Schilling Robotics and Sub-Atlantic Form Alliance

Schilling Robotics LLC of Davis, California and Sub-Atlantic Ltd have formed an alliance that pools the companies’ resources for sales, service, product development, and marketing. The alliance provides customers with a wide range of subsea vehicles, vehicle components, and control systems that can now be purchased from a single source. The two companies are also pooling their technical expertise to enhance existing products and create new ones, yielding cost-effective equipment designed to enhance customer productivity. The two companies are reviewing each other’s facilities to see if customers can benefit from spares stocking at these locations. The alliance anticipates supporting all... (read more)
2005-04-26 12:00:00

Arctic Team Surveys Sub-ice Sea

A team of top scientists working on the Catlin Arctic Survey 2011 has chosen Nortek’s Z-Cell Aquadopp Current Profiler to provide current data of water under the Arctic Ice sheet. The instrument was selected for its Z-Cell capability, high accuracy, lightweight structure and robustness. It has been tested up to -50°C.     Catlin Arctic Survey 2011 consists of four polar explorers and a team of scientists examining the surface layers of the Arctic Ocean during the extreme conditions of an Arctic winter and early spring. The Explorer team will undertake two expeditions walking across the frozen ocean, taking measurements... (read more)
2011-04-11 12:00:00

New Range Of Sub-Surface Buoyancy

Hippo Marine Limited launched their new range of sub-surface buoyancy solutions at OI 2006. Applications include ROV / AUV buoyancy modules, umbilical floats, sub-surface mooring buoys and pipelaying modules. Orders have already been taken from major names in mooring systems design and installation, offshore surveying, cable-laying and ROV operation. (read more)
2006-04-03 12:00:00

Non-invasive Exploration and Sub-seabed Imaging

Originally developed for the US Air Force to detect buried ordnance, BakhtarRadar is now available for civil marine applications for the first time. The technology offers 4D imaging seabed and sub-seabed, detection by material and not by density, GPS target locating and no limitations regarding salinity, sand depth, soils or overburden.   BakhtarRadar's principal marine applications include energy and minerals exploration, sub-seabed mapping/volumetric imaging and shipwreck detection. Depth of penetration is up to 300ft. of water and seabed (depending on local conditions and size of the submerged target). This technology is now available through a service contract or joint venture.... (read more)
2010-10-04 02:48:02

Sub-sea Global Fixing in Deep Water

Currently, the precision of sub-sea global positioning (of UUV and ROV) in deep water is considered to be lagging behind the precision and functionality of GPS-based surface positioning offshore. This is particularly apparent in the operationally favourable combination of high precision and concurrent geographical flexibility. For oil and gas-related offshore construction activities, the technical requirements (including positioning) of seabed documentation are today - in theory - irrespective of water depth, i.e. what is presently required (and achievable) in 300m will also be wanted in 3,000m water depth. But achieving this at 3,000m will still encounter technological, operational and resource related,... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Sub-surface Oil Traces in Gulf

NOAA's independent analysis of water samples provided from the 22nd to 28nd May research mission of the University of South Florida's R/V Weatherbird II confirmed the presence of very low concentrations of sub-surface oil and PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) at sampling depths ranging from 50 metres to 1,400 metres. The Weatherbird II samples came from three stations: 40 and 42 nautical miles to the northeast of the well head and 142 nautical miles southeast of the well head (see chart). NOAA's analysis of the presence of subsurface oil determined that the concentration of hydrocarbons is in the range of less... (read more)
2010-06-09 01:37:13

Sound and Light Track Sub-surface Oil

NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson returned to Galveston, Texas, USA on 11th June from an eight-day research mission to investigate the presence and distribution of sub-surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. The mission collected water samples for chemical analysis and tested the feasibility of using acoustic and flourometric scanning to help find potential pockets of subsurface oil clouds. The science team onboard included researchers from NOAA, EPA, the University of New Hampshire and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. "NOAA is extremely concerned about the health of the Gulf of Mexico and the well-being of the millions of people who... (read more)
2010-06-23 03:35:57

Seabed Geosolutions Mobilises Ocean Bottom Node Survey

Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a 4D baseline ocean bottom node project in West Africa, with a duration of six weeks. The crew is currently in the mobilisation phase of the project. The bottom node survey project will support the optimisation of the recovery rate during the development and production phases of oil and gas fields, by providing high quality data on hydrocarbon prospects, reservoir characteristics and potential geohazards. The project positions the company well to respond to other potential projects in the region.   (read more)
2017-01-23 01:54:50

Teledyne Significantly Increases Bottom-tracking Range

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has released a new proprietary Extended Range Tracking (XRT) option which, according to the company, is capable of extending the bottom-tracking range of its Pathfinder and Pioneer doppler velocity logs (DVL) by 60%. This latest development allows users to attain bottom lock faster and more efficiently than ever before, further increasing user control and confidence during subsea missions. Extensive in-house and customer testing has proven this extended range in a wide array of conditions and terrains and has in fact exceeded design expectations. Grant Jennings, director of navigation product line at TRDI, explains: “We have seen... (read more)
2018-09-17 10:28:13

Fugro Awarded Ocean Bottom Node Survey Programme

Fugro Seabed Seismic Systems has reached agreement with a major oil and gas company for an Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) programme in various regions. The agreement is an extension to the previously announced programme in the Gulf of Guinea. With this agreement, the seismic Ocean Bottom Node activity has a backlog of approximately 20 months. (read more)
2012-09-06 11:35:35
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