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Oceaneering breaks ROV depth record offshore India

12th March 2013

Oceaneering breaks ROV ultra deepwater drill support depth record during operations for ONGC offshore India

Oceaneering breaks ROV depth record offshore India
Magnum 169 is supporting drilling operations onboard rig Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 (DDKG1) for ONGC

Global oilfield services company Oceaneering has set a new ROV ultra deepwater drill support depth record offshore India while working at a water depth of 3,165 metres.

The remotely operated vehicle, Magnum 169 is supporting drilling operations onboard rig Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 (DDKG1) for Indian oil major ONGC and has been in service since Q3 2009. The ROV is a 4,000 metre rated system that has logged over 8309 hours and 961 total dives so far, the company said in a press release.

Oceaneering also set the previous 2011 record of operating at 3,107 meters water depth, while working onboard rig Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 (DDKG2) for Reliance Industries.

Oceaneering manufactures and operates the world’s largest offshore fleet of ROVs. The company maintains a worldwide fleet of over 280 work class ROVs and employs over 2,000 ROV personnel globally.