ROV Planet Articles

Ashtead secures deal with nCentric to supply cutting edge wireless technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Finalists announced for annual British subsea awards

Aker Solutions, N-Sea and Saab are in contention for the Subsea Company of the Year award at this year’s Subsea UK Awards, held during Subsea Expo – Europe’s largest subsea focused exhibition and conference.

‘Ask Fugro’ campaign celebrates Fugro's global ingenuity

Dutch geoscience and inspection specialist Fugro is embarking on an ambitious, year-long celebration of its global ingenuity by launching 'Ask Fugro' - a media-wide campaign focusing on specific industry hurdles and innovative solutions.

Christmas Unwrapped

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR); specialists in providing leading technology and services to the offshore marine sectors, are pleased to confirm the addition of two Sonardyne ‘Syrinx’ Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) to their expanding rental inventory.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

ROV Planet would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

New appointments further strengthen Subsea UK Board

Subsea UK has unveiled its new Board, following a members’ ballot at the industry body’s Annual General Meeting.

Fugro provides survey services for deepwater development at significant Guyana oil discovery

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, an ExxonMobil affiliate, for survey services at a deepwater field development offshore Guyana. The contract provides for autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) geophysical survey and an environmental baseline survey, along with shallow geohazard and geotechnical coring.

Pemex extends Fugro offshore geophysical and geotechnical campaign

Mexican national oil company, Pemex, has awarded a further extension to Fugro’s contract to support its exploration drilling activities in the Bay of Campeche.


Ocean Installer has been awarded an offshore wind contract with Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH. This strengthens Ocean Installer’s position in the European offshore wind market.

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