ROV Planet Articles

Significant upside potential for Iranian oil & gas production

Douglas-Westwood’s (DW) NEW publication the Iran Oil & Gas Market Forecast 2015-2019 provides detailed analysis of key markets within Iran’s oil & gas sector, including historical and forecast drilling and production, oilfield services expenditure, onshore and offshore rig demand, fixed platforms, onshore pipelines and downstream facilities (refineries, gas processing, petrochemicals and LNG).

Cape Sharp Tidal installs subsea connector cable and launches Scotia Tide deployment barge

Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro, has completed two significant milestone operations in preparation for the next phase of the tidal energy demonstration project - the installation of its subsea power cable and the launch of its deployment barge

Ocean Installer awarded further work under existing Statoil contract

Ocean Installer has signed an amendment with Statoil for riser replacement operations at the Troll C field. This includes options for work at the Vigdis field. The work will be executed under the SLMP Marine Installation Contract.

Subsea Training Centre prepares for April Diving Regulation deadline

Subsea training facility, The Underwater Centre, is preparing for changes to the prerequisite requirements for experienced commercial air divers which will come in to play in April 2016

Sonar demonstrations show the way ahead for vessel navigation

Maritime security technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar, NOAS, during three days of water borne demonstrations in Plymouth, south-west England.

Wood Group in second win for Browse FEED

Wood Group has secured its second front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) Development offshore Western Australia.

Underwater custom cable for monitoring bradyseism in Pozzuoli Gulf

Novacavi reports development and supply of a new custom cable for monitoring bradyseism phenomenon in Pozzuoli Gulf, near Naples, Italy.

'Fugro awarded a three-year positioning contract by PGS'

Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by PGS for the provision of precise satellite positioning systems for its entire seismic vessel fleet.

Showcase your equipment to the industry's largest group of buyers

Oceanology International - London, 15-17 March 2016 Oceanology International offers you a great opportunity to host visitors on a vessel while you demonstrate your products on the iconic Thames waterside. Visitors can also watch live coverage of your equipment at work via the popular elevated viewing platforms on the dockside or via a covered private meeting area

8th Annual Decommissioning Summit to break down silos and give industry ‘boost’ for uncertain future

With operators demanding more joined-up thinking from the supply chain in order to do more with less in an era of depressed oil prices, the decommissioning industry’s flagship knowledge-sharing event has responded by organizing cutting-edge seminars on breaking down the silos that hamper efficiency and innovation offshore. For the first time, the Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, to be held February 23-25 in Houston, will unite the well intervention and late-life production community with operators’ top decommissioning leaders to look afresh at the technologies and techniques needed for cost-effective end-of-life transition.

OpenHydro claims top accolades for Innovation

Winner of Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards for Tech Innovation Award and International Engineer of the Year Winner of Innovation Award from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Tidal energy developer OpenHydro, a DCNS company, has secured top honours at this year’s Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards and SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards.

Subserv Pro to Become Atlas Professionals ROV, Diving & Inspection Office

In September, two of the UK’s strongest agencies in the ROV, Renewables and Offshore Survey industry fused together under one brand. On 7th December, Subserv Pro (SSP) will become Atlas’ official ROV, Diving and Inspection office (RDI).

Three-year award in Angola strengthens Harkand’s position in West Africa

HARKAND and its local consortium partner TOS Angola Lda has secured a three-year contract to deliver inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in Angola for a major international oil company operating in the West Africa region.

Ocean Installer awarded first contract in Nigria

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for field development work in Nigeria for Folawiyo Aje Services Limited. The contract starts with immediate effect. Ocean Installer will perform the offshore construction of the Aje Ph1 project off the coast of Nigeria. The scope of work includes mooring buoy installation and hook up, flowline and umbilical installation. Folawiyo Aje Services Limited (FASL) functions as dedicated technical advisor to the field operator Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum.

OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai Call for Papers Final Deadline Monday, December 7, 2015

Every Spring, the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsor the OCEANS conference in either Asia or Europe. It is a prestigious conference/exhibition that draws hundreds of international attendees. The venue for OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai, the Shanghai International Convention Center, has a high reputation both at home and abroad for holding large-scale international conferences, has expansive meeting and exhibition space, with a riverside view, and is convenient to major airports and other local, modern attractions.

ROVOP announce £3m of new contract wins

Independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider ROVOP has announced £3m worth of new contract wins in the last month across the oil and gas, offshore wind and power transmission sectors.

North Star Shipping awarded prestigous health and safety management award

North Star Shipping has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council. The company, which has the largest, wholly-owned British fleet engaged in the UK offshore industry, is a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group. North Star Shipping is one of 61 organisations worldwide - and one of only two in the North-east of Scotland - that achieved a Sword of Honour which is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

Odyssey Marine Exploration goes to great lengths with Sonardyne GyroiUSBL

New subsea technology which allows geophysical towfish to be tracked at distances far greater than current methods allow, has been successfully evaluated by Odyssey Marine Exploration during trials in the Bay of Biscay. Developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, the Ranger 2 GyroiUSBL system was able to track Odyssey’s latest deep tow side-scan platform at a slant range of 7,500 metres from their vessel, Odyssey Explorer. Only the depth of the ocean prevented greater ranges being achieved

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