Subsea service provider Stinger Technology has been awarded a frame agreement by Norwegian oil major Equinor for the provision of light intervention, inspection, and monitoring services.
Stinger said last week that its mini-ROV systems could be operated from the platform topside and perform ROV inspections that today were performed with the support from IMR vessels.
According to the company, the technology has the potential to reduce carbon footprint and increase efficiency. The company said that low carbon footprint was a competitive advantage, providing attractive business opportunities in a transition to a lower emission economy.
Stinger Technology has been in the subsea business since 2003 and been one of the company’s promoting the use of small and flexible underwater drone systems for the tasks traditionally performed with larger systems and dedicated vessels.