The First USV Pilot Technique Competition Held in Zhuhai

The first USV Pilot Technique Competition was recently carried out in Xiangshan Marine Technology Bay in Zhuhai, China.

Contestants competed on both theoretical knowledge and field operation for the final award.

19 contestants joined the competition. Their first challenge was to set up configurations in the shortest time to connect the USV, control base station and remote controller. All contestants completed the task with ease and entered the second challenge over the manual operation.

With sophisticated techniques, all contestants controlled the USVs expertly to bypass obstacle buoys and arrive at the terminal point of the designated route.

The final and the toughest challenge was the autonomous navigation. Contestants were asked to set an automatic sailing route for the USV according to the given start/end coordinates and direction so that the USV can sail according to the route autonomously.

6 winners with the best technique and shortest operation time were awarded certificates and prizes.

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6th Offshore Well Intervention Conference Gulf of Mexico

The Offshore Well Intervention Gulf of Mexico conference (OWI GOM) is returning to Houston, Texas for its sixth year on Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November.

Featuring Anadarko, BP, Shell, Chevron, BHGE and Oceaneering, the conference aims to help operators transition to the latest compliance updates, WI systems and business models that enhance safety, quicken well access and improve commerciality.

Across two days, more than 200 delegates, 15 exhibitors and 30 speakers will network together and create solutions to some of the most pertinent industry challenges right now, through a conference programme focused on:

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  5. Best practice riserless well intervention
  6. ​The latest well intervention equipment

For registration, speaking or sponsorship enquiries contact Abigail Clifton on; +44 (0) 203 793 8800.

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