AUVs Surface as Next-Gen Data Gathering Platforms
As operators look for cost-efficient ways to address the challenges in facility maintenance and deepwater exploration, autonomous underwater vehicles are being developed for complex data gathering and advanced tasks.
Video: Early-Stage AUVs Set To Launch in North Sea Facilities Inspection Trials
Advanced AUVs with early-stage technologies for live streaming, ultrasonic testing, and 3D laser scanning are set to enter inspection trials on North Sea facilities. The aim is to reduce facilities inspection costs by 50%.
Swarming, Swimming Robots Make Their Debut
Aquabotix’s SwarmDiver technology marks a major milestone in the growing trend toward swarm-deployed underwater vehicles.
New JIP Aims for Universal AUV Connection With Pinless Technology
WiSub will lead a consortium with Statoil, Kongsberg, Saab, and other companies and universities to develop a standardized interface for AUV docking with subsea structures, as well as bi-directional power transfer to help charge sensor networks.
OTC: New Ideas Floated for UAVs, Beyond Inspections
AUVs aren’t limited to inspections and pipeline surveys. Deployment of a flotilla of AUVs to work on a project, and the communication among them, may someday lead to a subsea Internet of Things.
SPE Kicks Off New Technical Section for Unmanned Systems
SPE’s newly launched technical section will provide a central hub for questions, answers, discussion, collaboration, and networking around unmanned systems for the oil and gas industry.
Unmanned Vehicles and Robotics Gain Momentum
Developments in the emerging technologies of unmanned vehicles are leading to new land, sea, and air applications in the oil and gas industry.
Global Subsea Hardware Market Forecast To Total USD 117 Billion From 2014 to 2018
As production from mature basins onshore and in shallow water declines, the development of deepwater reserves has become vital. Consequently, production and Capex are expected to rise.
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