shell Australia's Prelude, Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. Perth-based Wood Group Kenny will provide specialist consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management prior to and during operation of Prelude FLNG, which will be located 475km north-north east of Broome in Western Australia.

Robot-subs inform protection of English deep-sea corals

18.01.2016
A fleet of robotic submarines, based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), head-quartered in in Southampton, have been used to map vulnerable cold-water coral reefs in the deep ocean off southwest England. This data set is being used to inform the management of a new Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) that protects the only area of deep-sea coral habitat in English waters. This MCZ forms part of a national network that is being expanded this week as a second round of designated sites are announced by Defra.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 06

18.01.2016
The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring the Global Work-Class ROV Expenditure Report (2015-2019), Sea Change, Dive into Opportunity:The MTS/IEEE Oceans’15 Conference, Product Focus: Ranger 2 USBL, Oceaneering’s ROV Center in Batam, Poster – SMD Bulk Cutter, Forging Ahead – Nautilus and Pioneering World of Deepsea Mining, An All-Around Improvement – JAMSTEC Utilizing AVM Technology, Small ROVs – A brief History, Shipwreck Documentation near San Francisco Bay, Oceana Subsea Profile, MATE ROV Competition Brief.

Tidewater Subsea Charters the M/V Brandon Bordelon

15.01.2016
Tidewater Subsea charters the Jones Act compliant MV Brandon Bordelon for (60) sixty days plus options. Tidewater Subsea is mobilizing (2) two FMC Technologies Schilling HP 150 ROVs to the vessel. The Brandon is now fully capable to perform a variety of operations, including IMR (inspection, maintenance and repair), light construction, survey and inspection work.

Aker Solutions Repositions MMO Business in Norway

15.01.2016
Aker Solutions today notified employees in its maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) unit across Norway of necessary steps to reposition the business and enhance competitiveness in a market with unprecedented challenges.

Subsea UK Supports South West Businesses

14.01.2016
Subsea supply chain businesses in south-west England will be able to identify opportunities and debate the challenges facing the sector thanks to a new industry networking event organised by Subsea UK, the body which represents the £9billion British subsea industry.

Ashtead secures deal with nCentric to supply cutting edge wireless technology

13.01.2016
Ashtead Technology is to provide fast, reliable and more cost-effective broadband communications between rigs and vessels and onshore facilities following a worldwide agreement with a leader in remote communications technology. The leading independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services to the offshore industry has secured this worldwide agreement with Belgium and US based nCentric.

Award-winning Centre to deliver new ROV training course

13.01.2016
The award-winning subsea training and testing facility, The Underwater Centre, has added the FMC Schilling TITAN 4 syllabus to its current ROV training suite. The course familiarises candidates with all major components of the TITAN T4 manipulator and provides system operation and routine maintenance procedures. The Centre has adapted the course to offer extensive operational practice through specific activities designed to give candidates familiarity with the manipulator in use.

‘It’s Time for Transformation’ Says Subsea UK as Subsea Expo Programme is Revealed

13.01.2016
Subsea UK today urged the industry to turn talk into action now to safeguard the future of the UK’s £9billion subsea sector. The call was issued as Subsea UK announced the final speaker line-up and programme for its eleventh annual conference and exhibition, Subsea Expo. Europe’s largest annual subsea event takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 3-5 February 2015.

Plexus looks to build upon 2015 successes for a positive 2016

13.01.2016
Plexus, an Aberdeen-based engineering and service-company had an encouraging year in 2015, meeting some significant milestones in the development of its core business and launching new products. Following a challenging year for the oil and gas industry, Colin Ritchie, Managing Director of Plexus, looks at the positives in 2015 and how Plexus will continue to develop in 2016

Sonardyne goes from deep sea to deep space during NASA demonstrations

12.01.2016
Subsea engineering company, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has successfully demonstrated its wireless integrity monitoring technologies during a series of in-water demonstrations held at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas.

2016 MCE Deepwater Development Technical Program release

12.01.2016
After over 175 Technical Abstracts, from 92 Companies, were processed and evaluated; we are happy to announce the 2016 Technical Program.

Falkland Islands Exploration drilling update – Successful Isobel Deep Re-drill

11.01.2016
Premier Oil plc is pleased to announce that the Isobel Deep re-drill (well 14/20-2) has successfully confirmed the oil discovery encountered in the original Isobel Deep well. In addition, this re-drill has discovered new hydrocarbons in additional sandstones.

Rob Spillard joins Bibby HydroMap as their new Technical Director

11.01.2016
Seabed survey company Bibby HydroMap continues to strengthen their executive board with the appointment of Rob Spillard as Technical Director.

Fugro concludes sale and lease back of two vessels

11.01.2016
Fugro has entered into a sale and lease back agreement regarding its geotechnical vessels Fugro Scout and Fugro Voyager.

Sharing lunch, experience and ideas at subsea seminar

11.01.2016
Bibby Offshore shares costs efficiency solutions and highlights best internal working methods to help ensure safe future for industry. Those attending the lunch and learn event at Village Hotel Club Aberdeen, Prime 4, in Kingswells, will hear from Bibby Offshore on how best to conduct business with the firm, as well as take part in discussions about adding value to projects and sharing ideas on cost efficiency in the supply chain.

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