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  • Norway/Finland: Soil investigation tool passes commercial hurdle


    Bjarte Langeland

    Soil Stinger, a lightweight, cost-efficient tool for shallow soil investigation, is about to make its commercial debut. In recent field trials, the unit was mechanically tested, and its strength was confirmed. Furthermore, the unit was tested onshore, and the patented technology has proved to work as designed. The Stinger is tailored toward ROV operation, and suitable for use close to existing installations. Subsea contractors thus have another tool at their disposal, to handle such requirements as hookup of wells, installation of new pipelines, etc. They will be able to offer low-cost soil investigations, either as a dedicated service or as an added value.

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