ROV ’86: Remotely Operated Vehicles

Technology Requirements—Present and Future Proceedings of the ROV ’86 Conference organized by the Marine Technology Society, the Society for Underwater Technology and the Association of Offshore Diving Contractors and held in Aberdeen, UK,24—26 June 1986

  • Robert L. Wernli
  • Roger Chapman
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Oil Company View

    1. Christopher John Smith
      Pages 1-14
    2. C. Eriksen, P. Dowland, BP International PLC
      Pages 15-40
  3. Operational Limitations and how to Overcome Them

    1. Junichi Kojima, Yuichi Shirasaki, Kenichi Asakawa
      Pages 66-76
    2. Jim Mann, Wharton Williams
      Pages 77-85
  4. Safety, Certification and Insurance

    1. Georges Arnoux
      Pages 121-123
    2. L. Atteraas, H. J. de Lange
      Pages 124-133
    3. Kevin Parker
      Pages 134-140
    4. Philip Muilenburg, Ltjg R. George Rey
      Pages 141-150
  5. Sub Systems and Payload Integration

    1. J. C. C. Hill
      Pages 164-177
    2. Iain McL Chapman
      Pages 178-192
    3. David E. Humphries
      Pages 193-206
    4. P G Kelly, J S Kelly
      Pages 207-222
  6. Future Commercial Developments

    1. K Goheen, D R Broome, D J McGrath, I Campbell
      Pages 235-258
    2. Rolf Arne Klepaker, Karstein Vestgård, Jan Olav Hallset, Finn Tore Knudsen
      Pages 273-282
    3. John Balch, Ray Bradford
      Pages 283-299
  7. Military, Scientific and Non-Oil Related Use of Buoys

    1. Henry Van Calcar, George R Diefenbach, Max J Morgan, Robert D Twigg
      Pages 300-317
    2. Craig T Mullen, Roy Truman
      Pages 318-326
    3. Dana R. Yoerger, James B. Newman
      Pages 340-353
    4. Richard E. Thorne
      Pages 354-359
    5. D. J. Moore, Jon Jolly, Frank Geisel
      Pages 360-366

About these proceedings


There is now an awareness within the industry, particularly as oil companies direct considerable resources towards developing diverless production systems, that a fully integrated approach to equipment design and intervention is necessary to achieve an acceptable system. The requirement for an integrated approach to equipment design and intervention is applicable not only to diverless depths but to all subsea structures, equipment and intervention techniques in whatever depth. Fortunately the inherent dexterity of the diver does not impact so severely on design as other intervention techniques. However the benefits of an integrated approach are still applicable and the use of such simple "diver aids" as cutting guides and subsea markings installed prior to the installation of jackets and subsea equipment can have a significant impact on the cost of intervention. This paper examines the requirements and limitations in designing subsea equipment for Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) intervention. For the oil company embarking on the development of a diverless production system, be it totally diverless because of the envisaged water depth or primarily diverless with the possibility of diver back up, the intervention techniques adopted will strongly influence the final system design. The necessity to undertake an extensive development programme to produce the optimum intervention system is very costly, requires long lead times and comprehensive testing particularly where novel solutions are adopted. It is a daunting prospect for even the most progressive of oil companies.


Software design development dynamics management optimization planning simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Wernli
    • 1
  • Roger Chapman
    • 2
  1. 1.Naval Ocean Systems CenterUSA
  2. 2.RUMIC LtdUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8367-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4207-3
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