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AUV NEWS: Successful Deep Water Trials of Alistar 3000

Posted on 15.10.2006 - 03:46 EDT in AUV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

 Further to a series of demonstrations conducted offshore Toulon, France, in December 2005 and March 2006, ECA has just successfully completed 10-day deep water trials of Alistar 3000 AUV in GoM (Gulf of Mexico) for BP America Production Company. This trial was carried out as part of the BP Exploration and Production Technology Group field trial program.

Alistar 3000 is an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) able to carry out pre-programmed inspection missions in deep water without physical link to the surface.
The deep water trials took place with the local support of ECA's partner in the USA, Harvey Lynch Inc. The vehicle was launched from an Oceaneering vessel hired by BP.
Between the 6th and the 15th of July, ALISTAR 3000 executed numerous missions at 4450 ft on a 9" x 13" pipe-in-pipe flowline around BP's King Field.

October 12, 2006

Marine Technology Reporter

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