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  •  Very cool, vet. Now you wanna check the other (6+ / 0-)

    ones?  ;)

    Seriously -- the Hercules (Subsea 7), Canyon Offshore, Oceaneering, and Osprey 230.  That'd be a terrific contribution.  :)

    I always have a problem when people NOT named Running Bear, Kills Elk or Woman of Many Horses complain about "illegal" immigration. -- Justice Putnam

    by Yasuragi on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 08:47:41 PM PDT

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    •  Subsea 7 (8+ / 0-)

      Subsea 7
      http://www.subsea7.com/...

      ROV Hercules 2005.JPG

      -The Hercules is a development of the highly successful Clansman deepwater drill support ROV system and is the latest workclass vehicle designed and built by Subsea 7, featuring many in house developed technical innovations together with industry leading components.

      The vehicle has a 120hp hydraulics system and is rated to 3,000msw. Together with four axial and four vertical thrusters, the vehicle is highly manoeuvrable and extremely proficient when operating in high current conditions an ability further enhanced by the addition of a Tether Management System (TMS). A through-frame lift capability of three tonnes @ 4g (equivalent to four tonnes @ 3g) allows the deployment
      and operation of large, skid-mounted tooling packages.

      A triple wirearmoured lift umbilical is used to transmit data and high voltage electrical power to the vehicle. Fibre optic technology is used for data and video transmission allowing the system to be interfaced to a wide range of tooling equipment and survey sensors.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Canyon Offshore

      Canyon Offshore is a leading supplier of subsea intervention services and has been operating state of the art ROV support vessels and ROV trenching services globally since its inception in 1996.

      Canyon delivers safe, modern, innovative and professional solutions for critical-path deepwater construction and specialty marine contracting projects. The company currently operates over 40 ROV and trenching systems including over 35 heavy work class systems and four trenching and cable trenching systems along with 5 support vessels.

      Performing more than 1,000 projects in every offshore area of activity worldwide, Canyon has significant experience and has operated at depths in excess of 2,500m (8,000 feet).

      Canyon Offshore operates from three regions: Houston, Aberdeen and Singapore, to effectively service their international client base.  Canyon's specialty marine contracting services include the following:

      http://www.helixesg.com/...

      "I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because it's always 20 years behind" -Mark Twain

      by vet on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:11:10 PM PDT

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      •  Oceaneering (6+ / 0-)

        has a cool rov video on it website too

        Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense and aerospace industries.

        http://www.oceaneering.com/

        "I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because it's always 20 years behind" -Mark Twain

        by vet on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:14:07 PM PDT

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        •  Thank you, vet, (3+ / 0-)
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          most of the time I am online it is via my iphone, no vid capabilities, and when I am really online, like now, I have very little freetime, so these updates are highly appreciated ~

          ~we study the old to understand the new~from one thing know ten thousand~to see things truly one must see what is in the light and what lies hidden in shadow~

          by ArthurPoet on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:40:01 PM PDT

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        •  Kinda weird to see so many humans (1+ / 0-)
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          on the video after all this time down here....

          Now is the time for all good men to come to. - Pogo

          by DawnN on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:54:39 PM PDT

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      •  Damn, you're good! Thanks! n/t (3+ / 0-)
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        by Yasuragi on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:16:12 PM PDT

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        •  looks like oceaneering also makes the BOP too (2+ / 0-)
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          Oceaneering supplies advanced critical service control and data acquisition components and systems for worldwide use in the oil and gas industry. The company, including Oceaneering Intervention Engineering (OIE), designs and manufactures blowout preventer (BOP) control systems that provide engineered solutions for applications in drilling operations.

          Oceaneering’s BOP control systems offer long-term operational track records, setting new standards for reliability and performance. Our products range from conventional and modular surface systems to discrete hydraulic and deepwater electro-hydraulic systems. Each system is developed in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and is backed by a company with decades of experience in the subsea industry.

          http://www.oceaneering.com/.../

          "I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because it's always 20 years behind" -Mark Twain

          by vet on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:19:55 PM PDT

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          •  I'd love to hear what they have to say about (1+ / 0-)
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            how Deepwater Horizon disconnected that well.

            I always have a problem when people NOT named Running Bear, Kills Elk or Woman of Many Horses complain about "illegal" immigration. -- Justice Putnam

            by Yasuragi on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:24:43 PM PDT

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            •  I think BP got that BOP (2+ / 0-)
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              from the junk yard the way it worked,BP could have damaged it too

              "I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because it's always 20 years behind" -Mark Twain

              by vet on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:29:41 PM PDT

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              •  Apparently it would have been fine if the (2+ / 0-)
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                BP execs hadn't screwed up the uncoupling.

                I always have a problem when people NOT named Running Bear, Kills Elk or Woman of Many Horses complain about "illegal" immigration. -- Justice Putnam

                by Yasuragi on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:31:33 PM PDT

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