PORTSMOUTH, UK –Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Ltd. has recently demonstrated its C-Worker in Houston. More than 40 major oil and gas companies were represented at the two-day demonstration of the new unmanned surface vehicle.
The demonstration consisted of C-Worker, fitted with aSonardyne Gyro USBL acoustic positioning system, executing seabed positioning and Compatt calibration, as well as station keeping and following survey lines.
Officially launched in February, the C-Worker vehicle can autonomously conduct subsea positioning, surveying, and monitoring.
It has also opened up new possibilities and ways of carrying out oil and gas operations at sea. Additional technological advancements introduced in the C-Worker include the integration of a variety of offshore payload combinations including USBL, ADCP (current meter), CTD, multi-beam sonar, acoustic telemetry, and passive acoustic sonar (PAM) for marine mammal detection.
ASV will operate and lease C-Worker vehicles, with options for bare-boat and full-service solutions.