Seanic develops subsea drill for decommissioning work

Seanic Ocean Systems has developed a subsea drill for the platform decommissioning and salvage market.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Seanic Ocean Systems has developed a subsea drill for the platform decommissioning and salvage market. The new system combined new technology with a standard ROV interface.

“The drill is hydraulically powered and operated through the ROV’s valve pack and allows for the option to be mounted either by magnet or sticky feet (vacuum created from suction cups),” says Andy Guinn, VP of Operations. “The drill was developed to cut holes into any flat or tubular surfaces as small as a 10-in. (25-cm) diameter. It will accept up to a 4-in. (10-cm) diameter annular cutter and has a stroke of over 13 in while cutting through steel or grout.”

Seanic says it has delivered two of the units to date.

12/09/2010

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