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Reflections on OTC 2015

On May 4-7, Battelle Oil & Gas exhibited at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. If you were there as well, you already know that OTC is the largest annual international conference for the offshore oil & gas community. This year, 95,000 attendees from 130 countries came together to explore the latest innovations in offshore exploration and development.

Battelle was joined by Bluefin Robotics, a Battelle subsidiary, and SeeByte, an AUV software developer recently acquired by Bluefin. Together, we showcased a number of exciting new technologies, including:

  • Bluefin AUVs—like the Bluefin-21 and Hovering AUV—that provide unprecedented flexibility, power and economy for subsea surveying, inspection, monitoring and more. 

  • The Battelle HorizonVue™ M326 Deep Camera, which gives remote vehicle operators a complete, real-time 360-degree view for superior situational awareness in underwater environments.

  • The Battelle Smart Corrosion Detector®, based on micro-beads that can be mixed into paints and coatings where they crack open to release healing chemicals when early signs of corrosion are detected.

  • Battelle’s tank inspection robots that use smart robotic controls and sensors to automate internal inspection of tanks and pressure vessels.

Battelle and its subsidiaries Bluefin and SeeByte are working to make new offshore technologies available to the oil & gas community. By combining Battelle’s long experience with the oil & gas industry, Bluefin’s AUV technologies and SeeByte’s software expertise, we are finding new solutions for offshore exploration and development that save time and manpower and reduce safety risks.