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MicroROV Support to the Worldwide Offshore Oil & Gas ...

Postby scott_bentley » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:47 pm

MicroROV Support to the Worldwide Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

Steve Van Meter, Van Meter Consulting
http://vanmeterconsulting.com/

The use of the microROV in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry is a very new concept, but recent results of inspections of facilities and vessels all over the world show that this is compelling technology. Inspections can often be done more rapidly, efficiently, safely, and at much lower cost than previous technologies. In addition, in many cases there are critical areas and mechanisms that cannot be inspected safely by ANY other method. The extreme portability, small size, low power consumption of modern vehicles combined with their depth, current handling, and tether pulling capabilities combine to provide completely new tactics, techniques, and procedures.

This presentation covers many case studies where VideoRay has been used to support offshore oil and gas projects. From Russia's Siberian LNG, to an FPSO in the South China Sea, to the Gulf of Mexico, short photo and video clips by the operator will demonstrate this high end application of microROV technology, and its value to the industry.
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Postby scott_bentley » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:02 pm

A pioneer and world leading expert on the micro ROV operations. Steve retired in 2005 from the US government after 30 years of service. His last posting was as the Hazardous Duty Robotics Specialist for NASA’s Space Shuttle program at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
He purchased the first VideoRay ROV system produced in 2000 and has been using VideoRay systems since to service clients worldwide in a full range of applications.
He pioneered the use of the micro ROV in Offshore Oil & Gas and has performed specialized support services in diverse locations from Siberian Russia, Gulf of Mexico, Black Sea, South China Sea, the Caribbean, South America and the Middle East.
With over 10 years of field experience and 500 successful projects, Steve is the Go To Guy when the job calls for a Micro ROV.
His services include, training, consultation and operational support.

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