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    Oceaneering expands AUV operations into West Africa

    Vessel & ROV News // October 6, 2016

    Oceaneering International is expanding its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey services to the West African region.

    Oceaneering currently serves the Gulf of Mexico with a fleet of AUVs designed for high resolution and efficient survey operations in water depths reaching 4,500m.

    Now, the company is mobilizing one of its 3,000m-rated AUVs, which is capable of performing deepwater geophysical hazard and pipeline inspection surveys. This advanced AUV provides clients with the necessary deepwater survey capabilities for pipeline surveys, as-built surveys, block surveys, and pipeline inspections.

    “Africa is a growing market. By expanding our AUV operations, we will have the opportunity to support new and existing customers more efficiently, and meet the increasing demand for survey services in deepwater blocks of Africa with cost-effective integrated solutions. With our reliable AUV technology, we enable our customers to make informed decisions by providing them with accurate, high resolution information of the seafloor as well as their subsea infrastructure,” said Pat Mannina, Vice President, ROV – Americas and Global Survey Services.

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