Saab Seaeye – Oceanica’s Petrobras operations get enhanced Lynx ROVs

Markets, Oil Industry — By on August 12, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Sea SAAB 12 AUG 2015Brazilian subsea engineering company, Oceanica, is expanding its Saab Seaeye ROV fleet with two new Lynx vehicles extensively fitted with cameras and tools.

Each Lynx will be used in conjunction with two new vessels being built for Oceanica’s growing Petrobras activities in the vast Brazilian oil fields.

Head of ROV operations, Manoel Teixeira Lopes Filho, says, “I am really happy with the two Falcons we bought and believe the two Lynx will be equal in reliability and performance.”

Both of the 1500 metre rated, six thruster strong Lynx, will be used primarily for observation and inspection of pipelines and Automatic Mode Function systems on wells.

Each comes with an exceptionally wide range of cameras, comprising Seaeye wide-angle low-light colour camera, a rearfacing mini colour camera, a monochrome high-definition enhanced CCD camera and a Kongsberg high-definition HDTV camera with fibre optic output.

Also fitted is a Super SeaKing dual frequency sonar head and a Fibre Optic Gyro System. In addition each comes with a four-function manipulator, a water jetting system and hydraulic 25mm cable cutter.

Each Lynx has a Tether Management System and A-Frame Launch and Recovery System.

“I am really happy with the two Falcons we bought and believe the two Lynx will be equal in reliability and performance.”

Manoel Teixeira Lopes Filho Head of ROV operations Oceanica Engenharia E Consultoria Ltda

With over 30 years’ experience, Oceanica is a key subsea engineering company in Brazil’s oil industry and recognises the important role played by intelligent, multifunctional ROVs that are easy to operate and maintain, and will work reliably in demanding conditions.

Oceanica was established in 1978 and provides underwater engineering resources that include construction and assembly, repair and testing, and commissioning and decommissioning.

Saab Seaeye is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric ROVs, and now includes Saab’s underwater vehicle range of tethered, autonomous and hybrid underwater vehicle systems for the defence industry.


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