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Combined subsea tofd and phased array ultrasonic inspection system

A scanning carriage, useful to perform simultaneous or concurrent subsea time of flight diffraction (tofd) and phased array ultrasonic testing (paut) of a subsea structure, comprises a housing machined to provide an incident angle for producing a predetermined set of desired refraction angles to help provide volumetric coverage of a weld in a one pass inspection; a time of flight diffraction (tofd) tool disposed proximate the housing and comprising a tofd probe; a phased array ultrasonic testing tool, disposed proximate the tofd tool, comprising a phased array ultrasonic probe and configured to produce multiple refracted angles with one probe placement; and a data communication link configured to interface with a data collection tool and operatively connected to the tofd tool and the phased array ultrasonic testing tool.. . ... Oceaneering International Inc

Marine riser cleaning and inspection process

A system to remove scale prior to well completion is inserted into a marine riser section, the system comprising a robotic crawler comprising a motive assembly sized to fit within an interior of the marine riser section and a predetermined set of attachments, operatively connected to the motive assembly, which are useful for conducting a predetermined set of marine riser interior cleaning and inspection operations while deployed within the marine riser. A first attachment of the predetermined set of attachments is used to clean an interior of the marine riser; at a first predetermined time, a second attachment of the predetermined set of attachments is used to perform a predetermined set of inspections of the interior of the marine riser section. ... Oceaneering International Inc

System and method for using a combination of multiple autonomous vehicles with different abilities, working together as a system for subsea oil and gas exploration

A system may be used to survey subsea sites using a remotely operated vehicle (rov), an autonomous surface vessel (asv) configured to serve as a communications link to subsea assets and relay data from the control station to the subsea assets where the asv may house an autonomous or teleoperated rov and transport that asset to an inspection site and an autonomously operative vehicle (auv) comprising a survey system and electronics for the detection of subsea seeps or other formations and/or objects.. . ... Oceaneering International Inc

Conductor removal system

In general, a conductor removal system 1 comprises a conductor sectioning tower which can be used to automate lifting and landing of various conductor sections. In most embodiments, the conductor sectioning tower can selectively and controllably go between an initially compact position to a raised, substantially vertical position with respect to the conductor removal system's transport frame. ... Oceaneering International Inc

Subsea fluid storage system

Using a subsea fluid storage system 1 comprising a soft bladder (20) disposed within a pressure balanced reservoir (10), a rotatable piston (30) disposed at least partially within the pressure balanced reservoir where a top of the soft bladder is in communication with the rotatable piston, and a piston rotator (50) operative to rotate and twist the rotatable piston as the rotatable piston travels along a predetermined axis within the pressure balanced reservoir, a predictable and repeatable collapse of the soft bladder may be obtained by allowing the rotating piston (30) to cooperatively travel about the piston rotator (50) to twist the soft bladder (20) as the rotating piston moves along the predetermined axis in such a manner as to collapse the bladder inward, thereby emptying the bladder of fluid within the bladder. The rotation of the piston pulls the soft bladder away from an interior of the pressure balanced reservoir, thereby preventing binding or pinching of the bladder with respect to the interior of the pressure balanced reservoir. ... Oceaneering International Inc

Chain driven diamond wire cutter

A diamond wire cutter, using an adjustable length pulley system, a diamond wire saw, and a movable pulley cart, can perform a through-cut of complete sections of a structure such as a tubular subsea by fitting a chain about an outer surface of the structure, securing the chain to the movable pulley cart and using the chain to move or otherwise guide the movable pulley cart about the outer circumference of the structure to cut while using a diamond wire to effect a cut between the movable pulley cart and the diamond wire saw.. . ... Oceaneering International Inc

System for and method of sealing a flowline with a metal seal after hot tapping

In embodiments, a hot tap clamping system comprises a clamp which fits over and secures against a pipe, an actuator interface, an actuator operatively in communication with clamp, and a hot tap assembly. In a further embodiment, a system for sealing a flowline with a metal seal after hot tapping comprises a sealer, a hot tap drill/plug running tool, and a metal seal plug which is typically configured for use in sealing a flowline, e.g. ... Oceaneering International Inc

Trackless vehicle and system for synchronous control of trackless vehicle

A motion assembly that produces pitch and roll motions includes lower and upper plates. A pivotable coupling having upper and lower shafts extending from its center is coupled between the upper and lower plates. ... Oceaneering International Inc

Connector maintenance panel

A predetermined set of connector maintenance functions may be accomplished subsea using a connector maintenance panel which comprises a panel and a plurality of fixed connector interfaces disposed through a predetermined portion of the connector maintenance panel. The connector maintenance panel subsea may be deployed and powered subsea, such as from an external source, and a predetermined set of connector related functions performed in a sequence by sequentially using the connector interface operable to perform a connector related function of the predetermined connector related functions in the predetermined sequence.. ... Oceaneering International Inc

Rider controlled trackless ride system

A trackless vehicle may be dispatched in a ride path comprising a predefined path and a set of optional predefined paths by receiving, such as by an on-board trackless vehicle controller, a rider identifier associated with a rider who is associated with the trackless vehicle, either a rider about to board the trackless vehicle or a rider who has boarded the trackless vehicle. Upon receipt, identification, and validation of the rider identifier, a predetermined set of optional predefined paths available to and associated with the validated rider identifier are identified and one or more of the predefined paths are selected, with the trackless vehicle being commanded to proceed onto the selected predefined path.. ... Oceaneering International Inc

Membrane microgravity air conditioner

Clean condensate production may be produced from humidity in unfiltered air for an extended period of time using a membrane microgravity air conditioner which comprises an air box, comprising an inlet air flow path from a side face through an open top, and a filtering system disposed within the air box. The filtering system comprises one or more trash screens disposed in the inlet air flow path, one or more latent heat exchangers (lhx) disposed in the inlet air flow path, one or more particulate filters disposed in the inlet air flow path intermediate the trash screen and the lhx, one or more thermal control system (tcs) medium temperature loops, and one or more sensible heat exchangers (shx) disposed in the inlet air flow path intermediate the particulate filter and the lhx.. ... Oceaneering International Inc

Dual method subsea chemical delivery and pressure boosting

A modular subsea chemical injection system, comprising a power and communications module, a power and communications umbilical terminator, a power and communications module, a fluid storage module comprising a plurality of fluid storage bays adapted to selectively receive a corresponding plurality of high and/or low flow fluid storage units, a pump module comprising a plurality of pump bays adapted to selectively receive a corresponding plurality of high fluid flow and/or low fluid flow pumps, and a fluid distribution unit in fluid communication with a pump module fluid port can be disposed on a seafloor adjacent to a well site and used to selectively provide low and/or high flow fluid delivery by use of subsea storage and pressure boosting for low flow fluid needs and low flow fluid needs.. . ... Oceaneering International Inc

Compact distributed subsea distribution of hydraulic power and chemical injection

A subsea fluid distributor comprises a support framework configured to be removably mounted to and hydraulically connected to a subsea structure intermediate the subsea structure and an incoming flying lead terminator of an incoming flying lead; a plate attached to an upper section of the support framework; a fixed bucket attached to the support framework; a valve attached to the support framework; a lower framework attached to a lower portion of the support framework; a first hydraulic tube attached to the lower framework and in fluid communication with the valve; a flying lead junction plate support framework attached to the lower portion of the support framework; a second hydraulic tube disposed at least partially within flying lead junction plate support framework and in fluid communication with various subsea equipment; a first remotely operated vehicle (rov) torque bucket (62) attached to an upper portion of the flying lead junction plate support framework; a second rov torque bucket (22) attached to the upper of the support framework; and a predetermined set of signal connectors attached to the upper of the support framework and operatively connected to the valve to aid in controlling the operation of the valve.. . ... Oceaneering International Inc

Autonomous rovs with offshore power source that can return to recharge

A resident remotely operated vehicle may be deployed subsea by deploying a remotely operated vehicle (rov) (200) configured to be disposed and remain resident subsea for an extended time where the rov comprises an rov electrical power connector port (202) to be operatively connected to an electrical power supply (700) dedicated to the rov. An rtms configured to be disposed subsea for an extended time is also deployed subsea (210), typically proximate the rov. ... Oceaneering International Inc

09/21/17 / #20170271911

Buoy-based electric power system

Electrical power may be provided to a subsea system, which may include one or more battery packs, from a subsea power system comprising a surface buoy which comprises an electrical power generator and a surface buoy power outlet operatively in communication with the power generator; a subsea battery bank which comprises a predetermined set of batteries, a subsea battery bank power inlet operatively in communication with the surface buoy power outlet and with the predetermined set of batteries, and a subsea battery bank power outlet operatively in communication with the predetermined set of batteries. The subsea power system is deployed at sea, by way of example and not limitation including by use of an autonomous vehicle, and generates electrical power at the power generator which may be provided to the subsea battery bank or other structures requiring electrical power subsea.. ... Oceaneering International Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269592

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles for ndt inspections

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav), comprising one or more motors, one or more non-destructive testing data collectors, and an electro-magnet, may be used to inspect a structure to which it can magnetically attach by having the uav approach the structure and activating the electro-magnet when the uav is a predetermined distance to the structure to be inspected. Once maneuvered close enough to the structure to allow the electro-magnet to magnetically attach to the structure to be inspected, the uav may be secured against the structure using the electro-magnet proximate an area to be inspected such that the non-destructive testing data collector is disposed proximate the area to be inspected. ... Oceaneering International Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214238

Programmable fuse with under-voltage/short-circuit protection

A programmable fuse system provides under-voltage/short-circuit protection, and comprises an electrical circuit sensor operatively in communication with a predetermined set of electrical circuits; a controller operatively in communication with the electrical circuit sensor, the controller comprising active logic, memory, and data representing a set of characteristic current/trip time curves; and one or more programmable fuses operative to completely disconnect a predetermined electrical circuit of the set of electrical circuits on detection of a fault, without the need to replace a programmable fuse and without reliance on any small current to maintain its protection, and to remain completely disconnected until commanded to turn back on.. . ... Oceaneering International Inc

06/15/17 / #20170170879

Slip ring with high data rate sensors

A pinless connector for subsea data communications comprises contactless connectivity data transmitter coupler, comprising one or more first solid state contactless connectivity data transmitters, and contactless connectivity data receiver coupler, comprising one or more first solid state contactless connectivity data receivers, which can allow for rapid collection and/or download data from subsea vehicles or sensors without having to plug in an external connector or physically remove the data recorder from the unit. Typically, these are operative at a low power level, e.g. ... Oceaneering International Inc

06/15/17 / #20170170876

Extremely high speed data transfer and communications

A pinless connector for subsea data communications comprises contactless connectivity data transmitter coupler, comprising one or more first solid state contactless connectivity data transmitters, and contactless connectivity data receiver coupler, comprising one or more first solid state contactless connectivity data receivers, which can allow for rapid collection and/or download data from subsea vehicles or sensors without having to plug in an external connector or physically remove the data recorder from the unit. Typically, these are operative at a low power level, e.g. ... Oceaneering International Inc

05/11/17 / #20170130413

Current shield

In its various embodiments the water current shield may be used to improve safety for a diver and/or a remotely operated vehicle (rov) by shielding them from water currents at an underwater work site, thereby allowing them to avoid excess fatigue from the water currents at the underwater work site. It may also extend an environmental range in which projects can proceed without facing the need to go on weather standby or off hire. ... Oceaneering International Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095937

Manipulator end effector

In embodiments, a subsea manipulator tool changer comprises an rov attachable standardized tool receiver and a tool, the subsea manipulator tool changer comprising a standardized tool latch and a standardized tool latch receiver whereby tools can be attached and detached subsea. In other embodiments, a system for changing tools while subsea comprises an rov, a subsea manipulator tool changer, and a tool caddy configured to accept and release a tool where the tool comprises the standardized tool latch receiver.. ... Oceaneering International Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082230

Low-leak hydraulic connectors

A large bore hot stab connection is configured to minimize hydraulic fluid loss and to simply connect two fluid conduits by a substantially straight push, locking the connection into place with a relatively simple turn. In general, installation of a large bore hot stab connection is performed by inserting a hot stab into a receptacle and, if present, rotating a handle to lock the hot stab into the receptacle. ... Oceaneering International Inc

03/02/17 / #20170058929

Rigidizing latch assembly

A rigidizing latch assembly, in embodiments, is a robotically compatible aerospace attachment mechanism may be used to rigidly attach units to a structure and typically comprises a male latch and a receptacle configured to cooperatively couple. The male latch typically comprises a male latch housing and a latch assembly movably disposed within the male latch housing; a driver operatively in communication with a latch support; a male latch core; a driver interface access port; and one or more extraction feet operatively in communication with the driver. ... Oceaneering International Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057605

Photovolatic powered cathodic protection probe

A remotely operated vehicle (rov) compatible photovoltaic powered cathodic protection (cp) probe can measure voltage potential of subsea structures. In an embodiment, the cp's meter is integrated and able to send cp data topside. ... Oceaneering International Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026085

Resident rov signal distribution hub

A subsea umbilical and signal distribution hub (sdh) comprises a signal source, the signal comprising power and/or data; one or more signal carriers operatively in communication with the signal source; and a subsea signal distribution hub, which comprises a signal input connector operatively in communication with the signal carrier and a signal output connector operatively in communication with the signal input connector. Signals may be provided by deploying a device such as remotely operated vehicle (rov) subsea; deploying a riser tension and mounting system (rtms) with a resident rov (rrov) installed; deploying a jumper from the rtms to the rrov; operatively connecting the jumper to a signal distribution hub with such as via an rov; and once in place, switching the signal on at the signal distribution hub.. ... Oceaneering International Inc








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