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ROVworld - One month notice of site lockdown
After 13 years of operating ROVworld.com it has become clear to us that we are no longer connected with the ROV industry as we once were. Becoming somewhat disconnected from ROV operations, and the ROV industry in general, means we have developed other priorities in work and play. Our onshore business interests are starting to take up more of our time. It is for those reasons we are giving a months notice to advise that:
WEF 31st December 2013 - ROVworld website:
- Will no longer be updated for Industry news.
- The forum will be locked.
- New members will not be accepted.
- Banner ads will be allowed to run to natural expiry. Most are reaching that point anyway.
What will happens to all the information posted and the ROVworld.com and ROVworld.net URL's?
All the accumulated information will be kept live indefinitely (urls will remain registered to us) as a source of reference for those that might find it useful.
We’ve put a lot of time and effort into this site over the years and it’s had its interesting moments thats for sure :) It kind of blew up into something we didn’t expect back in 2000 when we made a couple of static pages live with some Industry information on them! In 2003 we switched to a Content Managements System (CMS)
Some stats: Over the last 10 years
Since Sat 13th Dec 2003 we have received
- 58,406,765 (Yep! 58 Million!) page views
- We’ve also had 8,339 members sign up during the same period.
- News articles posted: 6,513
- Number of news item reads: 5,026,248 (Yep! more than 5 million)
- Average reads per article: 772
More news stats at: http://www.rovworld.com/top.html
All the best
ROVworld Web Team
Savante is delighted to announce the release of the latest generation of our Lumeneye subsea line generating lasers; specifically configured for pipeline inspection.
"With a doubling of power (now 40mW at 532nm), 50% extra depth handling capability as standard, a smaller-lighter body, ultra-sharp Ceramek(TM) optics and the use of the latest in sealing technology this second generation of subsea line laser reflects our constant desire to evolve the product in line with client feedback and expectations." says Savante Managing Director, Grant Thomson.
Subsea 7 S.A. (Oslo Børs: SUBC) has announced the award of a contract by Tullow Ghana Limited for the TEN Project offshore Ghana in water depths reaching up to 2000 metres. The contract was awarded to a consortium of Subsea 7 and Technip. Subsea 7’s share of the contract is valued at approximately US$500 million.
Total awarded 20% interest in Libra Field - Brazil
Total, as part of a consortium comprised of Petrobras, Shell, CNPC and CNOOC, has been awarded a 35-year production sharing contract to develop the super-giant Libra field with a potential of 8 to 12 billion barrels of recoverable oil resources, and a total gross peak oil production which could reach 1.4 million barrels per day as per the Brazilian regulator, Agência Nacional do Petróleo (ANP).
The Libra field is the largest pre-salt oil discovery to date in the prolific Santos basin, offshore Brazil. The field is located approximately 170 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. It covers an area of 1,550 square kilometers in water depths of around 2,000 meters.
Subsea 7 S.A. (Oslo Børs: SUBC) announced the award of two contracts with a combined value (at the time of contract signature) in excess of US$600 million from Petrobras. The contracts are for operation of the Pipelay Support Vessels (PLSVs) Seven Mar and Seven Condor on a day rate basis for approximately three years, with operations starting toward the end of 2013 for Seven Mar and in the third quarter of 2014 for Seven Condor.
Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that it has commissioned the construction of a subsea support vessel from BAE Systems. Expected delivery of this vessel is by the end of the first quarter of 2016, the Company said in a press release.
Technip and MMHE confirm their support to PETRONAS for the development of Block SK316
Technip, in a joint venture with Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE)(1), has received confirmation from PETRONAS Carigali for a substantial(2) engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for the development of two gas fields in Block SK316. Those fields are located approximately 180 kilometers North of Bintulu, Sarawak, at a water depth of 104 meters.
Raising the profile of the competence of offshore personnel, and the value of company competence schemes, across the marine construction industry is one of the core activities of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
Following the development of freelance materials for its Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV divisions, and a revision of core Marine and Diving competence frameworks in 2012, IMCA has now launched freelance materials for its Marine and Diving divisions. This means that IMCA now offers a full suite of competence assurance frameworks tailored specifically for freelance workers.
IKM Subsea Singapore has been awarded a double contract by a major EPIC contractor in the region. The ROV system has been working onboard the clients barge since June 2013 on a project in Indonesia. Upon completion of the project the system now has been re-mobilized on a different barge for the same client.
NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has been awarded a five-year contract with AKOFS Wayfarer AS, a Norwegian marine contractor, for the supply of positioning and survey services aboard the Aker Wayfarer.