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Oceaneering's electric work class eNovus ROV with handheld tooling interface. (Image: Oceaneering)

UUV Manipulators: Get a Grip

been about the vehicles, there’s also been a lot of focus behind the scenes on creating electric tooling. The industry has relied on hydraulic tooling since tooling has been used, with the benefits and drawbacks that come with it. Leading the field has been Schilling Robotics, now a part of the TechnipFMC group. But, for electric vehicles to really make to most of being all-electric, they really need to be free of the burdens of hydraulic systems. Suppliers are coming up with solutions.Electric manipulationSaab Seaeye is already well versed with all-electric technology, having the broadest fleet

L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Marine Autonomy Above & Below the Water

mostly provides USVs with mine counter measures capabilities (to detect then destroy mine-like objects) demonstrated the capability of performing a subsea inspection using its USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) INSPECTOR deploying a H300V type ROV within a Research and Development program led by Total and TechnipFMC. MTR has reached out to ECA but had no response.Marine Tech has supplied RSV-ROV systems to IMODCO for CALM buoy inspection operations. Photo from IMODCO

Johan Sverdrup subsea layout (Image: Equinor)

Uptick for Subsea Tree Installs Coming

and subsea production systems (SPS) in one contract. They’ve boomed (relatively) globally since Q4 2018. But, they’ve also been raising eyebrows, says Bjørvik.Some 50% of the subsea tree awards have been through these integrated contracts and a large number of those were dominated by TechnipFMC, he says, while the likes of Aker Solutions have just had 4-5 tree orders outside of this market last year. “Operators are now a bit afraid they’ve created monsters and it worries players outside of this approach,” he says.Reflecting on the energy transition, Bjørvik says

L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Hybrid Autonomous Systems Evolve

mostly provides USVs with mine counter measures capabilities (to detect then destroy mine-like objects) demonstrated the capability of performing a subsea inspection using its USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) INSPECTOR deploying a H300V type ROV within a Research and Development program led by Total and TechnipFMC. MTR has reached out to ECA but had no response.L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK

Kevin Murphy, Deputy CEO. Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Appoints New CEO

of Odd Strømsnes as the company’s new CEO as company enters new growth phase and addresses offshore wind market.The Norwegian subsea contractor said in a press note that the interim CEO Kevin Murphy will continue as Deputy CEO.Strømsnes was most recently managing director at TIOS, a TechnipFMC and Island Offshore joint venture, and has more than 25 years of experience from the global subsea industry holding various senior executive and board roles. He was managing director for Technip Norge from 2010 to 2016."Odd will also be responsible for Ocean Installer’s new focus on

Equinor’s Hywind Tampen project will use floating wind turbines to provide power to the Snorre and Gullfaks oil and gas production facilities.  (Image: Equinor)

Offshore Energy Outlook for 2020

;s downturn possess the expertise, skillset and technological capabilities aligned with those needed for offshore renewables work, opening the door toward new revenue streams that come with building a greener future. Offshore players such as Saipem, McDermott, Subsea7 and the soon-to-be demerged TechnipFMC, among others, while still heavily involved in oil and gas, have been winning renewables work for years. And their prospects are growing larger.Europe, the offshore wind leader from the industry’s inception, continues to build capacity with a raft of new projects in various stages of development

NotiloPlus’ Seasam AUV has been operating around the world. Photo from NotiloPlus.

Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'

March this year and 300 are now “out there”, from France to Korea, working in the leisure market, eg. diver centres, as well as industrial, inspecting infrastructure, and science. Gambini says it can carry other pay load or tools and can be adapted. The firm also has a partnership with TechnipFMC, which including working on things like industrial production of the drone how provide a global offering. Looking into the future, Gambini says interconnected drones are likely where the industry will go.BirdviewNot all subsea operations have to be done by subsea vehicles. Another start-up, Birdview

Subsea UK: New Board for 2020

, Chief Executive of Rever Offshore, Tom Moore, Subsea Maintenance Lead at Shell UK and Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK and Canada for Subsea 7.Existing board members who were re-elected are: Zander Bruce, Subsea Operations Manager for BP North Sea; Bill Morrice, VP Commercial and Country Manager for TechnipFMC’s UK subsea business and Tim Sheehan, Global Business Development and Strategy Director at Boskalis Subsea Services.The new members will serve on the board for up to two years, before being given the opportunity to apply for re-election.The newly elected board will operate under the leadership

Photo: DNV GL

DNV GL RP for Subsea Pumping Systems

pumping systems and complements existing industry standards.DNVGL-RP-F303 has been published following a joint industry project including participants from subsea operators Equinor, Petrobras, Shell and Woodside in addition to four major systems suppliers; Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, OneSubsea, and TechnipFMC. The project sought to address several obstacles to subsea processing and pumping. These include overcoming the sector’s perceived novelty and unfamiliarity of subsea processing technology which can prevent new projects from being sanctioned, even though the concept is proven. Dozens of subsea

Perdido production hub in the Gulf of Mexico (Photo: Shell)

TechnipFMC Wins Perdido Phase 2 Scope from Shell

TechnipFMC said it has been awarded an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Shell for the deepwater Perdido Phase 2 development, located in the Gulf of Mexico.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, said the development incorporates the firm's latest generation of subsea equipment.The contract covers the delivery and installation of subsea equipment, including flexible flowlines, flexible jumpers, steel flying leads, electrical flying leads, and will utilize compact manifold technology, with the Subsea 2.0 In-Line Compact Manifold

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