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Independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider ROVOP has announced further growth with the appointment of a new Commercial Director to its senior executive team and Board.

Ashtead Technology supplies equipment for scientific subsea expedition to explore US airship wreckage

Ashtead Technology, the global number one independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services has been supporting attempts to explore the wreckage of the USS Macon, the United States Navy’s last flying aircraft.


Hybrid ARV (Autonomous/Remote Vehicle) is the hybrid solution that will search wide areas in AUV mode and conduct detailed inspections in ROV mode.

From IMAX screens to ROV control rooms, SULIS Subsea Corp. is a small company making big waves with its new 4K imaging technology

Next week at OCEANS ’15, SULIS Subsea Corporation will unveil its newest deep-ocean imaging technology, centred around the Z70: a pioneering subsea camera product with unparalleled 4K optical capability.

Oceanology International launches OI North America 2017

Providing what the industry wants and needs has long been the maxim behind Oceanology International (OI), the world’s largest exhibition and conference for the ocean science and marine technology community. This commitment has resulted in the launch of the biennial Oceanology International North America (OINA) being held for the first time in San Diego, California on February 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center

Subsea 7 saves time with Sonardyne 6G and SPRINT in the Gulf of Mexico

Subsea engineering, construction and installation company, Subsea 7, has successfully used acoustic and inertial navigation technologies from Sonardyne International Ltd. during a project to install flowlines, risers and subsea structures at a major new deep water field development in the Gulf of Mexico, due to commence production in 2016.

OceanTools Delivers First OceanSIP-SD Subsea Inclinometer Package to the Gulf of Mexico

Aberdeen based engineering firm OceanTools was recently approached by a major international drilling contractor seeking a technical solution for the efficient and accurate attitude measurement of subsea conductors and wellheads.

OPITO Urges Industry not to Compromise on Safety at sub $50 Oil as Final Programme for OSCC revealed

A global oil and gas skills and training body today called on the industry not to cut corners on safety training and competence in the face of a much lower oil price. The call was issued as OPITO announced the final speaker line-up and content for its sixth annual conference and exhibition on safety and competence to be held in Abu Dhabi on the 3rd of November and sponsored by Shell.

Blue Stream Pipeline Inspection contract awarded to Fugro

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Blue Stream Pipeline Company B.V. for the provision of survey support vessels and associated survey services to perform the 2015 external pipeline inspection for the offshore, shore approach, and dry section components of the Blue Stream Pipeline System.

Ocean Installer signed regional framework agreement with BP

Ocean Installer has been awarded a Regional Framework Agreement with BP for subsea work in the Gulf of Mexico region. The agreement covers subsea fabrication, transportation and installation of offshore facilities, as well as hook up and commissioning, and is valid for three years. Specific work scopes will be carried out under individual call-off contracts, and accordingly no firm work is currently committed under the agreement.

2015 iXBlue Technology Roadshow - Aberdeen

It is with great pleasure and much anticipation that I invite you join my colleagues and I for iXBlues Technology Seminar on Friday the 23rd October in Kingswells, Aberdeen.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 05

The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Welcome to ROV Planet | ROV Demand Update | Interview with Andrew Hodgson, CEO of SMD | Sub-Atlantic Tether Management Systems (TMS) | The Power of Four: J2’s Innovative Tool Changer | The 7 Steps to Success – Site Integration Tests | ROV Planet Poster – Oceaneering NEXXUS ROV | ROV Hall of Fame – WSP/PIV | Double Eagle Down Under | QSTAR Providing Stellar ROV Training | ROVs for Marine Research | MATE’s 2015 Underwater Robotics Competition.

Market Leading Multi-Phase Echo Sounder Enhances STR’s Rental Inventory

Subsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR), has increased its portfolio of specialist rental equipment with the acquisition of EdgeTech’s 6205, an enhanced and fully swath bathymetry and dual frequency side scan sonar system which utilises next generation bathymetric technology.

Wood Group appoints Robin Watson as CEO

Wood Group announces the appointment of Robin Watson as chief executive officer (CEO), effective 1 January 2016. Robin succeeds Bob Keiller who has decided to retire from Wood Group on 31 December 2015. Robin has served on the Board since 2013, initially as CEO of Wood Group PSN and, since April 2015, as Group chief operating officer. His appointment represents a natural evolution in the Group’s leadership.

Join Jim McFarlane, President, ISE at his workshop - "The Evolution of Subsea Vehicles"

Join Jim McFarlane, President, ISE at his workshop - "The Evolution of Subsea Vehicles" at the OCEANS '15 MTS/IEEE CONFERENCE Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre, National Harbor, Maryland on Monday, October 19, 2015 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Fugro awarded extension of geophysical and geotechnical contract by PEMEX

Fugro (Mexico) in conjunction with long-time associates, Diavaz, has been awarded an extension of the ongoing offshore geophysical and geotechnical campaign by the Mexican national oil company, PEMEX.

OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2016 well set for record-breaking success

With still over five months until it opens, Oceanology International 2016 (OI) being held at ExCeL London, Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 March 2016, is well set to be a record-breaker. It has already matched the size of OI 2014 and, with hundreds of additional metres on reserve and due to be confirmed soon, the 2016 event will be the biggest OI of all time!

OCEANS'15 MTS/IEEE Washington Conference Updates

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor easy access to all the attractions in and near Washington, DC Don't miss out - REGISTER NOW! for the premier North American conference and exhibition focused on advances in marine technology, engineering, science, education and policy

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