Subsea News

CODA Elects Plumb to Board of Directors

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CODA) (Nasdaq: CODA), a leader in real-time 3D sonar technology and real-time subsea intelligence, announced the election of J. Charles Plumb, Captain, USNR (Ret.) to its Board of Directors. Captain Plumb was elected at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders.Captain J. Charles Plumb is a retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot and former Vietnam Prisoner of War. He retired from the United States Navy after 28 years of service, and his military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the P.O.W. Medal. Since his

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Film-Ocean Orders 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon

Independent subsea contractor, Film-Ocean, has ordered its 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon.Film-Ocean have developed and patented a chain measuring system for FPSO and Offshore Wind Farm mooring systems which is easily deployed with the Falcon providing results in real time and is accurate to 0.1mm.Saab Seaeye says that the versatility shown by Film-Ocean’s engagement of the Falcon, demonstrates the success of the design’s concept that has made it the most popular underwater robotic vehicle of its class in the world.The Falcon’s winning concept comes from creating a highly reliable vehicle

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New Research Vessels Choose Scantrol

Meterological and Hydrological Institute.With Scantrol AHC the vessel can do research sampling at desired water depths even if the vessel is rolling and moving in rough sea. Scantrol AHC removes the vessel’s motion from equipment deployed in the sea, enhancing the precision and data quality from subsea and sampling operations.The AHC towing function uses the depth input from the MacArtney ROTV together with the measured vessel motion to keep the ROTV steady at desired depth in varying towing and sea conditions.Scantrol has also supplied iSYM Autotrawl system for bottom and pelagic trawl sampling

The Olis Master Controller provides both remote and local ROV operation in a user-friendly configuration that increases task efficiencies, according to its manufacturer. (Image: Olis Robotics)

Olis Robotics Partners with Forum Energy Technologies

Under a new agreement, subsea products and services firm Forum Energy Technologies will provide global sales, distribution and support of Olis Robotics' remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) controllers for the offshore energy market, the mobile and remote robotics software company said.The Olis Master Controller (OMC) provides both remote and local ROV operation in a user-friendly configuration that increases task efficiencies, according to its manufacturer.Equipped with the Olis Core Operating System that is designed to incorporate machine perception and machine learning capabilities

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DOF Subsea Upgrades ROV Fleet

Subsea services provider DOF Subsea has equipped a further three of its Brazilian offshore vessel fleet with hybrid acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav all-in-one subsea navigation instruments are now supporting five Forum Energy Technologies (FET) remotely operated vehicles (ROV) on board the three vessels. This latest order takes the total number of DOF Subsea’s Brazilian vessels equipped with SPRINT-Nav aided ROVs to six.SPRINT-Nav combines Sonardyne’s SPRINT sensor, Syrinx 600 kHz Doppler velocity log (DVL) and a pressure

Rob Gill (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Energy Hires Gill

and commercial roles with the likes of Advisian, INEOS and Petrofac, as well as founding and growing several entrepreneurial ventures.The Sea Swift platform is a modular design that can be engineered to bespoke specifications. Designed as a cost-effective alternative to traditional jacket structures and subsea wells in shallow waters, it offers operators a scalable solution that can be quickly delivered and easily assembled, reducing the total cost of ownership, Aquaterra Energy said.Gill said, “Operators are increasingly reviewing shallow water developments with quicker payback periods, and Sea

Jean Cahuzac will step down from his position as Subsea 7 CEO at the end of 2019. (Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 CEO Will Retire at Year End

Offshore services company Subsea 7 announced that Jean Cahuzac will retire from his position as CEO at the end of this year, and will be succeeded from January 1, 2020 by John Evans, who is currently COO.Cahuzac has been in the industry for 41 years and CEO for Subsea 7 since 2008, having previously worked for Transocean and Schlumberger. Following his retirement as CEO, he will continue with Subsea 7 as a Non-Executive Director.Evans has been COO of Subsea 7 since he joined the company in 2005 and has over 30 years’ experience in the offshore energy services industry. He previously worked for

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DeepOcean Splits Up UK Subsidiary

DeepOcean Group said it will split its DeepOcean UK subsidiary into two entities, creating DeepOcean Subsea Cables and a new division with a standalone brand for its seabed intervention and trenching business.The split and new brand announcement are scheduled to be finalized within 2019.  It will see the existing Cable Lay and Trenching division (DeepOcean CL&T) divided into a seabed intervention unit under a new brand and a subsea cable installation specialist; DeepOcean Subsea Cables. Pierre Boyde, Managing Director of DeepOcean CL&T will head the seabed trenching division, headquartered

Kraken’s KATFISH high speed Synthetic Aperture Sonar towfish will be used to acquire ultra-high definition seabed images and bathymetry during the OceanVision project. (Photo: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Kraken Launches OceanVision Project

will enable Kraken to further new technology and product development, the company expects the project will also help it to fine-tune recurring revenue business models.“We expect recurring revenues from RaaS/DaaS to become a significant part of our future revenue mix and strategic growth. Rapid subsea data acquisition and analytics will make it possible to significantly reduce the cost of obtaining high quality data allowing end-users to make more informed operational decisions in near real-time,” Kenny said“The new technologies and services that Kraken will develop within the scope

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Valeport Sensor Technology for Freedom ROV/AUV

Valeport sensor technology has been selected by Oceaneering International for integration into its subsea Freedom vehicles.  Oceaneering’s next generation hybrid ROV, Freedom, will be fitted with Valeport Bathypack, Altimeter and Hyperion Fluorometer sensors.Having previously supplied many sensors and probes for Oceaneering's ROV ranges, hydrographic and oceanographic instrument designer Valeport worked closely with the company's engineering team to meet challenges in communication and connector requirements. The Valeport sensors in the Midas Bathypack were ethernet enabled to offer

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