Perth-based Geo Oceans has completed a six-week contract for 24/7 ROV support over 40 days of subsea pipeline decommissioning operations for Vale in New Caledonia.
The project involved operating from a construction barge ROV visual guidance for crane operators using a pipe grab to remove a subsea pipeline in 40 – 60m of water.
The ROV teams also provided visual guidance and touchdown monitoring for an additional scope to lay approximately 300 concrete stabilisation blocks on an existing pipeline.
Geo Oceans had two ROV teams in the field managing and operating the Seabotix vLBV ROVs 24 hours per day.
According to the company. the campaign was executed successfully within budget and on time.