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Fugro Orders Two SEA-KIT USVs

to the construction and maintenance of marine assets. Integration of the new USVs into our global network of remote operation centers (ROC) will allow us to provide our clients with an entirely remote-controlled inspection solution for the first time in history. In addition to applications in the oil and gas industry, we specifically foresee an important role for our new remote inspection solution in the rapidly growing offshore wind sector.”Essex-based SEA-KIT and Fugro first announced their partnership in March this year. The two new USVs are the first of multiple planned builds for Fugro as part

Spirit Energy Orders POS-GRIP System from Plexus

, we believe our production technology delivers a compelling economic and environmental proposition for the surface production operations we are targeting. With a substantial pipeline of opportunities, we are hopeful that today's order from Spirit Energy will prove to be a bellwether, as the oil and gas industry begins to emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic-induced malaise."

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Balmoral Develops Cable Protection Solution for Offshore Wind

and brought together in-house before being tested on the company’s test rig.According to Balmoral, solutions for varying apertures on monopile installations are available as well as J-tube and I-tube options for jacket structures.Balmoral, mostly known as a service provider to the oil and gas industry, now says it is "totally committed to the renewables sector" and that it has invested heavily in its engineering, manufacturing, and testing services. Ian Milne, sales manager, said: “With over 300 employees at our Aberdeen facility we retain an impressive complement of

Ship repair is the first market to be targeted by AMBPR, as it has significant potential with 90,000 ships of over 50m in length periodically repainted at 600 dry docks worldwide - Image for illustration only; Credit:  TawanSaklay - AdobeStock.

CGG's Sercel Buys Stake in Autonomous Robots Start-Up

for a future shift to an automated solution.Emmanuelle Dubu, CEO of Sercel, said: “Sercel is pleased to support AMBPR with its industrial expertise and production capacity. This initiative is an opportunity to broaden the range of potential markets for our technology and know-how beyond the oil and gas industry and diversify production at our Saint-Gaudens site.&rdquo

Graphic representation of the exercise; met-ocean data collection operations running concurrently with simulated threats, detection and mitigation assets. Image from ION.

Autonomous ANTX: Seismic Survey Tech and Port Security

spatial awareness, primarily using real-time ships’ AIS (automatic identification system), as well as radar and other tracked target feeds to improve operational efficiency.ION has been using Marlin and other command and control software platforms for more than three decades in the offshore oil and gas industry. There, it’s mostly used in managing seismic survey operations, involving towed streamer surveys comprising up to 14 hydrophone arrays each reaching up to 10km long or seabed surveys with multiple surface vessels and assets deployed on the seafloor.“In later years, we found that

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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

, this is a politically charged topic, and there are several movements afoot to try to change these laws and regulations in potentially material ways, so this will need to be continuously monitored.While the U.S. offshore wind industry is in its infancy, we do have a well-developed offshore oil and gas industry, particularly in the U.S. Gulf. Much of the “oil patch” vessel work has been fixed on the widely used time charter SUPPLYTIME 2005 form. However, because that form was intended for the oil and gas industry, it required extensive amendments to fit the needs of the offshore-wind

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PlanSea's Software to Cut North Sea Logistics Costs, Emissions

A Robert Gordon University spin-out PlanSea Solutions is working on a software that could improve offshore oil and gas industry logistics in the UK North Sea, and save millions of pounds and cut CO2 emissions. The project is backed by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and project partners BP, CNOOC, and Equinor, the software company established in 2017, said."The project builds on preliminary work undertaken by RGU and the OGTC to assess existing vessel utilization and efficiency in the UKCS. The study highlighted potential cost savings of up to 25% on an annual industry spend of

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Norway: CSS Buys Isotek

deepwater pipelines of up to 48in diameter, in the most challenging operating conditions.”Simon Fripp, General Manager, Isotek added; “The synergies already in place between the Isotek and CSS teams will create exciting opportunities for us to develop new products and solutions for the oil and gas industry, such as our ROV power converters.  This will give us strong growth potential and allow us to play a key role in supporting the trend towards autonomous subsea operations, as the industry ventures into increasingly challenging environments.&rdquo

SeaView software showing the Subsea probe’s orientation relative to the underwater member, echoes received with energy levels and correlation value, liquid level reading (if liquid is present), etc. providing a quality check for each reading obtained. (Image: VideoRay)

Flooded Member Detection Using ROVs

. As such, it has seven thrusters enabling it to move in any direction and maintain an active pitch to face the vehicle upwards or downwards, making it a platform suited for FMD surveys. It is also capable of several third-party additions, now including the new ISFMD system to serve the oil and gas industry.The ISFMD system is the first of its kind to utilize digital acoustic detection instead of typical harmful gamma rays to inspect offshore platform members or subsea pipelines for flooding as a result of cracking, damage, corrosion, and/or other defects. The ISFMD is suitable for small ROV

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