Sunday, January 25, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Schilling Robotics’ ROV earns new technology award

By
March 24, 2011 |

Davis-based Schilling Robotics LLC, experts in subsea systems, has received a 2011 Spotlight on New Technology Award from the Offshore Technology Conference for its new Heavy-Duty Remotely Operated Vehicle.

The honor, which recognizes innovative technologies that significantly impact offshore exploration and production, was awarded to Schilling for the HD’s technological advancements, a news release said.

Schilling’s HD is a 150-horsepower, 4,000m-rated, work-class ROV that is “designed to elevate the performance and effectiveness of deepwater remote intervention,” the news release said. “The HD simplifies ROV operation and maintenance through the application of an enhanced, integrated system design. This allows operating personnel to focus on the requirements of their customer instead of primarily focusing on piloting or maintenance skills.”

One of the most significant advancements with the HD is the adoption of modular mechanical, electrical and control subsystems, which reduce the time requirements for all maintenance tasks to one hour or less. This step-change improvement will enable ROV operators to increase operational efficiency, which is particularly critical on projects where vessel day-rates can be as high as $500,000 per day, the company reported.

“This award recognizes the commitment and dedication that our employees have made to elevate the performance and reliability of ROV systems,” said Tyler Schilling, CEO of Schilling Robotics. “The subsea industry is maturing at a rapid pace, and ROVs have an ever increasing role in both the technical and commercial success of every deepwater project.”

The HD reflects Schilling’s 25 years of experience in advancing industry expectations of remotely operated systems, as well as the company’s long-term collaboration with FMC Technologies in the development of technologies to improve remote intervention of subsea equipment.

“Deepwater operations present a unique set of challenges that require innovative solutions, and the HD addresses these challenges by significantly simplifying system design while achieving superior performance,” the news release said.

Schilling will receive the OTC Spotlight on New Technology award during a ceremony and news conference on Monday, May 2. The HD ROV will be on display in the FMC Technologies booth during a conference May 2-5 in Houston.

Schilling Robotics is a global, deep-ocean robotics company founded in 1985. In 2008, FMC Technologies Inc. acquired a 45 percent interest in Schilling. FMC is a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. FMC designs, manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products, such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. For more information about Schilling Robotics, visit www.schilling.com.

The Spotlight on New Technology program gives exhibitors an opportunity to gain visibility for their latest and most advanced hardware and software technologies at the world’s largest event for the development of offshore resources. Winning technologies were selected based on five criteria: being less than two years old, being innovative, being proven, having broad interest and providing significant impact beyond existing technologies. For more information, visit http://www.otcnet.org/2011/pages/general/awards.php.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Bridges of Yolo County: Wear, tear … repair?

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Four days of unusual, adventuresome music

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Abortion opponents express renewed hope at California rally

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Share your love (story) with us

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Sip wines at St. James’ annual tasting

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Fake schools draw federal scrutiny

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Winter produce available at Sutter market

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Donations to be distributed during homeless count

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

     
    Speaker will share computer security tips

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Logos Books celebrates 5 years, offers language groups

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Australian olive oil company opens U.S. headquarters in Woodland

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Explore at the YOLO Outdoor Expo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Yolo animal shelter seeking rawhide donations

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5

    Woodland Healthcare employees take Great Kindness Challenge

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    At the Pond: Nest boxes give birds new homes

    By Jean Jackman | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    California ranks worst in nation for guidance counselors

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

     
    Davis, Woodland are saving water

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A12

    Words and Music Festival events

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A12

     
    .

    Forum

    Family isn’t keen on relationship

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A8

     
     
    Caring for the aging mouth

    By Samer Alassaad | From Page: A8

    Big utilities’ nightmare begins to play out

    By Tom Elias | From Page: A10

     
    Mayor’s Corner: Let’s renew Davis together

    By Dan Wolk | From Page: A10

    We have the right to choose

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    We don’t have to suffer

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    City helped immensely

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Rick McKee cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

    When measles spreads from Disneyland, it’s a small world after all

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A11

     
    From innovation parks to innovative buildings and planning

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

    .

    Sports

    Wildcats’ inaugural kids development league exceeds expectations

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggies get top 2015 gymnastics score, but fall short

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Loud crowd sees DHS boys win

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Lady Devils hold off Pacers, stay perfect in league

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    UCD men take two tennis matches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

     
    Watney in ninth at Humana Challenge

    By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Davis man focusing on cannabidiol business

    By Will Bellamy | From Page: A9

     
    Marrone Bio’s Regalia approved for new uses in Canada

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    UCD grad makes insurance ‘hot 100′ list

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Yolo County real estate sales

    By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, January 25, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8