International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has signed a rental agreement with Norway-based RTS, an international provider of electronic engineering equipment for the underwater industry.
Subsea & Survey
For expedition yacht Dapple a Saab Seaeye deep-rated Falcon robot has been chosen as a standby rescue resource for emergency recovery of their manned submersible.
Aker Solutions has been awarded a sizeable  contract from Aker BP to provide the subsea production system for the Trell & Trine field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea. The development concept is a subsea tie-back to the Alvheim FPSO, using existing facilities and infrastructure.
In response to the growing demand for true ROV autonomy within the field of maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robotics, two leading players in the industry, Greensea Systems, Inc., creator of the open architecture platform OPENSEA®, and leader in autonomy and automatic target recognition (ATR), SeeByte, announce an ongoing collaboration.
Aker BP (operator) and licence partners Petoro and LOTOS Exploration & Production Norge submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for Trell & Trine to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE). This development will utilise the planned extended lifetime for the Alvheim field, increase production and reduce both unit costs and CO2 per barrel.
Argeo has launched the first uncrewed, remotely supervised survey and inspection vehicle, named Argeo Argus. The Argus USV (Uncrewed Surface Vehicle) will do advanced mapping and inspection services using robotics and autonomous ocean space technology for offshore and energy projects in water depths from 2-200 meters.
Nauticus Robotics, Inc., a Houston-area developer of subsea and surface robotic services using autonomy software, announced has entered into an agreement with Shell to advance to the qualification phase for a more efficient means of acquiring subsea integrity data utilizing Nauticus’ Aquanaut and Hydronaut robotic platforms.
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is playing an active role in the International Diving Industry Forum’s (IDIF’s) Underwater Ships Husbandry Port Authority Seminar, led by International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), being held for the first time in the MENA region in Dubai on 12 September.